Check out our report for monitoring in the Guwayda (Gwydir) over September to December 2023.
Jeremy Shrubb, who works as an environmental consultant for 2rog Consulting, recently visited the Guwayda Warrambools (Gwydir Wetlands) for a waterbird survey. It was quite dry and waterbird numbers were low, but there was still plenty of other wildlife.
Issue 52 My Flow-MER PhD – How wetland food webs respond to environmental watering in the Gwydir Wetlands
Newly titled Dr Lindsey Frost recently completed her PhD investigating how warrambool (wetland) food webs respond to environmental watering in the beautiful Guwayda Warrambools (Gwydir Wetlands). In this issue, Lindsey shares her experience of completing her PhD.
Dr Ivor Growns is a Research Fellow and a member of the University of New England’s Flow-MER team. Ivor investigates how aquatic ecosystems respond to Commonwealth water for the environment delivered to the Warriku (Warrego) and Guwayda Warrambools (Gwydir Wetlands). Read about his favourite microbugs here.
Conditions throughout the 2022-23 water year (July 2022 – June 2023) were relatively wet. Within the Lower Guwayda and Gingham systems an estimated 60,000 nests were recorded of various waterbird species. Warrambool (wetland) vegetation continued to respond favourably to the wet conditions, however native fish populations have remained in poor conditions. Read the details in this issue.
The Guwayda Warrambools (Gwydir Wetlands) are recognised as internationally important and host a variety of significant waterbird species. Read here to learn all about them.
The Flow-MER team members for the Warriku-Baaka (Warrego-Darling) and Gwydir Selected Areas caught up on the 27th of October to discuss progress and plans for this water year.
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder’s (CEWH) Science Program funds the Flow Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (Flow–MER). Figure 1 Breakfast at Cafe Gali with everyone. Left to right: Jason Wilson, Paul Frazier, Kevin Knight, Kerrie Saunders, Tamara Kermode, Jane Humphries, Chrissy Jeffries. Photo credit unknown. Paul Frazier, Tamara Kermode, Jason Wilson, Jane Humphries and Chrissy Jeffries caught up with Cultural Advisors…
Kerrie Saunders is our newly appointed Cultural Advisor for the Gwydir Selected Area. Kerrie will be guiding us in communications and engagements with Traditional Owners in the land of the Gomeroi Peoples.
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder’s (CEWH) Science Program funds the Flow Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (Flow–MER). Figure 1 Vulnerable listed Black Falcon (Falco subniger) photographed in the Gwydir in November 2016. Photo credit Curtis Hayne. National Threatened Species Day is every year on September 7, the anniversary of the death of the last Tasmanian Tiger in 1936. The inaugural National…