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Wetlands and freshwater habitats

Freshwater and wetland habitats are the lungs of our environment, filtering pollutants, supporting biodiversity, and maintaining good water quality.

We use innovative and science-based solutions to restore, preserve, and rehabilitate coastal wetlands. This research is key in developing coastal restoration, optimising water resource allocation, improving carbon storage, protecting coastlines, and boosting biodiversity.

Our researchers are exploring how to maximise water resource allocation across the vast and diverse landscapes of Northern Australia, advising policymakers on potential impacts to ecosystems.

Sustainable water security in northern Australia

Featured project

Our team is developing guideline values that can protect temporary aquatic ecosystems from contaminants. This will inform and improve mine site operations and rehabilitation in the future.

Monitoring and protection of temporary waters in Northern Australia

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We are investigating carbon storage in restoration projects and their role in capturing nutrients from farm runoff.

Carbon storage and nutrient capture in restoration projects

Restoration, Research

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This project has developed a comprehensive roadmap to guide coordinated, large-scale coastal and marine restoration efforts in Australia.

Roadmap to large scale restoration

Research

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We use green engineering and nature-based solutions to help industries boost biodiversity, such as fish hotels and improved sea walls.

Nature-based solutions for industries to boost biodiversity

Restoration

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We lead the science behind restoration projects, focusing on enhancing biodiversity, maximising carbon storage, and protecting coastlines.

Science-led coastal restoration

Restoration

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Our researchers are exploring how to maximise water resource allocation across the vast and diverse landscapes of Northern Australia, advising policymakers on potential impacts to ecosystems.

Sustainable water security in northern Australia

Monitoring

COMING SOON

Research

Twomey AJ, Nunez K, Carr JA, Crooks S, Friess DA, Glamore W, Orr M, Reef R, Rogers K, Waltham NJ, Lovelock CE.

Wetlands and freshwater habitats

Planning hydrological restoration of coastal wetlands: Key model considerations and solutions.

Morris RL, Campbell-Hooper E, Waters E, et al.

Wetlands and freshwater habitats

Current extent and future opportunities for living shorelines in Australia.

Shanafield M, Blanchette M, Daly E, et al.

Wetlands and freshwater habitats

Australian non-perennial rivers: Globel lessons and research opportunities.

Canning AD, Smart JCR, Dyke J, Curwen G, Hasan S, & Waltham NJ.

Wetlands and freshwater habitats

Constructed wetlands suitability for sugarcane profitability, freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Waltham NJ, Lovelock C, & Buelow CA.

Wetlands and freshwater habitats

Blue carbon stocks and cycling in tropical tidal marshes facing grazing pressures.

Zhang J, Yu W, Lewis S, et al.

Wetlands and freshwater habitats

Controls on stable water isotopes in monsoonal precipitation across the Bay of Bengal: Atmosphere and surface analysis.

Canning AD, & Death RG.

Wetlands and freshwater habitats

Establishing riverine nutrient criteria using individual taxa thresholds.

Cadier C, Waltham NJ, Canning A, Fry S, & Adame MF.

Wetlands and freshwater habitats

Tidal restoration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freshwater impounded coastal wetlands.

Reports and publications

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