A Common Parched Future? Research and Management of Australian Arid-zone Floodplain Wetlands

@article{Jenkins2005ACP,
  title={A Common Parched Future? Research and Management of Australian Arid-zone Floodplain Wetlands},
  author={Kim M. Jenkins and Andrew J. Boulton and D. S. Ryder},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={552},
  pages={57-73}
}
Wetlands in arid and semi-arid areas face intensifying pressure for their water resources yet harbour unique biota and ecological processes that rely on the “boom and bust” regime of alternating flood and drought. Recent research in Australia has revealed that models of ecosystem processes derived from northern temperate zone wetlands are often inapplicable to arid zone wetlands, confounding efforts to manage or protect these threatened habitats. We review four case studies from inland… CONTINUE READING