A delicate balancing act
Everyone in Australia lives in a catchment. Understanding how we best manage the land, water, vegetation and ecosystems in a catchment, alongside agriculture and mining, is important for the long-term sustainability of Australia’s Natural Resources.
Identifying the suitability of catchments
The Catchment Management group uses a range of scientific approaches to help identify areas that can be sustainably used for agricultural (and mineral resource) development; as well as areas that may require remediation or restoration due to previous degradation.
The team has skills in:
- Prioritisation and evaluation of landscape remediation
- Terrain and spatial analysis
- Hydrology, sediment and nutrient flux modelling, measurement and isotope tracing
- Remote field instrumentation, monitoring and data delivery
- Savanna and rangeland ecology