In a dry country such as Australia, accurate understanding of streamflow generation processes in intermittent rivers is crucial to understand the health of our troubled river system, according to Flinders University Hydrology researcher Dr Margaret Shanafield.
Researchers compared two major climate modelling methods, transient climate where the global temperatures are consistently rising over the next 80 years and equilibrium climate where the temperatures rise and reach a steady equilibrium over the course of centuries.
Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide from rivers and streams have increased since the 1900s, largely thanks to the use of nitrogen fertilisers in agriculture, according to Australian and international research.
A new Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) study has identified potential benefits and risks for marine ecosystems from two of the key approaches for carbon removal proposed to cut atmospheric carbon levels and slow climate change.
New research from The Australian National University (ANU) and Geoscience Australia could provide a much clearer picture of the Australian landscape, and how to better manage it under a changing climate.
Solutions to escalating global water supply issues are demanding innovative scientific investigation, such as Flinders University’s Professor Adrian Werner making important advances in assessing freshwater reservoirs that exist beneath the ocean.
A Griffith University wetland ecologist has played a key role in new research that looked to the past to identify historical changes in mangrove and salt marsh dominance and distribution over the past 250 years.