Project Coorong’s World Wetlands Day Science Forum

Environment Institute members joined the Goyder Institute’s for Water Research Project ‘Coorong’s World Wetlands Day Science Forum’ held in Goolwa earlier this year.

The Science Forum gave members of the local community the opportunity to hear about the research underway in the Coorong.

Goyder Institute researchers’ shared their findings to date across the different components of the Healthy Coorong Healthy Basin Trials and Investigations project:

  • Nutrient dynamics – A/Professor Luke Mosley, University of Adelaide, Environment Institute
  • Aquatic plants and algae – Professor Michelle Waycott, University of Adelaide, Environment Institute
  • Coorong hydrodynamic modelling – Dr Matt Gibbs, Department for Environment and Water
  • Coorong fish – Associate Professor Qifeng Ye and Chris Brice, South Australian Research and Development Institute
  • Macroinvertebrates – Professor Sabine Dittmann, Flinders University
  • Waterbirds – Dr Thomas Prowse, University of Adelaide, Environment Institute
  • Lower lakes ecology (vegetation, threatened fish and frogs) – Dr Jason Nicol, SARDI, and Scotte Wedderburn, University of Adelaide
  • Climate adaptation – Dr Mike Dunlop, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Science and Integration – Professor Michelle Waycott, Department for Environment and Water

Tim Hartman Senior and Candice Love from the Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal Corporation also presented at the Science Forum, speaking on Ngarrindjeri knowledge, while Peter Mettam from the Coorong Infrastructure Investigations Project updated participants on their investigations to date.

Watch the presentations by video or read abstracts from the various themes discussed at the event.

Watch A/Professor Luke Mosley speak about nutrient dynamics and Professor Michelle Waycott’s talk aquatic plants and algae.

Watch Dr Thomas Prowse’s presentation on waterbirds.

Professor Michelle Waycott about science and integration.

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