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Paperbark-dominated wetlands: extensive, valuable and neglected? : Rehabilitation of paperbark-dominated wetlands of the Gippsland Lakes Ramsar site, Victoria

Boon, Paul I (2011) Paperbark-dominated wetlands: extensive, valuable and neglected? : Rehabilitation of paperbark-dominated wetlands of the Gippsland Lakes Ramsar site, Victoria. Wetlands Australia (19). pp. 14-15. ISSN 1446-4853

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Abstract

Dowd Morass presents a formidable challenge for wetland managers to rehabilitate. It is a high-value (Ramsar-listed) wetland and so needs to be managed appropriately. Yet it suffers from the chronic salinisation that occurred soon after the Gippsland Lakes were linked with a permanent entrance to the Southern Ocean at Lakes Entrance in the late nineteenth century. This article discusses the project that demonstrated the ecological benefits that can accrue from a carefully considered and implemented manipulation of water regimes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23356, wetlands, rehabilitation, salinisation
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0501 Ecological Applications
FOR Classification > 0502 Environmental Science and Management
SEO Classification > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 22:52
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 22:52
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9033
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