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Scenarios for revegetation in bauxite mine sites: Implications for reductions in stream flow and falling water tables on biodiversity in the northern jarrah forest from Armadale to the Murray River Western Australia

Dundas, S., Batini, F., Hardy, G. and Fleming, T. (2012) Scenarios for revegetation in bauxite mine sites: Implications for reductions in stream flow and falling water tables on biodiversity in the northern jarrah forest from Armadale to the Murray River Western Australia. Report for the Bauxite Hydrology Committee of the Mining and Management Program Liaison Group, Department of Industry and Resources WA by Centre of Excellence for Climate Change Woodland & Forest Health, Murdoch University, Western Australia

Abstract

Current climate models predict that Western Australia is likely to experience increasing temperatures in the future, which will be coupled with reduced rainfall. This report was commissioned by the Bauxite Hydrology Committee to examine the potential impacts on biodiversity of revegetation practices following bauxite mining due to changes in groundwater connectivity and surface flows that have taken place, and are likely to continue into the future. Particular emphasis was placed on flora and fauna (invertebrate and vertebrate) associated with riparian zones (i.e. the interface between wetter stream zones and upland forests), as effects are likely to be greatest on species within these zones.

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre of Excellence for Climate Change and Forest and Woodland Health
Publisher: Report for the Bauxite Hydrology Committee of the Mining and Management Program Liaison Group, Department of Industry and Resources WA by Centre of Excellence for Climate Change Woodland & Forest Health, Murdoch University, Western Australia
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/15384
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