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Ecology of aquatic fauna in the Serpentine River in response to land use practices & recommendations for improving freshwater ecosystem health

Klunzinger, M.W., Beatty, S.J.ORCID: 0000-0003-2620-2826, Morgan, D.L. and Lymbery, A.J.ORCID: 0000-0002-0542-3446 (2011) Ecology of aquatic fauna in the Serpentine River in response to land use practices & recommendations for improving freshwater ecosystem health. Centre for Fish & Fisheries Research (Murdoch University), report to Lowlands Conservation Association, Serpentine River Group and the Government of Western Australia

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Abstract

The Serpentine River is situated 60 km south of Perth, Western Australia, with headwater streams converging and flowing in the Serpentine Dam above the Darling Scarp, which continues westward through the Pipehead Dam, over Serpentine Falls in an uncleared national park, through agricultural land with a brief interruption of uncleared bush within Lowlands Bush Forever Site 368 before flowing through Lowlands/Riverlea cattle property and turning southward where it converges with Birrega Drain. Birrega Drain flows into a series of lakes that empty into the Peel-Harvey Estuary. This project addressed three investment priorities from the WA State NRM Program 2009/10 funding round including 1) Biodiversity, 2) Biosecurity and 3) Water Quality within the Serpentine River in Lowlands Bush Forever Site 368, Lowlands/Riverlea livestock properties and the Birrega Drain.

Item Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research
Publisher: Centre for Fish & Fisheries Research (Murdoch University), report to Lowlands Conservation Association, Serpentine River Group and the Government of Western Australia
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/7739
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