Palaeoecology, Barmah Lake
Campus: Mt Helen
Discipline: Environmental science
Research field: Palaeoecology
Key words: water quality, diatoms, pollen, MDB wetlands, fire
Supervisor(s): Prof. Peter Gell
Brief supervisor bio: Peter Gell is a paleoecologist who examines the change in wetland condition through time. Peter has led a global research program examining the impact of people on wetlands. He leads a group that is synthesising wetland condition change down the Murray and Murrumbidgee river systems.
Project title: Barmah Lake: Understanding the natural ecological character of a Ramsar wetland
Project description: Barmah Lake is a Ramsar listed wetland of international significance. Fossil remains within sediments records will provide evidence of its natural character prior to river regulation and how it has changed through time since. This will inform plans for the local CMA and the Yorta Yorta people.