Palaeoecology, Lake Cartcarrong
Campus: Mt Helen
Discipline: Environmental science
Research field: Palaeoecology
Key words: water quality, diatoms, pollen, eutrophication,
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.
Project title: Lake Cartcarrong: Relative impact of people and climate
Project description: Lake Cartcarrong is among few volcanic plains wetlands that have not been analysed for climate change over time. Situated in the dairy country of western Victoria, it offers an opportunity to contrast the relative impact of a changing climate and landscape development on wetland condition over centuries.