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Wetland Fish Data
General description: This data set contains 5 years of wetland fish data. The data is catch data from 6 oxbow wetlands on the mid-Murray River (Murray-Darling Basin). Sampling was conducted seasonally (spring, summer, autumn) each year from October 2007 to April 2012 using one active gear (seine net) and one passive gear (fyke net).
This data set ... morecontains three files: site data, fish data and wetland fish notes.
Site data: contains details of sampling dates and wetland attributes (size and water temperature)
Fish data: contains raw catch data for all sampling dates, for each species and for each sampling method and replicate.
Wetland fish notes: contains a description of the labels used in the above two files and contains GPS locations for each wetland and the river height at which they start receiving water from the river.
For a detailed description of the methods see Beesley L, King A, Amtstaetter F, Koehn J, Gawne B, Nielsen D, Price A, Meredith S (2012) Spatio-temporal variation in the fish communities inhabiting temperate floodplain wetlands: what is the role of watering? Freshwater Biology 57: 2230-2246.
The data included here were used in the manuscript Beesley L, Gwinn DC, Price A, King AJ, Gawne B, Koehn JD and Nielsen DL (2014) Juvenile fish response to wetland inundation: how antecedent conditions can inform environmental flow policies for native fish. Journal of Applied Ecology.
This research was funded by the National Water Commission and the CSIRO Cluster on Ecological Responses to Altered Flow Regimes. less
10 Oct 2007
20 Apr 2012
This data set is a compilation of 3 years (October 2007 to April 2010) of data for the National Water Commission and 2 years (October 2010 to April 2012) of data for CSIRO
CSIRO Data Licence
Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (Victorian Department for Environment and Primary Industries) (Australia), CSIRO (Australia)
Beesley, Leah (2014): Wetland Fish Data. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.
All Rights (including copyright) Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (Victorian Department for Environment and Primary Industries), CSIRO Australia 2014.
The metadata and files (if any) are available to the public.
University of Western Australia
The Ecological Responses to Altered Flow Regimes Flagship Cluster (the Cluster) was a collaboration between the CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, Griffith University, the University of New South Wales, Monash University, Charles Sturt University, La Trobe University and the Arthur Rylah Institute of the Victorian Department of Sustainabil... moreity and Environment which ran from December 2010 to April 2014. With a focus on the Murray-Darling Basin, the Cluster’s research addressed key ecological knowledge gaps relating to environmental flow management, including the analysis of flow regimes, ecological assets, key habitats and refugia, research on flow-dependent ecological responses, assessment of aquatic habitat condition and trend, and the development of ecological models to integrate information for conservation and resource delivery planning. Cluster outputs include spatial datasets and datasets describing the responses of a range of organisms to changes in flow in the Murray-Darling Basin. These outputs are described in a series of reports, one from each of the four sub-projects in the Cluster, and a synthesis report which draws information together from the sub-project reports. less
The response of wetland fish to flows
Field sampling of fish in wetlands of the mid-Murray River, data analysis and interpretation
seine net and fyke net