A recent multi-authored paper in Global Change Biology reports the results of a wetland monitoring program that Bennelongia director Stuart Halse set up in 1997 when he was in DBCA. The startling conclusion is that aquatic invertebrate richness in wetlands of the Western Australian wheatbelt has declined by two-thirds over 13 years as a result of drying climate and salinisation. Further work to monitor this trend should be a priority. You can access the paper here.
25th October 2021