Ever wondered how freshwater scientists go about their work?
Staff at the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre’s (MDFRC) Mildura Laboratory work in a number of different areas, including fish ecology, vegetation ecology, monitoring, geographic information systems and remote sensing.
MDFRC generates knowledge to aid in the protection and improvement of the health of rivers, floodplains, wetlands and water storages in the Murray Darling Basin.
The staff at the MDFRC (aka “MuDFReaCk”s) have put together a video documenting a day in the field netting fish on the Murray River.
The MDFRC has many years experience researching the ecology of freshwater fish, including:
- The conservation and relocation of native fish including the Murray hardyhead, listed as endangered or critically endangered at both the state and national level in Australia. Read more…
- The movement of large-bodied native fish in Hattah lakes. Read more…
- A monitoring program to determine the watering requirements of the southern pygmy perch in Barmah-Millewa Forest. Read more…
The video below provides an insight into the fish ecology research carried out by MDFRC Mildura ecologists:
For more information, visit the Murray Darling Freshwater Centre’s website.