April 2015 - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • A Clearer Passage for the Pumicestone

    The Pumicestone Passage in Queensland is an internationally recognised Ramsar-listed coastal wetland winding 45km from Caloundra to Deception Bay between Bribie Island and the mainland. The Pumicestone features extensive mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, inter-tidal sandbars and mudflats providing valuable habitat for fish, dugong, turtles, crabs, oysters, juvenile prawns and a wide variety of local and migratory waders and […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon: Yass River Linkages

    The Yass River is valued by the many people who live by it, go fishing along it, who use its water, and sit on its banks to enjoy the birds and watch the river flow past.  Over the last decade, a lot of work has been done by the Yass community to restore and rehabilitate […]

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  • Thank You for Buying us a Cuppa!

    Thank you to Brendan Barry, Susie Williams, Lori Gould and Richard Cresswell for supporting the ARRC with their ‘cuppa’ donations.  We really appreciate your support and value the friendship you give to the ARRC and all that we do.  When next you are in Canberra please give me a call so we can have a […]

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  • The Price of Shame – Compelling TED Talk by Monica Lewinsky

    Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop,” says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant — and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she takes […]

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  • Free Webinar: Practical Ways to Apply Positive Psychology

    I am signing up for this free webinar on the 20th of May and I thought you might be interested too.  Research shows that increased happiness leads to success in nearly every domain of life – from health and longevity, to workplace performance, creativity and relationships.  The science of positive psychology has changed the course […]

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  • Two New Reports Examining Ecology-Flow Relationships Now Available

    Altered Flow Regimes Synthesis Report (Bunn et al October 2014) With a focus on the Murray-Darling Basin, a collaborative research team examined key ecological gaps relating to environmental flow management, including: analysis of flow regimes, ecological assets, key habitats and refugia; research on flow-dependent ecological responses; assessment of aquatic habitat condition and trends; and the development […]

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  • What Makes An Intelligent Leader?

    At the end of last year I was asked by the Peter Cullen Trust Fellows Network to run a workshop for them with the theme of ‘what makes an intelligent leader’.  I was delighted to do so, and spent a lot of time reflecting on what I have learnt about leadership over the twenty years […]

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  • Coastal Wetlands: Capturing and storing carbon in Baratta Creek Catchment

    Recent research has highlighted the impressive role that coastal wetlands play in capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide. Many coastal wetlands, particularly saltmarsh, occur along the intertidal estuarine fringe – a zone that unfortunately bears the brunt of significant and increasing pressures from numerous recreational and commercial uses. When coastal wetlands are lost or damaged, […]

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