Sorting Australian rivers by ecology and flows

River classifications identify the key features that make rivers different or similar and so provide a tool by which the insights and knowledge gained in one river or region may be meaningfully applied or transferred to another.  This project has endeavoured to develop a regional classification of Australia’s rivers based on ecologically relevant aspects of their hydrology (i.e. an ecohydrological classification).

The project was led by Professor Brad Pusey from Griffith University. Dr Pusey was supported by Mark Kennard (Griffith University), Michael Hutchinson and Janet Stein (Australian National University), in collaboration with researchers from a variety of other institutions.