Waterhole foodwebs

River waterholes are a critical refuge for aquatic plants and animals when rivers stop flowing and are also highly valued by local communities.  Unfortunately waterholes are also vulnerable to increasing water demands, uncontrolled stock access, fishing pressure and the effects of climate change.  This study has sought to understand how waterholes in northern Australia respond to such pressures

The project was led by Professor Stuart Bunn from Griffith University. Professor Bunn was supported by researchers from Griffith University, CSIRO, University of Western Australia, Charles Darwin University and the Queensland and Northern Territory Governments.