Wetlands directly or indirectly support a large proportion of the State’s flora and fauna and affect landscape scale processes such as nutrient dynamics, erosion and groundwater recharge.
Parks and Wildlife research provides a sound scientific basis on which to manage and conserve the State’s wetland and riverine ecosystems.We have broad expertise including geophysics, hydrology, planning, zoology, botany, data analysis, GIS and wetland mapping.
What we do
- Research the animals, plants and ecology of wetlands and underlying physico-chemical processes.
- Map, classify and assess wetlands.
- Investigate how aquatic ecosystems respond to threats and management practices.
- Research hydrological processes ranging from individual wetlands through to whole catchments.
- Conduct biological inventories to support the management of threatened species and communities, assessing the conservation estate and environmental impact assessment.
- Analyse data and communicate results of research to catchment and wetland managers.
- Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with universities and other research institutes and private, community and government wetland managers.
Key activities and projects