Basin-scale population dynamics of Golden Perch and Murray Cod: Relating flow to provenance, movement and recruitment in the Murray–Darling Basin

Brenton P. Zampatti, Benjamin G Fanson, Arron Strawbridge, Zeb Tonkin, Jason Thiem, Gavin L. Butler, Stephen Balcombe, Wayne Koster, Alison King, David Crook, Ryan Woods, Steven Brooks, Jarod Lyon, L.J. Baumgartner, Katie Doyle

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Abstract

Restoration of riverine connectivity and ecologically relevant aspects of natural flow regimes are fundamental to rehabilitating riverine fish populations. To be effective, however, this requires an understanding of relationships between flow and the key life history processes (e.g. spawning, recruitment and movement) that influence population dynamics. The MDB is a large and complex river system, characterised by a climatically and hydrologically varied riverscape. In such systems, specific regions may act as ‘sources’ and ‘sinks’ for various life stages, and connectivity between regions may be an important determinant of population variability. Consequently, understanding the provenance of early life stages (i.e. location of birth and early growth), and subsequent recruitment and dispersal, is essential for managementand conservation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra, ACT
PublisherCommonwealth Environmental Water Office
Commissioning bodyCommonwealth Environmental Water Office
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

Publication series

NameCFE Publication
PublisherCentre for Freshwater Ecosystems
No.223

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