Recent reviews of the principles underlying the management of large rivers stress the need for a better understanding of the relationships between elements of the flow regime and ecological processes. The use and selection of biological indicators to determine the effectiveness of river management is currently the focus of much interest. The assessment of the ecological benefits of environmental flows in Australia is still in its infancy. Issues that need to be considered when developing a monitoring program for assessing how effective environmental flow releases are highlighted by conducting experimental trials and field validation of biological indicators.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Water Resources|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|