The Murray–Darling Basin is a Social-Ecological System (SES) of major importance to Australia and includes extensive wetland areas in the north-western parts of New South Wales. The Gwydir Wetlands and the Macquarie Marshes are the particular focus of this paper. These two wetland SES have undergone five successive adaptive cycles (phases) since they were first visited by Europeans in the early 19th century and the ecological, economic and social drivers initiating each transformation to a new cycle are described and analysed.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
Whalley, R. D. B., Price, J. N., Macdonald, M. J., & Berney, P. J. (2011). Drivers of change in the social-ecological systems of the Gwydir Wetlands and Macquarie Marshes in northern New South Wales, Australia. Rangeland Journal, 33(2), 109-119. http://www.publish.csiro.au/rj/rj11002