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Bushfires followed by rain: a catastrophic combination for Australia’s Macquarie perch
OPINION  10 Jul 2020

Bushfires followed by rain: a catastrophic combination for Australia’s Macquarie perch

Fisheries experts from Charles Sturt University and the NSW Department of Primary Industries revisit Australia’s 2020-2019 bushfires and explain how the rain that followed the fires turned the home of Australia’s endangered Macquarie perch to sludge.

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The key to regional growth is to nurture sustainable resources
OPINION  10 Jul 2020

The key to regional growth is to nurture sustainable resources

A Charles Sturt academic said producing enough sustainable resources is the key to accommodating population growths in regional NSW.

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Professor Lee Baumgartner profile

Professor Lee Baumgartner

SPECIALTY TOPICS: Freshwater fisheries, Fish passage and migration, Aquatic ecosystems, Riverine ecology

Lee is a freshwater fish ecologist who designs, supervises and undertakes research and advises on various aspects of the biology and ecology of freshwater fish and river management issues.

He has more than 20 years of research and consulting expertise on fish passage, fish migration, fish kills, flow ecology, invasive species, re-stocking and reducing the impact of human disturbance on aquatic ecosystems.

More recently, Lee has been actively involved in research activities pertaining to sustainable irrigation and hydropower, and has expanded his activities to the lower Mekong Basin, Europe and South Africa.

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