Modelling wetland habitat availability under long term flow scenarios

Simon Benger

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    Abstract

    The ecological viability of mudflat habitats in the Coorong, South Australia, was assessed through modeling spatio-temporal patterns of inundation across three long-term (114 year) flow scenarios. High resolution Digital Elevation Models were used with water level and salinity outputs from a hydrodynamic model of the Coorong to predict temporal frequency of inundation, inundation area through time and under a salinity threshold. Results show greatly reduced habitat availability under a no action scenario and marginally improved availability under the proposed 2800 GL/year scenario, relative to natural pre-European conditions.

    Original languageEnglish
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2012
    EventGIWRM2012 -
    Duration: 19 Oct 2012 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceGIWRM2012
    Period19/10/12 → …

    Keywords

    • habitat modelling
    • hypsometric modelling
    • mudflats
    • wetlands

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