The annual conference of the Australian Society for Limnology being held in Ballarat 26 – 30 September . Limnology is the study of the biological, chemical, and physical features of lakes and other bodies of fresh water.
The field trips on 29 September will explore some interesting aspects of the aquatic ecology and management on the VVP including environmental flows and the Moorabool River, volcanic lakes of the Colac Region, Yarrowee River and Lake Wendouree.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Waters of past and present: shaping pathways for future management‘ and focuses on decision making in times of uncertainty. This theme reflects the importance of accessing ancient knowledge, measured changes, current information and predicted scenarios in the management of our aquatic ecosystems for the future.
The themes are:
- Indigenous water knowledge
- Climate change and waterways
- Palaeolimnology for wetland management
- Adaption pathways
- Riparian vegetation
- Large rivers – a symposium in memory of Keith Walker