• Project No 4548
  • Project Name Evaluating riparian buffer zones in temperate streams
  • Lead Organisation Barwon Water
  • Research Lead Deakin University
  • Main Researcher Mariah Sampson

Status: In Progress

Focus Area: Source & Catchments

Project Description


This project aims to assess changes before and after completion of restoration works and in comparison to other nearby streams in:
1.  Physico-chemical (dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity and temperature) and water quality (nitrogen and phosphorous);
2.  Assessment of changes in microbial assemblages (including E. coli); and
3. Other biological assemblages (fish, macroinvertebrate or riparian vegetation) and/or other physical characteristics (channel morphology).

PhD Thesis underway by Mariah Sampson.