Project

Ecohydrological assessment of an old growth native evergreen forest and Eucalyptus nitens plantation covered catchments

Duration
01 September 2016 → 31 December 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Sustainable chemistry
    • Geology
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Ecology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Environmental science and management
    • Soil sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Other environmental sciences
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
Keywords
water stable isotopes hydrological tracers, water sources, hydrological processes Ecohydrology
 
Project description

The aim of this research was to estimate Eucalyptus nitens and native evergreen trees water sources and to describe the water source contribution of rain, soil water and groundwater to stream discharge and pathways during storm events, and how this different source contributions affected nutrient concentrations in streams from catchments covered with E. nitens and native evegreen trees.