Wetlands aren’t always wet. Sounds strange but in an arid country like Australia, wetlands may be dry for decades at a time until water arrives via rain and flooding events. These unique habitats provide crucial resources for diverse ecosystems that thrive under dynamic boom-and-bust situations.
Lindsey Frost is a wetland ecologist from the University of New England who is setting out to answer the question, ‘how much water does it take to grow a duck?’ By investigating the dynamics of entire wetland ecosystem food-webs Lindsey will uncover how much water is actually necessary to sustain a thriving and healthy wetland ecosystem.
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