Flooding in Barmah-Millewa Forest: Catastrophe or opportunity for non-aquatic fauna?

Andrea Ballinger, R. Mac Nally

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    Abstract

    The responses of non-aquatic invertebrates and invertebrate-eating taxa to managed flooding in the Barmah-Millewa Forest are examined. The non-aquatic fauna displays a range of adaptations to cope with inundation of the forest floor. Evidence is presented to support the hypothesis that aquatic insects in floodwaters provide an important dietary subsidy for non-aquatic insectivores, namely predatory arthropods, small mammals and birds. These animals need to be considered when evaluating the ecological 'value'of managed flooding.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)111-115
    Number of pages5
    JournalProceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria
    Volume117
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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    In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, Vol. 117, No. 1, 2005, p. 111-115.

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