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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
Ballinger, A., & Mac Nally, R. (2005). Flooding in Barmah-Millewa Forest: Catastrophe or opportunity for non-aquatic fauna? Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 117(1), 111-115. https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-33644543120&partnerID=40&md5=4ab29c7d4679a4d1bdc2eab598f62666