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A framework and toolbox for assessing and monitoring swamp condition and ecosystem health

Key words: Upland swamp, stygofauna, sedimentology, ecosystem processes, biological indicators, geomorphology

Introduction. Upland swamps are under increasing pressure from anthropogenic activities, including catchment urbanization, longwall mining, and recreational activities, all under the omnipresent influence of global climate change. 958 more words

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Testate amoebae: a new indicator of the history of moisture in the swamps of eastern Australia

Key words: Temperate Highland Peat Swamps Sandstone

Introduction. Swamps are an ideal natural archive of climatic, environmental and anthropogenic change. Microbes and plants that once inhabited the swamps are transformed and accumulate in undisturbed anoxic sediments as (sub)fossils and become useful proxies of the past environment. 797 more words

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The palaeoenvironmental history of Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone

Scott Mooney, James Goff and Lennard Martin

Key words (<5 words): sediments, palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, radiocarbon dating

Introduction. Palaeoecology (i.e. study of past environments using fossils and sediment cores) is often used to provide information regarding past environmental conditions. 1,792 more words

New South Wales

Byron Bay, New South Wales, 2016

We were lucky enough to be invited to our Sydney friends’ wedding in Byron Bay in May 2016. We spent a long weekend in the relaxed town, staying at Aabi’s just a few streets from the main town centre. 154 more words



This short walk (about 6.6 km return) involved a 2 hour drive to get there, east of Canberra, just beyond Nerriga  and in the northern Budawang Ranges, an area of fantastic wilderness. 428 more words


How to spend a weekend in the Blue Mountains

Planning a trip to New South Wales’ famed Blue Mountains? It’s time to strap on your closed-in shoes, because it’s about to get real outdoorsy up in here. 1,472 more words


Sydney's Burgers Are About To Suck

In spite of Australia not recording a single case of E. coli ever, someone in authority has decided that people need protecting from that dubious risk.   1,801 more words