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Limnological and geomorphological considerations underlying Pedder 2000 - the campaign to restore Lake Pedder

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Tyler, PA and Sherwood, JE and Magilton, C and Hodgson, DA, Limnological and geomorphological considerations underlying Pedder 2000 - the campaign to restore Lake Pedder, Archiv Fuer Hydrobiologie, 136, (3) pp. 343-361. ISSN 0003-9136 (1996) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

Lake Pedder was a small lake in the wilderness of south-west Tasmania. It was flooded as part of an hydro-electricity scheme. At the time of flooding it had scarcely been investigated scientifically but several endemic species of animals and plants were recorded from there, particularly on, and interstitially in, the prominent sandy beach.

A campaign called "Pedder 2000" has the aim of draining the impoundment and restoring the former lake. This carries the assumption that characteristic features of the lake survived inundation. This paper presents evidence that the lake retains many of its geomorphological features beneath the flood waters. It also examines, briefly, the possibility of re-establishment of some unique biota of the old lake.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Freshwater Ecology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Other Environment
Objective Field:Environment not elsewhere classified
Author:Hodgson, DA (Dr Dominic Hodgson)
ID Code:7013
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-16
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