MMCP Collaboration Final Report 2019 - Understanding the ecological consequences of macroinvertebrate community structure change

MMCP Collaboration (MMCP) is a project supported by the Joint State Governments and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to generate and adopt freshwater ecological knowledge through collaboration, to maintain research capability and contribute supporting science to underpin the Basin-Wide Watering Strategy.

The macroinvertebrate community structure theme is one of five themes that make up MMCP. This study examined if variability in flows can predict the quantity and quality of food resources in rivers, and if these food resources alter growth rates and nutritional quality of fish prey.