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Understanding the functional connectivity of non-floodplain wetland plant populations in an agricultural landscape.

posted on 01.09.2020, 23:51 by Kate Hill
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.

Student support is an important component of MMCP. Postgraduate students carry out high-quality research at a reasonable cost and make an important contribution to the development of aquatic research capability. Student support for this thesis, was provided through the provision of a honours scholarships.

To determine the levels of functional connectivity among a network of non-floodplain wetlands in an agricultural landscape, genomic DNA was extracted and sequenced from leaf tissue samples of two common wetland macrophyte species (Carex tereticaulis and Myriophyllum crispatum) within the Lower Ovens River Valley of northeast Victoria (south-east Australia).


Collaborating Institutions

La Trobe University; CSIRO

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