State and trends
Ecological processes and species populations South East CoastSouth West CoastNorth Western PlateauMurray DarlingNorth East CoastSouth Western PlateauTasmaniaTimor SeaLake Eyre...
State and trends
Water qualityWater quality South East CoastSouth West CoastSouth Australian GulfNorth Western PlateauMurray DarlingNorth East CoastSouth Western PlateauTasmaniaTimor SeaLake Eyre...
At a glanceOnline availability of flow data and water resources information has increased substantially since 2011, including:
various state-based data portals
a national repository with flow and other data for more than 3400 sites
a national set of 222 long-term, high-quality reference...
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Source: Fitzroy Partnership for River Health (n.d.)
Figure WAT15 Extract of the ecosystem health report card for the Theresa catchment in the Queensland Fitzroy Basin, 2014
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AFMA = Australian Fisheries Management Authority; CAPAD = Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database
Note: Fishery closures are copyright of AFMA.
Source: National Environmental Science Programme Marine...
Australian Capital Territory
This report identifies the key pressures affecting biodiversity, using a similar approach to the 'Biodiversity' chapter in the 2011 state of the...
Effectiveness of management
Improved tools and technical advances are becoming more available, sophisticated and cost-effective for biodiversity assessment, monitoring and management (see Box BIO20)....
The ability of ecosystems to tolerate and recover from disturbance is a phenomenon that is vitally important to understand. Resilience has stimulated much valuable research that has...
At a glanceReporting on the current state and recent trends of the biological and ecological components of Australia’s marine environment is highly variable across Australia’s marine estate, and is often inadequate for robust assessment. There are few coordinated, sustained monitoring...
At 13.86 million square kilometres, Australia’s marine environment is the third largest marine jurisdiction in the world (Symonds et al. 2009). It is home to a diverse array of marine species, including marine mammals and reptiles; more than 4000 species of fish; and tens of thousands of...
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