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UC research informs A.C.T catchment fire management practice

A recently published paper by University of Canberra researchers has provided new insights into factors influencing fire recovery of the Lower Cotter River Catchment, part of the main water supply catchment for the A.C.T.

Dr Evan Harrison and a team of researchers from the Institute for Applied Ecology examined how pre- fire land use affected the rate of post- fire aquatic ecosystem recovery. This was achieved by assessing water turbidity levels in streams in both native vegetation and former pine forest