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Groundwater Dependent Wetlands of the Gnangara Groundwater System (Western Australia)

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Abstract

This case study focuses on the inland, freshwater ecosystems of the Gnangara Groundwater System, principally those ecosystems with an interaction between surface water and groundwater or a dependence upon groundwater. It discusses the hydrology, water chemistry, soils and sediments, and plant and animal communities of groundwater dependent ecosystems, and the effects of climate change on them over the millenia. It also presents a synopsis of other changes to the ecosystems such as urbanization (and land use change), eutrophication, acidification and the effects of fire, and provides a prognosis for the ecosystems in the face of groundwater declines associated with climatic drying.

Keywords

Hydrology biology linkages climate change fire acidification phreatophytic vegetation stygofauna tumulus mound springs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Ecosystem Management, School of ScienceEdith Cowan UniversityJoondalupAustralia

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