New features for the Melbourne stream network app

The Melbourne Stream Network app  allows you to explore the streams and rivers of the Melbourne region.  Until now, the app was challenging if you weren’t sure of the name of the stream you were looking for.  I’ve now changed some settings and added features to make it easier to…

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A new paper in Ecological Applications

Congratulations to Julia White for the first paper from her PhD published in Ecological Applications.  In the paper we report on an experiment testing if wood with more surface complexity would be colonised by more individuals of and more species of invertebrates (as expected by ecological theory, but inconsistently detected),…

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New server, new look, new content

urbanstreams.net has moved to a new server.  To celebrate the move, I have spent some time giving the site a spruce-up: please have a look around. As previously announced, the interactive apps that urbanstreams.net used to host have moved to a separate server. My aim for urbanstreams.net now is for…

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Not all leaky tanks are good

Maybe that’s just me. Can any leaky tank be good? Well, for many years, starting with the Little Stringybark Creek Project, we have been promoting tanks that leak for passive irrigation, as a good stormwater management solution. A well-designed leak (to an adequate garden space) does little to alter the…

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