2020 – SPRINGS SPECIAL ISSUE VOL 126
A Special Issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland on the Springs of the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) is now available online, published in 2020. This publication captures papers ranging from historic and contemporary narratives, Indigenous perspectives, scientific papers (hydrogeology, hydrochemistry, biodiversity, ecology, threats, management trials, conservation status), and a synthesis of future directions for spring research, management and conservation), in a volume of 19 items.
Editors: Angela H. Arthington, Renee A. Rossini, Steven C. Flook, Sue E. Jackson, Moya Tomlinson, and Craig S. Walton. The Society is grateful to the editors, authors and anonymous reviewers who have worked for two years to bring quality papers to completion for inclusion in this Special Issue.
Springs of the Great Artesian Basin has been produced with sponsorship support from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment; and financial contributions from the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, and Griffith University.
The Society sincerely thanks these departments and Griffith University for supporting the publication of this Special Issue. Their contributions have allowed the Society to publish the papers in open access online, and also to proceed to print publication. The Australian Government’s support also allowed the Society to convene a special session at the Australasian Groundwater Conference held in Brisbane in November 2019.
|Author/s||Keywords||Title||Date of Acceptance||Date of Publication|
|Angela H. Arthington et al.||Great Artesian Basin, springs, hydrogeology, groundwater-dependent ecosystems, endemic species, cultural history and values, stewardship and governance models, conservation and management frameworks||Springs of the Great Artesian Basin – Oases of Life in Australia’s Arid and Semi-arid Interior||22.11.2020||15.12.2020|
|Bradley J. Moggridge||Indigenous cultural values, Dreamtime stories, rainbow serpent, springs, sustainable management of groundwater||Aboriginal People and Groundwater||17.7.2020||15.12.2020|
|Rien (M.A.) Habermehl||artesian springs, Great Artesian Basin, hydrogeology, hydrochemistry, isotope hydrology, spring deposits||Hydrogeological Overview of Springs in the Great Artesian Basin||1.10.2020||15.12.2020|
|Steven C. Flook et al.||groundwater-dependent ecosystems, Great Artesian Basin, Surat Basin, spring dynamics, wetland water balance, coal seam gas||Evolution of Knowledge on Springs in the Surat and Southern Bowen Basins: Survey, Conceptualisation and Wetland Dynamics||27.11.2020||15.12.2020|
|Mark Keppel et al.||springs, South Australia, hydrochemistry, Great Artesian Basin, Cooper Basin||Hydrochemistry Highlights Potential Management Issues for Aquifers and Springs in the Lake Blanche and Lake Callabonna Regions, South Australia||7.7.2020||15.12.2020|
|Jennifer L. Silcock et al.||hydrogeology, cultural history, ecology, wetland extent, aquifer drawdown, grazing disturbance||Oases at the Gates of Hell: Hydrogeology, Cultural History and Ecology of the Mulligan River Springs||21.4.2020||22.4.2020|
|Satish C. Choy||Great Artesian Basin, springs, wetland, shrimp, Caridina thermophila, endemic, endangered||Caridina thermophila, An Enigmatic and Endangered Freshwater Shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda: Atyidae) in the Great Artesian Basin, Australia||25.3.2020||22.4.2020|
|Adam Kerezsy||endemic species, Dalhousie, Edgbaston and Elizabeth springs, conservation status, state, national and international legislation, threatened species||Fishes of Australia’s Great Artesian Basin springs – An overview||4.3.2020||22.4.2020|
|Adam Kerezsy||Edgbaston goby, bore drains, endangered species, Edgbaston springs, Great Artesian Basin springs||The Distribution of the Endangered Fish Edgbaston Goby, Chlamydogobius squamigenus, and Recommendations for Management||1.3.2020||22.4.2020|
|Sara E. Clifford et al.||Queensland, Edgbaston, spring, Great Artesian Basin, aquatic invertebrates, pest, invasive species||Do Cane Toads (Rhinella marina) Impact Desert Spring Ecosystems?||25.3.2020||1.5.2020|
|Lynn Brake||springs, free-flowing artesian bores, distribution losses, Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative (GABSI), closed delivery systems, future GAB management||Development, Management and Rehabilitation of Water Bores in the Great Artesian Basin, 1878–2020||9.9.2020||15.12.2020|
|Stephen Peck||Eulo supergroup, Currawinya National Park, management effectiveness, exclusion fencing, qualitative condition class assessment, quantitative biological assessment||Evaluating the Effectiveness of Fencing to Manage Feral Animal Impacts on High Conservation Value Artesian Spring Wetland Communities of Currawinya National Park||24.4.2020||1.5.2020|
|Simon Lewis and Jasmin G. Packer||Great Artesian Basin springs, conservation and management, pastoral lands, Phragmites australis, endangered species||Decadal Changes in Phragmites australis Performance in Lake Eyre Supergroup Spring Communities Following Stock Exclusion||11.4.2020||1.5.2020|
|Colin Harris||Great Artesian Basin springs, South Australia, cultural and environmental importance, conservation initiatives, management issues, involvement of Indigenous people||Five Decades of Watching Mound Springs in South Australia||11.4.2020||1.5.2020|
|Renee A. Rossini||springs, invertebrates, endemic species, threats to springs, conservation status, Great Artesian Basin||Current State and Reassessment of the Threatened Species Status of Invertebrates Endemic to Great Artesian Basin Springs||22.10.2020||15.12.2020|
|Revel K. Pointon and Renee A. Rossini||environmental law, groundwater, groundwater-dependent ecosystems, legal protection, springs, threatened species||Legal Mechanisms to Protect Great Artesian Basin Springs: Successes and Shortfalls||20.9.2020||15.12.2020|
|Simon Lewis and Colin Harris||Great Artesian Basin springs, risk assessment, conservation and management, pastoral lands, governance framework||Improving Conservation Outcomes for Great Artesian Basin Springs in South Australia||10.4.2020||1.5.2020|
|Anne E. Jensen et al.||Great Artesian Basin, adaptive management, spring values, threats, evidence-based methodologies, risk assessment, artesian pressure, land-use practices||Development of an Adaptive Management Plan and Template for Sustainable Management of Great Artesian Basin Springs||7.7.2020||15.12.2020|
|Renee A. Rossini et al.||Great Artesian Basin, springs, cultural values, endemic species, groundwater-dependent ecosystems, aquifer drawdown, feral animal disturbance, alien species, governance and stewardship models, conservation and management frameworks, EPBBC Act, 1999||Springs of the Great Artesian Basin – Knowledge Gaps and Future Directions for Research, Management and Conservation||22.11.2020||15.12.2020|
|Craig S. Walton||Obituary for Lynn Brake||24.5.2020||15.12.2020|