Springs Special Issue Vol 126

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 being published in 2020. This publication is capturing articles ranging from historic and contemporary narratives, Indigenous perspectives, scientific papers (geohydrology, ecology, management and conservation) and opinion pieces, in a volume of some 20 items. Papers are being uploaded progressively to this webpage as they exit the editing process. (Several papers have been delayed because authors have been limited by COVID-19 restrictions).

Editors: Renee Rossini, Angela Arthington, Steve Flook, Sue Jackson, Moya Tomlinson and Craig Walton. The Society is grateful to these editors, the anonymous reviewers and the authors who have worked over a couple of years to bring quality papers into the scientific canon.

Produced with sponsorship support from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment; and a financial contribution from the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

The Society thanks these departments for financial support for the publication of this Special Issue. Their contributions have allowed the Society to publish the articles here on an open access basis and also to proceed to print-publication when the assemblage is complete. The Australian Government’s support also allowed the Society to convene a specialist session at the Australasian Groundwater Conference in November 2019. 

Proceedings 126

Individual papers for Proceedings 126.
Author/sKeywordsTitlePublishing Details
Table of Contents
Jennifer L. Silcock et al.hydrogeology, cultural history, ecology, wetland extent, aquifer drawdown, grazing disturbanceOases at the Gates of Hell: Hydrogeology, Cultural History and Ecology of the Mulligan River Springs, Far Western Queensland22/04/2020
Satish C. ChoyGreat Artesian Basin, springs, wetland, shrimp, Caridina thermophila, endemic, endangeredCaridina thermophila, an Enigmatic and Endangered Freshwater Shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda: Atyidae) in the Great Artesian Basin, Australia22/04/2020
Adam Kerezsyendemic species, Dalhousie, Edgbaston and Elizabeth springs, conservation status, state, national and international legislation, threatened speciesFishes of Australia’s Great Artesian Basin Springs – An Overview22/04/2020
Adam KerezsyEdgbaston goby, bore drains, endangered species, Edgbaston springs, Great Artesian Basin springsThe Distribution of the Endangered Fish Edgbaston Goby, Chlamydogobius squamigenus, and Recommendations for Management22/04/2020
Sara E. Clifford et al.Queensland, Edgbaston, spring, Great Artesian Basin, aquatic invertebrates, pest, invasive speciesDo Cane Toads (Rhinella marina) Impact Desert Spring Ecosystems?22/04/2020
Stephen PeckEulo supergroup, Currawinya National Park, management effectiveness, exclusion fencing, qualitative condition class assessment, quantitative biological assessmentEvaluating the Effectiveness of Fencing to Manage Feral Animal Impacts on High Conservation Value Artesian Spring Wetland Communities of Currawinya National Park01/05/2020
Simon Lewis and Jasmin G. PackerGreat 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 Exclusion01/05/2020
Colin HarrisGreat Artesian Basin springs, South Australia, cultural and environmental importance, conservation initiatives, management issues, involvement of Indigenous peopleFive Decades of Watching Mound Springs in South Australia01/05/2020
Simon Lewis and Colin HarrisGreat Artesian Basin springs, risk assessment, conservation and management, pastoral lands, governance frameworkImproving Conservation Outcomes for Great Artesian Basin Springs in South Australia01/05/2020