The Stygofauna & Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Specialist
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Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems are those ecosystems that have their species composition, ecological processes and survival, determined by the presence and quality of groundwater[Read More]
Troglofauna are the specialised invertebrate terrestrial (air breathing) fauna of caves.
They are highly adapted to living in perpetual darkness, high humidity and are usually highly endemic.[Read More]
Aquifers and caves support a complex biodiversity of aquatic invertebrates called "Stygofauna".
These are specialised organisms with ancient heritages that inhabit groundwater environments.[Read More]
Base Flow Rivers
Hyporheic faunas are highly evolved invertebrates that live within the stream bed.
This is the transition zone between surface and groundwater environments.[Read More]
Short Range Endemics
Short Range endemic species are invertebrates that have naturally small distributions of less than 1,000 km².[Read More]
Land and water use activities which impact on Aquatic Ecosystems are required to be managed within a regulatory and licensing framework.[Read More]