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What's new October 2023?
New pages and tools
Version 6.0 of QLD Wetlands Mapping
Sandringham Lagoon catchment story
Queensland River Classification Scheme
Economic valuation of ecosystem services
New Wetland Modelling pages
Updated pages and tools
Ecology - updated pages and structure
WetlandMaps and WetlandSummary
Wetland types and classification Education Module
Mapping wetlands in Queensland Education Module
The Ramsar Convention in Queensland Education Module
Programs, policy and legislation
Wetlands Mapping Method
Wetlands Classification Method
Wetlands Definition Guideline
Wetlands Delineation Guideline
Module 1: Introduction to the River Classification Scheme
Module 2: Literature review of biophysical attributes for river classification
The Interim Queensland River Classification Scheme Factsheet
The Whole-of-System, Values-Based Framework Factsheet
Update of the Russell River Catchment Sustainability Plan Factsheet
Agriculture water treatment Project Factsheet
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Wetlands are important for our environment, economy and our livelihoods. They have many functions from reducing floods to producing clean water and food for humans, industry and agriculture. They provide important habitat for many animals and plants. Wetlands are the great ‘connectors’ across our landscape providing places for our enjoyment and relaxation. Regardless of whether you are doing a school or uni assignment, managing a wetland or undertaking research, you will find a wealth of information here on WetlandInfo. Read more…
WetlandInfo feature species
The feature species for October is Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi.
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, (AMF), are a group of symbiotic microorganisms colonising vascular plant roots. Glomus is the largest genus of AMF, with 85 species described. AMF roots, and the associated networks of hyphae are a major component of most soils, but are usually not seen with the naked eye.
AMF are thought to play key roles in detritus food webs (consumption of decaying organic matter) and nutrient cycling in mangrove ecosystems. The mycelium system of AMF can spread along plant roots and provide numerous areas for plant growth, and promotes rhizobacteria (root associated bacteria) to undertake phosphorus absorption. AMF colonisation among different mangrove species plays essential ecological functions in the nitrogen cycle, which is critical for various wetland plant growth and can aid in the maintenance of diverse plant communities.
While there is still limited knowledge on these species, increasing evidence suggests that AMF could modify the nitrogen transformation and storage by coupling the diazotrophic community (nitrogen fixers) in the mangrove rhizosphere and hyphosphere (active zone of soil surrounding the mycelium) of the AMF.