Resilience of lakes to water level manipulation

As part of a new ARC Linkage Project starting in 2013 A/Prof Matthew Hipsey and team are working with Prof Leon Barmuta from the University of Tasmania and Dr Carolyn Maxwell from HydroTasmania to assess how Tasmanian Lake ecosystems that are part of their hydro-power scheme respond to water level manipulation.

The model GLM-FABM-AED is being used to simulate water quality and define ecologically relevant habitat metrics which will be used to improve decision-making within HydroTasmania and support numerous endemic species within their lakes. As part of the project we are collaborting with CSIRO researchers and aim to use the LibBi library in order to improve our model predictions.