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dc.contributor.convenorBernard Chocat and Michel Desbordesen_AU
dc.contributor.authorGreenway, Margareten_US
dc.contributor.authorPolson, Carolynen_US
dc.contributor.editorBernard Chocat and Michel Desbordesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:05:55Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:05:55Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2008-12-04T01:38:28Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17686
dc.description.abstractMany regulatory authorities set water quality objectives or thresholds based on nutrient concentrations to safeguard aquatic ecosystem health. But do these criteria adequately assess the biological and ecological status? Our research has been focussing on the performance of constructed wetlands for water quality improvement and ecosystem health. In this paper we present data on macroinvertebrate species richness from two wastewater treatment wetlands and two stormwater treatment wetlands. Despite nutrient concentrations exceeding water quality objectives all four wetlands supported a diverse assemblage of macroinvertebrates, including sensitive taxa. From our study we concluded that water quality objectives may be too stringent and that aquatic plants are more important for macroinvertebrate richness. Thus, constructed wetlands are effective for both water quality improvement and aquatic biodiversity.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherGRAIEen_US
dc.publisher.placeLyon, Franceen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.graie.org/novatech/a_index.htmen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameNOVATECH 2007en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleNOVATECH 2007: Sustainable techniques and strategies in urban water managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2007-06-25en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2007-06-28en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationLyon, Franceen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode300105en_US
dc.titleProtecting aquatic ecosystem health: are water quality objective realistic? Case studies from Queensland, Australiaen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2007. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permittedFor information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.en_AU
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