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Mrs Muriel Davies

Research Assistant

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Staff Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Edith Cowan University .
  • MSc (Master of Science), Edith Cowan University, 2010 .


Recent Research Grants

  • The Development of Operational Rules for Management of Shallow Groundwater in Water Limited Ecosystems Project: Preliminary Works,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2012 - 2016,  $1,067,546.
  • Mitigation of impacts on groundwater dependent vegetation through adaptive abstraction regimes,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2006 - 2011,  $635,165.
  • Vegetation Monitoring of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems on the Southern Blackwood Plateau and Eastern Scott Coastal Plain,  Department of Water (WA),  Grant,  2006 - 2010,  $104,169.
  • Vegetation Monitoring - Swan Coastal Plain,  Department of Water (WA),  Grant,  2007 - 2010,  $36,535.
  • Selection of groundwater-dependent ecosystem criteria sites in the Bunbury-Busselton-Capel groundwater areas and establishment of vegetation transects,  Department of Environment WA,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $43,138.
  • End of summer assessment of condition of Gnangara & Jandakot GDEs,  Department of Environment WA,  Grant,  2005,  $14,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Froend, R., Davies, M., Martin, M., (2013), A shift in ecohydrological state of groundwater dependent vegetation due to climate change and groundwater drawdown on the Swan Coastal Plain of Western Australia. Groundwater and Ecosystems, 197-206, London.

Journal Articles

  • Canham, C., Froend, R., Stock, W., Davies, M., (2012), Dynamics of phreatophyte root growth relative to a seasonally fluctuating water table in a Mediterranean-type environment. Oecologia, 170(4), 909?916, Germany, DOI: 10.1007/s00442-012-2381-1.
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