Murray Basin: a unique archive of late neogene global change
Grant number: DP0558705
Salinization, soil erosion, groundwater depletion and surface water degradation are but a few of the inter-related environmental problems facing the Murray-Darling Basin. These problems require an understanding of the way in which shallow groundwater, salts and surface water interact with near-surface sediments. This project is aimed at a better understanding the nature of those near-surface sediments in the Murray Basin and how they were formed. If we can understand how the basin came to be the way it is (in the modern setting), we may better understand the way it might behave when subject to man-made changes like increased groundwater usage, etc.
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Was the Oligocene-Miocene a time of fire and rain? Insights from brown coals of the southeastern Australia Gippsland Basin
Guy R Holdgate, Malcolm W Wallace, Ian RK Sluiter, Daniel Marcuccio, Thomas A Fromhold, Barbara E Wagstaff
Lithotype cycles (ranging from 10 to 30. m thick) in the brown coals of the Latrobe Valley, Gippsland Basin, Australia, display we..
The Late Pleistocene evolution of palaeo megalake Bungunnia, southeastern Australia: A sedimentary record of fluctuating lake dynamics, climate change and the formation of the modern Murray River
Sandra McLaren, Malcolm W Wallace, Tess Reynolds
The ephemeral lacustrine carbonates of the Bungunnia Limestone, deposited in palaeo megalake Bungunnia, preserve a detailed record..
Palaeogeographic, climatic and tectonic change in southeastern Australia: the Late Neogene evolution of the Murray Basin
Sandra McLaren, Malcolm W Wallace, Stephen J Gallagher, John A Miranda, Guy R Holdgate, Laura J Gow, Ian Snowball, Per Sandgren
The Murray Basin is a low-lying but extensive intracratonic depocentre in southeastern Australia, preserving an extraordinary reco..
Tectonism and eustasy across a Late Miocene strandplain: The Loxton-Parilla Sands, Murray Basin, southeastern Australia
John A Miranda, Malcolm W Wallace, Sandra McLaren
Sediments of the Loxton-Parilla Sands form a progradational strandplain that stretches for over 350 km across the Murray Basin, in..
Eocene-Miocene carbon-isotope and floral record from brown coal seams in the Gippsland Basin of southeast Australia
Guy R Holdgate, Brian McGowran, Tom Fromhold, Barbara E Wagstaff, Stephen J Gallagher, Malcolm W Wallace, Ian RK Sluiter, Michael Whitelaw
The carbon-isotope and palynological record through 580 m thick almost continuous brown coal in southeast Australia's Gippsland Ba..
Revised stratigraphy of the Blanchetown Clay, Murray Basin: age constraints on the evolution of paleo Lake Bungunnia
S McLaren, MW Wallace, BJ Pillans, SJ Gallagher, JA Miranda, MT Warne
Paleo Lake Bungunnia covered more than 40 000 km2 of southern Australia during the Plio-Pleistocene, although the age and origin o..
No mountains to snow on: major post-Eocene uplift of the East Victoria Highlands; evidence from Cenozoic deposits
GR Holdgate, MW Wallace, SJ Gallagher, BE Wagstaff, D Moore
Since the idea of the Pliocene Kosciusko Uplift in the Southeastern Highlands of Australia was first introduced, there has been co..
Landscape responses to intraplate tectonism: Quantitative constraints from Be-10 nuclide abundances
Mark Quigley, Mike Sandiford, L Keith Fifield, Abaz Alimanovic
Cosmogenic 10Be concentrations in bedrock and alluvium combined with structural studies provide a novel approach for identifying n..
Cenozoic fault control on 'deep lead' palaeoriver systems, Central Highlands, Victoria
GR Holdgate, MW Wallace, SJ Gallagher, RB Witten, B Stats, RE Wagstaff
Basaltic eruptions across the Central Highlands of Victoria have sealed in-place Early to middle Cenozoic palaeodrainage systems (..