A Bayesian hierarchical trend analysis finds strong evidence for large-scale temporal declines in stream ecological condition around Melbourne, Australia
J Angus Webb, Elise L King
Ecography | WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC | Published : 2009
Awarded by CRC
We thank Chris Walsh for his input at all stages of this project. Rhys Coleman, Graham Rooney and Barry Hart provided much-need guidance for the project. Melbourne Water Corporation, and in particular Helen Campbell were very helpful with regards to providing data, maps and other information for the analyses. Chandra Jayasuriya produced the map in this paper, and Leon Metzeling provided the data for estimates of sampling error and helpful discussions for interpreting the results. Reviews of the model and manuscript by Chris Walsh, Ralph MacNally, and especially Jim Thomson, greatly improved the final version. This work was funded by CRC for Freshwater Ecology project D731 and eWater CRC project IP194.