"Wetland Connections" is an over-arching research theme, covering a wide range of smaller project initiatives with a common goal: To better understand the links that underpin, and flow from, wetland areas. The research theme is focused specifically on wetland areas in Perth's northern urban corridor, and individual component projects will examine specific questions in regards to these wetlands, in the following broad areas:

Wetland Connections engages students, academics and external partners in a collaborative community of scientific enquiry. While specific projects may have particular deliverables or outputs, the essence of the over-arching research theme is to openly investigate and share data for the common good. To that end, it extends beyond the traditional concept of "academic research", to include community engagement, student training and instruction, and technical reporting. However, a crucial element in tying all these together is the careful handling and management of all data collected, and strategic planning of component projects so as to maximise knowledge gains and minimise costs.

The Wetland Connections research theme is currently in an initial phase of planning, gathering literature and existing data, and building strategic connections and cooperative research partners. If you would like to know more about the project, please feel free to contact the project coordinator, Dr Jason Coughran, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.