Identifying Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
Land & Water Australia. 2009. Identifying Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems. [Online] (Updated August 6th, 2009)
Available at: http://lwa.gov.au/node/3456 [Accessed Tuesday 22nd of October 2013 03:46:58 PM ].
Groundwater dependent ecosystems (GDEs) are important elements in the landscape that require access to groundwater to maintain their health and vigour. They are important because of their conservation, biodiversity, ecological, social and economic value.
There are two threats to GDEs — outright loss of habitat and outright loss of groundwater resources.
Professor Derek Eamus