Check out some of the studies Delta staff have undertaken

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List of fauna rescue organisations in each State, for those wishing to offer help or donations after the bushfires NEW VERSION 8 Jan 2020    
Thornbills, samphires & saltmarsh tipping points    
Samphires of the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Region    

Samphires of the Eyre Peninsula


Concept & vegetation plan for Lake Indawarra, Tintinara, South Australia (3.65MB)   Adelaide Friends (Quakers) go solar...
Alternative stable states - a tool for monitoring ecosystem condition in solar saltfields (1.24MB)   Changes in Melaleuca halmaturorum coverage at Patawalonga Creek
Part I and Part II of Community Estuarine Monitoring Manual (Coleman and Cook, 2007) published by the South Australian Environment Protection Authority (1.28MB and 727KB)   Parafield Airport vernal pools website. Includes background information on the pools, the recent mitigation works and results of the ongoing monitoring program 
Environmental Management Plan for Mangrove Cove (Patangga), South Australia (1.66MB)   Mangrove Cove (Patangga) monitoring web site
Environmental Management Plan for Mutton Cove, South Australia (2.48MB)   Local recovery plan for the Yellowish sedge-skipper and Thatching grass
Coastal Management Branch: Revegetating Mutton Cove (1.1 MB)   Soil diagnosis chart (with planting advice)
Benthic diatoms of the Dry Creek salinas a presentation at the 9th ISSLR Conference, Siberia, in 2005 (94KB)   Drinking/irrigation water salinity limits for various plants and animals
Diatom table for Cook, FS and PSJ Coleman (2007) “Benthic Diatoms of the Salinas of the Dry Creek Saltfields” in Hydrobiologia 576 :1 pp 61-68 (178KB)   Common coastal weeds of Gulf St Vincent
Illustrations of diatoms from hypersaline environments in South Australia (927KB)   Gulf St Vincent - Coastal flora for revegetation programs (with photographs)
Restoring St Kilda Bay - Options report (1.51MB)   An illustrated key to samphires of a saltfield   
Barker Inlet - Living on the edge a presentation to the Barker Inlet Summit (2.71MB)   What's in that benthic mat?
Local recovery plan for the Yellowish sedge-skipper and Thatching grass (1.86MB)   Saltwater wetlands: implications for stormwater management
Bird Lake, Port Augusta - Foam and brine shrimp (324KB)   Ventilation of the burrow of the Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, Lasiorhinus latifrons, in bushland near the Murray River at Morgan in South Australia


Delta's newsletter "From the desk with a view..."

  • Volume 1, Issue 7 January 2013 (Rocks, salt lakes, saltmarshes, clam shrimps, Onkaparinga diatoms) New issue!
  • Volume 1, Issue 6 December 2011 (Lizards, sea-level rise samphire loss, Indonesian & Queensland observations, SPOT for remote area safety)
  • Volume 1, Issue 5 May 2010 (Tatiara LAP, Ecomapping, WSUD Warehouses, Onkaparinga estuary monitoring, saltmarsh carbon sequestration, coliform testing)
  • Volume 1, Issue 4 May 2009 (waste management audits, measuring pH, the Tintinara leak detection project, Melaleuca halmaturorum at Adelaide Airport)
  • Volume 1, Issue 3 December 2008 (Mapping Tecticornia flabelliformis, modelling vegetation change with sea-level rise, FBA awards, new books - published and underway, 10th ISSLR conference)
  • Volume 1, Issue 2 January 2008 (Salt Creek estuary protected, thermal plume monitoring at Torrens Island, plantscapes, roadside vegetation surveys, monitoring dredging impacts, vernal pool creation)
  • Volume 1, Issue 1 (Foaming at Bird Lake, Zoobotryon verticilatum, sound mound revegetation, wetland bioassessment, land use histories)


Abstracts and journal papers online, authored by Delta staff members


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