Salinity Tolerance of Freshwater Organisms from the Southern & Western Coalfields

Salinity toleranceFollowing on from the work in the Bowen Basin, the toxicity of saline mine water solutions to field collected mayfly and a range of laboratory reared organisms was determined. 

An ecosystem protection trigger value for salinity was developed for both regions. These values were lower than in the Bowen Basin.

Project members

Sue Vink

Sue Vink

Principal Research Fellow