“Muddy toes in freshwater wetland”.

Last week the barefoot team got their toes muddy spending a week in a coastal freshwater wetland near Taree. This research trip was part of a larger ARC linkage project with SCU Geoscience, MidCoast Council, Deakin University (Melbourne) and the Murray Darling Catchment Authority. Whilst the Geoscience and Deakin teams spent time gathering sediment core baseline data and microbiology samples, the primary focus for the barefoot team was capturing a methane flux dataset as part of Luke Jeffrey’s PhD, whilst assisting local council to look at ways of maximising carbon sequestration in freshwater wetlands.