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Peter Newall

Limits of acceptable change for Ramsar sites

Limits of acceptable change can be difficult to derive, hard to monitor and contain a lot of uncertainty. Despite this, they are a vital component in the character description and management of Ramsar sites. This presentation focuses on the context, role and development of limits of acceptable change.


Peter Newall

Principal Aquatic Ecologist, Independent Ecological Consulting
Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Federation University (Ballarat)

Peter specialises in management, monitoring and assessment of aquatic ecosystems and has contributed to the development of water quality and ecological objectives at local, State and regional levels. He has contributed to the writing and review of many ecological character descriptions and Ramsar information sheets for Ramsar sites in SE Australia