BSc.Hons , PhD (TAS)
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Freshwater Systems is an aquatic consulting service specialising in environmental issues in rivers, lakes and estuaries. Freshwater Systems commenced a collaborative relationship in research and education with the School of Zoology, University of Tasmania in 1993.
Research and Management Interests
My natural resource management interests include environmental water management; species conservation; management advice for protecting aquatic values and mitigation; developing policy, management priorities and decision support for aquatic ecosystems; social envisioning and policy development around quantifiable ecological objectives; adaptive management under climate and land use change.
My research interests include the conservation of freshwater ecosystems, long term variability in stream biotic assemblages, effects of forestry on stream ecology, impacts of exotic fish, restoration of native fish passage, the downstream influences of hydroelectric power stations and dams, environmental flows, the impact of mining on stream fauna, structure of aquatic food webs and the interactions between nutrient, sediment and light on stream processes.
I was the national chair of the Independent Sustainable Rivers Audit Group (ISRAG), a group of four scientists auditing the ecological condition of the rivers of the Murray Darling Basin. I was the national coordinator for the National River Health Program (NRHP) for over 10 years, and have been instrumental in the development of national stream bioassessment systems and was the principal scientific advisor for the development of the Tasmanian framework for the Conservation of Freshwater-dependent Ecosystem Values (CFEV). I was project manager for the Tasmanian catchment project of the Landscape Logic CERF Hub (Centre for Environment, UTAS) and NERP program which finished in 2015.
Authorised by the Head of School, Biological Sciences
10 November, 2015