Freshwater and Estuarine Research Group
Environmental flows and toxicology
Fisheries and marine ecosystems
The Freshwater and Estuarine Research Group does applied research focusing on freshwater ecology, cyanobacterial blooms, environmental flows and plant ecotoxicology. We work closely with government departments to solve environmental issues through research and monitoring projects with a strong outcome and solution based approach. This also ensures that students are exposed to industry related issues and undertake research relevant to industry needs. In this way research students develop skills to be placed into government and industry positions. Recent projects include flow management of toxic algal blooms in the Murray River; understanding the role of environmental flows for food webs in the Gwydir, Namoi and Macquarie Rivers and the Williams, Manning and Wyong Estuaries; and part of the independent panel into fish deaths in the Lower Darling River.