Current Honours and postgraduate students in river ecology supervised by Paul Humphries:
Callum Lanagan-Jonas (Hons) 2017 – The effects of alien species on the habitat preferences and feeding behaviour of a threatened freshwater fish.
Matthew O’Connell (PhD) 2016 – Stuffed Murray cod in pubs: the biological, social and cultural heritage significance of trophy fish in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Dale Campbell (PhD) 2016 – Reconstructing historical river floodplain environments.
Simon Mom (PhD, La Trobe University) – Resistance and resilience of river blackfish to drought.
Luke McPhan (PhD UNSW) – Flow, fish larvae and food webs
Past students in river ecology:
Dale Campbell (Hons) 2015 – The potential of sediment-derived chironomid head capsules in distinguishing between permanent and temporary floodplain wetlands.
Saideepa Kumar (PhD) 2015 – Boundaries in environmental flow decision making
Stacey Kopf (PhD) 2014 – Fish assemblages and instream habitat in lowland river anabranches
Luke Pearce (MSc) 2014 – Conservation of southern pygmy perch (Nannoperca australis). There’s a great little video of Luke describing his research and use of Charles Sturt University’s wetlands for helping southern pygmy perch conservation.
James Dyer (PhD) 2014 – The role of movement in explaining the distribution of riverine shrimp
Casey Shaw (Hons) 2014 – Factors affecting risk of extinction in small-bodied freshwater fishes
Isobel Colson (Hons) 2013 – Factors affecting termination of dormancy in the resting stages of floodplain zooplankton
Tim Kaminskas (2011) – Downstream movement of Murray cod free-embryos and larvae
Nick Whiterod (2010) – Bioenergetics of Murray cod in relation to river regulation
Nicole McCasker (2010) – Sources and severity of mortality in the early life history of freshwater fish
Karen Scott 2009 – Forgaging efficiency of a pursuit and an ambush fish under varying light and turbidity levels
Amina Price (2007) – Habitat use and movement of fish the young stages of fish and shrimp in lowland rivers
Simon Kaminskas (2006) – Diet and development of Murray cod larvae from an Australian lowland river.
Christine Piko (Reid) (2006) – Distribution and physico-chemical variables associated with Vallisneria
Simon Lukies (2004) – Diet and foraging interactions between the native crimson-spotted rainbowfish and the introduced mosquitofish in the Broken River of northeast Victoria.
Matthew Vogel (2003) – The effect of varying temperature and feeding levels on somatic and otolith growth in Murray cod larvae
Alison King (2002) – Recruitment dynamics in floodplain rivers
David Crook (2002) – Habitat use of common carp and golden perch in a lowland river
Stephen Balcombe (2002) – Resource use by carp gudgeons in the littoral macrophytes of a floodplain billabong
Zeb Tonkin (2002) – Studies of larval feeding in four Murray-Darling freshwater fish species.
Kylie Peterson (2001) – Fish larvae in regulated and unregulated rivers
Jarod Lyon (2000) – Fast-start perfomance in relation to temperature in Murray cod and brown trout
Rick Stoffels (1998) – Habitat use of carp gudgeons in floodplain billabongs: the role of interactions with European perch and gambusia
Tim Curmi (1996) – Habitat use and diet of river blackfish and two-spined blackfish in Tallangatta Creek