Aims of this site
This site and blog is mostly about the science of rivers, although it will include cultural aspects of rivers when they catch my eye and take my fancy. It will highlight ideas, concepts and research of interest to students, researchers and managers.
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Tag Archives: Freshwater fish ecology
PhD Project: ‘Stuffed Murray cod in pubs: trophy fish and environmental change in the Murray-Darling Basin’ There is an exciting opportunity to carry out a PhD project in the School of Environmental Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Albury, on the topic … Continue reading
By Brendan Ebner, Tropical Landscapes Joint Venture, CSIRO Land & Water and TropWATER, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD. Freshwater ecosystems are some of the most threatened on the planet. Freshwater fish are particularly imperilled: worldwide, 46% of all fish species … Continue reading
By Simon Mom, PhD candidate, La Trobe University and Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre, Wodonga Climate change poses a threat to most, if not all, Australian ecosystems. In southern Australia, droughts are predicted to increase in severity, duration and frequency. In … Continue reading
By Casey Shaw, Honours Student, Charles Sturt University Generally, for marine fishes, it is larger species that are at most risk of extinction. This is because large species tend to produce fewer eggs and have longer generation times than small … Continue reading
Recently I was asked to write a short piece on Murray cod in The Conversation, since the International Union for the Conservation of Nature list the species as Endangered. This is quite a controversial topic, since the species is one … Continue reading
I am pleased to announce that the Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes book, edited by Paul Humphries and Keith Walker, is to be published by CSIRO Publishing in March 2013. You can pre-order now by clicking here. Description: This edited … Continue reading
So, you’ve decided to do a PhD in river ecology in Australia. Good choice! But where is the best place to go? Should you study in one of the large city universities, or head out into the country and study … Continue reading