Project Description

  • Effective management of natural resources is not possible without an evidence-based understanding of natural systems. This knowledge forms the foundation of effective impact assessments, management systems and the restoration of degraded environments.
  •  In 2018, I commenced my doctoral research in the highland dams of the Murray Darling Basin, under the supervision of Dr. Barbara Downes and Dr William Bovill. 
  •  This project will provide critical information to water managers on whether and how irrigation releases from dams limit animal numbers and diversity across time and space.
  •  The information gathered by this study will lead to water management actions that are based upon empirical evidence, resulting in better restoration outcomes.
  •  This project was generously funded by the University of Melbourne and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (New South Wales).