Research Staff and Postgraduate Students

Current

PhD Students (12)

Isaac Addo
Water decision making.

Eissa Alshammari
The resilience of urban system to climate change.

Sagar Bajracharya
Ecosystem goods and services of the Koshi Basin.

Louis Bouchet
The resilience of Pacific Island groundwater systems.

Nipa Chaki
The response of floodplain ecosystems to inundation.

Siobhan Davies 
Aboriginal water rights: the economics of cultural flows.

Jason DeBoer
Floodplain-river fishes, fluvial geomorphology, anthropogenic disturbance and ecosystem restoration.

Rebecca Krieling
Characterizing potential nutrient cycling zones in agricultural catchments.

Leah MacIntosh
Fragmentation of river ecosystems.

Bruce Murray
The dispersal of two floodplain vegetation communities.

Preetika Singh
Impact of climate change on land-ocean interactions in Deltas: effects of changing precipitation and rising sea levels on flooding in Nadi.

Brett Subritzky
Achieving resilience for Qatar’s public transport system.

 

Master’s Students (1)

Gary Edwards 
Channel change in the lower Bell River.

 

Lab Alumni

Research Staff

Dr. Graeme Esslemont

Ms. Kattis Jonson

Ms. Orla Murray

Dr. Rachael Nanson

Dr. Ralph Ogden

Dr. Melissa Parsons

Dr. Fan Sheldon

Dr. Scott Rayburg

Dr. Michael Reida

 

Postgraduate Alumni

PhD students (23)

Adrian Matheson
2017, The Ecohydrology of Large Wood in a Dryland River, Australia. Doctor of Philosophy – The University of New England.

Glynis Orr
2017, Drivers of Tropical Cyclone Induced Flooding. Doctor of Philosophy – The University of New England.

Ethan Sorenson  
2017, Hydro geomorphology and floodplain fishes. Master of Science – Winona State University, Minnesota.

Craig McLoughlin
2016, Reflexive learning in the practise of adaptive freshwater management. Doctor of Philosophy – The University of New England – cum laude.

Christopher Rogers
2015, A conceptual model for Anostracan biogeography. Doctor of Philosophy – The University of New England – cum laude.

Murray Scown
2015, The complexity of floodplain landscapes. Doctor of Philosophy – The University of New England – Chancellors Medal.

Rajesh Thapa
2015, Floodplain vegetation productivity: Application of Adaptive Cycles. Doctor of Philosophy – The University of New England – Griffith Taylor Prize

Shaun Collins
2014, Comparing hypotheses proposed by two conceptual models for stream ecology. Doctor of Philosophy – University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kevin Wilkinson 
2014, The ecohydrology and restoration of an enclosed estuarine wetland.  Doctor of Philosophy – The University of New England.

Rajendra Shilpakar
2013, Floodplain vegetation landscapes: An ecotone or patch mosaic. Doctor of Philosophy – The University of New England – Griffith Taylor Prize

Victor Hughes 
2010, Channel morphology, large woody debris. Doctor of Philosophy – University of Canberra.

Amina Price
2009, Fish recruitment of selected river habitats. Doctor of Philosophy – University of Canberra.

Heather McGinness
2008, Connectivity and fragmentation of river floodplain systems. Doctor of Philosophy – University of Canberra.

Craig Boys
2008, Native fish habitat association in a large dryland river system. Doctor of Philosophy – University of Canberra.

Cathy Francis
2006, Wetland river interactions. Doctor of Philosophy – University of Canberra.

Louisa Oswald
2005, In situ toxicity testing.  Doctor of Philosophy – University of Canberra.

Neil Sims
2004, Floodplain hydrological processes. Doctor of Philosophy – University of Canberra.

Mark Southwell
2009, River floodplain exchanges. Doctor of Philosophy – University of Canberra.

Lisa Evans
2003, Riparian vegetation distribution, disturbance and regeneration in the SE Murray-Darling Basin. Doctor of Philosophy – University of Canberra.

Kylie Peterson
2003, Juvenile fish recruitment. Doctor of Philosophy – University of Canberra.  

Melissa Spry
2003, The regolith and landscape evolution of a low relief landscape.  Cobar, central NSW, Australia. Doctor of Philosophy – University of Canberra.  

Melissa Parsons
2001, Physical and ecological interactions in freshwater ecosystems.  Doctor of Philosophy – University of Canberra.

Daniel Martens 
1996, Activated waste water removal.  Doctor of Philosophy – University of Sydney.

Neil Hamilton
1995, Placer deposits of the Mid Coast of NSW. Doctor of Philosophy – University of Sydney.

 

Master’s Students (4)

Nevenka Bulovic
2013, Restoring longitudinal connectivity of stream networks in the Hunter catchment. Master of Science – The University of New England.

Munique Webb 
2011, Hydrological connectivity and food web complexity. Master of Science – University of Canberra.

Robert Cossart
2009, Environmental history of the Narran Lakes Ecosystem. Master of Science – University of Canberra.

Teresa Rose
1999, In-stream response to flow regulation in the Snowy River.  Master of Science – University of Canberra.

Martin Bergs 
1994, Sedimentology of offshore sand deposits in New South Wales.  Master of Science – University of Sydney.

 

Honours Students (40)

Stephen Chilcott
2011, Sedimentation with floodplain refugia. The University of New England – 1
st class honours.

Bruce Murray
2011, Variability Response Strategies of Two Woody Perennial Floodplain Plant Species: Tangled Lignum (
Muehlenbeckia -florulenta) & River Cooba (Acacica stenophylla). The University of New England – 1st class honours.

Murray Scown
2011, The physical structure of stream networks: Spatial organisation of river types in the Kimberley Region. The University of New England – 1
st class honours.

Alison Cowood 
2009, Connectivity within riverine landscapes. University of Canberra – 1
st class honours

Kate Holland
2009, Floodplain vegetation responses. University of Canberra – 2
nd class division one Honours.

Tom Breen
2003, Restoration of lowland rivers. University of Canberra – 2
nd class division one Honours.

Erin Lenon
2003, Hydrological change in the Barwon Darling Basin. University of Canberra – 2
nd class division one Honours.

Mark Southwell
2002, Connectivity in anabranching lowland rivers.  University of Canberra – 1
st class honours.

Jason Theim
2002, The role of large woody debris as habitat in the Darling River.  University of Canberra – 1
st class honours.

Shannon Brennan
2001, Source and spatial distribution of sediment in the Condamine Balonne catchment. University of Canberra – 1
st class honours

Sarah Cartwright
2001, Zooplankton emergence from floodplain sediments: The influence of hydrology and geomorphology.  University of Canberra – 1
st class honours – University Medal.

Vic Hughes
2001, River channel morphology and large woody debris associations in the River Murray.  University of Canberra – 1
st class honours.

Mathew O’Brien 
2001, Sedimentation in the Moruya river estuary.  1
st class honours – University Medal.

Margot Biggin
2000, Sediment transport in a semi arid river. University of Canberra – 1
st class honours.

Peter Brunner
2000, The morphology of an anastomosing river system. University of Canberra – 2
nd class division one Honours.

Andrew Pinner
2000, Floodplain heavy metal hotspots. University of Canberra – 2
nd class division one Honours.

Kate Roberts
2000, The effects of drought on the community structure of stream macro invertebrates. University of Canberra – 2
nd class division one Honours.

Nerida Davies
1999, Habitat characterisation by catchment parameters. University of Canberra – 1
st class honours – University Medal.

Pat Levings
1999, Influence of flooding on floodplain vegetation. University of Canberra – 2
nd class division one Honours.

Oscar Mamalai
1999, River channel changes in the Barwon Darling River. University of Canberra – 2
nd class division one.

Heather McGinness
1999, Carbon storage in floodplains. University of Canberra – 1
st class honours.

Julie Coysh
1998, Invertebrate colonisation pathways in a gravel bed river. University of Canberra – 1
st class honours.

Phillip Sloane
1996, An evaluation of current rapid biological assessment approaches.  2
nd class division one.

Neil Sims 
1996, The watering requirements of the Great Cumbung Swamp, NSW.  University of Canberra – 1
st class honours.

Justine Harris
1995, The impact of flow regulation on algae communities. University of Sydney – 2nd class division one honours.

Alison Wright 
1995, Heavy metal dispersal below a mine. University of Sydney – 1
st class honours awarded – University Medal.

Jennifer Bradford 
1994, The impact of flow regulation on a gravel bed river.  University of Sydney – 1
st class honours.

Gillian Dawson
1994, Sedimentation in the Pambula River.  University of Sydney – 2nd class division two honours.

Richard Mc Manus
1993, Ecological economics and development in the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment. University of Sydney – 2nd class division one honours.

Mark Simons 
1993, The distribution of heavy metals on the Hawkesbury River floodplain. University of Sydney – 2nd class division one honours.

Graham Sinden 
1993, Water quality sampling strategies for urban waterways.  University of Sydney – 1
st class honours.

Peter Thiel
1993, The impact of urbanisation on the bed sediments of South Creek. University of Sydney – 2nd class division one honours.

Bruce Dixon
1992, Bed sediment sorting in Mullet Creek. University of Sydney – 2nd class division one honours.

Eleanor Jensen
1992, Freshwater wetland vegetation and catchment disturbance.  University of Sydney – 2nd class division one honours.

Edmund Lee 
1992, Hydrological and morphological change in the Macquarie Marshes.  University of Sydney – 2nd class division one honours.

Christopher Parker
1992, Heavy metals in the sediments of the Hawkesbury Valley. University of Sydney – 1
st class one honours.

Stephen Yeo
1992, Channel changes in the Bell River near Wellington, New South Wales.  University of Sydney – 1
st class one honours.

Nadia Frischknecht
1991, Impacts of transmission lines on vegetation and soils.  University of Sydney – 1
st class honours.

Linda Perkins
1991, The impact of flow regulation on the Namoi River. University of Sydney – 2nd class division two honours.