Colton Perna

Colton Perna

Mr., Doctor of Philosophy candidate

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Colton has worked in tropical Australian fish ecology for over 25 years.  He has done extensive survey work from Townsville to Borrolloola. He completed a MSc. on fish habitat restoration in 2003 working on the highly modified floodplain wetlands of the Burdekin River south of Townsville. After completing his MSc. he worked with the then named Australian Centre for Freshwater Research (now TropWater) at JCU as a research scientist.  As well as his work with JCU and various state agencies Colton has a keen interest in Electrofishing boat design and sampling efficiency.  He has helped design boats here in Australia and Singapore through his business Efish.  Colton in interested in further understanding fish ecology via food webs, especially in relation to flow as improved knowledge of our fish communities will help ameliorate the impacts of future water resource development in Tropical Australia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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