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Research interests

Erica is a senior research fellow and lecturer in the College of Engineering, IT & Environment specialising in aquatic ecology (i.e. freshwater lakes, ponds, salt marshes and rivers). Erica uses a combination of observational, experimental, and isotopic approaches to study invertebrate species interactions and biodiversity in a food web context to examine how these affect key ecosystem processes. She teaches units in Introductory Ecology, Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Issues. She has also collaborated with US researchers as part of the SCALER (Scale, Consumers and Lotic Ecosystem Rates) project and as part of a stream resiliency research collaboration network.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Michigan State University


Bachelor, University of California at Berkeley


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rivers Agriculture & Biology
river Earth & Environmental Sciences
algae Agriculture & Biology
shrimp Agriculture & Biology
ecosystem Earth & Environmental Sciences
Macrobrachium Agriculture & Biology
biomass Agriculture & Biology
ant Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2019

Biodiversity of leaf litter fungi in streams along a latitudinal gradient

Seena, S., Bärlocher, F., Sobral, O., Gessner, M. O., Dudgeon, D., McKie, B. G., Chauvet, E., Boyero, L., Ferreira, V., Frainer, A., Bruder, A., Matthaei, C. D., Fenoglio, S., Sridhar, K. R., Albariño, R. J., Douglas, M. M., Encalada, A. C., Garcia, E., Ghate, S. D., Giling, D. P. & 12 others, Gonçalves, V., Iwata, T., Landeira-Dabarca, A., McMaster, D., Medeiros, A. O., Naggea, J., Pozo, J., Raposeiro, P. M., Swan, C. M., Tenkiano, N. S. D., Yule, C. M. & Graça, M. A. S., 15 Apr 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 661, p. 306-315 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

latitudinal gradient
leaf litter

Global patterns and drivers of ecosystem functioning in rivers and riparian zones

Tiegs, S. D., Costello, D. M., Isken, M. W., Woodward, G., McIntyre, P. B., Gessner, M. O., Chauvet, E., Griffiths, N. A., Flecker, A. S., Acuña, V., Albariño, R., Allen, D. C., Alonso, C., Andino, P., Arango, C., Aroviita, J., Barbosa, M. V. M., Barmuta, L. A., Baxter, C. V., Bell, T. D. C. & 132 others, Bellinger, B., Boyero, L., Brown, L. E., Bruder, A., Bruesewitz, D. A., Burdon, F. J., Callisto, M., Canhoto, C., Capps, K. A., Castillo, M. M., Clapcott, J., Colas, F., Colón-Gaud, C., Cornut, J., Crespo-Pérez, V., Cross, W. F., Culp, J. M., Danger, M., Dangles, O., De Eyto, E., Derry, A. M., Villanueva, V. D., Douglas, M. M., Elosegi, A., Encalada, A. C., Entrekin, S., Espinosa, R., Ethaiya, D., Ferreira, V., Ferriol, C., Flanagan, K. M., Fleituch, T., Shah, J. J. F., Barbosa, A. F., Friberg, N., Frost, P. C., Garcia, E. A., Lago, L. G., Soto, P. E. G., Ghate, S., Giling, D. P., Gilmer, A., Gonçalves, J. F., Gonzales, R. K., Graça, M. A. S., Grace, M., Grossart, H. P., Guérold, F., Gulis, V., Hepp, L. U., Higgins, S., Hishi, T., Huddart, J., Hudson, J., Imberger, S., Iñiguez-Armijos, C., Iwata, T., Janetski, D. J., Jennings, E., Kirkwood, A. E., Koning, A. A., Kosten, S., Kuehn, K. A., Laudon, H., Leavitt, P. R., Da Silva, A. L. L., Leroux, S. J., LeRoy, C. J., Lisi, P. J., MacKenzie, R., Marcarelli, A. M., Masese, F. O., McKie, B. G., Medeiros, A. O., Meissner, K., Miliša, M., Mishra, S., Miyake, Y., Moerke, A., Mombrikotb, S., Mooney, R., Moulton, T., Muotka, T., Negishi, J. N., Neres-Lima, V., Nieminen, M. L., Nimptsch, J., Ondruch, J., Paavola, R., Pardo, I., Patrick, C. J., Peeters, E. T. H. M., Pozo, J., Pringle, C., Prussian, A., Quenta, E., Quesada, A., Reid, B., Richardson, J. S., Rigosi, A., Rincón, J., Rîşnoveanu, G., Robinson, C. T., Rodríguez-Gallego, L., Royer, T. V., Rusak, J. A., Santamans, A. C., Selmeczy, G. B., Simiyu, G., Skuja, A., Smykla, J., Sridhar, K. R., Sponseller, R., Stoler, A., Swan, C. M., Szlag, D., Teixeira-De Mello, F., Tonkin, J. D., Uusheimo, S., Veach, A. M., Vilbaste, S., Vought, L. B. M., Wang, C. P., Webster, J. R., Wilson, P. B., Woelfl, S., Xenopoulos, M. A., Yates, A. G., Yoshimura, C., Yule, C. M., Zhang, Y. X. & Zwart, J. A., 2 Jan 2019, In : Science Advances. 5, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., eaav0486.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Continental-scale decrease in net primary productivity in streams due to climate warming

Song, C., Dodds, W. K., Rüegg, J., Argerich, A., Baker, C. L., Bowden, W. B., Douglas, M. M., Farrell, K. J., Flinn, M. B., Garcia, E. A., Helton, A. M., Harms, T. K., Jia, S., Jones, J. B., Koenig, L. E., Kominoski, J. S., McDowell, W. H., McMaster, D., Parker, S. P., Rosemond, A. D. & 6 others, Ruffing, C. M., Sheehan, K. R., Trentman, M. T., Whiles, M. R., Wollheim, W. M. & Ballantyne, F., 21 May 2018, In : Nature Geoscience. 11, p. 415-420 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Do upstream migrating, juvenile amphidromous shrimps, provide a marine subsidy to river ecosystems?

Novak, P. A., Bayliss, P., Crook, D. A., Garcia, E. A., Pusey, B. J. & Douglas, M. M., May 2017, In : Freshwater Biology. 62, 5, p. 880-893 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Importance of the natural flow regime to an amphidromous shrimp: A case study

Novak, P. A., Garcia, E. A., Pusey, B. J. & Douglas, M. M., 2017, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 68, 5, p. 909-921 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

case studies


The life history and ecology of Macrobrachium spinipes (Schenkel, 1902) in northern Australia: exploring hydrological connectivity through a model species

Author: Novak, P. A., 2015

Supervisor: Douglas, M. (Supervisor), Garcia, E. (Supervisor) & Pusey, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU