River flows and predator trophic ecology in tropical river-floodplains of northern Australia.

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

This PhD project will explore links between river-floodplain flow regimes and
the trophic ecology, biomass production and distribution of abundant and threatened aquatic predators in northern Australia. This project aims to improve our understanding of how northern Australia's aquatic ecosystems may change as a result of climate change and possible water resource development. The candidate will be expected to develop a research program incorporating field sampling of biological tissues from predator assemblages, in systems such as the Roper River, and/or be expected to develop statistical models using existing data to inform fisheries, threatened species or river management.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/07/2130/06/24