Arid aquatic refugia
This freshwater ecology project asks, ‘are waterholes within the Flinders Ranges an important refugia for aquatic micro invertebrates’?
How might these be impacted by a changing climate?
Study freshwater ecology
Professor Justin Brookes leads a research group that conducts research in two main areas: water quality for human consumptions and water for the environment.
Change to land-use and modified hydrology has changed nutrient loading and biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems, including estuaries, lakes, rivers and wetlands. We study how plant and animal physiology; populations and community assemblages respond to changes in flow and biogeochemistry.
We are particularly interested in productivity and the transfer of material from one trophic level to another.
We conduct a lot of research in partnership with the water industry. This is particularly focussed on cyanobacteria and water quality in drinking water reservoirs.
Whether you're still at high school or planning to join us mid-year, taking a break from study or rethinking your career path, come chat with us at our STEM Careers Night.
You and your parents are invited to join us on campus on Tuesday 18 May 2021 to see what’s available in the world of STEM.