Areas of Expertise

Platypus population dynamics

The impacts of river regulation on platypus populations

My research is focused on assessing long-term changes in platypus populations and the current impacts of river regulation on platypus population dynamics. I am particularly interested in the use of historical records for monitoring long-term population changes and to highlight shifting baselines of abundance.

The main objective of my research project is to quantify the short and long-term effects of river regulation, the construction of dams, and the alteration of flow regimes on platypus populations. I am investigating population dynamics, including age structure, sex ratio, survival and dispersal in regulated and unregulated rivers across NSW and VIC.

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