Keynote Speaker – Professor Susan Lawrence FAHA FSA

Keynote Address: Rivers of Gold , 7pm Tuesday 26/10 Human influence on Australian rivers is nothing new. Recent research has demonstrated that Victoria’s nineteenth-century mining boom dumped a deluge of sand, silt and gravel into local rivers for over 50 years. ‘Sludge’ permanently altered floodplains and river channels all over Victoria. Theimpact was particularly great […]

Chris Dwyer

Field Demonstrations, 1.30pm Tuesday 26/10 with Dr Michael Shackleton, Jo Slijkerman & Dr James Grove Chris is a Waterway Management Practice and Director/Engineer of Confluence Pty Ltd .  He has been working in the industry for the past two decades and has extensive experience across New South Wales and Victoria, as well as numerous other projects […]

Dr James Grove

Field Demonstrations, 1.30pm Tuesday 26/10 with Chris Dwyer, Dr Michael Shackleton, & Jo Slijkerman James is a geomorphologist who uses GIS and field research to undertake research on riverbank erosion, arctic fluvial geomorphology, river condition assessment.

Jarod Lyon

Fish Habitat, 11.30am Tuesday 26/10 Jarod leads a team of researchers examining restoration ecology, ecological management plans and intervention based research that helps inform management and policy decisions. He has many years experience as a freshwater scientist, including restoration of woody habitat into rivers and streams, understanding the impact of bushfires on aquatic systems, threatened […]

Dr Paul McInerney

Role of macro-invertebrates, 10am Tuesday 26/10 with Associate Professor Ewen Silvester Paul’s research focus areas include freshwater food webs, how energy flow in ecosystems may be changed by both biotic and abiotic disturbance or by anthropogenic intervention and how invasive species alter the structure and function within freshwater ecosystems. Paul is interested in the responses […]

Dr Ewen Silvester

Water quality, 10am Tuesday 26/10 with Dr Paul McInerney Dr Ewen Silvester: Associate Professor in the Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems (CFE) based at the Albury-Wodonga Campus of La Trobe University. Ewen’s research interests are in understanding biogeochemical processes in rivers and wetlands, particularly the patterns and responses of these systems to seasonal changes and climatic […]

Jo Slijkerman

Riparian Vegetation Field Demonstration, 3pm Monday 25/10Field Demonstrations, 1.30pm Tuesday 26/10 with Chris Dwyer, Dr Michael Shackleton, Dr James Grove Johanna is a scientist with over fifteen years’ experience in waterway management, monitoring and policy. She has completed field-based assessments of riparian areas around rivers and wetlands, monitoring design and management planning. She has provided […]