Role of macro-invertebrates
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 of basal resources to altered ecosystem conditions and how such changes can influence trophic pathways for higher consumers. Paul is experienced in field based research programs, both within the MDB and overseas, and is involved in a number of large–scale basin–wide research programs. Paul works collaboratively with other scientists and government to produce highly quality peer reviewed research that remains useful, relevant and interpretable to natural resource managers.