ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Program Team members near the river

Edward-Kolety-Wakool MER Program Team

The Edward-Kolety-Wakool MER Program is funded by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office and is being undertaken from 2019 to 2022. This project will be undertaken as a collaboration between Charles Sturt University, NSW DPI (Fisheries), NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, La Trobe University and Streamology.

Name Project RoleResponsibilityOrganisation

Associate Professor Robyn WattsProfessor Robyn Watts

Profile

Project Leader
CSU team Leader

Coordinate project reporting

Stakeholder engagement

Riverbank and aquatic vegetation
Hydraulic modelling
Hydrology

Charles Sturt University

Dr Nicole McCasker Dr Nicole McCasker

Profile

Assistant Project Leader

CSU team member

Fish reproduction (larvae)

Coordinate laboratory work
Data analysis and management

Charles Sturt University

Xiaoying LiuDr Xiaoying Liu

Profile

CSU team member

Field work

Laboratory analysis

Data management, analysis and reporting

Charles Sturt University

Dr Catherine AllenA/Prof Catherine Allan

Profile

CSU team member

Social science research

Data management, analysis and reporting

Charles Sturt University

John TrethewieJohn Trethewie

CSU team member

(Technical Officer)

Fish recruitment

Charles Sturt University

Dr James Van DykeDr James Van Dyke

La Trobe team member

Turtle research

La Trobe University

Professor Nick BondProfessor Nick Bond

La Trobe team leader

Stream metabolism

Data analysis and modelling

La Trobe University

Dr Jason Thiem

DPI team leader

Fish movement and fish adult populations

NSW DPI

Dr Meaghan DuncanDr Meaghan Duncan

DPI team member

eDNA biodiversity research

NSW DPI

Dr Daniel WrightDr Daniel Wright

DPI team member

Fish community responses to environmental watering NSW DPI

Rohan Rehwinkel

DPI team member

Field work for fish community and fish movement

NSW DPI

Chris Smith

DPI team member

Field work for fish larvae, community and movement

NSW DPI

sascha healy Ms Sascha Healy

Profile

OEH team Leader

Riverbank and aquatic vegetation

NSW OEH

Dr Geoff VietzDr Geoff Vietz

Streamology team member

Physical habitat research

Project planning and reporting

Streamology

Neil SuttonNeil Sutton

Streamology team member

Physical habitat research

Project planning and reporting

Streamology

Dr Julia HowittDr Julia Howitt
Julia was an environmental chemist and member of the Edward/Kolety-Wakool research team from 2010 to 2020. Sadly, Julia passed away in April 2020. The legacy of her contribution to our understanding of carbon dynamics and water quality (especially hypoxic blackwater) in the Murray-Darling Basin is ongoing. We will continue to use long-term datasets that Julia helped establish, to predict outcomes of environmental watering actions and assist the management of river ecosystems.

CSU team member

Environmental Chemist Charles Sturt University