ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Adjunct Members

  • ABC
  • DEF
  • GHI
  • JKL
  • MNO
  • PQR
  • STU
  • VWXYZ

The Institute has a number of adjuncts, who are not employed by Charles Sturt University, but who work for other organisations, are private consultants, or whose research is supported by the Institute. These researchers often work in collaboration with ILWS researchers and add to the breadth and diversity of research being undertaken in the various disciplines and strategic research areas by ILWS. They include:

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Paul amoatengDr Paul Amoateng

Research Interests:

  • Urban and regional planning
  • Sustainable development
  • Flood risk management
  • Urban ecosystems
  • Social and environmental impact assessment
  • Stakeholder engagement

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Associate Professor Bill Anscombe
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Hem Baral Associate Professor Hem Baral
Research Interests:

  • Biology and population research of birds and mammals

tim barlow

Mr Tim Barlow

Botanist / Natural Resources Manager

Tim has over 30 years’ experience working in biodiversity conservation, primarily as a botanist.  He is currently the Ramsar Co-ordinator for the Barmah Forest Ramsar Site, with a special interest in environmental water, threatened species, and pest plant and animal management.

Research Interests:

  • Grassland ecology
  • Moira Grass wetlands
  • Vegetation responses to environmental water.

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Dr Chris Barlow
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Prof John Blackwell

Professor John Blackwell


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Mr Ashley Bland

Research Interests:

  • Natural resource management and renewable energy


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Gilad Bino

Dr Gilad Bino

Ecologist

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Professor Kath Bowmer

Professor Kathleen Bowmer

Professor of Water Policy

  • Aquatic ecology
  • Residue chemistry
  • Agricultural science
  • Natural resource management
  • River restoration and management; Research policy and management

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Craig Boys

Dr Craig Boys

Senior fish ecologist

Research Interests:

  • Design and operation of water infrastructure
  • Fish passage and healthier fish populations
  • Design of fish screens at river offtakes.

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Andrew Carter

Dr Andrew Carter

Terrestrial ecologist

Research Interests:

  • Wildlife conservation
  • Endangered species
  • Population ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Biodiversity monitoring
  • Invasive species management

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Ms Kate Charters

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chaka chorovza

Dr Chaka Chirozva


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Elizabeth Clarke

Dr Liz Clarke

Research Interests:

  • Rural research for development and rural livelihoods
  • Social innovation and innovation systems
  • Sustainability adaptation and transformation (including climate change)
  • Local and indigenous knowledge
  • Knowledge management and co-production
  • Disaster and risk management
  • Capacity development and pedagogy
  • Research-policy engagement and governance
  • Participatory evaluation and learning
  • Facilitation, participatory process and action research
  • Trans- and interdisciplinary research design, facilitation and implementation
  • Complex systems thinking and research

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Dr Patrick Cobbinah


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Dr Penny Cooke


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Prof Lijuan Cui
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Nick DavidsonDr Nick Davidson

Research Interests:

  • Ecology, assessment and conservation of coastal and inland wetlands
  • Conservation and sustainable use, impact assessments and restoration
  • Ecophysiology and flyway conservation of migratory waterbirds
  • Integrated costal zone management

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Meaghan Duncan

Dr Meaghan Duncan

Freshwater Fish Ecologist

Research Interests:

  • Environmental DNA
  • Conservation genetics
  • Fish passage and migration

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Dr Lisa Farnsworth

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Professor Max Finlayson
Wetland Ecologist
Research Interests:

  • Human well-being and wetland health
  • Vulnerability and adaptation of wetlands/rivers to climate change
  • Wetland restoration and management
  • Wetland ecosystem services

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Barney Foran

Mr Barney Foran

Biophysical Scientist & Futures Specialist

Research Interests:

  • Rangeland ecology, agricultural systems, environmental science and long term analysis of Australia's physical economy
  • Sustainability issues of energy, greenhouse, human population, lifestyle, water, biodiversity and land use
  • Future designs for Australia's economy

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Professor Roy Gardner

Research Interests:

  • Wetland law and policy (domestic and international)

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Popular Gentle

Dr Popular Gentle

Environmental and social scientist

Research Interests:

  • Natural Resource Governance
  • Livelihoods
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Institutions
  • Gender
  • Reproductive Rights

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GoldneyProfessor David Goldney
Wildlife ecologist
Research Interests:

  • Platypus ecology
  • Impacts of longwall mining on amphibian populations

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Associate Professor Mike Grace


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A/Prof Ian Gray

Associate Professor Ian Gray

Social Scientist

Research Interests:

  • Rail transport and its relationship to regional development and social issues

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Ms Lorraine Hardwick
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sascha healy

Ms Sascha Healy

Research Interests:

  • Environmental water management
  • Aquatic and floodplain vegetation response to flows
  • Ecology, restoration and management of river and floodplain environments
  • Ecology and conservation of floodplain frogs

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Kent Hortle

Mr Kent Hortle

Fisheries Specialist

Research Interests:

  • Inland Fisheries
  • River Ecology
  • Impacts of Hydropower

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Geoff HeardDr Geoff Heard
Applied spatial ecologist
Research Interests:

  • Spatial ecology of wildlife in fragmented landscapes
  • Conservation decision making
  • Wildlife monitoring
  • Evaluating conservation programs

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Andy Herb

Mr Andy Herb

Ecologist

Research Interests:

  • Wetland and stream restoration
  • Wetland assessment
  • Wetland and riparian plant propagation

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David James

Professor David James

Environmental economics

Research Interests:

  • Applications of economic principles
  • Techniques and policy initiatives in managing the environment and natural resource systems

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Dr Kim Jenkins

Freshwater ecologist

Research Interests:

  • Flow ecology relationships
  • Microinvertebrate ecology and management within regulated wetland
    systems
  • Environmental watering and ecological monitoring
  • Food web ecology

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Dr Jess Jennings


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Adam Kerezsy

Dr Adam Kerezsy

Freshwater ecologist

Research Interests

  • Fish in rivers and springs of the Murray-Darling and Lake Eyre Basins

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Dr Yoshi Kobayashi


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Dr John Koehn

Fish ecologist

Research Interests:

  • Native freshwater fish
  • Murray-Darling Basin
  • Restoration of rivers and populations
  • Application of knowledge to provide management solutions



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Josef Knott

Dr Josef Knott

Freshwater Fisheries Scientist

Research Interests:

  • Hydropower
  • Fish Passage
  • Aquatic Biodiversity
  • Freshwater Ecology

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R. Keller Kopf

Dr R. Keller Kopf
Fish Ecologist
Research Interests:

  • Aquatic ecology
  • Environmental management
  • Conservation biology
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Kumar

Dr Ritesh Kumar

Wetlands International South Asia

Research Interests:

  • Institutions and governance
  • Integrated management of wetlands
  • Ecosystem services valuation

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Yinru Lei

Dr Yinru Lei (Ruby)

Wetland ecologist

Dr Lei is an Associated Research Fellow at Institute of Wetland Research, Chinese Academy of Forestry, and an Adjunct Research Associate at Institute for land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Research Interests:

  • Wetland restoration and conservation
  • Environmental policy analysis
  • Social impact analysis and environmental education


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Richard Loyn

Mr Richard Loyn

Ecologist

Research Interests:

  • Ecology of forests
  • Fire
  • Wetlands
  • Rural landscapes
  • Conservation
  • Disturbance
  • Birds and mammals
  • Environmental flows
  • Bird survey methods
  • Meeting the needs of people and nature

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Dr Anna Lukasiewicz

Dr Anna Lukasiewicz

Social researcher in water management

Research Interests:

  • Water governance
  • Social justice theories in every-day water management decisions


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Dr Martin Mallen-Cooper  


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Dr Andrew Manning
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Time Marsden

Mr Tim Marsden

Fisheries biologist

Research Interests:

  • Provision of fish passage at man-made barriers to fish migration
  • Management and rehabilitation of freshwater fisheries with a particular focus on habitat access, maintenance and rehabilitation

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Dr Nicki Mazur

ENVision Environmental Consulting

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tim mcdonald

Dr Tony McDonald

Research Interests:

  • Climate change and food security

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Dr Rob McInnes


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Dr Paul McInerney
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Randy Milton

Mr Randy Milton

Ecologist

Research Interests:

  • Ecology
  • Assessment and conservation of coastal, wetland, and forest landscapes
  • Conservation and sustainable use of wildlife
  • Species-at-risk recovery

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wendy minato

Dr Wendy Minato

Research Interests:

  • NRM and social norms, social psychology, qualitative research

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Dr Devaki Monani
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Dr Rebecca Montague-Drake
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Dr Melanie Muller
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Dr Kuenga Namgay


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Dr Anna Navarro Cuenca

Marine Biologist/Aquatic ecotoxicologist

Research Interests:

  • Anthropogenic impact on aquatic systems
  • Ecotoxicogenomics
  • Environmental Risk Assessment; Environmental DNA

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Dr Daryl Nielsen
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swapan paul

Dr Swapan Paul

Aquatic ecologist

Research Interests:

  • Urban wetlands


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Mr Luke Pearce 
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A/Prof Bruce Pennay

Associate Professor Bruce Pennay

Historian

Research Interests:

  • Cultural heritage of the NSW/Victorian border region; post-war immigration history and heritage


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John Pengelley

Mr John Pengelly

Environmental Analytical Chemist

Research Interests:

  • Water/Analytical Chemistry
  • Development of methodologies and protocols to address ecosystem function processes

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Dr Luisa Perez-Mujica
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Dave Pritchard

Dr Dave Pritchard

Ecologist

Research Interests:

  • Wetlands
  • Protected areas
  • Migratory species
  • Science-policy interface
  • Global environmental governance
  • Relationship between cultural and natural heritage
  • Environmental aesthetics
  • Ecological arts practices; value systems

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venkatDr Venkat Pulla

Research Interests:

  • Human coping an resilience
  • Green social work
  • Theories, experiences, and challenges in community work
  • Advancing social work in mental health through strengths-based practice
  • Aspects of community empowerment and resilience


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Jay Punthakey

Professor Jay Punthakey

Research Interests:

  • Developing new techniques for sustainable management of stressed and high risk aquifers
  • Seawater intrusion modelling
  • Assessing the impact of climate change on coastal communities and coastal freshwater ecosystems
  • Improving water management outcomes for water stressed communities

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Mr Jorge Ramos
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Dr Tom Rayner
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Dr Gavin Rees
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Bruce Robertson

Dr Bruce Robertson

Professor in conservation genetics and wildlife management

Research Interests:

  • Conservation of endangered New Zealand species; wildlife management issues; genetic management of kākāpō.

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Dr Mary Rosengren
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Mr Tashi Samdup
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Dr Clayton Sharpe
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Dr Luiz Silva

Freshwater Fisheries Scientist

Research Interests:

  • Impact of water infrastructure on fish
  • Fish passages and fish migration
  • Non-invasive methods for fish surveys

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Dr Matthew Simpson
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Dr Guy Sion
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Jen Spencer Dr Jennifer Spencer

Ecologist

Research Interests:

  • Waterbird ecology and conservation
  • Migratory shorebird ecology

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Fleur Stelling

Dr Fleur Stelling

Social scientist

Research Interests:

  • Social dimensions of biodiversity, fire risk and climate change

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Dr Sam Strong
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Dr Daniel Svozil
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Dr Iain Taylor

Dr Iain Taylor

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Dr Karma Tenzing
Social scientist
Research Interests

  • Rangeland management
  • Property rights
  • Rural livelihoods

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Dr Rik Thwaites

Dr Rik Thwaites
Social scientist
Research Interests

  • Human aspects of environmental management and conservation
  • Australian indigenous culture and resource management

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Dr Jason Thiem
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Buyani Thomy

Dr Buyani Thomy

Environmental Economist

Research Interests:

  • Environmental and resources economics
  • Agricultural economics
  • Non-market evaluation
  • Economic evaluation of water sensitive urban designs

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Mr Garry Thorncraft
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Dr Anne van Dam
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Mr Michael Vanderzee
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Geoff Vietz

Dr Geoff Vietz

Senior research fellow in waterway science and management

Research Interests:

  • Geomorphology and Ecohydraulics

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Wesley Ward

Dr Wes Ward
Social Researcher
Research Interests:

  • Problems in agricultural and natural resource management
  • Complex group and organisational communication
  • Adapting technologically-mediated communication for intercultural relations
  • Improving communication by scientists


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peter waterman

Mr Peter Waterman

Research Interests:


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Mr Garth Watson
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Dr Justin Watson
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Dr Helen P. WaudbyDr Helen Waudby

Research Interests:

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John Williams

Dr John Williams

Professor in landscape hydrology

Research Interests:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Productive and sustainable land-use practices
  • The nature of agriculture as part of the natural ecosystem

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