ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Dr Kevin Warburton

Dr Kevin Warburton

Dr. Kevin Warburton's research background includes work in three main areas: aquatic ecology (especially population dynamics, habitat use and restoration biology), animal behaviour (especially foraging, predator avoidance, competitive interactions and learning) and fisheries biology (especially stock assessment of commercial fish and crustaceans).  Research projects have involved freshwater and marine fish, crayfish, crabs, freshwater and marine prawns, squid, zooplankton and insects.  In recent years, research and consultancy activities have focussed mainly on the behaviour of freshwater fish and on community engagement to build capacity for the collaborative management of freshwater systems.

Bachelor of Science, University of Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1971

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1975

Strategic Research Areas

Fish Ecology Collaborative Research Unit (ILWS Sustainable Water)

Peer Reviewed Papers

Warburton, K. (ed.).  Freshwater Research News.   Issues from March 2009. Online version:

Warburton, K. and Hughes, R.  (2011)  Learning of foraging skills by fish.  In: Brown, C., Laland, K.N. & Krause, J. (eds.), Fish Cognition and Behaviour.   Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell. 472 pp.  

Lammers, J.H., Warburton, K. and Cribb, B. (2010)   Individual competition and the emergence of density-dependent exposure to predation: how behaviours influence population processes.  Adaptive Behaviour, 18(2), 171-183.  

Lammers, J. H., Warburton, K., & Cribb, B. W.   (2009) Anti-predator strategies in relation to diurnal refuge usage and exploration in the Australian freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium australiense. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 29(2), 175-182.  

Lammers, J. H., Warburton, K., & Cribb, B. W. (2009)  Diurnal refuge competition in the freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium australiense. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 29(4), 476-483.