ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Dr Kim Jenkins

Dr Kim Jenkins

Dr Kim Jenkins is a freshwater ecologist specialising in the relationships between food webs and ecosystem processes at broad ecosystem scales.  Her particular interest is in the relationship between food webs and water regimes, particularly in arid zone rivers and wetlands where whole food webs miraculously colonise after flooding, despite being dry for many years.  

Research Interests

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

Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney, 1987, Biology Major (Distinction)

Grad. Dip. in Communication (Journalism), University of Technology, 1992

Grad. Cert. Higher Ed., University of New England, 2007

PhD, University of New England, 2002 (Dryland river ecology)


Peer Reviewed Papers

Jenkins, K.M., Kingsford, R.T., Closs, G.P., Wolfenden, B.J., Matthaei C.D. and Hay, S.E. (2011) Climate change and freshwater ecosystems in Oceania: an assessment of vulnerability and adaptation opportunities. Pacific Conservation Biology 17:

Book Chapters

Boulton, A.J., Dahm, C., Correa, L., Kingsford, R.T., Jenkins, K.M., Negishi, J., Nakamura, F. Wijsman, P. Sheldon, F. and Goodwin, P. (2013) Good news: Progress in successful conservation and restoration.In, River conservation challenges and opportunities, (Eds) Sabater, S.And Elosegi, A. Fundacion BBVA http://www.fbbva.es.

Dahm, C., Boulton, A.J., Correa, L., Kingsford, R.T., Jenkins, K.M. and Sheldon, F. (2013) The role of science in planning, policy and conservation of river ecosystems: Examples from Australia and the United States.In, River conservation challenges and opportunities, (Eds) Sabater, S.And Elosegi, A. Fundacion BBVA http://www.fbbva.es.

Technical Reports

Wassens, S., Wolfenden, B., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Jenkins, K., Lenon, E., Hall, A., (2016) Long Term Intervention Monitoring Project, Murrumbidgee System Selected Area, Progress Report number 7, March 2016. Prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office.

Wassens, S., Wolfenden, B., Spencer, J., Thiem, J., Jenkins, K., Lenon, E., Hall, A., (2015) Long Term Intervention Monitoring Project, Murrumbidgee System Selected Area, Progress Report number 6, January 2016


 Current Projects

Monitoring ecosystem responses to Return Flows in the Koondrook-Pericoota Forest. Wolfenden, B., Jenkins, K. & McCasker, N. (2016-2017) NSW DPI (Fisheries), $36,908

Long Term Intervention Monitoring project-Murrumbidgee Selected Area - stage 2. Wassens,S., Hall, A., Wolfenden,B. Partners NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries), University of NSW, Riverina LLS, and NSW OEH, (2014-2019) CEWO, $3.5M