Our hydrological research focuses on the interactions between river flow and aquatic ecology; providing critical knowledge required for the management and sustainable use of surface and groundwater water resources. Our team specialises in quantifying the effects of high wet season (flood) and low dry season river flows on aquatic ecosystems, and detecting surface-groundwater interactions using remote sensing. We also have expertise in rainforest hydrology, with an emphasis on understanding how the canopy water balance controls ecological conditions and the potential impacts of climate change.
Research undertaken in these ecosystems by the group includes:
- Stormwater management through the use of water sensitive urban design features such as rain gardens and green roofs
- Climate and development impacts on riverine fish refugia in northern Australia
- Hydrodynamic modelling of wetland connectivity on floodplains
- Hydro-ecological interactions in Australia’s tropical Rainforest