Author: Nick Whiterod

Murray hardyhead is an endangered native fish that now persists in less than 15 subpopulations patchily distributed across its former range across the southern Murray-Darling Basin. The species experienced major population declines during the Millennium Drought when many sites deteriorated and became disconnected. Nick, Sylvia,...

Conservation translocations are increasingly considered necessary in the recovery of threatened species. Translocations for population restoration generally fall into two categories:Reintroduction: returning a species back to former habitat; orReinforcement: releasing into existing population to bolster numbers and/or improve genetics.Translocations can be complex, and the...

Freshwater fish are important indicators of environmental change, and a long-term study by Aquasave / NGT staff recently published in the journal Landscape Ecology, illustrated how they were used to explore the benefits of the hydrological restoration of Long Swamp, the Ramsar Convention listed coastal...

[caption id="attachment_37622" align="alignright" width="300"] Clayton's Crayfish (Euastacus claytoni) [Rob McCormack][/caption] Spiny crayfish from the Euastacus genus are an inconspicuous casualty of the widespread and enduring bushfires that profoundly impacted Australia over 2019–20. As with other freshwater animals, spiny crayfish were not only directly impacted as the...

Following approval of my Fellowship report, I've officially become a Churchill Fellow! My Fellowship focused on the conservation translocation of threatened Australian freshwater species, namely, 'To develop world leading reintroduction strategies for threatened South Australian aquatic species'. My Fellowship report summarises the main activities of my overseas travels...

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