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Dr Darren Giling is a Senior Research Fellow in Quantitative Ecology in the Institute for Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra and CSIRO Land and Water. Darren is an ecosystem and community ecologist with broad interests in the relationships between biodiversity, food-web structure, and the functioning of ecosystems.
Darren’s applied research seeks to understand how environmental changes and management decisions influence freshwater, riparian, and floodplain habitats. He studies how land-use and climate change affect biological community structure and organic matter storage and dynamics in river and lakes. For instance, his work has shown that replanting native riparian vegetation along Australian agricultural streams improves stream health by restoring links between the terrestrial and aquatic environment. He has also used lake enclosures to experimentally demonstrate how extreme storms can induce algal blooms that drastically increase rates of lake primary production and respiration.
Darren is currently working with a range of stakeholders in the Murray-Darling Basin to develop models for predicting how environmental flows influence the functioning of river ecosystems at broad spatial scales.
PhD, Monash University
2010 → 2014
Award Date: 24 Jul 2014
Bachelor, Monash University
2005 → 2008
Award Date: 2 Apr 2009
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO Land & Water2019 → …
Post-doctoral researcher, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig2016 → 2019
Post-doctoral researcher, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries2014 → 2016
Research assistant, Monash University2008 → 2009
Bennett, J. M., Giling, D. P., Hines, J., Phillips, H. R. P., May, F., Bannar-Martin, K. H., Chase, J. M. & Keil, P., Nov 2020, In: Global Ecology and Biogeography. 29, 11, p. 1940-1955 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)6 Downloads (Pure)
Giling, D. P., Hines, J., Isbell, F., Ristok, C., Tilman, D., Weisser, W. W. & Eisenhauer, N., 1 Nov 2020, In: Science Advances. 6, 45, p. 1-8 9 p., eabb6603.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)5 Downloads (Pure)
Giling, D. P., Rzanny, M., Voigt, W., Meyer, S. T., Weisser, W. W., Eisenhauer, N. & Ebeling, A., Jun 2019, In: Ecology. 100, 6, p. 1 e02679.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Giling, D. P., Hättenschwiler, S., Hillebrand, H., Hines, J., Isbell, F., Koller-France, E., König-Ries, B., de Kroon, H. & 22 others, , 2019, Mechanisms underlying the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function. Eisenhauer, N., Bohan, D. A. & Dumbrell, A. J. (eds.). 1 ed. London, UK: Academic Press Inc., Vol. 61. p. 1-54 54 p. (MECHANISMS UNDERLYING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION).
Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in Book › Chapter
Giling, D. P., Beaumelle, L., Phillips, H. R. P., Cesarz, S., Eisenhauer, N., Ferlian, O., Gottschall, F., Guerra, C., Hines, J., Sendek, A., Siebert, J., Thakur, M. P. & Barnes, A. D., Mar 2019, In: Global Change Biology. 25, 3, p. 763-774 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review