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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.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
PhD, Monash University
2010 → 2014
Award Date: 24 Jul 2014
Bachelor, Monash University
2005 → 2008
Award Date: 2 Apr 2009
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO Land & Water
2019 → …
Post-doctoral researcher, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
2016 → 2019
Post-doctoral researcher, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
2014 → 2016
Research assistant, Monash University
2008 → 2009
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1/08/21 → 25/01/25
Exploring the Suitability of Ecosystem Metabolomes to Assess Imprints of Brownification and Nutrient Enrichment on LakesFonvielle, J. A., Giling, D. P., Dittmar, T., Berger, S. A., Nejstgaard, J. C., Lyche Solheim, A., Gessner, M. O., Grossart, H. P. & Singer, G., May 2021, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 126, 5, p. 1-19 19 p., e2020JG005903.
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Importance of exposure route in determining nanosilver impacts on a stream detrital processing chainBatista, D., Giling, D. P., Pradhan, A., Pascoal, C., Cássio, F. & Gessner, M. O., Dec 2021, In: Environmental Pollution. 290, p. 1-10 10 p., 118088.
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Craven, D., van der Sande, M. T., Meyer, C., Gerstner, K., 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.
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Barnes, A. D., Scherber, C., Brose, U., Borer, E. T., Ebeling, A., Gauzens, B., Giling, D. P., Hines, J., Isbell, F., Ristok, C., Tilman, D., Weisser, W. W. & Eisenhauer, N., 4 Nov 2020, In: Science Advances. 6, 45, p. 1-8 9 p., eabb6603.
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Hines, J., 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 1 p., 02679.
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