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Biography

I am a freshwater scientist with experience in biological assessment of river health, benthic invertebrate ecology and teaching (tertiary and industry). My research has focused on the use of invertebrate predictive models for bioassessment, the reference condition and causal analysis for ecological assessment of river condition. Most recently my work has focused on DNA-based identification of macroinvertebrates for routine assessment of aquatic biodiversity and diagnosing river health using macroinvertebrate traits.

Student Projects Available

Please contact me if you are interested in undertaking a PhD in any of the following areas:

  • Understanding the influence of environmental change on invertebrate communities to predict consequences of multiple stressors

  • Improving the functionality of freshwater bioassessment

  • Diagnostic river health using macroinvertebrate traits as indicators

  • Genetic bar coding: applying invertebrate bar coding to routine bioassessment

  • Linking environmental flows and river health

  • Systematic evidence synthesis for environmental policy and management

  • Environmental evidence and the law.

Related Links

AUSRIVAS - http://ausrivas.ewater.org.au

If you would like information regarding training and accreditation in Australian River Assessment System (AUSRIVAS) methods please email me or visit the AUSRIVAS website – http://ausrivas.ewater.org.au/ausrivas/index.php/course-information

Centre for Evidence Informed Policy and Practice - http://ceipp.org.au

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Projects 2010 2020

Research Output 2005 2018

1 Citations

Cutting through the complexity to aid evidence synthesis. A response to Haddaway and Dicks

Cook, C. N., Nichols, S. J., Webb, A., Fuller, R. A. & RICHARDS, R. Feb 2018 In : Biological Conservation. 218, p. 291-292 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

aid
synthesis
decision
cutting (process)
methodology
1 Citations

Timely delivery of scientific knowledge for environmental management: a Freshwater Science initiative

Norton, S. B., Webb, J. A., Schofield, K. A., Nichols, S. J., Ogden, R., Bennett, M., Lee, S., Ridley, C., Gibbs, D. & Collins, A. Jun 2018 In : Freshwater Science. 37, 2, p. 205-207

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

5 Citations

A DNA barcode database of Australia’s freshwater macroinvertebrate fauna

Carew, M. E., Nichols, S. J., Batovska, J., St Clair, R., Murphy, N. P., Blacket, M. J. & Shackleton, M. E. 2017 In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 68, 10, p. 1788-1802 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

DNA barcoding
macroinvertebrates
macroinvertebrate
fauna
DNA

An evidence-based approach for integrating ecological, hydrological and consumptive models to optimize flow management: a proof of concept

Nichols, S. J., Powell, S. J., Peat, M. & Johnson, W. 2017 In : Policy Studies. 38, 5, p. 432-446 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations

An Objective Method to Prioritize Socio-Environmental Water Management Tradeoffs Using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis

Martin, D. M., Powell, S. J., Webb, J., Nichols, S. J. & POFF, L. 2017 In : River Research and Applications. 33, 4, p. 586-596 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

decision analysis
Decision theory
Water management
water management
Catchments