Available to supervise Higher Degree by Research students

20052020
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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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water management Earth & Environmental Sciences
decision making Earth & Environmental Sciences
river Earth & Environmental Sciences
environmental management Earth & Environmental Sciences
macroinvertebrate Earth & Environmental Sciences
aquatic ecosystem Earth & Environmental Sciences
adaptive management Earth & Environmental Sciences
stakeholder Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2010 2020

Below Dams monitoring Program

THOMPSON, R., BROADHURST, B. & NICHOLS, S.

5/04/1731/03/20

Project: OtherResearch

Diagnosing river health using invertebrate traits and DNA barcodes

KEFFORD, B., CHESSMAN, B., Goonan, P., Hoffman, A., MAC NALLY, R., Metzeling, L., NICHOLS, S., Ramos, M. J. G. & Warne, M.

15/12/1615/12/19

Project: Research

Water Quality monitoring Campbell 5 Project 2

BROADHURST, B., DYER, F., HARRISON, E. & NICHOLS, S.

11/11/1531/12/19

Project: Other

How much salt is too much for Australian Alpine streams?

KEFFORD, B., HARRISON, E. & NICHOLS, S.

9/02/1631/01/19

Project: Research

Research Output 2005 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)

Biological interactions mediate context and species-specific sensitivities to salinity

Bray, J. P., Reich, J., Nichols, S. J., Kon Kam King, G., Mac Nally, R., Thompson, R., O’Reilly-Nugent, A. & Kefford, B. J., 21 Jan 2019, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 374, 1764, p. 1-10 10 p., 20180020.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Salinity
Ecosystems
Toxicity
salinity
toxic substances
freshwater ecosystem
Flocculation
flocculation
Ecosystems
Metals
1 Citation (Scopus)

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., 1 Feb 2018, In : Biological Conservation. 218, p. 291-292 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

aid
synthesis
decision
cutting (process)
methodology
1 Citation (Scopus)

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 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

1 Citation (Scopus)

Using Systematic Review and Evidence Banking to Increase Uptake and Use of Aquatic Science in Decision-Making

Bennett, M. G., Lee, S. S., Schofield, K. A., Ridley, C., Norton, S. B., Webb, J. A., Nichols, S. J., Ogden, R. & Collins, A., 4 Nov 2018, In : Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. 27, 4, p. 103-109 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

banking
systematic review
decision making
synthesis
limnology