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Consulting Services

The IAE offers a range of services to help better inform your management and policy decisions. We have specialist expertise in a range of areas, and can help find solutions to your environmental problems.

  • Monitoring and assessment of freshwater systems at local, regional and national scales
  • Environmental flow management – design, monitor and evaluate
  • Apply Eco Evidence, a rapid evidence-synthesis framework management and policy development.
  • Mesocosms studies to determine the effect of chemical and other stressors on freshwater communities and ecosystem functions.
  • Freshwater System rehabilitation design, monitoring and evaluation, including system conceptualisation, identification of options and their prioritisation
  • Communication and engagement around freshwater science and its application to management
  • Project management

Contact

Dr Fiona Dyer
Fiona.Dyer@canberra.edu.au
Ph: +61 2 62012452

  • Detection of invasive and native fish species within water-bodies using either single species or multi-species assays
  • Development of specific eDNA assays for macro invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles and fish
  • Biodiversity inventories from water sources , including terrestrial species

Contact

Associate Professor Dianne Gleeson
Dianne.Gleeson@canberra.edu.au
Ph: +61 2 62012237

  • Measurement of trace elements in water, plant, animal and soil samples.
  • Speciation of As, Hg, Se, and Sb in environmental, food, clinical, mining or health supplements.
  • Biogeochemical cycling in aquatic environments (freshwater, marine and estuaries).
  • Ecotoxicology specialising in relating exposure, dose, response with an emphasis on sub-lethal and energetic health measurements.
  • Mesocosms studies to determine the effect of chemical and other stressors on freshwater communities and ecosystem functions.

Contact

Associate Professor Simon Foster
Simon.Foster@canberra.edu.au
Ph: +61 2 62012540

  • Use of genetic tools to detect natives and invaders
  • Species identification from trace environmental (eDNA) samples, e.g. scats, saliva, hair fragments, other tissues, and freshwater samples
  • Modelling to determine species boundaries, detect dispersal, and identify individuals.

Contact

Professor Stephen Sarre
Stephen.Sarre@canberra.edu.au
Ph: +61 2 62015657

  • Genetics and identification of fish species
  • Fish biodiversity surveys

Contact

Peter Unmack
Peter.Unmack@canberra.edu.au
Ph: +61 2 62015528