Using macroinvertebrates to determine water quality in the Mulloon Creek Catchment

Dr Dan Starrs conducting electro backpack fishing in the Mulloon Creek Catchment

Dr Dan Starrs conducting electro backpack fishing in the Mulloon Creek Catchment

The Australian National University currently has an opportunity for Honours students to take part in follow-up work on the 2015-16 Macroinvertebrate study that sought originally to determine and measure the biological and physical parameters of water quality in the Mulloon Creek catchment. 

The follow-up study work will combine physic-chemical characterisation of the water and compare those measurements with the macroinvertebrates that are present to develop an understanding of how the environmental conditions can affect an invertebrate community. As macroinvertebrates respond to the water characteristics, the community structure can be translated into a better understanding of the water quality. For further information on the project please contact Principal Investigator Paul Cooper.

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