The IFRG has a 150 square metre world-class research and teaching facility (the ‘aquatic lab’) at the CSU Albury campus.
Our world-class facility supports efforts nationally and internationally in researching fisheries ecology, breeding, and behaviour; hydropower and irrigation infrastructure impacts on fish migration; fish passage solutions; and fish screening technologies.
Our laboratory capabilities are facilitated by state-of-the-art equipment, including:
- Two hyperbaric chambers for testing the impacts of barotrauma on aquatic animals
- A shear flume for investigating the impacts of shear stress
- A screen-testing flume for examining the effects of screening technologies
- An otolith saw and microscope for aging otoliths
- Specially-designed aquaria for running behaviour-choice trials