Our Team

Meet Our Team

We’re passionate about helping to improve food security, and sustain both livelihoods and biodiversity on a global scale.


  • Dwi Atminarso

PhD topic: The Impact of Perjaya Dam on biodiversity and livelihoods in the Komering River, Indonesia


  • Elka Blackman

PhD topic: Understanding gene flow, adaptation and adaptive potential of freshwater mussels


  • Joachim Bretzel

PhD topic: Advancing fish-protection screening at water diversions to support freshwater fish conservation in the Murray-Darling Basin


  • Thanasak Poomchaivej

PhD topic: Patterns of fish migration at Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River using the PIT (passive integrated transponder) monitoring system


  • Lauren Stoot

PhD topic: Predicting the impacts of river development on fish movement and population connectivity: A case study on the Clarence River system


  • Dr Jamin Forbes

PhD topic: Population dynamics and implications for management of a Murray cod and golden perch fishery in south-eastern Australia

  • Bettina Grieve

Honours topic: Assessing the effectiveness of PIT tagging for Mekong fish species

  • Dr Luke Pearce

PhD topic: Conservation management of southern pygmy perch (Nannoperca australis) in NSW, in the context of climatic extremes and alien species

  • Dr Daniel Svozil

PhD topic: Trait divergence in river and reservoir populations of Australian smelt (Retropinna semoni)

  • Dr An Vu

PhD topic: Diversity in the migration patterns of selected Mekong River fishes

Key Partner Researchers

Australian Partners

Australasian Fish Passage Services (AFPS)

  • Tim Marsden

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

  • Dr Ann Fleming

Australian Water Partnership

  • Rory Hunter

AWMA Water Control Solutions

  • Brett Kelly

Charles Sturt University (CSU)

  • Prof. Martin Mallen-Cooper

Hendricks Consulting

  • Hannah McPherson


  • Karl Pomorin

NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

  • Dr Craig Boys
  • Dr Trevor Daly
  • Luke Pearce

Snowy Hydro

  • Elizabeth Pope

International Government Organisations

The Mekong River Commission (MRC)

  • Dr So Nam

Department of Fisheries (Myanmar)

  • Nyunt Win

Flora and Fauna International (Myanmar)

  • Zau Lunn

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (Myanmar)

  • Aye Myint Swe

The Living Aquatic Resources Research Centre (LARReC) (Lao PDR)

  • Douangkham Singhanouvong
  • Khampheng Homsombath

Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute (Cambodia)

  • Chann Aun Tob

Research Institute for Freshwater Aquaculture and Fisheries Extension (Indonesia)

  • Dr Arif Wibowo

Research Institute for Inland Fisheries (Indonesia)

  • Rezki Antoni

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) (USA)

  • Dr Daniel Deng

United States Fisheries and Wildlife Service

  • Dr Alan Temple

International Tertiary Organisations

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (The Netherlands)

  • Dr Leon Hermans

The National University of Laos (NUoL)

  • Dr Oudom Phonekhampheng
  • Garry Thorncraft

Technical University of Munich (TUM) (Germany)

  • Prof. Juergen Geist
  • Josef Knott

University of Mpumalanga, South Africa

  • Dr Gordon O’Brien

International Tertiary Organisations

Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

  • Caroline Turner

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

  • Erinda Pubill Panen

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Our focus is on looking after fish from egg to adult stage and ensuring the sustainability of river infrastructure projects.

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