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UC researcher has freshwater in his blood

Dr Evan Harrison, a Research Fellow within the Institute for Applied Ecology, is one of the University of Canberra’s research rising stars.

In the short time since completing his PhD he has attracted significant funding for his research, the majority of which has been focused on the assessment of river health in the ACT and southern NSW.

“Having healthy rivers is extremely important to me,” Dr Harrison says. “I grew up in Goulburn, NSW, where water management has always been a big issue during times of drought.”

As well as managing


How toxic is your fish?

PhD candidate Rajani Jagtap, the recipient of the Best Student Research Presentation Award in Risk Assessment and Environmental Monitoring, discusses her findings towards measuring mercury and selenium species in sediments and fish.

Experience at IAE

“Studying at the IAE has been a very good experience.  My primary supervisor, Prof. Bill Maher always supported me throughout my candidature.  He is always available to give me valuable advice regarding my project. With the funding of IAE I was able to present my


UC researchers lead conservation initiative in Papua New Guinea

Another exciting update from the Kikori Project Conservation Initiative in Papu New Guinea, led by researchers from the Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra.

The Kikori team have been facilitating the hatching of pig-nosed turtles at local primary schools, in an effort to raise awareness to protect the vulnerable species from over-harvesting. These hatchings and over 70 more where released in the Kikori Delta last month.

This initiative follows the extremely successful launch of a children’s book in Papua