Welcome to Hydrobiology

Hydrobiology is an environmental consulting company offering integrated services in the physical, biological and chemical processes of environmental systems with a particular emphasis on the aquatic environment.

We have key technical strengths in the areas of risk assessment, impact assessment, hydrology, ecotoxicology, freshwater and marine ecology, river mechanics, water quality, geochemistry and contaminated sediment management.

Hydrobiology’s focus is technical excellence and high level scientific expertise delivered within a commercial framework. We are able to provide our clients with the best possible understanding of environmental risk for their environmental and impact management needs.

Australian Water Quality Guidelines

We are currently working on major revisions to the ANZECC guidelines. Contact us for more details.

Hydrobiology Author IESC Explanatory Note

  Hydrobiology have authored an Information Guidelines Explanatory Note titled – “Deriving site-specific guideline values for physico-chemical parameters and toxicants” for the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development (IESC). The explanatory note introduces the use of a water and sediment quality management framework to assist with the design…

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Marine eDNA

Hydrobiology is currently implementing environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling in marine environments. This method of sampling is a very effective and non-invasive way, to detect the presence of a wide variety of marine life. During a recent survey in Brazil, we encountered a marine turtle while performing eDNA sampling!  

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Hydrobiology at the latest RBMS Seminar

Hydrobiology’s own Dr Andy Markham, recently delivered a featured presentation at ‘The River Basin Management Society’ (RBMS) Seminar held in Brisbane, which included a range of interesting talks from academia, local governments and industry.  Andy’s insightful presentation covered the recovery of the Rio Doce, following a catastrophic sediment impact and other topics surrounding the geomorphological…

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