Attending the 9ASM conference

Hydrobiology is attending the 9ASM conference in Hobart this week!

Ben Pearson presented some of the work and challenges associated with the transformation of Oxley Creek and restoration strategies this morning. Still to come is Marie Bigot’s presentation on the derivation of site-specific water quality guideline values using modelling tools on Wednesday.


Singapore office update

Hydrobiology has opened its doors in Singapore to provide more local support to our southeast Asia clients. Jacqueline Tham has taken the role of Singapore representative and regional project manager. Working with Andy, Simon and Ross, she is helping to expand our network in the region to provide better, more immediate support to our existing…


R&D and research collaboration

In collaboration with the Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist (eriss), Supervising Scientist Branch, Department of the Environment and Energy.  Hydrobiology R&D team investigated whether Cu and Ni measured by the Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films (DGT) technique are equivalent to the bioavailable concentration of Cu and Ni that causes toxicity to a local…


Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow Awards

Hydrobiology is excited to have been recognised as one of Australia’s 200 leading businesses in Westpac’s ‘Businesses of Tomorrow’ awards.  In doing so we were able to demonstrate a strong and resilient business model, a focus on product delivery, innovation and differentiation, and a clear vision for future business growth.  Congratulations and a big thank…


New Appointments

Hydrobiology is pleased to announce the appointment of two new staff members.  Michelle Hobbs has joined our Ecology and Biodiversity team as a Professional Scientist and provides valuable experience in ecology, Aboriginal stakeholder engagement, and water quality policy.  Jacqueline Tham has joined our Singapore office as a Project Manager and brings significant knowledge of South-East…


Fishing in the Fitzroy

Hydrobiology was recently commissioned to undertake an aquatic ecology baseline and impact assessment in Central Queensland. The sampling focused on the aquatic biota with sampling methods including the use of an e-fisher, various net types and bait traps to establish the faunal composition of the surveyed waterways and dams. Macroinvertebrates and diatoms were also collected…


Naoro-Brown Hydropower Survey

Hydrobiology have continued their presence in PNG undertaking the first post-wet seasonal survey for the proposed Naoro-Brown Hydropower Scheme. The collected data will inform the environmental impact statement to protect the aquatic ecosystem and fisheries values within the inundation and downstream areas of the proposed dam.

Sponsoring the Easts Tigers Rugby Union Club

Hydrobiology continues to be a proud Junior sponsor of the Easts Tigers Rugby Union Club in Brisbane (  For the 2018 season we are sponsoring the U16 Division 1 side who are having a strong run in their competition.  Easts Tigers, founded in 1949, is one of Brisbane’s leading clubs and an integral part of…


Exmouth Deep-Sea Baseline Survey: FPSO Decommissioning

Hydrobiology has teamed up with SEAS Offshore to conduct a marine survey for a large offshore oil and gas operator. The baseline survey was designed to gather environmental data prior to the decommissioning of an offshore floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The impact assessment survey was conducted on board the Skandi Hercules (DOF…