Macroinvertebrate Workshop

Hydrobiology’s aquatic scientists Michelle Hobbs and Justin Cutajar recently conducted a biodiversity workshop concerning the importance of macroinvertebrates, their utility as stream indicators and demonstrated their collection, processing and identification. A big thanks to the Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network for organising the workshop and volunteers for such a successful event. Photos provided by CWCN

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Continued Growth

Hydrobiology is happy to announce that we continue to grow across all facets of our business.  The Land and Water Management Group has recently expanded their capacity in the hydraulic and hydrological modelling space, with Dr Robynne Chrystal joining last month.  Robynne has a PhD in engineering specialising in ecohydrology and estuarine hydrodynamics. She has…

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SETAC Asia-Pacific 2018

This morning, Hydrobiology’s Dr Ross Smith (current SETAC World President) opened the SETAC Asia-Pacific 2018 Conference in Daegu, South Korea. This 3-day international conference brings together scientists, assessors, regulators and managers from government, industry and academia to address the challenges of managing environmental quality in the Asia-Pacific region.

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.  

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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…

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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…

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