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The 6th Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology

I’m pleased to announce that I am co-chairing an international conference on urban stream ecology in May 2023 in Brisbane…The 6th Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology. Please consider joining us: Abstracts are NOW OPEN.

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Linking stormwater control performance to stream ecosystem outcomes: Incorporating a performance metric into effective imperviousness

If stream ecosystem restoration and or stormwater managment is your schtick…please take a read of my new article here.

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Nature-Based Solutions

Some really great examples of how replicating or protecting natural watershed processes and functions can restore stream health and reduce flooding. In a time of changing climate it is more important than ever that we embrace such approaches. This is … Continue reading

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Wetting fronts: the beauty and the science

A stunning video ūüĖ§The Greenough River re-wetting for the first time in 2022. These wetting fronts bring water, nutrients, propagules and biota which stimulate a massive shift in the structure and function of the river system. While not quite as … Continue reading

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COVID-19 is having an enormous impact on postgraduate students

PhD students have long shown high degrees of stress and uncertainty in terms of graduate career outcomes. In a recent study, however, 45% of PhD students surveyed reported they expected to be disengaged from their research within six months, due … Continue reading

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Early journal submission data suggest COVID-19 is tanking women’s research productivity

Well this is a disappointing read. Gender inequality is a major issue across numerous industries including the higher education sector. I know personally as a sole parent home schooling two young kids at the moment, my productivity has plummeted. Lets … Continue reading

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Working in science during COVID-19 or simply being a kind member of our community…understanding and taking care.

Are you working in science during the current COVID-19 pandemic or just wanting to be a kind and supportive community member? This image highlights how the current crisis may be triggering to the mental health of those around you or … Continue reading

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Working in science during COVID-19

Needing to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic?¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Take a look at the following article on how to … Continue reading

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If organic carbon is your thing…have a read of my most recent article published in Science Advances

We used a peer-sourced research network to conduct a global-scale investigation of organic carbon decomposition in greater than 1000 river and riparian sites. Our work provides an unprecedented baseline dataset on which to quantify environmental impacts on carbon decomposition across … Continue reading

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Mentoring in science; assembling your personal board of advisors

Mentors¬†can provide an inspiring source of personal and professional advice; serve as a sounding board for working through tough problems; and offer a safe space for sharing your aspirations and your fears. Finding mentors can be tough, though, and when … Continue reading

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