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Researcher: Davies, PE (Professor Peter Davies)

Fields of Research

Environmental Monitoring
Freshwater Ecology
Conservation and Biodiversity
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Environmental Impact Assessment
Landscape Ecology
Environmental Management
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Environmental Science and Management
Electronic Media Art
Zoology
Environmental Engineering
Geospatial Information Systems
Fisheries Sciences
Natural Resource Management
Forestry Management and Environment
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Animal Behaviour
Performance and Installation Art
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Behavioural Ecology
Artificial Life
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Population Ecology
Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Surfacewater Hydrology

Research Objectives

Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management
Forest and Woodlands Water Management
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Mining Land and Water Management
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Environment
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Land and Water Management of environments
Forest and Woodlands Land Management
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Environmental Education and Awareness
Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Harvesting and Transport of Forest Products
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Hydro-Electric Energy
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mountain and High Country Environments
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Palliative Care
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection
Environmental Management Systems
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Land and Water Management
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Consumption Patterns, Population Issues and the Environment
Rural Water Evaluation (incl. Water Quality)
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Astacopsis gouldi Clark: habitat characteristics and relative abundance of juveniles; Tasforests
A river return
An assessment of the risks of Gambusia infestation in Tasmania
An ecological audit for the Murray-Darling Basin: Design and implementation of the sustainable rivers audit; Australian Stream Management Conference
Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia
Apsley Marshes fish survey November 2012
Aquatic biological survey of Pencil Pine Creek: Spring-Summer 2011/12
Aquatic biological survey of Pencil Pine Creek: Spring-Summer 2012/13
Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2010-2020: Scientists' letter of concern; Ecological Management and Restoration
Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2010-2020: Scientists' letter of concern
Basslink monitoring program field report: downstream Poatina: macrophytes, macroinvertebrates, and mussels
Basslink monitoring program field report: King River macroinvertebrates Spring 2011 and Autumn 2012
Basslink monitoring program: Gordon River flow threshold triggers for benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring
Basslink monitoring program: Gordon River macroinvertebrates Spring and Autumn report 2013/14
Basslink program: Downstream Poatina and King River aquatic biology - flow relationships
Basslink review report 2006-12. Chapter 8: benthic macroinvertebrates, algae and moss
Ben Lomond Wastewater Treatment Plant: receiving water aquatic biological survey report December 2013
Ben Lomond Wastewater Treatment Plant: receiving water aquatic biological survey report November 2012
Benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring ASC salmon standard compliance assessment: Saltas Florentine Hatchery
Benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring ASC salmon standard compliance assessment: Saltas Wayatinah Hatchery
Benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring ASC salmon standard compliance assessment: Tassal Russell Falls Hatchery
Biological condition of the Ring and Stitt Rivers: survey of aquatic biota, Spring 2011 and Autmn 2012
Biological condition of the Ring and Stitt Rivers: survey of aquatic biota, Spring 2013 and Autumn 2014
Biological condition of the Stitt River and L Pieman in relation to the TasWater Rosebery WWTP discharge: survey of aquatic biota, Autumn 2013
Biological conditions of the Ring and Stitt Rivers: survey of aquatic biota, Spring 2010 and Autumn 2011
Biological conditions of the Ring and Stitt Rivers: survey of aquatic biota, Spring 2012 and Autumn 2013
Biomonitoring of streams associated with Henty Gold Mine: 2011 report
Biomonitoring of streams associated with Henty Gold mine: 2012 report
Biomonitoring of streams associated with Henty Gold Mine: 2013 report
Biomonitoring of the Derwent River at Derwent Bridge: 2012
Biomonitoring of the Derwent River at Derwent Bridge: 2014
Book One: Aquatic Life Field Manual - River Conditions Index
Changes in benthic macroinvertebrate communities in upper catchment streams across a gradient of catchment forest operation history; Forest Ecology and Management
Changes in stream biota along a gradient of logging disturbance, 15 years after logging at Ben Nevis, Tasmania; Forest Ecology and Management
Changes to headwater stream morphology, habitats and riparian vegetation recorded 15 years after pre-Forest Practices Code forest clearfelling in upland granite terrain, Tasmania, Australia; Forest Ecology and Management
Copper Mines of Tasmania, Stream Biota Monitoring Program 2009 Report
Copper mines of Tasmania, stream biota monitoring program: 2013 report
Derwent Heavy Metal Wise Head 1: Video art installation
Ecosystem science: toward a new paradigm for managing Australia's inland aquatic ecosystems; Marine and Freshwater Research
Environmental data integration using expert systems; Sustainable Engineering Society (SENG) 2013 conference
Environmental flow requirements for the Meander, Macquarie and South Esk Rivers, Tasmania
Environmental issues associated with Trevallyn Power Station operations; Australian Stream Management Conference
Extinct habitat, extant species: lessons learned from conservation recovery actions for the Pedder galaxias (Galaxias pedderensis) in south-west Tasmania, Australia; Marine and Freshwater Research
Family Salmonidae: salmons, trouts and chars; Freshwater Fishes of South-eastern Australia
Governance design for adaptation and transformation in social-ecological systems; Third International Science and policy Conference on the resilience of social & ecological systems
Impacts of land use on the structure of river macroinvertebrate communities across Tasmania, Australia: spatial scales and thresholds; Marine and Freshwater Research
Improving the upstream passage of two galaxiid fish species through a pipe culvert; Fisheries Management and Ecology
Incorporating biological assessment into new generation water quality guidelines in Australia and New Zealand; Australasian Journal of Ecotoxicology
Inferring landscape-scale land-use impacts on rivers using data from mesocosm experiments and artificial neural networks; PLoS ONE
Interannual variability in climate and fisheries in Tasmania; Nature
International Wetlands Expert Ramsar Treaty Appointment
Investigating the relationships between environmental stressors and stream condition using Bayesian belief networks; Freshwater Biology
Joining the dots: Integrating climate and hydrological projections with freshwater ecosystem values to develop adaptation options for conserving freshwater biodiversity; National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Lake Pieman - Bobadil discharge zone biomonitoring report 2011
Lake Pieman - Bobadil discharge zone biomonitoring report 2012
Lake Pieman - Bobadil discharge zone biomonitoring report 2013
Lake Pieman - Bobadil discharge zone biomonitoring report 2014
Launch of Oceans of the Unknown
Limestone Creek - Wilson River aquatic biota survey
Macroinvertebrate assemblages of littoral habitats in the Macquarie and Mersey Rivers, Tasmania: Implications for the management of regulated rivers; Regulated Rivers: Research and Management
Main Rivulet catchment: aquatic snail survey
Meander Dam - dry season environmental flows assessment
Meander Dam aquatic biota monitoring report 2010/11
Meander Dam aquatic biota monitoring report 2011/12
Meander Dam aquatic biota monitoring report 2012/13
Meander Dam aquatic biota monitoring report: fish 2013/14
Measuring and modelling the impacts of land use on ecological river condition; Landscape Logic: Integrating science for landscape management
Nelson Bay River fish survey 2012/13
Nutrient and algal levels in the Russell River and their relationship to discharges from the Huon Aquaculture Company (HAC) farm facility
Relating upstream forest management to stream ecosystem condition in middle catchment reaches in Tasmania; Forest Ecology and Management
Relationships between riparian buffer widths and the effects of logging on stream habitat, invertebrate community composition and fish abundance; Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
Sublethal responses to pesticides of several species of Australian freshwater fish and crustaceans and rainbow trout; Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
The biological condition of Cox's Creek and Cox's Rivulet: June 2011
The imperative need for nationally coordinated bioassessment of rivers and streams; Marine and Freshwater Research
The Sustainable Rivers Audit: assessing river ecosystem health in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia ; Marine and Freshwater Research
The Tasmanian CFEV Project: An audit of Tasmanian Freshwater ... ecosystems; Australian Stream Management Conference
The Tasmanian Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystem Values (CFEV) framework: developing a conservation and management system for rivers; IRN and WWF-Australia 2005, Freshwater Protected Areas: New and existing tools for conserving freshwater ecosystems in Australia
The Tasmanian River Condition Bayesian Network
Triazine herbicide contamination of Tasmanian streams: Sourves, concentrations and effects on biota; Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
Upstream heterogeneous zones: small stream systems structured by a lack of competence?; Journal of North American Benthological Society
Variation in stream organic matter processing among years and benthic habitats in response to forest clearfelling; Forest Ecology and Management
Wise Head video series: Voice of the Angler and Voice of the Witness
Woven Landscape: Connections in the Tasmanian Midlands; Australian Book Connection

Research Projects

Connecting to Catchment: Establishing and trialing water resource stewardship at sub catchment scales; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Developing a Holistic Flow Framework for Tasmania's Catchments; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Effects on stream Biota of sedimentation caused by logging; Tasmanian Forest Research Council (TFRC)
How does Forestry Impact Headwater Streams?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Instream flow requirements for maintenance of stream habitat and biota downstream of Hydro-Electric storages; Australian Electricity Supply Industry Research Board (AESIRB)
Intractions between shading, nutrients and sediments on stream communities and processes; Centre for Catchment and Instream Research, Griffith University (CCIR)
Joining the dots: integrating climate and hydrological models to manage risks and develop options for conserving freshwater biodiversity; Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE)
Landscapes and Policy (LaP); Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Midlands Restoration Art Project; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Recovery of headwater streams after logging; Forest Practices Authority (FPA)
Supply of research into the alignment of alpine bog type and location across the Australian Alps; Australian Alps Liaison Committee (AALC)
The impact of introduced trout on aquatic ecosystems in Australia; Land and Water Australia (LWA)
Water Resources and Freshwater Biodiversity Adaptation Research Network; Department of Climate Change (DOCC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Applying conservation assessment to Australian rivers
Mechanisms underlying the preference of Eusthenia costalis Banks (Plecoptera- Eustheniidae) for prey and the influence of habitat complexity
Responses by instream biota to functions in environmental flows.
The ecology of forested headwater streams
The effects of forestry operations on headwater streams- community structure & habitat
The impacts of Brown Trous (Salmo trutta) in streams; the implications of prey identity and habitat
The Metabolic Signature of Small Headwater Streams- Natural Variability and the Response to Forestry