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Researcher: Watson, A (Dr Anne Watson)

Fields of Research

Freshwater ecology
Environmental management
Agricultural biotechnology
Conservation and biodiversity
Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Agricultural land management
Pollution and contamination
Natural resource management
Agricultural hydrology
Landscape ecology

Research Objectives

Other environmental management
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management
Measurement and assessment of freshwater quality (incl. physical and chemical conditions of water)
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Adaptation to climate change
Other energy
Other plant production and plant primary products
Marine biodiversity
Consumption patterns, population issues and the environment
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2010-2020: Scientists' letter of concern
Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2010-2020: Scientists' letter of concern; Ecological Management and Restoration
Book review: Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management; Austral Ecology
Burning Rivers: Revival of Four Urban-Industrial Rivers that Caught on Fire
Ecosystem type drives tea litter decomposition and associated prokaryotic microbiome communities in freshwater and coastal wetlands at a continental scale; Science of the Total Environment
Environmental DNA detection of the giant freshwater crayfish (Astacopsis gouldi); Environmental DNA
Feeding-preference trials confirm unexpected stable isotope analysis results: freshwater macroinvertebrates do consume macrophytes; Marine and Freshwater Research
Is turbidity in a shallow Tasmanian lake controlled by wind or by the extent of macrophyte coverage?; Australian Society for Limnology Conference 2017
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
Latitude dictates plant diversity effects on instream decomposition; Science Advances
Litter retention in Tasmanian headwater streams after clear-fell logging; Hydrobiologia: The International Journal on Limnology and Marine Sciences
Occurrence of macroinvertebrates in Great Lake in autumn 2016
The importance of headwater streams
The Powers That Be: Global Energy for the Twenty-first Century and Beyond

Research Projects

Algae species composition and nutrient dynamics of a regulated river; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Developing a Holistic Flow Framework for Tasmania's Catchments; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Flow Regimes and the Distribution and Use of Detritus in a River; Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas)
Invertebrates of Great Lake

Research Candidate Supervision