Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith University

Adam Kerezsy has worked in ecology, natural resource management, communications and education. He received the gold medallion and title of Young Adventurer of the Year in 1992 from the Australian Geographic Society, and his writing and/or photography have been featured in a diverse range of publications ranging from special interest magazines to scientific journals.

His primary research interest is the freshwater ecology of waterways and species in central and inland Australia, and his most recent work has involved trying to prevent the critically endangered red-finned blue-eye from becoming extinct. Adam is the author of several peer-reviewed scientific papers and a large number of conference papers. In 2011 his natural history book, Desert Fishing Lessons: Adventures in Australia’s Rivers, was published by University of Western Australia Press and in 2012 the book received a certificate of commendation at the Whitley Awards in the popular zoology category.

Adam is also the author of a profile on red-finned blue-eye published in a recent book by the IUCN (Priceless or Worthless?), highlighting the plight of the 100 most endangered species worldwide, and a response to Tim Flannery’s Quarterly Essay on the future management of Australia’s endangered biota.

Experience

  • 2009–present
    Freshwater Ecologist, Bush Heritage

Education

  • 2010 
    Griffith University, PhD
  • 2005 
    Charles Sturt University, BAppSci (Hons)
  • 2000 
    Deakin University, Grad Dip Aquaculture
  • 1995 
    Charles Sturt University, Grad Dip Education (Secondary)
  • 1990 
    Sydney University, Bachleor of Arts