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Associate professor, University of Canberra

Dr Fiona Dyer is Associate Professor in Water Science with the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE), University of Canberra. She is a freshwater scientist who is interested in understanding the way freshwater systems respond to variations in flow. Her work informs decision making in water resource management. Her current research projects draw on a background in chemistry, hydrology, and fluvial geomorphology to investigate the consequences of changes in flow regimes (associated with water resource management decisions and climate change) for water quality and ecosystems. Fiona also has an interest in the development and implementation of condition assessment approaches for freshwater systems, having been involved in the development of most major national and regional river condition approaches. Fiona’s research is complemented by working closely with Catchment Management Agencies, community organisations, indigenous groups and water resource management agencies.


  • 2018–present
    Associate professor, Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra


  • 1998 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 1991 
    The University of Melbourne, BSc (Hons I)

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Freshwater Sciences Society
  • ACT Hydrological Association
  • International Association of Hydrological Sciences