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Academic Chair for Environmental Science and Environmental Management and Sustainability, Murdoch University

Dr Jane Chambers is the Academic Chair of Environmental Science, Management and Sustainability at Murdoch University. She has over 30 years experience in wetlands, rivers and estuaries in South Western Australia primarily in the area of aquatic plant ecology, management and restoration. She has contributed to national and state advisory panels on topics from climate change to mining rehabilitation. She was deputy chair of the Swan River Trust and is a keen supporter of community groups. She has supervised over 50 research students, presented widely at international and national conferences and in publications, including co-authoring the only Australian textbook on freshwater ecology.


  • 2007–2017
    Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology, Murdoch University
  • 2017–2017
    Academic Chair Environmental Science, Management and Sustainability, Murdoch University
  • 2005–2010
    Trust Board Member, Swan River Trust