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Research scientist, CSIRO

Paul’s research focus areas include food webs, how energy flow in ecosystems may be changed by both biotic and abiotic disturbance or by anthropogenic intervention and how invasive species alter the structure and function within freshwater ecosystems. Paul is interested in the responses of basal resources to altered ecosystem conditions and how such changes can influence trophic pathways for higher consumers.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Adjunct associate, Charles Sturt University
  • 2019–present
    Research scientist, CSIRO
  • 2013–2019
    Research fellow, La Trobe University

Education

  • 2017 
    La Trobe University, PhD
  • 2000 
    La Trobe University, B. Sc. (Hons)
  • 1999 
    Monash University, B. Sc.

Publications

  • 2019
    Macroinvertebrate responses to conductivity in different bioregions of Victoria, Australia, Environmental toxicology and chemistry
  • 2019
    Effects of fish kills on fish consumers and other water-dependent fauna: exploring the potential effect of mass mortality of carp in Australia, Marine and Freshwater Research
  • 2019
    Release of critically endangered crocodiles: Development and application of a food web approach to determine suitability of release habitat, Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
  • 2019
    Dissolved organic matter and metabolic dynamics in dryland lowland rivers, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
  • 2018
    Long‐Term Monitoring of Macroinvertebrate Communities Over 2,300 km of the Murray River Reveals Ecological Signs of Salinity Mitigation Against a Backdrop of Climate Variability, Water Resources Research
  • 2018
    More (or less?) bounce for the ounce: a comparison of environmental DNA and classical approaches for bioassessment, Marine and Freshwater Research
  • 2017
    Flooding drives a macroinvertebrate biomass boom in ephemeral floodplain wetlands, Freshwater Science
  • 2017
    Co-invasion hypothesis explains microbial community structure changes in upland streams affected by riparian invader, Freshwater Science
  • 2016
    Implications of riparian willow invasion to instream community structure and function: a synthesis using causal criteria analysis, Biological Invasions
  • 2016
    Invasive Salix fragilis: altered metabolic patterns in Australian streams, Hydrobiologia
  • 2016
    Invasive willows drive instream community structure, Freshwater Biology