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Luke McPhan Research Officer, Ctr Freshwater Ecosystems

Luke commenced with the Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems as a research officer in July 2019. His research interests focus around the influence of river flow on Australian native fish life history and resource use in aquatic consumer food-webs. This requires the application of quantitative statistical analysis techniques and the incorporation of ideas from multiple disciplines to analyse riverine ecosystem function.
Recently (May 2020), Luke's PhD thesis 'River regulation and its influence on organic carbon dynamics, zooplankton community structure and the early life history of Murray Cod in selected temperate floodplain rivers’ was conferred.