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Dr Nicole Thurgate Research Project Coordinator, Murray Darling FRC

Nikki is currently helping to coordinate the EWKR (Environmental Water Knowledge and Research project) and the LTIM (long-term Intervention Monitoring project).
Nikki is an animal ecologist with a PhD from the University of New Orleans. She has undertaken research using reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and small mammals as model organisms to better understand processes contributing to extinction. She is particularly curious about the implications that multi-stage life-cycles pose for conservation of freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. All of her research has been applied with a strong emphasis on providing scientific outcomes that inform management and policy. She has also worked in a number of positions in State and Federal government. For the last 7 years she worked with the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) helping coordinate complex research projects and manage large programs. Nikki is looking forward to using her skills and experience to help provide good outcomes for Australia's freshwater and river systems.

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