Freshwater environments are regarded as one of the most highly threatened ecosystems on the planet.

Manmade instream structures (for example dams and road crossings) have contributed to the decline of native fish numbers, with fewer than 6,000 barriers to fish migration occurring in NSW alone.

Projects in this area will investigate the swimming performance of threatened Australian fish species and the effectiveness of novel culvert designs to aid fish passage. 

Supervisor: Professor Craig Franklin