City cats are said to be low impact form of fast river transport, however they create waves throughout their temporal and spatial range of operation that would otherwise be very unusual for sheltered estuarine waters. The surface layers of estuarine muds are very rich in meiofauna, which are a vital food source for juvenile fish and prawns. Your task is to test the influence of wave action of estuarine meiofauna and comment on the risks or benefits of extending the speed, frequency or geographic scope of fast riverine transport.

Supervisor: Associate Professor Ian Tibbetts