Webinar: Waterbugs – an introduction to identification

Waterbugs can be a great indicator of ecosystem health. Join freshwater ecologist John Gooderham for a walkthrough of the waterbug identification process (waterbug ID) for several live specimens – a process that's central to Melbourne Water's Waterwatch program, The Waterbug Census. This webinar was recorded on 11 June, 2020.

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More information

For more information, visit our Waterbug Census webpage.


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About the presenter

John Gooderham is a freshwater ecologist who spends his professional life working with waterbugs as a researcher, author, consultant and teacher. He was co-creator of The Waterbug App, and one of the instigators of The National Waterbug Blitz.

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