Person holding native fish

Victorian native fish species

  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Online webinar

  • Free – registration required
05/25/2021 7:00pm 05/25/2021 8:00pm Australia/Melbourne Victorian native fish species Online webinar Melbourne Water [email protected]

Event Details

Hear from Joanne Sharley of the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, who will share her knowledge of native fish.

Joanne’s presentation will:

  • provide an overview on fish ecology in Diamond Creek
  • discuss current threats to urban waterways
  • summarise recent scientific monitoring projects, including the effects of a new fishway at Dights Falls on fish populations in tributaries of the Yarra River.

This event is free but registration is essential:

Register online

About the presenter

Joanne Sharley holds fish above a waterway

Joanne Sharley is a freshwater scientist at the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (ARI), with over 16 years’ experience in fisheries research. Her area of expertise is fish habitat restoration in freshwater ecosystems. Most notable was her involvement in monitoring the response of native fish to large-scale instream habitat rehabilitation within the Murray River.

Joanne also has a special interest in threatened species ecology, monitoring and conservation.

Joanne currently leads long-term monitoring and habitat restoration programs for two nationally endangered fish species, including Macquarie perch and trout cod throughout the Goulburn Broken Catchment.

Joanne has also recently led a project which assessed the role of environmental watering on fish communities in the upper Wimmera River System. This project is a case-study in the Victorian Environmental Flows Monitoring and Assessment Program (VEFMAP).

Related events

This webinar is part of Celebrating our Platypus in the Diamond Creek: a series of events across two weekends from 22 to 30 May, hosted by Nillumbik Shire Council and Melbourne Water.

Other events in this series include: