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:
About the presenter
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).
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:
- Platypus in Diamond Creek (webinar) – Thursday 20 May
- Waterbug discovery workshop – Saturday 22 May
- Diamond Creek self-guided bike tour – Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 May
- Diamond Creek clean-up day – Sunday 23 May
Victorian native fish species (webinar) – Tuesday 25 May
Waterbugs: highly nutritious but interesting in their own right (webinar) – Wednesday 26 May
Celebrating the platypus in the Diamond Creek – Sunday 30 May