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Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and Australian Society for Limnology Congress

  Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and Australian Society for Limnology Congress
 
Image courtesy of the ASFB & ASL Congress 2014 website

The 30th of June to the 4th of July 2014 marked the first joint congress of the Australian Society of Fish Biology and the Australian Society of Limnology in Darwin, Northern Territory. Ten members of MDFRC made the winter migration north to a warmer climate. Between attendees and other contributing authors the MDFRC representation at the congress was extensive, including both oral presentations and poster presentations on a range of topics that spanned many of the themed sessions (see full list below). 

The plenary sessions theme of ‚ÄúIndigenous participation in research and management of aquatic ecosystems‚ÄĚ included speakers from North America, New Zealand, Torres Strait and across Australia, which focused on the significant roles indigenous people play in aquatic research and management. There was a large emphasis on the engagement of indigenous people and sharing knowledge across cultures to achieve great outcomes.

The program was, as always, interesting and informative and staff from MDFRC all delivered quality presentations that were received well by the audience. Much of the work presented by various congress members from a multitude of organisations across Australia reinforced the high quality and importance of the work undertaken at MDFRC.

The social aspects of the congress included the formal Parliament House welcome with the launch of the second edition of the book Australian Freshwater Ecology. Territory Day followed with a spectacular fireworks display at the Mindil Beach markets celebrating 36 years of self-government for the NT. The closing congress dinner was the final chance for delegates to catch up and for Society awards to be bestowed while the sun set over the harbour.

 

Full list of MDFRC presentations: Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and Australian Society for Limnology Congress 2014

  • Bogenhuber D, Linklater D and Campbell C (2014) Understanding vegetation: evidence that more natural hydrological history results in more resilient plant communities. Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for¬† Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Allen-Ankins S, Stoffels R and Pridmore P (2014) Using a mechanistic approach to understand fish distributions along an altitudinal gradient: testing for thermal adaption. Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for¬† Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Gawne B, Kingsford R, Watts R, Thompson R, Kind A, Wassens S, Wilson J, Price A, Beesley L, Grace M, Keller Kopf R, McGuinness H, Sims N and Koehn J (2014) ¬†The influence of single flow pulses on river ecosystems. Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for¬† Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Brown P (2014) Vagility and vulnerability: Dispersal of adult common carp (Cyprinus carpio) around the Murray-Darling River Basin, Australia. Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for¬† Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Gawne B, Kavanagh M and Busuttil R (2014) Knowledge Brokers Unique individuals or a flawed concept? Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for¬† Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Rohlfs AM, Mitrovic S, Williams S, Rees G and Lim R (2014) Functional responses to environmental flow: linking benthic metabolism and dissolved organic carbon in the Snowy River. The influence of single flow pulses on river ecosystems. Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for¬† Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Robinson W and Brown P (2014) Fish and pools: Sampling 101 for ecologists.¬† Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for¬† Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Gawne B (2014) Monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of Commonwealth environmental water. The influence of single flow pulses on river ecosystems. Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for¬† Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Ning N, Petrie R, Gawne B, Nielsen D and Rees G (2014) Effects of hypoxic blackwater¬†events on microinvertebrate and aquatic plant communities emerging from wetland sediment.¬† ¬†The influence of single flow pulses on river ecosystems. Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for¬† Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Rixon S, Gawne B and Reid C (2014) An introduction to the Murray-Darling Basin Environmental Water Knowledge and Research Project. Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for¬† Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Huntley S, Ellis I and Lampard B (2014) Translocation of Murray hardyhead (Craterocephalus Fluviatilis) from captive bred populations to aid in species recovery. Poster Presentation at the Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Reid C (2014) Integrated Ecosystem Condition Assessment. Poster Presentation at the Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Hohnberg DB, Gawne B, Little and Raisin G (2014) Making sense of all monitoring. Why the synthesis of monitoring information is a key step in adaptive management and how it is being done for the Living Murray initiative. Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for¬† Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Mom S, Stoffels R, Weatherman K and Pridmore P (2014) Resistance of two fishes with contrasting lifestyles to hypoxia: Links between metabolic and behavioural traits. Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for¬† Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Bond N, Baldwin D, Butler G, Crook D, Hohnberg D, Humphries P, Kennard M, Kopf K, Koehn J, MCCasker N, Morrongiello, Nielsen D, Reich P, Stoffels R, Thomson J and Yen J (2014) Are native fish populations in the Murray River energy limited? Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for¬† Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Todd C, Koehn J, Conallin A, Stuart I, Thwaites L, Ye Q, Zampatti B, Brown P and Gilligan D (2014) Modelling recruitment dynamics of carp under different flow scenarios. Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for¬† Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July
  • Campbell C and Nielsen D (2014) Hydrological connectivity and the composition and floodplain communities in the southern Murray-Darling Basin. Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Australian Society for¬† Limnology Congress 2014. Darwin NT. 30 July