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The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre

The MDFRC is a partnership between La Trobe University and CSIRO, with additional collaboration agreements with the Murray-Darling Basin Joint Governments and University of Canberra.

Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre has experience and provides expertise in:

Chemistry & biogeochemistry
Aquatic ecotoxicology
Wetland and floodplain vegetation
Fish population biology and physiology
Invertebrate ecology
Ecological modelling
Floodplain ecology

MDFRC provides strategic advice and solutions to Government agencies and water managers as well as collaborate with other research organisations. MDFRC has a vast knowledge of the Murray-Darling Basin and has worked in various other areas of Australia and overseas in an effort to optimise management decisions and increase research efforts in freshwater ecology.

We have 30 dedicated staff across two sites located at La Trobe University in Wodonga and Mildura and work closely with CSIRO and the Department of Ecology, Environment, and Evolution to offer our clients a broad professional ecological knowledge base to accommodate all aspects of research.

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The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre has research facilities located in Wodonga and Mildura, on the land of the Wiradjuri and Latje Latje peoples. We undertake research throughout the Murray-Darling Basin and acknowledge the traditional owners of this land and water. We pay respect to Elders past, present and future.