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Paul Brown - Research Scientist




Paul Brown is a senior research scientist with Latrobe University based at The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre in Mildura, Victoria, Australia.

His main research area of responsibility is ecological responses to flow manipulations.

 Paul’s research topics of special interest include:

  • fish population dynamics
  • pest fish biology and population control
  • recreational fisheries science
  • fish-habitat rehabilitation


Prior to commencing at MDFRC, Associate Professor Paul Brown has held positions at:

  • NSW Fisheries, Narrandera Fisheries Centre (6 years)
  • Fisheries Victoria, Snobs Creek Research Centre (15 years)
  • Department of Primary Industries, Queenscliff (2 years)

Paul first joined The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre in January 2014 where he will work on research in flow restoration.

Academic qualifications

  • M.Phil. from University of Wales, at Bangor under the supervision of Prof. C. Rankin. Thesis titled “Osmoregulatory Physiology of sea trout, Salmo trutta” 1990
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics and Computing from University of Wales at Bangor (1989)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) (Zoology with Marine Zoology) from University of Wales at Bangor in (1985)

Professional activities, working groups and committee memberships

  • NSW Fisheries representative on National Trout cod recovery team, 1992–1997
  • Victorian researcher member of National Murray Cod Fisheries Management Group, 2011–2013
  • Member of Fisheries Victoria’s Future Fisheries- Resource Allocation Working Group

For access to Paul Brown's publications visit our electronic library or google scholar