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Cherie Campbell - Vegetation Ecologist




Her main research areas of responsibility relate to understanding the maintenance of aquatic and floodplain vegetation in riverine corridors, monitoring ecological responses to flow regimes, and assessing and interpreting patterns in aquatic and floodplain vegetation composition from long-term monitoring programs.

Cherie Campbell’s research interests and expertise include:

  • Aquatic and floodplain vegetation ecology
  • Effects of flow regime on vegetation communities
  • Vegetation resilience and response to disturbance
  • Seed bank assessment
  • Wetland plant functional groups


Prior to commencing at MDFRC, Cherie Campbell has held positions at:

  • Botanist, Ecology Australia Pty Ltd, Fairfield, Melbourne
  • Field Assistant to Frith Jarrad, Postgraduate project investigating the ‘Impact of climate change and fire on sub-alpine open heathlands on the Bogong High Plains’, Melbourne University
  • Volunteer Field Assistant to Dr Fiona Ede, Postdoctoral weed research project ‘Assessing weed impacts on the recruitment of riparian overstorey species’, Keith Turnbull Research Institute, Frankston
  • Natural Resource Officer, Bushland Recovery, Melbourne
  • Laboratory Assistant, Flora Laboratories, Mentone, Melbourne

Cherie has been based at the MDFRC since 2008, where her work focus has been on informing the management of riparian, wetland and floodplain vegetation communities within the lower Murray-Darling Basin.

Academic qualifications

  • M.Env. University of Melbourne 2004
  • B.Sc. (Botany / Environmental Science) University of Melbourne 1999

Professional activities and committee memberships

  • Member of Australian Society for Limnology
  • Member of the NSW Murray Lower Darling Environmental Water Advisory Group


For access to Cherie Campbell's publications visit our electronic library or google scholar