Students' Research Projects

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River systems

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Student Project
Land-surface soil-moisture representation and forecast skill from the assimilation of remotely sensed soil-moisture observations into a prediction model.
Human impacts on floodplain sedimentation rates.

Ecological Management

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Student
Project
Weaving Gambusia holbrooki into endemic food webs.
Fish, flows and hierarchies: modelling hierarchical relationships in riverine ecosystems to aid management decision making.
Investigating the relationships between riparian vegetation and ecosystem processes (nitrogen cycling).

Gayani Fernando

Multi-model combination techniques to assess and reduce prediction uncertainty.

Mobilisation of organic carbon in wetted terrestrial environments and its effects upon floodplain soil microbial community function and structure.
Determining stream water quality and ecosystem health benefits from riparian management in sub-tropical and temperate climates.
Joe Greet
How can our rivers be best managed in order to maintain the ecological integrity of riparian vegetation?
Ecological consequences of water management: optimisation for efficient water supply options while maximising ecological outcomes.
Optimisation of freshwater reserve networks.

Catchments and Climate

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Student Project
Modelling post-wildfire runoff and pollutant generation from forest soils with spatially and
temporally variable infiltration properties.
Carlos Morris
Factors influencing the distribution and uses of farm dams in Victoria.

 

Urban Systems

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Student Project
Uncertainties and scale issues in stormwater pollution and treatment modelling.
Urban water cycle models with network intelligence.
Multi-criteria optimisation of water resource planning and operating decisions.
Risk assessment of storm water harvesting systems.
Optimisation to urban water systems.
Urban water supply management.