Mr Daniel Chilton

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

M.Phil. Candidate

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

I am a PhD candidate in the Limnology (Freshwater Ecology) and Ecophysiology Laboratory in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology discipline of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Adelaide. My main research interests are aquatic plant physiology and ecosystem processes in freshwater and estuarine systems and understanding the drivers of freshwater ecosystem decline. I strive to conduct research that has an applied focus to help guide management and restoration of these ecosystems. I am currently studying the influences of wind-induced sediment resuspension on light attenuation and seagrass growth in the Coorong, South Australia. The Coorong is an estuarine lagoon of international importance, being Ramsar listed in 1985 due to its exceptional biological diversity, including large populations of resident and migratory waterbirds. The Coorong is currently in a highly degraded state my current research aims to improve the overall health of the system by improving the understanding of the drivers maintaining it in its current state.

  • Position: M.Phil. Candidate
  • Phone: 83133042
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Benham, floor G
  • Org Unit: Research Scholars (Positions)

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