Higher Degree by Research 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.
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation Biology)
Year Citation 2023 Brookes, J. D., Busch, B., Cassey, P., Chilton, D., Dittmann, S., Dornan, T., . . . Gibbs, M. (2023). How well is the basin plan meeting its objectives? From the perspective of the Coorong, a sentinel of change in the Murray-Darling Basin. Australian Journal of Water Resources, 1-18.
2021 Chilton, D., Hamilton, D. P., Nagelkerken, I., Cook, P., Hipsey, M. R., Reid, R., . . . Brookes, J. (2021). Environmental Flow Requirements of Estuaries: Providing Resilience to Current and Future Climate and Direct Anthropogenic Changes. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9, 1-21.
DOI Scopus25 WoS23
Year Citation 2023 Keneally, C., Southgate, M., Chilton, D., Kidd, S., & Brookes, J. (2023). Microbial ecology & methane production in a hypersaline coastal lagoon. Poster session presented at the meeting of Freshwater Sciences 2023. Brisbane.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2022 Huang, J., Welsh, D. T., Erler, D. V., Ferguson, A., Brookes, J., Keneally, C., . . . Mosley, L. (2022). Coorong nutrient cycling and fluxes (22/7). Goyder Institute for Water Research.
Connect With Me