While perusing my emails recently, I had a delightful surprise: an email notifying me that I have been awarded the 2015 Australian Society for Limnology Early Career Excellence Award.
The award is given to limnologists based on the contributions they have made in the first ten years of their professional life. I am thrilled, humbled and very honoured to receive such an acknowledgment from my freshwater colleagues.
About this time last year, I wrote an article for H2O Thinking, a water management magazine published by eWater (until recently the eWater CRC). While the turnaround time is nothing to envy, the piece found its place on the web earlier this week.
In the article, I focus on two questions that anyone* who has spent any time along a river will surely have asked:
Why are river banks, floodplains and floodplain wetlands so susceptible to alien species invasion?
And what can we do about it?
Well, I’m not going to give the game away, but lets just say that the words “flow” and “regulation” do make an appearance. Click here for more scintillating reading (?!).