Kate McKenna

The Summer of 2018-19 saw horrendous sights in the Darling River, around 1 million fish dead from the river’s degradation. This sparked a study in 2020 by researchers Dr Martin Mallen-Cooper and Dr Brenton Zampatti from CSIRO and Charles Sturt University (Restoring the ecological integrity of a dryland river: Why low flows in the Barwon–Darling
Freshwater fish breeding behaviours can be highly diverse, yet the field remains significantly under-researched. Australian freshwater fish species, in particular, exhibit a large variety of mating behaviours, and understanding these can improve our management and conservation strategies to better protect our iconic native species. Australia’s threatened Murray cod species, found predominantly in the Murray-Darling Basin