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Ivor is a freshwater fisheries biologist, with 30 years industry experience in flow planning, river management, fish passage and fish ecology. Ivor has worked in the tropical rivers of northern Australia, the arid rivers of western Qld and NSW, and the southern temperate rivers of Victoria and NSW.  Ivor ran a successful consulting business, specialising in fish passage, from 2006-2018. 


Ivor has worked on >150 fish passage projects and brings a practical and transparent approach to fishway design with a strong emphasis on integration of local hydrology and fish ecology to improve outcomes.  During river infrastructure projects, Ivor helps conceptualise fish ecology to identify important parts of a rivers flow regime for managers to maintain fish populations. He has worked thorough-out Australia, and also in New Zealand, Indonesia, Laos and Cambodia.


Ivor has published >60 scientific journal articles and is an Associate Editor at Fisheries Management & Ecology and on the editorial board of the open access journal Water.  As part of small teams, Ivor has received the Eureka Prize (2004), the David Ashton Award (2004) for applied fisheries research. Since then, he has won many awards for fish passage projects, as part of small teams.

Research Interests

  • River infrastructure
  • FIsh migration
  • Fishways
  • Invasive species control

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Fisheries, PhD, Fishways in Australia

30 Mar 200722 Oct 2009

Award Date: 22 Oct 2009

Fisheries, MSc, Fishways in Queensland

30 Mar 199726 Jun 1999

Award Date: 26 Jun 1999


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