Nicole McCasker

PhD, Lecturer, School of Agriculture, Vetinerary and Environmental Sciences, Dr

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Dr Nicole McCasker is a post-doctoral researcher with ILWS. Her major interests include the early life histories of freshwater fish, the functional roles of freshwater mussels and riverine ecology more generally. Over the last 15 years, Nicole has worked in a vast array of wetland, riverine and floodplain environments throughout the southern Murray-Darling Basin. She is currently working with a multi-stake holder project assessing ecological responses to the delivery of environmental water in the Edward/Kolety-Wakool river system, NSW.  Along with her research, Nicole teaches at the undergraduate level in the School of Agriculture, Vetinerary and Environmental Science at CSU and supervises Honours and PhD students.

Research Interests

  • River and floodplain ecology
  • Functional role of freshwater mussels
  • Early life history of freshwater fish

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 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University


Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours), Monash University


Bachelor of Conservation Ecology, Deakin University



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