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Personal profile

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-Wakool system, NSW.  Along with her research, Nicole teaches at the undergraduate level as a sessional lecturer with the School of Environmental Sciences at CSU and she is a member of the  Fish Ecology Collaborative Research Unit (FECRU).

Research Interests

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

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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Research Output

Riverscape recruitment: A conceptual synthesis of drivers of fish recruitment in rivers

Humphries, P., King, A., McCasker, N., Kopf, K., Stoffels, R. J., Zampatti, B. & Price, A., Feb 2020, In : Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 77, 2, p. 213-225 13 p.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Macroecology of fish community biomass – size structure: Effects of invasive species and river regulation

    Kopf, R. K., Humphries, P., Bond, N. R., Sims, N. C., Watts, R. J., Thompson, R. M., Hladyz, S., Koehn, J. D., King, A. J., McCasker, N. & McDonald, S., Jan 2019, In : Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 76, 1, p. 109-122 14 p.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
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    2015 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence (Research Excellence)

    Watts, Robyn (Recipient), James Abell (Recipient), Allan, Catherine (Recipient), Carmen Amos (Recipient), Bellio, Mariagrazia (Recipient), Bradley K. Clarke-Wood (Recipient), Finlayson, Max (Recipient), Tamsin Greenwood (Recipient), Hall, Andrew (Recipient), Howitt, Julia (Recipient), Humphries, Paul (Recipient), Jenkins, Kim (Recipient), Kopf, Keller (Recipient), McCasker, Nicole (Recipient), Robinson, Wayne (Recipient), Veronique Janel (Recipient), Wassens, Skye (Recipient), Wolfenden, Ben (Recipient) & Zander, Alek (Recipient), 05 Aug 2015

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    Award for water researchers

    Robyn Watts, James Abell, C Allan, Carmen Amos, Mariagrazia Bellio, Bradley K. Clarke-Wood, Colin Finlayson, Tamsin Greenwood, Andrew Hall, Julia Howitt, Paul Humphries, Kim Jenkins, Richard Kopf, Nicole McCasker, Wayne Robinson, Skye Wassens, Benjamin Wolfenden & Alek Zander


    1 Media contribution

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    Paul Humphries & Nicole McCasker


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