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Associate Professor Paul Humphries' research interests mostly relate to rivers and their ecology. While he has worked mostly on fish-related topics, he also has an interest in macroinvertebrates and macrophytes. Most of his work in the last 20 years has been on the relationship between riverine biota and flow. Since 1996, he has focussed on aspects of the spawning and early life history of freshwater fishes. He has also carried out and collaborated on several projects on the dispersal of the young stages of fish and shrimp in rivers both in Australia and Europe. He is also passionately interested in historical ecology, especially in the Murray-Darling Basin, and is currently collaborating on several palaeoecological and zooarchaeological projects, which aim to look at past faunas and ecosystems, to aid conservation and management of our rivers. He co-edited with Keith Walker, 'Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes', published by CSIRO Publishing in 2013.

Paul is the leader of the Fish Ecology Collaborative Research Unit

 

Research Interests

  • Relationships between riverine biota and flow
  • Historical ecology, especially in the Murray-Darling Basin
  • Spawning and early life history
  • Dispersal of the young stages of fish and shrimps in rivers

Professional Information

Editorial roles on journals:

River Research and Applications (Editorial Board member)

Biodiversity and Conservation (Editorial Board member)

Teaching

  • BIO263 Ecosystem analysis
  • BIO203 Animal diversity
  • BIO323 River and floodplain ecology

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University

1991

Master of Science, University of Tasmania

1987

Bachelor of Science (Hons), Monash University

1983

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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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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Biocontrol in Australia: Can a carp herpesvirus (CyHV-3) deliver safe and effective ecological restoration?

    Kopf, R., Boutier, M., Finlayson, C., Hodges, K., Humphries, P., King, A., Kingsford, R., Marshall, J., McGinness, H., Thresher, R. & Vanderplasschen, A., Jun 2019, In : Biological Invasions. 21, 6, p. 1857-1870 14 p.

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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Biocontrol of carp: The Australian plan does not stand up to a rational analysis of safety and efficacy

    Boutier, M., Donohoe, O., Kopf, K., Humphries, P., Becker, J. A., Marshall, J. & Vanderplasschen, A., 30 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, APR, p. 1-4 4 p., 882.

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    3 Citations (Scopus)
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    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)
    18 Downloads (Pure)

    Flow alteration and thermal pollution depress modelled growth rates of an iconic riverine fish, the Murray cod Maccullochella peelii

    Whiterod, N., Meredith, S., Humphries, P., Sherman, B. S., Koehn, J. D., Watts, R. J., Ingram, B. A. & Ryan, T., Jul 2018, In : Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 27, 3, p. 686-698 13 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Prizes

    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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  • Press / Media

    Australia: Australia Plans to Rescue at-Risk Native Fish

    Paul Humphries

    01/09/1902/09/19

    2 items of Media coverage

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    Australia Plans to Rescue at-Risk Native Fish

    Paul Humphries

    31/08/1902/09/19

    4 items of Media coverage

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    AUSTRALIA PLANS TO RESCUE AT-RISK NATIVE FISH

    Paul Humphries

    31/08/19

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Rain the only hope to improve lake water quality

    Paul Humphries

    28/02/19

    1 item of Media coverage

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