Climate change & lakes
How is climate changing temperature and ice cover in the world’s lakes?
This freshwater ecology project has a particular focus on the high-altitude lakes of the Himalaya.
Study freshwater ecology
Professor Justin Brookes leads a research group that conducts research in two main areas: water quality for human consumptions and water for the environment.
Change to land-use and modified hydrology has changed nutrient loading and biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems, including estuaries, lakes, rivers and wetlands. We study how plant and animal physiology; populations and community assemblages respond to changes in flow and biogeochemistry.
We are particularly interested in productivity and the transfer of material from one trophic level to another.
We conduct a lot of research in partnership with the water industry. This is particularly focussed on cyanobacteria and water quality in drinking water reservoirs.
- Professor Justin Brookes
- Co supervisors: Dr Virginie Gaget | Dr Deb Furst
- Research area: Freshwater ecology
- Recommended honours enrolment: Honours in Ecology and Environmental Science