Qualifications & Memberships
Research interest is applied stream ecology with emphasis on the impacts of human land-use activities (e.g. mining, urbanisation, agriculture, forestry and hydro-electric power development) and forest fragmentation. Specific interests are: the effects of long-term land use activities on stream ecosystems, with particular emphasis on benthic diversity and impacts on regionally endemic species; predicting anthropogenic impacts on river continuums; the application of stream ecology in biomonitoring and the development of State of the Environment programs; taxonomy and ecology of aquatic invertebrates; stream restoration ecology; and environmental education.
- Vadas RL., Hughes RM., Bae YJ., Baek MJ., Gonzáles OCB., Callisto M., Carvalho DRD., Chen K., Ferreira MT. and Fierro P. (2022) Assemblage-based biomonitoring of freshwater ecosystem health via multimetric indices: A critical review and suggestions for improving their applicability. Water Biology and Security 1(3) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watbs.2022.100054.
- Feio MJ., Hughes RM., Callisto M., Nichols SJ., Odume ON., Quintella BR., Kuemmerlen M., Aguiar FC., Almeida SFP. and Alonso-Eguíalis P. (2021) The biological assessment and rehabilitation of theworld’s rivers: An overview. Water (Switzerland) 13(3) http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/w13030371.
- Goeller BC., Febria CM., Harding JS. and McIntosh AR. (2021) Response to Comments by Liu et al. 2021 to “Springs drive downstream nitrate export form artificially-drained agricultural headwater catchments” by Goeller et al., 2019. Science of the Total Environment 783 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147518.
- Hogsden K., O’Brien S., Bartlett S., Warburton H., Devlin H., Collins K., Febria C., Goeller B., McIntosh A. and Harding J. (2021) Riparian plant species offer a range of organic resources to stream invertebrate communities through varied leaf breakdown rates. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2021.2005637.
- Moore TP., Febria CM., McIntosh AR., Warburton HJ. and Harding JS. (2021) Benthic Invertebrate Indices Show No Response to High Nitrate-Nitrogen in Lowland Agricultural Streams. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 232(7) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11270-021-05169-1.