Freshwater Ecology Research Group

Photos courtesy of Professor Angus McIntosh ©EcologyLive

The Freshwater Ecology Research Group (FERG) is a co-operative group of researchers, including experienced academic staff, early career researchers, students and technicians based in the School of Biological Sciences. The group provides a framework for sharing of knowledge, equipment, and technical and administrative assistance.

We run regular lab meetings, co-ordinate social and outreach activities, host visitors, and manage a central knowledgebase of community, habitat and methodological information. This provides an excellent platform for members to launch their research activities by providing intellectual stimulation and discussion, practical training, efficient access to resources, help with organisation of logistics, and most importantly a friendly place to work.  This has underpinned our many student and early career researcher successes, as well as the creation of the knowledge and solutions to problems summarised in our outputs and research pages.

Group Leaders

Jon Harding

Professor
Professor in Stream Biology
Biology 333
Internal Phone: 95135

Angus McIntosh

Professor in Freshwater Ecology
Julius von Haast 226
Internal Phone: 95186

Jonathan Tonkin

Post Doctoral Fellow in Ecological Networks
Rutherford Discovery Fellow
Internal Phone: 90413

Helen Warburton

Research Associate: Stream Restoration
Freshwater Ecology
Julius von Haast Rm 331
Internal Phone: 95212