Fish ecology and the management of the Murray-Darling system
What happens when a TV fishing show follows two DELWP fish ecology researchers into the field? They get hooked!
Scientists Lauren Johnson and Annique Harris work at the Arthur Rylah Institute of Environmental Research (ARI), one of Australia’s leading ecological research bodies.
They are part of an ARI team that is monitoring how returning woody habitat to the Murray River benefits fish. It’s a long-term program funded by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.
The crew from Network 10 TV program iFish originally planned a single episode about the research, but that soon expanded to four when the iFish team realised the rich science stories ARI had to offer.
Our talented researchers are featured in episodes showcasing how fish ear bones teach us about our river management, what we’re doing to support the threatened Murray Cod, the ARI’s role in fish management and our up-and-coming generation of fish scientists.
These stories highlight the versatility and commitment of our scientists and show how science is informing management of the Murray-Darling system, with a broad television audience.
IFish the new generation
Thanks to the iFish team for the video clip.
Reviewed 05 March 2021