Dr John Morrongiello

Research interests

Marine and freshwater ecology

We are a group of ecologists and evolutionary biologists working in marine and freshwater systems investigating how animals respond to environmental change on contemporary and evolutionary time scales. We are keenly interested in the impacts of, and adaptations to, fishery activity, natural and human-induced flow variability, and environmental change. We ask questions at different levels of biological organisation, ranging from individuals (e.g. growth and behaviour) to assemblages (e.g. diversity and fishery productivity), using field-based and experimental techniques.

  • Climate change impact and adaptation
  • Evolutionary and behavioural ecology
  • Sustainable fisheries
  • River regulation and habitat restoration
  • Life histories

Research projects

  • Impacts of marine heatwaves on fisheries productivity (with Dr Emily Fobert, Dr Andy Halford and Dr Jed Macdonald, Pacific Community)
  • Fishing and climate change impacts on fish growth (with Dr Emily Fobert)
  • Connectivity, demography and stock size of Victorian pipis
  • Exploring how river flow affects the diet and growth of native fish (with Dr Zeb Tonkin and Dr Wayne Koster, Arthur Rylah Institute)

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