Dion Wedd, Senior Research Assistant – Aquatic Ecology
See Dion’s full research profile here.
What are your research interests as they relate to northern Australia?
Aquatic ecological drivers. I like to understand how things respond to natural cycles of variability. The north is a place of environmental extremes and everything that exists here has to be adaptive. It really is sink or swim.
What do you love about working in northern Australia?
What’s not to love? Low population densities ensure that most areas we work are relatively pristine. This has its advantages over more populated and impacted areas of the country. You get to see how the ecology should be operating, rather than formulate models on what it should be like. I think that is the biggest advantage of working in the more remote areas of northern Australia. My favourite place to work is any river system in the north of Australia. They are all interesting and unique in their own way. The most interesting to date has been the upper Magela system on the East Alligator.