Kaitlyn O’Mara, Griffith University, Australian Rivers Institute
See Kaitlyn’s full research profile here.
What are your research interests as they relate to northern Australia?
I am interested in understanding how fish communities in the Mitchell River find their food and meet their energy requirements. I am studying how far they travel to feed and how flow related connectivity influences which habitats they feed in.
What do you love about working in northern Australia?
I love working in northern Australia because it is so remote and diverse, it is amazing to see all the life that thrives in such a harsh environment with contrasting seasons. The Mitchell River is my favourite place to work because there are so many different habitats to visit along the river, including lots of beautiful wetlands.