Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Postdoctoral Research Begins - Finding Sites

In the last week I have begun to work on my new postdoctoral research that focuses on how elevated turbidity levels can impact on exotic and native fish populations. This work forms part of a grant that I was awarded earlier in the year, and will continue to fund me for the next few years.

I arrived back in New Zealand this last Saturday and have been looking at sites to initiate field sampling. I will be working in the Waikato River in New Zealand. The Waikato River is the longest river in New Zealand running for 425 km in the North Island. It has a strong turbidity gradient that I aim to sample fish biodiversity along. Some site searching managed to turn up some turbid sites and some clear water sites. Here are some pics.

Whangaparino River Turbid Site

Waikato River Turbid Site

Waikato River Clear Site

Koi Carp Feeding In Turbid Waikato Tributary


1 comment:

  1. Hey! I find your work very interesting. Please keep updating :)