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Dr Daryl Nielsen - Microinvertebrate Ecologist




Daryl Nielsen is a senior research scientist based at The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre in Wodonga, Victoria, Australia.

His main research is in the ecology of microinvertebrates (rotifers and microcrustaceans) and aquatic plants.

Dr Daryl Nielsen’s research topics of special interest include:

  • Lowland river ecology
  • Floodplain and wetland ecology
  • Ecology of dormant seeds and eggs
  • Invertebrate ecology
  • Aquatic plant ecology


Daryl has been based at The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre since 1990 where he has worked on a variety of projects investigating the ecology of lowland rivers and their associated floodplains and wetlands.

Academic qualifications

  • Ph.D. Charles Sturt University, under the supervision of Dr T. Hillman. Thesis Titled: "The influence of flooding regimes on the ecology of billabongs: an experimental approach" 2000
  • B.Sc. La Trobe University 1983

Professional activities and committee memberships

  • Australian Society for Limnology
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Society of International Limnology
  • Society of Wetland Scientist
  • International Society for River Science

 For access to Daryl Nielsen's publications visit our electronic library or google scholar