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Dr Paul McInerney - Early Career Researcher




Dr Paul McInerney is an early career researcher based at The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre in Wodonga, Victoria, Australia.

His main areas of interest include the influence of riparian plants on stream ecology, invasive species and aquatic macroinvertebrate ecology.


Prior to commencing at MDFRC Paul has held positions at:

  • Department of Primary Industries (Bendigo & Kerang).
  • Fisheries Research Services Freshwater Laboratory (Pitlochry, Scotland).

Paul has been based at The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre since 2007 where he has worked as a technician and technical supervisor before becoming a researcher. Paul is the project manager of the MDBA’s River Murray Biological Monitoring Program and is the theme co-ordinator for the food web component of MDB EWKR.

Academic qualifications

  • Ph.D. La Trobe University - Thesis Titled " Effects of willows on freshwater ecosystem dynamics" 2017
  • B.Sc.(Hons 1) Environmental Management and Ecology Under the supervision of Dr P. Suter La Trobe University Thesis Titled "The Effect of Inter-basin Water Transfer from the Snowy River to the Swampy Plainand Murray Rivers on the Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera" 2000
  • B.Sc.Monash University in 1999

Professional activities and committee memberships

  • Australian Society for Limnology (ASL)
  • National willows Network

For access to Paul McInerney's publications visit our electronic library or google scholar