Daryl is a senior research scientist with CSIRO based at the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre. Daryl has worked on a variety of projects investigating the ecology of lowland rivers and their associated floodplains and wetlands with a emphasis on how dormant propagules of aquatic plants and invertebrates confer resilience to ephemeral systems. Dr Daryl Nielsen’s current activities include examination of the impacts of secondary salinisation on dormant eggs and seeds of aquatic organisms. This research has shown that increasing salinisation of freshwater will have an impact on the emergence of aquatic animals and plants, which will reduce the amount of food resources and habitat within aquatic ecosystems.

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