What fish is that?
- Saturday 20 October 2018 09:45 am (Add to calendar)
- La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary
- Presented by:
- Tim Curmi
- Type of Event:
- Current Student: Undergraduate; Current Student: Postgraduate; Community Event; Public
Come along and learn about some of the common native and introduced freshwater fish of the Yarra Catchment.
The workshop will cover fish ecology, how to distinguish between species and some of the different methods used to survey fish populations. We will also set some traps within the wetlands at the sanctuary to see what fish species reside within them.
Presented by Tim Curmi, Native Fish Australia
Tim is a freshwater ecologist and currently is president of Native Fish Australia (Vic). After completing an Aquatic Science degree at Deakin University in the early 1990s, he went on to complete an Honours degree studying native fish ecology through La Trobe University.
Since then he has worked for various organisations including La Trobe University, Wodonga, and the Environment Protection Authority where he carried out river health assessments across Victoria.
He is particularly interested in the ecology of and restoration of endangered native fish populations to their former levels, and in engaging and empowering the community in ways to protect and promote native fish and preserve & improve river health.
La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary
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