Collaborate with us

We undertake research to support knowledge generation and sustainable rivers, floodplains, wetlands and water storage.

Research experience and expertise

Our researchers provide expert advice in:

Fostering strong connections

We welcome opportunities to collaborate with research, government and industry partners, please contact us if you would like to explore collaboration opportunities.

We work with other collaborators to address questions of sustainability with particular emphasis on:

  • Terrestrial ecology
  • Social research
  • Climate adaptation
  • Sustainable communities
  • Sustainable agricultural production systems.

We have effective project teams capable of providing short and long-term research with already developed monitoring systems and science knowledge.

Our teams are highly proficient in the synthesis and communication of the knowledge obtained through their research. We achieve this through a range of knowledge exchange methods, delivering our science in a variety of formats, for a variety of audiences. We publish new ecological knowledge in peer-reviewed journals, technical reports and in local and national media. Our scientists present their work at national and international conferences, client seminars, university seminars and community events.

We have research support teams based at our Albury–Wodonga and Mildura campuses who can provide high-quality technical support, advice and fieldwork capacity. We have strong collaborative links with research and support staff at other La Trobe University campuses, including Melbourne.

We have strong community links and find opportunities to increase community understanding of the role of ecological research and monitoring. See our news and events page to learn about activities.

Specialist equipment and laboratory capabilities

We have equipment, laboratory capabilities and expertise unique within the Albury–Wodonga and Mildura regions, including:

  • fieldwork expertise in ecosystem monitoring and sampling across a broad range of habitats and biota
  • analytical chemistry laboratory for routine water quality and more detailed chemical analyses
  • taxonomic laboratories and expertise in the identification of vegetation, fish, macroinvertebrates and zooplankton
  • biochemical laboratory for the study of linked microbial-geochemical processes in aquatic ecosystems
  • ecotoxicology laboratory for determination of risks associated with contaminants and environmental stressors
  • aquarium facilities and eco-physiology laboratory for studying fish and invertebrate behavioural and physiological responses to environmental stressors
  • molecular laboratory to support taxonomy, population genetics, metabarcoding and environmental deoxyribonucleic acid (eDNA) studies.

In addition to our in-house capabilities we also have access to a wider range of research infrastructure through our Melbourne campus as well as national research infrastructure.

Training future water scientists and managers

We have a strong teaching role and capacity to train the next generation of water scientists and managers. See our Student programs and scholarships for more information.