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Associate Professor David Crook

Principal Research Fellow, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods

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Associate Professor David Crook is a Principal Research Fellow at the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, with more than 20 years’ experience as a research scientist within the government and university sectors.

His research activities focus on fish movement and migration, population structure, riverine ecology and fisheries. David has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and was the 2010 winner of the Australian Society for Limnology's Early Career Excellence award.

After almost a decade working with the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research in Melbourne, David joined CDU in 2012. He has since led a study into the movements of fish in the Daly River and Kakadu National Park, funded by the National Environmental Research Program (Northern Australia Hub).

David has commenced work on several new projects, applying techniques including acoustic telemetry and otolith chemistry to increase our understanding of the migrations and population connectivity of freshwater, marine and diadromous fish in northern Australia.

HDR Project Opportunities with Associate Professor David Crook 

Movements and behaviour of barramundi
This project will examine relationships between the behaviours of barramundi and individual variation in migration behaviours. The outcomes will help with the implementation of sustainable management of important recreational and commercial fisheries.

This project is supported through ongoing partnerships with NT Government (NT Fisheries, Department of Environment and Natural Resources). 

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CDU is currently looking for students to undertake their Higher Degree by Research in the Northern Territory. Scholarships are available.

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