The AGM for the Moggill Creek Catchment Group will be held at 7:30pm on Thursday
28th November at the Brookfield Hall. Our guest speaker will be aquatic ecologist, Dr
Tim is an aquatic ecologist whose childhood interests in freshwater ecology continued
through to his professional career. He holds a degree with honours in Aquatic Science
and a PhD (research) in fish ecology and river rehabilitation. While writing up his PhD
thesis Tim lived in Kenmore and spent much of his spare time poking around in Moggill
Creek. In 2010 he worked with members of the Moggill Creek Catchment Group to
develop the initial sampling protocols for the Creek Health Monitoring Program (CHMP).
Tim was involved in the initial surveys and continued to provide data analysis support
for several years after moving to the Sunshine Coast in 2012.
In recent years Tim has continued to undertake aquatic ecology assessments across
Queensland, including managing and leading an extensive annual fish sampling
program across the Brisbane region. He has also undertaken detailed assessments of
fish assemblages in several catchments within the Brisbane region, including such an
assessment within the Moggill Creek catchment in 2017.
This presentation will provide an overview of fish assemblages in Moggill Creek
– Native, translocated and introduced pest species recorded in recent times
– Species that appear to have become locally extinct
– Species which may be recorded in the foreseeable future
– Variability in life histories
– Spatial variability in assemblage composition
– The value of long-term monitoring programs (such as the CHMP)