Experts in the field of aquatic ecology are professionals in examining the ecological interactions between plants and animals within fresh, brackish, estuarine and marine environments. These experts are professionals who are especially talented at applying field research to ecological issues related to the structures, processes, and qualities of water integration levels, as well as, examining plant and animal populations within these ecosystems. Aquatic ecologists often have extensive experience in research techniques, writing reports relating to aquatic ecology, surveying sites to collect data, determining conclusions from aquatic data, and extrapolating information about animal and plant behaviour from collected research. 

Aquatic ecologists can greatly assist in the legal process. They are able to provide statistical analysis of aquatic ecological data to form knowledgeable and specialised opinions. This can prove significantly to helpful cases that require detailing the detrimental effects certain activities (such as fishing or pollution) may have on aquatic environments. They are also useful for identifying patterns and trends in examining what causes certain changes in these environments. They can also comment on the effectiveness of certain construction, fishing, and earthwork policies which seek to minimise the effects of harm done to aquatic environments. These investigations can often provide crucial evidence in cases.

Experts in this area often have strong scientific backgrounds. These professionals will have had theoretical and research experience in surveying, collecting, and analysing data within water systems in gaining their specialised ecological knowledge. The specific specialisation and background needed in your aquatic ecologist will be determined by the matter which requires examination.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

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Experts in aquatic ecology can be called upon to assist in data analysis, examination of certain trends, comment on the health of aquatic eco-spheres, and whether certain policies relating to the handling of hazardous items are more or less likely to damage or affect aquatic eco-spheres, as well as much more.

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Relevant Articles What It Means to Store Water for the Environment

An interesting article detailing how aquatic ecologists are able to use their knowledge to assist in advice that goes toward forming environmental policy.

Darling River ecology ‘extinct’ and Murray cod ‘in real trouble’, warns expert Dr Stuart Rowland

An article demonstrating how conclusions formulated by aquatic ecologists are pertinent to environmental concerns for both policy and public consideration.

Relevant Cases Kara-Ali v Hawkesbury City Council [2021] NSWLEC 1418 (23 July 2021)

A case that demonstrates the role aquatic ecologists would provide in examining policies of companies seeking to construct buildings near or around vegetation and aquatic ecospheres.

Secretary, Department of Planning and Environment v Leda Manorstead Pty Ltd (No 7) [2021] NSWLEC 26 (26 March 2021)

A case that relies on examination of the extent of environmental harm, in all aspects including aquatic ecology, arising from bulk earthworks.

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A sample of our experts in Science - Aquatic Ecology

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