Aquatic ecologists Jon, Peter and Alisha have decades of experience researching the ecology of Queensland's diverse aquatic ecosystems. Their main work is to provide research and scientific advice to assist with the sustainable management of Queensland rivers, streams and other water resources.
Back at the Lab: Discover Water Bugs
Aquatic invertebrates are common, diverse, relatively easy to identify and sensitive to water pollution, habitat degradation and other human disturbances. They are also indicators of river health. Get up close and identify a variety of aquatic invertebrates collected from in and near Woodfordia earlier in the day, which will be under the Discovery Lab microscopes for a live show-and-tell workshop about their ecology and incredible adaptations.
Discover Water Invertebrates
Fresh water in ponds, lakes, creeks and rivers is full of life. See the alien-looking invertebrate creatures alive and magnified on the big screen and learn about their quirky lifestyles.
Water Invertebrates Quest
Fresh water in ponds, lakes, creeks and rivers can be full of life, which is a great bioindicator of water health. Learn to catch and appreciate aquatic invertebrate biodiversity. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, water and shoes that may get a bit dirty. Bring a magnifying glass if you have one, but don’t worry if you don’t.