Fran Sheldon

Professor Fran Sheldon is a river ecologist whose research explores the relationships between hydrology, physical geomorphology and ecology in river systems, particularly large dryland rivers including the Barwon-Darling River and River Murray in the Murray-Darling Basin and the Cooper Creek and Diamantina River in the Lake Eyre Basin. She has also worked extensively on the waterways of South-east Queensland and has been heavily involved in the Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program Report Card for Healthy Land and Water. Fran loves macroinvertebrates, the bugs that live in streams and rivers and provide fish with food, her favourites are freshwater mussels, snails and caddis flies with their cool cases.

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