Paul Humphries Paul Humphries

Harold White Fellowship Research Topic
Historical Accounts of Fish in the Murray River.
Dr Humphries used the Library’s collections of diaries, scientific reports, newspapers, photographs and other historical sources to identify the species, abundance and distribution of fishes in the Murray River in earlier times.


Dr Paul Humphries has studied and worked in the area of fish and aquatic ecology for 20 years. After studying for his MSc at the University of Tasmania, he moved to Western Australia and was awarded a PhD from Murdoch University in 1991. In late 1994, Paul took a position with the CRC for Freshwater Ecology, at the Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre, looking at environmental flow manipulation. After almost 10 years there, he moved to Charles Sturt University in Albury, continuing his research into river and fish ecology and lecturing in statistics.


Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre

Charles Sturt University School of Environmental and Information Sciences


Gilbert P. Whitley Memorial Student Award, 1990. (Best oral presentation by a student at the Society for Fish Biology annual conference).

Best scientific paper published by a member of the Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology, between 1993 and 2003, for the final paper in the list below.


Selected papers
Humphries, P. (2005). Spawning time and early life history of Murray cod, Maccullochella peelii (Mitchell) in an Australian river. Environmental Biology of Fishes 72(4): 393-407. (abstract)
Humphries, P. and Baldwin, DS. (2003). Drought and aquatic ecosystems: an introduction. Freshwater Biology 48(7): 1141+ (abstract)
Humphries, P. and King, AJ. (2003). Drifting fish larvae in Murray-Darling Basin rivers: composition, spatial and temporal patterns and distance drifted. Paper presented at Downstream, Movement of Fish in the Murray-Darling Basin, Canberra Workshop 3-4 June 2003.
Humphries, P., Serafini, LG. and King, AJ. (2002). River regulation and fish larvae: variation through space and time. Freshwater Biology 47(7): 1307-1331. (abstract)
Humphries, P. and Lake, PS. (2000). Fish larvae and the management of regulated rivers. Regulated Rivers: Research and Management 16(5):421-432. (abstract)
Humphries, P., King, AJ. and Koehn, JD. (1999). Fish, flows and flood plains: links between freshwater fishes and their environment in the Murray-Darling river system, Australia. Environmental Biology of Fishes 56 (1-2): 129-151. (abstract)

Contact Details

School of Environmental and Information Sciences
Charles Sturt University
PO Box 789
Albury NSW 2640


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