Gillanders Aquatic Ecology Lab
Professor Bronwyn Gillanders
Bronwyn is a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide. She is Deputy Dean Research and Deputy Executive Dean in the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology and part of the management committee of the Environment Institute. Google Scholar Profile
Dr Patrick Reis-Santos
Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate
Patrick is a senior postdoctoral researcher working on projects related to seafood provenance, population structure and connectivity of fishes, and microplastics and other contaminants. Google Scholar Profile
Dr Jackson Stockbridge
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Jackson completed his PhD in the lab in 2022 and is now working as a postdoctoral researcher on several projects including a review of desalination and potential environmental impacts.
Dr Nina Wootton
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Nina completed her PhD in the lab in 2021 and is now working on several research projects associated with microplastics and science engagement. Her PhD research investigated microplastics in Australian fish.
Chris works at SARDI Aquatic Sciences and is undertaking his PhD part time. Chris is investigating fish movement and passage in a regulated estuary, the Coorong at the end of the River Murray.
Anthony (Rex) Conallin
Rex investigated fish assemblages and their movements to/from wetlands in the lower River Murray, including options for flow management and control of alien common carp for his PhD. He is currently a Senior Land Services Officer for Murray Local Land Services in Albury, NSW.
Sophie has completed a BSc Hons at the University of Adelaide. For her Hons she developed a method for identifying contaminants from micro plastics in fish tissues. Her PhD expands on this research and also focuses on other contaminants in marine waters.
William (Bill) Goh
Bill has completed a BSc Hons at the University of Adelaide. His PhD research focuses on population dynamics of yellowfin whiting and is funded by the FRDC.
Qiaz has received an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship for international students for her PhD studies. She is investigating population ecology and molecular responses of octopuses to climate change.
Sandra completed her BSc (Hons) at the University of Adelaide and has worked in research for a number of years. She returns to University to undertake a PhD working on the spatial ecology of Murray cod in the lower Murray River.
Josie completed a BSc Hons at the University of Adelaide. She is investigating provenance, mislabelling and trade of shark products for her PhD.
Solomon has received an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship for international students for his PhD studies. He is investigating microplastics in crustaceans and molluscs for his PhD research.
Nikita completed a BSc Hons at the University of Adelaide investigating micro plastics in sediments of Spencer Gulf. She is investigating microplastics in mangrove and seagrass environments.
Sophie has completed a BSc at the University of Adelaide. For her PhD research she is investigating coastal carbon in vegetated habitats.
Koster completed Hons in the lab in 2018 and through 2019 worked as a research assistant on several projects. His PhD research focuses on population biology of black bream and is funded by FRDC.
Vinuri has completed a BSc Hons at the University of Adelaide investigating micro plastics in commonly consumed fish from Sri Lanka. Her PhD research is focusing on microbial communities found on microplastics.
Joe completed Hons in the lab on microplastics in pelagic fish. His PhD research focuses on growth and chemical chronologies of deep water snappers of the Indo Pacific region.
Professor Steve Donnellan
South Australian Museum
Professor Simon Goldsworthy
SARDI Aquatic Sciences
Our past research staff and PhD students are listed separately.
Our past Honours students are also listed on a separate page.
Near Calperun Station, SA
Giant Australian cuttlefish