Daniel is an aquatic ecologist based in the Wollongong DPI Water office where he co-manages several projects concerning the influence of water use on aquatic ecosystems in unregulated river systems across NSW. Much of his science is interdisciplinary, combining biology, ecology and hydraulics.
Daniel has a specific interest in macroinvertebrates and their importance in aquatic ecosystems as well as a range of ecosystem processes. Past research has involved assessing the response of macroinvertebrates, periphyton, fine sediment and basal nutrients to large scale environmental floods. More recently, research focus has been on the importance of connectivity, dispersal and refugia in unregulated rivers in the Murray Darling Basin.
Daniel is involved in overseeing NSW's interests in the MDBA and MDFRC Collaboration Project, and an active participant in the development of the University of Wollongong’s Endangered Species Research in Freshwater Ecosystems. He aims to supervise a post graduate student(s) in the coming years.
Rohlfs, A., Mitrovic, S., Williams, S. and Coleman, D. (2015) Can tributary in-flows improve the recovery of the dissolved organic carbon regime in a snowmelt river regulated by a large reservoir? Marine and Freshwater Research 67(9). 1338-1345.
Coleman, D. and Williams, S. (2016) Mobilising fine sediment in a highly regulated upland snowmelt river using hydrological scaled experimental floods. Marine and Freshwater Research 67. 1-13.
Williams, S., Coleman D. and Rohlfs, A. (in press) The effects of multiple hydrologically-scaled intra-annular experimental floods on Dissolved Organic Carbon and basal nutrient supply in an upland snowmelt river. Marine and Freshwater Research.
Davis, A. R., Coleman, D., Broad, A. and Przeslawski, R. (2013) Complex responses of intertidal molluscan embryos to a warming and acidifying ocean in the presence of UV radiation. PLos ONE 8(2). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055939.
Coleman, D., Byrne, M. and Davis, A. R. (2014) Mollusca on acid: Gastropod shell repair and strength in acidifying oceans. Marine Ecology Progress Series 509. DOI:10.3354/meps10887.
Coleman, D. and Williams, S. (2014). Reworking the river bed: Sediment movement during the spring 2013 environmental releases. Snowy Flow Response Modelling and Modelling program, *NSW Office of Water, Sydney.
*NSW Office of Water is now known as DPI Water.