van der MEULEN, Dylan

Dylan van der Meulen

Research interests

  • Acoustic Telemetry
  • Fish Movement Ecology
  • Freshwater and estuarine fish ecology
  • Age, Growth and Reproduction


Dylan is a fisheries technician with NSW Department of Primary Industries based at Batemans Bay and has recently completed his PhD with the University of NSW. His research specialities include movement ecology and fish biology, with particular interest in the spawning and recruitment dynamics of estuarine and freshwater fish. Dylan’s research has been conducted using extensive fine and large scale acoustic tracking networks setup throughout NSW, his work has led to increasing the understanding of the biological and physical drivers of distribution and behaviour of several iconic estuarine fishes.


  • BSc (Hons) University of Wollongong, 2006
  • PhD, University of New South Wales, 2018


  • NSW Coastal and Estuarine Fish Tracking
  • Identifying the micro-habitats and flow requirements conducive to effective recruitment of the endangered Macquarie perch, Macquaria australasica

Recent publications

Please refer to Dylan’s Google scholar page.

Contact details

Location: Batemans Bay
Phone: 02 4478 9119