THIEM, Jason

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Research interests

  • Freshwater fish ecology
  • Fish movement
  • Fish passage
  • Water resource management


Jason has been based at the Narrandera Fisheries Centre since 2013. His current research program is focussed on the abiotic drivers of fish movement, spawning and recruitment within the Murray-Darling Basin, with a strong focus on riverine connectivity. His research provides scientific evidence to inform effective water resource use to meet the departmental objective of sustainable aquatic ecosystems.


  • PhD (Biology), 2013, Department of Biology, Carleton University, Canada
  • BAppSc (Hons), 2002, University of Canberra

Current projects

  • Long-term intervention monitoring (LTIM) in the Murrumbidgee, Lachlan and Edward-Wakool rivers
  • Murray-Darling Basin acoustic telemetry network and golden perch movement and flow
  • Natal origin of native fish in the Murray-Darling Basin

Recent publications

Please refer to Jason Thiem’s Google Scholar or OCID pages.

Contact details

Location: Narrandera Fisheries Centre
Phone: (02) 6958 8219