THIEM, Jason

Picture of Jason Thiem

Research interests

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


Jason is a fish ecologist based at the Narrandera Fisheries Centre where he manages a number of projects that assess native fish responses (movement, spawning and recruitment) to environmental water delivery in the Murray-Darling Basin. His PhD research focussed on the effects of dams on lake sturgeon (pictured) migration and reproductive behaviour. He has undertaken fisheries research in Australia, Canada, USA and The Bahamas.


  • PhD - Carleton University, Ottawa Canada 2013
  • BAppSc (Hons) - University of Canberra 2002

Current projects

  • Long-term intervention monitoring in the Murrumbidgee River
  • Long-term intervention monitoring in the Edward-Wakool river system
  • Long-term intervention monitoring in the Lachlan River

Recent publications

Please refer to Jason Thiem's Google scholar page.

Professional associations and activities

  • Australian Society of Fish Biology
  • Adjunct Research Fellow, Charles Sturt University

Contact details

Phone: (02) 6958 8219