Dr Paul Franklin

Freshwater Ecologist


Ph.D. Hydro-ecology of groundwater-fed streams

MSc Modelling & management of surface freshwater systems

BSc (Hons.) Geography

Science Centre

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I joined NIWA in 2008 and am a member of the freshwater ecology team based in Hamilton. I work primarily across the Rehabilitation and Protection and Sustainable Water Allocation programmes in the Freshwater and Estuaries Centre. My main areas of expertise are the ecology of native fish, fish passage, flow-biota interactions and environmental flows. I am particularly interested in the interplay between freshwater biodiversity and human uses of river environments including flow regime change, habitat modification and the impacts of instream infrastructure.