Dr Danial Stratford

Senior Experimental Scientist - Ecological Modelling


Dr Danial Stratford is an ecologist and ecological modeller with CSIRO Land and Water with expertise in ecohydrology and species response modelling. Danial has a background in field ecology, experimental design and statistics. His field ecology background has provided him with a strong conceptual understanding of ecological processes, which has been used in development of ecological models. Danial’s work has focused on investigating the links between environmental drivers and species responses to perturbation and change. Danial has developed ecological models to address a range of problems in ecohydrology from climate change in ephemeral wetlands to environmental flows in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Danial is engaged in a range of projects in ecohydrology from the Murray-Darling Basin and beyond. His work draws upon an extensive range of modelling approaches to understand and quantify ecosystem and species responses to variable flow regimes, including management of environmental flows and climate change impacts. He is working in the Modelling Water Ecosystems team in CSIRO Land and Water.

Science and Professional Areas

  • environmental flows
  • ecohydrology
  • ecological modelling
  • water resource management

Fields of Research

  • Ecosystem Function (050102)

Academic Qualifications

  • PhDGriffith University2012
  • BSciUniversity of Queensland2004
  • BSciJames Cook University2002

Contact information


  • +61 2 6246 5993

Postal address:

GPO BOX 1700