Dr Gavin Rees

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Gavin trained as a microbiologist and has worked on projects as diverse as waster water treatment, using microbes to clean up hydrocarbon-contaminated soils and water and the microbiology of high temperature oil fields.

For the last 18 years, he has turned his work to understanding the many roles microbes play in rivers and wetlands. This has led to projects demonstrating the role of microbes in forming acid-sulfate soils in inland wetlands, carbon and nutrient dynamics in rivers and wetlands and most recently, microbes and food web ecology. The underlying thread in all his work is understanding how organisms respond to a variety of environmental conditions, whether natural or anthropogenic origin, and the consequences of those responses.

Academic Qualifications

  • 1989

    University of waikato

Professional Experiences

  • 2012-present

    Adjunct Associate Professor
    La Trobe University


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