Dr Danial Stratford

Senior Experimental Scientist - Ecological Modelling

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Dr Danial Stratford is a ecological modeller with CSIRO Land and Water with expertise in ecohydrology and in developing predictive models for understanding the environmental outcomes of changes in flows. Danial has worked for CSIRO since 2012 and has combined his ecology background and broad skills in quantitative modelling to understanding the outcomes of flow regime change, applying his skills to inform decision making in water resource management, environmental flows and understanding risk of future climates.

Danial has worked in a broad range of contexts both nationally and internationally including floodplains, wetlands and rivers, exploring outcomes for a diversity of taxa including amphibians, fish and vegetation. Danial achieves science outcomes by understanding flow regime and connectivity requirements and building modelling platforms, often at the basin scale, to understand the nature and dynamics of change. Danial has a strong understanding of quantitative ecology and statistical analysis, and develops predictive models that explore dynamics of ecological change. He has applied his understanding of uncertainty analysis to understand probability and risk in management decisions.

Danial has worked on projects with an extensive range of stakeholders, collaborators and clients including the Murray Darling Basin Authority; the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; and state governments across Australia.

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Academic Qualifications

  • 2012

    Griffith University

  • 2004

    University of Queensland

  • 2002

    James Cook University