Stephen J. Faggotter

Stephen J. Faggotter
Griffith University

Bachelor of Science in Zoology

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Publications (15)
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Integrated rice-shrimp ponds (IRSPs) are common in areas of Southeast Asia where saltwater intrudes into rice fields in the dry season, enabling rice production in the wet season, and shrimp farming in the dry season or throughout the year. Previous research has highlighted that IRSPs have periods of low dissolved oxygen concentrations which may ha...
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Engineering solutions that aim to restore hydrological connectivity in river systems fragmented by dams and weirs frequently include the installation of fish passage facilities (i.e. fishways). Assessment of fish passage performance is often limited to single fishway designs and with a focus on species of commercial or conservation significance, me...
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Engineering solutions that aim to restore hydrological connectivity in river systems fragmented by dams and weirs frequently include the installation of fish passage facilities (i.e. fishways). Assessment of fish passage performance is often limited to single fishway designs and with a focus on species of commercial or conservation significance, me...
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Agricultural activities in catchments can cause excessive nutrient loads in waterways. Catchment nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) flows may be intercepted and assimilated by riparian vegetation. While prior studies suggest that woody vegetation is preferable for reducing P loads, the question remains: is woody vegetation or grass cover more effectiv...
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Restoration of riparian vegetation may reduce nutrient and sediment contamination of waterways while potentially enhancing stream channel complexity. Accordingly, the present study used a paired-site approach to investigate the effects of mature regrowth riparian vegetation on river channel morphology and soil nutrients (i.e. nitrogen and phosphoru...
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Supratidal mudflats are a poorly understood habitat adjacent to coastal areas and are under pressure from human development and climate change. These habitats are only inundated infrequently but may be important contributors to coastal productivity. This study determined nutrient release and primary productivity (PP) on a large, pristine supratidal...
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Habitat fragmentation is a key anthropogenic factor in biodiversity decline, particularly in aquatic ecosystems. We predicted that differences in fish assemblage composition due to the impact of fragmentation would most strongly affect migratory species, and these effects would be dependent on the interaction between the characteristics of each bar...
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Patterns of connectivity are critical to structuring both spatial and temporal variation in the composition of species populations and assemblages. Water resource development has an important impact on longitudinal connectivity in rivers, and disrupts natural patterns of dispersal of individuals between segments of the river network. Consequently,...
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The identification of the dominant sources of carbon supporting consumer biomass in aquatic food webs is often difficult but essential to understanding the limits to aquatic secondary production. Stable isotope analysis (SIA) is a powerful tool to estimate the contribution of different sources to consumers, but most food web studies using this appr...
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Algal production in rivers fuels foodwebs, and factors controlling this production ultimately affect food availability. Conversely, excessive algal production can have negative effects on higher trophic levels. The present study examined permanent waterholes in a disconnected wet-dry tropical river to determine the controls on algal production. Pri...
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Dryland tropical rivers have until now been relatively little-studied, which has limited our capacity to predict how they might respond to catchment changes. Previous preliminary work in the Flinders River had raised the possibility that primary productivity in this system was not limited by light or nutrients, but by top-down control. To test this...

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To undertake research and monitoring to assess fishway performance and optimise operations.
Archived project
Improving assessment of water storage reservoirs for water quality, biodiversity and ecosystem health