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Giri R. Kattel

Giri is currently a Visiting Professor under the CAS-PIFI program from Australia. He has a PhD in Geography from University College London (UCL). Giri’s research interest is on water resource management, ecosystem and food web dynamics of lowland floodplain wetlands of the large river basins of Australia and China. He has also worked on environmental change of mountain lakes of Europe, Asia and the Himalayas. He has expertise in reconstruction of past environmental change of lakes using subfossil cladocerans as indicators. Giri was awarded the Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) from the Government of Australia to carry out research jointly with the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology (NIGLAS). He is one of international collaborating scientists of the key National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) project “Resilience of the Yangtze River Basin” in NIGLAS

Research Interests:

 Environmental change, ecosystem and food web dynamics of alpine and lowland lakes and rivers and water resource management and resilience of large river basins



Australia-China wetland network research partnership

 Australia-China Wetland Network Research Partnership is a joint project between some key universities in Australia and NIGLAS and other universities in China. The project was funded by Australia-China Science Research Fund (ACSRF) with the aim of developing a scientific co-operation between Australia and China in understanding the impacts of climate change and human disturbances on ecology and hydrology of lake and river systems of both countries. http://federation.edu.au/research/research-areas/research-centres-and-networks/australia-china-wetland-network-research-partnership


Recent publications:

 Stewardson, M. J., Shang, W., Kattel, G., & Web, A. 2017. Environmental water and integrated catchment management. In: Water for the environment: Policy, Science, and Integrated Management, Horne, A., Webb, A., Stewardson, M., Richter, B., & Acreman, M. (Eds), Elsevier Publications Ltd., New York (In Press).

Kattel, G., Gell, P., R., Zawadzki, A., Barry, L. 2016. Palaeoecological evidence for sustained change in a shallow Murray River (Australia) floodplain lake: regime shift or press response? Hydrobiologia, DOI 10.1007/s10750-016-2970-9.

Kong, L., Yang, X., Kattel, G., Anderson, NJ and Hu, Z. 2016. Response of cladocerans to recent environmental forcing in an alpine lake on the southeast Tibetan Plateau. Hydrobiologia, DOI 10.1007/s10750-016-2868-6.

 Kattel, G. R.; Dong, X.; Yang, X., A century scale human-induced hydrological and ecological changes of wetlands of two large river basins in Australia (Murray) and China (Yangtze): development of an adaptive water resource management framework. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss. 2015, 12, (8), 8247-8287

 Kattel,G., Gell, P., Perga, M-E., Jeppesen, E., Grundell, R., Weller, S., Zawadzki, A., Barry, L.  2015. Tracking a century of change in trophic structure and dynamics in a floodplain wetland: integrating palaeoecological and palaeoisotopic evidence. Freshwater Biology, 60: 711-723.

 Liu, J., Kattel, G. R., Arp, H.P.H. & Yang, H. 2015. Towards threshold-based management of freshwater ecosystems in the context of climate change. Ecological Modelling, 318: 265-274.

 Kattel, G.R. 2014 (Editor). Proceedings of the Australia-China Wetland Network Research Partnership Symposium (March 23-28) Nanjing (China), Collaborative Research Network, Federation University Australia, Mt. Helen, Australia, October 2014,125 pp.

 Kattel, G.R., Elkadi, H. & Meikle, H. 2013. Developing a complementary framework for urban ecology. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 12: 498-598.

 Augustinus, P., Cochran, U., Kattel, G.R., D’Costa, D. & Shane P. 2012. Late Quaternary Paleolimnology of Onepoto maar, Auckland, New Zealand: Implications for the drivers of regional palaeoclimate. Quaternary International, 253: 18-31.

 Kattel, G.R. & Sirocko, F. 2011. Palaeocladocerans as indicators of environmental, cultural and archaeological developments in Eifel maar lakes region (West Germany) during the Lateglacial and Holocene periods. Hydrobiologia, doi: 10.1007/s10750-011-0872-4

 Kattel, G.R. 2011 Can we improve management practice of lakes using cladoceran zooplankton? River Research & Applications, doi: 10.1002/rra.1527.

 Kattel, G.R. 2011 (Book). Cladocera in Mountain Lakes of Northwest Europe: Ecology, Techniques and Values for Reconstructing Climate Change at Regional Scale. First Edition, ISBN 978-3-8443-8615-8, Lambert Academic Publishing, Köln, Germany.