Dr Gavin Rees is a microbial ecologist and Assistant Director of the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre.  Gavin’s interests are carbon and nutrient dynamics in alpine streams, and microbial communities responsible for carbon turnover and nutrient transformation.

Gavin’s current projects include:

  • The decomposition of snowgum leaves by aquatic fungi and the effects on the food value of this substrate for aquatic macroinvertebrates (in collaboration with Dr Ewen Silvester and Stephanie Suter).
  • Sources and transformation of nitrogen species in alpine streams (in collaboration with Dr Ewen Silvester)

Gavin can be contacted by email at gavin.rees@latrobe.edu.au