Researcher biography

I lived and studied in Belgium until 1989, when I migrated to Australia. Since graduating with First Class BSc (Hon) in Environmental Science (Aquatic Ecology) from Murdoch University in 1996, I have had extensive experience in ecological field monitoring and analysis, including sampling and analysis of phytoplankton, zooplankton, macroinvertebrates, fish, development of condition monitoring for river health. I joined the Murray-Darling Basin Commission/Authority (MDBA) in 2002 in Canberra as part of the Sustainable Rivers Audit team, and lead the SRA team as a Director from 2010-2013. During that time, I also completed a Master in Integrated Water Management with the International Water Centre, a program run through The University of Queensland on a part-time basis. The Masters’ program rekindled my interest in the international dimension of water resource management, and the challenges of good governance to achieve integrated river basin management, which I experienced first-hand during my long career at MDBA.

Frederick's principal advisor is Associate Professor Yongping Wei.