Dr Catherine Leigh

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Community and Quantitative Ecology, Freshwater Ecology, Ecohydrology, Aquatic Invertebrates, Water Quality, Ecosystem Health, Global Change Ecology, Environmental Science and Management, Climate Change, Applied statistics


Ecological Applications, Environmental Science and Management, Statistics

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (Griffith University)

Professional memberships and associations

  1. Secretary, Australian Freshwater Sciences Society (formerly Australian Society for Limnology)
  2. Editorial Board, Freshwater Biology


I led the Data Management and Analytical Skills module of the 2019 Honours course STB410 Advance Techniques in Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences in QUT’s School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences. This involved:

  • design and delivery of seminars and active learning activities
  • coordination with course conveyor and instructors
  • design and marking of assessment items.

I was Lecturer at Griffith University's School of Environment 2016-2018, convening, lecturing and instructing on the following undergraduate courses:
  1. Applied Statistics
  2. Biological Systems
  3. Ecology
  4. Ecology and Conservation of Communities
  5. Emerging Issues in Aquatic Ecology
  6. Rivers and Catchments
  7. Science Capstone: Urban Streams (Supervised Research)
  8. Special Topics (Supervised Research)
  9. Urban Ecology and Biodiversity
  10. Zoology

I have supervised to completion First Class Honours (BSc) student Kurtis Nisbet (Griffith University) undertaking ecological research in addition to three Master students while resident post-doctoral researcher at Irstea, France. I currently mentor several Higher Degree Research candidates at QUT and ACEMS.


Selected publications

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