Paul has more than eight years of experience as an environmental scientist conducting impact assessments in temperate and tropical parts of Australia. He has specialist skills in experimental design and statistical analysis. Paul has worked for a variety of clients, including government agencies, private developers and the mining industry. Paul’s field of expertise is freshwater ecology, having completed his PhD on the recruitment ecology of freshwater fish in Australia’s Wet Tropics rivers. He has extensive experience collecting and identifying fish and aquatic invertebrates from stream, wetland and groundwater ecosystems throughout north Queensland. Paul has completed AusRivAS, a nationally recognised course in aquatic macroinvertebrate monitoring, and holds Queensland accreditation.