Associate Professor David Crook is a Principal Research Fellow at the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, with more than 20 years of experience as a research scientist in government and university sectors.
His research activities focus on fish movement and migration, population structure, riverine ecology and fisheries. David has authored more than 70 peer reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and was the 2010 winner of the Australian Society for Limnology’s Early Career Excellence award.
David joined CDU in 2012, after almost a decade working with the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research in Melbourne. He has since led a study into the movements of fish in the Daly River and Kakadu National Park, funded by the National Environmental Research Program (Northern Australia Hub).
David has commenced work on several new projects, applying techniques including acoustic telemetry and otolith chemistry to increase our understanding of the migrations and population connectivity of freshwater, marine and diadromous fish in northern Australia.
HDR project opportunities
Movements and behaviour of barramundi
This project will examine relationships between the behaviours of barramundi and individual variation in migration behaviours. The outcomes will help with the implementation of sustainable management of important recreational and commercial fisheries.
This project is supported through ongoing partnerships with the NT Department of Primary Industry and Resources.