Associate Professor Alison King is a Principal Research Fellow in the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods.
After completing her PhD at Monash University, Alison led a team of researchers at the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (Victorian Government, Department of Sustainability and Environment), where she investigated the importance of flows in the ecology of fish, particularly their environmental flow requirements.
Alison has since become an internationally published aquatic ecologist, with broad research interests in the ecology of rivers. Alison’s main research interests are investigating the importance of freshwater flows in the ecology of fish, particularly fish recruitment, life history adaptations, environmental flows and flow-ecology relationships.
She has extensive experience in working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to ensure improved management through knowledge generation and adaptive management. Alison has also worked with policy makers to ensure improved management outcomes through knowledge generation and adaptive management.
Alison has published her work widely in peer reviewed articles, book chapters and numerous reports. She has received numerous awards recognising her scientific achievements, including the DSE David Ashton Biodiversity Award and the 2012 Australian Society for Fish Biology’s Early Career Excellence Award.