Dr Nick Whiterod is an ecologist with not-for-profit organisation Aquasave‒Nature Glenelg Trust.
He lives in freshwater, undertaking research and conservation widely across southern Australian – frequently for oft-neglected, threatened, small-bodied freshwater fish and freshwater crayfish. He is concerned with understanding population dynamics, providing knowledge to inform management, and implementing conservation translocations to aid recovery. In 2018, Nick received a Churchill Fellowship to explore conservation translocation approaches across the world. He is currently leading a federally funded collaborative project (“Saving the spinys”), addressing the urgent conservation needs of bushfire-impacted priority spiny crayfish from the Euastacus genus.
Nick is passionate about promoting the plight of freshwater species and strives to ensure to those that are highly threatened receive attention commensurate with their threatened status.