Professor Michael Stewardson

Research Interests

  • Freshwater ecosystem management (environmental flows, river restoration, environmental monitoring)
  • River science (ecohydrology, ecohydraulics, hydromorphology)
  • Water resources (environmental water, water sharing, river basin management)

Personal webpage

http://www.ie.unimelb.edu.au/people/staff.php?person_ID=14829

Biography

Dr Michael Stewardson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He is involved with the Departmental Research Group in Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources

Research interests
- ecohydraulics
- hydromorphology
- freshwater ecosystem management

Current projects
- understanding hyporheic exchange and its role in stream ecosystems
- monitoring and evaluation of environmental flows
- improving evidence-based practice in environmental management of rivers
- understanding benefits of urban stormwater harvesting on stream health

Recent Publications

  1. Webb J, Koster WM, Stuart IG, Reich P, Stewardson M. Make the Most of the Data You’ve Got: Bayesian Models and a Surrogate Species Approach to Assessing Benefits of Upstream Migration Flows for the Endangered Australian Grayling. Environmental Management. Springer. 2017.
  2. Horne A, Kaur S, Szemis J, MacHado Costa A, Webb J, Nathan R, Stewardson M, Lowe L, Boland N. Using optimization to develop a "designer" environmental flow regime. ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE. Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 88.
  3. Webb J, Costelloe J, Koster WM, Casas-Mulet R, Stuart IG, Reich P, Stewardson M. Adaptive management of Australian grayling recruitment: using Bayesian models and indicator species to assess benefits of spring flows. 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE). The University of Melbourne. 2016. Editors: Lyon JP.
  4. McCluskey A, Webb J, Costelloe J, Stewardson M, Casas-Mulet R, Grant S, Stewardson M. Advective Hyporheic Exchange at Multiple Scales. 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE). The University of Melbourne. 2016. Editors: Lyon JP.
  5. Kucharska D, Webb J, Costelloe J, Stewardson M, Casas-Mulet R, Ryu D, Costelloe J, Sims N, Stewardson M, Lee V. Changes in Inundation Patterns for Anastomosed River Landscape Units at Decadal Scales. 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE). The University of Melbourne. 2016. Editors: Lyon JP.
  6. Gee E, Webb J, Costelloe J, Western A, Casas-Mulet R, Swearer S, Stewardson M. Dispersal in Stratified Environments - a modeling study of Black Bream Larvae in a Salt-Wedge Estuary. 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulic (ISE). The University of Melbourne. 2016. Editors: Lyon JP.
  7. Nestler JM, Webb J, Costelloe J, Stewardson M, Casas-Mulet R, Gilvear DJ, Webb J, Smith DL, Stewardson M. Does ecohydraulics have guiding principles?. 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE). The University of Melbourne. 2016. Editors: Lyon JP.
  8. Costelloe J, Webb J, Costelloe J, Leeder J, Casas-Mulet R, Strang M, Stewardson M. Drivers of the Distribution of a Dominant Riparian Tree Species (Eucalyptus Coolabah) on a Dryland River System, Diamantina River, Australia. 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE). The University of Melbourne. 2016. Editors: Lyon JP.
  9. Nestler JM, Stewardson M, Gilvear DJ, Webb J, Smith DL. Ecohydraulics exemplifies the emerging “paradigm of the interdisciplines”. Journal of Ecohydraulics. 2016, Vol. 1, Issue 1-2.
  10. McCluskey A, Grant S, Stewardson M. Flipping the thin film model: Mass transfer by hyporheic exchange in gaining and losing streams. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH. American Geophysical Union. 2016, Vol. 52, Issue 10.
  11. Vietz G, Webb J, Casanelia S, Costelloe J, Casas-Mulet R, Earl G, Conlan I, Lyon J, Johnson C, Stewardson M. Knowing then doing, or is it doing then knowing? Environmental flows and bank condition monitoring in the Goulburn River, Australia. 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics. 2016.
  12. Webb J, Wilkes MA, Aarestrup K, Costelloe J, Casas-Mulet R, Jepsen N, Ettmer B, Franklin P, Stewardson M, Baker C, Habit E, Link O, Kemp P, Pompeu P, Silva L, Webb J, Stewardson M. Knowledge exchange for efficient passage of fish in the southern hemisphere (KEEPFISH). 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE). The University of Melbourne. 2016. Editors: Lyon JP.
  13. Horne A, Webb J, Costelloe J, Kaur S, Casas-Mulet R, Szemis J, Costa A, Stewardson M, Nathan R, Boland N, Webb J. Optimization to Support Seasonal Environmental Watering Decisions. 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE). The University of Melbourne. 2016. Editors: Lyon JP.
  14. Horne A, Szemis J, Kaur S, Webb J, Stewardson M, MacHado Costa A, Boland N. Optimization tools for environmental water decisions: A review of strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to improve adoption. ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE. Elsevier Science. 2016, Vol. 84.
  15. Szemis J, Webb J, Costelloe J, Horne A, Casas-Mulet R, Kaur S, Stewardson M, Stewardson M, Webb J. Representing ecological response in environmental water management decision support tools: conditional probability networks. 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE). The University of Melbourne. 2016. Editors: Lyon JP.

Michael Stewardson

Level: 04 Room: 412B
Engineering Block D, Parkville
University of Melbourne
3010 Australia

T: +61 3 83447750
E: mjstew@unimelb.edu.au


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