Professor Michael Stewardson

  • Room: Level: 04 Room: 412B
  • Building: Engineering Block D
  • Campus: Parkville

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

Michael Stewardson is a Professor in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He is Discipline Leader for 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. De Little SC, Casas-Mulet R, Patulny L, Wand J, Miller KA, Fidler F, Stewardson M, Webb J. Minimising biases in expert elicitations to inform environmental management: Case studies from environmental flows in Australia. Environmental Modelling and Software. Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 100.
  2. Farquharson R, Freebairn J, Webb J, Stewardson M, Ramilan T. An Economic Framework for Sharing Water Within a River Catchment. WATER ECONOMICS AND POLICY. World Scientific Publishing Co. 2017, Vol. 3, Issue 3.
  3. Kaur S, Horne A, Stewardson M, Nathan R, Costa A, Szemis J, Webb J. Challenges in determining frequency of high flow spells for varying thresholds in environmental flows programs. Journal Ecohydraulics. Taylor & Francis Ltd. 2017.
  4. Mehran A, Aghakouchak A, Nakhjiri N, Stewardson M, Peel M, Phillips TJ, Wada Y, Ravalico JK. Compounding Impacts of Human-Induced Water Stress and Climate Change on Water Availability. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. Nature Publishing Group. 2017, Vol. 7, Issue 1.
  5. Stewardson M, Skinner D. Evaluating Use of Environmental Flows to Aerate Streams by Modelling the Counterfactual Case. Environmental Management. Springer. 2017.
  6. Horne A, Szemis J, Webb J, Kaur S, Stewardson M, Bond N, Nathan R. Informing Environmental Water Management Decisions: Using Conditional Probability Networks to Address the Information Needs of Planning and Implementation Cycles. Environmental Management. Springer. 2017.
  7. Casas-Mulet R, Alfredsen KT, McCluskey A, Stewardson M. Key hydraulic drivers and patterns of fine sediment accumulation in gravel streambeds: A conceptual framework illustrated with a case study from the Kiewa River, Australia. Geomorphology. Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 299.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Webb J, Koster WM, Stuart IG, Reich P, Stewardson M. ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT OF AUSTRALIAN GRAYLING RECRUITMENT: USING BAYESIAN MODELS AND SURROGATE SPECIES TO ASSESS BENEFITS OF SPRING FLOWS. 11TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECOHYDRAULICS. 2016.
  11. McCluskey A, Stewardson M, Grant S. ADVECTIVE HYPORHEIC EXCHANGE AT MULTIPLE SCALES. 11TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECOHYDRAULICS. 2016.
  12. Kucharska D, Stewardson M, Ryu D, Costelloe J, Sims N, Lee V. CHANGES IN INUNDATION PATTERNS FOR ANASTOMOSED RIVER LANDSCAPE UNITS AT DECADAL SCALES. 11TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECOHYDRAULICS. 2016.
  13. Nestler JM, Stewardson M, Gilvear D, Webb J, Smith DL. DOES ECOHYDRAULICS HAVE GUIDING PRINCIPLES?. 11TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECOHYDRAULICS. 2016.
  14. Nestler JM, Stewardson M, Gilvear DJ, Webb J, Smith DL. Ecohydraulics exemplifies the emerging “paradigm of the interdisciplines”. Journal of Ecohydraulics. Taylor & Francis. 2016, Vol. 1, Issue 1-2.
  15. 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.

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