The Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management – CAPIM – comprises a multidisciplinary research group to address the impact of pollution on waterways and what can be done to reduce risks to the community and the environment. It is based at the University of Melbourne
We contribute to the estuarine component of CAPIM, with a focus on new tools for detecting effects of pollutants in estuaries. This work ranges from field-based dosing and transplant experiments that focus on community-level impacts, to understanding how individual organisms respond. Individual responses are examined at the sub-organismal level (biomarkers) and also in a more evolutionary way (life history responses, such as changes in reproductive patterns).