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Prof Vince Pettigrove

Professor Vincent Pettigrove is the Chief Investigator for the AQUatic Environmental STress research group (AQUEST) RMIT University.  His primary research interests are to understand and address the impacts of aquatic pollution on aquatic ecosystems.  Other research interests include freshwater sediment toxicity, exotic fish management, pesticide pollution, endocrine disrupting chemicals, macroinvertebrates and the use of fish and other biota as indicators of sediment pollution. Vincent has designed and conducted a broad range of biological and water quality research and monitoring programs that help catchment management authorities, water authorities and environmental regulators identify the priority issues impacting aquatic ecosystems. He has produced over 100 published journal articles and peer-reviewed conference papers.  Vincent was the Chief Executive Officer at the Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification & Management at the University of Melbourne from 2010 to 2018 and has over 30 years of experience working with and within government agencies assessing freshwater aquatic ecosystems and understanding the impact of pollution on these systems.