Eddie Tsyrlin

Eddie Tsyrlin, PhD Candidate

Eddie is a PhD candidate supervised by Dr Andrew Weeks, Dr Melissa Carew, Dr Rhys Coleman and Prof. Ary Hoffman. For the last 20 years Eddie has have been working on monitoring of freshwater ecosystems, freshwater invertebrate taxonomy and conservation.

Current Projects

The focus of this project is on using mitochondrial DNA ‘barcode’ to advance taxonomy of freshwater invertebrates and enable detecting different invertebrate species from a sample of water. This will bring much needed rigour to our understanding of the ecological state of freshwater ecosystems and will allow observation of changes of their biodiversity at the species level.

Gooderham, J. and Tsyrlin E (2002) “The Waterbug Book: A Photographic Guide to the Freshwater Macroinvertebrates of Temperate Australia.” CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

E. Tsyrlin. A key to Victorian nymphs of Leptoperla (Plecoptera: Gripopterygidae). Identification guide No 38. Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology 2001.

E.Tsyrlin, I.C.Campbell (2002) Colonisation of wood by invertebrates in Australian upland streams: differences between pools and riffles. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 28: 1066-1069

T.J. Doeg, E. Tsyrlin, B.Van Praagh (1996) A survey for the Dandenong Freshwater Amphipod Austrogammarus australis (Sayce). Freshwater Ecology Section, Flora and Fauna Branch, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Victoria

C.J. Walsh & Edward Tsyrlin, Michael R. Grace & Jason A. Sonneman (2002) An ecological assessment of the impact of treated effluent from Mount Hotham Alpine resort on the Dargo River and an initial assessment of Swindlers Ck.

Conference Presentations:

2013   Australian Society for Limnology (ASL) annual conference.

2006   Plenary talk on Australia’s use of biological indicators at the Conference on biological indicators of River Health in StPetersburg, Russia

2005 ASL annual conference.

2002 Oral presentation at ASL annual conference.

2001 Oral presentation at ASL annual conference and International Symposium on Limnology


Eureka Book Price and Whitley medal for The Waterbug Book


Twitter: @EddieTsyrlin