Developing practical management strategies to manage wetlands and experimentally testing the effect of habitat change on aquatic wildlife has been a theme throughout my research. I have led a number of research projects that helped to inform science to better manage and restore habitat for reptiles and amphibians. I have combined physiological and ecological research to investigate threatened freshwater turtles in the lower Murray River and I am now focusing on the restorative effects of environmental flows in the northern catchments of the Murray-Darling Basin and focusing on conservation biology of the endangered Bell’s turtle in the headwaters of these catchments. In addition, I am co-chief investigator on 1millionturtles.com, a citizen science project aiming to help local communities to both survey and protect freshwater turtles. In Upland Lagoons — a locally threatened ecological community in the New England Tablelands — we have been working to characterise and understand the diversity and hydrology of the wetlands and working with the local community to increase knowledge of the function of ephemeral wetlands. I have also explored restoration strategies for threatened frogs such as bell frogs at Sydney Olympic Park and threatened rainforest frogs impacted by recent fires.