Robin Holmes

Robin Holmes

Team Leader – River and Lake Ecology

Role at Cawthron

Robin is a freshwater ecologist who is involved in a range of projects with a focus on macroinvertebrate biomonitoring and freshwater fisheries management.

His other research interests include land-use impacts on aquatic ecology and trout migration patterns.

Technical skills, experience and interests

  • Freshwater and marine invertebrate taxonomy
  • Biomonitoring
  • Freshwater ecological impact assessment and monitoring
  • Freshwater macroinvertebrate ecology
  • Salmonid ecology
  • Freshwater fisheries

Professional affiliations

  • New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society


  • PhD (Freshwater fisheries and restoration). University of Otago, 2019
  • MSc (Freshwater Ecology). University of Otago, 2007
  • BSc (Zoology). University of Otago, 2004

    Robin Holmes