John Conallin Dr.

MaMase Science Coordinator


John Conallin is a visiting researcher from Australia in the position of M&E Expert and Science Coordinator within the UNESCO-IHE led Mau Mara Serengeti (MaMaSe) Sustainable Water Initiative Mara River Basin, Kenya. The roles involves designing and co-ordination of the monitoring and evaluation plans within the MaMaSe, review of current and proposed scientific programs, and co-ordination of Master students projects within the Initiative.

After completing a Bachelor of Science in Australia, he completed an International Masters in Environment, Policy and Regulation, a Master of Science, and a PhD in Natural Science at Roskilde University in the Denmark in between 2002 and 2009.

His main interests and professional roles are mainly focused around the design and facilitation of social-ecological programs within Integrated Water Resource Management, and finding social and ecologically appropriate outcomes within environmental flow programs using stakeholder driven and evidence based approaches. This includes an emphasis on strategic adaptive management principles, resilience and social-ecological systems thinking.

One of his main interests is ‘how’ to integrate formal scientific knowledge with informal knowledge to attain management based outcomes, with community input into the design and execution of these programs.


Conallin, J., M. Olsen, E. Boegh, J. K. Jensen, and S. Pedersen (2014). Daytime habitat selection for juvenile parr brown trout (Salmo trutta) in small lowland streams. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems. 413 (9) 16 pages.

Baumgartner, L., J. Conallin, I. Wooden, and W. Robinson (2014). Using flow guilds of freshwater fish in an adaptive management framework to simplify environmental flow delivery for semi-arid riverine systems. Fish and Fisheries.15 410 – 427. doi: 10.1111/faf.12023

Olsen, M., L. Troldborg, H.J. Henriksen, J. Conallin, H.C. Refsgaard, and E. Boegh (2013). Evaluation of a typical hydrological model in relation to environmental flows. Journal of Hydrology. 507, 52 – 62.

Whitworth, K., J.L. Kerr, L.M. Mosley, J. Conallin, L. Hardwick, and D.S. Baldwin, (2013). Options for managing hypoxic blackwater in river systems: case studies and framework. Environmental Management. 52 (4) 837 – 857. doi: 10.1007/s00267-013-0130-9. 

Conallin, J., M. Jyde, K. Filrup, and S. Pederson (2012). Diel foraging and shelter use of large juvenile brown trout (Salmo trutta) under food satiation. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems.  404 (5) 6 pages. DOI:

Conallin, J., M. Olsen, E. Boegh, J. K. Jensen, and S. Pedersen (2010). Habitat suitability indices development in Denmark: are international indices applicable under small lowland stream conditions? International Journal of River Basin Management. 8 (2) 51 – 160. doi:10.1080/15715121003714936

Conallin, J., M. Olsen, E. Boegh, J. K. Jensen, and S. Pedersen (2010). Instream physical habitat modelling types: an analysis of stream hydromorphological modelling tools for EU water resource managers. International Journal of River Basin Management. 8 (1) 93 – 107. doi:10.1080/15715121003715123

Conallin J.C., I. Jowett, E. Boegh, S. Pedersen, and J.K Jensen (2009). Habitat Suitability Index modeling of brown trout (Salmo trutta) in small lowland streams: A comparison of sampling and data processing approaches for Habitat Suitability Curve development. Water Down Under 2008 Conference Paper.

Thorn P., and Conallin, J. (2006). RHYHABSIM as a Stream Management Tool: case study in the River Kornerup catchment, Denmark. The Journal of Transdisciplinary Environmental Studies (TES). 5 (1-2). 1 – 18.

Conallin, J. (2005). The effect of sedimentation on brown trout (Salmo trutta) recruitment and the management and conservation of their habitats. The Journal of Transdisciplinary Environmental Studies (TES). 3. (2). 1 – 12.

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