Dr David Sharley is an environmental scientist with over twenty years of experience working in water and agriculture services. Dave enjoys developing new ways to communicate scientific outcomes to governments, industry and the community, and has published many articles on the ecological impact of urban development and land management (See academic profile). Dave’s main areas of interest include Aquatic Pollution; real-time monitoring, aquatic pollution tracking, environmental recovery , urban wetland ecology, integrated catchment management and linking environmental research outcomes to policy. Dave worked at the University of Melbourne for over 10 years researching how pollutants can stress and change aquatic population structures and decrease the resilience of aquatic ecosystems. Building upon his twenty years of research experience, Dave founded Bio2lab in 2017 with Steve Marshall to develop and offer novel water quality monitoring tools to the water industry.