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Research interests

Peter is a conservation biologist with interests in marine and freshwater systems, focusing on the collection of life history and ecological information to guide the management and conservation of biodiversity and assess population status and extinction risk. He has a background in fish biology, fisheries bycatch mitigation and fish conservation, particularly in relation to the chondrichthyan fishes (sharks, batoids and chimaeras), from freshwater systems to the deep-sea. He is an active member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Shark Specialist Group (SSG), holding the positons of Regional Vice-Chair (Australia and Oceania) and Red List Authority. His work with the SSG centres on undertaking global and regional assessments of extinction risk for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Peter's current research in northern Australia focuses on the management and recovery of threatened species, in particular sawfishes and river sharks. Additionally, he has an interest in monitoring and managing threatened shorebird and terrestrial bird species.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, University of Melbourne

PhD, University of Queensland

External positions

Regional Vice-Chair, Australia & Oceania, IUCN Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group

Red List Authority, IUCN Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group

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Research Output 2003 2020

Conservation impact scores identify shortfalls in demonstrating the benefits of threatened wildlife displays in zoos and aquaria

Buckley, K. A., Smith, L., Crook, D., Pillans, R. D. & Kyne, P., 8 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

research project

A Seasonally Dynamic Estuarine Ecosystem Provides a Diverse Prey Base for Elasmobranchs

Every, S. L., Fulton, C. J., Pethybridge, H. R., Kyne, P. & Crook, D., Mar 2019, In : Estuaries and Coasts. 42, 2, p. 580-595 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

estuarine ecosystem
Aquatic ecosystems
food webs
food web

Categorising use patterns of non-marine environments by elasmobranchs and a review of their extinction risk

Grant, M. I., Kyne, P. M., Simpfendorfer, C. A., White, W. T. & Chin, A., 1 Sep 2019, In : Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 29, 3, p. 689-710 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

extinction risk
life history
aquatic environment

Estimating IUCN Red List population reduction: JARA—A decision-support tool applied to pelagic sharks

Sherley, R. B., Winker, H., Rigby, C. L., Kyne, P. M., Pollom, R., Pacoureau, N., Herman, K., Carlson, J. K., Yin, J. S., Kindsvater, H. K. & Dulvy, N. K., 18 Nov 2019, In : Conservation Letters. p. 1-10 10 p., e12688.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Red List
natural resources conservation
Isurus oxyrinchus
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Lost before found: A new species of whaler shark Carcharhinus obsolerus from the Western Central Pacific known only from historic records

White, W. T., Kyne, P. M. & Harris, M., 2 Jan 2019, In : PLoS One. 14, 1, p. 1-24 24 p., e0209387.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Endangered Species