Peter Kyne

    Registered to supervise postgraduate research


    Personal profile

    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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    shark Earth & Environmental Sciences
    Sharks Medicine & Life Sciences
    sharks Agriculture & Biology
    river Earth & Environmental Sciences
    rivers Agriculture & Biology
    Queensland Agriculture & Biology
    Genes Medicine & Life Sciences
    Transfer RNA Medicine & Life Sciences

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    Research Output 2003 2017

    Description of the egg cases of Dentiraja polyommata (Rajiformes: Rajidae) and Asymbolus pallidus (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from Queensland, Australia

    Rigby, C. L., White, W. T. & Kyne, P. M. 19 Jul 2017 In : Zootaxa. 4294, 3, p. 329-341 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    egg masses

    Extinct flagships: linking extinct and threatened species

    Kyne, P. M. & Adams, V. M. 2017 In : Oryx. 51, 3, p. 471-476 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    threatened species
    extinct species
    Raphus cucullatus

    Inferring contemporary and historical genetic connectivity from juveniles

    Feutry, P., Berry, O., Kyne, P. M., Pillans, R. D., Hillary, R. M., Grewe, P. M., Marthick, J. R., Johnson, G., Gunasekera, R. M., Bax, N. J. & Bravington, M. 1 Jan 2017 In : Molecular Ecology. 26, 2, p. 444-456 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


    Niche metrics suggest euryhaline and coastal elasmobranchs provide trophic connections among marine and freshwater biomes in northern Australia

    Every, S. L., Pethybridge, H. R., Fulton, C. J., Kyne, P. M. & Crook, D. A. 17 Feb 2017 In : Marine Ecology - Progress Series. 565, p. 181-196 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    fatty acid

    Sawfishes in Papua New Guinea: A preliminary investigation into their status and level of exploitation

    White, W. T., Appleyard, S. A., Kyne, P. M. & Mana, R. 2017 In : Endangered Species Research. 32, 1, p. 277-291 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    conservation management
    fishery management