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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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shark Earth & Environmental Sciences
Sharks Medicine & Life Sciences
sharks Agriculture & Biology
Mitochondrial Genome Medicine & Life Sciences
Transfer RNA Medicine & Life Sciences
Queensland Agriculture & Biology
Base Composition Medicine & Life Sciences
rivers Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 2003 2019

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
4 Downloads (Pure)

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

The extinction risk of New Zealand chondrichthyans

Finucci, B., Duffy, C. A. J., Francis, M. P., Gibson, C. & Kyne, P. M., May 2019, In : Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 29, 5, p. 783-797 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

extinction risk
threatened species
2 Downloads (Pure)

A rare contemporary record of the Critically Endangered Ganges shark Glyphis gangeticus

Jabado, R. W., Kyne, P. M., Nazareth, E. & Sutaria, D. N., May 2018, In : Journal of Fish Biology. 92, 5, p. 1663-1669 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
population size
1 Downloads (Pure)

Sustainability of threatened species displayed in public aquaria, with a case study of Australian sharks and rays

Buckley, K. A., Crook, D. A., Pillans, R. D., Smith, L. & Kyne, P. M., Mar 2018, In : Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 28, 1, p. 137–151 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
threatened species