Jane Williamson

Associate Professor

  • 1870 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
1992 …2020
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I am a marine ecologist and fisheries biologist at Macquarie University, where I lead the Marine Ecology Group (MEG).  The focus of MEG is diverse and pivots around assessing the healthy functioning and biodiversity of aquatic communities, particularly those with threatened species, and understanding the human-induced challenges they face.  Much of our research is on top predators, such as marlin, tuna and elasmobranchs. I have a particular focus on optimising recreational and commercial fishing practices to maximise sustainability of species and maintain resilient systems.  I am Deputy Chair of the NSW Fisheries Scientific Committee, a member of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science Scientific Advisory Committee, and Chair of the Scientific Committee for the Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) 2020 Conference. 

Education/Academic qualification

Marine Ecology, PhD, The University of New South Wales

Zoology, MSc (Hons I), University of Auckland

Marine Biology, BSc, University of Sydney

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algae Agriculture & Biology
Echinoidea Agriculture & Biology
shark Earth & Environmental Sciences
sharks Agriculture & Biology
Sea Urchins Medicine & Life Sciences
Sharks Medicine & Life Sciences
alga Earth & Environmental Sciences
genetic structure Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2006 2020

Research Outputs 1992 2019

Characterization of 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the Port Jackson Shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Meyer, 1793)

Clark, J. A., Brown, C., Gillings, M. R., Gardner, M., Williamson, J. E., Izzo, C. & Day, J., Feb 2019, In : Marine Biodiversity. 49, 1, p. 505–508 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

microsatellite repeats

Effects of on-deck holding conditions and air exposure on post-release behaviours of sharks revealed by a remote operated vehicle

Raoult, V., Williamson, J. E., Smith, T. M. & Gaston, T. F., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 511, p. 10-18 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

air exposure
sublethal effect
catch statistics
fishing boats

Population genetic analyses reveal female reproductive philopatry in the oviparous Port Jackson shark

Day, J., Clark, J. A., Williamson, J. E., Brown, C. & Gillings, M., Jun 2019, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 70, 7, p. 986-994 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

population genetics
genetic differentiation

Resource use of great hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna mokarran) off eastern Australia

Raoult, V., Broadhurst, M. K., Peddemors, V. M., Williamson, J. E. & Gaston, T. F., Dec 2019, In : Journal of Fish Biology. 95, 6, p. 1430-1440 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

resource use
food web