Jane Williamson

Associate Professor

  • 2086 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
1992 …2020

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Personal profile


I am a marine ecologist and fisheries biologist at Macquarie University, where I lead the Marine Ecology Group (MEG). I have over 30 years of experience assessing the healthy functioning of our oceans and understanding the human-induced challenges they face.  My research group and I have a particular focus on threatened species and biodiversity, and on optimising recreational and commercial fishing practices to maximise the sustainability of species and maintain resilient systems.  I have experience in aquaculture of a diversity of marine species, from barramundi to sea urchins.  I am Chair of the NSW Fisheries Scientific Committee and sit on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Sydney Institute of Marine Science. I am Chair of the Scientific Committee for the 2021 Conference for the Australian Marine Science Association.  I am also a member of the Technical Advisory Panel for Plastic Oceans Australasia and am an editor for the journal Oceans.


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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Research Outputs

Remotely operated vehicles as alternatives to snorkellers for video-based marine research

Raoult, V., Tosetto, L., Harvey, C., Nelson, T. M., Reed, J., Parikh, A., Chan, A. J., Smith, T. M. & Williamson, J. E., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 522, p. 1-10 10 p., 151253.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Seasonal and developmental diet shifts in sympatric and allopatric intertidal gobies determined by stomach content and stable isotope analysis

    Carbia, P. S., Brown, C., Park, J. M., Gaston, T. F., Raoult, V. & Williamson, J. E., 16 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Fish Biology. 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Spatiotemporal distributions of two sympatric sawsharks (Pristiophorus cirratus and P. nudipinnis) in south-eastern Australian waters

    Raoult, V., Peddemors, V., Rowling, K. & Williamson, J. E., 2020, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 71, 10, p. 1342-1354 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Struggling with age: common sawsharks (Pristiophorus cirratus) defy age determination using a range of traditional methods

    Burke, P. J., Raoult, V., Natanson, L. J., Murphy, T. D., Peddemors, V. & Williamson, J. E., Nov 2020, In : Fisheries Research. 231, 12 p., 105706.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    The critical oxygen threshold of Yellowtail Kingfish (Seriola lalandi)

    Candebat, C. L., Booth, M., Williamson, J. E. & Pirozzi, I., 1 Feb 2020, In : Aquaculture. 516, p. 1-9 9 p., 734519.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)