Jane Williamson

Associate Professor

  • 1736 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
1992 …2019
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Personal profile


My research interests are diverse and focus on biodiversity and conservation issues associated with human impacts such as climate change, fisheries, and plastic pollution. I have a particular research focus on sharks and other threatened species. I am Deputy Chair of the NSW Fisheries Scientific Committee, a member of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science Scientific Advisory Committee, and a member of the Australian Marine Sciences Association. I lead the Marine Ecology Group at Macquarie University.

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
alga Earth & Environmental Sciences
Sharks Medicine & Life Sciences
genetic structure Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2006 2017

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

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., 2019, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 70, 7, p. 986-994 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

population genetics
genetic differentiation

The complete mitochondrial genome of the Epaulette Shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Nevatte, R. J., Clark, J. A., Williamson, J. E. & Gillings, M. R., 2019, In : Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources. 4, 1, p. 534-535 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Mitochondrial Genome
Terminator Codon
Transfer RNA

Within-genus differences in catchability of elasmobranchs during trawling

Young, H. J., Raoult, V., Platell, M. E., Williamson, J. E. & Gaston, T. F., Mar 2019, In : Fisheries Research. 211, p. 141-147 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

bycatch reduction device
avoidance behavior