Professor Neil Loneragan PhD

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Head, Environmental and Conservation Sciences, Murdoch Uni.

I am a fisheries ecologist with three broad areas of interest: fisheries interactions with other species including endangered, threatened and protected species; design, collection and interpretation of ecological data sets for extrapolating to larger scales; using alternative data sources to build understanding of biology and fisheries, particularly where data are lacking; and the biology and ecology of vertebrate and invertebrate species (particularly penaeid prawns). I have worked closely with industry and government agencies to link science to policy and management and industry needs.
Positions

2013- Head, Environmental and Conservation Sciences, Murdoch University
2005- Professor of Fisheries Science, Director, Centre for Fish, Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystems Research, School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University
2003-04 Research Group Leader, Northern Fisheries and Ecosystems, CSIRO Marine Research
1997-04 Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Queensland
1996-2004 Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Marine Research
1993- 1996: Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Marine Research
1992 – 1995: Project Leader, Tropical Prawn Ecology
1990 – 1993: Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Fisheries, Cleveland Australia

Other appointments

2013- Vice President, Asian Fisheries Society
2012- International Advisory Board for BESTTuna interdisciplinary program at the University of Wageningen
2011- Councillor for the Asian Fisheries Society
2008-2012 International Advisory Board for RESCOPAR interdisciplinary program at the University of Wageningen
2006-2011 Chair, International Scientific Committee, 4th International Symposium of Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching (Shanghai, China, May 2011)
2007-09 Co-Convenor, 8th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference (Perth, Western Australia July 2009)

Awards

2012 William R. and Lenore Mote Eminent Scholar Chair in Fisheries Ecology -– salary and travel costs for up to 12 months. Award declined.
1990-92 CSIRO Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Cleveland Marine Laboratories.
1989-90: National Science and Environment Research Council Post-doctoral fellowship. University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
1986: Commonwealth Scholarship for PhD studies

Peer-reviewed

1. Jaiteh V, Allen SJ Meeuwig JJ, Loneragan NR (accepted). Interactions between protected, endangered and threatened species in trawl nets of north-western Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research.

2. Hordyk A, Ono K, Sainsbury K, Loneragan N, Prince J (accepted) Some explorations of the life history ratios to describe length composition, spawning-per-recruit, and the spawning potential ratio. ICES Journal of Marine Science (October 2013)

3. Hordyk A, Ono K, Valenciennes SR, Loneragan N, Prince J (accepted) A novel length-based empirical estimation method of spawning potential ratio (SPR), and tests of its performance, for small-scale, data-poor fisheries. ICES Journal of Marine Science

4. Prince JD, Hordyk A, Valenciennes SR, Loneragan NR, Sainsbury KJ (accepted). Extending the principle of Beverton-Holt Life History Invariants to develop a new framework for borrowing information for data-poor fisheries from the data-rich. ICES Journal of Marine Science

5. Lorenzen K,Agnalt A-L, Blankenship HL, Hines A, Leber KM, Loneragan NR, Taylor M, Vanderhaegen G (2013). Integrating marine stock enhancement and restocking into the fisheries management toolbox: progress and roadblocks. Reviews in Fisheries Science 21: 213-221. DOI:10.1080/10641262.2013.837358.

6. Metcalf SJ, Dambacher JM, Rogers P, Loneragan N, Gaughan DJ. (2013). Identifying key dynamics and ideal governance structures for successful ecological management. Environmental Science and Policy

7. Pollock KH, Loneragan NR, Calver M (2013). Fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology education in Australia: current challenges and future directions. Australian Zoologist. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2013.006

8. Labbe MT, Dunlop JN, Loneragan NR (2013). Central place foraging and feather regrowth rate in bridled terns (Onychoprion anaethetus): an insight from stable isotopes. Marine and Freshwater Research Marine and Freshwater Research, 2013, 64, 1–8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF12334

9. Loneragan NR, Kenyon RA, Haywood MDE, Kangas M, Caputi N, (2013). Impact of cyclones and macrophytes on the recruitment and landings of tiger prawns, Penaeus esculentus, in Exmouth Gulf Western Australia. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 127: 46-58.

10. Lozano-Montes H, Loneragan NR, Babcock R, Caputi C (2013). Evaluating the ecosystem effects of variation in recruitment and fishing effort in the western rock lobster fishery. Fish. Res. (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2013.01.009

11. Loneragan NR, Jenkins GI, Taylor MD (2013). Marine stock enhancement, restocking and sea ranching in Australia: future directions and a synthesis of two decades of research and development. Reviews in Fisheries Science 21: 222-236. DOI:10.1080/10641262.2013.796810

12. Jaiteh V,Allen SJ Meeuwig JJ, Loneragan NR (2013). Sub-surface behaviour of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) interacting with fish trawl nets in north-western Australia. Marine Mammal Science

13. Bejder L, Hodgson AJ, Loneragan NR, Allen SJ (2012). Coastal dolphins in north-western Australia: The need for re-evaluation of species listings and short-comings in the Environmental Impact Assessment process. Pacific Conservation Biology18: 22-25.

14. Allen SJ, Cagnazzi DD, Hodgson AJ, Loneragan NR and Bejder L (2012). Tropical inshore dolphins of north-western Australia: Unknown populations in a rapidly changing region. Pacific Conservation Biology 18: 56-66.

15. Lozano-Montes H, Loneragan NR, Babcock R (2012). Exploring the effects of spatial closures in a temperate marine ecosystem in Western Australia: A case study of the western rock lobster Panulirus cygnus) fishery. Ecological Modelling. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.05.015

16. Ochwada-Doyle F, Gray CA, Loneragan NR, Suthers IM, Taylor MD (2012). Competition between wild and captive bred juvenile penaeid prawns (Penaeus plebejus) and implications for stock enhancement. Marine Ecology Progress Series 450: 115-129.

17. Tyne JA, Loneragan NR, Kopps AM, Allen SJ, Krützen M, Bejder L (2012) Ecological characteristics contribute to sponge distribution and tool use in bottlenose dolphins Tursiops sp.. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 444:143-153.

18. Ochwada-Doyle F, Gray CA, Loneragan NR, Taylor MD, Suthers IM (2011) Spatial and temporal variability in the condition of postlarval and juvenile Penaeus plebejus sampled from a population subjected to pilot releases. Aquaculture and Environment Interactions 2: 15-25.

19. Drumm DJ, Loneragan NR, Ellis N, Skilleter GA (2011) The significance of habitat and exposure to the reef-flat macroinvertebrates of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, for conservation planning. Pacific Conservation Biology 17

20. Hordyk A, Loneragan NR, Diver G, Prince JD (2011). A cost-effective alternative the size of deep-water fish aggregations. Marine and Freshwater Research 62: 480-490.

21. Lozano-Montes HM, Loneragan NR, Babcock R, Jackson K (2011). Using trophic flows and ecosystem structure to model the effects of fishing in the Jurien Marine Park, temperate Western Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 62: 421-431.

22. Ochwada-Doyle F, Gray CA, Loneragan NR, Taylor MD (2010). Using experimental ecology to understand stock enhancement: Habitat influences predation on wild and hatchery-reared Penaeus plebejus. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 390: 65-71.

23. Tyne JA, Loneragan NR, Krützen M, Allen SJ, Bejder L (2010). An integrated data management and video system for sampling aquatic benthos. Marine and Freshwater Research 61: 1023-1028.

24. Ochwada F, Loneragan NR, Gray CA, Suthers IM, Taylor MD (2009). Complexity affects habitat preference and predation mortality in postlarval Penaeus plebejus: implications for stock enhancement. Marine Ecology Progress Series380: 161-171.

25. Bell JD, Leber KM, Blankenship HL, Loneragan NR, Masuda R (2008). A new era for restocking, stock enhancement and sea ranching for coastal fisheries resources. Reviews in Fisheries Science 16: 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/10641260701776951.

26. Prince JD, Loneragan NR, Okey TA (2008). Contraction of the banana prawn (Penaeus merguiensis) fishery of Albatross Bay in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 59: 383-390.

27. Dichmont CJ, Loneragan NR, Brewer DT, Poiner IR (2007). Partnerships towards sustainable use of Australia’s Northern Prawn Fishery. In: Fisheries Management: Progress towards sustainability. McClanahan TR, Castilla JC (eds). Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. pp 207-230.

28. Guest MA, Connolly RM, Lee SY, Loneragan NR, Breitfuss MJ (2006). Mechanism for the small scale movement of carbon among estuarine habitats: organic matter transfer not crab movement. Oecologia 148: 88-96.

29. Bell JD, Bartley DM, Lorenzen K, Loneragan NR (2006). Restocking and stock enhancement of coastal fisheries: potential, problems and progress. Fisheries Research 80: 1-8.

30. Loneragan NR, Ye Y, Kenyon RA, Haywood MDE (2006). New directions for research in prawn (=shrimp) enhancement and the use of models in providing directions for research. Fisheries Research80: 91-100.

31. Manson FJ, Loneragan NR, Harch BD, Skilleter GA, Williams L (2005) A broad-scale analysis of links between fisheries production, mangrove extent, and other environmental factors. Fisheries Research 74: 69-85.

32. Zharikov Y, Skilleter GA, Loneragan NR, Taranto T, Cameron BE (2005). Mapping and characterising spatial arrangements of coastal habitats using aerial photography and GIS, for wildlife conservation and management in a subtropical estuarine system. Biological Conservation 125: 87-100.

33. Skilleter GA, Loneragan NR, Old A, Zharikov Y (2005). The value of intertidal patches of seagrass to prawns depends on their proximity to mangroves. Marine Biology147: 353-365.

34. Ye, Y, Loneragan NR, Die DJ, Watson RA, Harch B (2005). Bioeconomic modelling and risk assessment of tiger prawn (Penaeus esculentus) stock enhancement in Exmouth Gulf, Australia. Fisheries Research73: 231-249.

35. Drumm DJ, Loneragan NR (2005). Reproductive biology of Holothuria leucospilota in the Cook Islands and the implications of traditional fishing of gonads on the population biology. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Science 39: 141-156.

36. Loneragan NR, Ahmad Adnan N, Connolly RC, Manson FJ (2005). Prawn landings and their relationship with the extent of mangroves and shallow waters in western peninsular Malaysia. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 63: 187-200.

37. *Bell JD, Rothlisberg PC, Munro JL, Loneragan NR, Nash WJ, Ward RD, Andrew NL (2005). Restocking and stock enhancement of marine invertebrate fisheries. Advances in Marine Biology 49: 1-374.

38. Meager JJ, Williamson I, Loneragan NR, Vance DJ (2005). Habitat selection of juvenile banana prawns, Penaeus merguiensis de Man: testing the roles of habitat structure, predators, light phase and prawn size. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 324: 89-98.

39. *Manson FJ, Loneragan NR, Skilleter GA, Phinn SR (2005). An evaluation of the evidence for linkages between mangroves and fisheries. Oceanography and Marine Biology Annual Reviews 43: 485-515.

40. *Loneragan NR, Crocos PJ, Barnard RM, McCulloch RR, Penn JW, Ward RD, Rothlisberg PC (2004). An approach to evaluating the potential for stock enhancement of brown tiger prawns (Penaeus esculentus Haswell) in Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia. In: Leber KM, Kitada S, Blankenship HL, Svasand T (eds). Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching, 2nd Edition: Development, Pitfalls and Opportunities. Blackwell Science Ltd./Fishing News Books, Oxford. Chapter 32. pp 444-464.

41. Guest MA, Connolly RM, Loneragan NR (2004). Carbon movement and assimilation by invertebrates in estuarine habitats at a scale of metres. Marine Ecology Progress Series278: 27-34.

42. Guest MA, Connolly RM, Loneragan NR (2004). Within patch and estuarine variability in δ13C and δ15N for three estuarine producers Sporobolus virginicus, Zostera capricorni, and epiphytes of Z. capricorni. Aquatic Botany79: 87-94.

43. Kenyon RA, Loneragan NR, Manson FJ, Vance DJ, Venables WN (2004). Allopatric distribution of juvenile red-legged banana prawns (Penaeus indicus H. Milne Edwards, 1837) and juvenile white banana prawns (Penaeus merguiensis De Man, 1888), and inferred extensive migration, in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, northwest Australia. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 309: 79-108.

44. Meager JJ, Vance DJ, Williamson I, Loneragan NR (2003). Microhabitat distribution of juvenile Penaeus merguiensis de Man and other epibenthic crustaceans within a mangrove forest in subtropical Australia. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 294: 127-144.

45. Meager JJ, Vance DJ, Loneragan NR, Williamson I (2003). Seasonal variation, and environmental influences on juvenile banana prawn (Penaeus merguiensis) abundance in a subtropical estuary (Logan River) of eastern Australia. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Sciences 57: 569-576.

46. Guest MA, Connolly RM, Loneragan NR (2003). Seine nets and beam trawls compared by day and night for sampling fish and crustaceans in shallow seagrass habitat. Fisheries Research 64: 185-196.

47. *Manson FJ, Loneragan NR, Phinn S (2003). Spatial and temporal variation in distribution of mangroves in Moreton Bay, subtropical Australia. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 57: 657-670.

48. Haywood MDE, Manson FJ, Loneragan NR, Toscas PJ (2003). Investigation of artefacts from chronographic tethering – interactions between tethers and predators. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 290: 271-292.

49. Ahmad Adnan N, Loneragan NR, Connolly RM (2002). Variability of, and the influence of environmental factors on, the recruitment of postlarval and juvenile Penaeus merguiensis in the Matang mangroves of Malaysia. Marine Biology 141: 241-251

50. Vance DJ, Haywood MDE, Heales DS, Kenyon RA, Loneragan NR, Pendrey RC (2002). Distribution of juvenile penaeid prawns in mangrove forests in a tropical Australian estuary, with particular reference to Penaeus merguiensis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 228: 165-177.

51. Costanzo SD, O’Donohue MJ, Dennison WC, Loneragan NR, Thomas M (2001). A New approach for detecting and mapping sewage impacts. Marine Pollution Bulletin 42: 149-156.

52. Manson FJ, Loneragan NR, McLeod IM, Kenyon RA (2001). Assessing techniques for estimating the extent of juvenile prawn habitats: topographic maps, aerial photographs and Landsat TM imagery. Marine and Freshwater Research 52: 787-792.

53. *Loneragan NR, Heales DS, Haywood MDE, Kenyon RA, Pendrey RC, Vance DJ (2001). Estimating the carrying capacity of seagrass for juvenile tiger prawns (Penaeus semisulcatus): enclosure experiments in high and low biomass seagrass beds. Marine Biology 139: 343-354.

54. Moore LE, Smith DM, Loneragan NR (2000). Blood refractive index and whole-body lipid content as indicators of nutritional condition for penaeid prawns (Decapoda: Penaeidae). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 244: 131-143.

55. Kenyon RA, Haywood MDE, Heales DS, Loneragan NR, Pendrey RC, Vance DJ (1999). The abundance of fish and crustacean postlarvae on portable artificial seagrass units: daily sampling provides quantitative estimates of new recruits. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 232: 197-216.

56. *Loneragan NR, Bunn SE (1999). River flow and estuarine food-webs: implications for the production of coastal fisheries with an example from the Logan River, southeast Queensland. Australian Journal of Ecology 24:431-440.

57. D’Souza FML, Loneragan NR (1999). The effects of monospecific and mixed algal diets on survival, development and fatty acid composition of penaeid prawns larvae (Penaeus spp.). Marine Biology 133:621-633.

58. *Condie SA, Loneragan NR, Die DJ (1999). Modelling the recruitment of tiger prawns (Penaeus esculentus and P. esculentus) to nursery grounds in the Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australia: implications for assessing stock-recruitment relationships. Marine Ecology Progress Series 178: 55-68.

59. Park Y, Loneragan NR (1999). The effect of temperature on the activity of the endeavour prawns, Metapenaeus endeavouri (Schmitt) and Metapenaeus ensis (De Haan) (Decapoda: Penaeidae). Marine and Freshwater Research 50: 431-440.

60. *Rothlisberg PC, Preston NP, Loneragan NR, Die DJ, Poiner IR (1999). Approaches to reseeding penaeid prawns. Chapter 25. In: Howell B, Moksness E, Svasand T (Eds). Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching. pp 365-378. Fishing News Books, Oxford 606 pp.

61. Pendrey RP, Loneragan NR, Kenyon RA, Vance DJ (1999). Simple morphometric characters, confirmed by gel electrophoresis, separate small juvenile banana prawns (Penaeus indicus and P. merguiensis). Marine and Freshwater Research 50: 677-680.

62. Winning MA, Connolly RM, Loneragan NR, Bunn SE (1999). 15N enrichment as a method of separating the isotopic signatures of seagrass and its epiphytes for food web analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 189: 289-294.

63. Longstaff BJ, Loneragan NR, O’Donohue MJ, Dennison WC (1999). Effects of light deprivation on the survival and recovery of the seagrass Halophila ovalis (R.Br.) Hook. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 234:1-27.

64. Vance DJ, Haywood MDE, Heales DS, Kenyon RA, Loneragan NR (1998). Seasonal and annual variation in abundance of postlarval and juvenile banana prawns, Penaeus merguiensis, and environmental variation in two estuaries in tropical northeastern Australia: a six-year study. Marine Ecology Progress Series 163: 21-36.

65. *Loneragan NR, Kenyon RA, Staples DJ, Poiner IR, Conacher CA (1998). The influence of seagrass type on the distribution and abundance of postlarval and juvenile tiger prawns in the western Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 228: 175-196.

66. Haywood MD, Heales DS, Kenyon RA, Loneragan NR, Vance DJ (1998). Predation of juvenile tiger prawns in a tropical Australian estuary. Marine Ecology Progress Series 162: 201-214.

67. Kenyon RA, Loneragan NR, Hughes J, Staples DJ (1997). Habitat preference of juvenile tiger prawns Penaeus esculentus and P. semisulcatus in the western Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Estuarine coastal and Shelf Science 45: 393–403.

68. Liu H, Loneragan NR (1997). Size and time of day affect the response of postlarvae and early juvenile grooved tiger prawns Penaeus semisulcatus (Decapoda: Penaeidae) to natural and artificial seagrass in the laboratory. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 211: 263-277.

69. *Loneragan NR, Bunn SE, Kellaway DM (1997). Seagrass and mangroves as carbon sources for food webs supporting penaeid prawns in a tropical Australian estuary: a stable isotope study. Marine Biology 130: 289-300.

70. Wang YG, Loneragan NR (1996). An extravariation model for estimating population size from removal data. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 53: 2533–2539.

71. Heales DS, Vance DJ, Loneragan NR (1996). Field observations of moult cycle, feeding behaviour, and diet of small juvenile tiger prawns Penaeus semisulcatus in a tropical seagrass bed in the Embley River, Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 145: 43¬–51.

72. Vance DJ, Haywood MDE, Heales DS, Kenyon RA, Loneragan NR, Pendrey RC (1996). How far do prawns and fish move into mangroves? Distribution of juvenile banana prawns Penaeus merguiensis and fish in a tropical mangrove forest in northern Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 131: 115–124.

73. Grice AM, Loneragan NR, Dennison, WC (1996). Light intensity and the interactions between physiology, morphology and stable isotope ratios in five species of seagrass. Journal of Experimental Biology and Ecology 195: 91–110.

74. Kenyon RA, Loneragan NR, Hughes J. (1995). Habitat type and light affect sheltering behaviour of juvenile tiger prawns (Penaeus esculentus Haswell) and success rates of their fish predators. Journal of Experimental Biology and Ecology 192: 87–105.

75. Bunn SE, Loneragan NR, Kempster MA (1995). Effects of acid washing samples on stable isotope ratios of C and N in penaeid shrimp and seagrass: implications for food web studies using multiple stable isotopes. Limnology and Oceanography 40: 622–625.

76. Haywood MDE, Vance DJ, Loneragan NR (1995). Seagrass and algal beds as nursery habitats for tiger prawns (Penaeus semisulcatus and P. esculentus) in a tropical Australian estuary. Marine Biology 122: 213–223.

77. *Loneragan NR, Wang Y-G, Kenyon RA, Staples DJ, Vance DJ, Heales DS (1995). Estimating the efficiency of a small beam trawl for sampling tiger prawns Penaeus esuclentus and P. semisulcatus in seagrass by removal experiments. Marine Ecology Progress Series 118: 139–148.

78. Vance DJ, Heales DS, Loneragan NR (1994). Seasonal, diel and tidal changes in the catchability of juvenile grooved tiger prawns (Penaeus semisulcatus) in the Embley River, north-eastern Gulf of Carpentaria. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 45: 35–42.

79. *Loneragan NR, Kenyon RA, Haywood MDE, Staples DJ (1994). Population dynamics of juvenile tiger prawns in seagrass habitats of the north-western Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Marine Biology. 119: 133–143.

80. Abal EG, Loneragan NR, Bowen P, Perry CJ, Udy J, Dennison WC (1994). Physiological and morphological responses of the seagrass Zostera caapricorni to light intensity. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 178: 113–129.

81. Hyndes G, Loneragan NR, Potter IC (1992). Influence of sectioning otoliths on marginal increment trends and age and growth estimates for the flathead Platycephalus speculator. Fishery Bulletin, US. 90: 276–284.

82. Humphries P, Potter IC, Loneragan NR (1992). The fish community of the shallows of a Western Australian estuary relationship with the density of the seagrass Ruppia megacarpa. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 34: 325–346.

83. Potter IC, Manning RJG, Loneragan NR (1991). Size, movements, distribution and gonadal stage of the western king prawn (Penaeus latisulcatus) in a temperate estuary and local marine waters. Journal of Zoology, London 223: 419–445.

84. *Loneragan NR, Potter IC (1990). Factors influencing the community structure and distribution of different life-cycle categories of fishes within the shallow waters of a large Australian estuary. Marine Biology 106: 25–37.

85. *Loneragan NR, Potter IC, Lenanton RCJ (1989). The influence of site, season and year on the contributions made by marine, estuarine, diadromous and freshwater species to the fish fauna of a temperate Australian estuary. Marine Biology 103: 461–479.

86. Potter IC, Baronie FM, Manning RJG, Loneragan NR (1989). The reproductive biology of the western-school prawn (Metapenaeus dalli) in a Western Australian estuary. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 40: 327–340.

87. Potter IC, Cheal AJ, Loneragan NR (1988). Protracted estuarine phase in the life cycle of a marine pufferfish Torquigener pleurogramma. Marine Biology 98: 317–329.

88. *Loneragan NR, Potter IC, Lenanton RCJ, Caputi N (1987). Influence of environmental variables on the fish fauna of the deeper waters of a large Australian estuary. Marine Biology 94: 631–641.

89. *Loneragan NR, Potter IC, Lenanton RCJ, Caputi N (1986). Spatial and seasonal differences in the fish fauna of the shallows in a large Australian estuary. Marine Biology 92: 575–586.

90. Bunn SE, Edward DH, Loneragan NR (1986). Spatial and temporal variation in the macroinvertebrate fauna of streams of the northern jarrah forest, Western Australia community structure. Freshwater Biology 16: 67–91.

91. Lenanton RCJ, Loneragan NR, Potter IC (1985). Blue-green algal blooms and the commercial fishery of an Australian estuary. Marine Pollution Bulletin 16: 477–482.

92. Nel S, Potter IC, Loneragan NR (1985). The biology of the catfish, Cnidoglanis macrocephalus (Plotosidae) in an Australian estuary. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 21: 895–909.

93. Chrystal PJ, Potter IC, Loneragan NR, Holt CP (1985). Age structure, growth rates, movement patterns and feeding in an estuarine population of the cardinalfish, Apogon rueppellii. Marine Biology 85: 185–197.

94. Lenanton RCJ, Potter IC, Loneragan NR, Chrystal PJ (1984). Evidence of long term changes in the abundance of the most important commercial teleosts in a eutrophic estuary. Journal of Zoology, London 203: 311–327.

95. Potter IC, Chrystal PJ, Loneragan NR (1983). The biology of the blue manna crab Portunus pelagicus in an Australian estuary. Marine Biology 78: 75–85.

96. *Potter IC, Loneragan NR, Lenanton RCJ, Chrystal PJ (1983). Blue-green algal blooms and fish population changes in a eutrophic estuary. Marine Pollution Bulletin 14: 228–233.

97. Potter IC, Loneragan NR, Lenanton RCJ, Chrystal PJ, Grant CJ (1983). Abundance, distribution and age structure of fish populations in a western Australian estuary. Journal of Zoology, London 200: 21–50.

98. Prince JD, Potter IC, Lenanton RCJ, Loneragan NR (1982). Segregation and feeding of atherinid species (Teleostei) in south-western Australia. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 33: 865–880.

Book Chapters/Editor Special Issues

1. Tyne J, Loneragan NR, Bejder L (in press). The use of spatial-temporal closures as a tool to manage cetacean-watch tourism. In: Higham, J., Bejder, L. and Williams, R. (Editors). Whale-Watching, Sustainable Tourism and Ecological Management: Sustainable Management: Insights and cases. Chapter 24.

2. Lorenzen K,Agnalt A-L, Blankenship HL, Hines A, Leber KM, Loneragan NR, Taylor M, Vanderhaegen G (2013). Editors. Special Issue in Reviews in Fisheries Science 21. Integrating marine stock enhancement and restocking into the fisheries management toolbox: progress and roadblocks.

3. Bell JD, Leber KM, Blankenship HL, Loneragan NR, Masuda R (2008). Editors Special Issues in Reviews in Fisheries Science Volume 16. A new era for restocking, stock enhancement and sea ranching for coastal fisheries resources.

4. Bell JD, Bartley DM, Lorenzen K, Loneragan NR (2006). Editors Special Issue of Fisheries Research, Volume 80: Restocking and stock enhancement of coastal fisheries: potential, problems and progress.

5. Dichmont CJ, Loneragan NR, Brewer DT, Poiner IR (2007). Partnerships towards sustainable use of Australia’s Northern Prawn Fishery. In: Fisheries Management: Progress towards sustainability. McClanahan TR, Castilla JC (eds). Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. pp 207-230.

6. *Loneragan NR, Crocos PJ, Barnard RM, McCulloch RR, Penn JW, Ward RD, Rothlisberg PC (2004). An approach to evaluating the potential for stock enhancement of brown tiger prawns (Penaeus esculentus Haswell) in Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia. In: Leber KM, Kitada S, Blankenship HL, Svasand T (eds). Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching, 2nd Edition: Development, Pitfalls and Opportunities. Blackwell Science Ltd./Fishing News Books, Oxford. Chapter 32.

7. Rothlisberg PC, Preston NP, Loneragan NR, Die DJ, Poiner IR (1999). Approaches to reseeding penaeid prawns. Chapter 25. In: Howell B, Moksness E, Svasand T (Eds). Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching. pp 365-378. Fishing News Books, Oxford 606 pp

Edited Conference papers

1. Skilleter GA, Loneragan NR (2003). Assessing the importance of coastal habitats for fisheries, biodiversity and marine reserves: a new approach taking into account “habitat mosaics”. In: Beumer JP, Grant A, Smith DM (Eds). Aquatic Protected Areas – What works best and how do we know? Proceedings of the World Congress on Aquatic Protected Areas – Cairns, Australia; August, 2002. ASFB 2003. ISBN 0-646-43022-X. pp 240-249.
2. Carter D, Heggerl E, Loneragan, N (2003). Role of Marine Protected Areas in the management of the Australian Northern Prawn Fishery. In: Beumer JP, Grant A, Smith DM (Eds). Aquatic Protected Areas – What works best and how do we know? Proceedings of the World Congress on Aquatic Protected Areas – Cairns, Australia; August, 2002. ASFB 2003. ISBN 0-646-43022-X. pp 545-547.
3. Loneragan NR, Blaber SJM, Vance DJ, Skilleter GA. Evaluating the role of mangroves for fish and crustaceans in Australia: searching for patterns. ICLARM symposium proceedings on Mangrove Fisheries relationships, Invited presentation, Penang Malaysia, November 5-8, 2001.

4. Loneragan NR, Adnan AN, Haywood MH, Connolly RM. The importance of mangroves to the prawn fisheries and juvenile prawns of western peninsular Malaysia: synthesis of regional information and a within estuary study. ICLARM symposium proceedings on Mangrove Fisheries relationships, Invited presentation, Penang, Malaysia, November 5-8, 2001.

5. Staples DJ, Vance DJ, Loneragan NR (1995). Environmental factors and stock recruitment relationships for penaeid prawns. Invited paper. Proceedings of the workshop on Stock Recruitment Relationships for Crustaceans.

6. Poiner IR, Conacher CA, Loneragan NR (1992). Maintain or modify — alternative views of managing critical fisheries habitat — how much can we lose? Invited presentation. Australian Society of Fish Biology, Workshop. Victor Harbor, South Australia, August, 1992.

7. Loneragan NR (1992). Defining key factors relating fish populations in estuaries and their habitats. Invited presentation. Australian Society of Fish Biology, Workshop. Victor Harbour, South Australia, August, 1992.

8. Loneragan NR (1992). Case Study 1. The Northern Prawn Fishery. In Managing Australia’s fisheries under threat of climate change impacts. Report compiled by Parslow, J. and Jernakoff, P. pp 32–41. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

9. Loneragan NR, Potter IC, Lenanton RCJ (1987). The fish and fishery of the Swan Estuary. pp 178–201. In John J. (Ed) The Swan River Estuary ecology and management. Curtin University Environmental Studies Group Report No. 1 (ISBN 0 909 848 75 0 ISSN 1030–0228)

Non-refereed scientific publications and conference presentations

1. Hodgson, A.J. Campbell, R., Smith, J.N. and Loneragan, N. 2013. Chevron Wheatstone Project Dugong Research Program: Phase 1 Final Report. A report prepared by Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit for Chevron Pty Ltd. Document Reference Number: MUCRU-0313-DRP-v1.0.

2. Prince JD and Loneragan NR (2012). Assessing fishing seasons for red-leg banana prawns in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf and future directions for collaborative research for NPF Industry Pty Ltd. Final Report to the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation of Australia. FRDC Project 2008/102. Murdoch University/FRDC. Pp. 43. ISBN: 978-0-9804479-3-4.

3. Bejder L, Loneragan N, Waples K (2011). Building long‐term research capacity and partnerships for marine wildlife research in Western Australia – with special emphasis on marine mammals. Workshop summary. Cetacean Research Unit, Centre for Fish, Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystem Research, Murdoch University. 19 pp.

4. Loneragan NR, Jenkins G, Taylor M (2010). Opportunities for finfish stock enhancement and restocking in Western Australia. Report to the Aquaculture Development Council of Western Australia. Pp. 39.

5. Loneragan NR, Babcock RC, Lozano-Montes H, Dambacher JM (2010). Evaluating how food webs and the fisheries they support are affected by fishing closures in Jurien Bay, temperate Western Australia. Final Report for the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation of Australia Project 2006/036. Murdoch University, ISBN 978-1-921605-62-8. 160 pp.

6. Allen SJ, Loneragan NR (2010). Reducing dolphin bycatch in the Pilbara finfish trawl fishery. Final Report for the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation of Australia Project 2008/036. Murdoch University, 59 pp. ISBN: 978-0-86905-926-5

7. Lozano-Montes HM, Loneragan NR, Babcock R, Jackson K (2008). Using trophic flows and ecosystem structure to model the effects of fishing in Jurien Bay Marine Park (Western Australia). Invited presentation to an international workshop on “Ecological Improvement, Conservation and Evaluation for Coastal Habitats” Shanghai Ocean University, October 2008.
8. Loneragan NR, Ochwada F, Taylor M (2008). Trends and directions in marine stock enhancement, particularly prawns/shrimp. Invited presentation to an international workshop on “Ecological Improvement, Conservation and Evaluation for Coastal Habitats” Shanghai Ocean University, October 2008.
9. Woodley S, Loneragan N, Babcock R (2008). Report on the scientific basis for and the role of marine sanctuaries in Marine Planning. Prepared for the Inter-Departmental Committee for the Management of the State’s Marine Protected Areas (IDC), Perth, Western Australia. 97 pages. http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/component/option,com_docman/task,cat_view/gid,385/Itemid,2219/
10. Hesp A, Loneragan N, Hall N, Kobryn H, Hart AM, Frabris FP, Prince J (2008). Biomass and commercial catch estimates for abalone stocks in areas proposed as sanctuary zones for the Capes Marine Park. Fisheries Research Report No. 170: 1-52.
11. Skilleter GA, Loneragan NR, (2007). Spatial arrangement of estuarine and coastal habitats and the implications for fisheries production and diversity. FRDC Final Report for Project 2001/023. 263pp. ISBN 978-0-646-48289-7.
12. Loneragan N (2007). Effort analysis. Pp 45-50. In Rothlisberg PC and Okey TA (eds). Variation in banana prawn catches at Weipa: a comprehensive regional study. FRDC Final Report for Project 2004/024. ISBN 978-1-921-23283-1. Appendices (CD Rom) 978-1-921-23284-8.
13. Loneragan N (2007). Restocking in estuarine and marine environments. In Stagles I and Jenkins G (eds). The decline of black bream in the Blackwood River: is restocking an ongoing requirement? A workshop report. Western Australian Fish Foundation.

14. Hesp A, Loneragan N, Hall N, Kobryn H, Hart A, Fabris F, Prince J (2007). Biomass and commercial catch estimates for abalone stocks in areas proposed as sanctuary zones for the Capes Marine Park. Report to the Western Australian Departments of Environment and Conservation and Fisheries. Pp 59.

5. Loneragan NR (2006). Detailed adoption study report for ACIAR project Fis92/018: The importance of mangroves to prawn fisheries, particularly banana prawns (Udang Putih). Report to ACIAR. 3 pp.

6. Loneragan NR (2006). Summary adoption study report for ACIAR project Fis92/018: The importance of mangroves to prawn fisheries, particularly banana prawns (Udang Putih). Report to ACIAR. 11 pp.

7. Heaseman M, Loneragan NR, Battaglene S, Lee C-L (2006). Final project Review for ACIAR project ACIAR Project FIS/1999/025. Optimal release strategies for restocking and stock enhancement of the tropical sea cucumber, sandfish (Holothuria scabra). ACIAR report. (Sydney workshop May 8, 9).

8. Loneragan NR (2006). Detailed adoption study report for ACIAR project Fis92/018: The importance of mangroves to prawn fisheries, particularly banana prawns (Udang Putih). Report to ACIAR. 1-11.

9. Loneragan NR, Kenyon RA, Crocos P, Ward R, Lehnert S, Haywood MH, Arnold S, Barnard R, Bravington M, Burford M, Caputi N, Kangas M, McCulloch R, Penn J, Sellars M, Manson F, Harch B, Ye Y, Toscas P, Grewe P (2003) Developing techniques for enhancing prawn fisheries, with a focus on brown tiger prawns (Penaeus esculentus) in Exmouth Gulf. Final Report to FRDC for project FRDC 1999/222. 276pp.

10. Loneragan NR, Hill, B, Haywood MH, (2003) The importance of mangroves to prawn fisheries, particularly banana prawns (Udang Putih). Final Report to ACIAR for project FIS/92/18.

11. Loneragan N, Die D, Kenyon R, Taylor B, Vance D, Manson F, Venables W (2002). The growth, movements, mortality and nursery habitats of red-legged banana prawns (Penaeus indicus) in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf. Final Report to FRDC for project 1997/105. 137 pp.

12. Die D, Loneragan N, Haywood M, Vance D, Manson F, Taylor B, Bishop J. (2001). Indices for recruitment and effective spawning for tiger prawns stocks in the Northern Prawn Fishery. Final Report to FRDC for Project 1995/014. 82 pages with 8 appendices.

13. Loneragan NR, Die DJ, Kailis GM, Watson R, Preston N (1999). Developing and assessing techniques for enhancing tropical Australian prawn fisheries and the feasibility of enhancing the brown tiger prawn (Penaeus esculentus) fishery in Exmouth Gulf. Final Report to FRDC for project 98/222.

14. Johnson AKL, Cowell SG, Dews G, Loneragan NR, Poiner IR (1999). Sustainable development of tropical Australia: R&D for Management of Land, Water and Marine Resources. Land & Water Resources Research & Development Corporation. Occasional Paper No 05/99. ISBN 0-642-26751-0. 155pp.

15. Connolly R, Jenkins G, Loneragan N (1999). Links between seagrass dynamics and fisheries sustainability. In: Butler AJ, Jernakoff P (Eds). Seagrass in Australia: strategic review and development of an R&D plan. FRDC Project 98/223. pp 24-64.

16. Baldock C, Callinan R, Loneragan N (1999). Environmental impact of the establishment of exotic prawn pathogens in Australia. A consultancy report to the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service by Ausvet Animal Health Services, Box 3180, South Brisbane, Qld 4101
17. *Johnson AKL, Cowell SG, Loneragan NR, Dews G (1999). Sustainable development of tropical Australia: R&D for Management of Land, Water and Marine Resources. A report to LWRRDC and FRDC. CSIRO Tropical Agriculture and CSIRO Marine Research.
18. Loneragan NR, Kenyon RA, Die DJ, Pendrey B, Taylor B (1997). The impact of changes in fishing patterns on red-legged banana prawns (Penaeus indicus) in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf. Final Report to FRDC for project FRDC 95/16. 15 pp.

19. Bunn SE, Loneragan NR (1998). River flows and estuarine ecosystems. In: Arthington AH, Zalucki JM (Eds). Environmental flow requirements of the Brisbane River downstream from Wivenhoe Dam. Final report to the south east Queensland Water Board (Centre for Catchment and In-Stream Research, Brisbane: Australia). pp. 461-482.
20. Bunn SE, Loneragan NR, Yeates M (1998). The influence of river flows on coastal fisheries. In: Arthington AH, Zalucki JM (Eds). Environmental flow requirements of the Brisbane River downstream from Wivenhoe Dam. Final report to the south east Queensland Water Board (Centre for Catchment and In-Stream Research, Brisbane: Australia). pp. 1-12.
21. *Loneragan NR, Conacher CA, Haywood MDE, Heales DS, Kenyon RA, Pendrey RC, Vance DJ, (1996). The role of coastal nursery habitats in determining the long-term productivity of prawn populations in the Northern Prawn Fishery. Final Report to FRDC (FRDC 92/45).
22. Vance DJ, Haywood MDE, Heales DS, Kenyon RA, Loneragan NR, Pendrey RC (1996). How far do juvenile banana prawns and fish move into mangroves? Professional Fisherman. April 1996, 28–32.
23. Staples DJ, Vance DJ, Loneragan NR (1995). Environmental factors and stock recruitment relationships for penaeid prawns. Invited paper. Proceedings of the workshop on Stock Recruitment Relationships for Crustaceans.

24. Long B, Kenyon RA, Poiner IR, Loneragan NR (1994). Monitoring seagrass beds at Fisherman Islands, Moreton Bay, Queensland. Final report to the Port of Brisbane Authority for the year 1993–1994.

25. Poiner IR, Conacher CA, Loneragan NR (1993). Impact of cyclones on seagrass. FRDC final report.

26. Poiner IR, Loneragan NR, Conacher CA, Somers IF (1993). Juvenile prawns and seagrass communities of the Vanderlin Islands area. Report to Mt. Isa Mines.

27. Long BG, Loneragan NR, Skewes TD, Kenyon RA (1993). Seagrass beds and mangrove forests of Fisherman Islands, Moreton Bay, Queensland. Final Report to the Port of Brisbane Authority 1992–1993.

28. Loneragan NR (1992). Case Study 1. The Northern Prawn Fishery. In Managing Australia’s fisheries under threat of climate change impacts. Report compiled by Parslow, J. and Jernakoff, P. pp 32–41. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

29. Loneragan NR (1992). Defining key factors relating fish populations in estuaries and their habitats. Invited presentation. Australian Society of Fish Biology, Workshop. Victor Harbour, South Australia, August, 1992.

30. Poiner IR, Conacher CA, Loneragan NR (1992). Maintain or modify — alternative views of managing critical fisheries habitat — how much can we lose? Invited presentation. Australian Society of Fish Biology, Workshop. Victor Harbor, South Australia, August, 1992.

31. Loneragan NR (1985). “Spatial and seasonal differences in the fish fauna of the shallows in a large Australian estuary”. Australian Society of Fish Biology Conference in Melbourne, Victoria.

32. Loneragan NR (1985). “Estuarine fish research at Murdoch University”. Western Fisheries, Perth, Western Australia.

33. Loneragan NR (1982). Methods for coding, storing and analysing data on estuarine fish populations. Technical Document, Western Australian Marine Research Laboratories

Professor Mike Elliott, University of Hull, Estuarine ecosystems.
Dr Russ Babcock, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. Trophic dynamics and ecosystem models
Dr Johann Bell, Secretariat for the Pacific Commission, Enhancement research, coastal research in developing countries.
Professor Stuart Bunn, Griffith University. Linkages between river flow and the production of coastal fisheries, coastal food webs.
Dr Jeffery Dambacher, CSIRO Maths and Information Statistics. Qualitative Models for Ecosystem understanding
Dr Ken Leber, Director Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida. Enhancement research.
Dr Hector Lozano-Montes, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, developing ecosystem understanding for fisheries systems.
Associate Professor Greg Skilleter, University of Queensland. Relationships between fauna and habitat in estuaries and shallow marine systems.
Dr Matt Taylor, NSW Department of Fisheries, Stock Enhancement and Coastal ecosystems.
Professor Neil Loneragan
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