Professor Neil Loneragan
BSc (UWA) Hons (Murdoch) PhD (Murdoch)

Professor of Marine Ecology and Conservation and Leader, Environmental and Conservation Cluster

About me

Neil Loneragan, Professor of Marine Ecology and Conservation

I held the inaugural Chair in Fisheries Science in the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences (formerly the School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology) at Murdoch University , Western Australia and was the Director of the Centre for Fish, Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystems Research from 2005 until 2012.  In 2013, I became the Leader of the of Environmental and Conservation Sciences Cluster at Murdoch and my title changed to Professor of Marine Ecology and Conservation.  I am also a member of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch and in late 2015 became Chair of the Board for this Centre.

Prior to joining Murdoch University in 2005, I spent 14 years with CSIRO, based in Queensland, investigating the linkages between coastal habitats, fisheries production (particularly penaeid prawns) and biodiversity and stock enhancement across northern Australia and. This included leading major interdisciplinary research teams on stock enhancement (Fisheries Research and Development Corporation of Australia, MG Kailis Group of Companies, CSIRO), biodiveristy of the Ningaloo reef system (CSIRO Collaboration Fund) and estuaries in Australia and southeast Asia (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, CSIRO).

More recently, I have been developing research in ecosystem approaches to fisheries and cetacean populations, fisheries ecology and fisheries interactions with protected, threatened and endangered species on the west coast of Australia. I have supervised research students in the areas of fisheries ecology, trophic ecology of estuarine and marine ecosystems and the biology and behaviour of crustaceans. Currently I also teach undergraduates in Ecology, Marine and Estuarine Biology and the Sustainable Management of Fish and Wildlife populations.

In December 2016, I had published over 100 papers in international journals, including major reviews of mangrove fishery linkages and stock enhancement, resulting in citation impact scores on Hirsches’ h factors of 34 in Scopus (3,634 citations, 1191 since 2012) and 40 in Google Scholar (5,814 citations, i10 = 95; since 2011 = 25, 2,414 citations, i10 = 66).

I have been an invited co-editor for four Special Issues of journals – two for Fisheries Research (2006, 2016) and the others for Reviews in Fisheries Science (2008, 2013). Our Introduction and review article in the 2008 Reviews in Fisheries Science is one of the most highly cited articles in this journal. In addition to my publications in international journals, I have published over 40 major reports for funding bodies such as the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation of Australia and the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research. I have also been an invited member of International Advisory Boards for interdisciplinary research projects for the Australian Centre of International Agricultural Research (Sea cucumber stock enhancement in the Pacific), and the University of Wageningen (Resilience of Coastal Systems in south-east Asia and Enhancement of tuna fisheries in the Western Pacific).

I was the Co-convener of the 8th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference (Perth, 2009 with over 500 participants), a member of the International Scientific Committee for the International Symposia on Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching (ISSESR) and the Chair of the International Scientific Committee for the 4th ISSESR (Shanghai, 2011 – over 150 participants). In 2011, I was elected as a councillor to the Asian Fisheries Society and was Vice-President in 2014.

Teaching area

My main undergraduate teaching is in the areas of Sustainable Fish and Wildlife Populations (BIO205/505), Ecology (ENV268), and Marine and Estuarine Biology (BIO384).

I endeavour to engage my students in understanding the important concepts and principles in these areas and illustrate them with examples from the primary literature and my research experience in temperate and tropical estarine and near-shore environments.

I also have a passion for providing students with an understanding of designing studies (experimental design), and ways of exploring and analysing data to answer the main questions of the study.

Research areas

My main research interests are in the areas of:
Population biology and ecology of fish and invertebrates (particularly crustaceans);
Relationships between aquatic habitats (e.g. seagrass, mangroves and coral reefs) and fisheries production and biodiversity;
Trophic ecology of estuaries and marine systems;
Fisheries ecology;
Interactions of fisheries with the environment and non-target species, such as dolphins;
Stock enhancement of recreational and commercial fisheries; and
Approaches to assessing fisheries, particularly when information is limited.

Much of my research is carried out in collaboration with colleagues at Murdoch University (Assoc. Prof. Lars Bejder, Dr Halina Kobryn, Mr Simon Allen) and other organisations including the University of Queensland (Assoc. Prof. Greg Skilleter), Griffith University (Prof. Stuart Bunn), CSIRO (Mr Mick Haywood, Mr Rob Kenyon, Dr Hector Lozano-Montes, Dr Jeffrey Dambacher), Challenger Institute (Mr Greg Jenkins) and Biospherics (Adj. Assoc. Prof. Jeremy Prince).

Awards and grants

Awards

2012  William R. and Lenore Mote Eminent Scholar Chair in Fisheries Ecology -– salary and travel costs for up to 12 months.  Award declined because of University restructure.

1990-92   CSIRO Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Dr Ian Poiner, CSIRO Cleveland Marine Laboratories.

1989-90:   National Science and Environment Research Council Post-doctoral fellowship.  Professor Geoff Power, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

1986:  Commonwealth Scholarship for PhD studies

Grant income since 2007 (* = category 1)

Tweedley, Loneragan, Gill (2012). Assessment of the fish fauna on salt production fields for Dampier Salt.  Dampier Salt. Stage 1 ($70,000), Stage 2 ($400,000).

Hodgson, Loneragan (2011).  Dugong Research Plan for the Chevron Wheatstone development. Chevron ($70,000).

Hodgson, Loneragan (2011-12). Dugong pre-dredging impact assessment of the Chevron Wheatstone development. Chevron. ($700,000).

Bejder, Loneragan (2011-2014).  SWMRP – Phase 2 – South-West Marine Research Program.  BHP Billiton, Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd, City of Mandurah, DEC, South West Development Commission, Newmont, Boddington Gold, Bunbury Port Authority, WA Plantation, WA Plantation Resources. ($205,700)

*Loneragan, Bejder, Allen. (2009-2010). Mitigation of dolphin by-catch in Pilbara Finfish Trawl Interim Fisheries. Co-Investigators: Joll L (DoF), Stewart G (WAFIC).  Funding from FRDC, DoF, Industry ($150,000 over 18 months).

 *McCulloch M (UWA), et al. with Beckley, Loneragan, van Keulen (2010). Advanced Geochemical Facility for Climate and Environmental Change Research: A West Australian Indian Ocean Focus.  ARC LIEF grant. XXX

 *Bejder, Allen, Bryant, Kruetzen, Pollock, Loneragan (2010-2012).  Genetic Structure and Abundance of Fishery-Impacted Dolphin Populations of the Pilbara region  North-Western Australia.  Australian Marine Mammal Centre. $360,000.

*Loneragan NR, Hesp A (2008-11). Establishment of self-sustaining facility for fisheries modelling and multivariate analysis, and for effective management of extremely large databases. FRDC 2008/304 ($300,000).

*Suthers (CI) (UNSW), Loneragan (CI), Taylor, Grey (2008-2010).  ARC Linkage. Stocking of fish and prawns at ecologically determined densities into Australian estuaries.  ARC-Linkage.  $174,358.

Bejder, Loneragan, Bradley (2007-2011).  Large-scale dolphin research program in south-west, Australia. Bunbury Dolphin Discovery, Worsley Aluminium, City of Bunbury, Department of Conservation and Environment, Bunbury Port Authority, Cable Sands.  ($340,000 over 4 years). 2007-2011. – submitted twice for ARC Linkage but not successful.

Bejder, Loneragan (2007).  An ecosystem approach to evaluating the impacts of tourism and port activity on dolphins of south-western Australia. The Winifred Violet Scott Estate. ($66,000)

*Loneragan, Beckley, Kobryn, van Keulen. (2006-2011). Reef use, biodiversity and socio-economics for integrated management strategy evaluation of Ningaloo”.  Research Leader:  Professor Neil Loneragan;  Project Leaders from six Universities, Sustainable Tourism CRC and CSIRO.  Funding from the CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship Collaboration Fund.  $2.3 million over 4 years. About $1 million to Murdoch.

*Loneragan, Hesp, Kobryn (2008).  Assessment of abalone stocks in areas proposed as sanctuary zones of the proposed Capes Marine Park. Co-investigators Hart A – Department of Fisheries WA, Prince J – Biospherics. $58,000 for 12 months.

Hall, Loneragan, Blockley (2007-2010). Trophic interactions and ecosystem modelling for Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management.  WAMSI $242,000.

Bejder, Allen, Loneragan (2007). Impacts of Pearl Oysters aquaculture on Bottlenose Dolphins in Port Stephens  NSW. Port Stephens Pearls. $22,468.

*Loneragan (2006-2010). Evaluating how food webs and the fisheries they support are affected by fishing closures in Jurien Bay, temperate Western Australia. Co-Investigators Babcock, Okey, Dambacher (CSIRO). FRDC $344,887.

Events and speaking engagements

* = invited, funded participation in symposia and workshops
  1. Effects of spatial arrangement of estuarine habitats on their use by fish and prawns in a subtropical estuarine system.  Skilleter G, and Loneragan NR.  Special Symposium on Advances in habitat/fauna relationships for the International Symposium on Wetlands, Cairns, Australia July 2006.
  2. Future directions for prawn stock enhancement.  Special Symposium on “Marine Stock Enhancement” at the 7th Asian Fisheries Forum, Penang, Malaysia, November 2004.
  3. Does the arrangement of coastal habitats influence fisheries production and biodiversity.  Special Symposium on “New Approaches to habitat fishery relationships” at the Estuarine Research Foundation Conference, Ballina, NSW, Australia. 20th June, 2004.  Co-organiser (with Dr Greg Skilleter, University of Queensland).
  4. Investigating connections between coastal habitats and fishery production.  Invited key-note speaker for CSIRO Marine Strategic Fund for the Marine Environment (SRFME) postgraduate student symposium.  Perth, Western Australia, 16th June, 2004.
  5. *Potential for the use of prawn populations as indicators for estuarine and coastal ecosystem health.  Indian Ocean Global Ocean Observation Systems, Perth, Western Australia, September 2003.
  6. *Ecological research to enhance understanding and the management of prawn fisheries in northern Australia.  ACIAR funded workshop at the Indian National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, November 2002.
  7. *An approach to evaluating the potential for stock enhancement of brown tiger prawns (Penaeus esculentus) in Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia.  (NR Loneragan,  PJ Crocos, R Barnard, S Lehnert, PC Rothlisberg).  Kobe, Japan, January 31st to 4th February 2002.
  8. *The importance of mangroves to the prawn fisheries of western peninsular Malaysia (NR Loneragan, Adnan AN, MDE Haywood, RM Connolly).  ICLARM workshop on Mangrove/Fisheries relationships.  Penang, Malaysia, November 6 to 8, 2001.
  9. Variability in the ecological role of mangroves for fishes in northern Australia (NR Loneragan, S.J.M. Blaber, G.A. Skilleter, D.J. Vance).  ICLARM workshop on Mangrove/Fisheries relationships.  Penang, Malaysia, November 6 to 8, 2001.

Professional and community service

2012-  International Advisory Board for BESTTuna interdisciplinary program at the University of Wageningen

2011-  Councillor for the Asian Fisheries Society

2010-  Member of the Research Development and Extension Committee for the WA Fishing Industry Council

2008-2012  International Advisory Board for RESCOPAR interdisciplinary program at the University of Wageningen

2007-2011 Chair of the International Scientific Committee for the 4th International Symposium on Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching.  Shanghai Ocean University, China, April 2011.

2007-2009 Chair of the 8th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference, Fremantle Western Australia, July 2009.

2005-10 Scientific member of the Fisheries Research Advisory Board for Western Australia (2005-2010)

2005- Member of the Ecosystem effects of fishing Scientific Reference Group for western rock lobster

2002-2006 Member of the International Scientific Committee for the International Symposium of Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranchinng

2002-06 Invited member of the Scientific Advisory Panel (2002-06) and invited reviewer of ACIAR sea cucumber stock enhancement project

 

Doctoral and masters supervisions

(b)  Supervision of postdoctoral fellows, postgraduate and Honours students

Postdoctoral research fellow

2007-2009     Dr Hector Lozano-Montes.  From the University of British Columbia.  Assessing the impact of fishery closures on food webs in Jurien Bay, temperate Western Australia.  (funded by the FRDC).

1993-1994     Dr Liu Heng.  from the Chinese Institute of Oceanology, Qingdao, Peoples Republic of China.  Response of tiger prawn postlarvae to light and seagrass. (Liu and Loneragan (1997) publication in JEMBE).

PhDs

2013-            Marianne Nyegaard: Murdoch Univeristy, Perth.  Biology of sunfish in Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia.

2011-            Simon Allen: Murdoch University, Perth.  Evaluating abundance, connectivity and threats to bottle nose dolphins in north-western Australia.

2011-            Vanessa Jaiteh: Murdoch University, Perth.  Predators as livelihoods:  Shark fisheries and their significance to livelihoods in eastern Indonesia.

2011-            Amanda Buckland: Murdoch University, Perth.  Feeding ecology in estuaries of south-western Australia.

2010-12       Dr Thea Linke:  Murdoch University, Perth.  Functioning of estuarine food webs in south-western Australia.

2010-            Julian Tyne:  Murdoch University, Perth.  Spinner dolphins, ecotourism and evaluating the role of area-time closures in managing dolphin-tourism interactions.

2007-            Shannon McCluskey:  Murdoch University, Perth.  Dolphin prey dynamics in Koombana Bay, south-western Australia.

2007-            Mark Allen:  Murdoch University, Perth.  Biodiversity of fishes in the Raja Ampat region of eastern Indonesia.

2007-2011   Dr Faith Ochwada-Doyle.  Restocking eastern king prawns into intermittently closed lagoons of NSW. (University of NSW, Professor Iain Suthers)

2006-2012    Dr Nathalie Toon:  Murdoch University, Perth.  Factors affecting the behaviour of western rock lobster and its catchability.

2005-2008   Dr Fiona Webster:  Murdoch University, Perth.  Herbivory and marine protected areas in the Ningaloo Marine Park.  (co-supervised by Dr Mike van Keulen, MU and Dr Russ Babcock, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Sciences)

2000-2004    Dr Fiona Manson:  University of Queensland, Brisbane.  Mangroves and fisheries:  are there links coastal habitats and fisheries production (co-supervised by Assoc. Prof. Greg Skilleter and Professor Stuart Phinn, University of Queensland).

2000-2004   Dr Michaela Guest:  Griffith University, Gold Coast.  Tracing the sources of carbon and nitrogen in estuarine food webs.  (Supervised by Professor Rod Connolly, Griffith University)

1998-2002    Dr Justin Meager:  Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.  Microhabitat distribution of juvenile banana prawns, Penaeus merguiensis de Man in subtropical eastern Australia and processes affecting their distribution and abundance. Ph.D Thesis. Queensland University of Technology. 221 pp.  (Supervised by Dr Ian Williams, QUT).

1997-2002    Dr Ben Longstaff:  University of Queensland, Brisbane.  Light regimes and their impact on loss and recovery of seagrass beds (Supervised by Dr Bill Dennison, UQ)

1997-2002      Simon Constanzo:  University of Queensland, Brisbane.  Estimation of the extent of sewage nitrogen on aquatic primary productivity.  (supervised by Dr Bill Dennison, UQ).

1997-2005   Dr Darrin Drumm:  University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.  Habitats and macroinvertebrate fauna of the reef-top of Rarotonga, Cook Islands:  implications for fisheries and conservation management. University of Otago.

1997-           Ahmad Adnan bin Nuruddin:  Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.  Fishery dynamics of banana prawns Penaeus merguiensis on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. (not completed)

1994-1999   Dr Paul Mayes:  Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.  Effect of canal developments on larval fish populations. (supervised by Dr Ian Williams, QUT)

1989-1990  Dr Scott McKinley.  University of Waterloo.  Physiology of sturgeon in northern Ontario lakes.

Masters

20011-12        R Yana Meleessa binti R Haroon Arashid: University of Western Australia.  Marine Fisheries Governance Indicators:  Case Studies in Peninsular Malaysia and Southeast Asia.  (supervisors Assoc. Prof. Kimberley van Neil, Dr Bryan Boruff)

1998-2001      Rohasliney Hashim:  Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.  Impact of different mangrove management regimes on the macrobenthic fauna of the Sungai Merbok Estuary, Kedah (awarded 2001)

1990-1994      Rob Kenyon:  Griffith University, Brisbane.  Interactions between behaviour, habitat and predation on prawn populations.  (supervisor Professor Jane Hughes, GU)

1989-1990      Yosef Tekligordias:  University of Waterloo, Canada.  Age and growth of Tilapia populations in Ethiopian lake systems. (supervisor Professor Power, University of Waterloo).

1989-1990      Trevor Friesen:  University of Waterloo, Canada.  Nesting behaviour and impacts on reproductive behaviour of small mouth bass.  (supervisor Professor Power, University of Waterloo)

Honours

2011-12          Douglas Anderson:  Murdoch University, Perth.  Whale shark movement and migration patterns at Ningaloo Reef. (First Class). Co-supervisors Dr Halina Kobryn (Murdoch University), Mr Brad Norman.

2011               Aurelie Labbe: Murdoch University, Perth.  Developing indicators of ecosystem health from seabirds:  bridled terms in south-western Australia. (First Class). Co-supervisor, Dr Nick Dunlop, Conservation Commission.

2009               Nick Konzewitsch:  Murdoch University, Perth.  Interaction of the western rock lobster with lobster pots. (Class 2A).

2009               Adrian Hordyk:  Murdoch University, Perth.  Behaviour of spawning aggregations of orange roughy on the Cascade Plateau, south-eastern Tasmania. (First Class). Co-supervisor, Dr Jeremy Prince (Biospherics, Adjunct Associate Professor, Murdoch University)

2009               Vanessa Jaiteh:  Murdoch University, Perth.  Behaviour of bottle nose dolphins around fish trawl nets in the Pilbara Trawl Fishery. (First Class). Co-supervisors Mr Simon Allen (Murdoch University), Dr Jessica Meeuwig (University of Western Australia).

2008               Renae Larson:  Murdoch University, Perth.  Characteristics and biology of octopus in the fisheries of Western Australia. (First Class). Co-supervisor, Dr Martin de Graaf, Department of Fisheries WA.

2008               Julian Tyne:  Murdoch University, Perth.  Investigating the affect of sponge distribution on sponging behaviour by dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia. (First Class). Co-supervisor, Dr Lars Bejder (Murdoch Univesity).

2006-07          Benjamin Puglisi:  Murdoch University, Perth.  Protected species interactions, particularly flesh-footed shearwaters, in the Albany purse seine fishery.  (Class 2A). (Co-supervisor, Dr Nick Dunlop, Conservation Commission)

2000               Tim Sampson:  University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.  The spatial arrangements of habitats and their influence on epibenthic fauna. (Class 2A)

1999-2000      Rodney Duffy: Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.  The influence of seagrass patch dimensions on fish and crustacean communities. (First Class)

1999                        Michaela Guest:  Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.  Developing sampling strategies for seagrass fish communities over large areas (First Class).

1996-97  Michelle Winning:  Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.  The use of stable isotope enrichment studies to distinguish between seagrass and their epiphytes as sources of nutrition for juvenile prawns.  (Class 2A)

1995-96          Ben Longstaff:  University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.  Light regimes and their impact on loss and recovery of the seagrass Halophila ovalis (First class)

1994-1995     Angela Grice:  University of Queensland, Brisbane.  Impact of light on physiology and ecology of 6 seagrass species in Moreton Bay, south-east Queensland. (First class)

1989 Darrin Drumm:  University of Waterloo, Ontario Canada.  Impact of tournament fishing on survival of bass (High Distinction)

Publications

Chapters

  • Tyne, J., Loneragan, N., Bejder, L., (2014),The use of spatial-temporal closures as a tool to manage cetacean-watch tourism.,In: Whaling-watching, sustainable tourism and ecological management, Cambridge University Press, pages 242 to 262.
  • Dichmont, C., Loneragan, N., Brewer, D., Poiner, I., (2007),Partnerships towards sustainable use of Australia's Northern Prawn Fishery,In: Fisheries Management: Progress towards sustainability, Wiley-Blackwell, pages 207 to 230.
  • Loneragan, N., Crocos, P., Barnard, R., McCulloch, R., Penn, J., Ward, R., Rothlisberg, P., (2004),An approach to evaluating the potential for stock enhancement of brown tiger prawns (Penaeus esculentus Haswell) in Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia,In: Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching, 2nd Edition: Development, Pitfalls and Opportunities, Blackwell Science Ltd./Fishing News Books, pages 444 to 464.
  • Carter, D., Heggerl, E., Loneragan, N., (2003),Role of Marine Protected Areas in the management of the Australian Northern Prawn Fishery,In: Aquatic protected areas what works best and how do we know? : World Congress on Aquatic Protected Areas, Australian Society for Fish Biology, pages 545 to 547.
  • Skilleter, G., Loneragan, N., (2003),Assessing the importance of coastal habitats for fisheries, biodiversity and marine reserves: a new approach taking into account "habitat mosaics",In: Aquatic protected areas what works best and how do we know? : World Congress on Aquatic Protected Areas, Australian Society for Fish Biology, pages 240 to 249.

Journals

  • McCluskey, S., Bejder, L., Loneragan, N., (2016), Dolphin prey availability and calorific value in an Estuarine and Coastal Environment, Frontiers in Marine Science, 3:30. doi 10.3389/fmars.2016.00030, , .
  • Allen, S., Bryant, K., Kraus, R., Loneragan, N., Kopps, A., Brown, A., Gerber, L., Krutzen, M., (2016), Genetic isolation between coastal and fishery-impacted, offshore bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops spp.) populations., Molecular Ecology, 25, 12, pages 2735 - 2753.
  • Tyne, J., Loneragan, N., Johnston, D., Pollock, K., Williams, R., Bejder, L., (2016), Evaluating monitoring methods for cetaceans, Biological Conservation, 201, , .
  • Wu, Z., Zhang, X., Lozano-Montes, H., Loneragan, N., (2016), Trophic flows, kelp culture and fisheries in the marine ecosystem of an artificial reef zone in the Yellow Sea, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 182, , pages 86 - 97.
  • Jaiteh, V., Lindfield, S., Mangubhai, S., Warren, C., Fitzpatrick, B., Loneragan, N., (2016), Higher abundance of marine predators and changes in fishers' behaviour following spatial protection within the world's biggest shark fishery, Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 43, pages 1 - 15.
  • Prince, J., Hordyk, A., Valencia, S., Loneragan, N., Sainsbury, K., (2015), Revisiting the concept of Beverton - Holt life-history invariants with the aim of informing data-poor fisheries assessment, ICES Journal of Marine Science: journal du conseil, 72, 1, pages 194 - 203.
  • Tyne, J., Johnston, D., Rankin, R., Loneragan, N., Bejder, L., (2015), The importance of spinner dolphin (Stenellalongirostris) resting habitat: implications formanagement, Journal of Applied Ecology: ecology with management relevance, 52, 3, pages 621 - 630.
  • Hordyk, A., Ono, K., Sainsbury, K., Loneragan, N., Prince, J., (2015), Some explorations of the life history ratios to describe length composition, spawning-per-recruit, and the spawning potential ratio, ICES Journal of Marine Science: journal du conseil, 72, 1, pages 204 - 216.
  • Dambacher, J., Rothlisberg, P., Loneragan, N., (2015), Qualitative mathematical models to support ecosystem-based management of Australia's Northern Prawn Fishery, Ecological Applications, 25, 1, pages 278 - 298.
  • Webster, F., Babcock, R., Van Keulen, M., Loneragan, N., (2015), Macroalgae inhibits larval settlement and increases recruit mortality at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, PLoS One, 10, 4, .
  • Hordyk, A., Ono, K., Valencia, S., Loneragan, N., Prince, J., (2015), 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: journal du conseil, 72, 1, pages 217 - 231.
  • Hordyk, A., Loneragan, N., Prince, J., (2015), An evaluation of an iterative harvest strategy for data-poor fisheries using the length-based spawning potential ratio assessment methodology, Fisheries Research, 171, , pages 20 - 32.
  • Jaiteh, V., Allen, S., Meeuwig, J., Loneragan, N., (2014), Combining in-trawl video with observer coverage improves understanding of protected and vulnerable species by-catch in trawl fisheries, Marine & Freshwater Research: advances in the aquatic sciences, 65, 9, pages 830 - 837.
  • Metcalf, S., Dambacher, J., Rogers, P., Loneragan, N., Gaughan, D., (2014), Identifying key dynamics and ideal governance structures for successful ecological management, Environmental Science & Policy, 37, , pages 34 - 49.
  • Anderson, D., Kobryn, H., Norman, B., Bejder, L., Tyne, J., Loneragan, N., (2014), Spatial and temporal patterns of nature-based tourism interactions with whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 148, 0, pages 109 - 119.
  • Allen, S., Tyne, J., Kobryn, H., Bejder, L., Pollock, K., Loneragan, N., (2014), Patterns of dolphin bycatch in a North-Western Australian trawl fishery, PLoS One, 9, 4, pages e93178 -.
  • Labbe, A., Dunlop, J., Loneragan, N., (2013), Central place foraging and feather regrowth rate in bridled terns (Onychoprion anaethetus): An insight from stable isotopes, Marine & Freshwater Research, 64, 12, pages 1184 - 1191.
  • Lorenzen, K., Agnalt, A., Blankenship, H., Hines, A., Leber, K., Loneragan, N., Taylor, M., (2013), Evolving Context and Maturing Science: Aquaculture- Based Enhancement and Restoration Enter the Marine Fisheries Management Toolbox, Reviews in Fisheries Science, 21, 3-4, pages 213 - 221.
  • Loneragan, N., Kangas, M., Haywood, M., Kenyon, R., Caputi, N., Sporer, E., (2013), Impact of cyclones and aquatic macrophytes on recruitment and landings of tiger prawns Penaeus esculentus in Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 127, 2013, pages 46 - 58.
  • Pollock, K., Loneragan, N., Calver, M., (2013), Fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biologyeducation in Australia: current challenges andfuture directions, Australian Zoologist, 36, 4, pages 413 - 420.
  • Loneragan, N., Jenkins, G., Taylor, M., (2013), Marine Stock Enhancement, Restocking, andSea Ranching in Australia: Future Directionsand a Synthesis of Two Decades of Research andDevelopment, Reviews in Fisheries Science, 21, 3-4, pages 222 - 236.
  • Jaiteh, V., Allen, S., Meeuwig, J., Loneragan, N., (2013), Subsurface behavior of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) interacting with fish trawl nets in northwestern Australia: Implications for bycatch mitigation, Marine Mammal Science, 29, 3, pages E266 - E281.
  • Allen, S., Cagnazzi, D., Hodgson, A., Loneragan, N., Bejder, L., (2012), Tropical inshore dolphins of north-western Australia: Unknown populations in a rapidly changing region, Pacific Conservation Biology: a journal dedicated to conservation and wildlife management in the Pacific region, 18, 1, pages 56 - 63.
  • Lozano-Montes, H., Babcock, R., Loneragan, N., (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, 245, , pages 31 - 40.
  • Tyne, J., Loneragan, N., Kopps, A., Allen, S., Krutzen, M., Bejder, L., (2012), Ecological characteristics contribute to sponge distribution and tool use in bottlenose dolphins Tursiops sp., Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 444, , pages 143 - 153.
  • Ochwada-Doyle, F., Gray, C., Loneragan, N., Suthers, I., Taylor, M., (2012), Competition between wild and captive-bred Penaeus plebejus and implications for stock enhancement, Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 450, , pages 115 - 129.
  • Bejder, L., Hodgson, A., Loneragan, N., Allen, S., (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 Biology: a journal dedicated to conservation and wildlife management in the Pacific region, 18, , pages 22 - 25.
  • Ochwada-Doyle, F., Gray, C., Loneragan, N., Taylor, M., Suthers, I., (2011), Spatial and temporal variability in the condition of postlarval and juvenile Penaeus plebejus sampled from a population subjected to pilot releases, Aquaculture Environment Interactions: international and multidisciplinary journal, 2, 1, pages 15 - 25.
  • Lozano-Montes, H., Loneragan, N., Babcock, R., Jackson, K., (2011), Using trophic flows and ecosystem structure to model the effects of fishing in the Jurien Bay Marine Park, temperate Western Australia, Marine & Freshwater Research: advances in the aquatic sciences, 62, 5, pages 421 - 431.
  • Drumm, D., Loneragan, N., Ellis, N., Skilleter, G., (2011), The significance of habitat and exposure to the reef-flat macroinvertebrates of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, for conservation planning, Pacific Conservation Biology: a journal dedicated to conservation and wildlife management in the Pacific region, 17, 4, pages 320 - 337.
  • Hordyk, A., Loneragan, N., Diver, G., Prince, J., (2011), A cost-effective alternative for assessing the size of deep-water fish aggregations, Marine & Freshwater Research: advances in the aquatic sciences, 62, 5, pages 480 - 490.
  • Ochwada, F., Gray, C., Loneragan, N., Taylor, M., (2010), Using experimental ecology to understand stock enhancement: Comparisons of habitat-related predation on wild and hatchery-reared Penaeus plebejus Hess, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 390, 1, pages 65 - 71.
  • Tyne, J., Loneragan, N., Krutzen, M., Allen, S., Bejder, L., (2010), An integrated data management and video system for sampling aquatic benthos, Marine & Freshwater Research: advances in the aquatic sciences, 61, 9, pages 1023 - 1028.
  • Ochwada, F., Loneragan, N., Gray, C., Suthers, I., Taylor, M., (2009), Complexity affects habitat preference and Predation mortality in postlarval Penaeus plebejus: Implications for stock enhancement, Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 380, , pages 161 - 171.
  • Loneragan, N., Bell, J., Leber, K., Lee, B., Masuda, R., (2008), A new era for restocking, stock enhancement and sea ranching of Coastal Fisheries resources, Reviews in Fisheries Science, 16, , pages 1 - 9.
  • Loneragan, N., Okey, T., Prince, J., (2008), Contraction of the banana prawn (Penaeus merguiensis) fishery of Albatross Bay in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia, Marine & Freshwater Research: advances in the aquatic sciences, 59, , pages 383 - 390.
  • Bell, J., Bartley, D., Lorenzen, K., Loneragan, N., (2006), Restocking and stock enhancement of coastal fisheries: potential, problems and progress, Fisheries Research, 80, , pages 1 - 8.
  • Loneragan, N., Ye, Y., Kenyon, R., Haywood, M., (2006), New directions for research in prawn (=shrimp) enhancement and the use of models in providing directions for research, Fisheries Research, 80, , pages 91 - 100.
  • Guest, M., Connolly, R., Lee, S., Loneragan, N., Brietfuss, M., (2006), Mechanism for the small scale movement of carbon among estuarine habitats: organic matter transfer not crab movement, Oecologia, 148, , pages 88 - 96.
  • Zharikov, Y., Skilleter, G., Loneragan, N., Taranto, T., Cameron, B., (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, , pages 87 - 100.
  • Skilleter, G., Olds, A., Loneragan, N., Zharikov, Y., (2005), The value of intertidal patches of seagrass to prawns depends on their proximity to mangroves, Marine Biology: international journal on life in oceans and coastal waters, 147, , pages 353 - 365.
  • Meager, J., Williamson, I., Loneragan, N., Vance, D., (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, , pages 89 - 98.
  • Manson, F., Loneragan, N., Skilleter, G., Phinn, S., (2005), An evaluation of the evidence for linkages between mangroves and fisheries: A synthesis of the literature and identification of research directions, Oceanography and Marine Biology: an annual review, 43, , pages 483 - 513.
  • Manson, F., Loneragan, N., Harch, B., Skilleter, G., Williams, L., (2005), A broad-scale analysis of links between fisheries production, mangrove extent, and other environmental factors, Fisheries Research, 74, , pages 69 - 85.
  • Loneragan, N., Adnan, N., Connolly, R., Manson, F., (2005), Prawn landings and their relationship with the extent of mangroves and shallow waters in western peninsular Malaysia, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 63, , pages 187 - 200.
  • Drumm, D., Loneragan, N., (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 Research: international journal of aquatic science, 39, , pages 141 - 156.
  • Loneragan, N., (2005), Bioeconomic modelling and risk assessment of tiger prawn (Penaeus esculentus) stock enhancement in Exmouth Gulf, Australia, Fisheries Research, 73, , pages 231 - 249.
  • Bell, J., Rothlisberg, P., Munro, J., Loneragan, N., Nash, W., Ward, R., Andrew, N., (2005), Restocking and stock enhancement of marine invertebrate fisheries,, Advances in Marine Biology, 49, , pages 1 - 374.
  • Loneragan, N., (2004), Within patch and estuarine variability in delta 13C and delta 15N for three estuarine producers Sporobolus virginicus, Zostera capricorni, and epiphytes of Z. capricorni, Aquatic Botany, 79, , pages 87 - 94.
  • Kenyon, R., Loneragan, N., Manson, F., Vance, D., Venables, W., (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, , pages 79 - 108.
  • Guest, M., Connolly, R., Loneragan, N., (2004), Carbon movement and assimilation by invertebrates in estuarine habitats at a scale of metres, Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 278, , pages 27 - 34.
  • Meager, J., Vance, D., Williamson, I., Loneragan, N., (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, , pages 127 - 144.
  • Haywood, M., Manson, F., Loneragan, N., Toscas, P., (2003), Investigation of artefacts from chronographic tethering – interactions between tethers and predators, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 290, , pages 271 - 292.
  • Guest, M., Connolly, R., Loneragan, N., (2003), Seine nets and beam trawls compared by day and night for sampling fish and crustaceans in shallow seagrass habitat, Fisheries Research, 64, , pages 185 - 196.
  • Manson, F., Loneragan, N., Phinn, S., (2003), Spatial and temporal variation in distribution of mangroves in Moreton Bay, subtropical Australia, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 57, , pages 657 - 670.
  • Meager, J., Vance, D., Loneragan, N., 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 Science, 57, , pages 569 - 576.
  • Vance, D., Haywood, M., Heales, D., Kenyon, R., Loneragan, N., (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, , pages 165 - 177.
  • Ahman, A., Loneragan, N., Connolly, R., (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: international journal on life in oceans and coastal waters, 141, , pages 241 - 251.
  • Constanzo, S., O'Donohue, M., Dennison, W., Loneragan, N., Thomas, M., (2001), A New Approach for Detecting and Mapping Sewage Impacts, Marine Pollution Bulletin: the international journal for marine environmental scientists, engineers, administrators, politicians and lawyers, 42, , pages 149 - 156.
  • Loneragan, N., Heales, D., Haywood, M., Kenyon, R., Pendrey, R., Vance, D., (2001), Estimating the carrying capacity of seagrass for juvenile tiger prawns (Penaeus semisulcatus): enclosure experiments in high and low biomass seagrass beds, Marine Biology: international journal on life in oceans and coastal waters, 139, , pages 343 - 354.
  • Manson, F., Loneragan, N., McLeod, I., Kenyon, R., (2001), Assessing techniques for estimating the extent of juvenile prawn habitats: topographic maps, aerial photographs and Landsat TM imagery, Marine & Freshwater Research: advances in the aquatic sciences, 52, , pages 787 - 792.