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Choy SC, PAGE TJ, de Mazancourt V, Mos B (2019)  Caridina malanda, a new species of freshwater shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda: Atyidae) from the Wet Tropics World Heritage area, north–eastern Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 4652, 113–125.


PAGE TJ, Stevens MI, Adams M, Foster R, Velasco-Castrillón A, Humphreys WF (2018) Multiple molecular markers reinforce the systematic framework of unique Australian cave fishes (Milyeringa: Gobioidei). Australian Journal of Zoology 66, 115–127.

PAGE TJ, Hughes JM, Real KM, Stevens MI, King RA, Humphreys WF (2018) Allegory of a cave crustacean: systematic and biogeographic reality of Halosbaena (Peracarida: Thermosbaenacea) sought with molecular data at multiple scales. Marine Biodiversity 48, 1185-1202.

PAGE TJ, Steinke D (2018)  No homology means there can be no analyses; a comment on Jose & Harikrishnan. Mitochondrial DNA Part A 29, 220-221.



Bernardes SC, Pepato AR, von Rintelen T, von Rintelen K, PAGE TJ, Freitag H, de Bruyn M (2017)  The complex evolutionary history and phylogeography of Caridina typus (Crustacea: Decapoda): long-distance dispersal and cryptic allopatric species. Scientific Reports 7, 9044, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-08494-w.

Tibby J, Barr C, Marshall JC, McGregor GB, Moss PT, Arnold LJ, PAGE TJ, Questiaux D, Olley J, Kemp J, Spooner N, Petherick L, Penny D, Moss, E, Mooney S (2017)  Persistence of wetlands on North Stradbroke Island (south-east Queensland, Australia) during the last glacial cycle: implications for Quaternary science and biogeography. Journal of Quaternary Science 32, 770–781.

PAGE TJ, Sternberg D, Adams M, Balcombe SR, Cook BD, Hammer MP, Hughes JM, Woods RJ, Unmack PJ (2017)  Accurate systematic frameworks are vital to advance ecological and evolutionary studies, with an example from Australian freshwater fish (Hypseleotris). Marine and Freshwater Research 68, 1199–1207.

Jurado-Rivera JA, Pons J, Alvarez F, Botello A, Humphreys WF, PAGE TJ, Iliffe TM, Willassen E, Meland K, Juan C, Jaume D (2017) (Supp Info) Phylogenetic evidence that both ancient vicariance and dispersal have contributed to the biogeographic patterns of anchialine cave shrimps. Scientific Reports 7, 2852, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-03107-y.

Harris A, PAGE TJ, Fotedar S, Duffy R, Snow M (2017) Molecular identification of the precise geographic origins of an invasive shrimp species in a globally significant Australian biodiversity hotspot. Biological Invasions 19, 463-468.



Little J, Schmidt DJ, Cook BD, PAGE TJ, Hughes JM (2016) Diversity and phylogeny of south-east Queensland Bathynellacea. Australian Journal of Zoology 64, 36-47.

Garcia X, Barceló D, Comas J, Corominas L, Hadjimichael A, PAGE TJ, Acuña V (2016) Placing ecosystem services at the heart of urban water systems management. Science of the Total Environment 563, 1078-1085.



Velasco-Castrillón A, Sands CJ, McInnes SJ, Schultz MB, Arróniz-Crespo M, D'Haese CA, Gibson JAE, Adams BJ, PAGE TJ, Austin AD, Cooper SJB, Stevens MI (2015)  Mitochondrial DNA reveals Antarctic tardigrade diversity. Invertebrate Systematics 29, 578–590.

De Grave S, Fransen CHJM, PAGE TJ (2015)  Let’s be pals again: major systematic changes in Palaemonidae (Crustacea: Decapoda). PeerJ 3, e1167.

Crook DA, Lowe WH, Allendorf FW, Eros T, Finn DS, Gillanders BM, Hadwen WL, Harrod C, Hermoso V, Jennings S, Kilada R, Nagelkerken IA, Hansen MM, PAGE TJ, Riginos C, Fry B, Hughes JM (2015) Human effects on ecological connectivity in aquatic ecosystems: integrating scientific approaches to support management and mitigation. Science of the Total Environment 534, 52–64.

Davis JA, O'Grady AP, Dale A, Arthington AH, Gell P, Driver P, Bond N, Casanova M, Finlayson M, Watts R, Capon S, Nagelkerken I, Tingley R, Fry B, PAGE TJ, Specht A (2015) When trends intersect: the challenge of protecting freshwater ecosystems under multiple land use and hydrological intensification scenarios. Science of the Total Environment 534, 65–78.

De Grave S, Smith KG, Adeler NA, Allen DJ, Alvarez F, Anker, Cai Y, Carrizo SF, Klotz W, Mantelatto F, PAGE TJ, Shy JY, Villalobos JL, Wowor D (2015) Dead Shrimp Blues: A global assessment of extinction risk in freshwater shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea). PLoS ONE 10, e0120198.



Velasco-Castrillón A, PAGE TJ, Gibson JAE, Stevens MI (2014) (Supp Info) Surprisingly high levels of biodiversity and endemism amongst Antarctic rotifers uncovered with mitochondrial DNA. Biodiversity 15, 130-142.

PAGE TJ, Hughes JM (2014) (Supp Info) Contrasting insights provided by single and multi-species data in a regional comparative phylogeographic study. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 111, 554-569.

De Grave S, PAGE TJ (2014)  The status of the Australian genus Caridinides Calman, 1926 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Atyidae) with reference to recent phylogenetic studies. Zootaxa 3753, 398–400.



de Bruyn M, Stelbrink B, PAGE TJ, Phillips MJ, Lohman DJ, Albrecht C, Hall R, von Rintelen K, Ng PKL, Shih HT, Carvalho G., von Rintelen T. (2013)  Time and space in biogeography: response to Parenti & Ebach (2013). Journal of Biogeography 40, 2204-2206.

Adams M, PAGE TJ, Hurwood DA, Hughes JM (2013)  A molecular assessment of species boundaries and phylogenetic affinities in Mogurnda (Eleotridae): a case study of cryptic biodiversity in the Australian freshwater fishes. Marine and Freshwater Research 64, 920-931.

Phillips MJ, PAGE TJ, de Bruyn M, Huey JA, Humphreys WF, Hughes JM, Santos SR, Schmidt DJ, Waters JM (2013) The linking of plate tectonics and evolutionary divergence. Current Biology 23, R603-R605.

Short JW, Humphrey CL, PAGE TJ (2013) Systematic revision and reappraisal of the Kakaducarididae Bruce (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) with the description of three new species of Leptopalaemon Bruce & Short. Invertebrate Systematics 27, 87-117.

PAGE TJ, Torati LS, Cook BD, Binderup A, Pringle CM, Reuschel S, Schubart CD, Hughes JM (2013) Invertébrés Sans Frontières: large scales of connectivity of selected freshwater species among Caribbean islands. Biotropica 45, 236-244.

Karge A, PAGE TJ, Klotz W (2013) A new species of freshwater shrimp of the genus Micratya (Decapoda: Atyidae: Caridea) from Puerto Rico. Zootaxa 3608, 357-368.



Ashelby CW, PAGE TJ, De Grave S, Hughes JM, Johnson ML (2012) Regional scale speciation drives multiple invasions of freshwater in Palaemoninae (Decapoda). Zoologica Scripta 41, 293-306.

Naser MD, PAGE TJ, Ng NK, Apel M, Yasser AG, Bishop JM, Ng PKL, Clark PF (2012) Invasive records of Eriocheir hepuensis Dai, 1991 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Grapsoidea: Varunidae): implications and taxonomic considerations. BioInvasions Records 1, 71-86.

von Rintelen K, PAGE TJ, Cai Y, Roe K, Stelbrink B, Kuhajda BR, Iliffe T, Hughes JM, von Rintelen T (2012)  (Supp Info) Drawn to the dark side: a molecular phylogeny of freshwater shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Atyidae) reveals frequent cave invasions and challenges current taxonomic hypotheses. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63, 82-96.

PAGE TJ, Marshall JC, Hughes JM (2012)  (Supp Info) The world in a grain of sand: evolutionarily relevant, small-scale freshwater bioregions on sub-tropical dune islands. Freshwater Biology 57, 612-627.

Cook BD, PAGE TJ, Hughes JM (2012) Phylogeography of related diadromous species in continental and island settings, and a comparison of their potential and realized dispersal patterns.  Journal of Biogeography 39, 421-430.



Arthington A, PAGE TJ, Rose CW, Raghu S. (2011) Editorial introduction to ‘A Place of Sandhills: Ecology, Hydrogeomorphology and Management of Queensland's Dune Islands’. (Eds A Arthington, TJ PAGE, CW Rose, S Raghu). Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 117, 5-6.

Cook BD, PAGE TJ, Hughes JM (2011) Molecular and conservation biogeography of freshwater caridean shrimps in north-western Australia, in 'Phylogeography and Population Genetics in Crustacea', C Held, S Koenemann and CD Schubart, (eds), CRC Press, pp. 273-297.

Lohman DJ, de Bruyn M, PAGE TJ, von Rintelen K, Hall R, Ng P K L, Shih H-T, Carvalho GC, von Rintelen T (2011)  Biogeography of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 42, 205-226.

Torati LS, De Grave S, PAGE TJ, Anker A (2011) Atyidae and Palaemonidae (Crustacea, Decapoda, Caridea) of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Check List 7, 798-805.

PAGE TJ, Hughes JM (2011) Neither molecular nor morphological data have all the answers; with an example from Macrobrachium (Decapoda: Palaemonidae) from Australia. Zootaxa 2874, 65–68.



PAGE TJ, Hughes JM (2010) (Supp Info) Comparing the performance of multiple mitochondrial genes in the analysis of Australian freshwater fishes. Journal of Fish Biology 77, 2093-2122.



Hughes JM, Bentley A, Carini G, Cook BD, Masci KD, PAGE TJ, Sharma S (2009) Application of molecular tools for managing wild genetic resources in Australian freshwater crustaceans, in 'Giant Malaysian Prawn: "Transforming the Industry through Technological Innovation', S. S. Siraj, A. Christianus & S. K. Daud (eds), Malaysian Fisheries Society, Selangor, Malaysia, pp. 43-54.



Cook BD, PAGE TJ, Hughes JM (2008) Importance of cryptic species for identifying ‘representative’ units of biodiversity for freshwater conservation. Biological Conservation 141, 2821-2831.

PAGE TJ, Short JW, Humphrey CL, Hillyer MJ, Hughes JM (2008) Molecular systematics of the Kakaducarididae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46, 1003-1014.

PAGE TJ, Humphreys WF, Hughes JM (2008) Shrimps Down Under: Evolutionary Relationships of Subterranean Crustaceans from Western Australia (Decapoda: Atyidae: Stygiocaris) PLoS ONE. 3(2): e1618. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0001618.

PAGE TJ, Cook BD, von Rintelen T, von Rintelen K, Hughes JM (2008) Evolutionary relationships of atyid shrimp imply both ancient Caribbean radiations and common marine dispersals. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 27, 68-83.



PAGE TJ, von Rintelen K, Hughes JM (2007) Phylogenetic and biogeographic relationships of subterranean and surface genera of Australian Atyidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) inferred with mitochondrial DNA. Invertebrate Systematics 21, 137-145.

PAGE TJ, Hughes JM (2007) (Supp Info) Radically different scales of phylogeographic structuring within cryptic species of freshwater shrimp (Atyidae: Caridina). Limnology and Oceanography 52, 1055-1066.

PAGE TJ, Hughes JM (2007) Phylogeographic structure in an Australian freshwater shrimp largely pre-dates the geological origins of its landscape. Heredity 98, 222-231.

PAGE TJ, von Rintelen K, Hughes JM (2007) An Island in the stream: Australia's place in the cosmopolitan world of Indo-West Pacific freshwater shrimp (Decapoda: Atyidae: Caridina). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43, 645-659.



Salman SD, PAGE TJ, Naser MD, Yasser AG (2006) The invasion of Macrobrachium nipponense (de Haan, 1849) (Caridea: Palaemonidae) into the Southern Iraqi Marshes. Aquatic Invasions 1, 109-115.

Cook BD, Baker AW, PAGE TJ, Grant SC, Fawcett JH, Hurwood DA, Hughes JM (2006) Biogeographic history of an Australian freshwater shrimp, Paratya australiensis (Atyidae): the role life history transition in phylogeographic diversification. Molecular Ecology 15, 1083-1093.



PAGE TJ, Choy SC, Hughes JM (2005)  (Supp Info) The Taxonomic Feedback Loop: symbiosis of morphology & molecules. Biology Letters 1, 139-142.

PAGE TJ, Baker AM, Cook BD, Hughes JM (2005) Historical transoceanic dispersal of a freshwater shrimp: the colonization of the South Pacific by the Genus Paratya (Atyidae). Journal of Biogeography 32, 581-593.



PAGE TJ, Sharma S, Hughes JM (2004) Deep phylogenetic structure has conservation implications for ornate rainbowfish (Melanotaeniidae: Rhadinocentrus ornatus) in Queensland, eastern Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 55, 165-172.



Linse K, PAGE TJ (2003) Evidence of brooding in Southern Ocean limid bivalves. Journal of Molluscan Studies 69, 290-293.



PAGE TJ, Linse K (2002) More evidence of speciation and dispersal across the Antarctic Polar Front through molecular systematics of Southern Ocean Limatula (Bivalvia: Limidae). Polar Biology 25, 818-826.


Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation and Department of Natural Resources and Mines (2017) Improving the understanding of water availability and use by vegetation of the Lower-Balonne Floodplain, The State of Queensland.

Senior EW, Biggs A, Marshall JC, PAGE TJ, McGregor GB, Starkey A (2016) Watering requirements of floodplain vegetation asset species of the northern Murray-Darling Basin: Interim technical report, Dept. of Science, Information Technology & Innovation, and Dept. of Natural Resources & Mines.

PAGE TJ, Real K, Hughes JM (2013) A Report to Rio Tinto Alcan regarding the genetic relationships of a new species of freshwater crab (Austrothelphusa sp.) recently reported from the Weipa Area.  Consulting Report for Rio Tinto Alcan.

Connolly RM, Bunn S, Campbell M, Escher B, Hunter J, Maxwell P, PAGE TJ, Richmond S, Rissik D, Roiko A, Smart J, Teasdale P (2013) Review of the use of report cards for monitoring ecosystem and waterway health. Consulting Report for Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership.

PAGE TJ, McGregor G, Marshall JC, Hughes JM (2010) An Investigation of Potential Implications of Inter-basin Water Transfers on the Long-term Genetic Viability of Populations of Aquatic Fauna.  Report of Postdoctoral collaboration to the Queensland Dept. of Environment and Resource Management.

PAGE TJ, Bentley AI, Sharma S, Hughes JM (2007) Genetic distinctness of North Stradbroke Island freshwater species inferred with mitochondrial DNA sequence data from six fish and five crustacean species. Consulting Report for the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water.

PAGE TJ, Ponniah M, Sharma S, Hughes JM (2006) Genetic distinctness of aquatic species on North Stradbroke Island: inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequence data from five freshwater species (Caridina spp., Rhadinocentrus ornatus, Nannoperca oxleyana and Macrobrachium tolmerum).  Consulting Report for the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water.

Reviews done for:

Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, Aquatic Invasions, Australian Journal of Zoology, Australian Research Council, Biochemical Systematics & Ecology, Biodiversity & Conservation, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Biological Bulletin, BMC Ecology, Cambridge University Press, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Conservation Biology, Conservation Genetics, CRC Press, Crustaceana, Current Zoology, Diversity, Ecology and Evolution, Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, Freshwater Science, Frontiers in Genetics, Gene, Genetica, Heredity, Hydrobiologia, Ichthyological Research, Invertebrate Systematics, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Crustacean Biology, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K., Journal of Natural History, Journal of the North American Benthological Society, Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, Limnology & Oceanography, Marine and Freshwater Research, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Biology, Marine Environmental Research, Mitochondrial DNA, Molecular Ecology, Molecular Ecology Resources, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Molluscan Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, Nature Communications, PLoS ONE, Princeton University Press, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, Queensland Dept. of Science Information Technology & Innovation, Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia, Revista de Biologia Tropical, Scientific Reports, Sexuality and Early Development in Aquatic Organisms, Speleobiology Notes, Systematic Biology, Taylor & Francis, Water, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Zookeys, Zoologica Scripta, Zoological Science, Zoological Studies, Zoologischer Anzeiger, Zootaxa.



Annual Congress of the Australian Society of Limnology, Ballarat, Victoria, 26 Sep.- 30 Sep. 2016, "Molecular identification of the precise geographic origins of an invasive shrimp species in a globally significant Australian biodiversity hotspot”

Annual Congress of the Australian Society of Limnology, Ballarat, Victoria, 26 Sep.- 30 Sep. 2016, First Author: E. Senior, "Watering requirements of iconic floodplain vegetation species of the Lower Balonne Floodplain”

Western Australian Museum Seminar, Welshpool, Western Australia, 15 Dec. 2015, “Allegory of the cave critters: biogeography of some subterranean life”

11th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia, 6-9 Dec. 2015, “Allegory of the cave crustacean: systematic and biogeographic reality of Halosbaena (Peracarida: Thermosbaenacea) sought with molecular data at multiple scales”

3rd International Symposium on Anchialine Ecosystems, Merida, Mexico, 9-13 Nov. 2015, First Author: W.F. Humphreys, “Phylogenetic and biogeographic relationships of the genus Halosbaena (Thermosbaenacea)”

22nd International Symposium of Subterranean Biology, Juriquilla, Mexico, 31 Aug.-5 Sep. 2014, First Author: W.F. Humphreys, "Phylogenetic and Biogeographic Relationships of the Genus Halosbaena (Thermosbaenacea)"

8th International Crustacean Congress, Frankfurt, Germany, 18-23 Aug. 2014, First Author: T. von Rintelen, "The biogeography of Caridina (Caridea: Atyidae) in the Indo-Australian Archipelago"

Genetics Society of Australasia Annual Conference, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 14-17 Jul. 2013, “Comparative phylogeography of 33 freshwater species in southeast Queensland: order out of chaos?” (poster)

21st International Senckenberg Conference on the Biology of Freshwater Decapods, Frankfurt, Germany, 8-10 Dec. 2010, First Author: C.W. Ashelby, "Multiple Invasions of Freshwater by a Genus of Shrimp Revealed Through Molecular Analysis"

Talk to Australia New Guinea Fishes Association Queensland Branch, Brisbane, Queensland, Dec. 2010, “Throw another shrimp on the barbie – surprising diversity in Australian freshwater crustaceans”

20th International Symposium of Subterranean Biology, Postojna, Slovenia, 29 Aug.-3 Sep. 2010, First Author: K. von Rintelen, "Colonization and subterranean speciation in atyid freshwater shrimps from Maros karst, Sulawesi" (poster)

20th International Symposium of Subterranean Biology, Postojna, Slovenia, 29 Aug.-3 Sep. 2010, First Author: K. von Rintelen, "Living in the dark: phylogeny of atyid freshwater shrimps reveals multiple cave invasions" (poster)

Australasia Quaternary Association Biennial Meeting, N. Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia, 11-16 Jul. 2010, "To see the world in a grain of sand: biological and earth history as revealed by Australian subtropical sand islands"

Evolution 2010 Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA, 25-29 June 2010, "An Aussie Phylogeographic Bouillabaisse: using fish and shellfish to prepare water resource policy"

12th Annual New Zealand Molecular Ecology Meeting, Catlins, New Zealand, 27-29 Nov. 2009, "Using comparative phylogeography of freshwater fauna to inform water resource policy"

Anchialine Ecosystems Meeting: Reflection and Prospects, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, 17-20 Nov. 2009, First Author: W.F. Humphreys, "Scale of movement in anchialine systems: progress in the eastern Indian Ocean"

9th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Conference, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 25-28 Sep. 2009, "Breaking out of the lab: using comparative phylogeography of freshwater fauna to inform water resource policy"

Queensland Dept. of Environment and Resource Management Distinguished Lecture, Brisbane, Queensland, 7 May 2009, "Using genetics to inform water resource policy"

19th International Symposium of Subterranean Biology, Fremantle, Western Australia, 21-26 Sep. 2008, "Subterranean Homesick Blues or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Australian Cave shrimps"

19th International Symposium of Subterranean Biology, Fremantle, Western Australia, 21-26 Sep. 2008, First Author: K. von Rintelen, "Evolutionary biology of cave shrimps (Crustacea, Decapoda, Atyidae) from the Indonesian island Sulawesi" (poster)

47th Annual Congress of the Australian Society of Limnology, Mandurah, Western Australia, 29 Sep.- 3 Oct. 2008, "You can use population genetics to inform water resource policy?  Are you dam crazy?"

Australian Rivers Institute Seminar, Brisbane, Queensland, 5 Sep. 2008, "Are molecular biologists just (one of) a bunch of tools?"

8th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 3-7 Dec. 2007, "Are molecular biologists just (one of) a bunch of tools?"

100th Annual Meeting Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft, Köln, Germany, 21-24 Sep. 2007, First Author: K. von Rintelen, "A contribution to the biogeography of Sulawesi, Indonesia: The evolution of landlocked species in the Southeast Asian freshwater shrimp Caridina (Decapoda, Atyidae)" (poster)

3rd Biennial Conference of International Biogeography Society, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 9-13 Jan. 2007, "Freshwater shrimp as a model for biogeography at multiple scales" (poster)

44th Annual Congress of the Australian Society of Limnology, Hobart, Tasmanina, Australia, 29 Nov.-2 Dec. 2005, "Alternative histories: the effect of spatial scales on the biogeography of Australian freshwater shrimp"

Evolution 2005 Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, 10-14 June 2005, "Origins of the Australian freshwater shrimp genus Caridina (Decapoda: Atyidae)" (poster)

North American Benthological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 23-27 May 2005, "Biological and earth history as revealed by Australian subtropical sand islands"

Seminar to Fleischer Lab, National Zoo, Smithsonian Institution Washington DC, USA, May 2005, “Genetics of Australian Freshwater Shrimp (or “Throw another shrimp on the barbie”)”

International Conference for the Barcoding of Life, Natural History Museum, London, UK, 7-9 Feb. 2005, "Species boundaries in a complex of cryptic Australian freshwater shrimp: a taxonomic feedback loop of morphology & molecules" (poster)

43rd Annual Congress of the Australian Society of Limnology, Adelaide, South Australia, 29 Nov.-3 Dec. 2004, "Indistinct freshwater shrimp: Genetics and Morphology of cryptic species within Caridina indistincta and Caridina mccullochi (Decapoda: Atyidae) in eastern Australia" (winner of PhD Presentation Prize)

American Genetic Association Conservation Genetics Conference, Front Royal, Virginia, USA, 14-17 Sep. 2003, "A Fishing Exercise: using molecular techniques to identify cryptic species and potential management units in freshwater species in coastal Queensland, Australia" (poster)

XIX International Congress of Genetics, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6-11 July 2003, "Population genetics of a complex of cryptic species within the freshwater shrimp Caridina indistincta in eastern Australia" (poster)

Malacological Society of London Molluscan Forum, Natural History Museum, London, UK, 1 Nov. 2001, "A molecular systematic investigation of the Limatula ovalis/pygmaea species complex (Bivalvia: Limidae) in the Southern Ocean" (poster)



Demonstrator, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (2019). Helping run undergraduate Evolution Course workshops as part of Bachelor of Science program.

Scientist, Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, Brisbane, Australia (2015-2018). Worked on a project to assess the water requirements of floodplain vegetation of the northern Murray-Darling Basin.

Various contract jobs (2013-2014) doing scientific research, writing, editing and fieldwork projects for Western Australian Museum, University of Canberra, Environmental Research Institute of Supervising Scientist (NT) and Griffith University.

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia (2011-2013). Organised component of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN).

Marine Fauna Observer, Blue Planet Marine (2010-2011). Monitor marine construction sites to ensure safety of marine fauna in projects in Queensland and Western Australia.

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Hughes Molecular Ecology Lab, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia (2007-2010). Worked on a project to use comparative phylogeography of aquatic species to help in identifying areas of conservation interest in the planning of water resource management. In collaboration with the Queensland Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources.

PhD in Genetics and Biogeography, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia (2002-2006). Molecular systematic study of evolution & biogeography of freshwater shrimp. Supervisors: Professor Jane Hughes & Professor Stuart Bunn. PhD thesis: "An Evolutionary History of the freshwater shrimp family Atyidae in Australia". Australian Postgraduate Award.

NSF International Graduate Training Course in Antarctic Biology, McMurdo Station, Antarctica (2006). Integrative Biology and Adaptation of Antarctic Marine Organisms.

MSc in Taxonomy & Biodiversity, Natural History Museum/Imperial College, London, UK(2000-2001). Wide-ranging course on all facets of systematics. MSc project on molecular systematics of Antarctic bivalves. Distinction.

University of Virginia Monticello Archaeological Field School Charlottesville, USA (1996). One month course on skills and theory of archaeological digs. Excavated slave house on Thomas Jefferson's property, Monticello.

University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (1985-1989). MA History Honours (2nd Division 1). Carnegie Scholarship. Included courses on Medieval and Modern Britain and Europe, British Empire, Modern Asia, US Secret Intelligence, Architectural History and Computer Science.

Rye Country Day School, Rye, NY, USA (1979-1984). Humanities Prize 1984.

EVENING COURSES: Wildlife of Southeast Queensland (Moreton TAFE, 1997), Animal Ecology (London Zoological Society), The Pacific Islands (Canterbury University, NZ, 1995), Te Reo Maori (Linwood High School, 1995).



Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History,Washington DC, USA (2002): Edited and proofread new book, "Field Guide to the Mammals of North America", for Don E. Wilson of the Division of Mammals.

British Antarctic Survey,Cambridge, U.K.(2001): Assembled biodiversity database of gastropods in the Antarctic using Access 2000 and Oracle. Involved searches of scientific literature and research library work. Also presented poster at 'Molluscan Forum 2001' and collaborated in writing two journal articles.

Australian Antarctic Division, in the pack iceoff the coast of Antarctica (1998 & 1999-2000): Visual survey of pack ice seals from the icebreaker RSV "Aurora Australis" and aerial survey from Sikorsky S76 helicopters as part of the international Antarctic Pack Ice Seal Survey (APIS). Also assembled database of pack ice seals in the Antarctic using Access 2000.

Tall Ship Marine Mammal Survey, off the coast of Newcastle, NSW (1998): Visual survey of Marine Mammals from the Tall Ship 'Svanen' for James Cook University.

University of Sydney:

  • Humpback Whale Acoustic Survey,Sunshine Coast, QLD (1997) & N. Stradbroke Is., QLD (1998): Surveyed and observed southern and northern migrations of Humpback whales as part of Mike Noad's Ph.D. research into whale song. Team leader. Involved using theodolite and scuba diving to retrieve hydrophones and recording and transcribing whale song.
  • Simpson Desert Fauna Survey,QLD (1998): Trapped small mammals and reptiles in far western Queensland using pitfall traps as part of study on desert ecology.
  • Humpback Whale Visual Survey,North Stradbroke Island, QLD (1993): Surveyed northern migration of Humpback whales as part of Miranda Brown's Ph.D. research into whale recovery after the end of whaling; involved using theodolite.

Takarakka Rock Art Research Centre, Carnarvon Gorge (1998): organised & entered field notes for 1997 field season into FileMaker Pro database. Proof-read parts of new book on Bradshaw Rock Art of the Kimberley Region of Western Australia.

University of Queensland:

  • Satin Bowerbirds,Bunya Mountains, QLD (1997): Behavioural observation, bird trapping and tagging, radio tracking, rainforest mapping as part of Tim Robson's Ph.D. research into female role in bowerbird reproduction.
  • Bridled Nailtail Wallabies,Taunton National Park (1997): Catching and processing of these highly endangered wallabies, radio tracking, behavioural observation as part of Dominique Sigg's Ph.D. research into mating behaviour.
  • Red Kangaroos,Idalia National Park, QLD (1993): Involved catching female kangaroos, radio tracking and sample collection as part of Erin Muths Ph.D. research into lactation.
  • Heron Island Reef Research Centre,QLD (1993): General maintenance, boating and data entry.

Queensland Museum,Brisbane, QLD (1993): Organised artefacts, data input and showing people round the collection of the Anthropology/Archaeology Department.

Moggill Koala Hospital, Brisbane, QLD (1993): Cared for sick and injured koalas.

New Zealand Department of Conservation:

  • Kakapo Recovery Programme,Codfish Island, Southland Conservancy (1996): Did "feed out" for supplementary feeding programme.
  • Kiwi and Bird Surveys, Long and Motuara Islands, Nelson and Marlborough Conservancy (1996): Audio survey of Little Spotted Kiwis and Saddlebacks, plus track maintenance.
  • Kiwi Survey,Canterbury Conservancy (1995-6): Listening survey of Great Spotted Kiwis in the Lake Sumner area.
  • Historic Site Restoration,Canterbury Conservancy (1995): Helped clean up a WWII gun complex at Godley Head.



Global Crossing/Tay Associates,London, U.K. (2000): Database work for major telecoms company. Involved proofing database then generating performance figures to be placed on company intranet.

Select Appointments PLC, London, U.K. (1999): Temp office worker in on-line financial information company and local government Education department (Hackney Council). General administration and computer work.

Select Appointments, Brisbane (1998-9): Temp in numerous federal, state and local government departments, including Education and the Arts. Involved database work and general administration.

Telstra/Julia Ross, Brisbane (1996-7): Customer service rep in call centre, using Databases, Excel & Word to reconcile accounts & help with transfer of customers from closing telephone service providers.

Invesco Ltd., London, England (1992& 1994-1995): Responsible for a variety of special computer projects: cash management system, overseeing foreign currency bank account reconciliations.

Texaco/Manpower UK, London, England (1991): Responsible for developing the documentation and change control for a new Accounts Payable system.

Johnson & Higgins,Stamford, CT, USA (1984-1988): Developed spreadsheets, macros, graphic presentations, databases; provided training on new hardware and software. Time billed directly to client.

OTHER: IRD Tax Office, NZ (Data Entry 1995), Metropolitan Museum of Art,USA (Stockperson, 1993-1994), Scottish Office Environmental Protection Division, UK (Administrative Assistant, 1990), American Yacht Club, USA (Assistant Tennis Pro,1984).


Berlitz Publishing Company: Berlitz Pocket Guide to Portugal (1994-1995). Travelled to Portugal to research 40000 word travel guide. Planned and wrote all the text, including various sections on history, food and others, as well as travel and tourism sections. Published all round the world in a number of languages.

Mandarin/Heinemann: 100 Greatest Holidays in the World (1990-1991). Researcher/Writer for Adventure & Beach sections. Wrote approx. one fifth of the book. Included a trip to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

Fontana/Collins: Europe by Train (1990). Head researcher and writer for 1991 update. Included updating guide, proof-reading, fact checking, consolidating readers' letters, and trips to Spain and Poland.

Scotland on Sunday (1992,1990): Articles published in Travel Section of Sunday paper, on Chile and Poland.


Wildlife: Experience of research in Australia, Antarctica and New Zealand of freshwater, marine & terrestrial mammals, birds, fishes and invertebrates.

Travel: Extensive travel in North & South America, Europe, Australasia and the Pacific.

Sports: Competitive tennis.

Licenses: Open Water Scuba Diver, car.

Computers: Web Page design, graphics, computer literate.

Personal: Australian, Irish, British citizenship.