PhD (Monash University)
Position: Senior Lecturer

Room: 119 Goddard Building 8
Phone: +61 7 3365 4416


Research Interests

Conservation, biology and ecology of large marine vertebrates

Current research interests:

  • Population ecology of marine turtles, dugongs and leopard sharks

  • Feeding ecology of marine reptiles: sea turtles and sea snakes

  • Diving patterns of air-breathing vertebrates

  • Impacts of large vertebrates on the marine system

Selected Publications

Hunter ME, Broderick D, Ovenden JR, Tucker KC, Bonde RK, McGuire PM and Lanyon JM (2009) Cross-species comparison of Australian dugong and Florida manatee microsatellite loci and the characterization of highly informative marker-panels. Molecular Ecology Resources (in press)

Lanyon JM, Sneath HL, Blyde D, Bonde RK & Long T (2010) Physiological response of wild dugongs (Dugong dugon) to out-of-water sampling for health assessment. Aquatic Mammals (in press)

Lanyon JM, Sneath HL, Ovenden JR, Broderick D & Bonde RK (2009) Sexing Sirenians: Validation of Visual and Molecular Sex Determination in both Wild Dugongs (Dugong dugon) and Florida Manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Aquatic Mammals, 35 (2): 187-192.

Dudgeon CL, Noad MJ, and Lanyon JM (2008) Abundance and demography of zebra sharks Stegostoma fasciatum within a seasonal aggregation in southeast Queensland, Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series: 368:269-281.

McHale M, Broderick D, Ovenden JR, Lanyon JM (2008) A multiplexed PCR assay for gender assignment in dugong (Dugong dugon) and West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus). Molecular Ecology Notes 8: 669-670.

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