Aquatic ecology aquatic invertebrates wetland fauna wetland monitoring


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+61 8 9405 5181

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+61 8 9334 0327
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17 Dick Perry Avenue, Technology Park, Western Precinct, Kensington WA 6151, Australia
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Locked Bag 104, Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983, Australia

Profile

As a Technical Officer (casual) in the Wetland Conservation Program, I am responsible for the day to day data collection for the fauna aspects of The State Salinity Strategy Wheatbelt Wetlands Monitoring Program


Expertise

Biological survey and Monitoring of wetland fauna


Brief CV

 

1982 BSc (Zoology, Botany) The University of Western Australia

1984 MSc prelim.
Thesis investigating niche partitioning amongst shorebirds at Rottnest Island
1985-1992 MSc (Part-time) The University of Western Australia
Research thesis based on genetic and ecological interactions between two frog species in the south-west of Western Australia.

Employment and Research experience

1987-1998 Research officer with the Department of Zoology The University of Western Australia

1990-1992 Sub-contract consultant for Streamtec.

1992-1995 Self employed consultant to aquaculture industry (Marron).

1995-1998 Sub-contracting consultant providing expertise in aquatic invertebrate assemblages and their monitoring.

1999-present Casual Technical Officer Dept Parks and Wildlife, Science Division; Wheatbelt Wetlands Monitoring Program


Projects

I am involved in the State Salinity Strategy Wheatbelt Wetlands Monitoring Program. This program began in 1997 and focuses on tracking changes in biodiversity in a variety of wetland types commonly occuring in the wheatbelt. A selection of 25 representative wetlands are sampled for aquatic invertebrates, waterbirds and physico chemical variables on a biennial cycle. Sister projects focus on vegetation and wetland depth and water chemistry. This program is not designed to be an early warning system but rather a broad data collection exercise aimed at increasing our understanding of how wetlands function and vary over time.  The collected data are available for analysis and researchers or land  managers with particular questions relating to wetlands, particularly on broad temporal scales, are encouraged to make contact to determine the extent and suitability of the data. While a number of 'in house reports' have been published, the data has also been used by other researchers in activities as varied as; developing indices of ecological health, describing the ecological character of a RAMSAR wetland and identifying species useful as indicators of system health for Reserve Management Plans. 


Publications (76)

Departmental Publications (76)

Found 76 items

2015

Pinder A, Cale D, Quinlan K (2015). 2015 update on monitoring of waterbirds of the Warden and Gore wetland systems (2006 to 2015). Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA. 23 p.

Pinder A, Lane J, Lyons M, Cale D (2015). Aquatic fauna of the seasonal wetlands in Wandoo National Park. PowerPoint presentation at Seasonal Clay-Based Wetlands Workshop: Wandoo National Park: Friday 13 November 2015, Margaret Forrest Centre, John Forrest National Park. 19 p.

2014

Cale DJ, Pinder AM (2014). Understanding the responses of aquatic fauna to altered hydrology in wheatbelt wetlands. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 80/2014, 2 p.

2013

Cale DJ (2013). A comparison of waterbird and invertebrate communities present following summer rainfall events in 2006 and 2012, in wetlands of the Lake Bryde Natural Diversity Recovery Catchment. Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA. 39 p.

Cale DJ (2013). Wetland Biodiversity Monitoring Program: Towerrining Lake, fauna and water chemistry datasets. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Woodvale, WA. 8 p.

Pinder A, Cale D, Lizamore J (2013). Restore it and they will come? Hydrology and waterbirds in the Lake Warden wetlands. Paper presented at the WA State Coastal Conference, Balancing communities and coasts, Esperance, 2013 (ABSTRACT). p. 1

Pinder A, Quinlan K, Cale D, Shiel R (2013). Invertebrate communities and hydrological persistence in seasonal claypans of Drummond Nature Reserve, Western Australia. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA. 30 p.

2012

Cale DJ (2012). Wetland Biodiversity Monitoring Program: Coyrecup Lake, fauna and water chemistry datasets. Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA. 7 p.

Klunzinger MW, Beatty SJ, Morgan DL, Lymbery AJ, Pinder AM, Cale DJ (2012). Distribution of Westralunio carteri Iredale 1934 (Bivalvia: Unionoida: Hyriidae) on the south coast of south-western Australia, including new records of the species. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 95, pp. 77–81

Pinder A, Cale D (eds) (2012). 12th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaeta: Fremantle, Western Australia, 10-13 September 2012: Book of Abstracts. Conference Organising Committee, Woodvale, WA. 43 p.

Pinder A, Cale D, Halse S, Leung A (2012). Waterbird monitoring of the Warden and Gore wetlands in November 2010 and February 2011. Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA. 55 p.

Pinder A, Cale D, Halse S, Quinlan K (2012). Waterbird monitoring of the Warden and Gore wetlands in December 2011 and February 2012. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 56 p.

Pinder AM, Quinlan K, Cale DJ, Leung AE (2012). Aquatic invertebrates of the Hutt River and Hutt Lagoon catchments, Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 95, pp. 29–51

Quinlan KL, Cale DJ, Pinder AM (2012). Aquatic oligochaetes of the Western Australian wheatbelt (POSTER ABSTRACT). In 12th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaeta: Fremantle, Western Australia, 10-13 September 2012: Book of Abstracts p. 34

2011

Cale DJ, McCormick C, Lyons MN, Pinder AM (2011). State Salinity Strategy wetland biodiversity monitoring report: Lake Wheatfield 1997-2009. Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA. 62 p.

Klunzinger M, Pinder A, Cale D, Lymbery A (2011). Piggyback on a fish: the marsupial freshwater mussel tells it tale. Landscope 26(4), pp. 46–47

Pinder A, Cale D, Leung A (2011). Aquatic invertebrate diversity in Drummond natural diversity recovery catchment wetlands, 2004-2010. Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA. 12 p.

2010

Cale D, Lyons M, McCormick C, Pinder A, Walker C (2010). State Salinity Strategy wetland biodiversity monitoring report: Lake Eganu 1998-2007. Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA. 42 p.

Pinder A, Cale D, Leung A, Halse S (2010). Waterbird and invertebrate monitoring of the Warden and Gore wetlands in November 2009 and February 2010. Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA. 54 p.

2009

Cale DJ (2009). Ecological surveillance in a regional landscape subject to salinisation and climate change (ABSTRACT). In Delegate Handbook: Australian Society for Limnology 48th Annual Congress, 28 September-2 October 2009, Alice Springs Convention Centre p. 1

Quinlan K, Pinder A, Cale D (2009). Assessment of the aquatic fauna conservation assets of wetlands in the Hutt River/Hutt Lagoon catchments. Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA. 68 p.

2008

Cale DJ (2008). Wetland survey of the Lake Bryde natural diversity recovery catchment; waterbirds, aquatic invertebrates and water chemistry. Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA. 40 p.

Sim L, Nowicki A, Pinder A, Prideaux C, Cale D, Coote M (2008). Trialling a framework and indicators for wetland extent, distribution and condition in Western Australia: final report to the National Land and Water Resource Audit. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 81 p.

Sim LL, Nowicki A, Pinder A, Prideaux C, Cale D, Coote M (2008). A trial of national wetland indicators in Western Australia (POSTER ABSTRACT). In ASL 47th Congress: keeping aquatic ecosystems on Australia's water management agenda: handbook & abstracts: Mandurah, WA, 29 September to 3 October 2008 p. 96

2007

Lyons MN, Halse SA, Gibson N, Cale DJ, Lane JAK, Walker CD et al. [Mickle DA] (2007). Monitoring wetlands in a salinizing landscape: case studies from the wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Hydrobiologia 591, pp. 147–164

2006

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Bennett's Lake waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Blue Gum Swamp waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Fraser Lake waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Altham waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Ardath waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Bryde waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Campion waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Coomalbidgup waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Coomelberrup waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Coyrecup waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Dumbleyung waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Eganu waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Logue waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Parkeyerring waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Pleasant View waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Ronnerup waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Towerrining waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Walyormouring waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Lake Wheatfield waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Noobijup Swamp waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Paperbark Swamp waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2006). Yaalup Lagoon waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA.

2004

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Bennett's Lake waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Blue Gum Swamp waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Coomalbidgup Swamp waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Fraser Lake waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Lake Altham waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Lake Ardath waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Lake Bryde waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Lake Campion waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Lake Coomelberrup waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Lake Coyrecup waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Lake Eganu waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Lake Logue waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Lake Parkeyerring waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Lake Pleasant View waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Lake Ronnerup waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Lake Towerrining waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Lake Walyormouring waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Lake Wheatfield waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Noobijup Swamp waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Paperbark Swamp waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale D, Halse S (2004). Yaalup Lagoon waterbirds (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA.

Cale DJ, Halse SA, Walker CD (2004). Wetland monitoring in the wheatbelt of south-west Western Australia: site descriptions, waterbird, aquatic invertebrate and groundwater data. Conservation Science Western Australia 5(1), pp. 20–136

2002

Halse SA, Cale DJ, Jasinska EJ, Shiel RJ (2002). Monitoring change in aquatic invertebrate biodiversity: sample size, faunal elements and analytical methods. Aquatic Ecology 36, pp. 395–410

Pinder AM, Halse SA, Shiel RJ, Cale DJ, McRae JM (2002). Halophile aquatic invertebrates in the wheatbelt region of south-western Australia. Verhandlungen der Internationalen Vereinigung Für Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie 28, pp. 1687–1694

2001

Halse S, Shiel RJ, Froend RH, Cale DJ (2001). Biodiversity is multifaceted: cross-taxon congruence in species richness patterns in wetlands (ABSTRACT). In Final Program & Abstracts: Fenner Conference on the Environment 2001: Biodiversity Conservation in Freshwaters, 5-8 July 2001, Canberra p. 35

Pinder AM, Halse SA, Shiel RJ, McRae JM, Cale DJ, Pennifold MG (2001). Diversity, endemism and conservation of the invertebrate fauna of saline wetlands in south-western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Book of Abstracts: Societas Internationalis Limnologiae 2001, XXVIII Congress, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia p. 167

2000

Halse SA, Shiel RJ, Storey AW, Edward DHD, Lansbury I, Cale DJ et al. (2000). Aquatic invertebrates and waterbirds of wetlands and rivers of the southern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 61, pp. 217–267

1999

Smith MJ, Kay WR, Edward DHD, Papas PJ, Richardson K St J, Simpson JC et al. [Pinder AM, Cale DJ, Yung FH, Halse SA] (1999). AusRivAS: using macroinvertebrates to assess ecological condition of rivers in Western Australia. Freshwater Biology 41, pp. 269–282

1997

Smith MJ, Kay WR, Edward DHE, Papas PJ, Richardson K St J, Simpson JC et al. [Pinder AM, Cale DJ, Yung FH, Halse SA] (1997). AusRivAS: using macroinvertebrates to assess ecological condition of rivers in Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In What is River Health? an International Conference: University of Canberra, 5-6 November 1997 pp. 18–19