I am currently a Senior Technical Officer in the Science and Conservation Division, providing support to both the Wetlands Conservation and Biogeography programs. I am mainly involved with biological survey work, specialising in wetland ecology. I am also the Volunteer Co-ordinator for the Wetlands Conservation Program, managing 6 volunteers who are involved with our curation project.
• Aquatic invertebrate taxonomy
• Aquatic survey and monitoring
B.Sc. (Hons) Edith Cowan University, 1997 - 2001.
Honours thesis: ‘Using Habitat Characteristics and Predictive GIS Modelling to Aid in Conserving the Heath Mouse (Pseudomys shortridgei) in Lake Magenta Nature Reserve’.
Genetics and Evolution Unit, Murdoch University, 2013
2011 – present: Senior Technical Officer, Wetlands Conservation and Biogeography Programs, Department of Parks and Wildlife
2007/2008: Technical Officer Biogeography Program, (formerly Department of Environment and Conservation)
2005 - 2007: Environmental Officer, Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), (formerly Department of Environment and Conservation)
My current project is the aquatic component to a biological survey of the Mandora Marsh (Walyarta), situated on the border between the Pilbara and Kimberley regions in Western Australia, on the western edge of the Great Sandy Desert.
I have also been involved in a number of wetland surveys throughout the state including:-
- A survey of wetlands in the Goldfields (including wetlands on the Matuwa-Kurrara Kurrara Indigenous Protected Area)
- A biological survey of the Birriliburu Indigenous Protected Area
- A survey of wetlands along the Jurien Coast
- A survey of the Hutt River/Hutt Lagoon catchment
Quinlan K, Ottewell K (2016). A test case for the use of DNA barcoding using Berosus (order Coleoptera). Conservation Science Western Australia 10, pp. 1–4
Quinlan K, Pinder A, Coppen R, Jackson J (2016). An opportunistic survey of aquatic invertebrates in the goldfields region of Western Australia. Conservation Science Western Australia 10, pp. 1–21
Martinsson S, Cui Y, Martin PJ, Pinder A, Quinlan K, Wetzel MJ et al. (2015). DNA-barcoding of invasive European earthworms (Clitellata: Lumbricidae) in south-western Australia. Biological Invasions 17, pp. 2527–2532
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 AM, Quinlan KL (2015). Aquatic invertebrate communities of wetlands along the Jurien coast of Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 98, pp. 69–88
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.
Pinder AM, Quinlan KL (2013). Aquatic invertebrates of Katjarra in the Birriliburu Indigenous Protected Area: report to the Birriliburu Native Title Holders and Central Desert Native Title Services. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA. 20 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 A, Quinlan K (2012). Aquatic invertebrate communities of selected springs in the Jurien (Cervantes to Coolimba) region: interim report to Department of Water. Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA. 25 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
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.