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Principal Research Scientist
Wetlands research, monitoring and management, specializing in waterbirds.


Expertise

  • Waterbird populations of Western Australia (1971 onwards).
  • Wetland monitoring in south-western Australia (1977 onwards).
  • Identification and listing of Nationally Important Wetlands in Western Australia (1992 onwards).
  • Identification and nomination of Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Western Australia (1990-2000).

Brief CV

Academic qualifications

B.Sc (Zoology), University of Western Australia (1968-71)

Positions held

Cadet Research Officer, WA Department of Fisheries and Fauna (1968-71)
Research Officer – Senior Research Officer, WA Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (1972-82)
Chief Reserve Management Officer, WA Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (1983-84)
Principal Research Scientist, WA Department of Conservation and Land Management (1985-2006)
Principal Research Scientist, WA Department of Environment and Conservation (2006 onwards)


Projects

  • Monitoring 100 south-west wetlands (SWWMP) under the State Salinity Strategy.
  • Western Australian component of Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia.
  • Management of Vasse-Wonnerup 'Wetland of International Importance' (Ramsar Convention).

Publications (100)

Departmental Publications (100)

Found 100 items

2017

Jaensch R, Clarke A, Lane J (2017). Vasse River marshes revisited 30 years on. Western Australian Bird Notes 161, pp. 4–5

2016

Lane J (2016). More on numbers of eastern curlew in south-western Australia. Western Australian Bird Notes 160, pp. 28–29

Lane J, Winchcombe Y, Clarke A (2016). Salinity profiling of Lake Jasper, in November 2015. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Busselton. 29 p.

Lane JAK, Clarke AG, Jaensch RP (2016). Surveys of waterbirds in selected wetlands of south-western Australia in spring-summer 2010-11, with further assessment of changes in habitat and waterbird usage over 2-3 decades. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Busselton. 111 p.

Lane JAK, Clarke AG, Winchcombe YC (2016). South west wetlands monitoring program, 1977-2015. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Busselton. 165 p.

Lane JAK, Clarke AG, Winchcombe YC (2016). Water levels and rainfalls of 14 south-western Australian wetlands: continuous recordings from 2009-2015. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Busselton. 46 p.

2015

Lane JAK, Clarke AG, Winchcombe YC (2015). South west wetlands monitoring program report, 1977-2013. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA. 178 p.

Lane JAK, Clarke AG, Winchcombe YC (2015). South west wetlands monitoring program report, 1977-2014. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Busselton. 186 p.

Lane JAK, Winchcombe YC, Clarke AG (2015). Thirty year (1981-2010) trends in depths and rainfalls of south-western Australian wetlands. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Busselton. 155 p.

Minton C, Lane J, Pearson G, Clarke A, Chapman A (2015). Movements of banded stilts marked at the Lake Ballard and Lake Marmion colonies in Western Australia in 1995. Stilt 67, pp. 22–27

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.

2013

Lane JAK, Clarke AG, Winchcombe YC (2013). South west wetlands monitoring program report, 1977-2011. Department of Environment and Conservation, Busselton. 162 p.

Lane JAK, Clarke AG, Winchcombe YC (2013). South west wetlands monitoring program report, 1977-2012. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Busselton. 172 p.

2011

Clarke A, Lane J, Jaensch R (2011). Surveys of waterbirds in selected wetlands of south-western Australia in spring-summer 2009-10, with further assessment of changes in habitat and waterbird usage over 2-3 decades. Department of Environment and Conservation, Busselton. 109 p.

Lane J, Clarke J, Winchcombe Y (2011). Birds of the Vasse-Wonnerup. PowerPoint presentation. 48 p.

Lane JAK, Clarke AG, Winchcombe YC (2011). Depth, salinity and temperature profiling of Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands in 1998-2000. 73 p.

Lane JAK, Clarke AG, Winchcombe YC (2011). South west wetlands monitoring program report, 1977-2010. Department of Environment and Conservation, Busselton. 156 p.

2010

Lane J (2010). A list of the waterbirds of the Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands. Rev. (PAMPHLET). Department of Environment and Conservation, Como, WA. p. 2

Lane JAK, Clarke AG, Winchcombe YC (2010). South west wetlands monitoring program report, 1977-2009. Department of Environment and Conservation, Busselton. 149 p.

2009

Elscot SV, Lane JAK, Clarke AG, Muir WP (2009). Nomination and improved documentation of nationally important wetlands in under-represented IBRA regions in Western Australia: report prepared for the Commonwealth Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and Arts. Department of Environment and Conservation, Busselton. 77 p.

Jaensch R, Clarke A, Lane J (2009). Surveys of waterbirds in selected wetlands of south-western Australia in spring-summer 2008-9, with an assessment of changes in habitat and waterbird usage over 2-3 decades. Department of Environment and Conservation, Busselton. 79 p.

Lane J (2009). Management of the Ramsar-listed Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 28/2009, 2 p.

Lane J (2009). Monitoring conservation values of a Ramsar wetland: Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands system, Busselton. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 2/2009, 2 p.

Lane JAK, Clarke AG, Winchcombe YC, Pearson GB, Muir WP, Johnson BW, Elscot SV (2009). South west wetlands monitoring program report 1977-2007. Department of Environment and Conservation, Busselton. 332 p.

Lane JAK, Clarke AG, Winchcombe YC, Pearson GB, Muir WP, Johnson BW, Elscot SV (2009). South west wetlands monitoring program report, 1977-2008. Department of Environment and Conservation, Busselton. 143 p.

2008

Wilson C, Chambers JM, Lane J, Clarke A, Paling EI (2008). Snapshot survey of the distribution and abundance of the macroalgae and macrophytes of the Vasse-Wonnerup lagoons, 2007. Murdoch University, Murdoch. 52 p.

2007

Lane JAK, Clarke AG, Pearson GB, Winchcombe YC (2007). Waterbirds of the Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands in 1998-2000, including Ramsar status and comparisons with earlier data. Department of Environment and Conservation, Busselton. 51 p.

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

2005

Lane J, Pearson G, Clarke A, Winchcombe Y, Munro D (2005). Depths and salinities of wetlands in south-western Australia, 1977-2000. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Kensington, WA. 129 p.

2004

Clarke A, Muir B, Elscot S, Lane J (2004). Banded stilt breeding attempt at Lake Disappointment. Stilt 46, p. 39

Gibson N, Keighery GJ, Lane JAK (2004). Five years monitoring of the Lake Muir-Unicup wetland system, south western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 87, pp. 29–33

2003

Clarke AG Lane JAK (2003). A waterbird census of selected wetlands along the coastal margins of the Esperance District, Feb.-Mar. 2003: report. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Kensington, WA. 38 p.

Knott B, Bruce L, Lane J, Konishi Y, Burke C (2003). Is the salinity of Lake Clifton (Yalgorup National Park) increasing?. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 86, pp. 119–122

Lane J (comp) (2003). Eighty-mile Beach, Western Australia - 34. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Canberra. 22 p.

2002

Lane J (2002). A grey heron Ardea cinerea in Busselton, Western Australia: first record for Australia?. Western Australian Bird Notes 103, pp. 1–4

Lane J, Clarke A, Pearson G (2002). Waterbirds of Peel-Harvey estuary in 1996-97. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 41 p.

Lane J, Clarke A, Pearson G (2002). Waterbirds of Peel-Harvey estuary in 1998-99. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 40 p.

Lane JAK, Pearson GB (2002). Waterbirds of Peel-Harvey estuary in the mid 1970s. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 73 p.

2001

Lane J, Jaensch R, Lynch R, Elscot S (2001). Western Australia. Available at http://www.environment.gov.au/water/wetlands/australian-wetlands-database/directory-important-wetlands [Accessed 31 Mar 2017]. In A Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia. 3rd ed. Environment Australia, Canberra. pp. 103–115

1997

Chapman A, Lane JAK (1997). Waterfowl usage of wetlands in the south-east arid interior of Western Australia, 1992-93. Emu 97, pp. 51–59

Lane J (1997). A list of the waterbirds of the Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Como, WA.

Lane J (1997). Comb-crested jacana near Broome. Western Australian Bird Notes 83, p. 11

Lane J (1997). Les lacs du désert = Lakes in the desert. Antipode Afa: News Francais et Australien 5, p. 22

Lane J (1997). Redshank revelry. Western Australian Bird Notes 82, pp. 1–2

Lane J (1997). Wetlands conservation policy for Western Australia. Government of Western Australia, Perth. 23 p.

Lane J (1997). Wetlands conservation policy for Western Australia: review of public submissions. Government of Western Australia, 22 p.

Lane J (1997). Where to watch waterbirds on the Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands (PAMPHLET). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Como, WA.

Lane JAK, Hardcastle KA, Tregonning RJ, Holtfreter GJ (1997). Management of the Vasse-Wonnerup wetland system in relation to sudden, mass fish deaths: a technical report. Vasse Estuary Technical Working Group, Busselton. 55 p.

Lane JAK, Pearson GB, Clarke AG (1997). Waterbird use of Peel-Harvey Estuary following opening of the Dawesville Channel in April 1994: progress report. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 21 p.

Storey AW, Lane JAK, Davies PM (1997). Monitoring the ecological character of Australia's wetlands of International importance (Ramsar Convention). Department of Conservation and Land Management, 115 p.

1996

Davies PM, Lane JAK (1996). The impact of vegetated buffer zones on water and nutrient flow into Lake Clifton, Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 79, pp. 155–160

Lane J (1996). Leg-flagged banded stilts. Western Australian Bird Notes 80, pp. 16–17

Lane J, Jaensch RP, Lynch R (1996). Western Australia. In A Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia. 2nd ed. Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra. pp. 759–943

Lane JAK (1996). Western Australian section of the Australian National Report. In Sixth Conference of Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention, Brisbane, March 1996 Conference of Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention Committee, Brisbane.

1995

Davies PM, Lane JAK (1995). Guidelines for design of effective buffers for wetlands on the Swan Coastal Plain: report to Australian Nature Conservation Agency. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 62 p.

Davies PM, Lane JAK (1995). The impact of vegetated buffer zones on water and nutrient flow into Lake Clifton, Western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Como, WA.

Halse SA, Burbidge AA, Lane JAK, Haberley B, Pearson GB, Clarke A (1995). Size of the Cape Barren goose population in Western Australia. Emu 95, pp. 77–83

Lane J (1995). Birds & overhead powerlines. Western Australian Bird Notes 73, p. 9

Minton C, Lane J, Pearson G (1995). Banded stilts complete the job. Western Australian Bird Notes 76, pp. 16–17

Minton C, Pearson G, Lane J (1995). History in the mating: banded silts do it again!. Wingspan 5(2), pp. 12–15

Minton C, Pearson G, Lane J (1995). Update on banded stilt breeding event. Wingspan 5(3), p. 9

1994

Lane JAK (1994). The Yenyenning Lakes system: a report on experimental management of outflows at Qualandary crossing from 1985-1990 and recommendations for future management: report. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 36 p.

1993

Burbidge A, Haberley B, Halse S, Lane J, Pearson G (1993). How many geese are enough?. Landscope 9(1), pp. 28–33

Burbidge A, Halse S, Lane J, Haberley B, Pearson G (1993). Report on a survey of the Recherche Cape Barren goose, April 1993: final report to Australian Nature Conservation Agency, under consultancy agreement no. 372. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 13 p.

Halse SA, Williams MR, Jaensch RP, Lane JAK (1993). Wetland characteristics and waterbird use of wetlands in south-western Australia. Wildlife Research 20, pp. 103–126

Jaensch R, Lane J (1993). Western Australia. In A Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra. pp. 1–178

1992

Lane J (1992). Draft wetland conservation policy for Western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 11 p.

Lane J (1992). Western Australian component of the National report. In Fifth Conference of Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention, Kushiro, Japan, June 1993 Conference of Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention Committee, Kushiro.

Pinder A, Davis J, Lane J (1992). Managing the midge. Landscope 7(4), pp. 37–42

Sharley AJ, Best LW, Lane J, Whitehead P (1992). An overview of lead poisoning in Australian waterfowl and implications for management. In Proceedings of an IWRB Workshop on Lead Poisoning in Waterfowl International Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Bureau, Slimbridge. pp. 73–77

1991

Lane J (1991). Managing wildlife habitats: summary of workshop discussion. In Educating and Managing for Wetlands Conservation: Proceedings of the Wetlands Conservation and Management Workshop Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service, Canberra. pp. 156–157

Lane J (1991). The wise use of wetlands: managing wildlife habitat. In Educating and Managing for Wetlands Conservation: Proceedings of the Wetlands Conservation and Management Workshop Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service, Canberra. pp. 151–155

Lane J (1991). Wetlands in Western Australia: an overview of conservation policies and programs. In Educating and Managing for Wetlands Conservation: Proceedings of the Wetlands Conservation and Management Workshop Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service, Canberra. pp. 47–52

1990

Lane J (1990). Swamped with birds. Landscope 5(3), pp. 17–22

Lane J (1990). To fly like a bird!. Landscope 5(4), pp. 28–33

1989

Lane J (1989). A sight to behold. Landscope 4(2), pp. 39–42

Lane J (1989). Progress in midge research. Midge Notes 3, pp. 1–4

Lane JAK (1989). Consideration of possible duck shooting seasons in Western Australia in 1990. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 22 p.

1988

Lane JAK, McComb AJ (1988). Western Australian wetlands. In The Conservation of Australian Wetlands Surrey Beatty, Sydney. pp. 127–146

1987

Bartle J, Graham G, Lane J, Moore S (1987). Forrestdale Lake Nature Reserve: management plan, 1987-1992. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Management Plan 3, 122 p.

Bartle J, Graham G, Lane J, Moore S (1987). Forrestdale Lake Nature Reserve: summary of public submissions, May 1987. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Management Plan 3, 19 p.

Burbidge AA, Fuller PJ, Lane JAK, Moore SA (1987). Counts of nesting boobies and lesser frigate-birds in Western Australia. Emu 87, pp. 128–129

Watkins D, Henderson P, Lane J, Moore S (1987). Benger Swamp Nature Reserve: management plan 1987-1992. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Como, WA. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Management Plan 7, 99 p.

1986

Bartle J, Graham G, Lane J, Moore S (1986). Forrestdale Lake Nature Reserve: draft management plan, March 1986. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Management Plan 3, 124 p.

Lane J (1986). Migratory waders. Landscope 1(4), pp. 17–21

Watkins D, Clarke J, Lane J, Moore S (1986). Benger Swamp Nature Reserve: draft management plan, December 1986. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Management Plan 7, 92 p.

1985

Lane J (1985). From Russia with love: migratory waders fly in. CALM News 1(8), p. 1

Lane J, Fremlin R (1985). Report of the Technical Staff Opportunities Committee. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA. 15 p.

Lane JAK (1985). Important aspects of duck hunting in Australia, with particular reference to Western Australia. In Proceedings of the Symposium, Birds and Man: Johannesburg, 10-15 April 1983 Witwatersrand Bird Club, Johannesburg. pp. 281–307

1983

Brock MA, Lane JAK (1983). The aquatic macrophyte flora of saline wetlands in Western Australia in relation to salinity and permanence. Hydrobiologia 105, pp. 63–76

Lane JAK, Munro DR (1983). 1982 review of rainfall and wetlands in the south-west of Western Australia. 58, 41 p.

1982

Lane J (1982). Trees as a refuge for wildlife. In Trees in the Rural Landscape: Proceedings of a Conference, Perth, October 1981 Forests Department, Como, WA. pp. 182–190

Lane JAK, Munro DR (1982). 1981 review of rainfall and wetlands in the south-west of Western Australia. 56, 38 p.

1981

Lane JAK (1981). Waterbird survey commissioned. Swans 11(3), pp. 11–14

Lane JAK, Munro DR (1981). 1980 review of rainfall and wetlands in the south-west of Western Australia. 47, 23 p.

Lane JAK, Munro DR (1981). Annual rainfall and wetland review, November 1981. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Perth. 21 p.

1979

Hopper SD, Burbidge AA, Hopkins AJM, Kinnear JE, Lane JAK, McKenzie NL et al. [Prince RIT] (1979). Establishment and management of nature reserves for threatened vertebrates in Western Australia. In A Vanishing Heritage: the Problem of Endangered Species and Their Habitat Nature Conservation Council, New Zealand, Wellington. pp. 158–177

1978

Lane JAK (1978). Seabird islands. No. 61, Saint Alouarn Island, Western Australia. Corella 2, pp. 36–37

Lane JAK, Burbidge AA (1978). Wetlands of the south-west of Western Australia, with special reference to the Busselton area. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Western Australia, 17 p.

1976

Lane JAK (1976). The birdlife of the Blackwood River Estuary: environmental study of the Blackwood River Estuary: a report to the Estuarine and Marine Advisory Committee of the Environmental Protection Authority. Environmental Protection Authority, Western Australia, Estuarine and Marine Advisory Committee, Technical Report 7, 49 p.