Dr Janet Lanyon

Senior Lecturer

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 336 54416


Conservation, biology and ecology of large marine vertebrates

Current research interests:

  • Population ecology of dugongs and coastal dolphins
  • Population genetics of dugongs
  • Physiology, functional morphology and ecology of dugongs
  • Health assessment of inshore marine mammals, particularly dugongs


  • Honours, Monash University, Melbourne
  • BSc, La Trobe University, Melbourne
  • PhD in Zoology, Monash University, Melbourne (& James Cook Uni. Townsville)


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Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Lanyon, Janet M., Sneath, Helen L., Blyde, David, Long, Trevor and Bonde, Robert (2009). Physiological response of wild dugongs (Dugong dugon) to sampling for health assessment. In: 2009 ARAZPA Conference Proceedings. Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria Conference (ARAZPA, 2009), Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (1-18). 22- 26 March 2009.

  • Burgess, Elizabeth Ann, Blanshard, Wendy H., Keeley, Tamara and Lanyon, Janet M. (2009). Reproductive hormone monitoring of captive dugongs. In: 2009 ARAZPA Conference Proceedings. Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria (ARAZPA) Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, (). 22-26 March 2009.

  • McMaster, S., Lanyon, J. M., O'Neil, J. M. and Limpus, C. (2003). Interactions between Lyngbya majuscula and green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Moreton Bay, Australia. In: John N. A. Hooper and Narelle Hall and Bernard M. Degnan, Proceedings of the Annual Conference on the Australian Marine Sciences Association. Marine Biocomplexity: The 2003 Annual Conference of the Australian Marine Sciences Association, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, (120-120). 9 - 11 July 2003.

  • Burgess, E., Booth, D. T. and Lanyon, J. M. (2003). The effect of incubation temperature on morphology and swimming performance of the green sea turtle hatchling. In: Wayne N. Witzell, Proceedings of the Twenty-second Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 22nd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Miami, Florida, USA, (184-184). 4 - 7 April 2002.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision