John Porter

Research Fellow
Areas of Expertise

Wetlands; macrophytes; seed banks; arid rivers; floodplains; waterbirds; aerial survey; water plants; charophytes

Dr John Porter is a Senior Scientist at Office of Environment & Heritage and also and Research Fellow at the Centre for Ecosystem Science UNSW. Dr Porter has 25 years experience in plant community ecology in temporary and permanent wetlands. Dr Porter also has extensive experience in landscape scale monitoring of biodiversity including waterbirds in Australian rivers and wetlands

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Publications

Journal articles
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Bino G; Brandis K; Kingsford RT; Porter J, 2020, 'Waterbird synchrony across Australia's highly variable dryland rivers – Risks and opportunities for conservation', Biological Conservation, vol. 243, pp. 108497 - 108497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108497
2020
Bino G; Brandis K; Kingsford R; Porter J, 2019, Waterbird expected outcomes modelling analysis – priority scenarios for 2019 BWS update
2019
Porter J; Kingsford R; Brandis K, 2018, Aerial Survey of Wetland Birds in Eastern Australia - October 2018 Annual Summary Report, University of New South Wales, Sydney
2018
Porter J; Kingsford R; Brandis K, 2017, Aerial Survey of Wetland Birds in Eastern Australia -October 2017 Annual Summary Report
2017
Kingsford RT; Bino G; Porter JL, 2017, 'Continental impacts of water development on waterbirds, contrasting two Australian river basins: Global implications for sustainable water use', Global Change Biology, vol. 23, pp. 4958 - 4969, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13743
2017
Capon S; Porter J; James C, 2016, 'Vegetation of Australia's desert river landscapes', in Capon S; James C; Reid M (ed.), VEGETATION OF AUSTRALIAN RIVERINE LANDSCAPES: BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, CSIRO PUBLISHING, pp. 239 - 258, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000401972000014&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2016
Porter J; Kingsford RT; Brandis KJ, 2016, Aerial Survey of Wetland Birds in Eastern Australia - October 2016 Annual Summary Report, NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.18928.87049
2016
Bino G; Kingsford RT; Porter J, 2015, 'Prioritizing wetlands for waterbirds in a boom and bust system: Waterbird refugia and breeding in the Murray-Darling Basin', PLoS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0132682
2015
Porter J; Kingsford RT; Brandis KJ, 2015, Aerial Survey of Wetland Birds in Eastern Australia - October 2015 Annual Summary Report, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
2015
Porter J; Kingsford RT; Brandis KJ, 2014, Aerial Survey of Wetland Birds in Eastern Australia - October 2014 Annual Summary Report
2014
Kingsford R; Porter, J. L. , 2012, Survey of waterbird communities of the Living Murray icon sites - November 2010, Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), Canberra, ACT, Report to Murray-Darling Basin Authority
2012
Kingsford R; Porter , 2012, 'Waterbird Monitoring in Australia', in Lindenmayer D; Gibbons P (ed.), Biodiversity Monitoring in Australia, CSIRO PUBLISHING, Melbourne
2012
Porter JL; Kingsford R; Halse S, 2011, 'First National National Waterbird Survey', Wetlands Australia: National Wetlands Update, pp. 10 - 11
2011
Spencer JA; Heagney EC; Porter JL, 2011, Final report on the Gwydir waterbird and fish habitat study, DECCWA, Sydney
2011
Kingsford R; Roshier D; Porter J, 2010, 'Australian waterbirds – time and space travellers in dynamic desert landscapes', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 61, pp. 875 - 884, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF09088
2010
Kingsford R; Porter JL, 2010, Survey of waterbird communities of the Living Murray icon sites - November 2009, UNSW, UNSW
2010
Porter JL; Kingsford R, 2010, Aerial Survey of Wetland Birds in Eastern Australia -October 2010 Annual Summary Report, UNSW, UNSW
2010
Kingsford R; Porter, J. L. , 2008, Survey of waterbird communities of the Living Murray icon sites: November 2007, Canberra, ACT
2008
Kingsford RT; Halse, S. A. ; Porter, J. L. , 2008, Aerial surveys of waterbirds: assessing wetland condition, National Land & Water Resources Audit, Final report to the National Land and Water Resources Audit
2008
Porter J, 2007, 'Contrasting emergence patterns of Lamprothamnium macropogon (Characeae, Charophyceae) and Ruppia tuberosa (Potamogetonaceae) from arid-zone saline wetlands in Australia', Charophytes, vol. 1, pp. 19 - 27
2007
Porter J, 2006, 'Aerial Surveys of Waterbirds & Wetlands: what have we learnt after 23 years ?', presented at Society of Wetland Scientists, International Conference, Cairns, Australia
2006
Pellow BJ; Porter J, 2006, 'Disturbance of plant communities dependent on desert rivers', in Kingsford R (ed.), The ecology of Desert Rivers, edn. Original, Cambridge University Press, pp. 100 - 132
2006
Porter J, 2005, 'Macrophyte Biomass In Saline Wetlands– ‘Boom And Bust’ or Seasonal Patterns?', presented at International Society for Salt Lake Research 2005 Conference, Curtin University of Technology, Perth
2005
Pellow BJ; Porter J, 2005, 'A new species of Goodenia (Goodeniaceae) from Nocoleche Nature Reserve, Far Western Plains, New South Wales', Telopea, vol. 11, pp. 31 - 41
2005
Porter J, 2005, 'Waterbird community dynamics in saline wetlands', presented at International Society for Salt Lake Research 2005 Conference, Curtin University of Technology, Perth
2005
Kingsford R; Jenkins K; Porter JL, 2004, 'Imposed hydrological stability on lakes in arid Australia and effects on waterbirds', Ecology, vol. 85, pp. 2478 - 2492, http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/03-0470
2004
Porter J, 2004, 'Arid zone charophyte communities and their responses to disturbance', presented at International Research Group for Charophytes 2004 Conference, Robertson NSW
2004
Casanova M; Garcia A; Porter J, 2003, 'Charophyte rediscoveries in Australia: What and why ?', Acta Micropalaeontologica Sinica, vol. 20, pp. 129 - 138
2003
Porter J, 2003, 'Spatial patterns in the seed banks of arid zone wetlands', presented at International Association of Landscape Ecologists, World Congress
2003
Porter J, 2003, 'Seed bank dynamics in an arid zone saline wetland', presented at Ecological Society of Australia 2003 National Conference, University of New England, Armidale
2003