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Current activities

Pierre is currently research scientist at CSIRO where he works on genetics methods to improve the assessment of sharks and pelagic fish populations.

Pierre used to be a NERP/NAMRA (North Australia Marine Research Alliance, details can be found at postdoctoral fellow working on the Marine Biodiversity Hub project ‘Supporting Management of Listed and Rare Species’, a collaboration between Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory Fisheries and CSIRO. He works on the close-kin component of the project and other molecular techniques. He is based at Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory.

This project will improve the understanding and management of data-poor, low abundance, rarely-encountered threatened euryhaline and estuarine elasmobranch species, through the development of innovative population monitoring and integrated assessment strategies. Threatened sawfishes (Pristis species) and river sharks (Glyphis species) of northern Australia represent the focal species, with an initial focus on Freshwater Sawfish Pristis microdon in several selected rivers of the NT. Details of the project can be found here.


Pierre is an evolutionary ecologist with interests in tropical aquatic systems. He has a background in fish biology, otolith microstructure/microchemistry and genetics. He has particular interest in fish migration and population connectivity.

His PhD examined the evolution of diadromous behaviour, phylogeography and population genetics of genus Kuhlia (Teleostei : Percoidei) in tropical insular systems of the Indo-Pacific region.

Academic qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Ecology and Evolution) from the National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France.

Master of Science (Sustainable use of coastal ecosystems) from the University of La Rochelle, France


In Press Journal Article Hamer, P., Henderson, A., Kemp, J., Corey, G. & Feutry, P. Atypical correlation of otolith strontium:calcium and barium:calcium across a marine-freshwater life-history transition of a diadromous fish. Marine and Freshwater Research (In Press).
In Press Journal Article Feutry, P., Pillans, R. D., Kyne, P. M. & Chen, X. Complete mitogenome of the Graceful Shark Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae). Mitochondrial DNA (In Press).
2014 Journal Article Feutry, P., Grewe, P. M., Kyne, P. M. & Chen, X. Complete mitogenomic sequence of the Critically Endangered Northern River Shark Glyphis garricki (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae). Mitochondrial DNA 1–2 (2014).
2013 Journal Article Castelin, M. et al. New insight on population genetic connectivity of widespread amphidromous prawn Macrobrachium lar (Fabricius, 1798) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae). Marine Biology 160, 1395 - 1406 (2013).
2013 Journal Article Feutry, P. et al. Evolution of Diadromy in Fish: Insights from a Tropical Genus ( Kuhlia Species). The American Naturalist 181, 52 - 63 (2013).
2013 Journal Article Feutry, P. et al. Stretched to the limit; can a short pelagic larval duration connect adult populations of an Indo-Pacific diadromous fish ( Kuhlia rupestris )?. Molecular Ecology 22, 1518-1530 (2013).
2013 Journal Article Feutry, P., Kyne, P. M., Grewe, P. M., Chen, X. & Liu, M. Whole mitogenome of the Endangered dwarf sawfish Pristis clavata (Rajiformes: Pristidae). Mitochondrial DNA 1 - 2 (2013). doi:10.3109/19401736.2013.830297
2013 Journal Article Chen, X., Liu, M., Grewe, P. M., Kyne, P. M. & Feutry, P. Complete mitochondrial genome of the Critically Endangered speartooth shark Glyphis glyphis (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae). Mitochondrial DNA 1 - 2 (2013). doi:10.3109/19401736.2013.809443
2012 Journal Article Feutry, P., Tabouret, H., Maeda, K., Pécheyran, C. & Keith, P. Diadromous life cycle and behavioural plasticity in freshwater and estuarine Kuhliidae species (Teleostei) revealed by otolith microchemistry. Aquatic Biology 15, 195-204 (2012).
2012 Journal Article Feutry, P., Valade, P., Ovenden, J. R., Lopez, P. Jean & Keith, P. Pelagic larval duration of two diadromous species of Kuhliidae (Teleostei: Percoidei) from Indo-Pacific insular systems. Marine and Freshwater Research 63, 397-402 (2012).
2012 Journal Article Feutry, P. et al. First record of Kuhlia sauvagii Regan, 1913 (Perciformes) in Mayotte and Réunion islands, Western Indian Ocean. Cybium 36, 493-494 (2012).
2011 Journal Article Feutry, P., Keith, P., Pécheyran, C., Claverie, F. & Robinet, T. Evidence of diadromy in the French Polynesian Kuhlia malo (Teleostei: Percoidei) inferred from otolith microchemistry analysis. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 20, 636 - 645 (2011).
2010 Journal Article Feutry, P., Hartmann, H. J., Casabonnet, H. & Umaña, G. Preliminary analysis of the fish species of the Pacific Central American Mangrove of Zancudo, Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica. Wetlands Ecology and Management 18, 637 - 650 (2010).