LANE, Chris

Chris Lane

Research interests

  • Invasive animal management and control
  • Improvement in efficiency of pest animal control


Chris Lane coordinates the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) node of the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC). The IA CRC aims to counteract the impact of invasive animals through the development and application of new technologies and by integrating approaches across agencies and jurisdictions. It is the first time that research, industry, environmental, commercial and government agencies are working together on such a large scale to create and apply solutions for invasive animal threats.

Chris joined NSW DPI in 2005 in his current position after more than 12 years in the Rural Lands Protection Board System in NSW as a Multi-Skilled Ranger, before becoming the State’s Pest Animal Manager with State Council.


B.Applied Sc. (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) – Charles Sturt University, Albury, 1993

Current projects

  • Improving the humanness and efficiency of fumigating rabbits in burrow complexes
  • Improving RHD strategies for rabbit control
  • Provide mechanisms for the transfer and uptake of skills to land managers so that they can identify, prioritise and manage invasive pests
  • Development of a new toxin for canid management
  • Development of a new toxin for feral pig management

Recent publications

Saunders G and Lane C (eds) (2008) Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference. Darwin, June.

Sanuders G, Lane C, Harris S and Dickman C (2006) Foxes in Tasmania: a report of an Incursion by an Invasive Species.

Dawson M, Lane C and Saunders G (Eds) (2006) Proceedings of the National Feral Horse Management Workshop.

Professional associations and activities

  • Terrestrial Products and Strategies Program Coordinator – Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre
  • National Rabbit Management Advisory Group
  • National Cane Toad Advisory Group
  • National Vertebrate Pests Committee
  • NSW Pest Animal Council

Fields of research

  • 070205 Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
  • 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)

Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC)

Keyword/phrase list of research interests

  • Invasive animals
  • Invasive pests