Diana Jones

Executive Director, Collections and Research

Aquatic Zoology

B.Sc. (Hons), M. Sc., Dip. Ed.


(08) 9212 3715 diana.jones@museum.wa.gov.au


  • Systematics and taxonomy of Cirripedia.
  • The marine biodiversity of the crustaceans of Western Australian and Australian waters.
  • Developing large scale, multidisciplinary research programs - e.g. the multi-award-winning WA Museum/Woodside Partnership study of the marine biodiversity of the Dampier Archipelago and the Kimberley.
  • Participant in French, German and South China Sea marine biodiversity and hydrothermal vent programs.


  • Oversees the care and management of the natural science and cultural collections. Oversees the integration of strategic collection and research activities.
  • Develops strategic partnerships.

Services (to other bodies):

  • On behalf of the WA Museum, formulates and presents sound, expert advice on scientific, cultural and museum issues for senior Government officials and Government departments at State, Commonwealth and international levels e.g. bio-security, marine introductions, marine and terrestrial biodiversity, shipwrecks, and Australian/African, Australian/Dutch, Australian/French, Australian/German and Australian/SE Asian scientific and cultural relationships.
  • Associate editor for Zootaxa.

Exhibitions and Public Programs

  • Oversees the translation of research outputs into accessible products.

Selected Publications

Jones, D.S. (1993a). A new Neolepas (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Scalpellidae) from an abyssal hydrothermal vent, south east Pacific. Bulletin of Marine Science 52(3): 937-948.

Jones, D.S. (1993b). Techniques to investigate the structure of scalpellomorph barnacles (Crustacea: Thoracica: Pedunculata). Journal of Crustacean Biology 13(2): 343-348.

Jones, D.S. (2000). Crustacea Cirripedia Thoracica: Chionelasmatoidea and Pachylasmatoidea (Balanomorpha) of New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna Islands, with a review of all currently assigned taxa. In: Crosnier, A. (ed.), Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM, Volume 21. Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle 184: 141-283.

Southward, A.J. & Jones, D.S. (2003). A revision of stalked barnacles (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Scalpellomorpha: Eolepadidae: Neolepadinae) associated with hydrothermalism, including a description of a new genus and species from a volcanic seamount off Papua-New Guinea. Senckenbergiana Marina 32(1/2): 79-93.

Pérez-Lopez, M., Harp, M., Høeg, J.T., Achituv, Y., Jones, D., Watanabe, H. & Crandall, K.A. (2008). The tempo and mode of barnacle evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46(2008): 328-346.

Jones, D.S. & Morton, B. (2009). A new genus and species of barnacle (Cirripedia, Pedunculata) commensal with Arca navicularis Bruguière, 1798 (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Arcoidea) from Queensland, Australia, with an analysis of the relationship. Crustaceana 82(7): 847-868.

Jones, D.S. & Hosie, A.M. (2009). A new species of Calantica from Western Australian waters (Thoracica: Scalpellomorpha: Calanticidae). Records of the Western Australian Museum 25: 239–246.

Yamaguchi, T., Prabowo, R.E., Ohshiro, Y., Shimono, T., Jones, D., Kawai, H., Otani, M., Oshino, A., Inagawa, S., Akaya, T. & Tamura, I. (2009). The introduction to Japan of the Titan barnacle, Megabalanus coccopoma (Darwin, 1854) (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha) and the role of shipping in its translocation. Biofouling 25(4):325–333.

Jones, D.S. (2010). The littoral and shallow-water barnacles (Crustacea: Cirripedia) of south-eastern Queensland. In: Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. (eds), Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay, Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum Nature 54(3): 47–82.

Ahyong, S.T., Lowry, J.K., Alonso, M., Bamber, R.N., Boxshall, G.A., Castro, P., Gerken, S., Karaman, G.S., Goy, J.W., Jones, D.S., Meland, K., Rogers, D.C. & Svavarsson, J. (2011). Subphylum Crustacea Brünnich, 1772. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (ed.), Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa 3148: 165–191.

Jones, D.S. (2012). Australian barnacles (Cirripedia: Thoracica), distributions and biogeographical affinities. Integrated and Comparative Biology 52(3): 366-87.