Research Scientist, Hydrogeology, Biodiversity and Conservation Science
B.Sc Hons. (Applied Geology), Curtin University, 1998. (nee Sutton) Thesis title: The mineralogical and petrophysical properties of the regolith, Broomehill, southwestern Australia.
Ph.D. (Hydrogeology), University of Western Australia, 2006. Thesis title: The role of geology, geomorphology, climate and vegetation in controlling spatial and temporal changes in groundwater discharge from weathered crystalline basement aquifers in southwestern Australia.
2012 - Present: Senior Hydrogeologist, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions WA
2010 - 2012: Regional Hydrogeologist (South Coast & Collie Basin), Department of Water WA (now DWER)
2008 - 2010: Senior Geoscientist (geophysics), Sandfire Resources NL
2007 - 2008: Senior Geochemist, URS Australia
2005 - 2007: Senior Hydrogeologist, MWH Australia Pty. Ltd
2000 - 2005: PhD student, University of Western Australia / CSIRO
1998 - 2000: Hydrogeologist, Water and Rivers Commission WA (now DWER)
1996-1998: Geoscientist (geophysical interpretation), World Geoscience Corporation WA
Rutherford J (2021). Impending loss of carbon from drying wetlands in southwestern Australia (ABSTRACT). pp. 50–51
Rutherford J, Ibrahimi T, Munday T, Markey A, Viezzoli A, Rapiti A et al. (2021). An assessment of water sources for heritage listed organic mound springs in NW Australia using airborne geophysical (electromagnetics and magnetics) and satellite remote sensing methods. Remote Sensing 13,
Cendón DI, Rutherford J, Hankin S (2020). Hydrogeochemical and isotopic assessment of groundwater recharge at Toolibin Lake, WA: prepared for Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, WA by ANSTO Environment. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA. 121 p.
Rutherford J (2020). Hydrological conceptualisation of Toolibin Lake and catchment. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA. 280 p.
Rutherford J (2020). Impending loss of carbon from drying peat wetlands in southwestern Australia. PowerPoint presentation at Society of Wetland Scientists Virtual Meeting, December 1-3, 2020. 12 p.
Rutherford J (2020). Petrophysics of peat in the Muir-Byenup wetlands: why they dry, generate acid and burn (part 1). Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA. 104 p.
Rutherford J, Greatwich B, Godfrey N, Rings C, Hunter N, McDonald J (2020). Seasonal groundwater-surface water interactions in the Walyarta mound springs and Mandora Lake, 2019-2020. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA. 59 p.
Rutherford J (2019). Identifying water sources that sustain mound springs in the Walyarta Conservation Park. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Western Australia, Information Sheet 93/2019, 2 p.
Rutherford J (2019). Muir-Byenup peat wetland acid release investigation design and initial monitoring results: prepared for the South West Catchments Council (SWCC) project no. 022LM.5640, milestones 1 and 2. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA. 77 p.
Sørensen C, Munday TJ, Rutherford JL (2019). Lake Muir SkyTEM airborne EM data: phase 2, data processing and inversion results. CSIRO, Melbourne. 36 p.
Bourke L, Rutherford J (2018). Hydrological response of Toolibin Lake to inundation in February 2017. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA. 100 p.
Carr J, Rutherford J (2018). A review of hydrochemistry monitoring data: Lake Warden wetland system. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA. 66 p.
Pinder A, Pennifold M, Rutherford J, Lane J (2018). Muir-Byenup wetlands acidification case-study. Available at https://southwestsnapshot.com.au/aquatic-biodiversity/. South West Catchments Council, Bunbury. 3 p.
Rutherford J, Cendón DI, Soerenson C, Batty S, Huntley B, Bourke L et al. [Pinder A, Quinlan K, English V, Coote M] (2018). Hydrological conceptualisation of the Walyarta mound springs. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA. 229 p.
Cahill K, Rutherford J, Farmer D, Munday T (2017). Ground-based geophysics: results from an investigation near Lucky Bay, Perth, WA. CSIRO, Melbourne. 57 p.
Rutherford J, Harrington G, Milligan N, Soerensen C, Batty S, Bourke L et al. (2017). Combining geophysics, near surface chemistry and environmental tracers to define a critical ecohydrological management zone for the Walyarta (Mandora Marsh) mound springs, Australia. Poster presented at the AGU-SEG Hydrogeophysics Workshop Stanford, California, 24-27 July 2017. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA.
Rutherford J, O’Brien R, Carr J (2017). Groundwater monitoring review and rationalisation 2000-2012: Toolibin Lake catchment. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA. 47 p.
Rutherford JL, Harrington G, Soerensen C, Milligan N, Munday TJ, Bourke L (2017). Combining geophysics, near surface chemistry and environmental tracers to define a critical ecohydrological management zone for the Walyarta (Mandora Marsh) mound springs, Australia (ABSTRACT). In AGU-SEG Hydrogeophysics Workshop, Stanford, California 24-27 July p. 1
Soerensen C, Munday T, Rutherford J, Cahill K (2017). Processing and inversion of Walyarta (Mandora Marsh): AEM data enhanced TEMPEST data processing and inversion. CSIRO Australia, Melbourne. 28 p.
Romero-Segura M, Rutherford J (2016). Toolibin Lake natural diversity recovery catchment: groundwater monitoring bore census, 2014. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA. 32 p.
Rutherford J, Ferguson K, Horsfield N, Romero-Segura M (2015). Hydrology program review 1977-2015: Toolibin Lake Natural Diversity Recovery Catchment. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA.
Rutherford. J. 2013. Integrating borehole NMR and temporal EM data – developing a new conceptual hydrogeological model to manage Toolibin Lake SW Australia. In Proc, Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems. Society of Exploration Geophysicists 2013: pp. 701-701
Rutherford J.L., Vogwill R. and Cahill, K. 2012. Developing a tool kit to maximise success in managing environmental assets degraded through altered hydrology. In Proc, Society for Ecological Restoration Australia (SERA) 28-30 November 2012, Perth Western Australia, p87.
Rutherford, J. 2007. Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority Urban Salinity Assessment Reports – Series of 12 reports: Adelong, Cootamundra, Griffith, Henty Junee, Leeton, Narrandera, Queanbeyan, Tarcutta, Tumut, Wagga-Wagga and Yass. MWH Australia.
Rutherford. J. 2007. Nifty Baseline Hydrochemistry Study. Confidential report to Birla Nifty Pty. Ltd. URS Australia Pty. Ltd.
Munday, T.J., Rutherford, J.L., Sattel, D. and Fitzpatrick A. 2006. Modelling the subsurface distribution of salt in dryland catchments of southwestern Australia using AEM data — A comparison of EM interpretation techniques.Proceedings of the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, Seattle, Washington, April 2006, 6pp.
Rutherford J.L. and Munday, T.J. 2005. Airborne EM for mapping salinity in southwestern Australia – what do we really resolve and is it of value? In Proc. International Salinity Forum – Managing saline soils and water: science, technology and social issues. 25-27th April 2005, Riverside California, USA.
Rutherford, J., Roy, V. and Johnson, S.L. 2005. The Hydrogeology of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in the Northern Perth Basin, Department of Environment, Hydrogeological Record Series, HG11.
Rutherford, J.L. and Salama, R.B., 2004, Controls on the salinization of the Collie Catchment, southwestern Australia. XXXIII IAH Congress: Groundwater flow understanding, Zacatecas, Mexico, 11-15 October 2004
Rutherford, J.L. and Salama, R.B., 2004. The role of landform, climate and vegetation in controlling groundwater and salt fluxes in the Colie Catchment, southwestern Australia. In Proc, 1st National Salinity Engineering Conference 9-12 November 2004, Perth Western Australia, p478-483.
Salama, R., Ali, R., Pollock, D., Rutherford J.L. and Baker V. 2003. Review of relief wells and siphons to reduce groundwater pressures and water levels in discharge areas to manage salinity: Report to Water and Rivers Commission, Western Australia, CSIRO Land and Water
Rutherford, J., Munday, T., Meyers, J., and Cooper, M. 2001. Relationship between regolith materials, petrophysical properties, hydrologeology and mineralisation at the Cawse Ni laterite deposits, Western Australia: Implications for exploring with airborne EM. Exploration Geophysics 32 (4): 160-170.
De Silva, J., Smith R.A., Rutherford, J.L. and Ye, L. 2000. Hydrogeology of the Blackwood River Catchment, Western Australia, Water and Rivers Commission, Hydrogeological Record Series, Report HG 6. 58p.
Rutherford. J.L. 2000. Hydrogeology of the Collie 1:250 000 Sheet: Water and Rivers Commission, Science and Evaluation Division, Hydrogeological map explanatory notes Series; report HM 7