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Greg Smith

Director, ARC Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Systems

IMAS Aquaculture Taroona, Off-Campus

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Associate Professor Greg Smith is a researcher based at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Taroona. He has a strong interest in crustacean larval biology, the use of ozone for water treatment, development of novel hatchery infrastructure, and the commercialisation of new species. During the past 16 years he has focused on the development of spiny lobster larval rearing techniques and the development of associated infrastructure. He has successfully cultured four spiny lobster species; three of these through protracted larval phases to juvenile. He is the Director of the ARC Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Culture Systems. He is strongly focused on delivering commercial outcomes for industry.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryDate of Award
PhDLarval competency in the spiny lobster Jasus edwardsiiUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2004
B App Sc (1st Class Hons)Effects of temperature on Jasus edwardsii embryoUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia1999
Trade Certificate – Fitting & Turning Queensland Apprenticeship BoardAustralia1982

Biography

Greg has a diverse employment background gaining extensive industry experience prior to obtaining academic qualifications. He has worked in mechanical and civil engineering fields, and was involved in some of the pioneering commercial aquaculture ventures in Australia (Penaeid and Macrobrachium). He consolidated his academic background studying a Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours in Aquaculture. He furthered his interest in crustacean culture by undertaking a PhD into some of the fundamental aspects of larval rearing in spiny lobster culture. Greg undertook postdoctoral studies at the University of Tasmania, examining the potential for commercial production of Southern Rock Lobsters (Jasus edwardsii). He was a member of the Tasmanian based team who were the first in Australia to successfully close the spiny lobster life cycle: first with the southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) in 2004 and then in 2006 with the packhorse lobster (Sagmariasus verreauxi). He undertook a Postdoctoral research with AIMS@JCU (collaboration between the Australian Institute of Marine Science and James Cook University) from 2006 to 2009 where he led a technical team to be the first Australian research institute to successfully culture the tropical lobster Panulirus ornatus and a number of other crustacean species. He produced the first larval development key for P. ornatus in 2009. In 2010, Greg was appointed to lead the systems development team on the commercialisation of rock lobster propagation at IMAS. He is the Director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Culture Systems working with local, national and international research and industry partners.

Research Themes

Greg's research aligns to the University's research themes of Marine, Antarctic & Maritime; and Environment, Resources & Sustainability. His research interests centre on larval crustacean rearing and the commercialisation of rock lobster hatchery production. Areas of interest are hatchery methods and equipment development, and the provision of training and assistance to industry partners.

Lobsters are a valuable and sought after seafood in expanding markets. The ARC Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Culture Systems places Australia at the cutting edge of aquaculture research. The program is developing unique aquaculture systems, using novel engineering solutions to mass produce lobster seed stock. A reliable, large scale supply of lobster seed stock is enabling the establishment of seacage culture and sustainable food production. Commercial opportunities have resulted in international, multi-million dollar aquaculture ventures. The ready supply of lobsters provides a unique resource for understanding how wild lobsters are affected by the impact of changes to the environment, such as climate change. Greg leads research on larval rearing systems, developing completely new concepts in larval tank design and construction. He collaborates with industry partner Plastic Fabrications Group and has recently been appointed as Director of the Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Culture Systems.

The development of techniques to commercially produce spiny lobster juveniles has far reaching consequences for marine resource management and the development of industries for disadvantaged communities both in Australia and in our region of Southeast Asia. The development of hatchery techniques for the production of spiny lobsters provides new aquaculture opportunities to develop sustainable industries based on the production of spiny lobsters from egg to plate.

Memberships

Professional practice

World Aquaculture Society – Asia Pacific Chapter

Administrative expertise

  • 2015- : Director of the ARC Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Culture Systems
  • 1988-1996 : Road and Infrastructure Construction Foreman in Local Government
  • 1988-1992: Owner/operator of a Macrobrachium Hatchery in Queensland

Research Invitations

2014-19: Representative on The International Technical Advisory Group for The NZ Scampi Research Program

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Expertise

  • Aquaculture
  • Development of new aquaculture species
  • Crustacean larval culture (Panulirus spp., Sagmariasus verreauxi, Jasus edwardsii, Penaeid spp., Macrobrachium rosenbergii, Lysmata spp.,)
  • Lobster aquaculture
  • Ozonation and larval marine water treatment systems
  • Culture system design
  • Waste water treatment systems
  • Industry liaison
  • Lipid biochemistry
  • Crustacean larval nutrition
  • Crustacean larval health

Collaboration

Greg is Director of and undertakes research in the ARC Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Culture Systems. The Research Hub is a multinational collaborative research project aimed at developing commercial technologies for the culture of rock lobsters. Research is undertaken in collaboration with the University of Auckland and University of the Sunshine Coast, Australian industry partner Plastic Fabrications Group, and international partner Nexus Aquasciences. The total value of the project, which is headquartered at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), is $16.9 million.

Current projects

Fields of Research

  • Aquaculture (070401)
  • Fisheries Sciences (070499)
  • Plant Pathology (060704)
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles) (091006)
  • Fish Physiology and Genetics (070405)

Research Objectives

  • Fisheries - Aquaculture (830199)
  • Aquaculture Rock Lobster (830106)
  • Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns) (830101)
  • Wild Caught Rock Lobster (830206)
  • Aquaculture Oysters (830104)
  • Oil and Gas Extraction (850203)

Publications

The majority of Greg's publications are in the fields of crustacean larval biology, feeding behaviour, morphology and water quality. In recent years much of Greg's focus has centred on the development of hatchery technology and protocols for commercial spiny lobster production. His latest publication outputs have been focused on commercial-in-confidence research with the production of  > 55 confidential industry reports in the past 5 years.  Greg provides regular reviewer services to a number of aquaculture journals, this also extends to the review of RHD's from other universities.

Total publications

78

Highlighted publications

(5 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2012Journal ArticleWu X, Smith GG, Hall M, 'Patterns of larval growth, lipid composition and fatty acid deposition during early to mid stages of development in Panulirus ornatus phyllosoma', Aquaculture, 330-333 pp. 63-73. ISSN 0044-8486 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.11.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

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2009Journal ArticleSmith GG, Salmon M, Kenway M, Hall M, 'Description of the larval morphology of captive reared Panulirus ornatus spiny lobsters, benchmarked against wild-caught specimens', Aquaculture: An International Journal Devoted to Fundamental Aquatic Food Resources, 295, (1-2) pp. 76-88. ISSN 0044-8486 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2009.06.030 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 21

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2004Journal ArticleSmith GG, Brown MR, Ritar AJ, 'Feeding juvenile Artemia enriched with ascorbic acid improves larval survival in the spiny lobster Jasus edwardsii', Aquaculture Nutrition, 10, (2) pp. 105-112. ISSN 1353-5773 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2095.2003.00287.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Ritar AJ

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2003Journal ArticleSmith GG, Ritar AJ, Dunstan GA, 'An activity test to evaluate larval competency in spiny lobsters (Jasus edwardsii) from wild and captive ovigerous broodstock held under different environmental conditions', Aquaculture, 218, (1-4) pp. 293-307. ISSN 0044-8486 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0044-8486(02)00526-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Ritar AJ

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2001Journal ArticlePhleger CF, Nelson MM, Mooney BD, Nichols PD, Ritar AJ, et al., 'Lipids and nutrition of the southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii, from hatch to puerulus', Marine and Freshwater Research, 52, (8) pp. 1475-1486. ISSN 1323-1650 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF01071 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Nelson MM; Ritar AJ; Hart PR

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Chandler JC, Fitzgibbon QP, Smith G, Elizur A, Ventura T, 'Y-linked iDmrt1 paralogue (iDMY) in the Eastern spiny lobster, Sagmariasus verreauxi: the first invertebrate sex-linked Dmrt', Developmental Biology, 430, (2) pp. 337-345. ISSN 0012-1606 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2017.08.031 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fitzgibbon QP

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2017Chandler JC, Gandhi NS, Mancera RL, Smith G, Elizur A, et al., 'Understanding insulin endocrinology in decapod Crustacea: molecular modelling characterization of an insulin-Binding Protein and insulin-like peptides in the eastern spiny lobster, Sagmariasus verreauxi', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18, (9) Article 1832. ISSN 1422-0067 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijms18091832 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Fitzgibbon QP, Simon CJ, Smith GG, Carter CG, Battaglene SC, 'Temperature dependent growth, feeding, nutritional condition and aerobic metabolism of juvenile spiny lobster, Sagmariasus verreauxi', Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, 207 pp. 13-20. ISSN 1095-6433 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2017.02.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Fitzgibbon QP; Simon CJ; Carter CG; Battaglene SC

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2017Ventura T, Bose U, Fitzgibbon QP, Smith GG, Shaw PN, et al., 'CYP450s analysis across spiny lobster metamorphosis identifies a long sought missing link in crustacean development', Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 171 pp. 262-269. ISSN 0960-0760 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2017.04.007 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fitzgibbon QP

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2017Farhadi A, Jeffs AG, Farahmand H, Rejiniemon TS, Smith G, et al., 'Mechanisms of peripheral phylogeographic divergence in the indo-Pacific: lessons from the spiny lobster Panulirus homarus', BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17 Article 195. ISSN 1471-2148 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12862-017-1050-8 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Smith GG, Poole AJ, King PC, Battaglene S, Fitzgibbon Q, et al., 'The release and uptake of metals from potential biofilm inhibition products during spiny lobster (Sagmariasus verreauxi, H. Milne Edwards 1851) culture', Aquaculture Research, 48, (2) pp. 608-617. ISSN 1355-557X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/are.12907 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Battaglene S; Fitzgibbon Q

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2016Buckley SJ, Fitzgibbon QP, Smith GG, Ventura T, 'In silico prediction of the G-protein coupled receptors expressed during the metamorphic molt of Sagmariasus verreauxi (Crustacea: Decapoda) by mining transcriptomic data: RNA-seq to repertoire', General and Comparative Endocrinology, 228 pp. 111-127. ISSN 0016-6480 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.02.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Fitzgibbon QP

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2012Tziouveli V, Smith GG, 'A comparison of the fatty acid profiles of adult tissues, and newly hatched, fed and starved Lysmata amboinensis larvae', Aquaculture Research Online, 43 pp. 577-587. ISSN 1365-2109 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2109.2011.02863.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2012Wu X, Smith GG, Hall M, 'Patterns of larval growth, lipid composition and fatty acid deposition during early to mid stages of development in Panulirus ornatus phyllosoma', Aquaculture, 330-333 pp. 63-73. ISSN 0044-8486 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.11.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

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2012Tziouveli V, Hall M, Smith GG, 'Evaluation of lipid-enriched Artemia on the reproductive performance of the white-striped cleaner shrimp, Lysmata amboinensis', Aquaculture International, 20, (2) pp. 201-211. ISSN 0967-6120 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10499-011-9496-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2011Ikeda T, Smith GG, McKinnon AD, Hall M, 'Metabolism and chemical composition of phyllosoma larvae,with special reference to the tropical rock lobster Panulirus ornatus (Decapoda; Palinuridae)', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 405 pp. 80-86. ISSN 0022-0981 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2011.05.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2011Tziouveli V, Hall M, Smith GG, 'The Effect of Maturation Diets on the Reproductive Output of the White-striped Cleaner Shrimp, Lysmata amboinensis ', World Aquaculture Society. Journal, 42, (1) pp. 56-65. ISSN 0893-8849 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-7345.2010.00443.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2010Smith GG, Kenway M, Hall M, 'Starvation and recovery ability of phyllosoma of the tropical spiny lobsters Panulirus ornatus and P. homarus in captivity', Marine Biological Association of India. Journal, 52, (2) pp. 249-256. ISSN 0025-3146 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2009Smith GG, Hall MW, Salmon M, 'Use of microspheres, fresh and microbound diets to ascertain dietary path, component size, and digestive gland functioning in phyllosoma of the spiny lobster Panulirus ornatus ', New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 43, (1) pp. 205-215. ISSN 0028-8330 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00288330909509994 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 18

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2009Smith GG, Salmon M, Kenway M, Hall M, 'Description of the larval morphology of captive reared Panulirus ornatus spiny lobsters, benchmarked against wild-caught specimens', Aquaculture: An International Journal Devoted to Fundamental Aquatic Food Resources, 295, (1-2) pp. 76-88. ISSN 0044-8486 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2009.06.030 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 21

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2009Tziouveli V, Smith GG, 'Sexual maturity and environmental sex determination in the white-striped cleaner shrimp Lysmata amboinensis ', Invertebrate Reproduction & Development, 53, (3) pp. 155-163. ISSN 0168-8170 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2008Smith GG, Ritar AJ, Brown MR, 'Tissue content, fecundity and quality of eggs and phyllosoma larvae after supplementing the diet of spiny lobster, Jasus edwardsii, broodstock with ascorbic acid-enriched Artemia biomass', Aquaculture Nutrition, 14, (1) pp. 67-76. ISSN 1353-5773 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2095.2007.00506.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Ritar AJ

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2007Smith GG, Lyall LK, Ritar AJ, 'The effect of predator/prey density and water dynamics on feed intake and growth in spiny lobster larvae (Jasus edwardsii)', Aquaculture, 263, (1-4) pp. 122-129. ISSN 0044-8486 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2006.12.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Lyall LK; Ritar AJ

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2007Smith GG, Ritar AJ, 'Sexual maturation in captive spiny lobsters, Jasus edwardsii, and the relationship of fecundity and larval quality with maternal size', Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, 50, (1) pp. 47-55. ISSN 0792-4259 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/07924259.2007.9652225 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Ritar AJ

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2006Ritar AJ, Smith GG, Thomas CW, 'Ozonation of seawater improves the survival of larval souther rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii, in cultue from egg to juvenile', Aquaculture, 261, (3) pp. 1014 - 1025. ISSN 0044-8486 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2006.08.035 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 38

Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Thomas CW

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2006Smith GG, Ritar AJ, 'The influence of animal density and water turbulence on growth and survival of cultured spiny lobster (Jasus edwardsii) larvae', Aquaculture, 258, (1-4) pp. 404-411. ISSN 0044-8486 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2006.04.024 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Ritar AJ

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2005Smith GG, Ritar AJ, 'Effect of physical disturbance on reproductive performance in the spiny lobster, Jasus edwardsii', New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 39, (2) pp. 317-324. ISSN 0028-8330 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00288330.2005.9517312 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Ritar AJ

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2004Smith GG, Brown MR, Ritar AJ, 'Feeding juvenile Artemia enriched with ascorbic acid improves larval survival in the spiny lobster Jasus edwardsii', Aquaculture Nutrition, 10, (2) pp. 105-112. ISSN 1353-5773 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2095.2003.00287.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Ritar AJ

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2004Smith GG, Ritar AJ, Brown MR, 'Uptake and metabolism of a particulate form of ascorbic acid by Artemia nauplii and juveniles', Aquaculture Nutrition, 10, (1) pp. 1-8. ISSN 1353-5773 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2095.2004.00265.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Ritar AJ

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2004Smith GG, Ritar AJ, Johnston D, Dunstan GA, 'Influence of diet on broodstock lipid and fatty acid composition and larval competency in the spiny lobster, Jasus edwardsii', Aquaculture, 233, (1-4) pp. 451-475. ISSN 0044-8486 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2003.11.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Johnston D

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2003Ritar AJ, Smith GG, Dunstan GA, Brown MR, Hart PR, 'Artemia prey size and mode of presentation: Effects on the survival and growth of phyllosoma larvae of southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii)', Aquaculture International, 11, (1-2) pp. 163-182. ISSN 0967-6120 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/A:1024160908454 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Hart PR

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2003Smith GG, Ritar AJ, Dunstan GA, 'An activity test to evaluate larval competency in spiny lobsters (Jasus edwardsii) from wild and captive ovigerous broodstock held under different environmental conditions', Aquaculture, 218, (1-4) pp. 293-307. ISSN 0044-8486 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0044-8486(02)00526-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Ritar AJ

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2003Smith GG, Thompson PA, Ritar AJ, Dunstan GA, 'Effects of starvation and feeding on the fatty acid profiles of Stage I phyllosoma of the spiny lobster, Jasus edwardsii', Aquaculture Research, 34, (5) pp. 419-426. ISSN 1355-557X (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2109.2003.00825.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Ritar AJ

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2002Nelson MM, Mooney BD, Nichols PD, Phleger CF, Smith GG, et al., 'The Effect of Diet on the Biochemical Composition of Juvenile Artemia: Potential Formulations for Rock Lobster Aquaculture', Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 33, (2) pp. 146-157. ISSN 0893-8849 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-7345.2002.tb00489.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Nelson MM; Ritar AJ

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2002Smith GG, Ritar AJ, Phleger CF, Nelson MM, Mooney B, et al., 'Changes in gut content and composition of juvenile Artemia after oil enrichment and during starvation', Aquaculture, 208, (1-2) pp. 137-158. ISSN 0044-8486 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0044-8486(01)00796-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Nelson MM; Hart PR

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2002Smith GG, Ritar AJ, Thompson PA, Dunstan GA, Brown MR, 'The effect of embryo incubation temperature on indicators of larval viability in Stage 1 phyllosoma of the spiny lobster, Jasus edwardsii', Aquaculture, 209, (1-4) pp. 157-167. ISSN 0044-8486 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0044-8486(01)00758-X [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Thompson PA

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2001Phleger CF, Nelson MM, Mooney BD, Nichols PD, Ritar AJ, et al., 'Lipids and nutrition of the southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii, from hatch to puerulus', Marine and Freshwater Research, 52, (8) pp. 1475-1486. ISSN 1323-1650 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF01071 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Nelson MM; Ritar AJ; Hart PR

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2008Ritar AJ, Smith GG, 'Reproductive biology and growth of marine lobsters', Reproductive Biology of Crustaceans: Case Studies of Decapod Crustaceans, Science Publishers, Mente, E. (ed), Enfield, New Hampshire, USA, pp. 391-426. ISBN 978-1-57808-529-3 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ

2008Smith GG, Ritar AJ, 'Reproduction and Growth of Decapod Crustaceans in Relation to Aquaculture', Reproductive Biology of Crustaceans, Science Publishers, Elena Mente (ed), Enfield NH USA, pp. 457-475. ISBN 9781578085293 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ

Conference Publication

(26 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Ventura T, Fitzgibbon Q, Smith GG, Elizur A, 'Closing gaps in decapod crustacean development using an omics approach', Scientific Program for the Crustacean Society Mid-year Meeting, 19-22 June, Barcelona, Spain, pp. O-86. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fitzgibbon Q

2017Carter CG, Smith GG, Fitzgibbon Q, 'The Roles of Research Organisations in Supporting a New Sustainable Aquaculture: A Tasmanian Perspective on Rock Lobster Aquaculture', Second International Symposium on Marine and Fisheries Research, 24-25 July, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Carter CG; Fitzgibbon Q

2017Hyde CJ, Fitzgibbon Q, Elizur A, Smith GG, Ventura T, 'A molecular approach to understanding metamorphosis in spiny lobsters', 11th international Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management, 04-09 June, Portland, Maine, USA (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fitzgibbon Q

2017Ooi MC, Goulden EF, Smith GG, Bridle AR, 'Temperature-induced changes to the microbiome of the haemolymph in the cultured spiny lobster Panulirus ornatus', Scientific Program for the Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting 2017, 02-05 July, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 111. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ooi MC; Goulden EF; Bridle AR

2017Ooi MC, Goulden EF, Smith GG, Bridle AR, 'Temperature-induced changes to the microbiome of the haemolymph in the cultured spiny lobster Panulirus ornatus', 4th FRDC Australasian Aquatic Animal Health and Biosecurity Scientific Conference, 10-14 July, Cairns, pp. 13. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ooi MC; Goulden EF; Bridle AR

2017Smith GG, Fitzgibbon Q, Battaglene SC, Simon CJ, Goulden EF, et al., 'The why, where, and how of spiny lobster aquaculture (Panulirus ornatus)', 11th international Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management, 04-09 June, Portland, Maine, USA (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fitzgibbon Q; Battaglene SC; Simon CJ; Goulden EF; Cundy DJ; Carter CG

2017Fitzgibbon Q, Chandler J, Smith GG, Elizur A, Ventura T, 'Searching for the molecular mechanisms underlying spiny lobsters sex determination and development', 11th international Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management, 04-09 June, Portland, Maine, USA (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fitzgibbon Q

2017Chandler JC, Fitzgibbon Q, Smith GG, Elizur A, Ventura T, 'Identification of the first sex-linked Dmrt in an invertebrate: sex determination in the decapod crustacean Sagmariasus verreauxi', Scientific Program for the Crustacean Society Mid-year Meeting, 19-22 June, Barcelona, Spain, pp. O-81. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fitzgibbon Q

2015Fitzgibbon QP, Simon CJ, Smith GG, Carter CG, Battaglene SC, 'Recent advances in the larval rearing and physiological understanding of spiny lobster Sagmariasus verreauxi', World Aquaculture Conference 2015, 26-30 March 2015, Jeju, Korea (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fitzgibbon QP; Simon CJ; Carter CG; Battaglene SC

2014Battaglene S, Carter C, Elizur A, Fitzgibbon Q, Jeffs A, et al., 'Commercial development of rock lobster culture', World Aquaculture Conference 2014 Book of Abstracts, 7-11 June 2014, Adelaide, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Battaglene S; Carter C; Elizur A; Fitzgibbon Q; Jeffs A; Nowak B; Simon C; Ventura T

2014Smith GG, 'Chair of Major International Conference', Proceedings 10th ICWL, 18-23 May, Cancun Mexico (2014) [Chair International Conference]

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2014Smith GG, Poole A, King P, Battaglene S, Powell S, et al., 'Surface biomaterials tested as inhibitors of bacterial biofilms in spiny lobster culture', World Aquaculture 2014, 7-11 June 2014, Adelaide, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Battaglene S; Powell S

2014Smith GG, Poole AJ, King P, de Nys R, Fitzgibbon Q, et al., 'Can larval culture vessel surfaces influence the diversity of bacterial biofilms in spiny lobster culture?', Proceedings 10th ICWL, May 18-23 2014, Cancun Mexico, pp. 64. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fitzgibbon Q; Powell S; Battaglene SC

2013Battaglene SC, Simon CJ, Fitzgibbon QP, Smith GG, Carter CG, 'Could the packhorse lobster, Sagmariasus verreauxi, be the best spiny lobster for aquaculture?', 6th Fish and Shellfish Larviculture Symposium 2013, 2-5 September 2013, Ghent, Belgium (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Battaglene SC; Simon CJ; Fitzgibbon QP; Carter CG

2009Kenway M, Salmon M, Smith GG, Hall M, 'Potential of seacage culture of Panulirus ornatus in Australia', Spiny lobster aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region, 9-10 December 2008, Vietnam, pp. 18-25. (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Smith GG, Ritar AJ, Battaglene SC, 'The application and benefits of ozonation during culture of marine larvae', Program and Abstract Book, 27 - 30 August 2006, Adelaide (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Battaglene SC

2006Smith GG, Battaglene SC, Ritar AJ, 'Use of Ozone in the Larval Culture of Spiny Lobster (Jasus edwardsii) and Striped Trumpeter (Latris lineata) in Tasmania', Proc of 6th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture, 20 - 23 July 2006, Virginia, pp. 224-253. (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Battaglene SC; Ritar AJ

2005Ritar AJ, Smith GG, 'Propagation of southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) in Tasmania', Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Rock Lobster Enhancement and Aquaculture Subprogram/Rock Lobster Post-Harvest Subprogram Workshop, September 2005, Hobart, 11-13 October 2005, Hobart (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ

2005Ritar AJ, Smith GG, Thomas CW, Smith EG, 'Water ozonation improves survival and reduces disease in larval rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii', European Aquaculture Society, Special Publication, 5-8 September 2005, Gent, Belgium, pp. 432-434. ISBN 90-7-162520-6 (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Thomas CW; Smith EG

2004Dunstan GA, Ritar AJ, Brown MR, Smith GG, Nichols PD, et al., 'An overview of southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii nutrition research', Program and abstract book: 7th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management, 8-13 February, 2004, Hobart, Australia, pp. 96. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Crear BJ; Hart PR

2004Ritar AJ, Smith GG, 'Propagation of southern rock lobsters', Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Rock Lobster Enhancement and Aquaculture Subprogram/Rock Lobster Post-Harvest Subprogram Workshop, September 2004, Port Lincoln. FRDC, Australia, September, 2004, Port Lincoln, Australia, pp. 12. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ

2004Smith GG, Ritar AJ, 'The effect of physical disturbance on the reproductive performance of Jasus edwardsii broodstock', Program and abstract book: 7th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management, 8-13 February, 2004, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 100. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ

2002Ritar AJ, Smith GG, 'Propagation of rock lobsters / Larval quality', Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Rock Lobster Enhancement and Aquaculture Subprogram Workshop, 29 May 2002, Cairns, Australia, pp. 50-54. (2002) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ

2002Ritar AJ, Smith GG, 'Larval Quality Could Affect the Success of Rearing Southern Rock Lobster Jasus edwardsii', Aquafest Australia 2002 - Conference Handbook, 19-22 September 2002, Hobart, Australia, pp. 75. (2002) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ

2002Ritar AJ, Smith GG, 'Larval quality could affect the success of rearing southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii', Aquafest Australia 2002 Conference Handbook, 19-22 September 2002, Wrest Point Convention Centre, Hobart, Australia, pp. 75. (2002) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ

2000Phlegher CF, Nelson MD, Mooney BD, Nichols PD, Hart PR, et al., 'Lipids and nutrition of the Southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii, from hatch to puerulus', Sixth International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management, 10-15 September 2000, Key West, Florida, pp. 63. (2000) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hart PR; Ritar AJ

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2001Ritar AJ, Smith GG, Dunstan GA, Brown MR, Hart PR, 'Effects of Artemia size and presentation on growth and survival of phyllosoma larvae of southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) (Objective 1: Project 4)', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (2001) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Hart PR

Thesis

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2004Smith GG, 'Maternal and nutritional factors affecting larval competency in the spiny lobster, Jasus edwardsii' (2004) [PhD]

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2004Smith GG, 'Larval Competency in the spiny lobster Jasus edwardsii' (2004) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(15 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Smith GG, 'A Dream Soon to Become a Reality? Sustainable Farming of Lobsters', International Aquafeed, Perendale Publishers Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, 20, 7, pp. 34-35. (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2005Ritar AJ, Smith GG, 'Hatchery production of southern rock lobster in Tasmania', Southern Rocklobster News, 7 (2005) [Internal Newsletter]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ

2005Ritar AJ, Smith GG, 'Tassie hatches lobster industry', Sunday Tasmanian, 2 January 2005 (2005) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ

2005Ritar AJ, Smith GG, 'Hatchery production of southern rock lobster in Tasmania', Austasia Aquaculture, Turtile Press, Hobart, Feb-March (2005) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ

2005Ritar AJ, Smith GG, 'Hatchery production of southern rock lobster in Tasmania', The Lobster Newsletter, 18, 2 (2005) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ

2005Ritar AJ, Smith GG, 'Congratulations, it's a baby (lobster)!', Get SET (Utas), Utas, Hobart, Tas (2005) [Internal Newsletter]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ

2005Ritar AJ, Smith GG, 'Segment in Research Partnerships and Research & Research Training on lobster propagation', Utas 2004 Annual Report, Utas, Hobart (2005) [Internal Newsletter]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ

2005Ritar AJ, Smith GG, 'Crustacean elation! Utas bolsters research into lobsters', Tasmanian Business Reporter, January 2005, Hobart, Tasmania (2005) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ

2005Ritar AJ, Smith GG, Buxton CD, 'Rock lobster breakthrough!', Fish Faming International, 32, 1 (2005) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Buxton CD

2005Ritar AJ, Smith GG, Buxton CD, 'First hatchery lobster hailed', FRDC R&D News, FRDC, Canberra (2005) [Internal Newsletter]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Buxton CD

2004Ritar AJ, Smith GG, Buxton CD, 'Puerulus metamorphosis', The Mercury, Murdoch Press, Hobart, 20/11/04 (2004) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Buxton CD

2004Ritar AJ, Smith GG, Buxton CD, 'Puerulus metamorphosis', The Examiner Newspaper, Murdoch Press, Launceston, 20/11/04 (2004) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Buxton CD

2004Ritar AJ, Smith GG, Buxton CD, 'Puerulus metamorphosis', WIN News, WIN Network, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 19/11/04 (2004) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Buxton CD

2004Ritar AJ, Smith GG, Buxton CD, 'Puerulus metamorphosis', Southern Cross News, Southern Cross Network, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 19/11/04 (2004) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Buxton CD

2004Ritar AJ, Smith GG, Buxton CD, 'Puerulus metamorphosis', 7:00 ABC National News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 19/11/04 (2004) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Ritar AJ; Buxton CD

Grants & Funding

2014-2018: ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub (IH120100032). ARC Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Culture Systems. $16.9 million.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$8,163,608

Projects

Future Oysters CRC Project - Reliable hatchery production of POMS resistant oysters (2017 - 2019)$601,218
Description
The Ostreid herpesvirus type 1 microvariant (OsHV-1) is associated with the onset of Pacific oyster mortality syndrome (POMS). It has been found that mortality can occur within days of exposure to the virus, and may be 100% on some sites and with some stocks more susceptible than others. OsHV-1 was first implicated in mass mortalities of farmed Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) in European stock, with widespread mortalities in the French industry during 2008. The first cases of POMS occurred in the Southern Hemisphere with outbreaks in New Zealand in 2010, followed by isolated areas of Botany Bay, NSW, Australia in 2011. The oyster industry has been severely affected in France, NZ and Australia with significant responses deployed in these countries to combat this disease. In 2015/16 POMS was first recorded in areas of the south east coast of Tasmania, this is the first time mortalities had been recorded outside of NSW. As with previous outbreaks the disease manifested as mass mortalities during Summer, mortality was greatest in younger stock, however in some areas mortality was up to 100% across all age classes. There was a range of survival obtained from selectively breed POMS resistant stocks, it is envisaged that these stocks will be used for future targeted research, with the benefit of prior research done into POMS in other parts of Australia and New Zealand. Of particular interest are some of the practical solutions devised for the clean hatchery production of spat in NZ hatcheries. Research will:-Determine the best practices for breeding from previously exposed OsHV-1 stocks. -Design, development and biosecurity protocols for the use and holding of previously OsHV-1 exposed broodstock, including natural and targeted depuration protocols.-Development of microalgal and selective family production protocols.-Trial and develop new production technologies.-Evaluate and modification of hatchery protocols.-Development of stress test parameters and protocols for a pre-stocking assessment of spat and for juveniles and adults.-Collaboration in the development of larval challenge experimentation.
Funding
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science ($601,218)
Scheme
CRC-P
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Smith GG; Carter CG
Period
2017 - 2019
Genetic oyster production (2015)$47,694
Description
The production of genetically improved strains of oysters for the Australian industry
Funding
Australian Seafood Industries Pty Ltd ($47,694)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Smith GG; Carter CG
Year
2015
Evaluating the potential of artificial reefs for temperate rock lobsters. (2015)$14,696
Description
A joint venture between the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and a private company Southern Blue Reefs is evaluating the potential of artificial reef structures for growing out cultured animals, such as lobster. Under this collaboration two reefs, constructed by Southern Blue Reefs, were deployed recently onto the seafloor in the Crayfish Point Research Area in the Derwent Estuary. Once these reefs are conditioned, they will be used as an underwater laboratory to conduct research investigating the design and performance of artificial reefs such as habitat preferences, growth rates, predation, and stocking densities.
Funding
Southern Blue Reef Pty Ltd ($14,696)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Frusher SD; Smith GG
Year
2015
Commercial development of rock lobster culture systems: the cutting edge of aquaculture (2012 - 2017)$7,500,000
Description
Researchers will partner with industry to develop innovative aquaculture technology to produce rock lobsters. Lobsters are a valuable and sought after seafood in expanding markets. Current supply relies on wild stocks, many of which are in decline. Previous research has already solved key bottlenecks in production of three species. The project will develop sophisticated culture systems, using unique engineering, state-of-the art hatcheries and plastic manufacturing. Commercial opportunities will result for Australian companies in an international, multi-million dollar aquaculture venture which aims at sustainable food production. Australia will benefit from more sustainable wild fisheries enhanced through the release of seed lobsters.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($5,000,000)
Scheme
Grant-Industrial Transformation Research Hub
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Smith GG; Carter CG; Fitzgibbon Q; Nowak BF; Henderson AD; Sylvester M; Jeffs A; Knibb W; Nguyen NH
Period
2012 - 2017
Grant Reference
IH120100032

Research Supervision

While working at AIMS@JCU Greg provided Research Higher Degree (RHD) supervision to two students working with crustaceans:

  • Xugan Wu - (Co-supervisor) 'Lipid biochemistry of early larval development stages of the spiny lobster Panulirus ornatus' - Graduated in 2013.
  • Vasiliki Tziouveli - (Primary supervisor) 'Broodstock conditioning and larval rearing of the marine ornamental white-striped cleaner shrimp, Lysmata amboinensis (De Man, 1888)' - Graduated in 2012

Current

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDInvestigation and Mitigation of High Mortality Rates of Wild-Caught Sea-Caged Juvenile Spiny Lobsters, Panulirus Ornatus2016
PhDFeeding Respiratory Physiology of Spiny Lobster Juveniles in Culture2017
PhDEvaluation on Protein and Energy Requirements for Lobsters Growth in Aquaculture2017