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Louise Adams (Ward)

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Louise Adams

Launceston Team Leader; Senior Lecturer, Fisheries and Aquaculture

Room S321 , Science building

+61 3 6324 3818 (phone)

+61 3 6324 3804 (fax)

Louise.Adams@utas.edu.au

Dr Louise Adams is interested in the development of sustainable aquaculture feeds for changing culture environments, and in particular assessing the impacts of new feed ingredients on growth efficiency, fish health and product quality in aquaculture. With increasing availability of feed ingredients for existing species, and the need to develop feeds for new species, her research aims to understand changing nutritional requirements and improve growth by more efficient delivery and utilization of dietary nutrients.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Louise worked with commercial feed company and in prawn industry research on completion of her PhD (UTAS).

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryDate of Award
PhDProtein and lipid nutrition of juvenile southern rock lobster Jasus edwardsii (Hutton)UTASAustralia2005
BAppSc (1st Class Hons)Protein and energy utilisation in juvenile southern rock lobster Jasus edwarsdiiUTASAustralia1999

Memberships

Professional practice

Nutrition Society of Australia (Tasmanian Chapter)

Teaching

Aquaculture, Aquaculture Nutrition, Aquatic Animal Feeds and Nutrition, Aquatic Biology, Aquaculture Hatchery Production, Aquaculture Production, Practicum in the Marine Environment, Work Integrated Learning in Aquaculture

Teaching expertise

Louise has a teaching and research interest in both finfish and crustacean nutrition and production and coordinate and contribute to all aspects of teaching in these fields.

During her current tenure she has held the roles of First Year Coordinator, Aquaculture Major Coordinator, Course Coordinator and member of the School and Institute Teaching Committees and Academic Integrity Committee. Her areas of expertise are:

  • Aquaculture Nutrition course (Aquatic Animal Feeds and Nutrition)
  • Aquatic Animal Physiology and Behaviour
  • Aquaculture Hatchery Production
  • Aquatic Biology

Teaching responsibility

In the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment)(J3T), Louise both coordinates and teaches into:

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Expertise

  • Sustainable Aquaculture Nutrition
  • Developing Feeds for New Aquaculture Species
  • Nutritional Requirements of Aquatic Animals
  • Digestive health and physiology

Research Themes

Louise's research aligns to the University's research themes of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime and Environment, Resources and Sustainability. Working closely with the aquaculture industry in Australia and internationally, recent research topics have investigated ways to improve feed design and understand how environmental factors affect the conversion of feeds to seafood products. With a focus on sustainability into the future, current studies are also exploring opportunities for new Australian feed ingredients for the aquaculture industry that ensure animal welfare, commercial production and consumer health benefits are maintained. Recent research includes fish meal and oil replacement, protein and lipid requirements, ingredient digestion (gut histology, digestive physiology, enzyme analysis) and nutrient metabolism in salmonids Salmo salar, Onchorynchus mykiss, Salvelinus fontinalis, crustaceans Jasus edwardsii, Penaeus monodon and abalone Haliotis rubra.

Collaboration

Louise is currently involved in international collaborations aimed at improving effective nutrient use in salmonids and understanding the role of nutrition in improving health in penaeid shrimp. These collaborations involve research partnerships with global companies in Australia, Norway, France and Thailand.

Current projects

  • Pigmentation in salmonids
  • Immunostimulants for penaeid shrimp
  • Legumes in salmon feeds

Recent research includes fish meal and oil replacement in salmonids and shrimp, digestive function in abalone at different temperatures, protein and energy requirements of brook trout and nutrient metabolism in salmonids Salmo salarOnchorynchus mykiss, Salvelinus fontinalis, crustaceans Jasus edwardsii, Penaeus monodon and abalone Haliotis rubra.

Fields of Research

  • Aquaculture (300501)
  • Animal nutrition (300303)
  • Technical, further and workplace education (390308)
  • Fisheries sciences (300599)
  • Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) (310305)
  • Fish pests and diseases (300503)
  • Fish physiology and genetics (300504)
  • Post-harvest fisheries technologies (incl. transportation) (300506)
  • Conservation and biodiversity (410401)
  • Logistics (350903)
  • Fisheries management (300505)
  • Wildlife and habitat management (410407)
  • Pollution and contamination (410599)
  • Electrical and electromagnetic methods in geophysics (370602)
  • Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment (300502)
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation (410199)
  • Agricultural land management (300202)
  • Environmental assessment and monitoring (410402)
  • Ocean engineering (401503)

Research Objectives

  • Fisheries - aquaculture (100299)
  • Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna) (100202)
  • Aquaculture rock lobster (100206)
  • Aquaculture molluscs (excl. oysters) (100203)
  • Environmentally sustainable animal production (100199)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Marine biodiversity (180504)
  • Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems (180601)
  • Fisheries - wild caught (100399)
  • Aquaculture prawns (100205)
  • Prepared animal feed (241404)
  • Aquaculture crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns) (100201)
  • Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences (280102)
  • Coastal sea freight transport (270402)
  • Measurement and assessment of freshwater quality (incl. physical and chemical conditions of water) (180306)
  • Technological and organisational innovation (150306)
  • Coastal and estuarine systems and management (180299)
  • Management (150302)
  • Aquaculture oysters (100204)

Publications

Total publications

51

Highlighted publications

(4 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2011Journal ArticleFluckiger M, Brown MR, Ward LR, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Predicting glycogen concentration in the foot muscle of abalone using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS)', Food Chemistry, 126, (4) pp. 1817-1820. ISSN 0308-8146 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2010.12.078 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Fluckiger M; Moltschaniwskyj NA

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2008Journal ArticleDas S, Ward LR, Burke CM, 'Prospects of using marine actinobacteria as probiotics in aquaculture ', Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 81, (3) pp. 419-429. ISSN 0175-7598 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00253-008-1731-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 103Web of Science - 92

Co-authors: Das S; Burke CM

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2003Journal ArticleWard LR, Carter CG, Crear BJ, Smith DM, 'Optimal dietary protein level for juvenile southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii at two lipid levels', Aquaculture, 217, (1-4) pp. 483-500. ISSN 0044-8486 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0044-8486(02)00258-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 74Web of Science - 69

Co-authors: Carter CG; Crear BJ

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2002Journal ArticleSmith DM, Burford MA, Tabrett SJ, Irvin SJ, Ward LR, 'The effect of feeding frequency on water quality and growth of the black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon)', Aquaculture, 207, (1-2) pp. 125-136. ISSN 0044-8486 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0044-8486(01)00757-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 63Web of Science - 60

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Journal Article

(25 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Grunenwald M, Carter CG, Nichols DS, Adams MB, Adams LR, 'Heterogeneous astaxanthin distribution in the fillet of Atlantic salmon post-smolt at elevated temperature is not affected by dietary fatty acid composition, metabolic conversion of astaxanthin to idoxanthin, or oxidative stress', Aquaculture, 521 Article 735096. ISSN 0044-8486 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735096 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Grunenwald M; Carter CG; Nichols DS; Adams MB

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2020Puskic PS, Lavers JL, Adams LR, Bond AL, 'Ingested plastic and trace element concentrations in short-tailed shearwaters (Ardenna tenuirostris)', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 155 Article 111143. ISSN 0025-326X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111143 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Puskic PS; Lavers JL; Bond AL

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2019Grunenwald M, Adams MB, Carter CG, Nichols DS, Koppe W, et al., 'Pigment-depletion in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) post-smolt starved at elevated temperature is not influenced by dietary carotenoid type and increasing α-tocopherol level', Food Chemistry, 299 Article 125140. ISSN 0308-8146 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.125140 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Grunenwald M; Adams MB; Carter CG; Nichols DS

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2019Puskic PS, Lavers JL, Adams LR, Grunenwald M, Hutton I, et al., 'Uncovering the sub-lethal impacts of plastic ingestion by shearwaters using fatty acid analysis', Conservation Physiology, 7, (1) Article coz017. ISSN 2051-1434 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/conphys/coz017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Puskic PS; Lavers JL; Grunenwald M; Bond AL

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2019Witkowski SJ, Carter CG, Grunenwald M, Hadley S, MacLeod CKA, et al., 'Development and assessment of novel endogenous markers in commercial aquafeeds to measure apparent digestibility in large Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) on salmon farms', Aquaculture, 508 pp. 192-198. ISSN 0044-8486 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.05.005 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Carter CG; Grunenwald M; Hadley S; MacLeod CKA; Townsend AT

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2016Amin MN, Carter CG, Katersky Barnes RS, Adams LR, 'Protein and energy nutrition of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) at optimal and elevated temperatures', Aquaculture Nutrition, 22, (3) pp. 527-540. ISSN 1365-2095 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/anu.12274 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Amin MN; Carter CG; Katersky Barnes RS

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2015Bansemer MS, Harris JO, Qin JG, Adams LR, Duong DN, et al., 'Growth and feed utilisation of juvenile greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata) in response to water temperatures and increasing dietary protein levels', Aquaculture, 436 pp. 13-20. ISSN 0044-8486 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2014.10.033 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

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2014Amin MN, Katersky Barnes RS, Adams LR, 'Effects of different protein and carbohydrate levels on growth performance and feed utilisation of brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis (Mitchill, 1814), at two temperatures', Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 30, (2) pp. 340-349. ISSN 0175-8659 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jai.12396 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Amin MN; Katersky Barnes RS

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2014Amin MN, Katersky Barnes RS, Adams LR, 'Effect of temperature and varying level of carbohydrate and lipid on growth, feed efficiency and nutrient digestibility of brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis (Mitchill, 1814)', Animal Feed Science and Technology, 193, (2014) pp. 111-123. ISSN 0377-8401 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2014.04.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Amin MN; Katersky Barnes RS

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2014Salini MJ, Adams LR, 'Growth performance, nutrient utilisation and digestibility by Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) fed Tasmanian grown white (Lupinus albus) and narrow-leafed (L. angustifolius) lupins', Aquaculture, 426-427 Article 17. ISSN 0044-8486 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2014.02.020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Salini MJ

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2013Bowyer JN, Qin JG, Smullen RP, Adams LR, Thomson MJS, et al., 'The use of a soy product in juvenile yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi) feeds at different water temperatures: 2. Soy protein concentrate', Aquaculture: An International Journal Devoted to Fundamental Aquatic Food Resources, 410-411, (October 2013) pp. 1-10. ISSN 0044-8486 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2013.06.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 26

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2013Jensen M, Carter CG, Adams LR, Fitzgibbon Q, 'Growth and biochemistry of the spiny lobster Sagmariasus verreauxi cultured at low and high density from hatch to puerulus', Aquaculture, 376-379 pp. 162-170. ISSN 0044-8486 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.11.025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Jensen M; Carter CG; Fitzgibbon Q

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2013Jensen M, Fitzgibbon Q, Carter CG, Adams LR, 'The effect of stocking density on growth, metabolism and ammonia-N excretion during larval ontogeny of the spiny lobster Sagmariasus verreauxi', Aquaculture, 376-379 pp. 45-53. ISSN 0044-8486 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.10.033 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Jensen M; Fitzgibbon Q; Carter CG

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2013Jensen M, Fitzgibbon Q, Carter CG, Adams LR, 'Effect of body mass and activity on the metabolic rate and ammonia-N excretion of the spiny lobster Sagmariasus verreauxi during ontogeny', Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 166, (1) pp. 191-198. ISSN 1095-6433 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2013.06.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Jensen M; Fitzgibbon Q; Carter CG

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2013Jensen M, Fitzgibbon Q, Carter CG, Adams LR, 'Recovery periods of cultured spiny lobster, Sagmariasus verreauxi juveniles: Effects of handling, force feeding, exercising to exhaustion and anaesthesia on oxygen consumption and ammonia-N excretion rates', Aquaculture, 410-411 pp. 114-121. ISSN 0044-8486 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2013.06.020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Jensen M; Fitzgibbon Q; Carter CG

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2013Mulvaney WJ, Winberg PC, Adams LR, 'Comparison of macroalgal (Ulva and Grateloupia spp.) and formulated terrestrial feed on the growth and condition of juvenile abalone', Journal of Applied Phycology, 25, (3) pp. 815-824. ISSN 0921-8971 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10811-013-9998-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12

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2012Bowyer JN, Qin JG, Adams LR, Thomson MJS, Stone DAJ, 'The response of digestive enzyme activities and gut histology in yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi) to dietry fish oil substitution at different temperatures', Aquaculture, 368-369 pp. 19-28. ISSN 0044-8486 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.09.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26

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2012Bowyer JN, Qin JG, Smullen RP, Adams LR, Thomson MJS, et al., 'The use of a soy product in juvenile yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi) feeds at different water temperatures: 1. solvent extracted soybean meal', Aquaculture, 384-387 pp. 35-45. ISSN 0044-8486 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.12.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 23

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2011Fluckiger M, Brown MR, Ward LR, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Predicting glycogen concentration in the foot muscle of abalone using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS)', Food Chemistry, 126, (4) pp. 1817-1820. ISSN 0308-8146 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2010.12.078 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Fluckiger M; Moltschaniwskyj NA

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2011Jensen M, Ritar AJ, Burke CM, Ward LR, 'Seawater ozonation and formalin disinfection for the larval culture of eastern rock lobster, Jasus (Sagmariasus) verreauxi, phyllosoma', Aquaculture: An International Journal Devoted to Fundamental Aquatic Food Resources, 318, (1-2) pp. 213-222. ISSN 0044-8486 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.05.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Jensen M; Ritar AJ; Burke CM

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2010Das S, Ward LR, Burke C, 'Screening of marine Streptomyces spp. for potential use as probiotics in aquaculture', Aquaculture: , 305, (1 - 4) pp. 32 - 41. ISSN 0044-8486 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2010.04.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Das S; Burke C

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2009Ward LR, Carter CG, 'An evaluation of the nutritional value of alternative lipid sources to juvenile southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii', Aquaculture, 296, (3-4) pp. 292-298. ISSN 0044-8486 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2009.08.025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Carter CG

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2008Das S, Ward LR, Burke CM, 'Prospects of using marine actinobacteria as probiotics in aquaculture ', Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 81, (3) pp. 419-429. ISSN 0175-7598 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00253-008-1731-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 103Web of Science - 92

Co-authors: Das S; Burke CM

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2003Ward LR, Carter CG, Crear BJ, Smith DM, 'Optimal dietary protein level for juvenile southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii at two lipid levels', Aquaculture, 217, (1-4) pp. 483-500. ISSN 0044-8486 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0044-8486(02)00258-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 74Web of Science - 69

Co-authors: Carter CG; Crear BJ

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2002Smith DM, Burford MA, Tabrett SJ, Irvin SJ, Ward LR, 'The effect of feeding frequency on water quality and growth of the black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon)', Aquaculture, 207, (1-2) pp. 125-136. ISSN 0044-8486 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0044-8486(01)00757-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 63Web of Science - 60

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Carter CG, Ward LR, Glencross B, 'Biological value to Atlantic salmon of lupin kernel meal compared with soybean at different inclusions and water temperatures ', Aquaculture Feed Grants Program. Final report to Grains and Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. Fisheries Research Report (Western Australia) No. 178, 2009, Department of Fisheries, Western Australia, B.D. Glencross (ed), North Beach, pp. 341-353. ISBN 1 921258 28 4 (2009) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Carter CG; Glencross B

Conference Publication

(19 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Grunenwald M, Carter CG, Nichols DS, Adams LR, 'Effect of elevated temperature on astaxanthin deposition and distribution in the fillet of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) post-smolt', Program on the 18th International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding, 03-07 June, Spain (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Grunenwald M; Carter CG; Nichols DS

2018Nur KU, Adams L, Stone D, Savva N, Adams M, 'Comparison of three inert markers in measuring apparent nutrient digestibility of juvenile abalone under different culture condition and temperature regimes', IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 24-25 July 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, pp. 012004. ISSN 1755-1307 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/139/1/012004 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Adams M

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2016Carter CG, Hilder PE, Codabaccus BM, Grunenwald M, Adams LR, et al., 'Feeding and nutrition of pre-harvest Atlantic salmon in seawater RAS at four temperatures', 17th International Symposium on Feeding and Nutrition of Fish, 05-10 June 2016, Idaho, USA (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Carter CG; Hilder PE; Codabaccus BM; Grunenwald M; Nuez-Ortin WG

2016Grunenwald M, Adams MB, Carter CG, Nichols DS, Koppe W, et al., 'Pigment depletion in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) starved at high temperature: effect of dietary carotenoid type and vitamin E level', Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Feeding and Nutrition of Fish, 05-10 June 2016, Idaho, USA (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Grunenwald M; Adams MB; Carter CG; Nichols DS

2014Carter CG, Hauler RC, Adams LR, 'Effective strategies for feeding aquaculture species', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia 2014, 26-28 November, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-2. (2014) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Carter CG

2011Amin MN, Katersky Barnes RS, Ward LR, 'Effect of different protein levels on growth performance and feed utilization of brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis at two temperatures', Conference booklet, 29 November 2011 - 1 December 2011, Perth Western Australia, pp. 7. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Amin MN; Katersky Barnes RS

2010Purser GJ, Ward LR, 'Challenges of mapping certificate and tertiary courses', Challenges of mapping certificate and tertiary courses, 21st May 2010 - 23rd May 2010, Australian Maritime College, UTAS. Launceston Tas (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Purser GJ

2010Purser GJ, Ward LR, 'Tertiary Aquaculture Education in Tasmania', NCMCRS Tertiary Aquaculture Education in Tasmania, 21st May 2010 - 23rd May 2010, Australian Maritime College, UTAS, Launceston, Tas (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Purser GJ

2009Cropp D, Fitton H, Gardiner V, Pountney DC, Adams LR, 'Commercial Development of High Value Algal Products for Aquaculture', Meeting Abstract World Aquacuulture Society Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2009, November 4-6 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 1. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Pountney DC

2008Carter CG, Barnes JC, Bridle AR, Glencross B, Hauler RC, et al., 'Elevated water temperature and nutrition of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)', Resource Management, Aquaculture Europe 08, 15-18 September 2008, Krakow, Poland, pp. 128-129. (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Carter CG; Barnes JC; Bridle AR; Glencross B; Hauler RC; Miller MR

2008Ward LR, Carter CG, Glenncross BD, 'Biological Value to Atlantic Salmon of Lupin Kernal Meal Compared with soybean at Different Inclusions and at Elevated Water Temperatures', Boook of Abstracts X111 ISFNF Fsish and crustacean Nutrition Present Knowlledge and fuure Perspectives, June 1-5 2008, Florianopolis Brazil, pp. 31. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Carter CG

2006Ward LR, 'Integrating industry and research in aquaculture teaching and learning', Aqua-Ed'06 Program, 26-27 August, 2006, Adelaide (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2006Ward LR, Carter CG, Crear BJ, Nichols PD, Johnston DJ, 'Histology and principal components analysis of lipid class storage in southern rock lobster Jasus edwardsii fed non-traditional oil sources', XII International Symposium Fish Nutrition & Feeding, May 28 - June 1, 2006, Biarritz, France, pp. 193. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Carter CG; Crear BJ; Nichols PD; Johnston DJ

2004Ward LR, Carter CG, Crear BJ, 'Developing formulated feeds for the aquaculture of southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii', 7th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management, 8-13 February, 2004, Hobart (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Carter CG; Crear BJ

2004Ward LR, Carter CG, Crear BJ, 'Developing formulated feeds for the aquaculture of southern rock lobster, jasus edwardsii ', 7th International conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management Program and Abstracts, 8-13 February 2004, Hobart, pp. 107. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Carter CG; Crear BJ

2003Ward LR, Carter CG, Crear BJ, Johnston DJ, 'Ingredient affects growth in juvenile southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii: histological and lipid changes associated with growth', Book of Abstracts, May 19-23, 2003, Salvador, Brazil, pp. 827. (2003) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Carter CG; Crear BJ; Johnston DJ

2003Ward LR, Carter CG, Crear BJ, Nichols PD, Johnston DJ, 'Relationships between growth and retention of dietary lipids in juvenile southern rock lobster Jasus edwardsii', Proceedings of The Nutritional Society of Australia, 30 November - 3 December 2003, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. S33. ISSN 0314-1004 (2003) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Carter CG; Crear BJ; Johnston DJ

2002Ward LR, Carter CG, Crear BJ, 'Feed Development Studies in Southern Rock Lobster J. edwardsii', Aquafest Australia 2002 - Conference Handbook, 19-22 September 2002, Hobart, Australia, pp. 92. (2002) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Carter CG; Crear BJ

2002Ward LR, Carter CG, Crear BJ, 'Feed development studies in southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii', Aquafest Australia 2002 Conference Handbook, 19-22 September 2002, Wrest Point Convention Centre, Hobart, Australia, pp. 92. (2002) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Carter CG; Crear BJ

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Adams LR, Bowyer JN, Stone DS, 'Assessment of soybean enteritis like condition in juvenile yellowtail kingfish Seriola lalandi held under different feed and temperature regimes', South Australian Govenment (2013) [Contract Report]

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2012Adams LR, Bowyer JN, Stone DS, 'Assessment of soybean enteritis like condition on juvenile yellowtail kingfish Seriola lalandi held under different feed and temperature regimes', SARDI, 1 (2012) [Contract Report]

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2001Ward LR, Crear BJ, Carter CG, Smith D, 'Protein and protein to energy responses of small juvenile southern rock lobster J. edwardsii', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (2001) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Crear BJ; Carter CG

Thesis

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2005Ward LR, 'Protein and lipid nutrition of juvenile southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii' (2005) [PhD]

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1999Ward LR, 'Protein and energy requirements of the juvenile southern rock lobster J. edwardsii' (1999) [Professional Doctorate]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2008Carter CG, Bridle AR, Miller M, Nichos P, Glencross B, et al., 'Innovations in Marine Biotechnology and Bioresources for Sustainable Development', Effects of temperate and nutrition interactions onn the biological ingredients for Atlantic salmon feeds (2008) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Carter CG; Bridle AR

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

17

Total funding

$1,491,240

Projects

The impact of culture condition on biochemical egg content in Tasmanian Atlantic salmon (2020)$5,856
Description
In an aquaculture setting, female Tasmanian salmon (Salmo salar) broodstock may be managed using one of two strategies in the lead up to manual strip spawning (egg collection). The first strategy utilises indoor recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), which allows fine control of water quality parameters, including temperature. For the second strategy, fish are maintained in outdoor flow-through (FT) systems where it is not possible/practical to control water temperature. While there are many advantages to using RAS, the significant initial investment required, and the ongoing cost of maintaining these systems has been a barrier to achieving 100% RAS during the (freshwater) FW phase in Tasmania. While the running costs are lower for FT systems, the downside is that fish may be exposed to higher-than optimal temperatures in summer, which has a deleterious impact on physiology and subsequent reproductive performance.Despite the importance of egg quality for offspring survival and performance, egg content at spawning/stripping is a relatively under-explored area of fish biology. For example, significant differences in egg protein and fatty acid abundance and diversity have been noted for some fish species between batches of high and low quality eggs, yet there have been no studies characterising the impact of high maternal temperature on these parameters in fish. Without detailed information regarding deficiencies or imbalances in egg content, development of mitigation strategies (e.g. diet optimisation) would largely be guesswork. Therefore, the overarching aim of this project is to understand how culture conditions impact Atlantic salmon egg protein and fatty acid content.
Funding
Petuna Aquaclture Pty Ltd ($5,856)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Anderson KC; Adams LR; Adams MB; Wilson RR
Year
2020
Optimising feeds to support ecosystem-based aquaculture (2020 - 2024)$720,000
Description
This project aims to assess the global and local consequences of changing feeds in aquaculture by developing a new interdisciplinary sustainability assessment framework. The project expects to generate new methods to understand and predict local farm-to-ecosystem changes and global environmental footprints under contrasting feed and climate scenarios by integrating field data with novel experiments, modelling techniques and global mapping of terrestrial and marine feed raw materials and their impacts. Expected outcomes include new methods to assess ecological, social and economic trade-offs under different feeds to inform decision making in support of an ecosystem-based approach to aquaculture spanning global to local scales.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($720,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Blanchard JL; Cameron D; Halpern B; Carter CG; MacLeod C; Adams LR; Leith PB; Bowman JP; Alexander KA
Period
2020 - 2024
Grant Reference
LP200100404
Logistics challenges to offshore co-location of aquaculture & energy industries (2020)$49,972
Description
The ecosystem of a future blue economy (BE) consists of sectors including offshore aquaculture, offshore engineering, marine transport, ports, marine construction and supply, and marine renewable energy. The co-locating and/or integrating of aquaculture and marine renewable energy offshore requires an efficient, effective and coordinated logistics system to support its sustainability. The multiple sectors in the BE system complicates the logistics network and could result in business challenges in relation to, for example, shipping, transport infrastructure, storage design, policy (e.g. marine management protection), and regulation (e.g. safety and security).To address the above-mentioned challenges, it is important to understand the end-to end supply chains within the BE. Therefore, this project, firstly, aims to identify and map the supply chains within the BE. This will help companies better operate along their supply chains for performance improvement; appreciate customer demand patterns and customer preferences to optimise production plans and maximise revenue; and respond to sustainability requirements and therefore better engage with customers by providing demonstrable evidence, such as sustainable practices along these supply chains.Secondly, this project explores potential challenges of the offshore co-location of aquaculture and energy business development to develop an integrated and planned approach to managing the integrated supply chains.As such, there are two research questions (RQ):RQ1: What type of general framework is suitable for mapping supply chains within the BE?RQ2: What are the potential logistics challenges and opportunities to developing offshore co-location of aquaculture and energy sectors?In answering the research questions, this project will achieve the following objectives:1. Developing a general framework as for mapping supply chains within the BE, including process mapping approach and data collection tools;2. Identifying the current challenges and opportunities in offshore aquaculture and energy supply chains;3. Identifying current and emerging infrastructure/operations/people/technological solutions of adopting integrated and coordinated approaches by multiple firms in both offshore aquaculture and energy supply chains; and4. Charting directions to prepare industry sectors for potential logistics challenges to the offshore co-location of aquaculture and energy business development.The outcomes of this project will inform further research in developing an integrated and planned approach to managing supply chains. This relates to the identification of potential synergies between marine and offshore energy and aquaculture systems, which is output 5.2 of program 5 of the BE CRC.This project is also relevant to the remaining 4 programs of the BE CRC as logistics management is a critical factor to the success of each sector within the blue economy (RPs1-4) for production and decision making.The context of this research project is based on international studies on offshore aquaculture operations and offshore energy operations within the BE. It also relates to international studies on co-existence between offshore aquaculture and energy sectors conducted mainly in Europe, such as Germany, UK, Belgian, and Spain (e.g. Karmakar & Soares, 2015; de Groot, Campbell, Ashley & Rodwell, 2014; Weiss, Ondiviela, Guinda, Jesus, Gonzlez, Guanche & Juanes, 2018). This research will provide incremental and potentially transformational outcomes for BE supply chains within an Australian context.
Funding
Blue Economy CRC Co ($49,972)
Scheme
Scoping Study Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chen S; Cahoon SC; Bhaskar PR; Abdussamie N; Adams LR; Lee K; Wu Y
Year
2020
Key Challenges for Offshore/High Energy Salmon Aquaculture Production (2020)$59,309
Description
Offshore aquaculture initiatives are increasing globally but relevant production biology research may or may not be aligned with technology, commercial needs or offshore environments. The aim is to identify knowledge gaps and prioritise BE CRC research by scoping research relevant to key production biology challenges and to available and emerging technology. The benefits will be directly relevant to offshore salmon farming in Australia and NZ. Salmon farming is more advanced than other systems and sectors so knowledge gained will be transferable to other production systems including IMTA and components and to systems for sub-tropical and tropical regions.
Funding
Blue Economy CRC Co ($59,309)
Scheme
Scoping Study Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carter CG; Adams LR; Taylor RS; Symonds J; Alfaro AC; Ruff ND; Asman M; Preece M
Year
2020
Optimising dietary phosphorus inclusion to reduce skeletal deformity in triploid Atlantic salmon (2019)$136,888
Description
Skeletal deformities in cultured fish species are a recurrent production issue requiring further understanding to implement practical mitigation approaches. Skeletal deformities are a significant welfare concern given their disabling effect on affected fish which can lead to impaired growth and mortality. Product downgrades are associated with deformity where inefficient processing lead to reduced yield, and reduced saleability. Skeletal deformities (inclusive of spinal and jaw deformities), can affect up to 30% of farmed triploid Atlantic salmon populations. It was previously reported (FRDC project 2014-248) skeletal deformity of Atlantic salmon has a significant impact for the Tasmanian industry for the higher volume of triploid populations grown by Petuna Seafoods in Macquarie Harbour. It is critical that high quality triploid stocks can be grown rapidly and reliably to avoid significant economic losses imparted by poor performance, removal of deformed fish and product downgrades. It is equally essential that fish welfare is enhanced and maintained for these stocks.Triploid salmon have different requirements for dietary phosphorus (P) relative to diploids, during both freshwater and marine phases, and if fed a standard diploid salmon feed, triploids exhibit slower growth and higher occurrence/prevalence of skeletal anomalies. Furthermore, triploids have different gut morphology relative to diploids and it is suggested that triploid digestive efficiency, growth and welfare outcomes vary significantly from diploid salmon. These observations encouraged feed producers to develop new solutions to cope with these dissimilarities and assist Atlantic salmon producers to improve welfare and commercial output particularly in triploid stocks. A tank-based longitudinal study will enable empirical quantification of phosphorus requirements under standardised and hatchery-relevant conditions during the freshwater growth phase of triploid Atlantic salmon. The study will maintain separate groups of fish with different dietary histories from first feeding until pre-smoltification and assess the consequence of diet history upon the rate of growth and prevalence of skeletal deformity prior to seawater readiness. The trial is designed to establish the effect of improved diet design to reduce skeletal deformity and optimise growth performance in Tasmanian stocks of Atlantic salmon. The aims of this project are to:-Determine the effect of different phosphorus inclusion levels on performance and deformity in a Tasmanian population of triploid Atlantic salmon in an experimental RAS.-Establish phosphorus requirements for Tasmanian triploid salmon during the freshwater phase using an inclusion break point design
Funding
BioMar Ltd ($136,888)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams MB; Adams LR; Carter CG
Year
2019
Salmonid Nutrition and Performance (2017)$41,210
Description
The project covers consultancy projects conducted for Skretting Australia across fish nutrition, growth and health performance, and ingredient assessment studies
Funding
Skretting Australia ($41,210)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams LR; Adams MB
Year
2017
Salmonid Nutrition and Performance - Fish & Digestibility Chemical Analyses (2017)$11,554
Funding
Skretting Australia ($11,554)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams LR; Adams MB
Year
2017
Dietary carotenoid utilisation at high temperature by Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) (2015 - 2017)$70,000
Funding
DSM Nutritional Products France ($10,000); Skretting Australia ($45,000); Van Diemen Aquaculture Pty Ltd ($15,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams LR; Adams MB; Carter CG
Period
2015 - 2017
The effect of different dietary treatments on the growth performance of rainbow trout at winter water temperatures (2014)$92,606
Funding
Skretting Australia ($92,606)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams LR; Adams MB
Year
2014
Assessing the biological value of Tasmanian grown lupins in salmon feeds (2012)$8,756
Funding
Skretting Pty Ltd ($8,756)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams LR; Wilkinson R
Year
2012
Sustainable Feeds and Feed Management for Yellowtail Kingfish (2012)$19,336
Funding
South Australian Research and Development Institute ($19,336)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams LR
Year
2012
Ingredient assessment of locust and grasshopper meal, for inclusion in salmonid feeds (2011 - 2012)$6,300
Funding
Leigh Atkinson ($6,300)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams LR
Period
2011 - 2012
Optimising Prawn Nutrition (2010 - 2013)$37,131
Description
This project provides an assessment of bioactive feed ingredients and immunostimulants to improve prawn health and growth performance. The project seeks to identify potential bioactive ingredients for use as feed supplements or nutrient sources that lower disease-related stress and provide enhanced growth performance in black tiger prawns (Penaeus monodon) when faced with challenge from viral or bacterial pathogens.
Funding
Marinova Pty Ltd ($12,377)
Collaborators
Australian Prawn Farmers Association ($12,377); Ridley Aqua-Feed Pty Ltd ($12,377)
Scheme
Agreement
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams LR; Nowak BF; Pountney DC
Period
2010 - 2013
Optimising Prawn Nutrition for growth performance under suboptimal conditions (2010 - 2014)$81,796
Description
The overall aim of this project is to improve our understanding of prawn (black tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon) nutrition during suboptimal conditions. During late stages of prawn production, farms are often subject to high rainfall events which rapidly reduce both salinity and temperature for extended periods of time. Prawn growth rates are reduced when exposed to suboptimal water quality for a range of reasons including changed feeding patterns and stress to animals.
Funding
Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre ($81,796)
Scheme
Scholarship-Postgraduate Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams LR; Nowak BF
Period
2010 - 2014
Fish Meal Replacement in Aquaculture Feeds: Tracing the Use of Plant Based Proteins and Lipids in Crustacean Body Tissues (2009)$9,134
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,134)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams LR
Year
2009
Understanding Quality in Abalone (2008 - 2011)$98,396
Funding
Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre ($98,396)
Scheme
Scholarship-Postgraduate Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams LR; Moltschaniwskyj NA
Period
2008 - 2011
Marine Links Extension - Aquaculture (2006)$42,996
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($42,996)
Scheme
Institutional Partnership
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Purser GJ; Adams LR
Year
2006

Research Supervision

Louise supervises PhD, Masters and Honours research in aquaculture nutrition related programs. Research candidates are supported particularly where proposals that align with the current nutrition research activities of the IMAS Animal Performance research group.

Completed

7

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDRespiratory and Nutritional Physiology of Spiny Lobster Juveniles in Culture
Candidate: Shuangyao Wang
2021
PhDThe Effects of Sustainable Aquaculture Certification on the Production, Social and Economic Performance of Small-scale Prawn Farmers in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam
Candidate: Tan Duc Nguyen
2020
PhDFactors affecting pigmentation quality in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) at elevated temperature
Candidate: Martin Grunenwald
2018
PhDPerformance of the Black Tiger Prawn (Penaeus Monodon) fed Fucoidan under Sub-optimal Conditions
Candidate: Daniel Caton Pountney
2016
PhDProtein and Energy Nutrition of Brook Trout, Salvelinus fontinalis (Mitchill, 1814)
Candidate: Md Nurul Amin
2013
PhDPhysiological Responses to Different Environmental and Culture Conditions during Ontogeny of the Spiny Lobster, Sagmariasus verreauxi
Candidate: Mark Andrew Jensen
2012
MastersSkin Colour, Colour Preferences and Retinal Structure of Pot Bellied Seahorse, Hippocampus abdominalis
Candidate: Miriam Maass
2007