Sam Kruimink is a Senior Technical Officer at IMAS Taroona working within the Fisheries and Aquaculture research centre on salmon farming interactions with the environment, with a particular focus on temperate reef habitats.
Building on his prior experience in shellfish aquaculture, Sam completed his BSc majoring in Geography and Environmental Studies and Geology at UTAS in 2009. Following this Sam spent five years working in the salmon industry as an environmental officer, with experience in the marine compliance realm and new lease development.
Sam is currently undertaking further studies: an Honours project looking into the comparison of different survey techniques employed to assess reef habitats.
Fields of Research
- Infectious agents (310702)
- Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology) (310302)
- Coastal or estuarine biodiversity (180203)
- Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems (180601)
Grants & Funding
Number of grants
- This project aims to:1. Use the rocky reef algal communities as a biological indicator of nutrient availability2. Undertake Rapid Visual Assessment (RVA) surveys at six locations twice per year to assess functionality of algae communities.3. Report on how function of algal communities may change over time.
- Derwent Estuary Program ($31,495)
- Contract Research
- Administered By
- University of Tasmania
- Research Team
- White CA; Kruimink S; Johnson OJ
- 2019 - 2020