Projects and PhDs

Funded Research Projects

Solving key industry bottlenecks for sea urchin roe enhancementb> (2016-2018; RIRDC)

Deakin Ridley Aquaculture Research Initiative (2015-2020; Ridley aquafeed & Deakin University)

Sustainable nutrition solutions using Australian seaweeds: Developing seaweed production techniques for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (2015-2018; Industry Partnership: Victorian Shellfish Hatchery)

In vitro digestibility for improved feed formulation (2014-2017; Ridley Aquafeed)

Emulsifiers and lipids in manufactured diets for Atlantic salmon (2014-2015; Ridley Aquafeed)

Coral nutrition (2014-2015; Australian Institute of Marine Science)

Crown-of-thorns starfish larval feeding biology (2013-2015; Australian Institute of Marine Science)

Would you like seaweed with that? Sustainable nutrition solutions using Australian seaweeds (2013; Pozible)

Coral health (2013-2015; Australian Institute of Marine Science)

Fatty acid analysis in Great Barrier Reef corals and echinoderms (2013; Australian Institute of Marine Science Capital Expenditure Grants Program)

Lipid class analysis in Great Barrier Reef corals and crustacean larvae (2012; Australian Institute of Marine Science Capital Expenditure Grants Program)

Lobster nutrition (2011-2013; Australian Institute of Marine Science)

Victoria's Future Climate and Marine Environment: Vulnerability of Rocky Reefs (2012; GHCMA)

Investigation of the nutritional role of docosahexaenoic acid in larval Palinurid lobsters (2012; Australian Academy of Science)

Out of season breeding of corals (2012; Australian Institute of Marine Science)

Protein analysis of lobster and coral tissues (2011; Australian Institute of Marine Science Capital Expenditure Grants Program)

Progressing our understanding of the evolution and ecology of complex life histories of marine algae (2011; Travel Fellowship to Japan, Australian Academy of Science)

Evaluating solubilised proteins in aquafeed in Atlantic Salmon industry (2013-2014 Ridley Aquafeed)

Triggering the dormant capacity of fish to make omega 3 fatty acids (2010-2014; ARC Discovery)

Redefining Essential Fatty Acid Requirements of Fishes in the Context of Rendered Fat-based Aquafeeds (2013-2014, Fats and Proteins Research Foundation and The Southern Illinois University)

Evaluation of the potential inclusion of two algal products in the formulation of aquafeed in the Atlantic salmon (2013-2014, MBD Energy)

Huon Tallow Salmon Trial (2013-2014; Ridley Aquafeed)

Nutritional characterisation of Abalone (2012-2013; Fisheries DPI VIC)

Algal meal in Atlantic Salmon aquafeed (2011-2013; Ridley Aquafeed)

Optimisation of Atlantic Salmon feed (2011-2012; Ridley Aquafeed)

Monola in aquafeed (2010-2012; NuSeed, NuFarm Pty Ltd)

Aquaculture Technologies for Recycled Water Bioremediation (2010-2011; Wannon Water)

Open-water Murray cod nutrition (2009-2011; Fisheries DPI VIC)

Omega-3 fatty acids, appetite and growth of farmed fish (2007-2009, ARC Discovery)

Current PhD projects

PhD students are at the core of our laboratory and play a central and vital part of NuSea.Lab. Accordingly, for details of current PhD students and their projects, please refer to Staff & Contacts

Completed PhD projects

Dr Michael Salini: "Fatty acid metabolism in barramundi (Lates calcarifer)." (2016)

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Dr Geoffrey Gooley: "Integrated aquaculture systems approach to multi water-use in irrigated agriculture" (2014)

Dr Shyamalie Sendadheera: "Modulating LC-PUFA Biosynthesis in Freshwater Farmed Fish" (2012)

Dr Thanongsak Thanuthong: "Dietary Lipid Sources and Fatty Acid Metabolism in Rainbow Trout" (2012)

Dr Jacqui Pocklington: "The ecological role of canopy-forming fucoid algae on temperate intertidal rocky shores" (2012)

Dr Jessica McKenzie: "Coastal responses to estuarine discharge from intermittently open systems" (2011)

Dr Giorgio Palmeri: "Nutritional and Organoleptic Quality in Intensively Farmed Murray Cod"(2009)

Dr Prue McKenzie: "Potential for long-distance dispersal of Hormosira banksia" (2008)