Kyall has more than 20 years’ experience conducting research and teaching within the disciplines of applied animal production and quantitative / evolutionary genetics on both aquatic and terrestrial animals.
David’s work on coral reef evolution and ecology includes palaeontology, molecular biology, ecosystem function, biogeography and social-ecological systems. His goal is to understand the functional ecology of coral reefs.
Orpha's teaching areas include the evolution and ecology of reef fishes, marine biogeography, biological oceanography, invertebrate biology and the fossil record of dinosaurs and vertebrates through time.
Senior Lecturer, Principal Research Scientist at AIMS
David's research is in molecular microbial ecology focused on microbial diversity, structure and function in reef ecosystems. Activities include determining the role of microbes in maintaining coral fitness.
Kelly specialises in aquatic animal health, with a focus on viral and bacterial diseases of tropical aquaculture species. She teaches and co-ordinates the JCU subjects Introduction to Aquaculture and Sustainable Aquaculture.
Rocky manages industry partnerships that take the outcomes of aquaculture research to deliver innovative products and processes ranging from food products to fertilisers, biological carbon capture and storage using biochar.
Naomi's research explores the drivers of coral reef and coastal ecosystem function in order to improve livelihoods and food security in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly coastal and island based fishery dynamics in Indonesia.
Mia focuses on how processes acting at the physiological scale influence the growth, survival and reproduction of corals and other marine organisms, using a combination of lab experiments, field work and mathematical models.
Kate's researches aquatic animal parasitology issues that threaten wild, farmed and ornamental fishes. Her work integrates parasite species discovery and biology with practical techniques to deliver tangible outcomes for industry.
Since joining JCU, Dean has built an internationally recognised research group with a major focus on the development of genetic tools and knowledge to inform selective breeding programs for aquaculture species.
Geoffrey's fields of interest include the ecology and behaviour of reef fishes; human impacts on coral reef populations, and the importance of marine reserves for conserving marine biodiversity and sustaining fisheries.
Mike is a Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Innovative Coral Reef Studies. He researches the connectivity of reef fish populations, environmental records in corals and fishes and irukandji jellyfishes.
Leo’s research interests include using physiology to solve commercially relevant production bottlenecks, raw materials for aquafeeds, nutrient requirements, digestive processes in aquatic organisms, taste and palatability.
Garry's research studies the biology and fisheries of species of reef fish of commercial and recreational fishing significance. Specific areas of research include age and growth, reproduction, mortality, movements and stock assessment.
Marcus' research interests include understanding the nursery ground value of coastal systems for fisheries species, and reconciliation of tropical coastal ecosystem health and resilience with sustainable fishing industry.
Director of the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture
Jan applies next generation sequencing tools to help solve bottlenecks in fisheries and aquaculture industries. Her laboratory group is investigating population differentiation, recruitment and adaptation in a range of lobster species.
Lynne researches connectivity and population structure, emphasising conservation and fisheries management applications, as well as acclimation and adaptation of tropical fishes to environmental stressors.
Chaoshu's research interests include: culture techniques for commercial crustaceans and marine ornamentals; ecophysiology and behaviour of crustacean larvae and juveniles; and toxicology of effluent water to aquatic animals.
Andrew works on assessments of Australia shark and rays species and their management. He also has research interests in integrating traditional knowledge and management systems into mainstream fisheries management.
Andrew leads the Products from Oedogonium project within the Centre for Macroalgal Resources and Biotechnology. This program works on the bioremediation of agricultural, municipal and industrial waste waters.
Clive is an internationally recognised expert in the aquaculture of rock lobster and freshwater crayfish. At JCU he leads research projects that are developing aquaculture production technology for commercial application.
David researches applying genetic and genomic tools to address research questions with a strong applied aquaculture industry focus. He has worked in quantitative and population genetics of marine wildlife and commercially important species.
Agnes’ research focuses on the use of cutting-edge and traditional molecular approaches for the protection of Australia’s aquatic fauna. She is developing innovative eDNA methods for detecting pest and conservation species.
Nicolas' work focuses on the production of marine and freshwater macroalgae in integrated land-based systems, particularly in the context of bioremediation of aquaculture effluents and municipal wastewater.
Trine's research focuses on the controlled reproduction of macroalgae at scale in order to provide a reliable source of seedlings. Her work develops bioremediation technologies for the aquaculture industry.
David's research interests are in marine ecology, ecotoxicology and the application of algal-based bioremediation technologies for the treatment of industrial waste water. He lead a number of projects investigating seaweed biomass.
Catarina’s research involves understanding processes related to marine population dynamics, investigating the complex mechanisms driving the distribution of organisms and the evolutionary aspects of adaptation.
Bette's research focuses on understanding inter-kingdom symbiotic partnerships that underpin coral health, factors driving outbreaks of coral disease, and the potential for corals to adapt to a changing environment.