Fisheries Sciences

Research in the field of fisheries sciences from the Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne.


Robert Day     Dynamics of fisheries populations, especially abalone, abalone aquaculture, fisheries biology of chondrichthyans (sharks and their relatives), effects of ocean acidification on marine organisms.

Tim Dempster     Basic ecological research in marine environments, to ensure fishing, aquaculture and other anthropogenic practices are developed and conducted sustainably.

Greg Jenkins     Aquatic and fisheries ecology, including fish eggs and larvae, recruitment, feeding, growth, movement, and supporting habitats such as seagrass.

John Morrongiello     Working in marine and freshwater systems to investigate how aquatic organisms, primarily fish, respond to environmental changes on contemporary and evolutionary time scales.

Nicholas Robinson     Genetic improvement of livestock and aquaculture species with a focus on design of genetic improvement programs, molecular genetics, gene mapping, genomics and epigenetics.

Steve Swearer     The ecological processes that occur in early life, influencing the dynamics of fish populations, with a focus on the primary causes of extinction risk in fishes and coastal marine ecosystems.

Research centres

Environmental Microbiology Research Initiative
How environmental microorganisms influence ecosystem and human health, change the chemistry of the planet, respond to impacts of industrial contamination and climate change, and new biotechnologies.

National Centre for Coasts and Climate (NCCC)
Working to identify the best ways of addressing climate change impacts in Australian coastal ecosystems.

Research in this area is conducted in the School of BioSciences.