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Researcher: Ugalde, SC (Ms Sarah Ugalde)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Fisheries management
Infectious agents
Ecosystem function
Microbial ecology
Fish pests and diseases
Food packaging, preservation and processing
Animal growth and development
Agricultural biotechnology diagnostics (incl. biosensors)
Conservation and biodiversity
Environmental management
Environment policy

Research Objectives

Fisheries - aquaculture
Aquaculture molluscs (excl. oysters)
Food safety
Aquaculture oysters
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Aquaculture crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns)
Aquaculture prawns
Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
Fisheries - recreational marine
Other environmental management
Water policy (incl. water allocation)
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Marine biodiversity
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Measurement and assessment of freshwater quality (incl. physical and chemical conditions of water)
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Wild caught edible molluscs
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Analysis of farm management strategies following herpesvirus (OsHV-1) disease outbreaks in Pacific oysters in Tasmania, Australia; Aquaculture
Challenges and opportunities of aquaculture supply chains: case study of oysters in Australia; Ocean and Coastal Management
Characteristics and primary productivity of East Antarctic pack ice during the winter-spring transition; Deep-Sea Research II
Comparative performance of four immunological test kits for the detection of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins in Tasmanian shellfish; Toxicon
Detection of paralytic shellfish toxins in mussels and oysters using the qualitative neogen lateral-flow immunoassay: an interlaboratory study; Journal of AOAC International
Effect of different culture methods on growth and survival of the snout otter clam, Lutraria philippinarum, in Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam; Aquaculture Journal
Effects of CO2 concentration on a late summer surface sea ice community; Marine Biology
Extracellular organic carbon dynamics during a bottom-ice algal bloom (Antarctica); Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Improved understanding of Tasmanian harmful algal blooms and biotoxin events to support seafood risk management
Independent report on Seafarms Vibrio cholerae detection, April 2020
Monitoring and assessing offshore/high energy production structures. A report from the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre
Photosynthetic carbon allocation of an Antarctic sea ice diatom (Fragilariopsis cylindrus); Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Proficiency testing of growers using the Neogen rapid Paralytic Shellfish Toxin test kits
Single-laboratory validation of the neogen qualitative lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of paralytic shellfish toxins in mussels and oysters; Journal of AOAC International
Unprecedented Alexandrium blooms in a previously low biotoxin risk area of Tasmania, Australia; 17th International Conference on Harmful Algae 2016

Research Projects

Assessing the effectiveness of artificial reefs and FADs in creating recreational opportunities for Tasmanias recreational fishers; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Blue economy: Valuing the carbon sequestration potential in oyster aquaculture; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Contextualising shellfish food safety in Northern Australia; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Improved understanding of Tasmanian harmful algal blooms and biotoxin events to support seafood risk management; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Request for Tender Technical Proposal ; Australia Awards in Indonesia (AAII)
Review of regulation and policy guiding use of artificial reefs and Fish Aggregating Devices (FAD) in Australian waters; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
SafeFish extension - lobsters; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Seafarms Vibrio report

Research Candidate Supervision