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Researcher: Ugalde, SC (Ms Sarah Ugalde)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Infectious agents
Fisheries management
Ecosystem function
Microbial ecology
Food packaging, preservation and processing
Agricultural biotechnology diagnostics (incl. biosensors)
Fish pests and diseases
Turbulent flows
Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Conservation and biodiversity

Research Objectives

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

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Analysis of farm management strategies following herpesvirus (OsHV-1) disease outbreaks in Pacific oysters in Tasmania, Australia; Aquaculture
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
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)
SafeFish extension - lobsters; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Seafarms Vibrio report

Research Candidate Supervision