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Researcher: Leon, RI (Mr Rafael Leon)

Fields of Research

Fisheries management
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Aquaculture
Environment and resource economics
Animal physiological ecology
Fisheries sciences
Animal systematics and taxonomy

Research Objectives

Wild caught rock lobster
Wild caught edible molluscs
Wild caught crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns)
Fisheries - wild caught
Fisheries - aquaculture
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Environmentally sustainable energy activities
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Fisheries - recreational freshwater

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

An experimental analysis of assignment problems and economic rent dissipation in quota managed fisheries; Ocean & Coastal Management
An experimental analysis of assignment problems and economic rent dissipation in quota managed fisheries; North American Association of Fisheries Economists 8th Biennial Forum: Economic Sustainability, Fishing Communities, and Working Waterfronts
Assessment of interaction between giant crab trap and benthic trawl fisheries
Assignment problems and economic rent dissipation in quota-managed fisheries; Australian Society for Fish Biology and Australian Society for Limnology Joint Congress
Assignment problems and economic rent dissipation in quota-managed fisheries; International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade 2014
Body size, growth and life span: implications for the polewards range shift of Octopus tetricus in south-eastern Australia; PLoS One
Changes in the lease and permanent sale quota markets of a rock lobster fishery in response to stock abundance; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Determining when and where to fish: Linking scallop spawning, settlement, size and condition to collaborative spatial harvest and industry in-season management strategies
Differing environmental drivers of settlement across the range of southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) suggest resilience of the fishery to climate change; Fisheries Oceanography
Dynamics of growth in translocated lobsters
Dynamics of growth in translocated lobsters
Economic and Social Assessment of Tasmanian Fisheries 2016/2017
Ensuring monitoring and management of bycatch in Southern Rock Lobster Fisheries is best practice
Experimental analysis of the use of fishery closures and cooperatives to reduce economic rent dissipation caused by assignment problems; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Fishery Assessment Report - Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishery 2017/18
Hybrid abalone are more robust to multi-stressor environments than pure parental species; Aquaculture
IMAS Submission to the Senate Inquiry on ITQs
Reproductive capacity of a marine species (Octopus tetricus) within a recent range extension area; Marine and Freshwater Research
Spatial variation in mortality by in-pot predation in the Tasmanian rock lobster fishery; Fisheries Oceanography

Research Projects

Can novel seismic survey sources mitigate potential impacts to fisheries?; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Ensuring monitoring and management of bycatch in Southern Rock Lobster fisheries is best practice; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Fishery Assessment: Giant Crab; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Giant Crab Enhanced Data Collection - Innovative approaches to enhance data collection in the Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian Giant crab fisheries; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Fishery Data: Commercial Catch Sampling
Population Biology: Rock Lobster
Victorian Rock Lobster and Giant Crab Assessments 2019-2021

Research Candidate Supervision