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Researcher: Smolenski, AJ (Mr Adam Smolenski)

Fields of Research

Genetics
Animal systematics and taxonomy
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Animal reproduction and breeding
Molecular evolution
Comparative physiology
Fisheries sciences
Animal production
Biogeography and phylogeography
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Gene mapping

Research Objectives

Fisheries - wild caught
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Beef cattle
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Sheep for meat
Wild caught edible molluscs
Marine biodiversity
Fisheries - recreational freshwater

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Polyzosteria cockroaches in Tasmania (Blattodea: Blattidae: Polyzosteriinae) represent a new, endemic species, with allopatric alpine and coastal sub-populations; Zootaxa
Changes in milk composition during lactation in the eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii)(Marsupialia: Peramelidae); Australian Journal of Zoology
Description and genetic identification of the early life-stages of Notolabrus fucicola and N. tetricus from Tasmanian waters, Australia, with notes on their newly-settled juveniles; New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
Genetic diversity and breed comparison of carcass traits in Tasmanian Corriedale and East Friesian sheep by RAPD markers, In: D. Troy, R. Pearce, B. Byrne, J. Kerry (Editors), Harnessing and Exploiting Global Opportunities; 52nd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology : Harnessing and Exploiting Global Opportunities
Genetic structuring of Latris lineata at localised and trans-oceanic scales; Marine Biology
Genetic variation in growth and the optimisation of SNP molecular markers for parentage assignment in pasture-based crossbred sheep; Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics 19th Conference
Lack of genetic divergence found with microsatellite DNA markers in the tarakihi Nemadactylus macropterus; New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
Microsatellite DNA markers and morphometrics reveal a complex population structure in a merobenthic octopus species (Octopus maorum) in south-east Australia and New Zealand; Marine Biology
Microsatellite loci from the marine fish Nemadactylus macropterus (Perciformes : Cheilodactylidae); Molecular Ecology
Mitochondrial DNA phylogeny of red and green rock lobsters (genus Jasus); Marine and Freshwater Research
Molecular phylogeny of the Cheilodactylidae and Latridae (Perciformes: Cirrhitoidea) with notes on taxonomy and biogeography; Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
RAPD marker variation in meat quality traits of Poll Dorset second-cross lambs selected for muscle or growth, In: D. Troy, R. Pearce, B. Byrne, J. Kerry (Editors), Harnessing and Exploiting Global Opportunities; 52nd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology : Harnessing and Exploiting Global Opportunities

Research Projects

Development of a Genetic/Morphological Databank for the Identification of Wild Eggs of Australian Marine Fishes; Australia and Pacific Science Foundation (APSF)
Ecomarine P. vivipara Population Genetics

Research Candidate Supervision