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Researcher: de Salas, MF (Dr Miguel de Salas)

Fields of Research

Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Biological oceanography
Genetics
Aquaculture
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Conservation and biodiversity
Fish pests and diseases
Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy
Chemical oceanography
Natural products and bioactive compounds
Biochemistry and cell biology

Research Objectives

Fisheries - aquaculture
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Marine biodiversity
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in coastal and estuarine environments
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Terrestrial biodiversity
Food safety
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences

Career Best Publications

Takayama Gen. Nov. (Gymondiniales, Dinophyceae) a new genus of unarmored dinoflagellates with sigmoid apical grooves, including the description of two new species; Journal of Phycology

Research Publications

Alexandrium diversaporum sp. nov., a new non-saxitoxin producing species: Phylogeny, morphology and sxtA genes; Harmful Algae
Eucalyptus ambigua is not the correct name for the Smithton Peppermint of Tasmania; Muelleria
Karenia asterichroma sp. nov. (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae), a new dinoflagellate species associated with finfish aquaculture mortalities in Tasmania, Australia; Phycologia
Karenia umbella sp. nov. (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae), a new potentially icthyotoxic dinoflagellate species from Tasmania, Australia; Phycologia
Karlodinium australe sp. nov. (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae), a new potentially ichthyotoxic unarmoured dinoflagellate from lagoonal habitats of south-eastern Australia; Phycologia
Takayama Gen. Nov. (Gymondiniales, Dinophyceae) a new genus of unarmored dinoflagellates with sigmoid apical grooves, including the description of two new species; Journal of Phycology
A new clade, based on partial LSU rDNA sequences, of unarmoured dinoflagellates; Protist
A reinvestigation of saxitoxin production and sxtA in the 'non-toxic' Alexandrium tamarense Group V clade; Harmful Algae
A review of the molecular evidence for ballast water introduction of the toxic dinoflagellates Gymnodinium catenatum and the Alexandrium 'tamarensis complex' to Australiasia; Harmful Algae
Algae of Australia: Phytoplankton of Temperate Coastal Waters; ABRS, Canberra & CSIRO Publishing Melbourne
Calcification morphotypes of the coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi in the Southern Ocean: changes in 2001 to 2006 compared to historical data; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Development of a real-time PCR Probe for quantification of the heterotrophic dinoflagellate Cryptoperidiniopsis brodyi (Dinophyceae) in environmental samples; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
DNA probes, targeting large sub-unit rRNA, for the rapid identification of the paralytic shellfish poison producing dinoflagellate, Gymnodinium catenatum; New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
Gymnodiniod genera Karenia and Takayama (Dinophyceae) in New Zealand coastal waters; New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
How many species in the Southern Ocean? Towards a dynamic inventory of the Antarctic marine species; Deep-Sea Research Part II
Karlotoxin production by two species of Karlodinium (Dinophyta): Algicidal activity against Karenia and ichthyotoxicity against sheepshead minnow larvae; International Conference on Harmful Algae
Lipid, fatty acid, and sterol composition of eight species of Kareniaceae (dinophyta): chemotaxonomy and putative lipid phycotoxins; Journal of Phycology
Morphology and phylogeny of Gymnodinium trapeziforme sp.nov. (Dinophyceae): a new dinoflagellate from the southeast coast of Iran that forms microreticulate resting cysts; Phycologia
Morphotaxonomy and genetic affinities of five novel, potentially fish-killing Australian gymnodinioid dinoflagellates; 11th International Conference on Harmful Algae
Morphotaxonomy and Genetic Affinities of Five Novel, Potentially Fish-Killing, Australian Gymnodinioid Dinoflagellates
Natural products isolated from endemic Tasmanian vascular plants; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Novel unarmored dinoflagellates from the toxigenic family kareniaceae (gymnodiniales): five new species of Karlodinium and one new Takayama from the Australian sector of the Southern Ocean; Journal of Phycology
Phylogenetic study of Gymnodinium dorsalisulcum comb. nov. from tropical Australian coastal waters (Dinophyceae); Phycological Research
Planktonic Dinoflagelates; Algae of Australia: Phytoplankton of Temperate Coastal Waters
Protistan communities in the Australian sector of the Sub-Antarctic Zone during SAZ-Sense; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Rapid and accurate identification by real-time PCR of biotoxin-producing dinoflagellates from the family Gymnodiniaceae; Marine Drugs
Recent dinoflagellate cysts; Algae of Australia: Phytoplankton of Temperate Coastal Waters
Superoxide production by marine microalgae: I. Survey of 37 species from 6 classes; Marine Biology: international journal on life in oceans and coastal waters
Survey for karlotoxin production in 15 species of gymnodinioid dinoflagellates (Kareniaceae, Dinophyta)1; Journal of Phycology
Taxonomy, morphology and genetic affinities of small marine Australian gymnodinioid dinoflagellates; Xth International Conference on Harmful Algae
The dinoflagellate genus Alexandrium (Halim) in New Zealand coastal waters: comparative morphology, toxicity and molecular genetics; Harmful Algae
The relation of mixed-layer net community production to phytoplankton community composition in the Southern Ocean; Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Toxic Australian Alexandrium dinoflagellates: introduced or indigenous?; 9th International Conference - Harmful Algal Blooms 2000
Ultrastructure and large subunit rDNA sequences of Lepidodinium viride reveal a close relationship to Lepidodinium chlorophorum comb. nov. (=Gymnodinium chlorophorum) ; Phycological Research
Yessotoxin production by Gonyaulax spinifera; Harmful Algae

Research Projects

DNA Fingerprinting of Southern Hemisphere Populations of an Indicator Plankton Species. Can it Cope with our Increasing CO2 Emissions?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Ecophysiological, Morphological and Genetic Differences between Two Southern Ocean Morphotypes of the Coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi (Lohm.) Hay and Mohler (Haptophyta)