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Researcher: Turnbull, AR (Dr Alison Turnbull)

Fields of Research

Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Infectious agents
Fish pests and diseases
Food safety, traceability, certification and authenticity
Fisheries management
Aquaculture
Other biological sciences
Virology
Natural products and bioactive compounds
Microbial ecology
Food packaging, preservation and processing
Health services and systems
Post-harvest fisheries technologies (incl. transportation)
Animal physiology - systems
Fisheries sciences
Pollution and contamination
Biologically active molecules
Medical bacteriology
Invertebrate biology
Conservation and biodiversity

Research Objectives

Aquaculture oysters
Wild caught rock lobster
Food safety
Fisheries - aquaculture
Wild caught edible molluscs
Fisheries - wild caught
Aquaculture prawns
Aquaculture rock lobster
Fisheries - recreational marine
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Fish product traceability and quality assurance
Aquaculture molluscs (excl. oysters)
Aquaculture crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns)
Berry fruit (excl. kiwifruit)
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Management of liquid waste from animal production (excl. water)
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Management of solid waste from animal production

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A comparative analysis of methods (LC-MS/MS, LC-MS and rapid test kits) for the determination of diarrhetic shellfish toxins in oysters, mussels and pipis; Toxins
Accumulation and depuration of paralytic shellfish toxins by Australian abalone Haliotis rubra: conclusive association with Gymnodinium catenatum dinoflagellate blooms; Food Control
Accumulation of paralytic shellfish toxins by southern rock lobster Jasus edwardsii causes minimal impact on lobster health; Aquatic Toxicology
Assessing the risk of marine biotoxins in Tasmanian commercial shellfish, Milestone Report No. 2
Bacteriophages as enteric viral indicators in bivalve mollusc management; Food Microbiology
Ciguatera (fish) Poisoning in Australia Frequently Asked Questions
Detection of paralytic shellfish toxins in mussels and oysters using the qualitative neogen lateral-flow immunoassay: an interlaboratory study; Journal of AOAC International
Detection of paralytic shellfish toxins in southern rock lobster Jasus edwardsii using the qualitative NeogenTM lateral flow immunoassay: single-laboratory validation; Journal of AOAC International
Determining stakeholder expectations and the potential value of a sensor network in Tasmanian oyster growing areas
Emergence of non-choleragenic Vibrio infections in Australia; Communicable Diseases Intelligence
Estimating risk associated with human norovirus and hepatitis A virus in fresh Australian leafy greens and berries at retail; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Experimental Depuration of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins (PST) in Pacific Oysters
Experimental uptake and depuration of paralytic shellfish toxins in Southern Rock Lobster, Jasus edwardsii; Toxicon
Extending biotoxin capability and research in Australia through development of an experimental biotoxin contamination facility to target industry relevant issues
Fate of paralytic shellfish toxins in southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) during cooking: concentration, composition, and distribution; Journal of Food Protection
Field validation of the southern rock lobster paralytic shellfish toxin monitoring program in Tasmania, Australia; Marine Drugs
Improved understanding of Tasmanian harmful algal blooms and biotoxin events to support seafood risk management
Improving risk management of paralytic shellfish toxins in Blacklip Abalone (Haliotis rubra rubra)
Independent report on Seafarms Vibrio cholerae detection, April 2020
Investigation of F-RNA bacteriophage as a tool in re-opening Australian oyster growing areas following sewage spills; Food and Environmental Virology
Lobster supply chains are not at risk from paralytic shellfish toxin accumulation during wet storage; Toxins
Low abundance of microplastics in commercially caught fish across southern Australia; Environmental Pollution
Milestone report - 2020 monitoring of paralytic shellfish toxins in abalone tissues on the east coast of Tasmania
Milestone report - 2020 monitoring of paralytic shellfish toxins in sea urchins on the east coast of Tasmania
Milestone report: Field validation of the Neogen rapid screening paralytic shellfish toxin test kit for abalone foot
National ciguatera research strategy: reducing the incidence of ciguatera in Australia through improved risk management (eds: A Seger, N Dowsett and A Turnbull)
National survey of foodborne viruses in Australian oysters at production; Food Microbiology
Paralytic shellfish toxin uptake, tissue distribution, and depuration in the southern rock lobster Jasus edwardsii Hutton; Harmful Algae
Paralytic shellfish toxins - call for uniform reporting units; Toxicon
Paralytic shellfish toxins in Australian southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii): acute human exposure from consumption of hepatopancreas; Human and Ecological Risk Assessment
Proficiency testing of growers using the Neogen rapid Paralytic Shellfish Toxin test kits
Raising awareness of ciguatera fish poisoning in Australia: a survey of recreational fishers
Reversing abalone PST closures on the Tasmanian East Coast 2020
Review of the Microbiological Criteria relating to seafood in the Food Standards Code
Rock lobster hepatopancreas consumption data for dietary exposure assessment among recreational harvesters in Tasmania and South Australia; Human and Ecological Risk Assessment
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
Uptake of paralytic shellfish toxins by blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra rubra Leach) from direct exposure to Alexandrium catenella microalgal cells and toxic aquaculture feed; Harmful Algae

Research Projects

Contextualising shellfish food safety in Northern Australia; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Field validation of the Neogen rapid screening paralytic shellfish toxin test kit for abalone foot; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Improved risk management of paralytic shellfish toxins in Southern Rock Lobster; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Risk profile for the paralytic shellfish toxins from Alexandrium catenella in Tasmanian sea urchins; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
SafeFish 2021-2025; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
SafeFish extension - lobsters; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
The Detection of Ciguatera Toxins in NSW Spanish Mackerel; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Vibrio risk in Tropical Rock Oysters; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Assessing the risk of pathogenic vibrio species in Tasmanian oysters
Oysters Tasmania biotoxin risk assessment
Research services to ShellMAP
SafeFish (SARDI subcontract)
SafeFish Project
Seafarms Vibrio report
Values and expectations of a sensor network for oysters
Reducing the risk of PST in Southern Rock Lobster

Research Candidate Supervision