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Researcher: Fitzgibbon, Q (Dr Quinn Fitzgibbon)

Fields of Research

Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Fisheries Sciences
Fish Physiology and Genetics
Fish Pests and Diseases
Fisheries Management
Animal Physiology - Systems
Developmental Genetics (incl. Sex Determination)
Post-Harvest Fisheries Technologies (incl. Transportation)
Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles)
Wildlife and Habitat Management

Research Objectives

Fisheries - Aquaculture
Aquaculture Rock Lobster
Wild Caught Rock Lobster
Wild Caught Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)
Wild Caught Edible Molluscs
Aquaculture Tuna
Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)
Wild Caught Tuna
Oil and Gas Extraction
Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Fisheries - Recreational
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Coal Exploration

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

2015 Tasmanian Young Tall Poppy Science Award
In silico prediction of the G-protein coupled receptors expressed during the metamorphic molt of Sagmariasus verreauxi (Crustacea: Decapoda) by mining transcriptomic data: RNA-seq to repertoire; General and Comparative Endocrinology
A molecular approach to understanding metamorphosis in spiny lobsters; 11th international Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
Analysis of Bromate in ozonated seawater in the aquaculutre industry; International Ion Chromatography Symposium
Analysis of the central nervous system transcriptome of the eastern rock lobster Sagmariasus verreauxi reveals Its putative neuropeptidome; PLoS One
Applying the power of transcriptomics: understanding male sexual development in decapod Crustacea; Integrative and Comparative Biology
Bioenergetics of nutrient reserves and metabolism in spiny lobster juveniles Sagmariasus verreauxi: predicting nutritional condition from hemolymph biochemistry; Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
Can larval culture vessel surfaces influence the diversity of bacterial biofilms in spiny lobster culture?; Proceedings 10th ICWL
Cardio-respiratory physiology and thermal tolerance during the moult cycle of Australian and Japanese spiny lobster phyllosoma larvae; World Aquaculture Conference 2014 Book of Abstracts
Cardiorespiratory ontogeny and response to environmental hypoxia of larval spiny lobster, Sagmariasus verreauxi; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A
Characteristics of spawning behaviour in cultured greenback flounder Rhombosolea tapirina; Aquaculture
Closing gaps in decapod crustacean development using an omics approach; The Crustacean Society Mid-Year Meeting
Commercial development of rock lobster culture; World Aquaculture Conference 2014
Could the packhorse lobster, Sagmariasus verreauxi, be the best spiny lobster for aquaculture?; 6th Fish and Shellfish Larviculture Symposium 2013
CYP450s analysis across spiny lobster metamorphosis identifies a long sought missing link in crustacean development; Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Density effects on reproduction in natural populations of the staghorn damsel, Amblyglyphidodon curacao; Cybium
Effect of body mass and activity on the metabolic rate and ammonia-N excretion of the spiny lobster Sagmariasus verreauxi during ontogeny; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Effect of dietary lipid source on expression of lipid metabolism genes and tissue lipid profile in juvenile spiny lobster Sagmariasus verreauxi; Aquaculture
Effect of photperiod on the culture of early-stage phyllosoma and metamorphosis of spiny lobster (Sagmariasus verreauxi); Aquaculture
Effect of water temperature on the development and energetics of early, mid and late-stage phyllosoma larvae of spiny lobster Sagmariasus vereauxi; Aquaculture
Effects of hypoxia on oxygen consumption, swimming velocity and gut evacuation in southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii); Environmental Biology of Fishes
Effects of slow release gonadotropin releasing hormone analog on milt characteristics and plasma levels of gonadal steroids in greenback flounder, Rhombosolea tapirina; Aquaculture
Extracting DNA from whole organism homogenates and the risk of false positives in PCR based diet studies: A case study using spiny lobster larvae; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Fish oil replacement in feeds for juvenile spiny lobsters: lipid metabolism in the eastern rock lobster Sagmariasus verreauxi; World Aquaculture 2015
Growth and biochemistry of the spiny lobster Sagmariasus verreauxi cultured at low and high density from hatch to puerulus; Aquaculture
Habitat-related variation in reproductive endocrine condition in the coral reef damselfish Acanthochromis polyacanthus; General and Comparative Endocrinology
How does metabolic phenotype and social interaction affect growth disparity of spiny lobster?; 11th international Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
Identification and characterization of androgenic gland specific insulin-like peptide-encoding transcripts in two spiny lobster species: Sagmariasus verreauxi and Jasus edwardsii; General and Comparative Endocrinology
Identification of the first sex-linked Dmrt in an invertebrate: sex determination in the decapod crustacean Sagmariasus verreauxi; The Crustacean Society Mid-Year Meeting
International chairs for crab and lobster sessions; World Aquaculture Meeting 2015
Metabolic scope, swimming performance and the effects of hypoxia in the mulloway, Argyrosomus japonicus (Pisces: Sciaenidae); Aquaculture
Moving with the beat: heart rate and visceral temperature of free-swimming and feeding bluefin tuna; Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Non-invasive nutritional condition assessment in juvenile spiny lobsters Sagmariasus verreauxi; World Aquaculture 2015
Physiological energetics of the puerulus stage of Sagmariasus verreauxi; Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management
Physiological impacts of seismic air gun exposure on spiny lobster (Jasus edwardsii); 11th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
Postprandial metabolic increment of southern bluefin tuna Thunnus maccoyii ingesting high or low-lipid sardines Sardinops sagax; Journal of Fish Biology
Production of recombinant insulin-like androgenic gland hormones from three decapod species: In vitro testicular phosphorylation and activation of a newly identified tyrosine kinase receptor from the Eastern spiny lobster, Sagmariasus verreauxi; General and Comparative Endocrinology
Propagation of spiny lobsters(Jasus edwardsii and Sagmariasus verreauxi) in Tasmania, Australia; Recent developments and the prophylactic use of chemical disinfectants; The 9th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
Recent advances in the larval rearing and physiological understanding of spiny lobster Sagmariasus verreauxi; World Aquaculture Conference 2015
Recent developments in temperate spiny lobster propagation; Australasian Aquaculture 2012
Recovery periods of cultured spiny lobster, Sagmariasus verreauxi juveniles: Effects of handling, force feeding, exercising to exhaustion and anaesthesia on oxygen consumption and ammonia-N excretion rates; Aquaculture
Redefining metamorphosis in spiny lobsters: molecular analysis of the phyllosoma to puerulus transition in Sagmariasus verreauxi; Scientific Reports
Rock lobster Propagation Subprogram: Commercially viable production of temperate rock lobster (Jasus spp.) puerulus from eggs
Routine metabolic rate of southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii); Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A
Searching for the molecular mechanisms underlying spiny lobsters sex determination and development; 11th international Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
Seismic air gun exposure during early-stage embryonic development does not negatively affect spiny lobster Jasus edwardsii larvae (Decapoda:Palinuridae); Scientific Reports
Standard metabolic rate of spiny lobster (Sagmariasus verreauxi) pueruli determined by intermittent flow-through respirometry; Journal of Marine Biological Association of India
Temperature dependent growth, feeding, nutritional condition and aerobic metabolism of juvenile spiny lobster, Sagmariasus verreauxi; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A
The Achilles heel for spiny lobsters: the energetics of the non-feeding post-larval stage; Fish and Fisheries
The effect of stocking density on growth, metabolism and ammonia-N excretion during larval ontogeny of the spiny lobster Sagmariasus verreauxi; Aquaculture
The energetic consequence of specific dynamic action in southern bluefin tuna Thunnus maccoyii; Journal of Experimental Biology
The release and uptake of metals from potential biofilm inhibition products during spiny lobster (Sagmariasus verreauxi, H. Milne Edwards 1851) culture; Aquaculture Research
The Roles of Research Organisations in Supporting a New Sustainable Aquaculture: A Tasmanian Perspective on Rock Lobster Aquaculture; Second International Symposium on Marine and Fisheries Research
The why, where, and how of spiny lobster aquaculture (Panulirus ornatus); 11th international Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
Thermal tolerance of the nektonic puerulus stage of spiny lobsters and implications of ocean warming; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Thermal tolerance of the nektonic puerulus stage of spiny lobsters and implications of ocean warming; 10th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
Widely used marine seismic survey air gun operations negatively impact zooplankton; Nature Ecology & Evolution
Y-linked iDmrt1 paralogue (iDMY) in the Eastern spiny lobster, Sagmariasus verreauxi: the first invertebrate sex-linked Dmrt; Developmental Biology

Research Projects

Assessing the impact of marine seismic surveys on southeast Australian fisheries; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Commercial development of rock lobster culture systems: the cutting edge of aquaculture; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Improving post-harvest survivability of southern rock lobster in a changing environment; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Is oil and gas exploration causing a seismic shift in zooplankton?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Redefining the molecular mechanism underlying crustacean metamorphosis; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Understanding climate driven range shifts: using thermal performance of rock lobster to predict the outcome of competitive interactions and future population range shifts; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Testing effects of rodent bait on lobster

Research Candidate Supervision

Links between Energy Metabolism, Behavious and Growth and Spiny Lobster
Physiological Responses to Different Environmental and Culture Conditions during Ontogeny of the Spiny Lobster, Sagmariasus verreauxi