Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture
Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture

Postgraduate Study

Available PhD Scholarships with stipend

Several key components to enable the establishment of a successful onshore lobster aquaculture industry will be addressed by targeted PhD research projects, particularly in the fields of molecular biology, health and social sciences.

The ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture is currently offering multiple PhD projects investigating lobster physiology, behaviour, nutrition, molecular biology and health. Successful applicants will join a large lobster research program at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and contribute to cutting edge lobster aquaculture research. For more information please contact Associate Professor Quinn Fitzgibbon.

Our Postgraduate Projects

This list shows the PhD projects underway or completed.
Team memberDescription
Tara KellyBehavioral physiology of juvenile tropical rock lobster
Incheol JangTreatment of land-based aquaculture effluent using macroalgal systems
Michael LandmanLipid class requirements and metabolism of rock lobsters.
Courtney LewisInvestigating metabolic pathways in decapod crustaceans to inform aquaculture practices
Charles SutherlandUse of AI in lobster aquaculture systems.
Jaime WillisMetabolic suppression of aquatic crustaceans for live transport
Andrea WirtzFactorial bioenergetic model for determination of protein and energy requirements of spiny lobster juveniles in culture.
Thomas BanksMolecular genetics and gene silencing in crustaceans
Theodore UyInvestigating the nutritional aspects of cannibalism within crustacean aquaculture; focusing on the nutrition of cannibalism
Rachel BreslinThe feasibility of transgenerational immunity as health management in lobster aquaculture
Eleanor SpencerThe the impacts of short- and long-term salinity stress on juvenile Tropical Rock Lobsters
Eloise BennettEnvironmental regulation of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) released by seaweeds
Adam YeapAmino acid requirements of juvenile Tropical Rock Lobster in formulated feeds
Hang TranDeveloping mono-sex technology in spiny lobsters by inducing sex change through gene silencing or chemical/thermal manipulation of the eggs.
Mengjia JiangInvestigating healthy microbiota of the complete tropical rock lobster rearing system and developing methods for potential pathogen detection and identification
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The ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Program. 

For more information about the Research Hub please contact us at or phone +61 3 6226 8268.
Australian Research CouncilInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesUniversity of TasmaniaOrnatasUniversity of Sunshine CoastPFG GroupUniversity of New Zealand
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