Publications

Aquaculture Research

The names listed in bold are staff or former staff members of the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute.

Refereed Journal Articles

Booth MA, Allan GL, Smullen RP (2013) Digestibility of common feed ingredients by juvenile mulloway Argyrosomus japonicus. Aquaculture, 414-415, 140-148.

Cobcroft, J.M., S.C. Battaglene, J.C.G. Biggs and D.S. Fielder, 2013. Investigating causal factors of skeletal malformation in yellowtail kingfish Seriola lalandi. In: C.I. Hendry (Ed), Larvi, ’13 – Fish & Shellfish Larviculture Symposium. European Aquaculture Society, Special Publication No. XX, Oostende, Belgium, 2013.

Dove MC, Nell JA, McOrrie S, O’Connor WA, 2013. Assessment of QX and winter
mortality disease resistance of mass selected Sydney rock oysters in the Hawkesbury River and Merimbula Lake. NSW, Australia. J. Shellfish Res., 3, 681-687.

Dove MC, Nell JA, O’Connor WA, 2013. Evaluation of the progeny of the fourth- generation
Sydney rock oyster Saccostrea glomerata (Gould 1850) breeding lines for resistance to winter mortality (Bonamia roughleyi). Aquaculture Res. 44, 1792-1800.

Gazeau F, Parker LM, Comeau S, Gattuso J-P, O’Connor WA, Martin S., Pörtner H-O,
Ross PM, 2013 Impacts of ocean acidification on marine shelled mollusks. Mar. Biol. 160, 2207-2245.

Jenkins C, Hick P, Gabor M, Spiers Z, Fell SA, Gu X., Read A, Go J, Dove M, O’Connor W,
Kirkland PD, Frances J, 2013. First identification and characterisation of an ostreid herpesvirus-1 microvariant (OsHV-1 μ-var) in Pacific oysters in Australia. Diseases Aq. Org. 105(2), 109-126.

O’Connor S, Moltschaniwskyj N,  Bolch, CJS, O’Connor WA, (In press). Assessment of
temperature or salinity effects on larval development by catecholamine induced metamorphosis of hatchery reared flat oyster, Ostrea angasi (Sowerby 1871) larvae. Aquaculture Res.

Parker L.M., Ross P.M., O’Connor W.A., Pörtner H.O., Scanes E., Wright J.M., Predicting
the response of molluscs to the impact of ocean acidification. Biol. 2, 651-692.

Raizada, S, H. Javed, S. Ayyappan, S.C. Mukherjee, U.K. Maheshwari and D.S. Fielder, 2013. Hatchery seed production of giant freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii using inland saline water in India.  Aquaculture Research, 2013, 1-10, DOI: 10.1111/are.12158.

Scanes E, Parker LM, O’Connor W.A., Ross PM, 2014. Mixed effects of elevated pCO2 on
fertilisation, larval and juvenile development and adult responses in the mobile subtidal scallop Mimachlamys asperrima (Lamarck, 1819). PLOS One 9(4) e93649.

Smith, J.A., L.J. Baumgartner, I.M. Suthers, D.S. Fielder and M.D. Taylor, 2013. Density-dependent energy use contributes to the self-thinning relationship of cohorts. American Naturalist 181(3): 331-343.

Spiers Z, Gabor M, Fell S, Carnegie R, Dove M, O’Connor W, Frances J, Go J, Marsh I,
Jenkins C, (In Press). A longitudinal study of winter mortality disease in Saccostrea glomerata (Sydney rock oysters). Diseases Aq. Org.

Wilkie E, Bishop M, O’Connor WA, 2013. The density and spatial arrangement of the
invasive oyster Crassostrea gigas determines its impact on settlement of native oyster larvae. Ecol. Evol. 3(15) 4851-4860.

Woolley, L.D., D.S. Fielder and Qin, J.G., 2013. Swimbladder inflation associated with body density change and larval survival in southern bluefin tuna Thunnus maccoyii. Aquaculture International DOI: 10.1007/s10499-013-9626-9.

Wright JM, Parker LM, O’Connor WA, Williams M, Kube P, Ross PM, (In press).
Populations of Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas respond variably to elevated CO2 and predation by Morula marginalba. Biol. Bull. 

Conference and Workshop Proceedings including oral presentations

Andrew-Priestly M, Newton K, Pallot J, Codi-King S, Houridis H, Macfarlane G, Dunstan H,
O’Connor W, Cole B, Wallis 1, 2013. Monitoring of metals and organics in the marine receiving environment of an offshore Wastewater Treatment Plant. What’s in Our Water Conference, 2nd October 2013.

Booth MA, Campet M, Manomaitis L (2013) Inclusion of soybean meal and soy protein
concentrate in feeds for Asian seabass Lates calcarifer. In: Asian Pacific Aquaculture Positioning for Profit, December 10-13, 2013, Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Booth MA (2014) Aquaculture update. In: Australian Renderers Association Incorporated
(ARA Inc.) & New Zealand Renderers Group (NZRG) Joint Meeting, 7 March 2014, Rydges Resort Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Booth MA (2014) Constraints to formulating aquafeeds from local feed resources in PNG for
tilapia In: ACIAR Project ASEM / 2010 / 053 Mid Term Review Meeting (ed Glatz P), NARI, Lae, Papua New Guinea 24-26 March 2014.

Burrows M, Moltschaniwskyj N, Schreider M, O’Connor WA, 2103. The ecological effects of
oysters cultivating structures on seagrass health. International Oyster Symposium 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Dec 12-13.

Doolan DA, O’Connor WA, Dove MC, Walker ML, Lyall I, Kirkland PD, Hick P, Gabor M,
Spiers ZB. Pacific oyster mortality syndrome in NSW (2010-2013). Second FRDC Australasian Scientific Conference on Aquatic Animal Health, Cairns, 8-12 July 2013.

Ertyl N, O'Connor W, Papanicolaou A, Brooks P, Elizur A 2014. Molecular analysis of
disease in Sydney rock oysters. World Aquaculture 2014, June 2014 Adelaide, Australia.

Farrell H, O’Connor W, Seebacher F, Harwood T, Zammit A, MurrayS2013. Acclimation and
depuration of toxins produced by the genus Alexandrium (Dinoflagellata) in commercial shellfish - implications of seawater temperature increases. Australian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany Conference, November 2013 Sydney.

Fielder, S., J. Cobcroft and L. Woolley, 2013. Optimising hatchery technology for production of high quality juvenile yellowtail kingfish Seriola lalandi. AA13, Ho Chi Min City, 10-13 December.

Haynes PA, Thompson E, Muralidharan S, O’Connor W, Raftos D, 2014. Proteomic
analysis of environmental stress in oysters.  American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference, June 2014 Baltimore MA USA.

Jaramillo, D., P. Hick, S. Fielder and R. Whittington, 2014. Observations on age dependency of Viral Nervous Necrosis and implications for disease control. 7th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH-7), Portland, Oregon, USA, August 31-September 4, 2014.

Jaramillo, D., S. Fielder, P. Hick, J. Go and R. Whittington, 2014. Modulating factors in viral nervous necrosis (VNN). The role of host age and water temperature on disease outcome based on an Australian bass laboratory infection model. World Aquaculture 2014, Adelaide, 7-11 June.

King H, Bennet G, Dove M, Cunningham M, Kube P, 2014. Variation in Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas proximate composition assessed by visible-near infrared reflectance spectroscopy. World Aquaculture 2014, June 2014 Adelaide, Australia.

Kube PD, Dove M. Cunningham M, Kirkland PD, O’Connor WA Elliott NG, 2014. Genetic
variation in Pacific oysters for resistance to Ostreid herpesvirus-1. World Aquaculture 2014, June 2014 Adelaide, Australia.

Kube P, Hick P, Cunningham M, Kirkland P, Elliott N, O’Connor W, Dove M, 2013. Current
progress in genetic selection for resistance to Pacific oyster mortality syndrome caused by OsHV-1 microvariant (µ-var) in Australia. International Oyster Symposium 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Dec 2013.

O’Connor WA, 2013, The impact of disease on the New South Wales oyster industry. The
Changing Coastlines Symposium, Sydney Uni, Nov 7.

O’Connor WA, Dove M, Jenkins C, Hick P,  Gabor M, Spiers Z, Go J, Kirkland PD, Frances
J, Lyall I
, 2013. An overview of Ostreid herpesvirus-1 micro variant (OsHV-1 µ-var) in Crassostrea gigas (Pacific oysters) in Australia, International Oyster Symposium 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Dec 12-13.

O’Connor SJ, O’Connor WA, Bolch C, Moltschaniwskyj N, 2013 International Oyster
Symposium 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Dec 12-13.

Rampano B, Walker M, Frances J, McOrrie S, Proctor M, O'Connor W, Dove M, Kermode
J 2014. A modern risk-based approach to managing unwanted translocation of wild, overcaught Pacific oysters in consignments of cultivated oysters between estuaries in New South Wales. World Aquaculture 2014, June 2014 Adelaide, Australia.

Scanes E, O’Connor WA, Parker LM, Ross PM, 2013 The response of the subtidal
doughboy scallop, Mimachlamys asperrima, to elevated pCO2. Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2013, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Dec 10-13.

Scanes E, O’Connor WA, Parker LM, Ross PM, Johnston EM, 2013. Effect of multiple
stressors including climate change on oysters in Port Jackson, Sydney. International Oyster Symposium 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Dec 12-13.

Scanes E, Parker LM, Johnston EL, O’Connor WA, Ross PM, 2014. Effect of multiple
stressors including climate change on oysters in Port Jackson, Sydney. 10th International Temperate Reefs Symposium, Jan 2014 Perth, Australia.

Spiers ZB, Gabor M, Fell SA, Dove M, O’Connor W, Jenkins C, 2013. Recent investigations
into the aetiology of winter mortality disease in Sydney rock oysters (Saccostrea glomerata). 24th Int. Conf. World Assoc. Advancement Vet. Parasit., 25-29 Aug. Perth WA. 

Vu VI, Nguyen HN, Knibb W, O'Connor W 2014. Loss of allelic diversity within long term
selection lines of Sydney rock oysters. World Aquaculture 2014, June 2014. Adelaide, Australia.

Wright J, Parker L, O’Connor W, Williams M, Kube P, Ross PM, 2013. The impact of ocean
acidification and predation on the ecologically and economically significant Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas. International Oyster Symposium 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Dec 12-13.

Wright JM, Parker LM, O’Connor WA, Williams M, Kube P, Ross PM, 2014. The impact of
ocean acidification on the predation of populations of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas. 10th International Temperate Reefs Symposium, Jan 2014 Perth, Australia.

Wright JM, Parker LM, O’Connor WA, Williams M, Kube P, Ross PM, 2014. Australian
Marine Science Association, Student Conference May 2014 Stradbroke Island, QLD.

Refereed Reports

Allan GL, O’Connor WA, Fielder DS, Booth MA, Heasman H, 2103. Aquaculture
Innovation Hub. 2009/12, Final Report Seafood CRC. 81 pp.

Booth MA (2014) Asian seabass: validation of commercial grow-out feeds containing
optimal levels of SBM and SPC (Vietnam). In: United Soybean Board Final Report Form - Technical Bulletin Project# 1340-512-5262. NSW Department of Primary Industries pp. 14.

Booth MA, Elkins M, Russell I (2014) High energy diets for barramundi Lates calcarifer. In:
Confidential Final Report to Skretting Australia June 2014. NSW Department of Primary Industries, pp. 36.

Elizur E, Cummins S, Vu I, Wang T, Ntalamagka, Harding B, O’Connor W. 2014
Understanding Conditioning in Sydney Rock Oysters. Final Report Seafood CRC, 38 pp.

Hardy-Smith P, Humphrey J, O’Connor W, Dove M, 2013. Molluscan Biosecurity Report,
ACIAR Final Report, Canberra ACT,

Books

Fielder, D.S., 2013. Hatchery production of Yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi). In: Burnell, G. and Allan, G. (eds). Advances in Aquaculture Hatchery Technology. Woodhouse Publishing, London, 542-553.

Pierce J, O’Connor WA  2014. Impact of Oyster Farming on Rural Community Sustainability in North Vietnam. In Linking Local and Global Sustainability. Sandhu S, Mackenzie S, Harris H (Eds.) 314 pp.

Marine ecosystems

The names listed in bold are staff or former staff members of the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute.

Refereed Journal Articles

Curley, B.C., Glasby, T.M., Curley, A.J., Creese, R.G. and Kingsford, M.J.  (2013). Enhanced numbers of two temperate reef fishes in a small, partial-take Marine Protected Area related to spearfisher exclusion.  Biological Conservation, 167: 435-445.

Curley, B.G., Jordan, A.R. Figueira, W.F. and Valenzuela, V.C. (2013). A review of the biology and ecology of key fishes targeted by coastal fisheries in south-east Australia: identifying critical knowledge gaps required to improve spatial management. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries DOI 10.1007/s11160-013-9309-7.

Harasti, D., Gallen, C.
, Malcolm, H., Tegart, P. and Hughes, B. (2014). Where are the little ones: distribution and abundance of the threatened serranid Epinephelus daemelii (Günther, 1876) in intertidal habitats in New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Applied Ichthyology DOI: 10.1111/jai.12446.

Harasti, D.
and Gladstone, W. (2013). Does underwater flash photography affect the behaviour, movement and site persistence of seahorses? Journal of Fish Biology 83, 1344-1353.

Harasti, D. and Malcolm, H. (2013). Distribution, relative abundance and size composition of the threatened serranid Epinephelus daemelii in New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Fish Biology 84, 378-395.

Poulos, D. E., Harasti, D., Gallen, C., & Booth, D. J. (2013). Biodiversity value of a geographically restricted soft coral species within a temperate estuary. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 23(6), 838-849.

Kelaher, B.P., Coleman, M.A., Broad, A., Rees, M.J., Jordan, A. and Davis, A.R. (2014). Changes in fish assemblages following the establishment of a network of no-take marine reserves and partially-protected areas. PloS One 9(1): e85825.

Rees, M.J., Jordan, A., Price, O.F., Coleman, M.A. and Davis, A.R. (2013). Abiotic surrogates for temperate rocky reef biodiversity: implications for marine protected areas.  Diversity and Distributions: 1–13.

Smith KR, Scarpaci C, Scarr MJ and Otway NM. (2014). Scuba diving tourism with critically endangered grey nurse sharks (Carcharias taurus) off eastern Australia: tourist demographics, shark behaviour and diver compliance. Tourism Management, Vol. 45:211-225.

Zhang, D., Glasby, T.M., Ralph, P.J., Gribben, P.E. (2014) Mechanisms influencing the spread of a native marine alga.  PLoS ONE 9(4), e94647.

Refereed Reports

West. G, Glasby, G, Thiebaud, I.  & McCartin, B. (2013) Summary Report for the Mapping of  Seagrass in Lake Macquarie for the lake Macquarie City Council.

Conference and Workshop Proceedings including oral presentations

Harasti, D., 2014.  How long is enough: Comparison of baited remote underwater video (BRUV) set times to representatively sample rocky reef fish assemblages.  ASFB Darwin - 30/06/2014 - 04/07/2014.

Naidoo, K., Otway, N., Chutergoon, A.A., Gregory, M.A., Ellis, M., Cliff, G. and Singh, S., 2013.  The sequential development of embryos of ragged-tooth sharks (Carcharias taurus).  Proceedings of the 51st Annual Conference of the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa (3-6 December 2013), Pretoria, South Africa.

Naidoo, K., Otway, N., Chutergoon, A.A., Gregory, M.A., Ellis, M., Cliff, G. and Singh, S., 2013.  Gestational changes in the uterus of the ragged-tooth shark (Carcharias taurus).  Proceedings of the 51st Annual Conference of the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa (3-6 December 2013), Pretoria, South Africa.

Fisheries Resource Assessment

The names listed in bold are staff or former staff members of the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute.

Referred Journal Articles

Chan, J.T., Appleyard, S.A., Sherwin,W.B. and Taylor, M.D., 2013.  Novel polymorphic microsatellite loci for the eastern king prawn, Penaeus (Melicertus) plebejus.  Marine and Freshwater Research, 5(4):  1125-1128.

Harris B, Young JW, Revill A, Taylor MD (2014) Understanding diel-vertical feeding migrations in zooplankton using bulk carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes. Journal of Plankton Research, DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbu026.

Gannon R, Taylor MD, Suthers IM, Gray CA, van der Meulen DE, Smith JA, Payne NL (In Press) Thermal limitation of performance and biogeography in a free-ranging ectotherm: insights from accelerometry. Journal of Experimental Biology JEXBIO/2014/104455.

Lowry M.B.
, Folpp H., Glasby T.M., Suthers I.M., Boys C.A. & Gregson M. (2013) Response of fish communities to the deployment of estuarine artificial reefs for fisheries enhancement. Fisheries Management and Ecology 21, 1:  42-56.

Matis P, Kelaher B, Figueira W, Humphries J, Suthers IM, Taylor MD. (2014) Cyclonic entrainment? The ichthyoplankton attributes of three major water mass types generated by the separation of the East Australian Current. ICES Journal of Marine Science, DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu062.

Payne, NL and Van Der Meulen, DE and Gannon, R and Semmens, JM and Suthers, IM and Gray, CA and Taylor, MD.  Rain reverses diel activity rhythms in an estuarine teleost, Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences, 280:  7, (1750) Article 20122363. ISSN 1471-2954.

Smith JA, Taylor MD (2014).  A peaked logistic-based selection curve. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2013-0401.

Taylor MD
, van der Meulen DE, Ives MC, Walsh CT, Reinfelds IV, Gray CA (2014) Shock, Stress or Signal? Implications of Freshwater Flows for a Top-Level Estuarine Predator. PLoS ONE 9(4): e95680. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095680.

Conference and Workshop Proceedings including oral presentations

Brodie S, Payne NL, Everett JD, Taylor MD, Suthers IM (2013) Using tri-axial accelerometers to study the energetics, behaviour and biomechanics of yellowtail kingfish, Seriola lalandi.  2nd International Conference on Fish Telemetry, 14-19 July 2013, Grahamstown, South Africa.

Laffan SW, Taylor MD (2013) FishTracker: A GIS toolbox for kernel density estimation of animal home ranges that accounts for transit times and hard boundaries, In: Piantadosi, J., Boland, J. (Eds.), MODSIM 2013 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, 1617-1623.

Setio C, Smith JA, Suthers IM, Taylor MD (2013) A Responsible Stocking Program for Eastern King Prawns (Penaeus plebejus) - Australian Marine Sciences Association Annual Conference, 7-11 July 2013, Gold Coast, Queensland.

Stocks JR, Gray CA, Taylor MD (2013) Movements, home range and habitat associations of a temperate shallow reef species, Girella elevata.  2nd International Conference on Fish Telemetry, 14-19 July 2013, Grahamstown, South Africa.

Taylor, M., 2013.  Invited Speaker - Establishing habitat - fishery linkages and valuing habitat rehabilitation in NSW - Fish use of mangroves and tidal wetlands: Biological drivers, physical constraints, regional variation, 1-2nd October 2013, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld.

Taylor, M., 2013.  Invited Speaker - Fishery - habitat linkages in NSW - Workshop on agreed future directions in fish habitat management in NSW, 22nd August 2013, Sydney, Australia.

Taylor, M., van der Meulen, D., Ives, M., Walsh, C., Reinfelds, I. and Gray, C., 2014.  Implications of freshwater flows for a top-level estuarine predator.  Presentation at ASFB & ASL Congress 2014, Darwin.

Extension and Advisory Material

Ghosn, D. (2014) Celebrating 20 years of the NSW Game Fish Tournament Monitoring Program, NSW DPI (this was a popular article for free distribution to the public, in particular game fishing club newsletters and email distribution lists and as a glossy brochure given to tournament participants).

Freshwater Ecosystems

The names listed in bold are staff or former staff members of the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute.

Referred Journal Articles

Baumgartner, L. J., Daniel Deng, Z., Thorncraft, G., Boys, C. A., Brown, R. S., Singhanouvong, D. and Phonekhampeng, O. (2014).  Perspective: Towards environmentally acceptable criteria for downstream fish passage through mini hydro and irrigation infrastructure in the Lower Mekong River Basin. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 6: 012301 (2014).

Boys, C. A., Lyon, J., Zampatti, B., Norris, A., Butcher, A., Robinson, W. and Jackson, P. (2014).  Demonstration reaches: Looking back whilst moving forward with river rehabilitation under the Native Fish Strategy. Ecological Management & Restoration, 15: 67-74.

Brown, R. S., Colotelo, A. H., Pflugrath, B. D., Boys, C. A., Baumgartner, L. J., Deng, Z., Silva, L. G. M., Brauner, C. J., Mallen-Cooper, M., Phonekhampeng, O., Thorncraft, G. and Singhanouvong, D. (2014).  Understanding barotrauma in fish passing hydro structures:  a global strategy for sustainable development of water resources. Fisheries, 39: 97-122.

Conference and Workshop Proceedings including oral presentations

Boys, C. A., Robinson, W., Navarro, A., Miller, B., Brown, R. and Pflugrath, B. (2013). Susceptibility of Murray cod (Maccullochella peelii) larvae to barotrauma during river infrastructure passage. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Fish Biology. 19-22 August. Wellington, New Zealand.

Boys, C. A., Robinson, W., Navarro, A., 2014.  Defining downstreaming fish passage guidelines for the protection of species in the Murray-Darling Basin.  Paper presented at the ASFB Conference 28 June 2014 – 4 July 2014, Darwin.

Reports

Boys, C.A., Navarro, A., Robinson, W., Fowler, T., Chilcott, S., Miller, B., Pflugrath, B., Baumgartner, L.J., McPherson, J., Brown, R. and Deng, Z., 2014.  Downstream fish passage criteria for hydropower and irrigation infrastructure in the Murray-Darling Basin.  NSW DPI Fisheries Final Report Series No. 141, 119pp.