DOVE, Michael

Michael Dove

Research interests

  • Aquaculture
  • Mollusc Biology and Ecology
  • Mollusc Breeding and Genetics
  • Estuarine Acidification and Acid Sulfate Soils


Dr Dove is a Research Scientist at the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute (PSFI) and has been involved in mollusc research for 19 years. He has worked on both national and international programs to improve the quality and quantity of commercial oyster stocks and hatchery production techniques. His research is mostly focussed on selective breeding and development of QX and winter mortality disease resistant Sydney rock oysters and Pacific oysters with resistance to ostreid herpesvirus.  Dr Dove also has a strong interest in development of oyster culture in Northern Vietnam through Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) programs.


  • BSc
  • PhD

Current projects

  • Sydney rock oyster breeding
  • Mollusc production technologies
  • Enhancing bivalve production capacity in Northern Vietnam and Australia
  • Genetic services for the Sydney rock oyster breeding program

Recent publications

Refer to Michael Dove's Google scholar page.

Professional associations and activities

  • Conjoint Lecturer, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Newcastle University
  • Member of World Aquaculture Society (WAS) Asian Pacific Chapter

Contact details

Phone: (02) 4916 3807