Nutrition & Production Systems

Team Leader, Research Scientist, Animal Nutrition

  • Ph.D. in Aquaculture Nutrition. Major interests range from nutrition (aquatic and terrestrial animals, nutrient requirements, metabolism, feed formulation, novel ingredients and extrusion technology) to aquaculture (mariculture and novel production systems). Driven by advancing the current knowledge in finfish and prawn nutrition and contributing to global food security.
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Team Leader, Production Systems

  • Experience in intensive prawn production, biofloc systems, water quality and sensor technology. Interested in systems approaches to improve production efficiency and reduce waste.
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Research Scientist, Animal Nutrition

  • Interest lies in the digestion dynamics of nutrients where broiler chickens were the principle model. As part of the Aquaculture team at CSIRO, Ha is applying similar concepts to aquaculture species to better understand nutrient utilisation of bioactive ingredients.
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Dr Mauricio Gustavo Coelho Emerenciano

Research Scientist, Production Systems

  • Animal Scientist with M.S. in Aquaculture and Ph.D. in Marine Science (honors). Former researcher/professor at Santa Catarina State University (UDESC) and in 2018 joined CSIRO supporting aquaculture projects in Australia and Vietnam. Specialist on biofloc technology system (BFT) and his expertise has taken him to work in over 12 countries in Asia, Europe, Oceania, North, Central and South America. Passionate about deliver solutions to aquaculture industry through high quality science.

Principal Research Scientist, Production Systems

  • PhD in Marine Biology, 25 years of experience in aquaculture R&D with strong focus on shrimp farming, hatchery production of new species, water quality management and biofloc technology. Highly interested in innovative methods to improve aquaculture productivity and production efficiency.

Dr Paula Lima

Research Scientist, Production Systems

  • Originally from Brazil, Paula is an oceanographer with M.S. in Aquaculture and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Her main research focus is aquatic animal health, more specifically microbiology and investigating the mechanisms behind host -pathogen interactions. Paula is also passionate about inclusive workplace initiatives and acts as the program Inclusion and Diversity Leader.

Research Scientist, Animal Nutrition

  • PhD in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics. Omar’s research evaluates the effect of different feed formulations on growth, immunity, and survival of commercially important aquaculture species. Omar is passionate about developing novel molecular workflows to improve animal health and production in the Australian aquaculture industry.
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nicholas bourne

Analytical Chemist, Animal Nutrition

  • Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry. Interests in instrumental chemistry with analytical experience in environmental, wastewater, geo-chemical and industrial process control. Passionate about applying near-infrared technology to aquaculture research.

Barney Hines

Research Technician, Animal Nutrition

  • A zoologist by training, Barney has expertise in molecular biology and genetics. He also has a Masters in Economics. Barney enjoys working in team environments, particularly with experts from a variety of fields.