|Applied Marine Ecology|
|Aquatic Species Ecology|
|Food Webs and Invertebrates Community Dynamics|
|Invasive Species (Wetlands)|
|Platypus Conservation Initiative|
|River Red Gum Dynamics and Management|
|Wetland Ecology and Stable Isotopes|
|Invasive Species (Terrestrial)|
|Spatial Analyses and GIS|
|Vegetation Survey and Mapping|
Throughout the Asia-Pacific, aquaculture has been promoted as a means of improving income and food security for rural communities. However, aquaculture faces many environmental and social challenges because of competition for resources, the risk of environmental degradation, disease outbreaks, environmental limitations and a need for sustainable farming practices. The Asia-Pacific also faces many environmental planning challenges due to high population and development pressures. A/Professor Jes Sammut leads a team of researchers, technicians and extension officers in Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea who are working collaboratively on resolving aquaculture problems and improving environmental planning.
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and agencies in partner countries co-fund linked research projects to identify and manage aquaculture production problems. The projects aim to improve farm yields, reduce environmental degradation and increase benefits to farmers and the wider community. ACIAR and AusAID-funded postgraduate students from developing countries participate in the research as part of the overall program’s capacity building activities. Based at UNSW, these students work on aquaculture and planning issues in their home country.
The group has built capacity at various research and extension institutes in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and conduct research and extension training for various overseas government agencies. The group has also been involved in aquaculture projects in the Philippines and will soon commence work in Vietnam to address rice-farming production problems.
Tel: +61 2 9385 8296 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Address: Room 508, Building D26, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of NSW
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