DP240100370 Defining the links between climate change, marine disease and food security

  • Seymour, Justin (Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator A)
  • Scanes, Elliot (Co Investigator/Chief Investigator B)
  • Gibb, Karen (Chief Investigator C)
  • Padovan, Anna (Chief Investigator C)
  • Tinning, Zarah (Associate Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


This project will deliver critical new knowledge on the causes of marine pathogen outbreaks that threaten Australia’s $1.6 billion aquaculture industry. Several members of the same genus of bacteria have been implicated in recent mass mortality events in aquaculture species, as well as human illness in consumers of seafood, yet the triggers for unprecedented outbreaks of these pathogens are unknown. By coupling a suite of sophisticated molecular biological tools and physiological measurements, this research will resolve the role of environmental disturbances including marine heat waves, floods and plastic pollution in stimulating marine pathogen outbreaks, thereby informing efforts to safeguard Australia’s food security and food safety.
Effective start/end date1/01/2431/12/26


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