Molecular Fisheries Laboratory

Product Traceability

Genetic tools can be used to test samples to see if they belong to populations or species of interest for enforcement and consumer confidence.
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Fisheries Stock Structure

Genetic is used to divide the range of a species into discrete demographic units (stocks) for population modelling and monitoring.
→ View our Gemfish project

Estimating Harvest Rates

Estimating the abundance of fisheries species is a key requirement for determining sustainable yields or environmental impacts.
→ View the GENETAG project

How Many Spawners?

NeEstimator V2 is a tool for estimating contemporary effective population size (Ne) using multi-locus diploid genotypes from population samples.
→ Download NeEstimator here

Genetics for fisheries sustainability

Under the leadership of Jenny Ovenden, the Molecular Fisheries Laboratory supports the sustainable harvest of wild fisheries and the conservation of marine species with scientific research outcomes utilising genetic and genomic tools.

Staff and Associates

Jennifer OvendenJennifer Ovenden
Jennifer Ovenden is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) and head of the Molecular Fisheries Laboratory….
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Jess MorganJess Morgan
Jess has extensive experience working with DNA sequences from nuclear and mitochondrial genes and has also worked with mircrosatellites, SNPs, real-time PCR and quantitative PCR…
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Andy MooreAndy Moore
Andy is a scientist within the Fisheries and Quantitative Science branch within the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences…
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new-headshotEinar Nielsen
Einar Nielsen is a Professor and Research Coordinator within the Section for Marine Living Resources, National Institute of Aquatic Resources… 
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Christine Dudgeon

Christine Dudgeon
Chris’ work focusses on the ecology and evolution of marine populations and species, and their application to conservation…
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