Simon Muncaster

Academic Staff Member
Academic Staff Member Simon Muncaster

Meet yet another aquaculture convert. I completed my M.Sc. at Otago University in 2002 researching feeding interactions of Haliotis iris and Evechinus chloroticus with the invasive seaweed Undaria pinnatifida.

I then traveled to Norway to complete my PhD at the Institute of Marine Research. My PhD focused on the reproductive biology of the Ballan Wrasse Labrus bergylta. This involved practical and analytical histology of the teleost reproductive system and quantitative analysis of steroid hormones, as well as fish husbandry, experimental design and construction

Having come back to New Zealand I am encouraged by the government signaling its support to help further developments in the aquaculture industry. With my particular interest area being finfish aquaculture I am excited by how our new facility will help us assist developments in this field.

I enjoy a diverse range of activities and interests, including outdoor life, meeting new people and traveling.

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Thursday, 14 January 2010