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Dr Greg Coman

Aquaculture Biologist, Senior Research Scientist


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After completing my Honours degree at the University of Queenland in 1991 on chemoattractants in prawns, I worked from 1992 as a research technician on projects focused on prawn reproduction, larval biology and applied domestication and selective breeding. In this time I gained experience working in laboratory, field and industry based research settings. I then returned to the University of Queensland to complete my Doctoral degree on genetic selection in prawns, and thereafter returned to CSIRO to continue working in Aquaculture RD&E through until the present. In 2007 I became a research scientist at CSIRO with my research focused on breeding and domestication of prawns, hatchery technology development and design and operation of applied aquaculture breeding programs. My role has involved managing projects, breeding programs and breeding initiatives in Australia and internationally, and working directly with industry clients and associations. While I have and continue to work on several aquaculture species and research challenges other than prawn breeding, my research continues to focus on developing the enabling knowledge and the practical operational know-how to manage commercial prawn breeding programs. Currently I am leading prawn breeding projects in Australia and overseas, and research to develop new reproductive technologies. I have also completed a Masters of Governance and Public Policy at the University of Queensland to extend my knowledge into areas of aquaculture development beyond science.

Academic Qualifications

  • 1990

    B.Sc.Biology (majoring in aquatic biology)

  • 1991

    B.Sc. Hons. (1st class) in Zoology

  • 2003

    Ph.D, Department of Zoology and Entomology

  • 2017

    Masters of Governance and Public Policy

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