About

My career so far has consisted of applying genetic and genomic tools to address research questions with a strong applied aquaculture industry focus. I have more than 9 years’ experience working in quantitative and population genetics of marine wildlife and commercially important species (including pearl oysters, shrimp, damselfish, lobster and catfish). During this time I have been heavily involved in three multi-million dollar research projects aiming to improve production traits in pearl oysters and the white-legged shrimp.

Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 14+ research outputs authored by Dr Dave Jones from 2008 onwards.

Current Funding

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CRC for Developing Northern Australia Scheme - Projects

Pearls of wisdom - Breeding for increase tolerance to juvenile pearl oyster mortality syndrome

Indicative Funding
$897,023 over 4 years (administered by Ellies Pearls)
Summary
A decade ago pearl farming was one of the major employers and contributors to the social-economic fabric of northern Australia, contributing $189.7 million farm-gate to the national economy. However, in recent years Australian pearl production has been severely impacted by episodic and large-scale mortality events by an as yet unidentified causative factor. These mortality events, termed juvenile pearl oyster mortality syndrome (or JPOMS), have resulted in massive write-downs in production and economic value of the industry. This project will develop the genetic knowledge and lay the foundation for a selective breeding program in pearl oysters that are resistance to JPOMS.
Investigators
Dean Jerry, Kyall Zenger, Jan Strugnell, Dave Jones, David Jackson and James H Brown (College of Science & Engineering, Ellies Pearls and Cygnet Bay Pearls)
Keywords
Pinctada maxima; JPOMS; Selective Breeding
Supervision

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • Development of Dense Genomic Resources for the Black Tiger Prawn to Unravel the Genetic Architecture of Complex Traits in the Black Tiger Prawn (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Domestication in Aquaculture Fishes- Elucidating the Genetic Consequences in Nile tilapia (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
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  • 1 collaboration
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  • 145.315, ATSIP (Townsville campus)
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