Dr. Ana Rubio Zuazo
Position: Environmental Scientist / Oyster researcher
Department: Natural Resources / Faculty of Veterinary Science
University/Institute/Company: Hornsby Shire Council / University of Sydney
I am a marine ecologist and environmental scientist.
My research in regards to aquaculture revolves around oyster farming (edible and pearl oysters). My work combines environment, disease, health of catchments – waterways and aquaculture industry practices.
I have a long history of working with the Australian oyster industry, assisting them with the identification of catchment risks and improvement of their husbandry practices as part of the implementation of estuary-wide Environmental Management Studies. I have set up oyster monitoring programs, as well as developing catchment-wide data portals for better management of oyster areas and undertaken research on environmental controls of oyster farms and new technology to improve industry sustainability. I am currently working with researchers from the University of Sydney, Faculty of veterinary, on the Pacific Oyster mortality Syndrome.
My research as an environmental scientist is undertaken as part of my work at Hornsby Shire Council where I work on projects related to the implementation of the Lower hawkesbury Estuary Management Plan (includes water quality monitoring, predicting swimming conditions, foreshore and riaprian assessments, marine debris clean-ups, etc)
The following websites relate to my work:
Disciplines: Agricultural Science, Biology
- Agricultural Science: Aquaculture, Environmental Science, Waste Management, Water Science
- Biology: Marine Biology, Zoology