Kelli Anderson

Kelli Anderson


My research and personal interests are quite diverse spanning a range of species and scientific disciplines:

Marine conservation
Ecophysiology of fish and bivalves (ocean acidification and temperature)
Aquaculture of economically and ecologically important species
Coral reef monitoring
Reproductive physiology of fish
Environmental monitoring/water quality
Environmental estrogens


Field surveys of reef species (commercial and scientific diver)
Next generation sequencing and bioinformatics (Linux, R)
Zooplankton identification

I also have:

ADAS1r commercial and PADI divemaster
Boat licence
Senior first aid
Advanced resus techniques/oxygen provider
White card (construction)
Blue card (working with children)
MSIC - port security card
Elements of shipboard safety certification
Sea mammal rescuer (ORRCA)

I also run a small non-profit called My Marine Connection, you can view the website here:

View my photography here:

Aquaculture, Fisheries & Fish Science Bioinformatics Biotechnology Marine Biology Molecular Biology

Institution affiliations

Work details

Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer

University of the Sunshine Coast
January 2016
Dr. Kelli Anderson currently works on an ACIAR funded project aiming to develop giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) aquaculture in Australia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Kelli is using the latest RNAseq (next-generation sequencing) technology to understand various aspects of larval development, and improve larval rearing protocols to enhance survival rates, and is involved in other aspects of the project, such as those optimising spawning, controlling sex reversal, and utilising germ cell transplantation/surrogate technologies. At USC, Kelli coordinates the undergraduate courses: 3rd year Aquaculture and 2nd year Genetics. She is also involved in the supervision of several PhD students. Kelli's past research focused on understanding the impacts of climate change on aquatic organisms. For example, her PhD investigated the impact of climate change (elevated temperature) on the reproductive axis of female Tasmanian salmon, with an emphasis on mitigating the effects of climate change through endocrine manipulation. During her post-doctoral research at Macquarie University/Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Kelli worked on an projects focusing on the transgenerational effects of ocean acidification on the Sydney Rock Oyster (Saccostrea glomerata). This project looked at the potential for wild and selectively bread lines to acclimate and cope with conditions of elevated PCO2. Kelli has also worked for the private sector, managing projects that monitor potential impacts of industry on reef and estuarine ecosystems.


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