- PhD (Marine Science), University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2014
- BSc (Hons, Marine Biology), University of Valparaiso, Chile, 2008
Role at Cawthron
Leo is a researcher in the aquaculture group at Cawthron. He is very enthusiastic about aquaculture research and development in New Zealand and is always willing to engage with the industry and collaborate with national and international researchers.
His experience will further enhance and complement the current capabilities of the aquaculture group to enable the aquaculture development of current and new species. His work focuses on understanding the biology and ecology of commercially valuable species to assist in the development of new and more sustainable production systems and practices that can be applied at all levels of production (i.e., hatchery, nursery, grow-out, and postharvest).
Technical skills, experience and interests
- Sustainable aquaculture
- Integrated multitrophic aquaculture
- New species with commercial potential
- Shellfish husbandry (Hatchery and grow-out)
- Postharvest and live transport biology
- Shellfish ecophysiology
- Larval development and bioenergetics
- Nutrition and artificial diets development
- Zamora LN, Maxwell K and Jeffs AG 2016. Growth of hatchery-reared juveniles of the Australasian sea cucumber, Australostichopus mollis, fed with artificial and natural diets. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.
- Gui Y, Kaspar H, Zamora LN, Dunphy B and Jeffs AG 2016. Capture efficiency of artificial food particles of post-settlement juveniles of the Greenshell™ mussel, Perna canaliculus. Aquaculture. Volume 464. Pages 1-7.
- Zamora LN, Yuan X, Carton AG and Slater MJ 2016. Role of deposit-feeding sea cucumbers in Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture: Progress, problems, potential and future challenges. Reviews in Aquaculture.
- Gui Y, Zamora LN, Dunphy B and Jeffs AG 2016. Understanding the ontogenetic changes in particle processing of the GreenshellTM mussel, Perna canaliculus, in order to improve hatchery feeding practices. Aquaculture. Volume 452. Pages 120-127.
- Zamora LN and Jeffs AG 2015. Evaluation of transportation methods of juveniles of the Australasian sea cucumber, Australostichopus mollis. Aquaculture Research. Volume 46. Pages 2431-2442.
- Gui Y, Zamora LN, Dunphy B and Jeffs AG 2015. Evaluation of the formulated diet MySpat for feeding hatchery-reared spat of the green-lipped mussel, Perna canaliculus (Gmelin, 1791). Aquaculture Research. Volume 47, Issue 12. Pages 3907-3912.
- Zamora LN and Jeffs AG 2015. Macronutrient selection, absorption and energy budget of juveniles of the Australasian sea cucumber, Australostichopus mollis, feeding on mussel biodeposits at different temperatures. Aquaculture Nutrition. Volume 21, Issue 2. Pages 162-172.
- Zamora LN, Dollimore J and Jeffs AG 2014. Feasibility of co-culture of the Australasian sea cucumber (Australostichopus mollis) with the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) in Northern New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. Volume 48, Issue 3. Pages 394-404.
- Zamora LN and Jeffs AG 2013. A review of the research on the Australasian sea cucumber Australostichopus mollis (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) (Hutton 1872) with emphasis on aquaculture. Journal of Shellfish Research. Volume 32, Issue 3. Pages 1-15.
- Zamora LN and Jeffs AG 2012. Feeding, metabolism and growth in response to temperature in juveniles of the Australasian sea cucumber, Australostichopus mollis. Aquaculture. Volume 358–359. Pages 92-97.
- Zamora LN and Jeffs AG 2012. The ability of the deposit-feeding sea cucumber Australostichopus mollis to use natural variation in the biodeposits beneath mussel farms. Aquaculture. Volume 326-329. Pages 116-122.
- Zamora LN and Jeffs AG 2011. Feeding, selection, digestion and absorption of the organic matter from mussel waste by juveniles of the deposit-feeding sea cucumber, Australostichopus mollis. Aquaculture. Volume 317. Pages 223-228.
- Munoz G and Zamora LN 2011. Ontogenetic variation in parasite infracommunities of the clingfish Sicyases sanguineus (Pisces: Gobiesocidae). The Journal of Parasitology. Volume 97. Pages 14-19.