B.Sc(Hons), PhD Candidate
Jesse Leland completed his undergraduate studies at Southern Cross University, his honours research focused on the validated age and growth of giant beachworms. His PhD research is investigating sub-lethal stress and mortality of discarded crustaceans, with a view towards quantifying unaccounted fishing mortality for key commercial and recreational decapods (i.e. eastern rock lobster, blue swimmer and mud crabs). He has used existing methods of blood analysis to quantify the effects of fishing-related handling, injury, and physiological stress, on survival and/or growth; while developing new methods/techniques for assessing coagulation in decapods. Other research interests include novel ageing techniques for invertebrates (i.e. polychaetes and crustaceans), growth modelling, freshwater crayfish conservation ecology and inter-tidal community structure.
Refereed journal articles
Leland, J. C., Furse, J. M. & Coughran, J., 2012. Further translocation of the Redclaw, Cherax quadricarinatus (Decapoda: Parastacidae), to Lake Ainsworth in northeastern New South Wales, Australia. Crustacean Research. in press
Butcher, P. A., Leland, J. C., Broadhurst, M. K., Paterson, B. D. & Mayer, D. G., 2012. Giant mud crab (Scylla serrata): relative efficiencies of common traps and physiological impacts to discards. ICES Journal of Marine Science. in press
Furse, J. M., Bone, J. W. P., Appleton, S. D., Leland, J. C. & Coughran, J., 2012. Conservation of Imperiled Crayfish - Euastacus bindal (Decapoda: Parastacidae), a Highland Crayfish from Far North Queensland, Australia. Journal of Crustacean Biology. in press
Leland, J. C., Butcher, P. A., Broadhurst, M. K., Paterson, B. D. & Mayer, D. G., 2012. Damage and physiological stress to juvenile eastern rock lobster (Sagmariasus verreauxi) discarded after trapping and hand collection. Fisheries Research. submitted
Leland, J. C. & Furse, J. M., 2012. Utility of haemolymph constituent analysis in the conservation of threatened freshwater crayfish. Crustacean Research. submitted
Refereed conference proceedings
Leland, J. C., Coughran, J. & Bucher, D. J., 2011. A preliminary investigation into the potential value of gastric mills for ageing crustaceans. Crustaceana Monographs 15, New Frontiers in Crustacean Biology, pp. 57–68.
Leland, J. C., Butcher, P. A. & Broadhurst, M. K., 2011. Patience makes a difference: minimising crab and lobster handling reduces their damage. Go Fishing, Issue 32, pp. 75–78.
International conference presentations
Leland, J. C. & Furse, J. M., 2011. Utility of haemolymph constituent analysis in the conservation of threatened freshwater crayfish. Invited speaker: Conservation of freshwater crayfish symposium in Sapporo, Japan. Maruyama Zoo, Sapporo, Japan, January 2011.
Leland, J. C. & Bucher, D. J., 2011. A preliminary investigation into the potential value of gastric mills for ageing crustaceans. The Crustacean Society Summer Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, September 2009.
Updated: 30 May 2012