PhD (University of British Columbia)
Position: Emeritus Professor

Room: 325 Gehrmann Laboratories 60
Phone: +61 7 3365 3305


Research Interests

Parasitology of marine fish, prawns and oysters, including their biology, pathogenesis, and control. Recently worked on using parasites to distinguish between different stocks of fish.


Selected Publications

Charters, R.A., R.J.G. Lester, R.C. Buckworth, S.J. Newman, J.R. Ovenden, D. Broderick, A. Ballagh, O. Kravchuk, & D.J. Welch. 2010. The stock structure of grey mackerel Scomberomorus semifasciatus in Australia as inferred from its parasite fauna. Fisheries Research 101:94-99.

Justine, J-L., P. Leblanc, F. Keller & R.J.G. Lester. 2009. Turbellarian black spot disease in bluespine unicornfish Naso unicornis in New Caledonia, caused by the parasitic turbellarian Piscinquilinus sp. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 85: 245-249.

Lester, R.J.G.
& K. MacKenzie. 2009. The use and abuse of parasites as stock markers for fish. Fisheries Research 97: 1-2..

Lester, R.J.G., S.E. Rawlinson & L.C. Weaver. 2009. Movement of sea mullet Mugil cephalus as indicated by a parasite. Fisheries Research 96: 129-132.

Roberts-Thomson, A., A. Barnes, D.S. Fielder, R.J.G. Lester & R.D. Adlard. 2006. Aerosol dispersal of the fish pathogen, Amyloodinium ocellatum. Aquaculture 257: 118-123.

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