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Dr Simon de Lestang

Dr Simon de LestangDr Simon de Lestang has over ten years of post-doctoral experience as a team leader and researcher at a range of institutions including Murdoch University, Challenger TAFE and Fisheries. 

Currently he is the Principal Research Scientist for western rock lobster, deep sea crabs and southern crustacean fisheries, with his primary duties being the stock assessments of these target species. 

Dr de Lestang has also conducted a number of subcontracting and consultancy jobs for companies including Woodside/SKM, Deep South, CSIRO and Razonatura.  During this time he worked directly on a range of marine biological projects with several commercial and recreational species including blue swimmer crab (Portunus pelagicus), black bream (Acanthropagus butcheri), spiny crab (Hypothalassia armarta), western rock lobster (Panulirus cygnus), Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) and barramundi (Lates calcarifer). 

He has also had extensive experience in marine ecology, examining the biodiversity of a range of ecosystems in response to anthropogenic impacts including dredging and marina development.  

In 2010 Dr de Lestang was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to undertake research at a number of overseas institutions with some of the world’s most highly regarded fisheries modellers, biologists and statisticians.  

His main area of expertise is the stock assessment of commercially exploited fisheries. This entails programming in a range of computer languages including C++, R and Visual Basic. 

Dr Simon (Nageon) de Lestang PhD
Principal Research Scientist, Invertebrates (rock lobster)
T: (08) 9203 0174


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