School: School of Marine Studies
Phone: +679 323 2704
Fax: 323 1526
Laura Williams is currently the Laboratory Technician for the School of Marine Studies (SMS). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science and is in the final stages of completing a Master of Science in Marine Science degree at the University of the South Pacific. Her Master's thesis is based on developing an indigenous freshwater prawn species (Macrobrachium lar) for aquaculture.
After graduating with her BSc in Marine Science, Laura was employed by USP as an aquaculture hatchery technician in the Seawater Laboratory at the SMS. Subsequently, while completing research for her MSc thesis, she was also a Laboratory Demonstrator and Tutor for several undergraduate courses offered at the SMS. She has over 4 years of teaching experience as a Tutor in subjects including aquaculture, marine pollution and physical oceanography. Laura’s research interests include aquaculture, the marine aquarium trade, marine biodiversity conservation and also climate change impacts on marine organisms.
Publications and Reports
Imamura, T., Seeto, J., Williams, L., Mow, A-M., Vadiga, R. & Lal, M. (2009).
Freshwater prawn and crab hatchery in Fiji with rotifer culture: Rua Cell System.
Suva, Fiji Islands: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and University of the South Pacific.