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Dr Cliff Jones

Cliff Jones

 

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Tel+27 (0) 46 603 8415

c.jones@ru.ac.za

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About Cliff

Cliff Jones (Pr. Sci. Nat.) graduated with a PhD in Fisheries Science from Rhodes University (RU) in 2003.

He is presently employed in the Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science (DIFS) at RU as a Senior Lecturer, with 17 years’ experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. He has jointly coordinated the DIFS honours course since 2010 and developed the current aquaculture curriculum for that program. He has supervised/co-supervised the projects of 29 BSc Honours, 16 MSc (three with distinction) and two PhD students to graduation, and is currently supervising one BSc Honours, seven MSc and three PhD students.

Cliff has 18 years of research and development experience in the fields of aquaculture technology and aqua-feed development, fish behaviour, water remediation and reuse, in both fresh and marine systems. He currently manages four research programs: (1) the remediation of industrial effluent using alternative, sustainable technologies (i.e. algal ponding, constructed wetlands, hydroponics and crop irrigation) with a focus on recovering wastewater and nutrients for reuse; (2) abalone feed and (3) kob feed development and the effect these feeds have on water quality; and (4) aquaculture technology development and the integration of aquaculture with the aquatic environment. He has published 24 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has delivered/co-authored 92 papers at scientific conferences in these fields. He has brought in and managed over R17-million of research funding for his research programs between 2006 and 2016.

He also leads Rhodes University’s involvement in a multi-national, multi-institutional initiative to review and develop PhD curricula in aquaculture across several African countries (ACP-EU: Edulink II). He reviews papers for several international academic journals; has acted as external examiner on several PhD/MSc theses; serves on six research steering committees for the Water Research Commission (WRC); was a member of the Animal Science Panel for the National Research Foundation’s Technology and Human Resource for Industry Program (THRIP); is registered with the South African Council for National Scientific Professions (SACNASP: 400061/14); conducts technical audits for the NRF’s Research Technology Fund; holds the research portfolio on the committee of the Aquaculture Association of Southern Africa (AASA); is a member of the Science Faculty at RU and represents the DIFS on various internal committees at RU; is a member of the International Abalone Society (IAS); and serves on a panel for the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) for farmed abalone products. He is also the chairman of the Eastern Cape Horse Society (ECHS) and is a National showjumping course designer for South African Showjumping.

When not working, Cliff spends time with his family, his horses and a small registered herd of Nguni cattle (Dalkeith Nguni Stud) on a farm in the Manley Flats valley close to Grahamstown.


 

Select Publications
  1. Nel A, Pletschke BI, Jones CLW, Kemp J, Robinson G, Britz PJ. 2017. Effect of kelp Ecklonia maxima inclusion in formulated feed on growth, feed utilisation and gut microbiota of South African abalone Haliotis midae. African Journal of Marine Science 39(2): 183-192.
  2. Adesola AA, Jones CLW, Shipton TA. 2017. Dietary lysine requirement of juvenile dusky kob, Argyrosomus japonicus. Aquaculture Nutrition 00:1–8. https://doi.org/10.1111/anu.12576
  3. Robinson G, Wade M, Free A, Jones CLW, Stead S. 2016. Profiling bacterial communities associated with sediment-based aquaculture bioremediation systems under contrasting redox regimes. Scientific Reports 6: 38850. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep38850
  4. Power SD, Jones CLW. 2016. Anaerobically digested brewery effluent as a medium for hydroponic crop production – The influence of algal ponds and pH. Journal of Cleaner Production 139: 167-174. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.189  
  5. Robinson G, Caldwell GS, Jones CLW, Slater MJ, Stead SM. 2015. Redox stratification drives enhanced growth in a deposit-feeding invertebrate: implications for aquaculture bioremediation. Aquaculture Environmental Interactions 8: 1-13
  6. Naylor MA, Kaiser H, Jones CLW. 2014. The effect of free ammonia nitrogen, pH and supplementation with oxygen on the growth of South African abalone, Haliotis midae in an abalone serial-use raceway with three passes. Aquaculture Research 45(2):213-224
  7. Robinson G, Slater MJ, Jones CLW, Stead SM. 2013. Role of sand as substrate and dietary component for juvenile sea cucumber Holothuria scabra. Aquaculture 392-395: 23-25
  8. Naylor MA, Kaiser H, Jones CLW. 2013. The effect of dosing with sodium hydroxide (NaOH-) on water pH and growth of Haliotis midae in an abalone serial-use raceway. Aquaculture International 21: 467-479
Select Conference Proceedings
  1. Adesola A, Nel A, Jones CLW, Shipton T. 2017. EFFECT OF FISHMEAL REPLACEMENT WITH ANIMAL AND PLANT PROTEIN SOURCE ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE AND GUT MICROBIOTA OF DUSKY KOB, Argyrosomus japonicas. World Aquaculture Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 26-30 July 2017. p 16.
  2. Gornall C, Jones CLW, Kaiser H. 2017. ABALONE (Haliotis midae) BEHAVIOUR AND STOCKING DENSITY: IS BEHAVIOUR INFLUENCED BY DENSITY? World Aquaculture Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 26-30 July 2017. p 229.
  3. Jones CLW. 2017. HOW TO DEVELOP MSC/PHD CURRICULA THAT ACCOMMODATE STUDENTS FROM A DIVERSE RANGE OF FOUNDATION TRAINING? World Aquaculture Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 26-30 July 2017. p 291.
  4. Jones CLW, Taylor T, Laubscher R, Mogane M, Power S. 2017. INTEGRATION OF AQUACULTURE INTO AN INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENT TREATMENT SYSTEM AND THE RECOVERY AND REUSE OF WATER AND NUTRIENTS. World Aquaculture Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 26-30 July 2017. p 291.
  5. Lloyd K, Jones CLW, Shipton T. TOWARD DETEMINING THE DIETARY LYSINE REQUIREMENT IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN ABALONE Haliotis midae. World Aquaculture Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 26-30 July 2017. p 363.
  6. Mabasa NC, Britz PJ, Jones CLW. 2017. THE EFFECT OF CARBOHYDRATE ON DUSKY KOB Argyrosomus japonicus FED PELLETED DIETS. World Aquaculture Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 26-30 July 2017. p 373.
  7. Mogane ML, Jones CLW, Laubscher RK. 2017. NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL FROM BREWERY EFFLUENT USING MICROALGAE. World Aquaculture Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 26-30 July 2017. p 424.
  8. Nel A, Pletschke BI, Jones CLW, Kemp JOG, Robinson G, Britz PJ. 2017. THE EFFECT OF KELP Ecklonia maxima INCLUSION IN FORMULATED FEED ON GROWTH, FEED UTILISATION AND THE GUT MICROBIOTA OF SOUTH AFRICAN ABALONE Haliotis midae. World Aquaculture Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 26-30 July 2017. p 478
  9. Robinson G, Reid WDK, Nelson A, Jones CLW, Rushton SP, Stead SM, Caldwell GS. 2017 THE MICROBIOME IS THE NEXUS BETWEEN SEDIMENT BIOREMEDIATION AND DEPOSIT FEEDER GROWTH. World Aquaculture Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 26-30 July 2017. p 599
  10. Sikawa D, Potts WM, Kaiser H, Kang’ombe J, Kazembe J, Jones CLW, Sauer W. 2017. THE REVIEW OF AN AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES PHD BY COURSEWORK CURRICULUM TO SERVE THE NEEDS OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. World Aquaculture Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 26-30 July 2017. p 639.
  11. Taylor R, Jones CLW. 2017. THE INTERGRATION OF AQUAPONICS INTO A BREWERY EFFLUENT TREATMENTV SYSTEM. World Aquaculture Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 26-30 July 2017. p 698.
  12. Taylor R, Jones CLW, Laubscher R, Cowan A. BIODIGESTION OF CULTURED UNICELLELAR ALGAE. World Aquaculture Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 26-30 July 2017. p 699.
  13. Wu A, Ayres DWP, Riddin NA, Naylor MA, Jones CLW, Kaiser H. 2017. THE EFFECT OF SOYA AND CRYSTALLINE ISOFLAVONES ON THE GROWTH AND REPRODUCTIVE DEVELOPMENT OF FARMED ABALONE Haliotis midae. World Aquaculture Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 26-30 July 2017. p 743.
  14. Jones CLW. 2016. Food for thought – Where will the water for aquaculture and agriculture come from when there is no longer enough fresh water to go around? Aquaculture Europe – Food for thought, Edinburgh, Scotland(20-23 September 2016). 493 pp.
  15. Adesola AA, Jones CLW and Shipton TA. 2016. A comparison of dietary markers and faecal collection methods to estimate apparent digestibility in dusky kob, Argyrosomus japonicas. Aquaculture Canada and Cold Harvest 2016, St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, 18 to 22 September 2016.

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