California Department of Fish and Game Shellfish Health Laboratory

PI: Jim Moore


Research Institution:      California Department of Fish & Game

PI First name, Last name:                    Jim Moore

Phone:                                                707 875-2067




My laboratory, which is located within the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory, conducts research on infectious diseases of economically and ecologically important California shellfish. A large focus has been on a bacterial disease of abalone, withering syndrome, and the role of temperature in expression of the disease. I am generally interested in the effects of ocean acidification on shellfish disease processes, particularly as they apply to fisheries management, restoration of depleted species and aquaculture. My laboratory monitors wild and cultured California shellfish populations for the occurrence of pathogens and diseases, currently on an intermittent basis.


KEYWORDS (to facilitate searching):  disease, pathogen, infection, oyster, abalone