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Aquaculture Research at Ohio State Represented at International Conference

April 9, 2017
Environmental Science major, Kevin Fisher received the RAS “Yellow Book” Undergraduate Student Travel Grant at Aquaculture America 2017.  Kevin Fisher with Dr. Jim Ebeling (shown to Kevin’s left), the sponsor of the Travel Grant, Dr. Gef Flimlin (far left), Rutgers University and Past-President, US Aquaculture Society, and far right is Dr. David Cline, Auburn University, current President of the US Aquaculture Society.

Aquaculture research led by School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty and graduate students was recently presented at “Aquaculture America 2017” (February 19-22, 2017) in San Antonio, TX.

Themed 'Forging New Frontiers', the international conference brings together leading scientists and experts in the field of aquaculture, and is the only major national aquaculture conference and exposition held in the U.S.

The conference was organized by the World Aquaculture Society, U.S. Aquaculture Society, National Aquaculture Association and the Aquaculture Suppliers Association.


Two SENR students were recognized with awards at the conference.

Congratulations to:

Thomas Delomas, who received the USAS-Merck Best Presentation award for, “A New Protocol for Exploring the Potential Growth Thomas DelomasRate of Zebrafish Larvae and Juveniles.” Thomas is a PhD student in the SENR specializing in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. Dr. Dabrowski serves as his advisor.

Kevin Fisher, an undergraduate student in the school majoring in Environmental Science, who is also advised by Dr. Dabrowski, was awarded the RAS “Yellow Book” Undergraduate Student Travel Grant.

Presentations with members of the School of Environment and Natural Resources included:

Gynogenesis in zebrafish results in all male progenies
Thomas A. Delomas, Konrad Dabrowski

Nutritional programming of yellow perch (perca flavescens) increases second generation's ability to utilize soybean meal-based diets
Megan M. Kemski, Konrad Dabrowski

From generation to generation: culturing zebrafish under continuous illumination from fertilization to adulthood
Mackenzie Miller, Konrad Dabrowski

A new protocol for exploring the potential growth rate
of zebrafish larvae and juveniles

Thomas Delomas, Konrad Dabrowski

Evaluation of the impact of prolonged high temperature exposure
on gonadal differentiation in juveniles yellow perch (Perca flavescens)

Kristen Towne, Konrad Dabrowski

Reproduction, development, and growth of redhead cichlid (Cichlasoma synspilum) and its hybrid with midas (Amphilophus citrinellum)
Konrad Dabrowski, Thomas Delomas

Evaluating different levels of α-tocopherol supplementation for live food pufa enrichments and their influence on the survival, growth, and condition of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) larvae
John Grayson, Richard Bruno, Konrad Dabrowski

Understanding the mechanisms of winter survival through biochemical adaptations in invasive species of Asian carp
Kevin Fisher, Mohammad Alam, Konrad Dabrowski