179 Hitchner Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Marine Biology, UMaine, Ph.D.
I got interested in aquaculture while still an undergraduate student at Ithaca College. After working at several marine labs and on a schooner for 3 years after graduating I came to the University of Maine to get a Master’s of Science in Marine Biology. Following my interest I looked at the development of sea lice and bio-security on salmon farms. Upon completion of my masters, I went to work for the Maine Aquaculture Association (MAA) as the Project Manager and Biologist for the association. Eventually, I went back to the University of Maine for my PhD., looking at the role of mussels co-cultured with either cod or salmon in spreading or removing fish pathogens from the water. My interest and previous work include: public education about aquaculture, bringing current scientific knowledge and understanding to growers, and conducting applied on farm research. In all of my activities I try to focus on developing and implementing new husbandry techniques to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of cold water marine and freshwater aquaculture.
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