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Name: Christopher Green
Title: Associate Professor
Specialization: fish physiology, crustacean physiology
Department: School of Renewable Natural Resources
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 227 School of Renewable Natural Resources Bldg., LSU AgCenter
Address 2: Baton Rouge, LA 70803 - 4301
Phone Number: (225) 578-4131
Fax Number: (225) 578-4227


Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
M.S., University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
B.S., University of Oklahoma

Areas of Specialization/Research
Dr. Green joined the faculty in 2008. Green’s lab is centered within the field of applied reproductive fish physiology and endocrinology, with a focus on freshwater and estuarine aquaculture species. Dr Green’s physiology research spans between both finfish and shellfish, with projects currently underway with: hybrid catfish, crawfish, tilapia, marine baitfish, and other prospective aquaculture species.

Current Responsibilities 
Conduct research in aquatic animal physiology; improve reproduction within warmwater species; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in aquaculture and fish physiology.

Courses Taught
RNR 4022 - Principles of Aquaculture
RNR 7029 – Current Topics in Fish Physiology
RNR 8000 - Thesis Research
RNR 9000 - Dissertation Research

Synergistic Activities

  • Session moderator and organizer, “Developments in Marine Baitfish Culture” at Aquaculture America 2009 in Seattle, Wash., February 2009
  • Committee chair, Student Activity Committee of the World Aquaculture Society; Executive Committee member, Fish Culture Section, American Fisheries Society
  • Co-editor: Cryopreservation of Aquatic species (Book, 2nd edition)
  • Editorial Board: North American Journal of Aquaculture; Reviewer: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Aquaculture, Aquaculture Research.
  • Workshop coordinator, “Cocahoe Minnows: History, Culture, and Future” LSU Agricultural Center Extension, September 2009

Selected Publications
Green, C. C., and A. M Kelly. 2009. The effects of the estrogen mimic genistein as a dietary component on sex differentiation and EROD activity in channel catfish. Journal of Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 35: 377-384.

Lochmann, S. E., K. J. Goodwin, C. L. Racey, and C. C. Green. 2009. Variability of Egg Characteristics Among Female White Bass Morone chrysops and the Relationship Between Egg Volume and Length at Hatch of Yolk-Sac Sunshine Bass. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 71: 147-156.

Green, C. C., and A. M Kelly. 2008. The effect of the exogenous soybean phytoestrogen genistein on sperm quality, ATP content, and fertilization rates in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and walleye (Sander vitreus). Journal of Fish Biology 72: 2485-2499.

Kelly, A.M., and C. C. Green. 2006. Binding affinities of hepatic nuclear estrogen receptors for genistein in channel catfish. North American Journal of Aquaculture 68:160-167.

Green, C. C., and S. E. Lochmann. 2006. Fluctuating asymmetry and condition in golden shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucus) and channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) reared in sublethal concentrations of isopropyl methylphosphonic acid. Journal of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25:58-64.

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