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Name: Charles Lutz
Title: Professor
Specialization: Aquaculture
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Department: Aquaculture Research Station
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 2410 Ben Hur Road
Address 2: Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Phone Number: (225) 765-2848
Fax Number: (225) 765-2877

Education/Training
  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University
  • MS, Louisiana State University
  • BS, Earlham College
Areas of Specialization/Research
Quantitative genetics, alternative species commercialization, practical genetic evaluation through field trials. 
Professional Experience

Joined faculty in 1991.

Current responsibilities:

State-wide extension responsibilities for all commercial aquaculture as well as recreational and ornamental residential pond management.

Research interests and experience:

Quantitative genetics, alternative species commercialization, practical genetic evaluation through field trials. After earning his PhD from LSU, Dr. Lutz planned, designed and subsequently supervised the construction, outfitting and operation of the largest commercial aquaculture facility in the state. To date he has authored over 160 scientific, extension and popular publications

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Awards/Grants

Evaluation of the Influence of Salinity on Cold Tolerance in Four Commercial Varieties of Tilapia, USDA-CSREES, $17,550.

 

Refinement and Commercialization of Techniques for Production of 100% Male Tilapia, Louisiana Board of Regents, $150,000.

 

Evaluation of Freshwater Drum as a Management Tool in Warmwater Aquaculture, Louisiana Catfish Promotion and Research Board, $19,700.

 

Evaluation of Selection Responses for Environmental Tolerances in Tilapia, USDA-CSREES, $17,050.

 

Development of Aquaculture Web-Profiles for AgMRC, Iowa State University, $19,468.

Publications/Presentations/Patents

Book
Lutz, C.G. 2001.Practical Genetics for Aquaculture. Fishing News Books, Blackwell Science, Oxford, U.K. November 2001. ISBN 0-8523-8285-5. 256 p.

Book Chapters

Lutz, C.G. 2005 (in press). Production of juvenile freshwater turtles for pets and food production. In: J. Silverstein, A. Kelly and C. Kohler (Editors), Aquatic Species Cultured Since 1887. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.

Lutz, C.G. 2005 (in press) Genetic applications in tilapia culture. In: C. Lim and C. Webster, (Editors), Tilapia Culture. Haworth Press.

Lutz, C.G. 2005 (in press) Viewing urban aquaculture as an agro-industry. In: B.A. Costa-Pierce, P. Edwards, D. Baker and A. Desbonnet (Editors), Urban Aquaculture. CABI Publishing (UK).


Lutz, C.G. "Production of Juvenile Freshwater Turtles for Pets and Food Production." Aquatic Species Cultured Since 1987, Ed. J. Silverstein, A. Kelly and C. Kohler. Bethesda, MD: American Fisheries Society, 2004.    

 

Lutz, C.G. "Genetic Applications in Tilapia Culture." Tilapia Culture. Ed. C. Lim and C. Webster. Haworth Press, 2004.

 

Lutz, C.G. "Viewing Urban Aquaculture as an Agro-industry." Urban Aquaculture. Ed. B.A. Costa-Pierce, P. Edwards, D. Baker and A. Desbonnet. CABI Publishing, 2004.


Lutz, C.G. 2000. Production economics and potential competitive dynamics of commercial tilapia culture in the Americas. In: B.A. Costa-Pierce and J.E. Rackocy (Editors), Tilapia Aquaculture in the Americas, Vol. 2. World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, LA, pp. 119-132.
 

Refereed Publications

Weirich, C.R., C.C. O’Neal, B.C. Delbos and C.G. Lutz. "Effects of Stocking Sac-fry and Hatchery-fed Fry on Production of Fingerling Channel Catfish Ictalurus Punctatus." Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 23.1 (2001): 112-116.

 

Lutz, C.G. and W.R. Wolters. "Growth and Yield of Red Swamp Crawfish Procambarus Clarkii Stocked Separately and in Combination with White River Crawfish Procambarus Zonangulus." Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 30.3 (1999): 394-397.

 

Lutz, C.G. and W.R. Wolters. "Mixed Model Estimation of Genetic and Environmental Correlations in Red Swamp Crawfish Procambarus Clarkii (Girard)." Aquaculture Research 30 (1999): 153-163.

 

Lutz, C.G. and K.J. Roberts. "Investment and Management Aspects of Owner-operator Scale Greenhouse Tilapia Systems." Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Recirculating Aquaculture. Ed. G.S. Libey. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ., 1998. 98-105.

 

Lutz, C.G., W.R. Wolters and W.J. Landry. "Red Drum, Sciaenops Ocellatus, Field Trials: Economic Implications." Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 28.4 (1997): 412-419.

 

Lutz, C.G. "Development of a Tank-based Tilapia Industry in Louisiana." Successes and Failures in Commercial Recirculating Aquaculture. Ed. G.S. Libey and M.B. Timmons. Ithaca, NY: NRAES, 1996. 141-150.

 

Lutz, C.G. and W.R. Wolters. "Multivariate Morphological Variation in Red Swamp Crawfish, Procambarus Clarkii." Freshwater Crayfish 7 (1995): 56-67.

 

Lutz, C.G. and T.R. Tiersch. "A Preliminary Cost Analysis of Forced Air Incubation of Catfish Eggs." Progressive Fish-Culturist 56 (1995): 310-314.

 

Caffey, R.H., C.G. Lutz, J.W. Avault, Jr., and K.K. Higgins. "Preliminary Observations on Production of Soft-Shell Prawns (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii) in Commercial Crawfish Shedding Facilities." Journal of Applied Aquaculture 2.2 (1993): 93-102.

 

Davidson, R.B., R.W. Walker, G.A. Tilyou, and C.G. Lutz. "Potential Caviar Fishery Impacts on Louisiana Bowfin (Amia Calva) Populations."  Proc. Ann. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish Wildl. Agencies 45 (1991): 385-391.

 

Romaire, R.P. and C.G. Lutz. "Population Dynamics of Procambarus Clarkii (Girard) and Procambarus Acutus Acutus (Girard) (Decapoda: Cambaridae) in Two Commercial Ponds." Aquaculture 81 (1989): 253-274.

 

Lutz, C.G. and W.R. Wolters. "Estimation of Heritabilities for Growth, Body Size, and Processing Traits in Red Swamp Crawfish (Procambarus Clarkii (Girard))." Aquaculture 78 (1989): 21-33.

 

Lutz, C.G., W.R. Wolters, A.J. Joubert, W.E. Kelso, and C.F. Bryan. "Multivariate Morphological Variation in Channel Catfish from Three Louisiana Lakes." Proc. Ann. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish Wildl. Agencies 41 (1987): 136-144.

 

Lutz, C.G. and W.R. Wolters. "The Effect of Five Stocking Densities on Growth and Yield of Red Swamp Crawfish Procambarus Clarkii."  Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 17 (1986): 33-36.

 

Lutz, C.G. and R.P. Romaire. "Toxicity of Selected Rice Pesticides to Red Swamp Crawfish Procambarus Clarkii (Girard)." (Abstract) Freshwater Crayfish 5 (1983): 324.

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