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Name: Robert Romaire
Title: Professor
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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. Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • MS Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • BS Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA
Areas of Specialization/Research
Water Quality and Crustacean Aquaculture
Professional Experience

Dr. Romaire joined the faculty in 1980. He was the Resident Director of the Aquaculture Research Station from 1998 until 2007.

Current Responsibilities:

Conducts research in water quality; improve crawfish management practices; teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in aquaculture.

Courses Taught:

RNR 4025 - Limnology
RNR 4061 - Special Problems
RNR 4061 - Mariculture
RNR 7026 - Shellfisheries Aquaculture
RNR 7070 - Fisheries Seminar
RNR 8000 - Thesis Research
RNR 9000 - Dissertation Research

Publications/Presentations/Patents
Romaire, R. “How Research Helped Reduce Crawfish Harvest Cost.” Louisiana Agriculture 44.1 (2001): 14-15.

Huner, J. and R. Romaire. “Aquaculture in Louisiana: Private and Public Partnerships Develop a Solid Industry.” World Aquaculture 30.4 (1999): 17-20.

Romaire, R. “Potential for the Partitioned Aquaculture System in Louisiana.” Louisiana Agriculture 42.4 (1999): 34-36

Lazo, J.P., R. Romaire, and R. Reigh. “Evaluation of Three In Vitro Enzyme Assays for Estimating Protein Digestibility in the Pacific White Shrimp Penaeus Vannamei.” Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 29.4 (1998): 441-450.

Brunson, J., R. Romaire, and R. Reigh. “Apparent Digestibility of Selected Ingredients in Diets of White Shrimp Penaeus Setiferus L.” Aquaculture Nutrition 3.1 (1997): 9-16.

Caffey, R., R. Romaire, and J.W. Avault, Jr. “Crawfish Farming: An Example of Sustainability Aquaculture.” World Aquaculture 27.2 (1996): 18-23.

Avault, J.W., Jr. and R.P. Romaire. “Research Priorities for Procambarid Crawfish Aquaculture in the Southeastern United States.” Freshwater Crayfish 8 (1995): 553-564.

Romaire, R.P. “Harvesting Methods and Strategies Used in Commercial Procambarid Crawfish Aquaculture.” Journal of Shellfish Research 14 (1995): 545-551.

McClain, W.R. and R.P. Romaire. “Management Considerations for the Production of Large Procambarid Crawfish.” Journal of Shellfish Research 14 (1995): 553-559.

McClain, W.R. and R.P. Romaire. “Reducing Population Density to Effect a Greater Production of Large Crawfish. Journal of Applied Aquaculture 5.4 (1995): 1-15.

Jarboe, H.H. and R.P. Romaire. “Effects of Density Reduction and Supplemental Feeding on Stunted Crayfish, Procambarus Clarkii Populations in Earthen Ponds.” Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 26 (1995): 29-37.

Jarboe, H.H. and R.P. Romaire. “Response of Procambarid Crayfish Populations to Permethrin Applications in Earthen Ponds. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 55 (1995): 58-64.

Romaire, R., ed. Freshwater Crayfish VIII: Papers from the Eighth International Symposium on Freshwater Crayfish, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Boyd, C.E., E. Hernandez, J. Williams, and R. Romaire. “Effects of Sampling Technique on Precision Estimates for Water Quality Variables in Fish Culture Ponds.” Journal of Applied Aquaculture 4.l (1994): 1-18.

Jarboe, H.H. and R.P. Romaire. “Acute Toxicity of Permethrin to Four Size Classes of Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus Clarkii) and Observations of Post-Exposure Effects.” Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 20 (1991): 337-342.
Lawson, T.B. and R.P. Romaire. “Evaluation of Two New Trap Types and Aerator-induced Water Currents for Harvesting Procambarid Crawfish in Ponds.” Journal of Shellfish Research 10 (1991): 349-354.

Avault, J.W. and R. P. Romaire. “Integration of Crustacean, Finfish, and Rice Culture.” Proceeding Auburn Symposium on Fisheries and Aquaculture. Ed. R.O. Smitherman and D. Tave. Auburn, AL: Auburn University, 1990.

Huner, J.V., R.P. Romaire, V.A. Pfister, and T.J. Baum. “Effectiveness of Commercially Formulated and Natural Baits in Trapping Crawfish.” Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 21 (1990): 288-294.

Lawson, T.B., H. Lalla, and R.P. Romaire. “Purging Crawfish in a Water Spray System.” Journal of Shellfish Research 9 (1990): 383-387.

Romaire, R.P. and V. Osorio Cellavos. “Effectiveness of Crawfish Baits as Influenced by Habitat Type, Trap-set Time, and Bait Quantity.” The Progressive Fish Culturist 51 (1989): 232-237.

Araujo, M. and R.P. Romaire. “Effects of Water Quality, Weather, and Lunar Phase on Crawfish Catch.” Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 20 (1989): 199-207.

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

Manzi, J., R.P. Romaire, and R. Stevens. “Aquaculture Production Systems: Research and Development Trends in the U.S.International Journal of Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology 1 (1989): 18-124.

Romaire, R.P. “Introduction to the Symposium, Crawfish Industry: Status and Trends.” Journal of Shellfish Research 8.l (1989): 257.

Romaire, R.P. “Overview of Harvest Technology Used in Commercial Crawfish Aquaculture.”  Journal of Shellfish Research 8.l (1989): 281-286.

de la Bretonne, L. and R.P. Romaire. “Commercial Crawfish Cultivation Practices: A Review.”  Journal of Shellfish Research 8.l (1989): 267-276.

Bankston, J.D., T.B. Lawson, and R.P. Romaire. “Crawfish Processing Plant Waste Water Characterization.” Transactions of the American Society for Agricultural Engineers 31.2 (1988): 582-584.

Lilyestrom, C. and R.P. Romaire, and P. Aharon. “Diet and Food Assimilation of Channel Catfish and Malaysian Prawn in Polyculture as Determined by Stomach Content Analysis and Stable Carbon Isotope Ratios.” Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 18 (1987): 278-288.

Avault, J. W., Jr., S. Cange, and R. P. Romaire. “Synergism in Crayfish Farming.” Proceedings International Symposium on Freshwater Crayfish 6 (1986): 239-242.

Cange, S. W., C. Burns, D. Pavel, R. P. Romaire, and J. W. Avault. “Evaluation of Eighteen Artificial Crayfish Baits.” Proceedings International Symposium on Freshwater Crayfish 6 (1986): 270-273.

Romaire, R. P., A. E. Granados, M. Miltner, and J. W. Avault, Jr. “Polyculture of Malaysian Prawns and Channel Catfish.” Proceeding of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences 47 (1985): 41-54.

Romaire, Robert P. “Water Quality.” Crustacean and Mollusk Aquaculture in the United States. Ed. J. V. Huner and E. E. Brown. AVI Publishing Co.

Miltner, M., Granados, A., R. P. Romaire and J. W. Avault. “Polyculture of the Giant Malaysian Prawn with Fingerling Channel Catfish.” Journal of the World Mariculture Society 14 (1984): 127-134.

Romaire, R. P. and V. Pfister. “Effects of Trap Density and Diel Harvesting Frequency on Catch of Crawfish.” North American Journal of Fisheries Management 3 (1983): 419-424.

Avault, J. W., R. P. Romaire, and M. Miltner. “Feeds and Forages for Red Swamp Crawfish, Procambarus Clarkii: 15 Years Research at Louisiana State University Reviewed.” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Freshwater Crayfish 5 (1983): 362-369.

Pfister, V. and R. P. Romaire. “Catch Efficiency and Retentive Ability of Commercial Crawfish Traps.” Aquacultural Engineering 2 (1983): 101-118.

Momot, W. T. and R. P. Romaire. “Use of a Seine to Detect Stunted Crawfish Populations in Ponds, a Preliminary Report.” Journal of the World Mariculture Society 13.2 (1982): 384-390.

Gabel, S., J. W. Avault, Jr. and R. P. Romaire. “Polyculture of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus Punctatus) with All-male Tilapia Hybrid (Sarotherodon Mossambica O x S. Hornorum.” Journal of the World Mariculture Society 13.2 (1982): 153-162.

Romaire, R. P. and C. E. Boyd. “Effects of Solar Radiation on the Dynamics of Dissolved Oxygen in Channel Catfish Ponds.” Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 108 (1979): 473-478.

Boyd, C. E., R. P. Romaire, and E. Johnston. “Water Quality in Channel Catfish Production Ponds.” Journal of Environmental Quality 8 (1979): 423-429.

Rivas, R., R. P. Romaire, J. W. Avault, Jr. and M. Giamalva. “Agricultural Forages and By-products as Feed for Crawfish, Procambarus Clarkii.” Proceedings International Symposium on Freshwater Crayfish 4 (1978): 337-342.

Romaire, R. P., J. S. Forester, and J. W. Avault. “Growth and Survival of Stunted Red Swamp Crawfish (Procambarus Clarkii) in a Feeding-stocking Density Experiment in Pools.” Proceedings International Symposium on Freshwater Crayfish 4 (1978): 331-336.

Huner, J. V. and R. P. Romaire. Size at Maturity as a Means of Comparing Populations of Procambarus Clarkii (Girard) (Crustacea, Decapoda) from Different Habitats.” Proceedings International Symposium on Freshwater Crayfish 4 (1978): 53-64.
 
Romaire, R. P., C. E. Boyd, and W. J. Collis. “Predicting Nighttime Dissolved Oxygen Decline in Ponds Used for Tilapia Culture.” Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 107 (1978): 804-808.

Boyd, C. E., R. P. Romaire, and E. Johnson. “Predicting Early Morning Dissolved Oxygen Concentrations in Channel Catfish Ponds.” Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 107 (1978): 484-492.

Romaire, R. P. and R. H. Kilgen. “Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Closed-off Brackish-water Canals in a Louisiana Coastal Marsh.” Proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences 40 (1977): 50-58.

Romaire, R. P., J. S. Forester, and J. W. Avault. “Length-weight Relationships of Two Commercially Important Crawfishes of the Genus Procambarus.” Proceedings International Symposium on Freshwater Crayfish 3 (1976): 397-407.

Kilgen, R. H., J. M. Guidry, R. Romaire, and J. Bossier. “Salinity Tolerance and Acclimation Studies of the Hybrid Carp, Ctenopharyngodon Idella O x Cyprinus Carpio +.” Proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences 38 (1975): 31-35.

Romaire, R. P. “Population Dynamics of Red Swamp Crawfish Procambarus Clarkii (Girard), in Ponds Receiving Fertilization, and Two Agricultural Forages as Supplemental Feed.” Thesis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1976.

Romaire, R. P. “Modeling the Dynamics of Dissolved Oxygen in Channel Catfish Production Ponds.”  Diss. Auburn University, 1979.
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