Assistant Professor - Research
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Analyses of gonadal cycling by oyster broodstock, Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin), in Louisiana. (with C. Wilson) Journal of Shellfish Research 20(1):215-220. 2001.
The Gulf Coast Oyster Industry Program: An initiative to address industry’s research needs. J. Shellfish Research 19(1):397-400. 2000.
The effect of cytochalasin B dosage on the survival and ploidy of Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin) larvae. (with C. Wilson and S.K. Allen) J. Shellfish Research 19(1):125-128. 2000.
Economics of augmentation of natural production using remote setting techniques. (with C. A. Wilson and K. J. Roberts) In: M. Luckenbach, R. Mann and J. Wesson (eds), Oyster Reef Habitat Restoration: A Synopsis and Synthesis of Approaches Chpt 24. Virginia Institute of Marine Science Publication. 1999.
New technology for characterizing Louisiana’s shallow coastal water bottoms and predicting future change. (with H. Roberts, C. Wilson, and W. Winans) Gulf Coast Assoc. of Geological Societies Transactions. Vol. XLIX 452-461. 1999.
Conditioning of eastern oysters in a closed recirculating system. (with Buchanan, J., G. Roppolo,and T. Tiersch) J. Shellfish Research 17(4):1183-1189. 1998.
Oyster seed alternatives for Louisiana. (with C. Wilson) Bivalve Culture III. World Aquaculture, 24(4):79-82 1993.
Economic considerations for oyster depuration. (with C. Adams and K. Roberts) In: Molluscan Shellfish Depuration, Otwell, W. S., G. E. Rodrick, and R. E. Martin (ed.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL p.163-177 1991.
Container relaying: An alternative to depuration and relaying. In: Molluscan Shellfish Depuration, Otwell, W. S., G. E. Rodrick, and R. E. Martin (eds). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL p. 205-215, 1991.
Evaluation of leased oyster bottom in Mississippi Sound. Gulf Research Reports, 7:3, 261-266, and 1983
Containerized-relaying of polluted oysters (Crassostrea virginica [Gmelin]) in Mississippi Sound using suspension, rack and onbottom longline techniques. (with E. W. Cake) J.of Shellfish Research , 2:2, 141-151 1982.
Softshell crabs: Techniques of harvesting, handling, and production. Proceedings: 1987 Louisiana Aquaculture Conference, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge LA. pp. 61-65. 1987.
Fish trawling in Louisiana inshore waters. Louisiana Sea Grant College Program Publication, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 18p, 1988.
A case study of off-bottom relaying in Mississippi. In: The Mississippi Oyster Industry: Past, Present, and Future, Burrage, David D. (ed.). Miss/Ala. Sea Grant consortium Pub. No. MASGP 88-048:53-56, 1988.
Using remote setting to produce seed oysters in Louisiana and the gulf coastal region. Louisiana Sea Grant College Program Publication, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA. 47p, 1991.
Commercial production of hatchery-reared oyster larvae and seed in Louisiana using remote setting technology. Proc.: 1992 La. Aquaculture Conf., LSU Ag. Center, Baton Rouge., LA. pp. 59-60, 1992.
The technical feasibility of commercial hatchery and remote setting operations in Louisiana. Journal of Shellfish Research 13(1):286 (Abstract)(with C. Wilson), 1994.
Joined faculty in 1995.
Current responsibilities: Coordinator-Gulf Oyster Industry Initiative Program. Oyster research and management of Grand Isle Oyster Hatchery.
RNR 7070 - Fisheries Seminar
RNR 8000 - Thesis Research
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
B.S., Wheeling Jesuit University
Ph.D., Louisiana State University