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Phone: (239) 590-1263
E-Mail: email@example.comOffice: WH 229
Areas of interest include Animal Nutrition, Fish Biology, Aquaculture, and introductory Biology courses for majors.
As an Instructor at FGCU my responsibilities focus entirely on teaching, service, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. With that being said, I have over a decade of experience as a student and professional researcher in the field of aquaculture, specifically marine ornamental aquaculture. Many of the practices used to capture wild marine ornamental organisms for the marine ornamental trade have been shown to result in significant coral reef habitat destruction. The focus of my work has been to develop methods to breed popular marine ornamental species in captivity, produce commercially viable rearing protocols, and thus provide a sustainable alternative to species collected through destructive practices. Production of commercially viable rearing protocols are often gained through application of the scientific method to engage nutritional bottlenecks presented in the captive rearing of these species. The bottlenecks most often occur at the complex larval stages of these species. My experiences in marine ornamental larval nutrition research, continuous thirst for knowledge, and my commitment to the scholarship of teaching and learning are what fuel and inform my performance in the classroom.
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