Expertise
  • Bioeconomics of columnaris vaccines in channel catfish aquaculture
  • Sustainable production and economic performance of farming hybrid/channel catfish in an In-Pond Raceway System (IPRS)
  • Examining the efficacy of a trivalent vaccine for simultaneous protection against Columnaris (COL), Enteric Septicemia of Catfish (ESC), and motile Aeromonas septicemia
  • Aquaponics – A Sustainable Way Forward
  • Pond-to-Plate Project – Field trials to combat virulent Aeromonas hydrophila
  • Systems Modeling of Nitrogen Recycling in Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Production
  • Field-Testing of a Rapid LAMP Assay to Detect the Marine Parasite Amyloodinium ocellatum in Commercial Aquaculture Facilities
  • Economic Value of Recreational Fishing on Lake Eufaula (AL)/Walter F George (GA)
  • Improving Aquaculture’s Value Through Enhanced Nutrient Management
  • Use of Organic Minerals in Practical Diets for Nile Tilapia
  • Breaking the Cycle: amending Aquafeeds to mitigate Aeromonas hydrophila outbreaks
  • Evaluation of probiotic and prebiotic supplements with catfish, golden shiners, hybrid striped bass and tilapia under conditions of commercial production
  • Assessment of the feasibility of reducing risks to U.S. aquaculture industries
  • Investigation of catfish feed protein levels and economic impact to producers
  • Economic impact of best management practices on catfish diseases
  • Farm management and aquacultural costs of production
  • Costs and benefits of controlling off-flavor in the U.S. catfish industry
  • Estimation of bird depredation damage to the commercial catfish industry
  • Consumer demand for aquaculture and seafood products
  • Costs and benefits of ESC vaccination of catfish fingerlings
  • Use of satellite imagery and GIS softwares to develop catfish acreage layers
  • Welfare valuation of inherited traits in aquacultured catfish
  • Impact of improved NWAC-103 strain of channel catfish to the industry
Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Mississippi State University (past)

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Mississippi State University (past)

Assistant Specialist, Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Mississippi State University (past)

Assistant Agricultural Economist, Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Mississippi State University (past)

Logistics Coordinator, Agadez, Rep. of Niger, West Africa
1985 - 1986

Senior Research Associate, Aquacultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Auburn University
1989 - 1998

Associate Peace Corps Director for Agriculture Programs, Near East
1986 - 1989

Associate Professor, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, College of Agriculture, Auburn University

Communities
Marine Biology, Fishing, Fisheries Science, Ocean Sciences
Degrees
PhD, Auburn University, Agricultural Economics, 1998
MAg, Auburn University, Agricultural Economics, 1985
MS, Auburn University, Aquaculture and Fisheries, 1984
BS, Allegheny College, Biology/Studio Arts, 1977
Keywords
fish and fisheries aquaculture or hydroponics rural studies agricultural economics marketing natural resources
Languages
French, Hausa
Associations
American Agricultural Economics Association
Aquacultural Economics and Management
Catfish Farmers of America
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Southern Agricultural Economics Association
World Aquaculture Society