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Dr. Ronald P. Phelps

Associate Professor
School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences

ResearchProfessional AffiliationsPublications

Research interests include topics related to fish reproduction, larval and juvenile production.

World Aquaculture Society

AQUACULTURE RESEARCH — 2013
Augmentation of free amino acids in eggs of red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus as part of the induced spawning protocol

JOURNAL OF APPLIED AQUACULTURE — 2012
Fillet Yields from Four Strains of NileTilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and a Red Variety

AQUACULTURE RESEARCH — 2011
A non-paradoxical dose response to17a-methyltestosterone by Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (L.): effects on the sex ratio,growth and gonadal development

AQUACULTURE — 2011
Salinity acclimation and free amino acid enrichment of copepod nauplii for first-feeding of larval marine fish

NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE — 2011
Egg Transfer to Increase Productivity and Predictability in Bluegill Fry Production

NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE — 2011
Broodstock Selection Criteria for Induced Spawning of Channel Catfish for the Production of Channel × Blue Catfish Hybrid Fry and the Influence of Temperature

JOURNAL OF THE WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY — 2011
Response of Male Blue Catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, and Male Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, to Female Channel Catfish Given Pheromonal Steroids or Prostaglandin

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY — 2011
Effects of tag type on red snapper Lutjanus campechanus tag retention, growth and survival under hatchery conditions

FISH PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY — 2010
Changes in free amino acid profile of red snapper Lutjanus campechanus, eggs, and developing larvae

NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES MANAGEMENT — 2010
Distinguishing Wild from Hatchery-Produced Juvenile Red Snapper with Otolith Chemical Signatures

NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE — 2010
Production of Gulf Killifish in the Black Belt Region of Alabama Using Saline Groundwater

REVIEWS IN FISHERY SCIENCE — 2009
Spawning of Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) in Response to Hormonal Induction or Environmental Control in a Hatchery Setting

JOURNAL OF APPLIED AQUACULTURE — 2009
Production and Collection of Copepod Nauplii from Brackish Water Ponds

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND ECOLOGY — 2009
Survival and movement of hatchery-reared red snapper on artificial habitats in the northern Gulf of Mexico

JOURNAL OF THE WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY — 2008
Spontaneous Spawning of Captive Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, and Dietary Lipid Effect on Reproductive Performance

JOURNAL OF APPLIED AQUACULTURE — 2008
Evaluation of the Ciliated Protozoa, Fabrea salina as a First Food for Larval Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus in a Large Scale Rearing Experiment

AQUACULTURE — 2007
Effects of temperature on the induced spawning of channel catfish and the production of channel×blue catfish hybrid fry

JOURNAL OF THE WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY — 2007
Induced Spawning and Egg Quality Evaluation of Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus

57th PROCEEDINGS OF THE GULF AND CARIBBEAN FISHERIES INSTITUTE — 2006
Ciliated Protozoans as Alternative Live Food for First Feeding Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, Larvae

AQUACULTURE — 2006
Evaluation of reproductive performance and early growth of four strains of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus, L) with different histories of domestication

BOOK CHAPTER — 2006
Hormone manipulation of sex

AQUACULTURE RESEARCH — 2005
The effects of dietary protein and lipid on growth

AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM — 2005
Status of Artificial Propagation of Mutton, Yellowtail, and Red Snapper (family Lutjanidae) in the Southeastern United States

JOURNAL OF THE WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY — 2005
Replacement of Fish Meal with Soybean Meal in the Production Diets of Juvenile Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus

JOURNAL OF APPLIED AQUACULTURE — 2005
Evaluating the Benefits of Size-Sorting Tilapia Fry Before Stocking

BOOK CHAPTER — 2005
Intensive and Extensive Production Techniques to Provide Copepod Nauplii for Feeding Larval Red Snapper Lutjanus campechanus

AQUACULTURE — 2004
Production of monosex male black crappie, Pomoxis nigromaculatus, populations by multiple androgen immersion

AQUACULTURE RESEARCH — 2004
Directing gonadal differentiation in bluegill, Lepomis

MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES — 2004
Development, growth, and yolk utilization of hatchery-reared red snapper Lutjanus campechanus larvae

FISH PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY — 2003
Egg and larval quality of natural and induced spawns of red snapper,

NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE — 2002
Use of Shrimp Penaeus spp. to Replace Krill Euphausia spp. in a Feed Training Diet for Largemouth Bass

ACTA TROPICA — 2002
Does lymphocystis occur in pacora, Plagioscion surinamensis (Sciaenidae), from Colombia?

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY — 2002
Paradoxes in exogenous androgen treatments of bluegill

NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE — 2001
Impact of Feed Storage Conditions on Growth and Efficacy of Sex Reversal of Nile Tilapia

JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE IN THE TROPICS — 2001
Induction of feminization in largemouth bass ( Micropterus salmoides ) by oral administration of estradiol-17 beta or diethylstilbestrol and associated pathological effects

FISHERIES BULLETIN — 2000
Larval development of red snapper,

(BOOK CHAPT.) TILAPIA AQUACULTURE IN THE AMERICAS — 2000
SEX REVERSAL OF TILAPIA

FISHERY BULLETIN — 2000
Larval development of red snapper, Lutjanus camechanus, and comparisons with co-occurring snapper species

AQUACULTURE — 1997
Sex reversal in black crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus: effect of oral administration of 17a-methyltestosterone on two age classes

JOURNAL OF THE WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY — 1996
Efficacy of Trenbolone Acetate in Sex Inversion of the Blue Tilapia Oreochromis aureus

JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE TROPICAL — 1996
EVALUATION OF TECHNIQUES FOR PRODUCING HORMONE SEX-REVERSED OREOCHROMIS NlLOTlCUS FRY

CARIBBEAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE — 1995
New records of Caribbean fishes from Alabama

JOURNAL OF APPLIED AQUACULTURE — 1995
Hapa-Based Systems for Producing Oreochromis niloticus Fry Suitable for Hormone Sex-Reversal

JOURNAL OF THE WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY — 1995
Masculinization of Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus by Oral Administration of Trenbolone Acetate

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY — 1995
Temperature effect on sex ratios in Oreochromis niloticus

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY — 1995
Use of diethylstilbestrol and ethynylestradiol to feminize Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (L.) in an outdoor environment

AQUACULTURE RESEARCH — 1995
Sex reversal and nursery growth of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (L .), free-swimming in earthen ponds

JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE IN THE TROPICS — 1995
Family-Scale Fish Farming in Guetamala, Part II – Economic Viability

JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE IN THE TROPICS — 1995
FAMILY-SCALE FISH FARMING IN GUATEMALA, PART I: OUTREACH STRATEGIES AND PRODUCTION PRACTICES

REPRODUCTION PHYSIOLOGY OF FISH, 5TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM— 1995
Effect of methyltestosterone concentration on sex ratio, growth and development of Nile tilapia

AQUACULTURE — 1994
Density-dependent effect on oral vaccination of channel catfish against Edwardsiella ictaluri

JOURNAL OF AQUANC ANIMAL HEALTH — 1993
Effect of Sea Salt on the Hatching of Channel Catfish Eggs

PROGRESSIVE FISH CULTURIST — 1993
Factors Influencing the Enumeration of Channel Catfish Eggs

JOURNAL OF APPLIED AQUACULTURE — 1993
Evaluation of a mechanical grader to separate fingerling channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, into length groups

JOURNAL OF APPLIED AQUACULTURE — 1993
Relationship Between the External Morphology and Gonads of Androgen-Treated Oreochromis niloticus

JOURNAL OF APPLIED AQUACULTURE — 1993
The Use of Formalin and Iodine to Control Saprolegnia Infections on Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, Eggs

AQUACULTURE — 1993
Effects of initial age and size on sex reversal of Oreochromis niloticus fry using methyltestosterone

PROGRESSIVE FISH CULTURIST — 1992
A Zooplankton Harvester Designed to Collect Rotifers

PROGRESSIVE FISH CULTURIST — 1992
Influence of Shelter and Feeding Practices on Channel Catfish Fingerling Production

AQUACULTURE — 1992
Influence of site and season on water quality and tilapia production in Panama and Honduras

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERIES — 1992
Family-scale fish farming in Guatemala

BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY — 1991
Salmonella in a Wastewater-Aquaculture System

AQUACULTURE — 1990
Response of tilapia yield and economics to varying rates of organic fertilization and season in two Central American countries

JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE TROPICAL — 1989
Effects of seepage on water quality and productivity of inorganically fertilized tropical ponds

AQUACULTURAL ENGINEERING — 1989
Seepage Reduction in Tropical Fish Ponds Using Chicken Litter

AQUACULTURE — 1989
The effect of manures and chemical fertilizers on the production of Oreochromis niloticus in earthen ponds

AQUACULTURAL ENGINEERING — 1988
Hydrology of fish culture ponds in Gualaca, Panama

PROGRESSIVE FISH-CULTURIST — 1977
Control of external bacterial infections of bluegills with potassium permanganate

PROCEEDINGS OF THE WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY — 1974
GRAM-NEGATIVE PATHOGENIC BACTERIA OF SOME FISHES BEFORE AND AFTER CAGE CULTURE

GULF COAST REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE DISEASES OF AQUATIC ANIMALS — 1974
PARASITES OF POMPANO, TRACHINOTUS CAROLINUS (LINNAEUS), AND STRIPED MULLET, MUGIL CEPHALUS LINNAEUS, BEFORE AND AFTER CULTURE

MARINE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY, FOOD 7 DRUGS FROM THE SEA CONFERENCE — 1974
Parasites of some maricluture fishes before and after cage culture

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