Aquaculture and Aquatic Pathology
Our research focuses on the sustainable production and management of aquatic species, mainly marine finfishes (summer flounder, tuna) and bivalve mollusks (oysters, clams), with an emphasis on the areas of nutrition, physiology, pathology, and ecology. Examples of areas of research include the development of sustainable culture methods and diets for new marine species, the study of molecular mechanisms regulating growth and reproduction in aquatic species, and the design of novel methods to manage infectious diseases affecting wild and cultured aquatic species. The Aquaculture program benefits from state-of-the-art culture facilities at URI and trains students in applying both traditional and novel technologies (e.g. genomics) in solving aquaculture industry problems and minimizing the impacts of aquaculture on the environment.