Dr. Cortney Ohs
Associate Professor of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Dr. Ohs joined the IRREC faculty in July 2005. His research focuses on evaluating new management practices to maximize production or profitability of existing aquaculture operations and evaluating the potential of producing new aquaculture species. In addition, Dr. Ohs has conducted many studies on the nutrition of fish and crustacean species from larval to adult stages of development. He also has research interests in fish and crustacean physiology, endocrinology, larval nutrition, food science, and marketing.
Dr. Oh's research focuses on marine baitfish production, copepod production, reproduction of marine finfish, and nutrition of fish and crustacean species from larval to adult stages of development. He also has research interests in fish and crustacean physiology, endocrinology, larval nutrition, food science, and marketing.
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences / Aquaculture
Dr. Ohs works with current aquaculture producers to increase the efficiency of their operations and when appropriate, diversifying the number of organisms they culture. He provides information to individuals with interest in aquaculture who are evaluating the possibility of diversifying their farm operations to include production of various aquatic organisms.
To increase awareness of aquaculture among youth, he led the development of a curriculum on aquaculture and the aquatic sciences for middle and high school teachers to implement in their classrooms. It is titled Teach Aquaculture.
The purpose of this website is to provide teachers' curriculum modules on aquaculture and aquatic sciences. These modules have been written at a 9th grade level but are highly adaptable to grades K-12. The modules are activity based and each contains specific directions to multiple low cost and easy to implement activities. Teachers can download these curriculum modules at no cost. Each activity lists the Florida Sunshine State Standards and Student Performance Standards which are covered by each module.
- PhD, Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Mississippi State University, 2003
- MSc, Wildlife and Fisheries Ecology, Mississippi State University, 1995
- BSc, Biology, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1992
Awards and Service
- UF/IFAS Superior Accomplishment Award
- Associate Editor: North American Journal of Aquaculture 2007 - current
- Associate Editor: Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 2016 - current
- USDA Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Technical Committee Member 2007 - current