A.B., Biology, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, 1978
M.S., Fisheries Biology, Louisiana State University, 1981
Ph.D., Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, Auburn University, 1986
Educate residents of Kentucky and surrounding states in all aspects of aquaculture using workshops, field trials and demonstrations, farm visits, publications, and fish disease diagnosis.
Water Quality Management class and laboratory. AQU/BIO 460 (undergraduate course) and AQU 560 (graduate course), Kentucky State University. 4 credits. Spring Semester 1992 and Fall Semester 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007
Fish Diseases class and laboratory. AQU\BIO 411 (undergraduate course) and AQU 511 (graduate course), Kentucky State University. 4 credits. Fall Semester, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006
Current and Recent Projects
Fish Disease Cases in the KSU Fish Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory
Developing online courses in water quality and fish diseases
Aquaculture Safety grant with the University of Kentucky
Koi production Field Trials/Demonstrations around the state
Durborow, R.M., Roman Kuchta, and Tomáš Scholz. 2014. Paddlefish Diseases. In: Paddlefish Aquaculture, Life Sciences, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. (submitted for publication in 2013).
Durborow, R.M. 2014. Management of aquatic weeds. In B. S. Chauhan (Ed.), Recent Advances in Weed Management ) . Los Baños, Philippines: International Rice Research Institute. (submitted for publication to Springer Science+Media in 2013).
Myers, M.L. and R.M. Durborow. 2012. Aquacultural Safety and Health. In: Health and Environment in Aquaculture. Carvalho, D., G.S. David and R.J. Silva, eds, InTech, Rijeka, Croatia. pp. 385-400. Following are the online pdf and the whole book:
Chapter 15 in the book: http://www.intechopen.com/books/health-and-environment-in-aquaculture
Durborow, R.M. 2013. Smaller scale trout production in states other than Idaho. In: Proceedings of special session Challenges of Inland Aquaculture in Temperate Regions organized and moderated by Jim Tidwell at AQUACULTURE 2013, Nashville, TN. February 25.
Myers, M.L., R.M. Durborow and H.P. Cole. 2012. Inherently safer aquacultural work: Hierarchical hazard controls. Professional Safety; Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers (July 2012) 57(7):44-51.
Ogunsanya, T.O., R.M. Durborow, M.L. Myers, H.P. Cole, and S.L. Thompson. 2011. Safety on North Carolina and Kentucky Trout Farms: Avoiding Work-Related Hazards. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health 17(1): 33-61.
Durborow, R.M., M.L. Myers, H.P. Cole, T.O. Ogunsanya, and S.L. Thompson. 2011. Trout Farm Safety in North Carolina and Kentucky. In: 2011 National Symposium on Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Safety and Health Conference Place, Boise, Idaho.
Ogunsanya, T., R. Durborow, C. Webster, J. Tidwell, K. Thompson, S. Coyle, H. Jarboe, L. Huang, D. Straus and C. Wang. 2011. Toxicity of rotenone to giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii. North American Journal of Aquaculture 73:159-163.
Durborow, R. M. and B. Gomelsky. 2009. Fish diseases online course in video format. Presentation/Abstract In: Proceedings of Aquaculture America 2009, Seattle, WA.
Ogunsanya T., R. Durborow, C. Webster, J. Tidwell, H. Jarboe, C. Wang, L. Huang, and Y. Brady. 2009. Acute toxicity of 5% Prentox® Prenfish™ rotenone to freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Presentation/Abstract In: Proceedings of Aquaculture America 2009, Seattle, Washington.
Ogunsanya T., H. Cole, R. Durborow, and M. Myers. 2009. Aquaculture safety in Kentucky. Presentation/Abstract In: Proceedings of Aquaculture America 2009, Seattle, WA.
Redden, A. J., B. Gomelsky, C. D. Webster, and R. M. Durborow. 2009. Evaluation of synthetic astaxanthin and alfalfa meal as a potential diet additive for color enhancement of koi, Cyprinus carpio. Presentation/Abstract In: Proceedings of Aquaculture America 2009, Seattle, Washington.
Amoah, A., S.D. Coyle, C.D. Webster, R.M. Durborow, L.A. Bright, and J.H. Tidwell. 2008. Effects of graded levels of carbohydrate on growth and survival of largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 39(3):397-405.
Myers, M.L., H.P. Cole, W. Stephens, R. Durborow, T. Ogunsanya. 2008. Simple solutions for safety. Poster presented at External Advisory Committee Meeting, Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention. October 10, 2008.
Durborow, R. M., C. S. Tucker, B. Gomelsky, R. J. Onders and S. D. Mims. 2007. Aquatic Weed Control in Ponds. Kentucky State University. 24 p.
Durborow, R.M. 2007. Keeping Ponds Pretty (and Usable). Kentucky Woodlands Magazine. University of Kentucky Forestry Department.
p. 10–12, and In: Kentucky Aquatic Farming, volume 20, no. 2. pp. 6-7.
Dasgupta, S. and R. Durborow. 2007. Profitability and management of low-tech catfish farming: The case of Kentucky. World Aquaculture,
March 2007. p. 14-16.
Coyle, S. D., R. M. Durborow and J. H. Tidwell. 2004. Anesthetics in Aquaculture. Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Publication no. 3900. 6 p.
Durborow, R.M. 2004. PowerPoints, Videos and Photos for Water Quality Management and Fish Diseases. 2 CD lecture series disseminated to 5 universities collaborating on USDA Teaching Capacity Building Grant.
Durborow, R., J. Tidwell, S. Coyle, F. Wynne, and S. Dasgupta. 2003. Freshwater Prawn Production. SRAC-funded educational video. 27 minutes.
Durborow, R.M. 2003. Protozoan parasites. Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Publication number 4701. Contains video clips; http://srac.tamu.edu/4701fs.pdf
Durborow, R.M., D.J. Wise, and J.S. Terhune. 2003. Saprolegniasis (winter fungus) and branchiomycosis of commercially cultured channel catfish. Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Publication number 4700.
Durborow, R., J. Tidwell, S. Coyle, F. Wynne, and S. Dasgupta. 2003. Freshwater Prawn Production. SRAC funded educational video. 27 minutes.
Tidwell, J.H., S. Coyle, R.M. Durborow, S. Dasgupta, W. Wurts, and Forrest Wynne, Leigh Anne Bright, and Aaron VanArnum. 2002. Growout of freshwater prawns in Kentucky ponds. Kentucky State University Aquaculture Program (Program of Distinction) 44 p.
Durborow, R.M. 2001. Diseases of Warmwater Fish and Trout Diseases. DVD-ROM with 2 Educational Videos, 54 Publications, and Internet Web Links. Kentucky State University and United States Department of Agriculture. 60 minutes.
Durborow, R.M. 2000. Catfish Farming In Kentucky. Kentucky State University, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 111 p
Durborow, R.M. 2001. Channel Catfish Fingerling Production In Kentucky. Kentucky State University, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 20 p.
Durborow, R.M. 1999. Health and safety concerns in fisheries and aquaculture. Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Links to other sites:
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
for Dr. William Wurts, State Extension Specialist for Aquaculture, U.K. Research and Education Center, P.O. Box 469, Princeton, KY 42445. Phone (502) 365-7541 ext. 200; FAX (502) 365-2667
for Mr. Forrest Wynne, Area Extension Specialist for Aquaculture, Center for Rural Development, 2292 South Hwy 27, Suite 200, Somerset, KY 42501. Phone (606) 677-6185; FAX (606) 677-6188
for Dr. Steve Mims, Aquaculture Research Center, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY 40601. Phone (502) 597-8110; FAX (502) 564-9118
for Dr. Jim Tidwell, Aquaculture Research Center, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY 40601. Phone (502) 597-8104; FAX (502) 564-9118
for Dr. Carl Webster, Aquaculture Research Center, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY 40601. Phone (502) 597-8109; FAX (502) 564-9118
for American Fisheries Society
for World Aquaculture Society
Dr. Bill Wurt's Web site
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