College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
AGNR Research



Principal Investigator

Year Completed


Genetic Marker-Assisted Selection of Northeastern Hard Clams for QPX-Resistance Bassem Allam 2017Stony Brook University
Hatchery & Nursery Technologies for Improved Production of Blue MusselsScott Lindell & Paul Rawson 2017Marine Biological Laboratory, UME
New Tools to Prevent Bacterial Diseases in Shellfish HatcheriesDavid Rowley 2017University of Rhode Island
There is Gold in Them Thar Mussels; Testing the Feasibility of Golden Mussel Culture for Branding and Market Expansion of Farmed New England Mussels Richard Karney2016 Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group
Hatchery & Nursery Technologies for Improved Production of Blue Mussels

Scott Lindell
transferred to Paul Rawson

 2016Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Maine
Developing Improved Management Practices for Mussel Farming in Southern New EnglandScott Lindell2015Marine Biological Laboratory
Development of More Efficient Methods of Vibrio sp. Detection and Identification of Vibrio sp. abundance in Cultured Oysters from Northeast U.S. Farms and from Retail Sites Post-harvestRoxanna Smolowitz2015Roger Williams University 
Optimization of Hatchery and Culture Technology for Razor ClamsPaul Rawson2013Univerity of Maine
Examination of Finfish Pathogen Physiology and Predictive Ecology in a Bivalve/Finfish Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture System Ian Bricknell2013University of Maine
Novel Methodologies to Overwinter Cultured Clams in the Northeast USDavid Bushek & John Kreauter2013Rutgers University
Assessment of Environmental Impacts of Oyster Aquaculture in New EnglandChristopher Davis 2012 Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center
The Infection Cycle of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia VirusPaul Bowser2012Cornell University
Creating a Tetraploid Broodstock for the Bay Scallop Argopecten irradians Rick Karney2012 Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group
Detering Duck Predation with Underwater SoundErick Swanson 2011 
Evaluation of Putatively QPX-Resistant Strains of Northern Hard Clams Using Field and Genetic studiesScott Lindell 2010Marine Biological Laboratory
Investigations Into the Potential Health and Economic Benefits of Bivalve/Finfish Co-cultureIan Bricknell 2010Univerisity of Maine
Development of JOD-Resistant Lines and Markers For Eastern Oyster AquacultureMarta Gomez-Chiarri2010 University of Rhode Island
Investigations into the Potential Health and Economic Benefits of Bivalve/Finfish Co-culture Ian Bricknell2010University of Maine 
An Industry Directed Feasibility Study of the Razor Clam (Ensis directus) as a Candidate for Intertidal and Shallow Subtidal Culture in the Northeastern U.S. Dale Leavitt2010Southeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center 
The Development of a Code of Practice and Best Management Practices for East Coast Shellfish Growers Edwin and Kathy Rhodes2010Aquatecnics, LLC 
Cross Breeding and Field Trials of Disease-Resistant OystersPaul Rawson2009University of Maine
Evaluation and Genetic Analysis of Hard Clam, Mercenaria mercenaria , Stocks for QPX-resistance John Kraeuter2008Rutgers University 
Development of Genetic Markers to Assess Disease Resistance in the Eastern OysterSteven Roberts 2008Marine Biological Laboratory

Effect of Temperature on the Infection of Hard Clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) by the Protistan Organism Quahog Parasite Unknown


Roxanna Smolowitz2008  Marine Biological Laboratory

Development and Application of Multiplex PCR for Screening of Shellfish Pathogens

Richard French2001University of Connecticut

Use of Molecular Probes for Detection of Bonamia ostreae in Oyters, Ostrea edulis

Bruce Barber1999University of Maine

Investigation into the Occurrence, Distribution and Severity of QPX in Feral and Cultured Hard Clams and Development of Management Methods for Infected Leases

Roxanna Smolowitz2000Marine Biological Laboratory


Genetic Selection of Oysters, Crassostrea virginica, for Growth and Resistance
to Juvenile Oyster Disease (JOD)


Bruce Barber  1998University of Maine 
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