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Paul B Brown

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Professor of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
FORS Room 304
195 Marsteller Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033

Professor Brown conducts research in aquaculture, aquaculture nutrition and aquaponics.  He teaches Aquaculture, Fish Physiology, Aquaponics and a component of the Fisheries Field Practicum.  He has defined diets for new and emerging aquaculture species for the US aquaculture industries and has documented the ability to raise multiple species in north central Indiana.  He is expanding his research to international applications, currently in Guatemala and Zambia.  His approach is development of sustainable aquaculture diets using existing agricultural products and production systems demanding less water than traditional approaches.  Additional considerations are integrated systems in remote areas that link food production systems to documented human nutritional needs and water conservation/sanitation. 

Aquaponics research is focused on quantifying nutrient flows through subsystems, and marine aquaponic opportunities.  He regularly consults on an international scale and has been a regular visitor to the Chines Academy of Fisheries Sciences labs.

Research AreaFisheries and Aquatic Sciences
FacilitiesAquatic Molecular Biology and Analytical LabAquaculture Research Lab

Awards & Honors

(2011) Editorial Board. Journal of Ocean University of China.

(2004) Associate Editor. AFS, North American Journal of Aquaculture.

(2003) Inductee. Who's Who in Agriculture Higher Education.

(2002) Excellence in Soybean Research. Illinois Soybean Association.

(2002) Associate Editor. British Journal of Nutrition.

(1993) Associate Editor, , 1991-1993, 1993-1995. AFS, Progressive Fish-Culturist.

(1991) Associate Editor 1991-1993, 1993-1995. AFS, Progressive Fish-Culturist.

Selected Publications

Brown, P., Baumgarner, B., Bharadwaj, A., Inerowicz, D., & Goodman, A. (2013). Proteomic analysis of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) intestinal epithelia: physiological acclimation to short-term starvation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 8, 58-64.

Brown, P. (2013). Sustainable plant feedstuffs in aquaculture. 50th Annual Conference, Brazialian Society of Animal Science, 289-296.

Brown, P., Baumgarner, B., Bharadwaj, Inerowicz, & Goodman (2012). Increased expression of GAPDH protein is not indicative of nitrosative stress or apoptosis in liver of starved rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 38, 319-327.

Brown, P., Baumgarner, Bharadwaj, Inerowicz, & Goodman (in press). Proteomic analysis of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) intestinal epithelia: physiological acclimation to short-term starvation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part D.

Bharadwaj, A., Hart, S., Brown, B., Li, Y., & Watkins, B. (2010). Dietary source of stearidonic acid promotes increased muscle DHA concentrations in hybrid striped bass. Lipids, 45, 21-27.

Hart, S., Brown, B., Gould, N., & Witt, E. (2010). Predicting optimal dietary essential amino acid profile for growth of juvenile yellow. Aquaculture Nutrition, 16, 248-253.

Hart, S., & Bharadwaj, A. (2010). Soybean lectins and trypsin inhibitors, but not oligosaccharides or the interactions of factors, impact weight gain of rainbow. Aquaculture, 306, 310-314.

Hart, S. (2010). Soybean oil and other n-6-rich lipid sources. In Fish Oil Replacement and Alternative Lipid Sources in Aquaculture Feeds (1, 133-160). New York: CRC Press.

Masagounder, K., Firman, J., Hayward, R., & Sun, S. (2009). Apparent digestibilities of common feedstuffs for bluegill Lepomis macrochirus and largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides using individual test ingredients. Aquaculture Nutrition, 15, 29-37.

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