Aquaculture – Langdon lab
Evan recently earned his PhD studying the effects of ocean acidification on oyster larvae.
Evan received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Colorado State University and his master’s from Auburn University, where he began his work in aquaculture studying fish nutrition and spawning hybrid catfish for use in commercial aquaculture. When asked what led to his interest in this work, Evan said, “I transitioned to aquaculture because I wanted to direct my curiosity and passion for marine biology into a constructive field. I see sustainable aquaculture as a way to relieve some of the pressure on globally over-exploited fish stocks and I want to be an advocate for the ‘blue revolution’ and a transition of how we utilize global ocean environments.”
After completing his master’s degree, he worked with Dr. Langdon and the Molluscan Broodstock Program, then moved to Indonesia to run oyster hatcheries for three years before returning to OSU to complete his PhD.
Currently, Evan is a Post-Doc at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, working on a project that evaluates the efficacy of rearing mussels, seaweeds, and salmon together, including how co-culture affects the microbiome of these species. When he’s not in the lab, Evan enjoys kayaking, spearfishing, mountain biking, and surfing. His future goals include securing funding to continue this research, and publishing more articles in higher tier journals.