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Dr. Jeff Hill

Associate Professor
Non-Native Species and Aquaculture

Email:  jeffhill@ufl.edu
Phone:  (813) 671-5230 x118

Education

Ph.D., Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 2003, University of Florida

M.S., Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 1998, University of Florida

B.S., Biology (minor in Geography), 1991, University of North Alabama

Courses Taught

FAS 4932/6932, VEM 5912 - Aquaculture I (previously Introduction to Aquaculture)
This course provides an overview of the field of aquaculture, including water quality, production systems, nutrition, spawning, and the common fish and invertebrate groups cultured in the United States. The course is entirely web-based, with narrated PowerPoint lectures followed by readings and other resources for each learning topic.

FAS 4932/5932 - Invasion Ecology of Aquatic Animals
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the field of invasion ecology and will emphasize aspects related to aquatic animals. Through lectures, readings, discussions, and invited expert speakers, students are be presented the ecological concepts and debates underlying this developing field; the biology and life history of nonnative aquatic animals, including characteristics of successful invaders (emphasis on Florida); risk analysis methodology; and the conservation and regulatory implications of nonnative aquatic species.

Current Students

Katelyn Lawson - Ph.D. candidate

Preeyanan Sriwanayos - Ph.D. student

Crystal Hartman - M.S. student

Tim Lyons - M.S. student

Lauren Partridge - M.S. student

Jasmine Osakoda - M.F.A.S. student

Research Publications

Hill, J.E., Q.M. Tuckett, S. Hardin, L.L. Lawson Jr., K.M. Lawson, J.L. Ritch, and L. Partridge. 2017. Risk screen of important freshwater ornamental fishes for the conterminous United States. In Press, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

Hill, J.E., K.M. Lawson, and Q.M. Tuckett. 2017. First record of a reproducing population of the African Clawed Frog Xenopus laevis (Daudin, 1802) in Florida (USA). BioInvasions Records 6 (1): 87-95

Lyons, T.J., Q.M. Tuckett, and J.E. Hill. 2017. Lower Lethal Temperatures for Two Commonly Traded Species of Lionfish: Implications for Establishment Beyond Pterois volitans and P. miles. In Press, Copeia

Tuckett, Q.M., J.L. Ritch, K.M. Lawson, and J.E. Hill. 2017. Landscape-scale survey of non-native fishes near ornamental aquaculture facilities in Florida, USA. Biological Invasions 19 (1): 223-237

Gordon, D.R., S.L. Flory, D. Lieurance, P.E. Hulme, C. Buddenhagen, B. Caton, P.D. Champion, T.M. Culley, C. Daehler, F. Essl, J.E. Hill, R.P. Keller, L. Kohl, A.L. Koop, S. Kumschick, D.M. Lodge, R.N. Mack, L.A. Meyerson, G.R. Pallipparambil, F.D. Panetta, R. Porter, P. Pysek, L.D. Quinn, D.M. Richardson, D. Simberloff, and M. Vila. 2016. Weed risk assessments are an effective component of invasion risk management. Invasive Plant Science and Management 9:81-83.

Hill, J.E. 2016. Collapse of a reproducing population of non-native African jewelfish (Hemichromis letourneuxi) in a Florida lake. Neobiota 29:35-52.

Tuckett, Q.M., J.L. Ritch, K.M. Lawson, and J.E. Hill. 2016. Implementation and enforcement of Best Management Practices for Florida ornamental aquaculture with an emphasis on non-native species. North American Journal of Aquaculture 78:113-124.

Tuckett, Q.M., J.L. Ritch, K.M. Lawson, L.L. Lawson, Jr., and J.E. Hill. 2016. Phenotypic variation in cold tolerance in escaped and farmed non-native green swordtails (Xiphophorus hellerii) revealed by laboratory trials and field introductions. Biological Invasions 18:45-56.

Hill, J.E., and K.M. Lawson. 2015. Risk screening of Arapaima, a new species proposed for aquaculture in Florida. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 35:885-894.

Hill, J.E., and J. Sowards. 2015. Successful eradication of the non-native loricariid catfish Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus from the Rainbow River, Florida. Management of Biological Invasions 6:311-317.

Lawson, L.L., Jr., J.E. Hill, S. Hardin. L. Vilizzi, and G.H. Copp. 2015. Evaluation of the Fish Invasiveness Screening Kit (FISK v2) for peninsular Florida. Management of Biological Invasions 6:413-422.

Lawson, L.L., Jr., Q.M. Tuckett, K.M. Lawson, C.A. Watson, and J.E. Hill. 2015. Lower lethal temperature for Arapaima Arapaima gigas: potential implications for culture and establishment in Florida. North American Journal of Aquaculture 77:497-502.

Hill, J.E., L.L. Lawson, Jr., and S. Hardin. 2014. Assessment of risks of transgenic ornamental fishes to the United States using the Fish Invasiveness Screening Kit (FISK). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143:817-829.

Moyer, G.R., E. Diaz-Ferguson, J.E. Hill, and C. Shea. 2014. Assessing environmental DNA detection in controlled lentic systems. PLoSONE 9(7): e103767. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103767

Lawson, L.L. Jr, J.E. Hill, L. Vilizzi, S. Hardin, and G.H. Copp. 2013. Revisions of the Fish Invasiveness Screening Kit (FISK) for its application in warmer climatic zones, with particular reference to peninsular Florida. Risk Analysis 33:1414-1431.

Trushenski, J.T., J.D. Bowker, S.J. Cooke, D. Erdahl, T. Bell, J.R. MacMillan, R.P. Yanong, J.E. Hill, M.C. Fabrizio, J.E. Garvey, and S. Sharon. 2013. Issues regarding the use of sedatives in fisheries and the need for immediate-release options. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:156-170.

Crosby, T.C., J.E. Hill, K.H. Hartman, and R.P.E. Yanong. 2012. Effects of metomidate hydrochloride sedation on blood glucose and marketability of transported threespot gouramies Trichogaster trichopterus. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 24:73-80.

Hardin, S., and J.E. Hill. 2012. Risk analysis of barramundi aquaculture in Florida. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32:577-585.

Thompson, K.A., J.E. Hill, and L.G. Nico. 2012. Eastern mosquitofish resists invasion by nonindigenous poeciliids through agonistic behaviors. Biological Invasions 14:1515-1529.

Abd-Elrahman, A., M. Croxton, R. Pande-Chettri, G.S. Toor, S. Smith, J. Hill. 2011. In-situ estimation of water quality parameters in freshwater aquaculture ponds using hyperspectral imaging sensor. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 66:463-472.

Hanson, S.K., J.E. Hill, C.A. Watson, R.P.E. Yanong, and R. Endris. 2011. Evaluation of emamectin benzoate for the control of experimentally induced infestations of Argulus sp. in goldfish (Carassius auratus) and koi (Cyprinus carpio). Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 23:30-34.

Hill, J.E., A.R. Kapuscinski, and T. Pavlowich. 2011. Fluorescent transgenic zebra danio more vulnerable to predators than wild-type. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:1001-1005.

Crosby, T.C., B.D. Petty, H.J. Hamlin, L.J. Guillette, Jr., J.E. Hill, K.H. Hartman, and R.P.E. Yanong. 2010. Plasma cortisol, blood glucose, and marketability of koi transported with metomidate hydrochloride. North American Journal of Aquaculture 72:141-149.

Langston, J.N., P.J. Schofield, J.E. Hill, and W.F. Loftus. 2010. Salinity tolerance of the African jewelfish Hemichromis letourneuxi, a non-native cichlid in South Florida. Copeia 2010:475-480.

Hill, J.E., K.H. Kilgore, D.B. Pouder, J.F.F. Powell, C.A. Watson, and R.P.E. Yanong. 2009. Survey of Ovaprim™ use as a spawning aid in ornamental fishes in the United States as administered through the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (2005-2007). North American Journal of Aquaculture 71:206-209.

Kilgore, K.H., J.E. Hill, J.F.F.Powell, C.A. Watson, and R.P.E. Yanong. 2009. Investigational use of metomidate hydrochloride as a shipping additive in two ornamental fishes. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 21:133-139.

Watson, C.A., J.E. Hill, J.S. Graves, A.L. Wood, and K.H. Kilgore. 2009. Use of a novel induced spawning technique for the first reported captive spawning of Tetraodon nigroviridis. Marine Genomics 2:143-146.

Lazur, A.M., D.B. Pouder, and J.E. Hill. 2008. Preliminary evaluation of sturgeon production in and sustainability of a zero-discharge pond water recirculating tank system. North American Journal of Aquaculture 70:281-285.

Hill, J.E., and C.A. Watson. 2007. Diet of the nonindigenous Asian swamp eel in tropical ornamental aquaculture ponds in west central Florida. North American Journal of Aquaculture 69:139-146.

Hill, J.E., and P. Zajicek. 2007. National aquatic species risk analysis: a call for improved implementation. Fisheries 32:530-538.

Crosby, T.C., J.E. Hill, C.A. Watson, R.P.E. Yanong, and R. Strange. 2006. Effects of tricaine methansulfonate, Hypno, Aquacalm, quinaldine, and salt on plasma cortisol levels following acute stress in three spot gourami Trichogaster trichopterus. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 18:58-63.

Thompson, T.M., Jr., C.E. Cichra, W.J. Lindberg, J.A. Hale, and J.E. Hill. 2006. Movement and habitat selection of largemouth bass in a Florida steep-sided quarry lake. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 59 (2005):227-240.

Watson, C.A., and J.E. Hill. 2006. Design criteria for recirculating, marine ornamental production systems. Aquacultural Engineering 34:157-162.

Yanong, R.P.E., J.E. Hill, C.J. Daniels, and C.A. Watson. 2006. Efficacy of 17-α-methyltestosterone for expression of male secondary sexual characteristics in the green swordtail. North American Journal of Aquaculture 68:224-229.

Hill, J.E., L.G. Nico, C.E. Cichra, and C.R. Gilbert. 2005. Prey vulnerability to peacock cichlids and largemouth bass based on predator gape and prey body depth. Proceedings of the Annual Conference Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 58:47-56.

Hill, J.E., J.D. Baldwin, J.S. Graves, R. Leonard, J.F.F. Powell, and C.A. Watson. 2005. Preliminary observations of topical gill application of reproductive hormones for induced spawning of a tropical ornamental fish. North American Journal of Aquaculture 67:7-9.

Hill, J.E., and C.E. Cichra. 2005. Eradication of a reproducing population of convict cichlids, Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum (Cichlidae), in north-central Florida. Florida Scientist 68:65-74.

Hill, J.E. 2004. A record of a nonindigenous fish, the blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus: Ictaluridae), illegally introduced into the Suwannee River, Florida. Florida Scientist 67:254-257.

Extension Publications

Tuckett, Q.M., C.V. Martinez, J.L. Ritch, K.M. Lawson, and J.E. Hill. 2016. Preventing Escape of Non-native Species from Aquaculture Facilities in Florida, Part 1: General Considerations and Regulations. University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication FA195.

Hill, J.E., Q.M. Tuckett, C.V. Martinez, J.L. Ritch, and K.M. Lawson. 2016. Preventing Escape of Non-native Species from Aquaculture Facilities in Florida, Part 2: Facility Evaluation Strategies. University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication FA196.

Tuckett, Q.M., C.V. Martinez, J.L. Ritch, K.M. Lawson, and J.E. Hill. 2016. Preventing Escape of Non-Native Species from Aquaculture Facilities in Florida, Part 3: Structural Strategies. University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication FA197.

Tuckett, Q.M., C.V. Martinez, J.L. Ritch, K.M. Lawson, and J.E. Hill. 2016. Preventing Escape of Non-native Species from Aquaculture Facilities in Florida, Part 4: Operational Strategies. University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication FA198.

Weeks, E.N.I., and J.E. Hill. 2014. Featured creatures: the Asian Grass Carp. Pages 117-124 in J.L. Gillett-Kaufman, V. Lietze, and E.N.I. Weeks, editors. Hydrilla Integrated Management. University of Florida/IFAS Publication IPM207. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in1044)

Weeks, E.N.I., and J.E. Hill. 2014. Grass Carp, the White Amur: Ctenopharyngodon idella Cuvier and Valenciennes (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae: Squaliobarbinae). University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication EENT593. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/IN/IN103800.pdf)

McGuire, M., and J.E. Hill. 2014. Invasive species of Florida’s Coastal Waters: The Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) and Devil Firefish (P. miles). Florida Sea Grant College Program and University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication SGEF208. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/SG/SG13200.pdf)

Hill, J.E. 2013. Regulations Pertaining to Non-native Fish in Florida Aquaculture. University of Florida IFAS Extension Circular FA121. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA12100.pdf)

Sutton, D.L., V.V. Vandiver, Jr., and J.E. Hill. 2012. Grass Carp: A Fish for Biological Management of Hydrilla and Other Aquatic Weeds in Florida. University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication BUL867. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA04300.pdf)

Hill, J.E. 2011. Emerging Issues Regarding Non-native Species for Aquaculture. USDA Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Publication #4305.  (https://srac.tamu.edu/serveFactSheet/225)

Cassiano, E.J., C.L. Ohs, and J.E. Hill. 2009. Candidate Species for Aquaculture: Pigfish Orthopristis chrysoptera. University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication FA160. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa160)

Hill, J.E. 2009. Risk Analysis for Non-Native Species in Aquaculture. USDA Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Publication #4304. (https://srac.tamu.edu/serveFactSheet/210)

Zajicek, P.W., J.E. Hill, N. Stone, H. Thomforde, C. Ohs, D. Cooper, G. Flimlin, B. McLane, and W.D. Anderson. 2009. Preventing Hitchhiking Nonindigenous Species in Live Shipments. USDA Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Publication #3902. (https://srac.tamu.edu/serveFactSheet/215)

Hill, J.E. 2008. Non-native species in aquaculture: Terminology, Potential Impacts, and the Invasion Process. USDA Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Publication #4303. (https://srac.tamu.edu/serveFactSheet/209)

Smajstrla, A.G., M.E. Griggs, A.M. Lazur, J.E. Hill, and C.L. Ohs. 2008. Stormwater Detention and Discharge from Aquaculture Ponds in Florida. University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication FA334. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa158)

Crosby, T., J.E. Hill, R.P.E. Yanong, C.V. Martinez, D.B. Pouder, and C.A. Watson. 2007. Harvesting Ornamental Fish from Ponds. University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication FA117. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa117)

Crosby, T., J.E. Hill, R.P.E. Yanong, C.V. Martinez, D.B. Pouder, and C.A. Watson. 2007. Grading Ornamental Fish. University of Florida IFAS/EDIS Publication FA118. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa118.

Crosby, T., J.E. Hill, R.P.E. Yanong, C.V. Martinez, D.B. Pouder, and C.A. Watson. 2007. On-Farm Transport of Ornamental Fish. University of Florida IFAS/EDIS Publication FA119. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa119)

Crosby, T., J.E. Hill, R.P.E. Yanong, C.V. Martinez, D.B. Pouder, and C.A. Watson. 2007. Preparation of Ornamental Fish for Shipping. University of Florida IFAS/EDIS Publication FA120. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa120)

Yanong, R.P.E., K.H. Hartman, C.A. Watson, J.E. Hill, B.D. Petty, and R. Francis-Floyd. 2007. Fish Slaughter, Killing, and Euthanasia: A Review of Major Published U.S. Guidance Documents and General Considerations off Methods. University of Florida IFAS/EDIS Circular 1525.

Watson, C.A., J.E. Hill, and D.B. Pouder. 2004. Species Profile: Koi and Goldfish. USDA Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Publication #7201. (https://srac.tamu.edu/serveFactSheet/178)

Hill, J.E. 2002. Exotic Fishes in Florida. LakeLines, North American Lake Management Society 22(1):39-43.

Hill, J.E., and R.P.E. Yanong. 2002. Ornamental Fish Commonly Cultured in Florida. University of Florida IFAS Extension Circular 54. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa054)

Jeff Hill with pleco
Jeff Hill with a wild-caught non-native plecostomus


Jeff Hill with a swamp eel

Jeff Hill

Jeff Hill