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Matt DiMaggio

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist

Email:  mdimaggi@ufl.edu
Phone:  (813) 671-5230 x115

Education

Ph.D., Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 2012, University of Florida

M.S., Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 2008, University of Florida

B.S., Biology, 2003, State University of New York at Geneseo

Courses Taught

FAS 6932 - Aquaculture II
This course builds upon the foundations of the Aquaculture I (previously Introduction to Aquaculture) course (FAS6932). Students are exposed to more advanced concepts including aquaculture engineering and system design; broodstock management; live feeds and algae production; economics and marketing; as well as biosecurity. Application of principles and concepts presented in this class are emphasized. At the conclusion of this course students should have a firm grasp of critical concepts in aquaculture and be better prepared for careers in private, state, and federal organizations as well as academia.

Current Students

Shane Ramee – Ph.D. student

Taylor Lipscomb – Ph.D. student 

Liz Groover – M.S. student

Michael Sipos – M.S. student

Ned Poulos-Boggis – M.F.A.S. student

Jeffrey Greenspan – M.F.A.S. student

Research Publications

DiMaggio, M. A., Cassiano, E. J., Barden, K. P., Ramee, S. W., Ohs, C. L. & Watson, C. A. 2017. First Record of Captive Larval Culture and Metamorphosis of the Pacific Blue Tang, Paracanthurus hepatus. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 48: 393-401.

Berlinsky, D.L., M.T. Watson, M.A. DiMaggio, and T.S. Breton. 2016. The use of tricaine methanesulfonate, clove oil, metomidate, and 2-phenoxyethanol for anesthesia induction in alewives. North American Journal of Aquaculture 78:84-91.

DiMaggio, M.A., L.W. Kenter, T.S. Breton, and D.L. Berlinsky. 2016. Effects of dietary genistein administration on growth, survival and sex determination in southern flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma. Aquaculture Research 47:82-90.

Berlinsky, D.L., M.A. DiMaggio, T.S. Breton, J. Walsh, and A.I. Kovach. 2015. Peritoneal pigmentation in purebred and hybrid river herring. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144:717-723.

DiMaggio, M.A., H.J. Pine, L.W. Kenter, and D.L. Berlinsky. 2015. Spawning, larviculture and salinity tolerance of alewives and blueback herring in captivity. North American Journal of Aquaculture 77:302-311.

Broach, J.S., C.L. Ohs, M.A. DiMaggio, C.C. Green, and D.R. Yante. 2015. Efficacy of varying doses of pituitary extract from channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, on spawning performance of pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, and pigfish, Orthopristis chrysoptera. North American Journal of Aquaculture 77:245-254.

Breton T.S., M.A. DiMaggio, S.A. Sower, and D.L. Berlinsky. 2015. Brain aromatase (cyp19a1b) and gonadotropin releasing hormone (gnrh2 and gnrh3) expression during reproductive development and sex change in black sea bass (Centropristis striata). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 181:45-53.

DiMaggio, M.A., C.L. Ohs , J.S. Broach, and T.D. Sink. 2014. Effect of stocking density on growth, survival, and stress physiology of Pigfish, Orthopristis chrysoptera. North American Journal of Aquaculture 76:201-210.

DiMaggio, M.A., J.S. Broach, and C.L. Ohs. 2014. Evaluation of Ovaprim and human chorionic gonadotropin doses on spawning induction and egg and larval quality of Pigfish, Orthopristis chrysoptera. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 45:243-257.

DiMaggio, M.A., J.S. Broach, and C.L. Ohs. 2013. Evaluation of Ovaprim and human chorionic gonadotropin doses on spawning induction and egg and larval quality of pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides. Aquaculture 414-415:9-18.

Ohs, C.L., M.A. DiMaggio, S.W. Grabe, J.S. Broach, C.A. Watson, N.E. Breen, and F.T. Barrows. 2013. Effects of increasing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) in brood diets of Monodactylus sebae on fecundity, egg and larval quality, and egg fatty acid composition. North American Journal of Aquaculture 75:285-294.

DiMaggio, M.A., J.S. Broach, C.L. Ohs and S.W. Grabe. 2013. Captive volitional spawning and larval rearing of Pigfish, Orthopristis chrysoptera. North American Journal of Aquaculture 75:109-113.

Cassiano, E.J., C.L. Ohs, and M.A. DiMaggio. 2012. Stress survival in larvae of Florida Pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) fed enriched rotifers (Brachionus plicatilis) and nauplii of the Calanoid copepod (Pseudodiaptomus pelagicus). The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture-Bamidgeh 64:793-801.

DiMaggio, M.A., S.W. Grabe, S.M. DeSantis, and C.L. Ohs. 2010. Induced volitional spawning and larval rearing of Pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides. North American Journal of Aquaculture 72:252-257.

DiMaggio, M.A., C.L. Ohs, and B.D. Petty. 2010. Evaluation of a point-of-care blood analyzer for use in determination of select hematological indices in the Seminole killifish, Fundulus seminolis. North American Journal of Aquaculture 72:261-268.

DiMaggio, M.A., C.L. Ohs, S.W. Grabe, B.D. Petty, and A.L. Rhyne. 2010. Osmoregulatory evaluation of Fundulus seminolis following gradual seawater acclimation. North American Journal of Aquaculture 72:124-131.

Ohs, C.L., A.L. Rhyne, S.W. Grabe, M.A. DiMaggio, and E. Stenn. 2010. Effect of salinity on reproduction and survival of the Calanoid copepod Pseudodiaptomus pelagicus. Aquaculture 307:219-224.

Ohs, C.L., K.A. Chang, S.W. Grabe, M.A. DiMaggio, and E. Stenn. 2010. Evaluation of dietary microalgae for culture of the Calanoid copepod Pseudodiaptomus pelagicus. Aquaculture 307:225-232.

Ohs, C.L., S.W. Grabe, S.M. DeSantis, M.A. DiMaggio, and A.L. Rhyne. 2010. Culture of pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides) at different stocking densities and salinities in recirculating aquaculture systems. North American Journal of Aquaculture 72:132-140.

DiMaggio, M.A., C.L. Ohs, and B.D. Petty. 2009. Salinity tolerance of the Seminole Killifish, Fundulus seminolis, a candidate species for marine baitfish aquaculture. Aquaculture 293:74-80.

Ni, J., T. Mai, S.T. Pang, I. Haque, K. Huang, M.A. DiMaggio, S. Xie, N.S. James, D. Kasi, S.R. Chemler, and S. Yeh. 2009. In Vitro and In Vivo anticancer effects of the novel vitamin E ether analog, RRR-a-Tocopheryloxybutyl Sulfonic Acid, in prostate cancer. Clinical Cancer Research 15(3):898-906.

DiMaggio, M.A., B.D. Petty and C.L. Ohs. 2008. The parasitic fauna of the Seminole Killifish, Fundulus seminolis, from Lake George, Florida. European Association of Fish Pathologists 28(6):238-244.

Yin, Y., J. Ni, M. Chen, M.A. DiMaggio, Y. Guo, and S. Yeh. 2007. The therapeutic and preventive effect of RRR-alpha-vitamin E succinate on prostate cancer via induction of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3. Clinical Cancer Research 13(7):2271-2280.

Extension Publications

Ramee, S.W., J.T. Patterson, C.L. Ohs, M.A. DiMaggio. 2016. Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Gulf Killifish, Fundulus grandis. University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication FA190.(http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa190)

Cassiano, E., M. DiMaggio, C. Ohs, and J. Marcellus. 2015. Using Airlifts to Collect and Concentrate Copepod Nauplii. University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication FA188. (https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa188)

Ohs, C.L., R.L. Creswell, and M.A. DiMaggio. 2013. Growing marine baitfish: a guide to Florida’s common marine baitfish and their potential for aquaculture. Florida Sea Grant College Program and the University of Florida. Publication SGEB-69. (http://nsgl.gso.uri.edu/flsgp/flsgph13002.pdf)

Ohs, C.L., M.A. DiMaggio, and S.W. Grabe. 2011. Species Profile: Pigfish, Orthopristis chrysoptera. USDA Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Publication #7209. (https://srac.tamu.edu/serveFactSheet/232)

Ohs, C.L., M.A. DiMaggio, and S.W. Grabe. 2011. Species Profile: Pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides. USDA Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Publication #7210. (https://srac.tamu.edu/serveFactSheet/233)

Ohs, C.L., S.W. Grabe, and M.A. DiMaggio. 2010. Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Pinfish Lagodon rhomboides. University of Florida/IFAS EDIS Publication FA168. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa168)

Matt DiMaggio with a big tuna

Matt DiMaggio

Matt DiMaggio