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Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Shane Ramee

Degree Obtained:  Ph.D. (2019) 
Major Professor: Dr. Matt DiMaggio

Shane Ramee was a Ph.D. student who began conducting his research at University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Lab in 2015 under Dr. Matt DiMaggio. He received his degree in 2019. Shane’s research focused on developing alternative protocols for the masculinization of sexually dichromic ornamental fish through the effects of environmental factors on sex determination. In addition, he spent a lot of time helping out with the day-to-day operations and other research projects of the lab. He often aided in the lab’s saltwater ornamental research when there was down time in this own project.

Shane grew up in Savannah, Georgia and completed his undergraduate degree at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. After a few stints as a technician, he completed is M.S. at Mississippi State University under Dr. Peter Allen.  His master's project focused on the development of hyposalinity tolerance and osmoregulatory ability in the Gulf Killifish Fundulus grandis.

In his free time, Shane enjoys all forms of fishing and exploring the local waterways by kayak. 

Shane Ramee bio page

Shane Ramee bio page

 

  • Education

    Ph.D., 2019, University of Florida

    M.S., Aquaculture, 2015, Mississippi State University

    B.A., Biology, 2011, Washington and Lee University

  • Selected Publications

    Sipos, M., T. Lipscomb, A. Wood, S. Ramee, M. DiMaggio and C. Watson. 2019. Evaluation of cGnRH IIa for induction spawning of two ornamental Synodontis species. Aquaculture.
    DOI: 734226

    Lipscomb, T., A. Wood, Q. Tuckett, J. Patterson, S. Ramee, C. Watson, and M. DiMaggio. 2019. Development of culture techniques for the gulf coast pygmy sunfish Elassoma gilberti. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 
    DOI: 10.1111/jwas.12646  

    Sipos, M., T. Lipscomb, A. Wood, S. Ramee, M. DiMaggio and C. Watson. 2019. Evaluation of three embryo disinfectants on hatching success in four freshwater ornamental fish species. North American Journal of Aquaculture.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/naaq.10118  

    S. Ramee, T. Lipscomb, and M. DiMaggio. 2019. Microworm Culture for Use in Freshwater Ornamental Aquaculture. University of Florida Cooporative Extension Service. EDIS Publication # FA-214.
    (https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA21400.pdf

    Burger, W., S.W. Ramee, C.M. Culpepper III, C. C. Green, and P.J. Allen. 2017 (in press). Demonstration of Survival, Growth, and Reproduction of Gulf Killifish Fundulus grandis in Freshwater Ponds. North American Journal of Aquaculture.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/naaq.10006

    DiMaggio, M. A., E.J. Cassiano, K.P. Barden, S.W. Ramee, C. L. Ohs, and C.A. Watson. 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.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jwas.12426

    Ramee, S. W. and P. J. Allen. 2016. Freshwater influences on embryos, hatching and larval survival of euryhaline Gulf killifish Fundulus grandis and potential constraints on habitat distribution. Journal of Fish Biology 89(2):1466-1472.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13022

    Ramee, S. W., C. Green and P.J. Allen. 2016. Effects of low salinities on osmoregulation, growth, and survival in three age groups of juvenile Gulf killifish Fundulus grandis. North American Journal of Aquaculture 78:8-19.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/15222055.2015.1079579

    Ramee, S.W., J.T. Patterson, C.L. Ohs, and M.A. DiMaggio. 2016. Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Gulf Killifish, Fundulus grandis. University of Florida IFAS Extension Publication FA190.
    https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA19000.pdf

    Allen, P. J., Z. A. Mitchell, R. J. DeVries, D. L. Aboagye, M. Ciaramella, S.W. Ramee, H. A. Stewart, and R. Shartau. 2014. Salinity effects on Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus Mitchill, 1815) growth and osmoregulation. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 30(6):1129-1236.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jai.12542

    Tilghman, J.M., S.W. Ramee, and D.M. Marsh. 2012. Meta-analysis of the effects of canopy removal on terrestrial salamander populations in North America. Biological Conservation 152: 1-9.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2012.03.030

  • Presentations

    Asp, E., M. DiMaggio, A. Durland Donahou, M. Hauville, J. Hill, L. Lapham, K. Lawson, T. Lipscomb, K. Lohr, J. Patterson, A. Pilnick, S. Ramee, K. Schulz, G. Sowaske, S. Thomas, Q. Tuckett, and R. Yanong. 2019. Traits and trait change in 48 of the world’s most highly-domesticated fishes. American Fisheries Society Florida Chapter Annual Meeting, Haines City, Florida.

    Lipscomb, T., A. Wood, S. Ramee, and M. DiMaggio. 2019. Characterization of digestive enzyme ontogeny and gastrointestinal development in Gymnocorymbus ternetzi for weaning optimization. Aquaculture 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana. (Invited)

    Lipscomb, T., Q. Tuckett, A. Wood, S. Ramee, J. Patterson, C. Watson, and M. DiMaggio. 2019. Development of aquaculture techniques for two Florida native ornamental fishes: Elassoma gilbertiand Pteronotropis metallicus. Aquaculture 2019. New Orleans, Louisiana. (Invited)

    DiMaggio, M., M. Sipos, T. Lipscomb, A. Wood, S. Ramee, E. Groover, and C. Watson. 2019. Evaluation of cGnRH IIa for induced spawning of four ornamental fish species. Aquaculture 2019. New Orleans, Louisiana. 

    Ramee, S., T. Lipscomb, and M. DiMaggio. 2019. The influence of larval environment on masculinization and endogenous cortisol in two ornamental fishes. Aquaculture 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

    DiMaggio, M., E. Groover, M. Alo, S. Ramee, and T. Lipscomb. 2019. Evaluation of culture techniques for two Halichoreswrasses H. melanurus and H. chrysus. Aquaculture 2019. New Orleans, Louisiana. 

    Ramee, S., T. Lipscomb, and M. DiMaggio. 2019. Effects of 17a-methyltestosterone immersion and feeding on masculinization of the dwarf gourami and rosy barb. Aquaculture 2019. New Orleans, Louisiana. (poster)

    Lipscomb, T., A. Wood, S. Ramee, M. Sipos, E. Groover, and M. DiMaggio. 2018. Replacing Artemia in the larval culture of six freshwater ornamental fish. Aquaculture America 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. (Invited)

    Ramee, S,. T. Lipscomb, and M. DiMaggio. 2018. The potential use of environmental stressors for masculinization in two ornamental fishes. Aquaculture America 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. 

    Groover, E., M. DiMaggio, M. Alo, J. Degidio, S. Ramee, T. Lipscomb, and M. Sipos. 2018. Greenwater culture and larval development of the melanurus wrasse Halichores melanurus. Aquaculture America 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. 

    Sipos, M., T. Lipscomb, A. Wood, S. Ramee, E. Groover, C. Watson, and M. DiMaggio. Evaluation of cGnRH IIa for induced spawning of Epalzeorhynchos bicolor and Synodontis nigriventris. Aquaculture America 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. 

    Sipos, M., T. Lipscomb, A. Wood , S. Ramee, E. Groover, C. Watson, and M. DiMaggio. 2017. Evaluation of cGnRH IIa for induced spawning of Synodontis nigriventris. Aquaculture America 2017. San Antonio, TX.

    Lipscomb, T., A. Wood, S. Ramee, M. Sipos, E. Groover, and M. DiMaggio. 2017. Evaluating live feed alternatives for the culture of four commercially valuable ornamental teleosts. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

    Ramee, S., T. Lipscomb, and M. DiMaggio. 2017. Assessing the influence of environmental stressors on sex determination in two ornamental fishes. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

    Groover, E., M. DiMaggio, M. Alo, J. Digidio, S. Ramee, and T. Lipscomb. 2017. Captive culture and larval developments of the Melanurus Wrasse, Halichores melanurus. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL

    Lipscomb, T., A. Wood, S. Ramee, M. Sipos, E. Groover, and M. DiMaggio. 2017. Evaluating live feed alternatives for the culture of four commercially valuable ornamental teleosts. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

    Sipos, M., T. Lipscomb, A. Wood, S. Ramee, E. Groover, C. Watson, and M. DiMaggio. 2017. Evaluating cGnRH IIa for spawning induction of two freshwater ornamental fish species. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

    Ramee, S. and M. A. DiMaggio. 2017. “Evaluation of masculinization techniques in two sexually dichromic ornamental species.” Aquaculture America 2017. San Antonio, TX

    Ramee, S. 2017. “Monosex fish production 101.” Aquaculture America 2017. San Antonio, TX

    DiMaggio, M., E. Cassiano, K. Barden, S. Ramee, C. Ohs, and C. Watson. 2017. “Recent advances in the culture of the pacific blue tang Paracanthurus hepatus.” Aquaculture America 2017. San Antonio, TX

    Sipos, M.J., T. Lipscomb, A. Wood, S. Ramee, E.Groover, C. Watson, and M. DiMaggio. 2017. “Evaluation of cGNRH IIa for induced spawning of Synodontis nigriventris.” Aquaculture America 2017. San Antonio, TX

    Barden,K., E. Cassiano, M. Hauville, S. Ramee, and M. DiMaggio. 2016. “First record of captive spawning and larval rearing of the Melanurus Wrasse Halichoeres melanurus.” Aquaculture 2016. Las Vegas, NV

    Hauville,M.,  E. Cassiano, K. Barden, M. Wittenrich, S. Ramee, and M. DiMaggio. 2016. “Aquaculture of the French Grunt Haemulon flavolineatum: larval growth and development, first feeding, and impact of photoperiod.” Aquaculture 2016. Las Vegas, NV

  • Awards

    2018 University of Florida Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award

    2018 American Fisheries Society Florida Chapter Roger Rottmann Memorial Scholarship

    2018 American Fisheries Society Florida Chapter Travel Award

    2018 University of Florida Davidson Graduate Student Travel Scholarship

    2017 - 2018 UF CALS William C. and Bertha M. Cornell Fellowship

    2017 AFS Fish Culture Section Best Student Abstract

    2017 AFS Florida Chapter Student Travel Grant recipient

    2017 University of Florida Graduate Student Council Travel Grant recipient

    2017 University of Florida/IFAS Travel Grant recipient