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Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Amy Wood


Amy came to the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory in 2006 following a 21 year career in commercial production of ornamental fish at two of the largest facilities in Florida. She is currently involved in projects designed to aid industry partners in improving production and introducing new species of fish to captive culture. In addition, Amy assists our graduate students in implementing their research.

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UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory
1408 24th Street SE
Ruskin, FL  33570

  • Education

    B.A., Biology, 1984, Florida Southern College

  • Selected Publications

    Lipscomb, T.N., J.T. Patterson, A.L. Wood, C.A. Watson, M.A. DiMaggio. 2020. Larval growth, survival, and partial budget analysis related to replacing Artemia in larval culture of six freshwater ornamental fishes. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.

    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.  

    Lipscomb, T. N., Wood, A. L., DiMaggio, M. A., Tuckett, Q. M., Lawson, L. L., Watson, C.A. 2018. Evaluation of spawning aids and administration routes on ovulation success in an ornamental cyprinid. Aquaculture Research 49:3926-3929.

    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.