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.
UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory
1408 24th Street SE
Ruskin, FL 33570
B.A., Biology, 1984, Florida Southern College
Tuckett, Q.M., M. Alo, M. DiMaggio, L. Kaufman, J. Okechi, C. Patmagrian, J. Patterson, A. Wood, and R. Yanong. 2023. Critical thermal limits for Astatotilapia piceata, a possibly extinct fish in the wild Lake Victoria fish. AACL Bioflux 16(3):1384-1389.
Lipscomb, T.N., J.T. Patterson, A.L. Wood, C.A. Watson, and 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 2020:1-13.
Lipscomb, T., A. Wood, Q. Tuckett, J. Patterson, S. Ramee, C. Watson, and M. DiMaggio. 2020. Culture protocols for the Gulf Coast Pygmy Sunfish Elassoma gilberti. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 51(3):679-689.
Ramee, S.W., T.N. Lipscomb, A.L. Wood, C.A. Watson, and M.A. DiMaggio. 2020. The effect of dietary 17α‐methyltestosterone administration on secondary sex coloration in adult female Rosy Barbs and Dwarf Gouramis. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 51(5):1119-1131.
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 511:734226.
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 82:63-70.
Lipscomb, T.N., Wood, A.L., DiMaggio, M.A., Tuckett, Q.M., Lawson, L.L., and 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.