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Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Grace Sowaske

Graduate Student

Degree Sought: M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Matt DiMaggio

Grace Sowaske graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology and a minor in Environmental studies. After graduation Grace built a tiny house on wheels and was featured on the T.V show Tiny House, Big Living, season 5 episode 5. She then went on to work in the marine aquaculture field at two different facilities in Florida working with larval marine ornamentals.

She started her master’s program at the Tropical Aquaculture lab in July 2018 with an expected graduation in the spring of 2020. Her research is funded through Rising Tide Conservation and will focus on developing aquaculture protocols for Flame Hawkfish (Neocirrhites armatus), Yellow Wrasse (Halichoeres chrysus), and Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus).

Grace enjoys scuba diving, gardening and fishing.

Grace Sowaske with poster

Grace Sowaske bio page

CONTACT

UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory
1408 24th Street SE
Ruskin, FL  33570
gracesowaske@ufl.edu 
813-671-5230 x116

  • Education

    B.S., Wildlife Ecology, 2016, University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Presentations

    Sowaske, G., T. Lipscomb, S. Hutchins, and M. DiMaggio. 2019. Evaluating microalgae species effect on survival and feeding during early larviculture of three marine ornamental species. Marine Aquarium Conference of North America, Orlando, Florida.

    Sowaske, G., T. Lipscomb, S. Hutchins, and M. DiMaggio. 2019. Evaluating Larviculture Protocols for Pelagic Spawning Marine Ornamental Species. Graduate Student Symposium, Gainesville, Florida.

    Sowaske, G., T. Lipscomb, S. Hutchins, and M. DiMaggio. 2019. Evaluating Larviculture Protocols for Pelagic Spawning Marine Ornamental Species. American Fisheries Society Florida Chapter Annual Meeting, Haines City, Florida.

    Sowaske, G., S. Hutchins, and M. DiMaggio. 2019. Marine Ornamental Research Update. Rising Tide Conservation Stakeholder Meeting, Columbus, Ohio.

    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.