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Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Taylor Lipscomb

Graduate Student

Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Matt DiMaggio

Taylor Lipscomb is a PhD candidate at the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Lab (TAL) under Dr. Matt DiMaggio. His research at TAL encompasses live feed alternatives in the production of larval ornamental fish with an emphasis on digestive enzyme ontogeny and metabolic profiling as tools to assess nutritive quality. Prior to coming to TAL, Taylor worked for 5 years as a Fish Culture Specialist for Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks raising westslope cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee salmon and chinook salmon. For his Master’s degree, he studied the mode of vertical transmission of Flavobacterium psychrophilum (the etiological agent of bacterial coldwater disease) in captive westslope cutthroat trout.

Taylor Lipscomb with Jeff Hill

Taylor Lipscomb bio page

CONTACT

UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory
1408 24th Street SE
Ruskin, FL  33570
tlipscomb@ufl.edu
813-671-5230 x117

  • Education

    M.F.A.S. (Master of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences), 2016, University of Florida

    Graduate Certficate, Fish Health in Aquaculture, 2015, University of Florida

    B.S., Biology, 2010, University of Oregon

  • 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 gilbertiJournal 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  

    Groover, E., M. Alo, S. Ramee, T. Lipscomb, J. M. Degidio and M. Dimaggio. 2019. Development of early larviculture protocols for the melanurus wrasse Halichoeres melanurus. Aquaculture(Submitted). 

    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

    Lipscomb, T., A. Wood, M. DiMaggio, Q. Tuckett, L. Lawson, and C. Watson. 2018. Evaluation of spawning aids and administration routes on ovulation success in an ornamental cyprinid. Aquaculture Research, 49(12), 3926-3929.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/are.13865

  • 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 gilberti and Pteronotropis metallicus. Aquaculture 2019. New Orleans, Louisiana. (Invited)

    Lipscomb, T. 2019. Aquaculture 101: Feeding larval fish. 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.

    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.

    Groover, E., M. Alo, J. Digidio, S. Ramee, T. Lipscomb, and M. DiMaggio. 2017. Captive culture and larval development of the Melanurus Wrasse, Halichoeres melanurus. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida. (poster)

    Groover, E., M. Alo, J. Digidio, S. Ramee, T. Lipscomb, and M. DiMaggio. 2017. Captive culture and larval development of the Melanurus Wrasse, Halichoeres melanurus. Marine Aquarium Conference of North America, New Orleans, Louisiana. (poster)

    Lipscomb. 2015. Treatment of Oncorhynchus clarkii broodstock with florfenicol prior to spawning to mitigate vertical bacterial transmission. Bacterial coldwater disease strategy meeting, Bozeman Fish Technology Center, Bozeman, MT. 

    Lipscomb. 2015. Annual progress report for Washoe Park Trout Hatchery operations. Montana FWP hatchery bureau meeting, Chico, MT.

    Lipscomb. 2014. Annual progress report for Washoe Park Trout Hatchery operations. Montana FWP hatchery bureau meeting, Fort Peck, MT. 

  • Awards

    2019-2020 UF CALS William C. and Bertha M. Cornell Fellowship

    2018 University of Florida Davidson Graduate Student Travel Scholarship

    2016-2020 Student liaison to the executive board of the United States Aquaculture Society

    2016 University of Florida Graduate School Fellowship