Christopher Hartleb, Ph.D.
Professor of Fisheries Biology
Co-Director, Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility (NADF) Office:
(715) 346-3624Email: email@example.com
Ph.D., Zoology - University of Maine (1996)
M.S., Zoology - University of New Hampshire (1992)
B.S., Biology - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1990)
Bio 306 - Ecological MethodsBio 375/575 - Fisheries Ecology
Bio 386/586 - Aquaculture/Fish Culture
Bio 498 - Introduction to Aquaponics
LinksNorthern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility
- American Fisheries Society – Education & Fish Culture Sections (AFS)
- World Aquaculture Society (WAS)
- U.S. Aquaculture Society (USAS)
- Wisconsin Aquaculture Association (WAA)
- Wisconsin Aquaculture Industry Advisory Council
- USDA/North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) – Technical Committee (Research)
Most of my research projects deal with fisheries ecology and aquaculture
in the Midwest. I examine the practice of fish culture and
physiological behavior of WI fishes. Current projects include topics
such as fish pond trophic dynamics, development of new cultured fish
strains, new aquaculture technologies, aquatic diseases, and lake
surveys. As Co-Director of the Northern Aquaculture Demonstration
Facility (NADF) I oversee research projects such as a collaboration with
the Ohio State University field testing a new genetic strain of yellow
perch, development of hybrid walleye grown in recirculating aquaculture
systems, and feed comparison trials for various cultured fish. I also
co-administer the aquaculture outreach and extension program at the NADF
where we strive to get applied research projects results directly to
fish farmers. This includes projects involving online education,
beginning aquaculture workshops, technology transfer, and biosecurity. I
also continue to work with the feeding ecology of the early
life-history stages (i.e. larval) of yellow perch (fry) in fish culture
ponds and the use of pond fertilization to improve the production of
Honors and Awards
- Excellence in Scholarship, Department of Biology, UWSP – 2007, 2005, 2000, 1999
- University Scholar, UWSP – 2005
- Excellence in Teaching, Department of Biology, UWSP – 2002
||Hartleb, C.F., A. Johnson and J.A. Held. 2012. Walleye and yellow perch pond fertilization. In
Pond Fertilization: Impacts of Nutrient Input on Aquaculture Production
(Charles C. Mischke, ed), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Ames, IA.
||Fischer, G.J., C.F. Hartleb, J.A. Held, K. Holmes, and J. Malison. 2009. Evaluation of brook trout in a coldwater recycle aquaculture system. Aquacultural Engineering 41: 109-113.
||Malison, J.A. and C.F. Hartleb. 2005. A Manual of
Best Management Practices for Aquaculture in Wisconsin and the Great
Lakes Region. University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, Madison, WI.
||Hartleb, C.F. 2004. Floating raceways used to raise yellow perch at cranberry farms. Aquaculture Magazine, Jan/Feb. p. 18-24.
||Hartleb, C.F. 2003. Food chain dynamics and diets
of larval and post-larval yellow perch in culture ponds. In Proceedings
of Percis III: The Third International Percid Fish Symposium (Barry,
T.P. & J.A. Malison, Eds.), University of Wisconsin Sea Grant
Institute, Madison, WI.
||Hartleb, C.F. and S.A. Timm. 2000. Survival and
hatching success of stonefly eggs (Paragnetina media) following
ingestion by three stream fishes. Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 15(1): 107-114.
||Hartleb, C.F. and J.F. Haney. 1998. Use of a thermal and light refugium by Daphnia and its effects on foraging pumpkinseeds. Environmental Biology of Fishes 51: 339-349.
||Hartleb, C.F. and J.R. Moring. 1995. An improved gastric lavage device for removing stomach contents from live fish. Fisheries Research 24: 261-266.
||Hartleb, C.F. 1995. Designing research projects with little funding. Fisheries Vol. 12, No. 3, p. 38.
||Hartleb, C.F., J.D. Madsen and C.W. Boylen. 1993. Environmental factors affecting seed germination in Myriophyllum spicatum L. Aquatic Botany 45: 15-25.|
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