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Chris Hartleb

BIO

As director of UW-Stevens Point’s Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility, Professor Chris Hartleb is helping to lead the college lead in research, development and education of sustainable aquaculture. The state-of the-art, dynamic facility, in Bayfield, Wis., showcases new advances in aquaculture system technology such as sustainable land-based recirculating aquaculture.

Professor Hartleb oversees the aquaculture minor and aquaponic certificate program at UWSP. He is proud the Biology Department was the first in the nation to offer both programs. He instructs courses in aquaculture, fisheries, aquaponics and field ecology. Aquaculture is the fastest growing segment of food production globally.

We have a world-class aquaculture facility where our student researchers and interns have a 90 percent job placement rate following graduation
– Chris Hartleb

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

-American Fisheries Society – Education & Fish Culture sections
-World Aquaculture Society
-U.S. Aquaculture Society
-Wisconsin Aquaculture Association
-Wisconsin Aquaculture Industry Advisory Council
-USDA/North Central Regional Aquaculture Center

TEACHING HONORS

  • UW Regent Scholar Grant Program (2015)

FUN FACT

When he was growing up, he wanted to be a pro bass angler.

Director, Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility
Aquaponics certificate coordinator
Aquaculture minor coordinator
Professor of Biology

Phone:
715-346-3228

Education

Ph.D. - Fisheries Ecology
University of Maine

M.S. - Limnology
University of New Hampshire

B.S. - Biology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Courses

Fisheries Ecology
Introduction to Aquaponics
Techniques in Aquaponics