John Scarpa, Ph.D.

Affiliate Research Professor

John Scarpa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Aquaculture
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
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Research Interests


  • Bivalve aquaculture with a focus on hard clam culture and breeding in response to climate change
  • Oyster stock enhancement and restoration ecology
  • Crustacean aquaculture with a focus on marine shrimp in low-salinity systems for inland aquaculture
  • Fish aquaculture with a focus on nutrition and its effects on fish health
  • Tunicate culture with a focus on biomedical and bioremediation applications
  • Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture


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