Christopher C. Kohler
Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculture Center
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6511
Phone: (618) 453-2890
Fax: (618) 536-7761
B.S. St. Mary's College of Maryland, Biology, 1973
M.S. University of Puerto Rico, Marine Science/Aquaculture, 1975
Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Fisheries Science, 1980
Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator of over 75 research projects totaling over $5 million since 1980.
Graduate advisor of 10 Ph.D. and 28 M.S. students since 1980 (6 currently being advised).
Consultant to a number of private, government, and international organizations, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Ichthyology, Fisheries Management, Aquaulture, Advanced Aquaculture, Fish Culture Techniques, Population Ecology, General Zoology, Ecology of Poisonous Fishes, Conservation of Natural Resources.
Second Vice President--President of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) (2002-2006)
President of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) Fish Culture Section (1999-2000)
President of the AFS Education Section (1995-1997)
President of the AFS Introduced Fish Section (1983-1984)
Chair, Technical Committee, North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (1998-2002)
Editorial Advisory Board, Critical Reviews in Aquatic Science, CRC Journal (1986-1991)
Senator and Member of the Board of Directors, Marine Division, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (1987-1989)
Numerous committee chairmanships and memberships for AFS and USA Chapter of World Aquaculture Society
Inducted into Sigma Xi
Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi
A.B. Massey Honorarium for superior performance and professionalism while a graduate student, School of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1980).
Outstanding Paper Award from Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society for paper published in Proc. 34th Ann. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish. Wildl. Agencies. Nov. 1980, Nashville, TN.
Certified Fisheries Scientist, American Fisheries Society (1981).
Nominated for Who's Who in the Midwest (1981).
Nominated for International Directory of International Leadership (1987).
Honorary Professor, National University of the Peruvian Amazon (conferred 1993).
Kaplan Award presented by the SIU-C Chapter of Sigma Xi as the 1995 university outstanding researcher.
Distinguished Service Award in recognition of exceptional leadership and devoted service to Farmland Industries University Feed Advisory Board, 1989-1995.
Honorable Mention, American Fisheries Society Best Paper Award, paper published in The Progressive Fish-Culturist, Volume 58, 1996 (with A.M. Kelly).
American Fisheries Society Best Paper Award for paper published in the North American Journal of Aquaculture, Vol. 61, 1999 (with A.M. Kelly).
Honorable Mention, American Fisheries Society Best Paper Award, papper published in the North American Journal of Aquaculture, Vol. 66, 2004 (with E.J Wonnacott and R.L. Lane)
PUBLICATIONS (out of ~100)
1999 Kelly, A.M. and C.C. Kohler. Cold tolerance and fatty acid composition in striped bass, white bass and their hybrids. North American Journal of Aquaculture 61:278-285. (AFS Best Paper Award)
1999 Kohler, C.C., and W.E. Hubert, editors. Inland Fisheries Management in North America. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD. 718 pp.
2000 Rudacille, J.B. and C.C. Kohler. Aquaculture performance of sunshine bass, palmetto bass, and white bass. North American Journal of Aquaculture 62:114-124.
2000 Suresh, A.V., J.B. Rudacille, M.L. Allyn, V. Sheehan, R.J. Sheehan, and C.C. Kohler. Single injections of hCG or mGnRHa at low dosages induce ovulation in white bass. North American Journal of Aquaculture 62:87-94.
2000 Myers, J.J. and C.C. Kohler. Acute responses to salinity for sunshine bass and palmetto bass. North American Journal of Aquaculture 62:195-202.
2000 Kelly, A.M. and C.C. Kohler. Mammalian growth hormone-releasing hormone indirectly stimulates sex steroid production in tilapia. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 31:416-425.
2000 Kohler, C.C. Striped bass and hybrid striped bass culture. Pages 898-907 In: Encyclopedia of Aquaculture. (R.R. Stickney, editor). John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.
2001 Allyn, M.L., R.J. Sheehan, and C.C. Kohler. The effects of capture and transportation stress on white bass semen osmolality and their alleviation via sodium chloride. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:706-711.
2001 Kohler, C.C., R.J. Sheehan, J.J. Myers, J.B. Rudacille, M.L. Allyn, and A.V. Suresh. Performance comparison of geographic strains of white bass to produce sunshine bass. Aquaculture. 202:351-357.
2002 Kelly, A.M., C.C. Kohler, and D.M. Hughes. Menhaden meal in practical diets for channel catfish fry and fingerlings reared in indoor recirculating systems. North American Journal of Aquaculture 64:290-293.
2003 Kelly, A.M. and C.C. Kohler. Effects of Yucca shidigera on growth, nitrogen retention, ammonia excretion, and toxicity in channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus and hybrid tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus x O. niloticus. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 34:156-161.
2003 Dabrowski, K., J. Rinchard, J.S. Ottobre, F. Alcantara, P. Padilla, A. Ciereszko, M.J. DeJesus, and C.C. Kohler. Effect of oxygen saturation in water on reproductive performance of pacu Piaractus brachypomus. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 34:441-449.
2004 Volkman, E.T., C.C. Kohler, and S.T. Kohler. Assessment of floating vertical raceways for the culture of phase-II hybrid striped bass. North American Journal of Aquaculture 66:125-132.
2004 De Jesus, M.J. and C.C. Kohler. The commercial fishery of the Peruvian Amazon. Fisheries 28 (4):10-16.
2004 Wonnacott, E.J., R.L. Lane, and C.C. Kohler. Influence of dietary replacement of menhaden oil with canola oil on fatty acid composition of sunshine bass. North American Journal of Aquaculture 66:243-250.
2004 Hickey, C.W. and C.C. Kohler. Comparison of bluegill consumption rates by largemouth bass and hybrid striped bass in structured and non-structured artificial environments. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:1524-1528.
2005 Wetzel, J.E. and C.C. Kohler. Distinction between gastric digestion and evacuation in black bass fed piscine prey. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:533-536.
Lane, R.L. and C.C. Kohler. Effects of dietary lipid and fatty acids on white bass reproductive performance, egg hatchability, and overall quality of progeny. North American Journal of Aquaculture. In press.
Trushenski, J.T. and C.C. Kohler. Evaluation of Natural Source Vitamin E, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, as a micronutrient in sunshuine bass feed. North American Journal of Aquaculture. In press.
Trushenski, J.T., C.S. Kasper and C.C. Kohler. Challenges and opportunities in finfish nutrition. North American Journal of Aquaculture. In press.
PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES
AWARDS OF STUDENT ADVISEES
2 AFS Skinner Memorial Awards, 2 Honorable Mentions
4 Best Student Paper Awards, US Chapter/World Aquaculture Society Annual Meetings
1 Best Student Paper, Illinois/Wisconsin AFS Chapters Combined Annual Meeting
2 Best Student Abstract Awards, World Aquaculture Society Triennial Meeting
1 Blackwelder Award for Outstanding Performance in SIU Department of Zoology
4 Dissertation Awards
1 Best Dissertation in Department of Zoology
Numerous Fellowship Awards
CURRENT STUDENT PROJECTS
1. Fred Chu-Koo. Ph.D. Dissertation. Plant digestibilities in the frugivorous Amazonian fishes Colossoma macropomum and Piaractus brachypomus and the role of these fishes in dissemination of plant seeds.
2. Clifford ONeil. Ph.D. Dissertation. Evaluation of dietary lipid sources on differing temperature regimes and hematology in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus.
3. Jesse Trushenski. Ph.D. Dissertation. Dietary fatty acid and vitamin E manipulation and the effect on stress response and immune function in hybrid striped bass.
4. Steve Holman. M.S. Thesis. Effects of dietary carbohydrates in largemouth bass.
5. Eve Poytner. M.S. Thesis Influence of long chain highly unsaturated fatty acids in hybrid striped bass stress response.
6. Heidi Lewis. M.S. thesis Minimum dietary fish oil requirement to maintain highly unsaturated fatty acid levels in fillets of hybrid striped bass fed diets with little or no fish meal.