M. Acquafredda
Michael Acquafredda
Graduate Student

Phone: (732) 275-2793
Mailing Address:
  Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory
  6959 Miller Avenue
  Port Norris, NJ  08349 USA


B.S. 2015 Tufts University, Biology summa cum laude

Ph.D. expected 2020 Rutgers University

Research Interests

Broadly, I'm interested in diversifying the New Jersey aquaculture sector by developing innovative techniques to culture new species. Additionally, I'm interested in studying the interactions between aquaculture and local estuarine ecosystems.

Currently, I'm working towards optimizing Atlantic surf clam (Spisula solidissima) production. The surf clam is a native species with robust growth, and its culture is amenable to the aquaculture infrastructure already established in the state. I have carried out juvenile surf clam thermal tolerance experiments (Acquafredda et al., in prep), and will continue to examine optimal nursery conditions. Additionally, I am assessing how different grow-out phase locations along the NJ coast influence surf clam growth and survival.

Download my CV here.


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