Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Hugh Hammer earned his B.S. in Biology from Bowling Green State University, before moving to Birmingham, AL to pursue M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in UAB’s Biology Department. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on “determination of dietary protein, carbohydrate, and lipid requirements for the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus fed semi-purified feeds.”

    In 2001, Dr. Hammer accepted a faculty position at Gadsden State Community College, where he is also the Program Manager for the Aquaculture Education and Development Center. In addition to being a tenured faculty member at Gadsden State, Dr. Hammer is an affiliate faculty member at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, an affiliate faculty member at Auburn University in the School of Fisheries, and an adjunct professor in UAB’s Department of Biology.

    Dr. Hammer has decades of aquculture experience growing over 20 different species of aquatic and marine organisms using multiple production methods. He has 20+ years of experience in aquaculture instruction, education, and extension. Dr. Hammer has authored more than 18 peer reviewed publications and 2 book chapters for veterinary medicine. He co-created and co-coordinated an internationally recognized zebrafish husbandry education curriculum (online course and short course) taken by more than 250 laboratory animal professionals from more than 100 different academic institutions in 13 different countries.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2017 Validation of Dual-energy X-Ray Absorptiometry to Predict Body Composition of Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus.Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.  48:122-131. 2017
    2013 Evaluation of the effects of menhaden oil and soybean oil levels in purified diets on growth and gonad production in adult sea urchin Lytechinus variegatusNorth American Journal of Aquaculture.  75:277-284. 2013
    2012 Effect of Feed Protein and Carbohydrate Levels on Feed Intake, Growth, and Gonad Production of the Sea Urchin, Lytechinus variegatusJournal of the World Aquaculture Society.  43:145-158. 2012
    2012 The Effect of Vitamins on Weight Gain and Organ Production in the Sea Urchin, Lytechinus variegatus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea)Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.  43:39-50. 2012
    2010 Dietary copper affects survival, growth, and reproduction in the sea urchin lytechinus variegatusJournal of Shellfish Research.  29:1043-1049. 2010
    2010 The effect of dietary selenium on weight gain and gonad production in the sea urchin, Lytechinus variegatusJournal of the World Aquaculture Society.  41:675-686. 2010
    2006 The effect of dietary protein and carbohydrate concentration on the biochemical composition and gametogenic condition of the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatusJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.  334:109-121. 2006
    2006 The effect of dietary protein on consumption, survival, growth and production of the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatusAquaculture.  254:483-495. 2006
    2004 The effects of dietary protein concentration on feeding and growth of small Lytechinus variegatus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea)Marine Biology.  145:1143-1157. 2004
    2000 Activities of three digestive enzymes during development in the crayfish Procambarus clarkii (Decapoda)Journal of Crustacean Biology.  20:614-620. 2000
    1998 Infectivity and pathogenicity of Baculovirus penaei (BP) in cultured larval and postlarval Pacific white shrimp, Penaeus vannamei, related to the stage of viral development.Journal of Invertebrate Pathology.  72:38-43. 1998
    1998 Observations on the frequency of claw loss in the crayfish Procambarus clarkiiJournal of the World Aquaculture Society.  29:485-490. 1998

    Research Overview

  • Aquatic Science, Aquaculture
  • Education And Training

  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biology, Bowling Green State University
  • Doctor of Science or Mathematics in Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Master of Sciences or Mathematics in Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Full Name

  • Hugh Hammer
  • Blazerid

  • hshammer