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Jeffrey Lotz


Jeffrey M. Lotz, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair - Department of Coastal Sciences, Ecology and Epidemiology of Parasites and Pathogens, Marine Aquaculture

(228) 872-4247

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564


Primary research areas are ecology and epidemiology of parasites and diseases of marine organisms, marine aquaculture, and marine stock enhancement. Active research programs include laboratory, field, and theoretical epidemiological studies of pathogens of marine shrimp, crabs, and finfish, development of water-recycle systems for reproduction and aquaculture of penaeid shrimp (primarily Litopenaeus vannamei) and finfish (spotted seatrout Cynosion nebulosis). Marine stock enhancement research uses Lutjanus campechanus to develop principles for marine stock enhancement and spotted seatrout Cynosion nebulosis for inshore stock enhancement.