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David D Kuhn

Research Assistant Professor


Education
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2008
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Clarkson University, 2003
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Clarkson University, 2001
  • B.S., Mathematics, Saint Lawrence University, 2000
Employment History

June 2010 - Present Research Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
December 2007 - Present Research Associate, Department of Food Science and Technology Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
August 2003 - December 2007 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
August 2001 - May 2003 K12 Problem Based Learning Project Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
May 2000 - August 2000 Consultant, A.E. Hodsdon Consulting, Waterville, ME
May 1998 - January 2000 (summer and winter breaks) Environmental Laboratory Technician, Northeast Laboratory Services Winslow, ME

Research interests include seafood quality, seafood safety, and aquaculture research and outreach programs. Other specific areas will focus on food processing (water and waste issues), riskbased food systems, and effects of climate change on food systems.

Papers in Refereed Journals (Includes Print and Electronic)

Kuhn, D. D., G. D. Boardman and G. J. Flick, Jr. 2010. Production of microbial flocs using laboratory-scale squencing batch reactors and tilapia wastewaters. International Journal of Recirculating Aquaculture. Accepted

Kuhn, D. D., S. A. Smith, G. D. Boardman, M. W. Angier and G. J. Flick, Jr. 2010. Chronic toxicity of nitrate to Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei: Impacts on survival, growth, antennae length, and pathology. Aquaculture. 309:109-114.

Mainous, M. E., S. A Smith and D. D Kuhn. 2010. Effect of common aquaculture chemicals against Edwardsiella ictaluri and Edwardsiella tarda. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 22:224-228.

Kuhn, D. D., D. D. Drahos, L. Marsh and G. J. Flick, Jr. 2010. Evaluation of nitrifying bacteria to improve nitrification efficacy in recirculating aquaculture systems. Aquacultural Engineering. 43:78-82.

Kuhn, D. D., A. L. Lawrence, G. D. Boardman, S. Patnaik, L. Marsh and G. J. Flick, Jr. 2010. Evaluation of two types of biofloc meals derived from biological treatment of fish effluent as feed ingredients for Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Aquaculture. 303:28-33.

Schuler, D. J., G. D. Boardman, D. D. Kuhn and G. J. Flick, Jr. 2010. Acute toxicity of ammonia and nitrite to Litopenaeus vannamei at low salinities. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 41(3):438-446.

Kuhn, D. D., G. D. Boardman, A. L. Lawrence, L. Marsh and G. J. Flick, Jr. 2009. Microbial floc meal as a replacement ingredient for fish meal and soybean protein in shrimp feed. Aquaculture. 296:51-57.

Kuhn, D. D., G. D. Boardman, S. R. Craig, G. J. Flick, Jr. and E. McLean. 2008. Use of microbial flocs generated from tilapia effluent as a nutritional supplement for shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei in RAS. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 39:72-82.

Duncan, M., S. R. Craig, A. N. Lunger, D. D. Kuhn, G. Salze and E. McLean. 2007. Bioimpedance assessment of body composition in cobia Rachycentron canadum (L. 1766). Aquaculture. 271:432-438.

Lunger, A. N., E. McClean, T. G. Gaylord, D. Kuhn and S. R. Craig. 2007. Taurine supplementation to alternative dietary proteins used in fish meal replacement enhances growth of juvenile cobia (Rachycentron canadum). Aquaculture. 271:401-410.

Kuhn, D. D., G. D. Boardman, S. R. Craig, G. J. Flick, Jr. and E. McLean. 2007. Evaluation of tilapia effluent with ion supplementation for marine shrimp production in a RAS. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 38:74-84.

McLean, E., B. Reid, D. Fegan, D. Kuhn and S. Craig. 2006. Total replacement of fishmeal with an organically certified yeast-based protein in Pacific White Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) diets: laboratory and field trials. Ribarstvo. 64:47-58.

Maillard, V. M., G. D. Boardman, J. E. Nyland and D. D. Kuhn. 2005. Water quality and sludge characterization at raceway-system trout farms. Aquacultural Engineering. 33:271-284.

Kuhn, D. D. and T. C. Young. 2005. Photolytic degradation of hexacyanoferrate (II) in aqueous media: the determination of degradation kinetics. Chemosphere. 60:1222-1230.

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings

Kuhn, D. D., G. D. Boardman, A. L. Lawrence, S. Patnaik, L. Marsh and G. J. Flick, Jr. 2010. Biofloc – a supplement for shrimp feed. Proceedings of the Aquacultural Engineering Society’s Issues Forum. August 18-19, 2010. Roanoke, Virginia.

Lawrence, A. L., D. D Kuhn, S. Patnaik, G. D. Boardman, L. Marsh and G. J. Flick. 2010. Understanding the nutritional contribution of biofloc to shrimp. Proceedings of the Aquacultural Engineering Society’s Issues Forum. August 18-19, 2010. Roanoke, Virginia.

Kuhn, D. D., G. D. Boardman, A. Lawrence, L. Marsh and G. J. Flick, Jr. 2008. Use of bioflocs as an ingredient in shrimp feed. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture. July 25-27, 2008, Roanoke, Virginia.

Kuhn, D. D., G. D. Boardman, S. R. Craig, E. McLean and G. J. Flick, Jr. 2006. Use of tilapia effluent as a nutritional source for the Pacific White Legged shrimp in recirculating systems. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture. July 21-23, 2006, Roanoke, Virginia.

Outreach and Extension Publications

Kuhn, D. D., A. L. Lawrence, G. D. Boardman, L. Marsh and G. J. Flick, Jr. 2011. Understanding what makes bioflocs great for shrimp. Global Aquaculture Advocate. January/Feburary 2011, p. 52-53.

Kuhn, D. D., A. L. Lawrence, G. D. Boardman, L. Marsh and G. J. Flick, Jr. 2010. Tecnología de biofloc utilizando biorreactores: tratamiento de efluentes acuícolas y generación de proteína para alimento de camarón. Industria Aquicola 6 (4), p. 12-15.

Kuhn, D. D., A. L. Lawrence, G. D. Boardman and G. J. Flick, Jr. 2010. Evaluación de bioflocs derivados de biorreactores de crecimiento en suspensión como ingredientes en alimento de camarón. Panorama Acuicola Magazine. September/October 2010, p. 10-18.

Kuhn, D. D., A. L. Lawrence, G. D. Boardman and G. J., Flick, Jr. 2010. Biofloc: a novel and sustainable ingredient for shrimp feed. Global Aquaculture Advocate. May/June 2010, p. 75-76.

Kuhn, D. D., G. D. Boardman, A. L. Lawrence and G. J. Flick, Jr. 2010. Suspended-growth biological processes clean RAS wastewater. Global Aquaculture Advocate. January/Feburary 2010, p. 45-47.

Kuhn, D. D., G. D. Boardman, L. Marsh, A. L. Lawrence and G. J. Flick, Jr. 2009. Technology and research advances for the production of marine shrimp in recirculating aquaculture systems. Journal of Shellfish Research 28(3): p. 709.

Kuhn, D. D., G. D. Boardman, S. R. Craig, G. J. Flick, Jr. and E. McLean. 2009. Use of microbial flocs generated from tilapia effluent as a nutritional supplement for shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei in recirculating aquaculture systems. Panorama Acuicola Magazine. January/Febuary 2009, p. 32-37.

Kuhn, D. D., G. D. Boardman and G. J. Flick. 2008. Integrating aquaculture effluent with shrimp culture to enhance sustainability. Aquacultural Engineering Society Newsletter. Summer 2008, Volume 11, p. 2-4.

Kuhn, D. D., G. D. Boardman and G. J. Flick. 2008. Integrating aquaculture effluent with shrimp culture to enhance sustainability. Hatchery International. May/June 2008, p. 40-41.

McLean, E., B. Reid, D. Fegan, D. Kuhn and S. Craig. 2008. Total replacement of fishmeal with an organically certified yeast-based protein in Litopenaeus vannamei diets. Panorama Acuicola Magazine. May/June 2008, p. 36-44.

    Dr. David Kuhn

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  • davekuhn@vt.edu
  • 402-E HABB1 (0924)
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
    USA