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Konrad Dabrowski

Konrad Dabrowski

Konrad Dabrowski, PhD
Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources
The Ohio State University, USA


Dr Dabrowski received his M.Sc. in 1972 from Agriculture University, Olsztyn, Poland, majoring in Inland Fisheries, and obtained PhD in the same university in 1976. His PhD thesis was entitled: Utilization of on-protein nitrogen in common carp nutrition. In 1984 he received his D.Sc. from Agricultural University, Szczecin, Poland, based on his work on “Energetic and biochemical aspects of reproduction strategy in coregonid fish”. The employment and professional history includes postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK in 1977-78, Senior Research Associate, National Institute of Agriculture, Laboratory of Fish Nutrition, St. Pee sur Nivelle, France, 1981-1984, visiting professor in Department of Aquaculture, University of Fisheries, Tokyo, Japan in 1984-85, visiting professor in the Institute of Zoology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, in 1988-89. He joined OSU in the same year. He has authored more than 350 scientific publications. Major publications include 2001 book on “Ascorbic Acid in Aquatic Organisms, CRC Press. Chapters in 2006 Fish Physiology (volume 21) on “Feeding plasticity and nutritional physiology in tropical fishes”, on “Intermediary Metabolism” in the 3rd edition of J. Halver and R. Hardy 2002 classical book of “Fish Nutrition”, and two chapters in 2009 Kunz, Y.R. as editor of “Development of Non-Teleost Fish” on “Early Ontogeny of Semionotiformes and Amiiformes (Neopterygii: Actinopterygii)” and “Early Development of Acipenseriformes (Chondrostei, Actinopterygii)”. He is the member of many aquaculture and fisheries journal Editorial Boards, for example “Aquaculture Research”, “Aquaculture Nutrition”, “Aquatic Living Resources”, currently assistant editor of “Fish Physiology and Biochemistry.” At present he works on several projects related to finfish nutrition, reproduction, embryology, toxicology, genetics both related to aquaculture and fisheries. For example, studies on Lake Erie in collaboration with Aquatic Ecology Laboratory at OSU and Ohio Division of Wildlife (ODNR) involve biochemical aspects (lipids, fatty acids, vitamins) of walleye and yellow perch reproduction and offspring quality. Studies with University of Illinois and State University of New York in Brockport involve lake trout and walleye “early mortality syndrome” associated with thiamine deficiency. Studies with tilapia and other ornamental, tropical fish involve controlled reproduction, yolk utilization, larval rearing and use of biofuel algae in diet formulations. Studies in collaboration with Ohio State Piketon Research Station and Department of Animal Sciences at OSU address replacement of fish meal with plant proteins enriched with amino acids and peptides, their effect on reproduction, genetic selection and offspring quality.

Research Interest

Sustainable plant products in aquafeeds
Meiotic gynogenesis in sea lamprey
Finfish nutrition
Reproduction, embryology, toxicology, genetics both related to aquaculture and fisheries