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Dr. Dennis McIntosh

  • DMcIntosh

    Professor & Extension Specialist, Aguaculture
    Delaware State University (DSU)

    Phone: (302) 857-6456 | Email: dmcintosh@desu.edu | Fax: (302) 857-6402

    Website | Curriculum Vitae

    First State Innovation Team Award - October 2017

    University of Delaware Cooperative Extension 2006 Directors Spirit Award

    W. H. Fuller Scholarship, 8/00-5/01

    Lifetime Member - World Aquaculture Society 

    Member - United States Aquaculture Society.  09/97 - present

    Member - National Aquaculture Association.  01/01 - present


    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. (2002)

    Ph.D., Environmental Science.
    Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX. (1999)
    M.S., Mariculture.
    Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ. (1994)
    B.S., Marine Science


    1. Freshwater and marine aquaculture
    2. Water quality
    3. Integrated aquaculture/agriculture systems
    4. Aquaculture effluents
    5. Recirculation technology. 


    1. Tabibian, A., G. S. Blank and D. McIntosh.  (in preparation).  Impacts of Black Soldier Fly Larvae on Growth and Survival of Largemouth Bass.  Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.
    2. Myer, J., H. J. Schreier, E. J. Schott, G. Blank and D. McIntosh.  (in preparation).  Examination of the probiotic potential of bacteria isolated from Fundulus heteroclitus in the aquaculture of commercially important fish larvae.  Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 
    3. US EPA.  2016.  Aquaponics Business Plan User Guide (#EPA 560-K-16-004).  United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. 
    4. Blank, G. and D. McIntosh.  2016.  Constructing an Aquatic Rack System on a Budget.  Aquaculture Research 47 (1): 50-55. 
    5. Hickey, M. E., G. M. Accumanno, D. M. McIntosh, G. S. Blank and J. L. Lee.  2014.  Comparison of extracellular DNase- and protease-producing spoilage bacteria isolated from Delaware pond-sourced and retail channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus).  Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.6784. 
    6. Janiak, C. R. and D. McIntosh.  2014.  Performance of two egg collector designs for use with Mummichogs Fundulus heteroclitus.  North American Journal of Aquaculture 76(4): 399-406. ​​​​​​​
    7. Cornwell, E. R., M. J. Cinelli, D. M. McIntosh, G. S. Blank, G. A. Wooster, G. H. Groocock, R. G. Getchell and P. R. Bowser.  2011.  Epizootic Nocardia infection in cultured weakfish, Cynoscion regalis (Bloch & Schneider).  Journal of Fish Diseases 34(7): 567-571.
    8. Kapareiko, D., G. Wikfors, J. H. Alix, E. J. Schott, H. .J. Schreier, D. McIntosh, J. M. Rash and O. Ukaegbu.  2011.  Interactions of a probiotic bacterium and a shellfish larval pathogen during hatchery larviculture of eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica).  Journal of Shellfish Research 30:437-458.


    Throughout his professional career, Dr. Dennis McIntosh has endeavored to reduce aquaculture's impact on the environment, believing that a thriving aquaculture industry depends upon our resolve to create the smallest environmental footprint possible. Specifically, his goals are to continue to strengthen and support the aquaculture industry by conducting applied aquaculture research and to share this new information with producers to enhance the industry and its products.  

    Beyond assisting producers, Dr. McIntosh feels it is important to educate and train students about the theories, concepts, and procedures of aquaculture, because today's aquaculture students are tomorrow's aquaculture producers and consumers.  

  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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