Kenneth Oliveira

Associate Professor

Biology

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Violette Research 106


Education

1986 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth B.S. in Biology
1989 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth M.S. in Biology
1994 University of Rhode Island Ph.D in Biology

Teaching

  • Advanced Ichthyology
  • General Ecology Laboratory
  • Biology of Fishes
  • Biology of Organisms Laboratory
  • General Biology

Research interests

  • Biology of fishes with an emphasis on the biology of American eels
  • Life history strategies
  • Age and growth of fishes

Research activities

  • Examinations of the distribution and physiological effects of the recently introduced swimbladder parasite on eels
  • Changes in the digestive system during the adult metamorphosis of eels
  • Sex determination of eels
  • Effects of contaminants on gametogenesis
  • Development of artificial fertilization methods

Select publications

J. Byer, M. Alaee, R. Brown, M. Lebeuf, S. Backus, M. Keir, G. Pacepavicius, J. Casselman. C. Belpaire, K. Oliveira, G. Verreault, and P. Hodson (2013).
Spatial trends of dioxin-like compounds in Atlantic anguillid eels
Chemosphere, 91(10), 1439-1446.

W.J. Duffy, R.S. McBride, M. L. Hendricks and K. Oliveira (2012).
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Otolith age validation and growth estimation from oxytetracycline-marked and recaptured American shad Alosa sapidissima, 141:6, 1664-1671.

W.J. Duffy, R.S. McBride, S.X. Cadrin, and K. Oliveira (2011).
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Is Cating's method of transverse groove counts to annuli applicable for all stocks of American shad?, 140(4), 1023-1034.

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