Kenneth Oliveira

Kenneth Oliveira

Professor / Chairperson

Biology

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Education

1986University of Massachusetts DartmouthB.S. in Biology
1989University of Massachusetts DartmouthM.S. in Biology
1994University of Rhode IslandPh.D in Biology

Teaching

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

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Field trips and extensive laboratory work are emphasized in this course. The life histories, ecology and classification of the fishes of the coastal and inland waters of the northeastern states are studied in detail.

Field trips and extensive laboratory work are emphasized in this course. The life histories, ecology and classification of the fishes of the coastal and inland waters of the northeastern states are studied in detail.

Field trips and extensive laboratory work are emphasized in this course. The life histories, ecology and classification of the fishes of the coastal and inland waters of the northeastern states are studied in detail.

Field trips and extensive laboratory work are emphasized in this course. The life histories, ecology and classification of the fishes of the coastal and inland waters of the northeastern states are studied in detail.

Studies of fish phylogeny and classification, physiological problems peculiarly faced by fish, and aspects of fisheries' hydrography. The laboratory stresses independent work on the structure of fish populations, measurement of physiological parameters, and morphometric analysis.

Terms and hours to be arranged. Graded A-F.

Terms and hours to be arranged. Graded A-F.

Terms and hours to be arranged. Graded A-F.

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature culminating in an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of Integrative Biology. Doctoral research contributes to the student's dissertation and should be presented at major conferences and ultimately published in refereed journals. A written dissertation must be completed and defended in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the Integrative Biology PhD Program.

Research

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

Research

Research interests

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

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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