TomassoJoe Tomasso

Director and Professor

School of Fisheries, aquaculture and aquatic sciences


Ph.D., University of Memphis
M.S.; Middle Tennessee State University
B.S., University of Tennessee at Martin

professional experience

—Professor & Director, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences, Auburn University
—Professor & Chair, Department of Biology, Texas State University
—Professor, Clemson University
—Associate Professor, Clemson University
—Associate Professor, Texas State University
—Assistant Professor, Texas State University

honors and awards

Fellow, World Aquaculture Society

professional affiliations

—World Aquaculture Society
—Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry

Research Activities

Stress and environmental physiology of fishes and crustaceans of importance to aquaculture and fisheries

  • Friedman, D & JR Tomasso. 2016. Ionic requirements of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) in environments containing low concentrations of low dissolved solids. Journal of Shellfish Research (accepted).
  • Crow JC, MRJ Forstner, KG Ostrand & JR Tomasso. 2016. The role of temperature on survival and growth of the Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum). Herpetological Conservation & Biology (accepted).
  • Molina, EM, DM Gatlin & JR Tomasso. 2016. Survival and physiological responses of juvenile red drum exposed to hypersalinity and elevated temperatures. North American Journal of Aquaculture 78:174-177.
  • McDonald, DL, PD Cason, BW Bumguardner & JR Tomasso. 2016. Survival of hatchery-raised red drum exposed to abrupt salinity increases – simulating bay stockings. North American Journal of Aquaculture 78:145-147.
  • Rossi, W, JR Tomasso & DM Gatlin. 2015. Production performance and non-specific immunity of cage-reared red drum fed soybean-based diets. Aquaculture 443:84-89.
  • Rossi, W, JR Tomasso & DM Gatlin. 2015. Performance of cage-raised, overwintered hybrid striped bass fed Fish meal- or soybean-based diets. North American Journal of Aquaculture 77:178-185.