Kevin Neves

Dr. Kevin Neves

Ph. D., University of Maine   
Office:   328 Life Sciences Building
Phone:   1-419-372-4835

Research: Marine & aquatic biology


Research Interests: 

My areas of research expertise include: fish eye physiology, ocean acidification and effects of dissolved carbon dioxide on marine fish physiology, alternative feed formulation for aquaculture, fish nutrition, larval fish nutrition, integrated multi-trophic aquaculture systems, and development of novel species for aquaculture. 

I have worked with physiological, developmental, and nutritional aspects of many species throughout the entirety of their life cycle from spawning, to larval rearing, to adult and back to reproductively active broodstock. In addition to California yellowtail, Atlantic cod, black sea bass, and weakfish, I’ve also worked on projects focused on the following species; mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus), yellow perch (Perca flavescens), striped bass (Morone saxatilis), rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) and green sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis).

Selected Publications:

Neves, K., and Brown, N.P. 2015. Effects of Dissolved Carbon Dioxide on Cataract Formation and Progression in Juvenile Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua L.). Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 46:33-44.

Neves, K., Rosenlund, G., and Brown, N.P. Does Dietary Histidine Prevent CO2-Induced Cataract Formation in Juvenile Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua L.). Aquaculture. In Review

Neves, K., Beane, D., and Brown, N.P. A histological analysis of the eye of juvenile Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.) experiencing carbon dioxide induced cataracts. Journal of Fish Diseases. In Review

Neves, K., and Brown, N.P. Impacts on the production and economics of carbon dioxideinduced cataracts on Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.) grown in net pens and recirculating aquaculture systems. Submitted

Neves, K., and McIntosh, D. The Influence of Two Feed Attractants on Palatability and Subsequent Growth of Juvenile Wild-Caught Weakfish (Cynoscion regalis). Submitted