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D. Allen Davis, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1990
M.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1986
B.S., Biology and Chemistry, Northern Arizona University, 1983

D. Allen Davis is an Aquatic Animal Nutritionist holding the position of Alumni Professor with the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences. Throughout his career he has dedicated his research and teaching efforts to improve technologies for the culture of marine (e.g. Florida pompano, red drum, red snapper, and white shrimp) and freshwater (e.g. catfish and tilapia) species for stock enhancement and aquaculture. His primary activities have emphasized, graduate student education, the development and improvement of commercial feeds and feed management strategies, as well as providing continuing education opportunities to the industry. Over his career he has co-authored over 134 journal articles, 10 book chapters and has contributed to over 59 articles and symposium proceedings. He serves as associate editor for The Journal of the World Aquaculture Society and is on the Editorial Board for Aquaculture Nutrition.

Selected Publications:

Salze, G. P. and D. A. Davis. 2015. Taurine: A critical nutrient for future fish feeds. Aquaculture. 437: 215–229

Jirsa, D., D. A. Davis, G. P. Salze, M. Drawbridge, and M. Rhodes. 2014. Taurine requirement for juvenile white seabass (Atractoscion nobilis) fed soy-based diets. Aquaculture. 422-423:36-41.

Jirsa, D., D. A. Davis, F. T. Barrows, L. A. Roy, and M. Drawbridge. 2013 Response of white seabass to practical diets with varying levels of protein. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 76:24-27.

Jirsa, D., G. P. Salze, F. T. Barrows, D. A. Davis and M Drawbridge. 2013. First-limiting amino acids in Soybean-based diets for white seabass Atractoscion nobilis. Aquaculture. 414-415: 167-172.

Hastey, R., R. Phelps, D. A. Davis and K. Cummins. 2013. Augmentation of free amino acids in eggs of red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, as part of induced spawning protocol. Aquaculture Research. 2013: 1-8. DOI10.111/area.12184.

Sookying, D., D. A. Davis and F. S. D. Silva. 2013. A review of the development and application of soybean based diets for Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. Aquaculture Nutrition. 19:441-448.

Zhu X, Davis DA, Samocha TM, Lazo JP, Roy LA. 2013. Response of the Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) to three sources of solvent extracted soybean meal. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 44 (3):396-404.

Hu B, L. A. Roy, D. A. Davis. 2013. Correlations of xanthophylls in catfish fillets, plankton, shad and snails in catfish production ponds in west Alabama. Aquaculture. 402-403:46-49.

Perez-Velazquez, M., D. A. Davis, X. Zhu, M. L. González-Félix, L. A. Roy 2013. Studies of the thermal and haline influences on growth and survival of penaeid shrimp. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 44 (2): 229-238.