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Dr. Richard Langan

Director of Ocean and Coastal Technology Programs and a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of New Hampshire.

Education:
He received a Ph.D. at the University of New Hampshire. Prior to his tenure at the University, he was a commercial fisherman and the owner and operator of seafood and shellfish aquaculture businesses.

Research:
Programs under his direction focus on the development of tools and technologies for clean water and healthy coastal habitats and user driven science to address coastal environmental problems. He also directs the Atlantic Marine Aquaculture Center, which develops environmentally sound practices and advanced technology for raising native finfish and shellfish in open ocean and nearshore environments. In addition to his administrative duties, he conducts research in molluscan shellfish aquaculture and restoration and in the development and assessment of marine and estuarine water and habitat quality monitoring programs.

Selected Publications:
Langan, R. 2012. Ocean cage culture. Chapter 7 In Aquaculture Production Systems. (Ed. J. H. Tidwell). Wiley-Blackwell. Oxford, U.K. In press.

Langan, R. 2012. Mussel Culture: Innovations in Deep Water. In: Sustainability science in aquaculture. Costa-Pierce, B.A. and G.G. Page (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. Springer Science, N.Y. In Press.

Lindell, S. and R. Langan. 2011. Offshore Mussel Farming Workshop: A Summary. Journal of Shellfish Research. Vol. 30, No. 2. August 2011.pp. 450.

Riley, C. K. Matso, D. Leonard, J. Stadler, D. Trueblood, R. Langan. 2011. A case study: How research funding organizations can increase the application of science to decision making. Coastal Management. Vol. 39, Issue 3, 2011. pp 336-350.

Langan, R. 2010. Technology Needs for Improved Operational Efficiency of Open Ocean Cage Culture. Marine Technology Society Journal, Vol. 44 No 3, pp 47-55.

Cheney, D., Langan, R., Heasman, K., Friedman, B. and Davis, J. 2010. Shellfish and shellfish culture in the open ocean: the shellfish farming industry, lessons learned for offshore expansion. Marine Technology Society Journal. Vol. 44 No 3, pp 55-68.

Lindell, S, G. Matronas, M. Marchetti, R. Karney, B. Silkes, J. Murt, K. Maloney, J. Simmons, A. Gale, T. Broderick, R. Langan. 2010. Results of pilot commercial-scale offshore mussel farming in Southern New England. Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2010. pp 538.

Langan, R. 2009. Opportunities and Challenges for Offshore Farming. Chapter 29 In: New technologies in aquaculture: Improving production efficiency, quality and environmental management. G. Burnell and G. Allen, eds. Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 978-1-84569-384-8, pp 895-913.

Fredheim, A. and R. Langan. 2009. Advances in technology for offshore and open ocean aquaculture. Chapter 30 In: New technologies in aquaculture: Improving production efficiency, quality and environmental management. G. Burnell and G. Allen, eds. Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 978-1-84569-384-8, pp 914-944.

Langan, R. and M. Couturier. 2009. Offshore and Recirculating Technologies. Chapter 24 In: Fish Species Selection For Intensive Aquaculture Diversification. Le Francois, N., M. Jobling, C. Carter and P. Blier, eds. CABI publications, Wallingford, UK, ISBN 978-1-84593-571-9, p 533-545.

Langan, R. and D. Leonard. 2009. Research on Biodiversity and Ecosystems: Case Study 1. The Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology. In: The Sustainable Learning Community: One University's Journey to the Future. J. Aber, T. Kelly and B. Mallory, eds. University Press of New England (UPNE). ISBN 978-58465-771-2.

Langan, R. and D. Leonard. 2009. Research on Biodiversity and Ecosystems: Case Study 2. Atlantic Marine Aquaculture Center. In: The Sustainable Learning Community: One University's Journey to the Future. J. Aber, T. Kelly and B. Mallory, eds. University Press of New England (UPNE). ISBN 978-58465-771-2.

Langan, R. 2008. Farming the Sea: the Revolution in Aquaculture. In: Food Security in a Global Economy: Veterinary Medicine and Public Health. A. Kelley and G. Smith eds. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4112, pp. 84-92

Langan, R. 2008. The Role of Marine Aquaculture in Meeting the Future Demand for Animal Protein. Journal of Foodservice, Vol 19, pp. 227–233

Chambers, M.D., R. Langan, W. Howell, B. Celikkol, K., W. Watson, R. Barnaby, J. DeCew and C. Rillihan. 2007. Recent Developments at the University of New Hampshire Open Ocean Aquaculture Site. Bull. Aquacul. Assoc. Canada 105-3. pp 233-245.

Langan, R. 2007. Results of Environmental Monitoring at an Experimental Offshore farm in the Gulf of Maine: Environmental Conditions After Seven Years of Multi-species Farming. In: Open Ocean Aquaculture- Moving Forward, C.S. Lee and P.J. O'Bryen eds. Oceanic Institute 2007, pp 57-60.

Celikkol, B. and R. Langan. 2007. Open-Ocean Aquaculture Engineering. Sea Technology, Vol. 48, No.8, August 2007, pp.23-28.

Langan, R., D. Keeley, K. Leyden, G. Matlock, and C. Yarish. 2006.The Role of Aquaculture in Integrated Coastal Management: Guiding Principles for Ecosystem Based Approach to Implementation. In: Aquaculture and Ecosystems: An Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management Approach. McVey, J.P., Lee, C-S, and O'Bryen, P.J. eds. World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, LA, pp. 203-207.

Langan, R., R.I.E. Newell, J. McVey, C. Newell, John Sowles, J.E. J. Rensel, and C. Yarish. 2006. Chapter 6. U.S. Country Scenario for Marine Aquaculture Development: an Ecosystem-based Approach. In: Aquaculture and Ecosystems: An Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management Approach. McVey, J.P., Lee, C-S, and O'Bryen, P.J. eds. World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, LA, pp. 109-141.

Langan, R. 2004. Balancing Marine Aquaculture Inputs and Extraction: Combined Culture of Finfish and Bivalve Molluscs in the Open Ocean. Bulletin of the Fisheries Research Agency of Japan. Supplement No.1, 51-58, 2004

Langan, R. and C.F. Horton. 2003 Design, Operation and Economics of Submerged Longline Mussel Culture in the Open Ocean. Bulletin of the Aquaculture Association of Canada. Vol. 103-3, December 2003, pp. 11-20.

Grizzle, R., L.G. Ward, R.Langan, G. Schnaittacher, J. Dijkstra, and J.R. Adams. 2003. Environmental Monitoring at an Open Ocean Aquaculture Site in the Gulf of Maine: Results for 1997-2000, pp 105-119.. In: Open Ocean Aquaculture: From Research to Commercial Reality. C.J. Bridger and B.A. Costa-Pierce, eds. World Aquaculture Society Publication, Baton Rouge Louisiana, United States.

Chambers,M.D., W.H. Howell, R. Langan, B. Celikkol, and DW Fredricksson, 2003. Status of Open Ocean Aquaculture in New Hampshire, pp. 233-245. In: Open Ocean Aquaculture: From Research to Commercial Reality. C.J. Bridger and B.A. Costa-Pierce, eds. World Aquaculture Society Publication, Baton Rouge Louisiana, United States.

Langan, R. and C. Horton. 2002. Submerged Longline Culture of Blue Mussels in Exposed Oceanic Environments: Design, Operation and Production Strategies. Bulletin of the Aquaculture Association of Canada 102-3 (2002). pp 96.

Langan, R., W.H. Howell, M. Chambers, B. Celikkol and R. Barnaby. 2002. The University of New Hampshire Open Ocean Aquaculture Demonstration Project. Abs. In:Proceedings of the World Aquaculture Society Aquaculture America 2002. p. 172.

Langan, R. 2002. Submerged Longline Culture of Mussels (Mytilis edulis) and Sea Scallops (Placopecten magellanicus ) in Exposed Oceanic Environments. Abs. In: the Proceedings of the World Aquaculture Society Aquaculture America 2002. p. 173.

Langan, R. 2001. Advances in Submerged Longline Culture of Blue Mussels Mytilis edulis in the Open Ocean. Abs. In the Proceedings of the Open Ocean Aquaculture IV, St Andrews, NB, CA. June 2001. pp. 73-74

Langan, R. 2000. Submerged longline culture of blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) at an open ocean site in the Gulf of Maine. Journal of Shellfish Research. Volume 19, No. p 575.

Langan, R. 2000. Overview of the University of New Hampshire Open Ocean Aquaculture Demonstration Project. Abs. In the Proceedings of Aquaculture America 2000 Conference. February 2000. P 187.

Langan, R. 2000. Submerged Longline Culture of Blue Mussels (Mytilis edulis) in the Open Ocean. Abs. In the Proceedings of Aquaculture America 2000 Conference. February 2000. P 187.

Langan, R. 2000. Shellfish Habitat Restoration Strategies for New Hampshire's Estuaries. Final Report Submitted to the New Hampshire Estuaries Project . USEPA/NHEP. Jan. 2000. 16 pp.

Langan, R. 1999. The Transition from Capture Fisheries to Oyster Farming: Results of a Fishing Industry Grants Project. Journal of Shellfish Research. Vol 16. No. 1.

Langan, R. 1998. The effects of dredge harvesting on eastern oysters and the associated benthic community. In: The Effects of Fishing Gear on the Seafloor. E. Dorsey and J. Pederson, eds. Conservation Law Foundation and MIT Sea Grant Publication, 1998

Langan, R., S. Kuenstner, G.J. Parsons, S.E. Shumway, and M. Siminitsch. 1997. Sea scallop enhancement and culture in New England. Journal of Shellfish Research. Vol 16. No. 1.

Langan, R., D. Gress, I. Walker, P. Flanigan, J. Drake and J. Sheehy. 1997. Remote setting of the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) on natural and artificial cultch. Journal of Shellfish Research. Vol 16. No. 1.

Barber, B.J., R. Langan and T. Howell. 1997. Haplosporidium nelsoni (MSX) Epizootic in the Piscataqua River Estuary (Maine/New Hampshire, USA). J. Parisitol. 83 (1), 1997 p 148-150.

Langan R., S.H. Jones, G.E. Frick, D.E. Morris and J.J. Whitten. 1994. Potential for an aquaculture-based oyster fishery in New Hampshire. Journal of Shellfish Research., Vol 13 No. 1. 315-316. 1994.

Grizzle, R.E., R. Langan and W.H. Howell. 1994. Growth responses of Mytilis edulis to changes in water flow: A test of the "inhalant pumping speed" hypothesis. Journal of Shellfish Research., Vol 13, No. 1. p. 289. 1994.

Grizzle, R.E., R. Langan and W.H. Howell. 1992. Growth Responses of suspension-feeding bivalves to changes in water flow: differences between siphonate and nonsiphonate taxa. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 162 (1992) 213-228.