In cooperation with the WAS Employment Service

Lauren Jescovitch


Email Address: Lzj0016@auburn.edu
Address: 203 Swingle Hall Auburn University
City: Auburn
State/Providence: Alabama
Zip Code: 36830
Country: USA
Phone Number: 334-844-4078
Date Posted: 11/16/2016

Objective

To obtain a career, or a 1-2 year Post-doc, in Fisheries/Aquaculture.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama Predicted: Spring 2017 (Major Professor: Claude E. Boyd) Master of Science Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 2014 Graduate Certificate College/University Teaching Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 2016 Bachelor of Science Fisheries Biology; Environmental Science Minor in Chemistry Department of Biology, Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pennsylvania 2012

Experience

2014 – Present Graduate Research Assistant E.W. Shell Fisheries Center, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL. • Conduct split-pond aeration and water quality study in Hale County, Alabama • Compare energy comparison of split-ponds, in-pond raceways, and traditional ponds • Collaborate with other research projects for probiotic, phytase study and shrimp feed intensification studies. • Supervise and advise graduate students as their senior • Prepare peer-reviewed publications, proposals, and technical reports • Maintenance and repair of instrumental lab equipment • Train new laboratory personnel • Assist visiting scholars • Analyze water analyses for commercial industries • Manage chemical inventory and waste • Retrieve water samples from west-central Alabama • Draw book and publication illustrations 2012 – 2014 Graduate Research Assistant E.W. Shell Fisheries Center, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL. • Conducted satellite imaging and GIS interpretation to develop a land to water surface area ratio for global pond aquaculture • Maintained and repaired instrumental lab equipment • Participated with colleagues’ research • Prepared peer-reviewed and trade magazine publications 2010 Intern The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute, Shepherdstown, WV. • Conducted a side-wall box aerator pump system’s aeration efficiency, CO2 stripping, and water rotation in a large dual-drain recirculating tank • Record lengths and weights of fish • Administered hydrogen peroxide treatments • Collected water quality parameters • Prepared peer-reviewed publications and presentations

Publications

PUBLICATIONS Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 1. Jescovitch LN, Chaney P, Boyd CE. 2016. A preliminary assessment of land-to-water surface area ratios (LWR) for sustainable land use in aquaculture. Papers in Applied Geography, 2(2): 178-188. DOI: 10.1080/23754931.2015.1115367 In Preparation 2. Boyd CE, Jescovitch LN. Penaeid Shrimp Aquaculture. In G Lovrich & M Thiel (Eds.), The Natural History of the Crustacea: Fisheries and Aquaculture (Vol 9). Oxford University Press USA. 1. Williams MA, CM Thurlow, A Carrias, C Ran, M Newman, J Tweedie, E Allison, LN Jescovitch, AE Wilson, J Terhune, MR Liles. Bacillus amyloliquefaciens AP193 exerts probiotic effects in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and reduces pond phosphorus levels. Trade Magazine Articles 1. Jescovitch LN, Chaney P, Boyd CE. 2014. Land to water surface area ratio in pond aquaculture. World Aquaculture, 45(4): 44-46. Conference Presentations/Posters/Published Abstracts *Indicates Presenter 16. Jescovitch LN*, Ullman C, Rhodes M, Davis DA, Boyd CE. 2017. Water quality among different feed management treatments for Pacific White Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. Annual Meeting of the US Aquaculture Society, San Antonio, Texas. Feb. 19-22. (abstract accepted) 15. Jescovitch LN*, Boyd CE. 2017. Effects of aeration on water quality in waste-treatment sections of split-pond aquaculture, a three-year synopsis. Annual Meeting of the US Aquaculture Society, San Antonio, Texas. Feb. 19-22. (abstract accepted) 14. Rhodes M*, Ullman C, Jescovitch LN, Novriadi R, Chatvijitkul S, Hanson T, Davis DA, Boyd CE. 2016. Effects of different feed management techniques on pond culture of Pacific White Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. Annual Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Chapter of WAS. Lima, Peru. Nov. 29 – Dec. 1. (abstract accepted) 13. Jescovitch LN*, Boyd CE. 2016. Split-pond aquaculture design and effects of waste-zone aeration on water quality. First Annual Graduate Student Agricultural Poster Showcase & Reception. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Oct. 27. (poster) 12. Jescovitch LN*. 2016. Split-pond aquaculture water quality management. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition: Preliminaries. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Oct. 25-26. 11. Jescovitch L*. 2016. Expanding aeration to manage water quality in split-pond aquaculture. This is Research: Student Symposium 2016. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Apr. 13. 10. Jescovitch L*, Boyd CE. 2016. Water quality management in waste-treatment sections of split pond aquaculture. Annual Meeting of the US Aquaculture Society, Las Vegas, Nevada. Feb. 22-26. 9. Jescovitch L*. 2016. Adopting CIRTL to enhance STEM Teaching Practices. Conversations in Celebration of Teaching. Auburn University, Alabama, Jan. 29. (poster) 8. Jescovitch LN*, Chaney P, Boyd CE. 2015. A preliminary assessment of land-to-water surface area ratios (LWR) for sustainable land use in aquaculture. Annual Meeting of Applied Geography and Annual Meeting of the Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers. San Antonio, Texas. Nov. 4-7. 7. Boyd DE*, Jescovitch L*, Hancock E. 2015. Auburn University’s Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program: Supporting the advancement of STEM future faculty. Biennial Meeting of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, College Station, Texas. Apr. 12-14 (poster) 6. Jescovitch LN*, Boyd CE. 2014. Land:water surface area ratio for aquaculture ponds. Graduate Student Council Graduate Scholar’s Forum, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Mar. 4-5. 5. Jescovitch L*, Boyd CE. 2014. Water surface:land area ratio for aquaculture ponds. Annual Meeting of the US Aquaculture Society, Seattle, Washington. Feb. 9-12. 4. Summerfelt S*, Pfeiffer T, Jescovitch L, Metzgar E, Schiro D. 2014. Efficiency of low-lift pumping and aeration processes used to gas balance water at the side of circular tanks. Annual Meeting of the US Aquaculture Society, Seattle, Washington. Feb 9-12. 3. Summerfelt S*, Pfeiffer T, Jescovitch L, Metzgar E, Schiro D. 2013. Processes to improve energy efficiency during low-life pumping and aeration of recirculating water in circular tank systems. 2nd Workshop on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems. DTU Aqua Report No. 267-13, Aalborg, Denmark. Oct 10-11. 2. Jescovitch LN*, Summerfelt S, Soderberg R. 2012. Evaluation of a sidewall-box aerator pump in large dual-drain circular tanks for aquaculture. Annual Meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists. Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, Apr. 13-15. 1. Jescovitch LN*. 2012. Evaluation of a sidewall-box, agitator with water flow rate, addition of DO, removal of CO2, and mass transfer rates. Showcase of student scholarship 2012. Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Apr. 10.

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