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Robinson Takes on Hatchery Manager Duties

Photo: Elizabeth RobinsonElizabeth Robinson has joined Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) as the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery operations manager in Grand Isle.

As the operations manager, Robinson will administer hatchery activities; monitor personnel, facility equipment, system repairs and routine maintenance; develop research projects; and support outreach and extension activities for the LSG Oyster Research Laboratory.

Robinson earned her bachelor’s degree from Centenary College of Louisiana, master’s degree from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, and Ph.D. in oceanography and coastal sciences from Louisiana State University.

Her doctoral research examined the impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on mollusk and crustacean populations, behavior and predator-prey interactions. After completion of her Ph.D., she completed a science policy fellowship with the National Academies of Science Gulf Research Program before returning to LSU as a postdoctoral researcher. Her postdoctoral research examined the transmission of a virus (CsRV1) in soft shell blue crab aquaculture systems. She also created several extension tools to help people interested in conducting soft shell crab aquaculture.

“I am excited to continue my work in aquaculture production and research. I look forward to providing extension services to people interested in growing oysters, producing larvae and operating seed nursery systems. I hope to keep up to date on hatchery trends and developments for the continued improvement of the Oyster Research Lab and hatchery facility.” said Robinson.