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Linas Kenter

Aquaculture and Fisheries Research Scientist
Office: Biological Sciences, Rudman Hall, Durham, NH 03824

My primary research interest is focused on fish biology with a specialization in applications to land-based aquaculture. I enjoy integrating a broad spectrum of approaches including modern genetic techniques, molecular methods, extensions/outreach, field work, and fish culture skills to answer questions in aquaculture or fisheries science. I earned my PhD in 2019 at UNH focused on striped bass and continue promoting them as a priority candidate for the U.S. aquaculture industry through various research projects and extension efforts. I have been fortunate to remain at UNH working in the broader field of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture where among many different research projects, I am striving to expand the current curriculum offerings to students and working professionals interested in sharing our passion for seafood production.

Selected Publications

  • Kenter, L. W., Skillings, C. M., & Berlinsky, D. L. (2022). Effects of Feeding Strategies on Growth Performance of F-1 Gulf Coast Striped Bass Strains in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems. NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE. doi:10.1002/naaq.10255

  • Kenter, L. W., & Berlinsky, D. L. (2022). Thermal Tolerance and Temperature-Dependent Feeding Behavior of F1 Gulf and Atlantic Coast Striped Bass Strains. NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE, 84(2), 261-266. doi:10.1002/naaq.10238

  • Kenter, L. W., Breton, T. S., & Berlinsky, D. L. (2021). Comparing stress responses of F1 and domesticated striped bass (Morone saxatilis) following a repeated acute stressor. AQUACULTURE RESEARCH, 52(10), 4786-4798. doi:10.1111/are.15312

  • Andersen, L. K., Abernathy, J., Berlinsky, D. L., Bolton, G., Booker, M. M., Borski, R. J., . . . StriperHub. (2021). The status of striped bass, Morone saxatilis, as a commercially ready species for US marine aquaculture. JOURNAL OF THE WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY, 52(3), 710-730. doi:10.1111/jwas.12812

  • Andersen, L. K., Clark, R. W., Hopper, M. S., Hodson, R. G., Schilling, J., Daniels, H. V., . . . Reading, B. J. (2021). Methods of domestic striped bass (Morone saxatilis) spawning that do not require the use of any hormone induction. AQUACULTURE, 533. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.736025

  • Andersen, L. K., Clark, R. W., McGinty, A. S., Hopper, M. S., Kenter, L. W., Salger, S. A., . . . Reading, B. J. (2021). Volitional tank spawning of domestic striped bass (Morone saxatilis) using human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and gonadotropin releasing hormone analogue (GnRHa)- induced 'pace-setting' females. AQUACULTURE, 532. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735967

  • Kenter, L. W., Kovach, A. I., Wojtusik, K. J., Reading, B. J., & Berlinsky, D. L. (2020). Paternal Strain Effects on Growth and Body Shape in Hybrid Striped Bass (White Bass female x Striped Bass male). NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE, 82(4), 405-413. doi:10.1002/naaq.10162

  • Breton, T. S., Kenter, L. W., Greenlaw, K., Montgomery, J., Goetz, G. W., Berlinsky, D. L., & Luckenbach, J. A. (2019). Initiation of sex change and gonadal gene expression in black sea bass (Centropristis striata) exposed to exemestane, an aromatase inhibitor. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 228, 51-61. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2018.10.024

  • Miller, K. A., Kenter, L. W., Breton, T. S., & Berlinsky, D. L. (2019). The effects of stress, cortisol administration and cortisol inhibition on black sea bass (Centropristis striata) sex differentiation. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 227, 154-160. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2018.10.009

  • Kenter, L. W., Gunn, M. A., & Berlinsky, D. L. (2019). Transport Stress Mitigation and the Effects of Preanesthesia on Striped Bass. NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE, 81(1), 67-73. doi:10.1002/naaq.10072

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