Dr. Huiping Yang joined the School of Forest Resources & Conservation (SFRC) faculty in July 2014 as an Assistant Professor on Molluscan Shellfish Aquaculture and Restoration. She is housed at the Fisheries and Aquatic Science Program in Gainesville, Florida, and has access to the Marine Laboratory located at Cedar Key, Florida.
Huiping’s research experience covers general aquaculture, germplasm preservation, and cytogenetics of molluscan shellfish. The molluscan shellfish species she has worked on include scallops, oysters, clams, and abalone. Her research projects include triploid-tetraploid production, aneuploid production, gynogenesis, ploidy determination, analysis of meiosis process, germplasm cryopreservation, and self-fertilization inbred line production. She has published 31 peer-reviewed journal papers to cover her research scope and expertise.
For the program development at SFRC, the goal is to conduct research on molluscan shellfish aquaculture production, technologies, applications, and restoration, and to coordinate with the extension team in producing educational resources and demonstrations directly applicable to industry needs. The working scope of this program includes: 1) Selective breeding programs for local aquaculture shellfish species; 2) Cryopreservation of germplasm for aquaculture species for hatchery use and breeding programs; 3) Aquaculture of new native species to diversify the aquaculture industry, and 4) Development of new aquaculture techniques for hatchery, nursery, and grow out to enhance the shellfish industry.
PhD in Aquaculture. Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China. 1997
MS in Aquaculture. Dalian Fisheries University, Dalian, China. 1994
BS in Marine Aquaculture. Dalian Fisheries University, Dalian, China. 1987