Ken R. Thompson, M.S., Aquaculture Research Co-Investigator, has researched
nutrition, production and outreach extension projects of numerous aquatic species such as hybrid striped bass, Nile tilapia, paddlefish, Australian red claw crayfish, and marine
white shrimp using experimental ponds, reservoirs, outdoor cages, and/or indoor recirculating tank systems since 1993.
Ken served as a Fish Culturist
Assistant and Research Assistant with Dr. Steve Mims in all facets of paddlefish and sturgeon research in his first five years at ARC. He also was privileged to participate in a 7-month Aquaculture Internship at Walt Disney World EPCOT center in Lake Buena Vista, Florida while an undergraduate student.
Ken has worked with Dr. Carl Webster since January 1999 in all aspects of fish and crustacean research and outreach aquaculture extension projects. The aquatic species investigated has actual or potential economic importance to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States.
Ken received his Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Aquaculture/ Aquatic Science in 2002 and a B.S. degree in Biology with a minor in Aquaculture/Aquatic Science in 1997 at Kentucky State University. Ken was the first student to receive the Aquaculture Master’s and Minor in Aquaculture/Aquatic Science at Kentucky State University.
Ken R. Thompson, M.S.
Co investigator – red claw crayfish & hybrid striped bass
Aquaculture Research Center
103 Athletic Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601