Dr. Robert C Summerfelt

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Research

I have had diverse research interests in fish biology (telemetry, age and growth, physiology, diet, reproductive biology, parasites), aquaculture, aquatic toxicology, water quality, aquacultural effluents, but the focus in the past 30 years has been culture of walleye.  

Reviews on Culture of Walleye:

Summerfelt, R. C., and J. A. Johnson.  2015.  Intensive culture of Walleye from egg incubation to juvenile.  Pages 313-335 in P. Kestemont, K. Dabrowski, and R. C. Summerfelt, editors.  Biology and culture of percid fishes: principles and practices.  Springer, New York.

Johnson, J. A., and R. C. Summerfelt.   2015.  Intensive culture methods of Walleye during ongrowing.  Pages 437-468 in P. Kestemont, K. Dabrowski, and R. C. Summerfelt, editors.  Biology and culture of percid fishes: principles and practices.  Springer, New York.

Summerfelt, R. C.  2013.  Gas bladder inflation in larval fish aquaculture. Pages 125-142 in J. G. Qin, editor. Larval fish aquaculture.  Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY.

Summerfelt, R. C., J. A. Johnson, and C.P. Clouse.  2011.  Culture of walleye, sauger, and hybrid walleye.  Pages 451-570 in Bruce Barton, editor.  Biology, management, and culture of walleye, sauger, and hybrid walleye.  American Fisheries Society Special Publication, Bethesda, MD.

Summerfelt, R. C., and J. A. Johnson.  2011.  Cultural technology of walleye: fingerlings to food fish. Pages 23-26 in Proceedings Freshwater Aquaculture Symposium — Aquaculture Canada 2011 Conference.  Aquaculture Association of Canada Special Publication No. 20.

Summerfelt, R. C. 2006. Intensive culture of walleye. Pages 173-182 in Proceedings of the Canadian Freshwater Aquaculture Symposium - Aquaculture Canada 2004. Aquaculture Association of Canada Special Publication No. 11.

Summerfelt, R. C. 2005. The culture of walleye Sander vitreus (Mitchill 1818). Pages 373-412 in A. Kelly and J. Silverstein, editors. Aquaculture in the 21st Century: Manual of Fish Culture III. American Fisheries Society Symposium 46, Bethesda, MD.

Summerfelt, R. C. 2000. Walleye. Pages 970-985 in R. R. Stickney, editor. Encyclopedia of aquaculture, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.

Journal Articles Walleye, Parasitology and Toxicology, 2003-2016

Davidson, J., R. Summerfelt, F. Barrows, B. Gottsacker, C. Good, G, Fischer, and S. Summerfelt. 2016.  Walleye Sander vitreus performance, water quality, and waste production in replicated recirculation aquaculture systems when feeding a low phosphorus diet without fishmeal versus a traditional fishmeal-based diet. Aquacultural Engineering 75(2016):1-13.

Harder, T. M., G. G. Gotsch, and R. C. Summerfelt.  2014.  Growth response of juvenile Walleyes after cold banking.  North American Journal of Aquaculture 76:255-260.

Harder, T. M., G. G. Gotsch, and R. C. Summerfelt.  2013.  Survival and condition of cold-banked juvenile Walleye.  North American Journal of Aquaculture 75:512-516.

Harder, T. M., G. G. Cotsch, and R.C. Summerfelt.  2012.  Effect of photoperiod on growth and feed efficiency of fingerling walleye.  North American Journal of Aquaculture 74:547-  552.

Clayton, R.D., and R.C. Summerfelt.  2011.  A standpipe screen design to prevent fry loss during tank cleaning.  North American Journal of Aquaculture 73:1-3.

Summerfelt, R., and A. Goodwin. 2010. Ovipleistophoriasis: A microsporidian disease of the golden shiner ovary.  Chapter 3.4 in Fish Health Section FHS blue book: Suggested procedures for the detection and identification of certain finfish and shellfish pathogens, 2010 edition. American Fisheries Society-Fish Health Section, Bethesda, Maryland.

Clayton, R.D., and R.C. Summerfelt.  2010.  Gas bladder inflation in walleye fry cultured in turbid water with and without a surface spray.  North American Journal of Aquaculture 72:338-342.

Summerfelt, R.C., R.D. Clayton, J.A. Johnson, and R.E. Kinnunen.  2010.  Production of walleye as a food fish.  North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, Fact Sheet No. 116.

Clayton, C., J. E. Morris, and R. C. Summerfelt.  2009.  Effects of duration of turbidity during 28- d walleye fry Sander vitreus culture period. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 71:173-176.

Johnson, J. A., R. C. Summerfelt, and R. D. Clayton.  2008. Evaluation of replacement feeds for Fry Feed Kyowa for larval walleyes. North American Journal of Aquaculture 70:445–451.

Clayton, C., J. E. Morris, and R. C. Summerfelt.  2008.  Comparison of soy and fish oils in practical diets for fingerling walleyes.  North American Journal of Aquaculture 70:171-174.

Summerfelt, R. C., and C. R. Penne.  2007.  Nutrient retention by fish in a multispecies recirculation aquaculture facility.  International Journal of Recirculating Aquaculture 8: 43-64.

Summerfelt, R. C., and R. D. Clayton. 2007. Evaluation of open-formula grower diets for juvenile walleye. North American Journal of Aquaculture 69:53-58.

Summerfelt, R. C., and C. R. Penne. 2007. Septic tank treatment of the effluent from a recycle aquaculture system. North American Journal of Aquaculture 69:59-68.

Summerfelt, R. C. 2006. Intensive culture of walleye. Pages 173-182 in Proceedings of the Canadian Freshwater Aquaculture Symposium - Aquaculture Canada 2004. Aquaculture Association of Canada Special Publication No. 11.

Summerfelt, R. C. 2005. The culture of walleye Sander vitreus (Mitchill 1818). Pages 373-412 in A. Kelly and J. Silverstein, editors. Aquaculture in the 21st Century: Manual of Fish Culture III. American Fisheries Society Symposium 46, Bethesda, MD.

Summerfelt, R. C., and C. R. Penne. 2005. Solids removal in a recirculating aquaculture system where the majority of flow bypasses the microscreen filter. Aquacultural Engineering 33(3):214-224.

Bringolf, R. B., J. B. Belden, and R. C. Summerfelt. 2004. Effects of atrazine on fathead minnows in a short-term reproductive assay. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 23(4):1019-1025.

Harder, T. M., G. G. Gotsch, D. C. Ferger, and R. C. Summerfelt. 2004. Evaluation of diet supplements to formulated diets for intensive culture of smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieu, fry. Journal of Applied Aquaculture 16(1/2): 137-146.

Summerfelt, R. C., and C. R. Penne. 2004. Evaluation of an external triple standpipe apparatus in a dual-drain, recirculating aquaculture system to reduce the solids load to the drum filter. Pages 322 to 331 in Proceedings Fifth International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture, Roanoke, Virginia, July 22-25, 2004.

Phillips, T. A., R. C. Summerfelt, J. Wu, and D. A. Laird. 2003. Toxicity of chlorpyrifos adsorbed on humic colloids to larval walleye (Stizostedion vitreum). Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 45(2):258-263.

Summerfelt, R. C. and R. D. Clayton, editors. 2003. Proceedings Aquaculture Effluents: Overview of EPA guidelines and standards and BMPs for ponds, raceways, and recycle culture systems. North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing. 131 pp.

Boggs, C. T., and R. C. Summerfelt. 2003. Enhancing gas bladder inflation in larval walleye: comparison of two methods for removing an oily film from the water surface of culture tanks. Pages 19-20 in T. P. Barry and J.A. Malison, editors. Proceedings of Percis III: The Third International Percid Fish Symposium, Madison, Wisconsin, July 20-24, 2003. University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, Madison, WI.

Bringolf, R. B., and R. C. Summerfelt. 2003. Occurrence of ovotestis and plasma vitellogenin in feral male fathead minnows from lagoons of municipal wastewater treatment facilities in central Iowa. Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science 110 (1,2):17-21.

Bringolf, R. B., and R. C. Summerfelt. 2003. Reduction in estrogenic potency of municipal wastewater by aerated lagoon treatment facilities. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22:77-83.

Bristow, B. T., and R. C. Summerfelt. 2003. Variation among stocks of walleye (Sander vitreus): length at hatch, and larval development. Pages 21-22 in T. P. Barry and J.A. Malison, editors. Proceedings of Percis III: The Third International Percid Fish Symposium, Madison, Wisconsin, July 20-24, 2003. University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, Madison, WI.

Phillips, T. A., and R.C. Summerfelt. 2003. An estimate of optimal turbidity to maximize survival and growth rate of larval walleye in intensive culture. Pages 51-52 in T. P. Barry and J.A. Malison, editors. Proceedings of Percis III: The Third International Percid Fish Symposium, Madison, Wisconsin, July 20-24, 2003. University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, Madison, WI.

Books:

Kestemont, P., K. Dabrowski, and R.C. Summerfelt, editors. 2015. Biology and culture of percid fishes - Principals and Practices. Springer, New York.

Summerfeldt, R.C., editor. 1996. Walleye culture manual. North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, Michigan State University, East Lnsing, MIchigan. 416 pp.

Summerfeldt, R.C., and G.E. Hall, editors. 1987. Age and growth of fish. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa. 544 pp.

Area of Expertise: 
Aquaculture
Education: 
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1957
M.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 1959
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1964
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