Timothy Bowden

Expertise

πŸ¦ͺ Aquaculture, 🌑 Climate change, 🌊 Coastal and marine topics, πŸ” Environmental sciences, 🐟 FishΒ , 🍞 Food security, 🀧 Immune system, 🦠 Pathogens,Β πŸ› Pests and parasites, 🍀 Seafood, πŸ¦€ Shellfish

Bowden studies aquatic animal health. His current research interests focus on viral, bacterial, and parasitic pathogens and their aquatic hosts, how a pathogen invades its host, and how that host and its immune system responds. He also evaluates how changes in an aquatic animal’s environment (season, temperature, salinity, acidity) impact its health. Other interests include development of immune function in aquatic animals, and the impact of biological rhythms (circadian, lunar or seasonal) and aging on animal health. Visit Bowden’s biography to learn more.

A bubble graph demonstrating a 75% research and 25% teaching appointment split.
Bowden balances his time between teaching courses (25%) in aquaculture and studying how to manage pests and parasites for the aquaculture industry (75%).

Appointment details

Bowden’s work is supported by:

  • School of Food and Agriculture at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Experiment Station contributions

  • Current project: Optimizing the Health of Commercially Important Aquaculture Species