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Department of Animal & Veterinary Science

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 213
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330

Phone: 208-885-6345

Fax: 208-885-6420

Email: avs@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/avs

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Mailing Address:
16 Hot Springs Ranch Road
Carmen, ID 83462

Phone: 208-756-2749

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/nmcreec

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Ronald Hardy

Ronald Hardy

Director, Aquaculture Research Institute and Professor

Office

Aquaculture Research Institute

Phone

208-885-1078

Mailing Address

Aquaculture Research Institute
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2260
Moscow, ID 83844-2260

Hardy is an expert in animal nutrition, specifically fish nutrition and serves as the director of the Aquaculture Research Institute. He oversees the activities of 40 scientists and staff, with most supported by research grants, for which he is responsible.

Ph.D., University of Washington
M.S., Washington State University
B.S., University of Washington

  • Fish nutritional requirements
  • Sustainable feeds for aquaculture
  • Metabolic and physiological effects of alternative feed ingredients effects of diet on immune function
  • Development of low-pollution feeds

  • Halver, J.E. and Hardy, R.W. 2002. Fish Nutrition, 3rd Edition, J.E. Halver and R.W. Hardy (editors).  Academic Press Inc., New York, NY.
  • Hardy, R.W., Gatlin, D.M., Bureau, D.P., D’Abramo, L.R., Davis, D.A., Halver, J.E., Krogdahl, A., Medale, F., & Shiau, S-K. 2011. Nutrient Requirements of Fish and Shrimp, National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 376 pp.
  • Hardy, R.W. 2012.  The Nutritional Pathology of Teleosts.  In:  Fish Pathology, Fourth Edition, R.J. Roberts (editor).  W.B.Saunders, London.  Pp. 402-424.
  • Hardy, R.W., Moller, G and Oram, L. 2010. Effects of dietary selenomethionine on cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki bouvieri) growth and reproductive performance over a life-cycle. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 58: 237-245.
  • Hardy, R.W. 2010. Utilization of plant proteins in fish diets: effects of global demand and supplies of fishmeal. Aquaculture Research 41, 770-776.
  • Lee, K-J., Powell, M. S., Barrows, F.T., Smiley, S., Bechtel, P. & Hardy, R.W. Evaluation of supplemental fish bone meal made from Alaska seafood processing byproducts and dicalcium phosphate in plant protein based diets for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture 302: 248-255. 
  • Powell, M.S., Hardy, R.W., Flagg, T.A. & Kline, P.A. 2010. Proximate composition and fatty acid differences in hatchery-reared and wild Snake River sockeye salmon overwintering in nursery lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 39, 530-537.
  • Benner, M.J., Drew, R.E., Hardy, R.W. & Robison, B.D. 2010. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) vary by strain and sex in their behavioral and transcriptional responses to selenium supplementation.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Part A, 157: 310-318. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2010.07.016
  • Stone, D.A.J., Oliveira, A.C.M., Plante, S., Smiley, S., Bechtel, P. & Hardy, R.W.  (2010) Enhancing highly unsaturated w-3 fatty acids in phase-fed rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) using Alaskan fish oils. Aquaculture Nutrition (published on-line 14, Sep 2010, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2095.2010.00790.x)
  • Stone, D.A.J., Oliveira, A.C.M., Ross, C.F., Plante, S., Smiley, S., Bechtel, P. & Hardy, R.W.  (2010) The effects of phase-feeding rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) with canola oil and Alaskan pollock oil on fillet fatty acid composition and sensory attributes. Aquaculture Nutrition 17: e521-e529.
  • Sealey, W.M., Hardy, R.W., Barrows, F.T., Pan, Q. & Stone, D.A.J. (2011) Evaluation of 100% fish meal substitutes with chicken concentrate, poultry protein by-product blend, and chicken and egg concentrate on growth and disease resistance of juvenile rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss fed plant-based diets. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 42: 46-55.
  • Tlusty, M.F., Hardy, R. and Cross, S.F. 2011. Limiting size of fish fillets at the center of the plate improves the sustainability of aquaculture production. Sustainability 3:957-964.
  • Torrissen, O., Olson, R.E., Toresen, R., Hemre, G.I., Tacon, A.G.J., Asche, F., Hardy, R.W. and Lall, S. 2011. Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar): The “super-chicken” of the sea? Reviews in Fisheries Science, 19:3, 257-278.
  • Hernandez, C., Olvera-Novoa, M.A., Smith, D.A., Hardy, R.W. and Gonzalez-Rodriguez, B. 2011. Enhancement of shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei diets based on terrestrial protein sources via the inclusion of tuna by-product protein hydrolysates. Aquaculture 317, 117-123.
  • Snyder, G.S. Gaylord, T.G., Overturf, K., Barrows, F.T., Overturf, K., Cain, K.D., Hill, R. A., Hardy, R.W. 2012. Effects of carnosine supplementation to an all-plant protein diet for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture, 338-341: 72-81.
  • Wacyk, J., Powell, M., Rodnick, K., Overturf, K., Hill, R.A. and Hardy, R.W. 2012. Dietary protein source significantly alters growth performance, plasma variables and hepatic gene expression in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed amino acid balanced diets. Aquaculture 356-357, 223-234.
  • Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R., Barrows, F.T. and Hardy, R.W. 2012. Replacing fishmeal with blends of alternative proteins on growth performance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and early or late stage juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Aquaculture 334-337, 110-116.
  • Overturf, K., Barrows, F.T. and Hardy, R.W. 2013. Effect and interaction of rainbow trout strain (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and diet type on growth and nutrient retention. Aquaculture Research 44, 604-611.
  • Narum S.R., Campbell N.R., Meyer K.A., Miller M.R., Hardy R.W. 2013. Thermal adaptation and acclimation of ectotherms from differing aquatic climates. Molecular Ecology 22(11), 3090-3097.
  • Santin, A.E., Searle, A.J., Winston, V.D., Powell, M.S., Hardy, R.W. and Rodnick, K.J. 2013. Glycated hemoglobin is not an accurate indicator of glycemia in rainbow trout. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 165(3), 343-352.
  • Benner, M.J., Settles, M.L., Murdoch, G.K., Hardy, R.W. and Robison, B.D.  2013. Sex specific transcriptional responses of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) brain selenoproteome to sodium selenite supplementation over a short time interval. Physiological Genomics 45(15), 653-666.
  • Sealey, W.M., Barrows, F.T., Smith, C.E., Wacyk, J.M., Powell, M.S., Hardy, R.W. and Shelden, E.A. 2013. Heat shock protein regulation in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, is altered by dietary soybean meal inclusion and anti-phopholipase A2 antibody. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 44, 655-668.
  • Hernandez, C., Sanchez-Gutierrez, Y., Hardy, R.W., Benitez-Hernandez, A., Dominguez-Jimenez, D., Gonzalez-Rodreguez, B., Osuna-Osuna, L. & Tortoledo, O. 2014. The potential of pet-grade poultry by-product meal to replace fish meal in the diet of the juvenile spotted rose snapper Lutjanus guttatus (Steindachner, 1869). Aquaculture Nutrition 20, 623-631.
  • Hernandez, C., Hardy, R.W., Contreras-Rojas, D., Lopez-Molina, B., Gonzalez-Rodriguez, B., Dominguez-Jimenez, P. 2014. Evaluation of tuna by-product meal as a protein source in feeds for juvenile spotted rose snapper Lutjanus guttatus. Aquaculture Nutrition 20, 574-582.
  • Fehringer, T.R., Hardy, R.W. and Cain, K.D. 2014. Dietary inclusion of salmon testes meal from Alaskan seafood processing byproducts: Effects on growth and immune function on rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum). Aquaculture 433, 34-39.
  • Jirsa, D., Barrows, F.T., Hardy, R.W. and Drawbridge, M. 2014. Alternative protein blends as a replacement for fish meal in diets for white seabass, Atractoscion nobilis. Aquaculture Nutrition DOI: 10.1111/anu.12212.
  • Hernandez, C., Hardy, R.W., Gonzalez-Santos, A., Gonzalez-Rodriguez, B., Valverde-Romero, M. & Dominguez-Jimenez, P. 2015. Growth performance, feed utilization, digestibility and hematological responses of juvenile spotted rose snapper Lutjanus guttatus fed diets containing animal protein sources.  Aquaculture Nutrition in press.
  • Overturf, K., Barrows, F.T., Hardy, R.W. Brezas, A. and Dumas, A. 2016. Energy composition of diet affects muscle fiber recruitment, body composition and growth trajectory in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture 457 :1-14.
  • Thornton, E., Hardy, R.W. and Quinn, T.P. (2015) Experimental determination of the limits of using stable isotopes to distinguish steelhead and rainbow trout offspring. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 35:4, 810-817.
  • Hernandez, C., Hardy, R.W., Marquez-Martinez, D.G., Dominguez-Jimenez, D. & Gonzalez-Rodriguez, B. 2015. Evaluation of apparent digestibility coefficients of individual feed ingredients in spotted rose snapper Lutjanus guttatus (Steindachner, 1869). Aquaculture Nutrition 21, 835-842.
  • Pena, E., Hernandez, C., Alvarez-Gonzalez, Ibarra-Castro, L., Puello-Cruz, A. & Hardy, R.W. 2015. Comparative characterization of protease activity in cultured spotted rose snapper juveniles (Lutjanus guttatus). Lat. Amer. J. Aquatic Res. DIO: 10.3856/vol 43.
  • Villasante, A., Patro, B., Chew, B., Brezas, A., Becerra, M., Wacyk, J., Overturf, K., Powell, M., & Hardy, R. 2015. Dietary intake of purple corn extract reduces adiposity and improves antioxidant capacity and n-3 PUFA profile in plasma of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Journal of World Aquaculture 46:381-394.
  • Hardy, R.W. and Rogers, H. 2015. Biography – Professor Ronald John Roberts. Journal of Fish Diseases, dio:10.1111/jfd.12391.
  • Overturf, K., Barrows, F.T., Hardy, R.W. Brezas, A. and Dumas, A. 2016. Energy composition of diet affects muscle fiber recruitment, body composition and growth trajectory in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture 457: 1-14.
  • Villasante, A., Powell, M.S., Moutou, K.A., Murdoch, G.K., Overturf, K., Wacyk, J. & Hardy, R. 2016. Effects of anthocyancyanidins in myogenic differentiation and antioxidant defense in primary myogenic cells isolated from rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture 454: 81-89.
  • Villasante, A., Powell, M.S., Murdoch, G.K., Overturf, K., Cain, K., Wacyk, J. & Hardy, R. 2016. Effects of anthocyancyanidins in myogenic differentiation in induced and non-induced primary myoblasts from rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 196-197: 102-108.
  • Small, B.C., Hardy, R.W. and Tucker, C.S. 2016.  Enhancing fish performance in Aquaculture. Animal Frontiers, American Society of Animal Science 6(4): 42-49. (https://academic.oup.com/af/article/6/4/42/4638815).
  • Hernandez, C., Pena, E., Alvarez-Gonzalez, C.A., Ibarra-Castro, L., Puello-Cruz, A. & Hardy, R.W. 2017. Comparative characterization of proteases in cultured spotted rose snapper juveniles (Lutjanus guttatus). Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 43, 641-650.
  • Abernathy, J., Brezas, A., Snekvik, K.R., Hardy, R.W. and Overturf, K.  2017. Integrative functional analyses using rainbow trout selected for tolerance to plant diets reveal nutrigenomic signatures for soy utilization without the concurrence of enteritis. PlosOne, 12 (7). E0180972
  • Powell, M.S., Hardy, R.W., Hutson, A.M., Toya, L.A., & Tave, D. 2017. Comparison of body composition and fatty acid profiles between wild and cultured Rio Grande slivery minnows. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, 8, 487-496.
  • Hardy, R.W., Patro, B., Pujol-Baxley, C., Marx, C.J & Feinberg, L. 2018. Partial replacement of soybean meal with Methylobacterium extorquens single-cell protein in feeds for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum). Aquaculture Research (https://doi.org/10.1111/are.13678).

  • Honorary Lifetime Membership, World Aquaculture Society, 2017
  • Distinguished Professor, University of Idaho, 2018

Contacts

Department of Animal & Veterinary Science

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 213
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330

Phone: 208-885-6345

Fax: 208-885-6420

Email: avs@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/avs

Directions

Mailing Address:
16 Hot Springs Ranch Road
Carmen, ID 83462

Phone: 208-756-2749

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/nmcreec

Directions