C.O.A.S.T Sunday September 7th 2008 Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » TFK Resources » Aquarium Clubs and Events » C.O.A.S.T Sunday September 7th 2008 Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec

C.O.A.S.T Sunday September 7th 2008 Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec

This is a discussion on C.O.A.S.T Sunday September 7th 2008 Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec within the Aquarium Clubs and Events forums, part of the TFK Resources category; ...

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
C.O.A.S.T Sunday September 7th 2008 Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec
Old 08-26-2008, 05:01 PM   #1
 
mgamer20o0's Avatar
 
C.O.A.S.T Sunday September 7th 2008 Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec

http://www.coastfishclub.com/

Sunday, September 7th, 2008 1pm

Our Guest speaker will be Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec

Water Quality for Cichlids



The President of DrTim's Aquatics is Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec who, for 17 years, was the Chief Science Officer of Aquaria Inc., the parent company of Marineland Aquarium Products, Aquarium Systems (Instant Ocean) and Perfecto Manufacturing.

Dr. Hovanec's groundbreaking research on nitrifying bacteria led to him discovering and developing BioSpira®.

Dr. Hovanec regularly speaks to pet store owners, distributors, and hobbyists on a diverse range of topics all with the goal of increasing knowledge exchange which can benefit everyone in the hobby.

After studying limnology at Uppsala University in Sweden, Dr. Hovanec graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Biology.

Dr. Hovanec earned his Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he investigated the phylogenetics of nitrifying bacteria in aquaria and Mono Lake, California. Dr. Hovanec was the first to demonstrate that bacteria of the phylum Nitrospira were the active nitrite-oxidizing bacteria in aquatic systems such as aquaria. His work on nitrifying bacteria has lead to the discovery of many new species of nitrifying bacteria in freshwater and saltwater systems and the granting of several U.S. and foreign patents, with additional patents pending. He has also conducted much research on topics such as ammonia excretion and toxicity in aquatic organisms, bio-filtration systems design, and fish feed formulations.

At Marineland, Dr. Hovanec was in charge of the biology, chemistry and microbial ecology laboratories that comprise Marineland Labs. He was also responsible for overseeing the quality control of such products as Instant Ocean® sea salt and BioSpira® nitrifying bacteria.

Dr. Hovanec has authored numerous scientific papers in aquatic microbial ecology, and in public aquaria and aquaculture fields, and he writes popular articles on tropical fish for several magazines. He has been an invited speaker and contributing author at several domestic and international conferences. He was the editor of SeaScope® magazine and is a member of many scientific organizations. His past positions include a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines, university research assistant, biologist and manager at an intensive striped bass aquaculture facility and consultant on various aquaculture projects.

Dr. Hovanec was the President of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, a Washington, D.C. based industry lobbying group, for 5 years and has been a member of the Board since 1992. Dr. Hovanec has also served at the Co-chair and Program Chair for Marine Ornamentals a combined government-private industry scientific conference that occurs every 2 years.

www.drtimhovanec.com/index.html www.drtimsaquatics.com/index.html

There will be a auction and raffle after the presentation.
mgamer20o0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
C.O.A.S.T Sunday October 5th 2008 Dr. Anthony Mazeroll mgamer20o0 Aquarium Clubs and Events 0 09-27-2008 08:17 PM
September Contest 2008 okiemavis Contest Archives 0 09-16-2008 04:55 PM
Macna XX - September 5-7 2008 SKAustin Aquarium Clubs and Events 0 07-01-2008 01:06 PM
C.O.A.S.T Sunday, June 8th, 2008 Ron Estrada southern califo mgamer20o0 Aquarium Clubs and Events 1 05-28-2008 02:00 PM
C.O.A.S.T Sunday, May 4th, 2008 dan woodland southern califo mgamer20o0 Aquarium Clubs and Events 3 05-02-2008 08:31 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:30 PM.