Lauren Jescovitch

Role

Dr. Lauren Jescovitch works as an Extension Educator in the Houghton/Hancock area in the Upper Peninsula. Lauren’s work focuses on state and tribal aquaculture and fisheries, HACCP, water quality, and needs assessments. Lauren also has an office at the Great Lake Research Center where she collaborates with researchers from Michigan Tech University.

Education
  • Ph.D. Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, Auburn University
  • M.S. Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, Auburn University
  • Graduate Certificate in College/University Teaching, Auburn University
  • B.S. Fisheries Biology & B.S. Environmental Science, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Professional experience
  • Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator, 2019-Present
  • Research Associate of Science Education Research at Michigan State University, 2018-2019
  • Research Associate of Water Quality and Aquatic Ecology at Delaware State University, 2017-2018
  • Technician at Auburn University, 2017
  • Intern at the Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute, 2010
Professional Affiliations
  • Aquacultural Engineering Society, Director
  • North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, Technical Committee – Extension
  • United States Aquaculture Society Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society, Director
Publications

Jescovitch LN, Scott EE, Cerchiara JA, Doherty JH, Wenderoth MP, Merrill J, Urban-Lurain M, Haudek KC. 2019. Deconstruction of holistic rubrics into analytic rubrics for large-scale assessments of students’ reasoning of complex science concepts. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 24(7) https://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=24&n=7 

Williams MA, Thurlow CM, Carrias A, Ran C, Newman M, Tweedie J, Allison E, Jescovitch LN, Wilson AE, Terhune J, Liles MR. 2019. Bacillus velezensis AP193 exerts probiotic effects in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and reduces aquaculture pond eutrophication. Aquaculture. 503:347-356.

Pine HJ, Jescovitch LN, Roy LA, Boyd CE, Davis DA, Brown TW. 2018. Growth of Pacific White Shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, cultured on inland low salinity pond soils. North American Journal of Aquaculture 80:273-277 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/naaq.10031

Thongda W, Zhao H, Zhang D, Jescovitch LN, Liu M, Guo X, Schrandt M, Powers SP, Peatman E. 2018. Development of SNP panels as a new tool to assess the genetic diversity, population structure, and parentage analysis of the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica). Marine Biotechnology 20(3):385-395 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10126-018-9803-y

Jescovitch LN, Ullman C, Rhodes M, Davis DA. 2018. Effects of different feed management treatments on water quality for pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. Aquaculture Research 49:526-531 https://doi.org/10.1111/are.13483

Jescovitch LN, Boyd CE. 2017. A case study: Impacts of deviating from model research design to the commercial industry for split-pond aquaculture. Aquacultural Engineering 79: 35-41 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaeng.2017.09.001

Jescovitch LN, Boyd CE, Whitis GN. 2017. Effects of mechanical aeration in the waste-treatment cells of split-pond systems on water quality. Aquaculture 480: 32-41 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.08.001

Jescovitch LN, Chaney P, Boyd CE. 2016. A preliminary assessment of land-to-water surface area ratios (LWR) for sustainable land use in aquaculture. Papers in Applied Geography 2(2): 178-188 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23754931.2015.1115367

Lauren Jescovitch

Lauren Jescovitch

Extension Educator, Western Upper Peninsula

(906) 487-2974
ljescovi@mtu.edu

Houghton County Extension Office
1500 Birch St.
Hancock, MI 49930
(906) 482-5830
jescovit@msu.edu

Great Lakes Research Center
GLRC 222
100 Phoenix Dr
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-2974
ljescovi@mtu.edu