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National Center for Mariculture

William Koven

koven@ocean.org.il
Tel: 08 6361443

Associate Scientist

Ph.D. 1992, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
At IOLR since 1985

Research interests:
Studies on the dietary and physiological requirement of essential fatty acids in marine fish larvae. In particular, the function and mechanisms of arachidonic acid (20:4n-6) in the response to acute and chronic stress. Investigating the hormonal and dietary factors involved in the synchronization of metamorphosis of white grouper (Epinephelus aeneus) larvae. Development and commercialization of a microdiet for marine fish larvae

Selected publications:
Van Anholt, R. D., Koven, W.M., Lutzky, S., Tandler, A. and Wendelaar Bonga, S. E. (2004). Dietary supplementation with arachidonic acid alters the stress response of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) larvae. Aquaculture 238:369-383.

Van Anholt, R.D., Spanings, T., Koven, W.M. and Wendelaar Bonga, S.E. (2003). Effects of acetylsalicylic acid treatment on thyroid hormones, prolactins, and the stress response of tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus). Am. J. Physiol. 285:R1098-R1106.

Koven, W.M. (2003). Key factors influencing juvenile quality in mariculture: A Review. Isr. J. Aquacult. - Bamidgeh 55(4):283-297.

Hadas, E., Koven, W.M., Sklan, D. and Tandler, A. (2003). The effect of dietary phosphatidylcholine on the assimilation and distribution of ingested free oleic acid (18:1n-9) in gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) larvae. Aquaculture 217:577-588.

Koven, W.M., Van Anholt, R., Lutzky, S., Ben Atia, I., Nixon, O., Ron, B. and Tandler, A. (2003). The effect of dietary arachidonic acid on growth, survival, and cortisol levels in different-age gilthead seabream larvae (Sparus aurata) exposed to handling or daily salinity change. Aquaculture 228:307-320.

Koven, W.M., Rojas-Garcia, C.R., Finn, R.N., Tandler, A. and Ronnestad, I. (2002). Stimulatory effect of ingested protein and/or free amino acids on the secretion of the gasro-endocrine hormone cholecystokinin and on tryptic activity, in early-feeding herring larvae, Clupea harengus. Mar. Biol. 140:1241-1247.

Koven, W.M. (2002). Gilthead Seabream, Sparus aurata. In: Webster, C.D. and Lim, C.E. (eds.), Nutrient Requirements and Feeding of Finfish for Aquaculture, CABI Publishing pp. 64-78.

Koven, W.M., Barr, Y., Lutzky, S., Ben Atia, I., Weiss, R., Harel, M., Behrens, P. and Tandler, A. (2001). The effect of dietary arachidonic acid (20:4n-6) on growth, survival and resistance to handling stress in the larvae of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). Aquaculture 193:107-122.

Koven, W.M., Kolkovski, S., Hadas, E., Gamsiz, K. and Tandler, A. (2001). Advances in the development of microdiets for gilthead seabream, Sparus aurata: A review. Aquaculture 194:107-121.
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