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Grace Afumwaa Boamah


Water Resources and Aquaculture Management




Dr. Grace Afumwaa Boamah is a Lecturer at the Water Resources and Aquaculture Management of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD) in Somanaya, Eastern Region. She holds a Ph.D. Marine Biology, XMU, China; MSc. Fisheries Science, PKNU, South Korea and BSc. Natural Resources Management, KNUST, Ghana.
Her main research interest is aquaculture breeding technologies and developing new species for aquaculture. My research methods involve investigating the tolerance capacity of aquaculture species to abiotic and biotic stresses, the impact of environmental stressors on the meat quality of aquaculture species, the mechanisms of environmental stress tolerance in aquaculture species, and identifying markers for breeding stress-resilient aquaculture species.

Courses Taught
• AQUM 101 – Introduction to ecology of fishes
• AQUM 102 – Aquaculture I
• AQUM 208 – Aquaculture II
• AQUM 313 – Aquaculture Employment Governance

• Fish, shellfish, and benthic invertebrate’s aquaculture
• Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture systems (IMTA)

1. Boamah, G. A., Huang, Z., Shen, Y., Lu, Y., Wang, Z., Su, Y., Xu, C., Luo, X., Ke, C. & You, W. (2022). Transcriptome analysis reveals fluid shear stress (FSS) and atherosclerosis pathway as a candidate molecular mechanism of short-term low salinity stress tolerance in abalone. BMC Genomics, 23(1), 1-22. 10.1186/s12864-022-08611-8

2. Xiao, Q., Gan, Y., Yu, F., Boamah, G. A., Shen, Y., Wang, Y.,…Ke, C. (2022). Study of hybrid and backcross abalone population uncovers trait separation and their thermal resistance capacity. Aquaculture Research, 53(7), 2619-2628. 10.1111/are.15779
Boamah, G. A., Ke, C., & You, W. (2021, December). Low salinity impact on survival, growth, and meat quality of the Pacific abalone (Haliotis discus hannai) and hybrids. FAO Aquaculture News- No. 64, pp. 18-19.

3. Boamah, G. A., Yu, F., Shen, Y., You, W., Xu, C., Luo, X., & Ke, C. (2021). Fluctuations in the heart rate of abalone in response to low salinity stress. Aquaculture International, 30. 173-186. 10.1007/s10499-021-00790-7

4. Huang, Z., Huang, W., Liu, X., Han, Z., Liu, G., Boamah G. A.,…Ke, C. (2021). Genomic insights into the adaptation and evolution of the Nautilus, an ancient but evolving “living fossil”. Molecular Ecology Resources, 22(1), 15-27. 10.1111/1755-0998.13439

5. Boamah, G. A., Wang, T., Chowdhury, I. A., Luo, X., Huang, M., Xu, C., Ke*,…You, W. (2020). Sub-low salinity impact on survival, growth, and meat quality of the Pacific abalone (Haliotis discus hannai) and hybrids. Aquaculture Research, 51(12), 5184-5193. 10.1111/are.14856