Dr. Grace Boamah | Aquaculture | Best Researcher Award

University of Environment and Sustainable Development, Ghana

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Grace Afumwaa Boamah began her academic journey by pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources Management with a specialization in Fisheries and Watershed Management at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. Following her undergraduate studies, she pursued a Master's degree in Fisheries Science at Pukyong National University in South Korea, focusing on the eco-friendly application and mass production of polychaetes. She furthered her academic pursuits by completing a Doctor of Philosophy in Marine Biology at Xiamen University in China, where her research focused on evaluating the response to salinity stress in the Pacific abalone and its interspecific hybrids.

Professional Endeavors:

Boamah's professional career includes roles as a Senior Fisheries Manager at The Fisheries Commission in Ghana, where she provided technical support to fish farmers and fishermen, contributing to the proper management of fisheries resources and the development of aquaculture. She also served as a Lecturer at Evangelical Presbyterian University and later at the University of Environment and Sustainable Development, where she imparted knowledge and expertise in water resources and aquaculture management.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Her research interests center around various aspects of aquaculture, including fish, shellfish, and marine benthic invertebrates aquaculture. Her work involves investigating the tolerance capacity of aquaculture species to biotic and abiotic stresses, identifying mechanisms of environmental stress tolerance, and developing new aquaculture species. Additionally, she focuses on aquaculture breeding technologies, integrated multi-trophic aquaculture systems, and the development of markers for breeding stress-resilient aquaculture species.

Accolades and Recognition:

She has received recognition for her outstanding contributions to the field of aquaculture. Notably, she has been awarded the Best Researcher Award for her significant contributions to advancing knowledge and innovation in aquaculture practices and sustainability.

Impact and Influence:

Her research and professional endeavors have made a significant impact on the aquaculture industry, both locally and internationally. Her work has contributed to enhancing the understanding of aquaculture species' response to environmental stressors, improving breeding techniques, and promoting sustainable aquaculture practices.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

Her dedication to aquaculture research and education has laid the foundation for future advancements in the field. Through her continued efforts, she aims to further expand our understanding of aquaculture species' tolerance mechanisms, develop innovative breeding technologies, and contribute to the sustainable growth of the aquaculture industry. Her legacy will inspire future generations of aquaculture researchers and practitioners to strive for excellence in their pursuits.


A total of  46 citations for her publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of her research within the academic community.

  • Citations            46
  • h-index              4
  • i10-index           2

Notable Publications 

Preliminary analysis of pathways and their implications during salinity stress in abalone

Transcriptome analysis reveals fluid shear stress (FSS) and atherosclerosis pathway as a candidate molecular mechanism of short-term low salinity stress tolerance in abalone

Study of hybrid and backcross abalone populations uncovers trait separation and their thermal resistance capacity

Sub‐low salinity impact on survival, growth and meat quality of the Pacific abalone (Haliotis discus hannai) and hybrids

Genomic insights into the adaptation and evolution of the nautilus, an ancient but evolving “living fossil”

Effect of salinity on survival and growth of Marphysa sanguinea (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) juveniles

Low Salinity Impact on Survival, Growth and Meat Quality of the Pacific Abalone (Haliotis discus hannai) and Hybrids

Effects of salinity on the growth and survival rate of the rockworm Marphysa sanguinea (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) juveniles

Effect of Two Morphological Structures of Leaf Extracts of Eucalyptus Radiata Mediated Zinc Oxide Nanostructures on Their Antimicrobial Potentials


Grace Boamah | Aquaculture | Best Researcher Award

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