Rossana Sallenave

NM Representative
Institution / Organization: New Mexico State University

Dr. Rossana Sallenave, a renowned professor and Extension Specialist at New Mexico State University, brings to the table expertise in aquatic ecology, aquatic toxicology and water quality. She plays a pivotal role in teaching and guiding aquaculture growers, particularly those within the aquaponics community. Dr. Sallenave's commitment to aquatic ecosystem health, water quality and sustainable aquaculture practices becomes evident through her extensive educational programs offered to the stakeholders in New Mexico. As part of her dedicated efforts towards preserving New Mexico's water resources, Dr. Sallenave has been serving on the Western Regional Aquaculture Center's (WRAC) Extension Technical Sub-committee since 2008 and represents New Mexico on their Board of Directors. Through WRAC, she enhances understanding and awareness of aquaculture practices, ensuring the efficient use of aquatic resources while maintaining a direct, trustworthy, and engaging connection with stakeholders. Her past role as WRAC’s representative for the National Aquaculture Extension Steering Committee showcases her continued dedication to communicating effectively and professionally with fellow aquaculturists and industry contributors.


Aquatic Ecology, Aquatic toxicology, water quality, invertebrate biology


University of Washington
School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Box 355020, Seattle, WA 98195
1122 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105


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