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Karl Brenkert

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Address: Marine Resources Research Institute, 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.953.9838


M.S., 2000, Florida Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Aquaculture, marine stock enhancement, applied fisheries research, fisheries management

Current and planned research projects

  • Aquaculture, stock enhancement and genetic evaluation of spotted sea trout in South Carolina
  • Striped Bass Stock Enhancement of Charleston Harbor System
  • Fish Stock Enhancement Research: Evaluating A Responsible Approach to Marine Finfish Stock Enhancement of Red Drum, Cobia and Striped Bass


  • Darden, T.L., M.J. Walker, K. Brenkert, J.R. Yost, and M.R. Denson.  2013. Population genetics of cobia  Rachycentron canadum: Management implications along the Southeastern Atlantic coast.  J. Fish Bio. (in press)
  • Denson, M.R, K. Brenkert, W.E. Jenkins, and T.L. Darden.  2012.  Assessing red drum juvenile stocking in a South Carolina estuary using genetic identification.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32:32-43.
  • Schock, T.B., S. Newton, K. Brenkert, J. Leffler, and D.W. Bearden.  2012.  An NMR-based metabolomic assessment of cultured cobia health in response to dietary manipulation. Food Chemistry, 133, 90-101.