Curt Rose

Curt Rose

Adjunct Professor
Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences
(954) 262-3600


Area(s) of Research

Dr. Rose is an experienced teacher, researcher, and consultant. He taught various courses in fishery science and ecology at several colleges in Louisiana, was Head of the Shellfish Division of the University of Maryland’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, directed the oceanographic divisions of several international consulting companies (EG&G and ERCO), and has operated his own consulting company (CDR Environmental Specialists) for the last 25 years.

Rose, C. D. 2013. Various white papers addressing ecological effects of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on commercial penaeid shrimp and eastern oysters. Prepared for Entrix Corporation.

Rose, C. D. (CDR Environmental Specialists). 2010. Baseline ecological risk assessment for the upland at the LCP Chemical Site in Brunswick. Georgia – site investigation/analysis and risk characterization (Final). August 10, 2010. Submitted to Region 4, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. 33 pp and 5 appendices. 

Becker, S., C. D. Rose, and G. Bigham. 1995. Comparison of 10-day freshwater sediment toxicity tests with Hyalella azteca and Chironumus tentans. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 14 (12): 2089-2094. 

Rose, C. D., T. J. Ward, and V. DePass. 1985. Ecological assessment for coal ash dumped at Deepwater Dumpsite 106. Chapter 16: Wastes in the Ocean (1985): 389-422. (Duedall, I. W., Kester, D. R, and Park, P.K., eds.). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 

Rose, C. D. 1982. Sampling of solid wastes. In: Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste: physical/chemical methods (SW-846), 2nd Edition. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. U. S. Environmental Protection Agency


Rose, C. D., and T. J. Ward. 1981. Acute toxicity and aquatic hazard associated with discharged formation water. Presented at Expochem '80, October 6-9, 1980. Houston, Texas (published in Environmental Effects of Offshore Oil Production; New 

York: Plenum, 1981.) 

Rose, C. D., and T. J. Ward. 1981. Principles of aquatic hazard evaluation as applied to ocean-disposed wastes. Presented at the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Symposium on Aquatic Toxicology, Chicago, Illinois, 1979 (published in 1981 as ASTM STP 737: 138-158).


Rose, C. D., and E. Heath. 1978. Viability of American oyster, Crassostrea virginica, spermatozoa exposed to stress. Ches. Sci. 1 (4): 245-251. 

Rose, C. D., W. G. Williams, T. Hollister, and P. Parrish. 1977.  Method for determining acute toxicity of an acid waste and limiting permissible concentration at boundaries of an oceanic mixing zone. Env. Sci. Tech. 11 (4): 367-371. 

Rose, C. D. 1977. Documentation of current methods of assessing impacts of power plants on populations of fishes and shellfishes. 1977. For National Power Plant Team, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

Rose, C. D., and A. Harris. 1975. Extensive culture of penaeid shrimp in Louisiana salt-marsh impoundments. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 104 (2): 296-307. 

Rose, C. D. 1974. Petroleum in the estuary. Special Report No. 5. Natural Resources Institute, Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies, University of Maryland. Solomons, MD. 15 pp.

Rose, C. D., and W. W. Hassler. 1974. Food habits and sex ratio of dolphin, Coryphaena hippurus, in the Western Atlantic Ocean off Hatteras, North Carolina. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 103 (1): 94-100.

Rose, C. D. 1973. Effect of dredging on survival of the American oyster (Crassostrea virginica) in a coastal bayou. Ches. Sci. 14 (2): 135-138.

Rose, C. D. 1972. The basis of effective expert testimony. J. Louisiana Bar Assoc. 20 (1): 17-20.

Harris, A. H., and C. D. Rose. 1970. Penaeid shrimp production in a managed, unfed, natural pond in South Louisiana. Assoc. Southeastern Biol. Bull. 17 (2): 46.

Rose, C. D., and W. W. Hassler. 1969. Application of survey techniques to the dolphin, Coryphaena hippurus, fishery of North Carolina. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 98 (1): 94-103.

Rose, C. D., and A. Harris. 1968. Pugheadedness in the spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulusus. Quart. J. Flor. Acad. Sci. 31 (4): 268-270.

Harris, A. H., and C. D. Rose. 1968. Shrimp predation by the sea catfish, Galeichthys felis. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 97(4): 503-504. 

Rose, C. D., and W. W. Hassler. 1968. Age and growth of the dolphin, Coryphaena hippuris (Linnaeus) in North Carolina waters. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 97 (3): 271-276.

Rose, C. D., and W. W. Hassler. 1968. Occurrence of the pompano dolphin, Coryphaena equiselis (Linnaeus) in North Carolina waters. J. Elisha Mitchell Soc. 84 (2).

C. D. Rose. 2012. Documentation of natural resource damages associated with the estuarine LCP Superfund Site in Brunswick, GA. Presented to Region 4, USEPA, and Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Lee, R. F., and C. D. Rose. 2010. Changes in sediment toxicity and mercury biota concentrations after remediation of a mercury contaminated Superfund Site. Presented at 31st Annual Meeting of Soc. Environm. Toxicol. Chem. Portland, OR.

Rose, C. D. 1993. Guide to use of toxicity and bioaccumulation testing in aquatic hazard evaluations. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Water Pollution Control Association. Boston, Massachusetts.  

Rose, C. D. 1990. Environmental effects of PCBs and other chemical constituents in New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts. Deposition taken in Boston by U. S. Department of Justice. August 16,1990.

Rose, C. D. 1987. Aquatic hazard associated with disposal of fly ash off the coast of Taiwan and criteria for selection of optimal disposal sites (For Taiwan Power Company). Meeting attended by representatives of Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency. Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China). 

Rose, C. D. 1987. Ecological effects associated with ocean dumping of acid-iron wastes and environmentally appropriate disposal sites offshore of Taiwan (For E. I. DuPont de 

Nemours & Company). Meeting attended by representatives of Taiwan's academic 

community. Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China). 

Rose, C. D. 1987. Environmental impacts of discharged acid-iron wastes and environmentally suitable disposal sites offshore of the Republic of Korea in the Sea of Japan (For E.1. DuPont de Nemours & Company). Meeting attended by representatives of Korea's academic community and environmental agencies. Edgemoor, Delaware. 

Ward, T., C. D. Rose, and R. Boeri. 1985. Influence of ferric-hydroxide floc on the acute toxicity of acid-iron waste to marine organisms. Presented at meeting of Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 

Rose, C. D. 1984. Acute toxicity and aquatic hazard related to discharge of produced waters in Santa Barbara Channel, California (For California Offshore Operators' Ad Hoc Committee). EPA, Region IX, workshop. Santa Barbara, California. 1984. 

Rose, C. D. 1982. Aquatic hazard associated with disposal of acid-iron waste in the North Sea (For Kronos Titan-GmbH). The Hague, Netherlands. 

Rose, C. D. 1982. Meaningful measures of marine pollution effects – an overview. Presented at NOAA Pensacola Workshop. April 26 – 29.

Rose, C. D. 1981. Acute toxicity and hazard associated with materials discharged from petroleum platforms located off the southern California coast (For Offshore Operations' Ad Hoc Committee). EPA Region IX, Hearing. Santa Barbara, California. 

Rose, C. D. 1981. Aquatic hazard evaluations of wastes proposed for discharge during exploratory drilling in the vicinity of the Flower Garden Banks (For Offshore Operators' Ad Hoc Committee). EPA Region VI, Hearing. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mainville, C. R., and C. D. Rose. 1975. Some environmental effects of an oil spill in the Schuykill River. Presented at the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Rose, C. D. 1972. Extensive culture of penaeid shrimp in salt-marsh impoundments. Presented at the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society. April 1972.

Rose, C. D. 1970. Shrimp aquaculture in Louisiana salt-marsh impoundments. Presented at 100th Annual Meeting of American Fisheries Society. New York, NY

Rose, C. D. 1970. Shrimp farming in Louisiana. Presented at the Organizational Meeting of the World Mariculture Society. Grand Terre Island, Louisiana.