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NSERC Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network

Project Leaders

Dr. Bruce MacDonald

Domain 1: Environmental system performance and species interactions

Project 1: Quantifying the capture and conversion efficiencies of species being considered for organic extraction in open-water IMTA systems

Project leader: Dr. Bruce MacDonald (UNBSJ)

Dr. Thierry Chopin

Domain 1: Environmental system performance and species interactions

Project 2: Cultivation of complementary inorganic extractive species for increased system performance

Project leader: Dr. Thierry Chopin (UNBSJ)

Dr. Shawn Robinson

Domain 1: Environmental System Performance and Species Interactions

Project 3: The role of microbes in the nutrient recycling of organic material from IMTA sites

Project leader: Dr. Shawn Robinson (DFO-SABS)

Dr. J. Andrew Cooper

Domain 1: Environmental system performance and species interactions

Project 4: Quantifying energy and nutrient dispersal and scales of influence on wild species from open-water IMTA sites. 

Project leader: Dr. J. Andrew Cooper (DFO-SABS)

 

Dr. David Speare

Domain 1: Environmental system performance and species interaction

Project 5: Use of blue mussels as a biological means to reduce the horizontal transmission of Loma salmonae (agent of Microsporidial Gill Disease of salmon)

Project leader: Dr. David Speare (UPEI-AVC)

 

Dr. Chris Pearce

Domain 1: Environmental system performance and species interactions

Project 6: Can filter-feeding bivalves ingest planktonic sea lice, leading to reduced lice numbers on cultivated salmon?

Project leader: Dr. Chris Pearce (DFO-PBS)

 

Dr. Les Burridge

Domain 1: Environmental system performance and species interactions

Project 7: Presence, effect of and bioaccumulation of therapeutants in polychaetes

Project leader: Dr. Les Burridge (DFO-SABS)

 

Dr. Shawn Robinson

Domain 1: Environmental system performance and species interactions

Project 8: Mathematical modelling for open-water IMTA – Developing tools to support system design and measures of sustainability

Project leader:
Administratively: Dr. Shawn Robinson (DFO-SABS)
Scientifically: Dr. Gregor Reid (UNBSJ/DFO)

 

Domain 1: Environmental system performance and species interactions

Project 9: Evaluating the performance of proposed and existing IMTA systems using an ecosystem modelling approach

Project leader: 
Administratively: Dr. Jon Grant (Dalhousie University)
Scientifically: Dr. Jon Grant (Dalhousie University)

Dr. Thierry Chopin

Domain 1: Environmental system performance and species interactions

Project 10: A variation on the IMTA theme for land-based, freshwater aquaculture operations: the development of aquaponics for salmon and aquatic plants

Project leader: 
Administratively: Dr. Thierry Chopin (UNBSJ)
Scientifically: Dr. Thierry Chopin (UNBSJ)

Dr. Stephen Cross

Domain 2:  System Design and Engineering

Project 1: Quantifying temporal and spatial patterns of nutrient and organic particle plumes in IMTA systems – the basis for system design

Project leader:  Dr. Stephen Cross (UVic)

 

Dr. Stephen Cross

Domain 2:  System design and engineering

Project 2: Extensive versus intensive IMTA systems – hydrographic influences and the implications to infrastructure design and operational efficiency

Project leader: Dr. Stephen Cross (UVic)

 

Dr. Curran Crawford

Domain 2:  System design and engineering

Project 3: Design and pilot-scale testing of new infrastructure components, including integration of energy alternatives to increase operational efficiencies

Project leader: Dr. Curran Crawford (UVic)

 

Dr. Shawn Robinson

Domain 2: System design and engineering

Project 4: Optimizing IMTA species component stocking densities and infrastructure orientation to maximize overall system efficiency

Project leader: Dr. Shawn Robinson (DFO-SABS)

 

Dr. Duncan Knowler

Domain 3:  Economic analysis and social implications

Project 1:  Economic and financial modelling of IMTA

Project leader: Dr. Duncan Knowler (SFU)

Dr. Mark Flaherty

Domain 3: Economic analysis and social implications

Project 2: Social implications of IMTA

Project leader: Dr. Mark Flaherty (UVic)