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NSERC Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network

Project Members

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)
Project members:
Dr. Shannon Balfry (UBC-DFO CAER), Dr. Helen Gurney-Smith (VIU CSR), Dr. Chris Pearce (DFO-PBS), Dr. Stephen Cross (UVIC), Dr. Shawn Robinson (DFO-SABS), Dr. Gregor Reid (UNBSJ/DFO)

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)
Project members:
Dr. Stephen Cross (UVic)

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)
Project members:
Dr. Stephen Cross (UVic), Dr. Benjamin Forward (RPC), Dr. Thierry Chopin (UNBSJ)

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)
Project members:
Dr. Shawn Robinson (DFO-SABS), Dr. Chris McKindsey (DFO-IML), Dr. Fred Page (DFO-SABS), Dr. Les Burridge (DFO-SABS); Dr. Thierry Chopin (UNBSJ)

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)

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)
Project members:
Dr. Stephen Cross (UVIC), Dr. Simon Jones (DFO-PBS), Dr. Shawn Robinson (DFO-SABS)

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)
Project members:
Dr. Karen Kidd (UNBSJ), Dr. Gregor Reid (UNBSJ/DFO)

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)
Project members:
Dr. Bruce MacDonald (UNBSJ), Dr. Peter Cranford (DFO-BIO), Dr. Margaret Quinton (UGuelph), Dr. Shawn Robinson (DFO-SABS), Dr. Thierry Chopin (UNBSJ)

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)
Project members:
Dr. Maycira Costa (UVic), Dr. Peter Cranford (DFO-BIO), Dr. Jon Grant (Dalhousie University), Dr. Gregor Reid (UNBSJ/DFO), Dr. Fred Page (DFO-SABS), Dr. Thierry Chopin (UNBSJ)

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)
Project members:
Dr. Fred Page (DFO-SABS), Dr. Mike Foreman (DFO-IOS), Dr. Gregor Reid (UNBSJ/DFO)

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)
Project members:
Dr. Stephen Cross (UVic), Dr. Thierry Chopin (UNBSJ)

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)
Project members:
Dr. Stephen Cross (UVic), Dr. Chris Pearce (DFO-PBS), Dr. Thierry Chopin (UNBSJ)

Domain 3:  Economic analysis and social implications
Project 1:  Economic and financial modelling of IMTA
Project leader: Dr. Duncan Knowler (SFU)

Domain 3: Economic analysis and social implications
Project 2: Social implications of IMTA
Project leader: Dr. Mark Flaherty (UVic)
Project members:
Dr. Grant Murray (VIU)