Research Projects
NSERC Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network

Research Projects

D1P1 - Quantifying the capture and conversion efficiencies of species being considered for organic extraction in open-water IMTA systems

D1P2 - Cultivation of complementary inorganic extractive species for increased system performance

D1P3 - The role of microbes in the nutrient recycling of organic material from IMTA sites

D1P4 - Quantifying energy and nutrient dispersal and scales of influence on wild species from open-water IMTA sites 

D1P5 - Use of blue mussels as a biological means to reduce the horizontal transmission of Loma salmonae (agent of Microsporidial Gill Disease of Salmon)

D1P6 - Can filter-feeding bivalves ingest planktonic sea lice, leading to reduced lice numbers on cultivated salmon?  

D1P7 - Presence, effect of and bioaccumulation of therapeutants in polychaetes

D1P8 - Mathematical modelling for open-water IMTA – Developing tools to support system design and measures of sustainability

 D1P9 - Evaluating the performance of proposed and existing IMTA systems using an ecosystem modeling approach

 D1P10 - A variation on the IMTA theme for land-based, freshwater aquaculture operations: the development of aquaponics for salmon and aquatic plants

D2P1 - Quantifying temporal and spatial patterns of nutrient and organic particle plumes in IMTA systems – the basis for system design

D2P2 - Extensive versus intensive IMTA systems – hydrographic influences and the implications to infrastructure design and operational efficiency

D2P3 - Design and pilot-scale testing of new infrastructure components, including integration of energy alternatives to increase operational efficiencies

D2P4 - Optimizing IMTA species component stocking densities and infrastructure orientation to maximize overall system efficiency

D3P1 - Economic and financial modelling of IMTA

D3P2 - Social implications of IMTA