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NSERC Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network


D1P1 - Quantifying the capture and conversion efficiencies of species being considered for organic extraction in open-water IMTA systems
Students - Emily Nelson (UNBSJ graduate student), Lindsay Orr (UVic graduate student)

D1P2 - Cultivation of complementary inorganic extractive species for increased system performance
Students - Constanza Chianale (UNBSJ graduate student), Nick Sherrington (UVic graduate student)

D1P3 - The role of microbes in the nutrient recycling of organic material from IMTA sites
Students - Kelli Mitchell (UNBSJ summer student)

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)
Students - Emily Ball (UPEI-AVC graduate student), Lauren Collins (UPEI-AVC Pfizer Health summer research scholar)

D1P6 - Can filter-feeding bivalves ingest planktonic sea lice, leading to reduced lice numbers on cultivated salmon?
Students - Janis Webb (UVic graduate student)

D1P7 - Presence, effect of and bioaccumulation of therapeutants in polychaetes
Students - Geoff McBriarty (UNBSJ graduate student)

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

D2P1 - Quantifying temporal and spatial patterns of nutrient and organic particle plumes in IMTA systems – the basis for system design
Students - Emrys Prussin (UVic graduate student), Lindsay Brager (Dalhousie University graduate student), Sadar Jabber (UVic graduate student)

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
Students - Eric Hoevenaars (UVic graduate student)

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

D3P1 - Economic and financial modelling of IMTA
Students - Patrick Kitchen (SFU graduate student), Winnie Yip (SFU graduate student)

D3P2 - Social implications of IMTA
Students - Mary Liston (UVic graduate student), Anna Belanger (UVic graduate student), James Foley (UVic graduate Student)