Gregor K Reid

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Current research and/or projects

Dr. Reid is a Sr. Research Scientist with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) through the Canadian Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network (CIMTAN), an NSERC Strategic Network. Fisheries and Oceans Canada hosts some network researchers as part of this initiative and Dr. Reid’s day-to day research activities occur at St. Andrews Biological Station.

Dr. Reid has pursued numerous works in aquaculture sustainability over the last decade, ranging from public extension to nutrient assimilative capacity. He routinely liaises with academia, industry, government, and non-government organizations on related topics. His present research activities involve measuring and modelling nutrient transfer and recovery in open-water IMTA systems.

Research and/or project statements

Professional activities / interests

  • Research Associate (The Aquaculture Centre, University of Guelph, 2005-2006)
  • Decision Support Tool Developer (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Part time, 2005-2006)
  • Aquaculture Extension Associate / Acting Graduate Secretary: (The Aquaculture Centre, University of Guelph; 1997, 1999)
  • Aquaculture Research Technician: (Alma Aquaculture Research Station (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, 1998)
  • Seal and Marine Lab, Volunteer Technician (Seal & Marine Annexes, University of Guelph, 1989-1995)

Education and awards

B.Sc. Marine Biology, University of Guelph, 1993

M.Sc. Course Masters in Aquaculture, University of Guelph, 1996

Ph.D., University of Guelph, 2004

Post-Doctoral Fellow 2006 -, University of New Brunswick , 2009

Key publications

Primary Publications:

  1. Reid GK, Liutkus MJ, Bennett A, Robinson SMC, MacDonald B and Page F. 2010. Absorption efficiency of blue mussels (Mytilus edulis and M. trossulus) feeding on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) feed and fecal particulates: Implications for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture. Aquaculture 299, 165–169
  2. Reid GK, Liutkus MJ, Robinson S, Chopin T, Blair T, Lander T, Mullen J, Page F, and Moccia R. 2009. A review of the biophysical properties of salmonid feces: Implications for aquaculture waste dispersal models and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture. Aqua. Res. 40(3):257-273
  3. Reid, G.K., and Moccia, R.D. 2007. Estimating aquatic phosphorus concentrations 30 metres down-current from a rainbow trout cage array. J.Environ. Monit. 9:814 - 821
  4. Reid GK, Moccia RD and McMillan I. 2006. Near-field loading dynamics of phosphorus and short-term water quality variations at a rainbow trout cage farm in Lake Huron. J. Environ. Monit. 8: 947-954
  5. Reid GK and Moccia RD. 2006. Diel fluctuation of soluble phosphorus in the tank water of rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), and relationships with feed inputs and dissolved oxygen. Aquaculture Res. 37(15): 1606–1610

Secondary Publications:

  1. Reid GK. 2007. Chapter One: Nutrient Releases from Salmon Aquaculture In: Costa-Pearce B. (Ed.), Nutrient Impacts of Farmed Atlantic Salmon (Salmo Salar) on Pelagic Ecosystems and Implications for Carrying Capacity. World Wildlife Fund
  2. Reid GK, Robinson SMC, Chopin T, Mullen J, Lander T, Sawhney M, MacDonald B, Haya K, Burridge L, Page F, Ridler N, Boyne-Travis S, Sewuster J, Szemerda M, Powell F, and Marvin R. 2009. Recent Developments and Challenges for Open-Water, Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. Aquaculture Canada 2007, Proceedings of Contributed Papers, AAC Spec. Publ. 13.
  3. Moccia RD and Reid GK. 2007. Aquaculture Sustainability: Issues and Concepts of a Decision Support Tool for the Licensing of Fish-Cages. Aquaculture Canada 2006, Proceedings of Contributed Papers, AAC Special Publication, No.12
  4. Moccia RD, Bevan DJ and Reid GK. 2007. Composition of Feed and Fecal Waste from Commercial Trout Farms in Ontario: Physical Characterization and Relationship to Dispersion and Deposition Modeling. Technical Research Report for Environment Canada, Ontario Sustainable Aquaculture Working Group. University of Guelph, 20 pp.
  5. Moccia RD, Bevan DJ and Reid GK. 2007.Composition of Fecal Waste from Commercial Trout Farms in Ontario: Macro and Micro Nutrient Analyses and Recommendations for Recycling. Technical Research Report for Environment Canada, Ontario Sustainable Aquaculture Working Group. University of Guelph, 21 pp.