Successful publications from our team over the past 5 years (2019-2015)

Sarker P.K., Kapuscinski, A.R. Vandenberg G.W., Proulx E., Sitek A.J. (2020). Towards sustainable and ocean-friendly aquafeeds: Evaluating a fish-free feed for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) using three marine microalgae species. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene (ocean science domain). DOI:

Pavlowich, T., A. R. Kapuscinski, and D.G. Webster. 2019. Navigating socio-ecological tradeoffs in small-scale fisheries management: an agent-based population model of spotlight parrotfish, Sparisoma viride, for a Caribbean coral reef fishery. Ecology and Society: in press.

Sarker, P.K., Kapuscinski, A.R., Bae, A.Y., Donaldson, E., Sitek, A.J., Edelson, O.F., Fitzgerald, D.S., 2018. Towards sustainable aquafeeds: Evaluating substitution of fishmeal with lipid-extracted microalgal co-product (Nannochloropsis oculata) in diets of juvenile Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). PLoS ONE 13(7): e0201315. (Download pdf here)

Pavlowich, T., D.G. Webster and A.R. Kapuscinski. 2018. Leveraging sex change in parrotfish to manage fished populations. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 6(1), p.63. DOI: 

Bélanger-Lamonde, A., Sarker, P.K., Ayotte, P., Bailey, J.L., Bureau, D.P., Chouinard, Y., Dewailly, É., Leblanc, A., Weber, J-P., Vandenberg, G.W., 2018. Algal and vegetable oils as sustainable fish oil substitutes in rainbow trout diets: An approach to reduce contaminant exposure. Journal of Food Quality. Article ID 7949782, 12 pages. (Download pdf here)

Pavlowich T. and Kapuscinski A.R., 2017. Understanding spearfishing in a coral reef fishery: Fishers’ opportunities, constraints, and decision-making. PLOS ONE 12(7): e0181617. (Download pdf here)

Shah, M.M.R., Lutzu, G.A., Alam, M.A., Sarker P.K., Chowdhury, M.A.K., Parsaeimehr, Liang, Y., Daroch. M., 2017. Microalgae in aquafeeds for sustainable aquaculture industry. Journal of Applied Phycology 30: (1). DOI (10.1007/s10811-017-1234-z) (Download pdf here)

Sarker, P.K., A.R. Kapuscinski, A. Lanois, E. Livesey, and K. Bernhard, M. Coley. 2016. Towards sustainable aquafeeds: complete substitution of fish oil with marine microalga Schizochytrium sp. improves growth and fatty acid deposition in juvenile Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). PLOS ONE 11(6): e0156684. (Download pdf here)

Hart, D.D., J.L. Buizer, J.A. Foley, L.E. Gilbert, L.J. Graumlich, A. R. Kapuscinski, J. G. Kramer, M. A. Palmer, D. R. Peart, L. Silka. 2016. Mobilizing the power of higher education to tackle the grand challenge of sustainability: Lessons from novel initiatives. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene: DOI 10.12952/journal.elementa.000090 (Download pdf here)

Sarker, P. K., M. M. Gamble, S. Kelson, and A. R. Kapuscinski. 2016. Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) show high digestibility of lipid and fatty acids from marine Schizochytrium sp. and of protein and essential amino acids from freshwater Spirulina sp. feed ingredients. Aquaculture Nutrition 22: 109-119. Published online 2015: (Download pdf here)

Kelson, S.J., A.R. Kapuscinski, D. Timmins, and W.R. Ardren. 2015. Fine-scale genetic structure of brook trout in a dendritic stream network. Conservation Genetics: 12pp. DOI 10.1007/s10592-014-0637-5. (Download pdf here)