Mr William Leschen

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Institute of Aquaculture Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Mr William Leschen

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Research (4)


Zambia - Curriculum Upgrade at Vocational Training Institutes
Funded by: WorldFish Center

Commercial Scale Insect-based Transformation of Organic Wastes to Benefit Smallholder Farmers in Ghana
Funded by: Department for International Development

Study on the Potential of Aquaculture in ACP countries
PI: Professor Dave Little
Funded by: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation

Warm water fish production as an income earning diversification strategy for a west coast based tourist enterprise: Feasibility Study and Initial support towards
PI: Mr William Leschen
Funded by: UHI HI Links

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Brugere C, Padmakumar K, Leschen W & Tocher DR (2021) What influences the intention to adopt aquaculture innovations? Concepts and empirical assessment of fish farmers' perceptions and beliefs about aquafeed containing non-conventional ingredients. Aquaculture Economics and Management, 25 (3), pp. 339-366.


Wallace PA, Nyameasem JK, Adu-Aboagye GA, Affedzie-Obresi S, Nkegbe EK, Murray F, Botchway V, Karbo N, Leschen W, Maquart P & Clottey V (2018) Effects of replacing fishmeal with black soldier fly larval meal in the diets of grower-finishing guinea fowls reared under tropical conditions. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 50 (7), pp. 1499-1507.


Devic E, Leschen W, Murray F & Little DC (2018) Growth performance, feed utilisation and body composition of advanced nursing Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fed diets containing Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae meal. Aquaculture Nutrition, 24 (1), pp. 416-423.


Wallace PA, Nyameasem JK, Adu-Aboagye GA, Affedzie-Obresi S, Nkegbe EK, Karbo N, Murray F, Leschen W & Maquart P (2017) Impact of black soldier fly larval meal on growth performance, apparent digestibility, haematological and blood chemistry indices of guinea fowl starter keets under tropical conditions. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 49 (6), pp. 1163-1169.


Bene C, Arthur R, Arthur R, Norbury H, Allison EH, Beveridge MCM, Bush SR, Campling L, Little DC, Leschen W, Squires D, Thilsted SH, Troell M & Williams M (2016) Contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to food security and poverty reduction: assessing the current evidence. World Development, 79, pp. 177-196.

Conference Paper

Devic E, Little DC, Leschen W & Jauncey K (2013) Modeling the substitution of fishmeal by maggot-meal in Tilapia feeds - case of a commercial production farm in West Africa. Hulata G (Editor) 10th International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture - ISTA10, Jerusalem, Israel, 06.10.2013-10.10.2016. Israeli Journal of Aquaculture -Bamidgeh, p. 1054.

Book Chapter

Little DC, Karim M, Turongruang D, Morales EJ, Murray F, Barman BK, Haque MM, Kundu N, Belton B, Faruque G, Azim ME, Islam FUI, Pollock L, Verdegem M, Young J, Leschen W & Wahab MA (2007) Livelihood impacts of ponds in Asia-opportunities and constraints. In: van der Zijpp A, Verreth J, Tri L, van Mensvoort M, Bosma R & Beveridge M (eds.) Fishponds in Farming Systems. Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 177-202.