Professor Dave Little

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

Professor Dave Little

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About me

Professor of Aquatic Resources and Development , Environment Research Group. Specialist in aquatic resource development and capacity building. Track record in research and outreach with commercial and development partners in aquatic food security focus. Over thirty five years of experience in interdisciplinary research and education, significant proportion based in the region generating around £10 million income. Published over 150 academic papers and reviews; (h index 48; ~8000 citations). Supervised over 100 postgraduate student research projects, of which more than 20 have been PhD. Key role as coordinator and partner of interdisciplinary and intercultural research for development. Active EU project coordinator of research and support actions.

Research (16)

Projects

Small Fish Matters: Improving the nutritional value of tilapia aquaculture in Kenya
PI: Professor Dave Little
Funded by: Innovate UK

Integrated risk mapping and targetted snail control to support schistosomiasis elimination in Brazil and Cote d'Ivoire under future climate change
PI: Professor Rachel Norman
Funded by: Natural Environment Research Council

EURASTIP - Promoting Multi-Stakeholder Contributions to International Cooperation on Sustainable Solutions for Aquaculture Development in South-East Asia
PI: Professor Dave Little
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Improving local management of tropical coastal resources in the face of climate change for economic wellbeing of local and vulnerable communittees
PI: Dr Sonia Rey Planellas
Funded by: The British Council

Aquaculture carrying capacity and water quality management in Indonesian reservoirs and lakes
PI:
Funded by: Institute of International Education

Enabling the exploitation of insects as a sustainable source of protein .....
PI: Professor Dave Little
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Genetic management of Mexican tilapia germ plasm
PI:
Funded by: The British Council

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

Sustainable trade in ethical aquaculture.
PI: Professor Dave Little
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Project to identify possible sources of under-utilised fisheries by-products for the
PI: Professor Dave Little
Funded by: International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation

Enhancing the Impacts of Decentralised Seed Production Implementation of Innovation Challenge Fund Project
PI: Professor Dave Little
Funded by: WorldFish Center

SARNISSA Sustainable Aquaculture Research Networks in Sub Saharan Africa
PI: Professor Dave Little
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Asia Internship Project
PI: Professor Dave Little
Funded by: Asian Institute of Technology

Assessment of proposals for commercially viable tropical sea cucumber culture (holothuria scabra) in Thailand and the potential for co-culture to reduce environmental impacts of
PI: Professor Dave Little
Funded by: The British Council

Promoting Sustainable high quality river catfish seed Production in Vietnam
PI: Professor Dave Little
Funded by: The British Council

Managing Agrochemicals
PI: Professor Dave Little
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Outputs (126)

Outputs

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Article

Wehry GJE, Little DC, Newton RW & Bostock JC (2022) The feasibility of underutilised biomass streams for the production of insect-based feed ingredients: The case for whisky by-products and Scottish farmed salmon. Cleaner Engineering and Technology, 9, Art. No.: 100520. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clet.2022.100520

Article

Tigchelaar M, Leape J, Micheli F, Allison EH, Basurto X, Bennett A, Bush SR, Cao L, Cheung WWL, Crona B, DeClerck F, Fanzo J, Gelcich S, Gephart JA & Little DC (2022) The vital roles of blue foods in the global food system. Global Food Security, 33, Art. No.: 100637. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2022.100637

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Kaminski AM, Little DC, Middleton L, Syapwaya M, Lundeba M, Johnson J, Huchzermeyer C & Thilsted SH (2022) The Role of Aquaculture and Capture Fisheries in Meeting Food and Nutrition Security: Testing a Nutrition-Sensitive Pond Polyculture Intervention in Rural Zambia. Foods, 11 (9), Art. No.: 1334. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods11091334

Article

Ozretich RW, Wood CL, Allan F, Koumi AR, Norman R, Brierley AS, De Leo GA & Little DC (2022) The Potential for Aquaculture to Reduce Poverty and Control Schistosomiasis in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) during an Era of Climate Change: A Systematic Review. Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture. https://doi.org/10.1080/23308249.2022.2039096

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Gephart JA, Golden CD, Asche F, Belton B, Brugere C, Froehlich HE, Fry JP, Halpern BS, Hicks CC, Jones RC, Klinger DH, Little DC, McCauley DJ, Thilsted SH, Troell M & Allison EH (2021) Scenarios for global aquaculture and its role in human nutrition. Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture, 29 (1), pp. 122-138. https://doi.org/10.1080/23308249.2020.1782342

Addendum

Naylor RL, Hardy RW, Buschmann AH, Bush SR, Cao L, Klinger DH, Little DC, Lubchenco J, Shumway SE & Troell M (2021) Publisher Correction: A 20-year retrospective review of global aquaculture. Addendum to: Naylor, R.L., Hardy, R.W., Buschmann, A.H. et al. A 20-year retrospective review of global aquaculture. Nature, (2021), 591, 7851, (551-563), 10.1038/s41586-021-03308-6). Nature, 595, Art. No.: E36. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03736-4

Article

Naylor RL, Kishore A, Sumaila UR, Issifu I, Hunter BP, Belton B, Bush SR, Cao L, Gelcich S, Gephart JA, Golden CD, Jonell M, Koehn JZ, Little DC, Thilsted SH, Tigchelaar M & Crona B (2021) Blue Food Demand Across Geographic and Temporal Scales. Nature Communications, 12, Art. No.: 5413. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-25516-4

Article

Golden CD, Koehn JZ, Shepon A, Passarelli S, Free CM, Viana DF, Matthey H, Eurich JG, Gephart JA, Fluet-Chouinard E, Nyboer EA, Lynch AJ, Kjellevold M, Bromage S & Little DC (2021) Aquatic Foods to Nourish Nations. Nature, 598, pp. 315-320. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03917-1

Addendum

Naylor RL, Kishore A, Sumaila UR, Issifu I, Hunter BP, Belton B, Bush SR, Cao L, Gelcich S, Gephart JA, Golden CD, Jonell M, Koehn JZ, Little DC, Thilsted SH, Tigchelaar M & Crona B (2021) Author Correction: Blue food demand across geographic and temporal scales. Nature Communications, 12 (1), Art. No.: 5799. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-26063-8

Addendum

Short RE, Gelcich S, Little DC, Micheli F, Allison EH, Basurto X, Belton B, Brugere C, Bush SR, Cao L, Crona B, Cohen PJ, Defeo O, Edwards P & Kaminski AM (2021) Author Correction: Harnessing the diversity of small-scale actors is key to the future of aquatic food systems (Nature Food, (2021), 2, 9, (733-741), 10.1038/s43016-021-00363-0). Nature Food, 2, Art. No.: 828. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-021-00396-5

Article

Desbois AP, Garza M, Eltholth M, Hegazy YM, Mateus A, Adams A, Little DC, Høg E, Mohan CV, Ali SE & Brunton LA (2021) Systems-thinking approach to identify and assess feasibility of potential interventions to reduce antibiotic use in tilapia farming in Egypt. Aquaculture, 540, Art. No.: 736735. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2021.736735

Article

Zacarias S, Fegan D, Wangsoontorn S, Yamuen N, Limakom T, Carboni S, Davie A, Metselaar M, Little DC & Shinn AP (2021) Increased robustness of postlarvae and juveniles from non-ablated Pacific whiteleg shrimp, Penaeus vannamei, broodstock post-challenged with pathogenic isolates of Vibrio parahaemolyticus (VpAHPND) and white spot disease (WSD). Aquaculture, 532, Art. No.: 736033. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.736033

Research Report

Rey S, Little DC & Ellis M (2019) Farmed fish welfare practices: salmon farming as a case study. Global Aquaculture Alliance. https://www.aquaculturealliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/FarmedFishWelfarePractices_26_May_2020.pdf

Research Report

Rey Planellas S, Ellis M & Little DC (2019) Farmed fish welfare practices: salmon farming as a case study [Salmon welfare]. Global Aquaculture Aliance. USA. https://www.aquaculturealliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/FarmedFishWelfarePractices_26_May_2020.pdf

Article

Tlusty MF, Tyedmers P, Bailey M, Ziegler F, Henriksson PJG, Bene C, Bush S, Newton R, Asche F, Little DC, Troell M & Jonell M (2019) Reframing the sustainable seafood narrative. Global Environmental Change, 59, Art. No.: 101991. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2019.101991

Commentary

Tlusty M, Tyedmers P, Ziegler F, Jonell M, Henriksson P, Newton R, Little DC, Fry JP, Love D & Cao L (2018) Commentary: comparing efficiency in aquatic and terrestrial animal production systems. Commentary on: Fry J P, Mailloux N A, Love D C, Milli M C and Cao L 2018a Feed conversion efficiency in aquaculture: do we measure it correctly? Environ. Res. Lett. 13 24017. Environmental Research Letters, 13 (12), Art. No.: 128001. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aae945

Article

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/anu.12573

Article

Cao L, Chen Y, Dong S, Hanson A, Huang B, Leadbitter D, Little DC, Pikitch EK, Qiu Y, de Mitcheson YS, Sumaila UR, Williams M, Xue G, Ye Y & Zhang W (2017) Opportunity for marine fisheries reform in China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114 (3), pp. 435-442. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1616583114

Book Chapter

Little DC & Bunting SW (2016) Aquaculture Technologies for Food Security. In: Madramootoo C (ed.) Emerging Technologies for Promoting Food Security: Overcoming the World Food Crisis. Woodhead Publishing series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition. Cambridge: Elsevier, pp. 93-113. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9781782423355000056

Conference Paper

Little DC, Newton R & Beveridge MCM (2016) Aquaculture: a rapidly growing and significant source of sustainable food? Status, transitions and potential. Conference on ‘The future of animal products in the human diet: health and environmental concerns’, Symposium 3: Alternatives to meat, Nottingham, 06.07.2015-09.07.2015. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 75 (3), pp. 274-286. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665116000665

Article

Wallace JL, Murray F & Little DC (2016) Effects of b-xylanase and 6-phytase on digestibility, trace mineral utilisation and growth in juvenile red tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) x O. mossambicus (Peters, 1852), fed declining fishmeal diets. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 32 (3), pp. 471-479. https://doi.org/10.1111/jai.13055

Article

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.11.007

Book Chapter

Bunting SW & Little DC (2015) Urban aquaculture for resilient food systems. In: de Zeeuw H & Drechsel P (eds.) Cities and Agriculture: Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems. Earthscan and Agriculture Series. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 312-335. http://www.ruaf.org/publications/cities-and-agriculture-developing-resilient-urban-food-systems

Research Report

Roberts CA, Newton R, Bostock J, Prescott S, Honey DJ, Telfer T, Walmsley SF, Little DC & Hull SC (2015) A Risk Benefit Analysis of Mariculture as a means to Reduce the Impacts of Terrestrial Production of Food and Energy. Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum; World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) SARF Project Reports, SARF106. Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum. http://www.sarf.org.uk/cms-assets/documents/232492-618987.sarf106.pdf

Book Chapter

Borg M, Little DC, Telfer T & Price C (2014) Scoping the potential role of aquaponics in addressing challenges posed by the food-water-energy nexus using the Maltese Islands as a case-study. In: Blok C, van Os E & Voogt W (eds.) International Symposium on Growing Media and Soilless Cultivation. ISHS Acta Horticulturae, 1034. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), pp. 163-168. http://www.actahort.org/books/1034/1034_19.htm

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. http://www.siamb.org.il/Content_siamb/editor/ista10.2013.1054.Devic.pdf

Article

Bush SR, Belton B, Hall D, Vandergeest P, Murray F, Ponte S, Oosterveer P, Islam MS, Mol APJ, Hatanaka M, Kruijssen F, Ha TTT, Little DC & Kusumawati R (2013) Certify sustainable aquaculture?. Science, 341 (6150), pp. 1067-1068. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1237314

Article

Barman BK & Little DC (2011) Use of hapas to produce Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) seed in household foodfish ponds: A participatory trial with small-scale farming households in Northwest Bangladesh. Aquaculture, 317 (1-4), pp. 214-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.04.005

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Karim M, Little DC, Kabir MS, Verdegem M, Telfer T & Wahab MA (2011) Enhancing benefits from polycultures including tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) within integrated pond-dike systems: A participatory trial with households of varying socio-economic level in rural and pen-urban areas of Bangladesh. Aquaculture, 314 (1-4), pp. 225-235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.01.027

Article

Bostock J, McAndrew B, Richards R, Jauncey K, Telfer T, Lorenzen K, Little DC, Ross L, Handisyde N, Gatward I & Corner R (2010) Aquaculture: Global status and trends. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 365 (1554), pp. 2897-2912. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2010.0170

Conference Proceeding

Muir J, Little DC, Young J & Bostock J (2010) Growing the wealth of aquaculture. In: Advancing the aquaculture agenda: Workshop proceedings. Advancing the Aquaculture Agenda: Policies to Ensure a Sustainable Aquaculture Sector, Paris, 15.04.2010-16.04.2010. Paris, France: OECD Publishing, pp. 39-107. http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264088726-7-en

Book Review

Little DC (2010) Success stories in Asian aquaculture. Review of:
edited by Sena S. De Silva and F. Brian Davy, Dordrecht: Springer, 2010, 214 pp. ISBN 978-90-481-3085-6. Aquaculture, 306 (1-4), pp. 24-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2010.05.013

Article

Haque MM, Little DC, Barman BK & Wahab MA (2010) The adoption process of ricefield-based fish seed production in Northwest Bangladesh: An understanding through quantitative and qualitative investigation. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 16 (2), pp. 161-177. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=yv4JPVwI&eid=2-s2.0-79958015688&md5=d604410c64516fa8dc295267026931bc; https://doi.org/10.1080/13892241003651415

Book Chapter

Little DC, Murray F, Telfer T, Young J, Ross L, Hill B, Dalsgaard A, van den Brink PJ, Guinee J, Kleijn R, Mungkung R, Yi Y, Min J, Liping L & Huanan L (2009) Sustaining ethical trade in farmed aquatic products between Asia and the EU. In: Millar K, Hobson WP & Nerlich B (eds.) Ethical Futures: Bioscience and Food Horizons. Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 226-231. http://www.wageningenacademic.com/default.asp?pageid=8&docid=16&artdetail=Eursafe2009&getwgfilters=true

Article

Watterson A, Little DC, Young J, Boyd K, Azim E & Murray F (2008) Towards Integration of Environmental and Health Impact Assessments for Wild Capture Fishing and Farmed Fish with Particular Reference to Public Health and Occupational Health Dimensions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 5 (4), pp. 258-277. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph5040258

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