Professor Trevor Telfer

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

Professor Trevor Telfer

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About me

About me

Professor Trevor Telfer has over 37 years experience in marine environmental resource assessment and development. After working in the oil industry and on marine conservation, he completed a PhD in marine ecotoxicology at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He joined the Institute of Aquaculture in 1995 and has spent the last 27 years developing and managing academic and commercial research. He lectures on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in aquaculture and marine biology. He has been principal supervisor to 17 PhD researchers, and is presently principal supervisor to 7 PhD researchers.

Research (16)

Research, based in the EU, South-East Asia and Africa, includes; Assessment and modelling environmental impacts and carrying capacity of aquatic systems for aquaculture, sustainable development of aquaculture, ecotoxicology of aquaculture chemicals, and mitigation of aquaculture impacts using emerging technologies.  He has been a research partner in 7 EU projects and had a number of NERC studentships. Between 2016 and 2020 he was overall coordinator for the, sixteen partner, EU H2020 TAPAS (Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability) project working on licensing and regulation of aquaculture in Europe through carrying capacity and effective environmental resource use.

Projects

Freshwater cage farming in a changing world
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre

Seafood Innovation - R3-IoT
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: Centre for Enviroment, Fisheries & Aquaculture and Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre

Advancement in the Zoning of Aquaculture activities
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: Fondazione IMC - Centro Marino Internazionale

CLIMEFISH: Co-creating a decision support framework to ensure sustainable fish production in Europe
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

TAPAS Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Sampling and analysis of water from Lochs Shin 2018 - Migdale
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: Migdale Smolt Ltd

Technical considerations of closed containment sea pen production for some life stages of salmonids
PI:
Funded by: Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum

Optimsation and implementation of sterile triploid salmon in Scotland
PI: Professor Herve Migaud
Funded by: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Planning for Improved and Sustainable Cage Aquaculture in Lake Volta, Ghana
PI: Professor Lindsay Ross
Funded by: Royal Society

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

Strategic Considerations for Locational Regulation of Shellfish Aquaculture in Scotland
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum

Carrying capacity for aquaculture zones
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Impacts of salmonid pen aquaculture on hard substrates
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum

A Study of the Prospects and Opportunities for Trout Farming in Scotland
PI: Professor Margaret Crumlish
Funded by: The Scottish Agricultural College

Multi-Stakeholder Platform for Sustainable Aquaculture in Europe
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

SPEAR: Sustainable Options for People, Catchment & Aquatic Resources
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Outputs (116)

Outputs

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Article

Cutajar K, Falconer L, Massa-Gallucci A, Cox RE, Schenke L, Bardócz T, Andolina C, Signa G, Vizzini S, Sprague M & Telfer TC (2022) Stable isotope and fatty acid analysis reveal the ability of sea cucumbers to use fish farm waste in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture. Journal of Environmental Management, 318, Art. No.: 115511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.115511

Conference Proceeding

Simpson M, Marino A, de Maagt P, Gandini E, Hunter P, Spyrakos E, Tyler A, Ackermann N, Hajnsek I, Nunziata F & Telfer T (2021) Monitoring Surfactants Pollution Potentially Related to Plastics in the World Gyres Using Radar Remote Sensing. In: 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS. IGARSS 2021 - 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Brussels, Belgium, 11.07.2021-16.07.2021. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/igarss47720.2021.9553406

Article

Asmah R, Falconer L, Telfer TC, Karikari AY, Al Wahaibi M, Xia IF, Handisyde N, Quansah KE, Amoah DK, Alshihhi J & Ross LG (2021) Waterbody scale assessment using spatial models to identify suitable locations for cage aquaculture in large lake systems: A case study in Volta Lake, Ghana. Aquaculture Research, 52 (8), pp. 3854-3870. https://doi.org/10.1111/are.15230

Article

Graham P, Brundu G, Scolamacchia M, Giglioli A, Addis P, Artioli Y, Telfer T & Carboni S (2020) Improving pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas, Thunberg, 1793) production in Mediterranean coastal lagoons: Validation of the growth model "ShellSIM" on traditional and novel farming methods. Aquaculture, 516, Art. No.: 734612. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.734612

Book Chapter

Falconer L, Telfer T, Pham KL & Ross L (2018) GIS Technologies for Sustainable Aquaculture. In: Huang B (ed.) Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems, Vol. 2. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 290-314. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124095489104592; https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10459-2

Article

Wartenberg R, Limbu K, Feng L, Wu JJ, Chan LL, Telfer TC & Lam PKS (2018) The Feasibility of Integrating the Noble Scallop Mimachlamys nobilis with Existing Fish Monoculture Farms in the South China Sea: A Bioeconomic Assessment from Hong Kong. Journal of Shellfish Research, 37 (3), pp. 635-650. https://doi.org/10.2983/035.037.0316

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

Research Report

Roberts CA, Telfer T, Johnson I, Honey DJ, Miller FM, Aldous E, Tillin HM & Hull SC (2014) Impact of Salmonid Pen Aquaculture on Hard Substrates. A report commisioned by SARF and prepared by ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd., Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling and WRc plc. SARF090 Report, R.2127. Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum (SARF). http://www.sarf.org.uk/cms-assets/documents/167420-751752.sarf090.pdf

Book Chapter

Ross L, Telfer T, Falconer L, Soto D, Aguilar-Manjarrez J, Asmah R, Bermudez JL, Beveridge MCM, Byron CJ, Clement A, Costa-Pierce BA, Cross SF, De Wit M & Dong S (2013) Carrying capacities and site selection within the Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture. In: Ross L, Telfer T, Falconer L, Soto D & Aguilar-Manjarrez J (eds.) Site selection and carrying capacity for inland and coastal aquaculture: FAO/Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling Expert Workshop, 6–8 December 2010, Stirling, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings, 21. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, pp. 19-46. http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3322e/i3322e.pdf

Conference Proceeding

Ross L, Telfer T, Falconer L, Soto D & Aguilar-Manjarrez J (eds.) (2013) Site selection and carrying capacities for inland and coastal aquaculture: FAO/Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Expert Workshop, 6–8 December 2010, Stirling, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings, 21. FAO/Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Expert Workshop, Stirling, Scotland, 06.12.2010-08.12.2010. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Article

Pastorinho MR, Telfer T, Soares AMVM & Nogueira AJA (2011) A feeding inhibition based prediction of the toxic effect of dissolved metal mixtures upon Echinogammarus marinus at field relevant concentrations across a latitudinal gradient. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 13 (12), pp. 3343-3350. https://doi.org/10.1039/C1EM10499C

Article

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

Book Chapter

Pastorinho MR, Telfer T & Soares AMVM (2010) Heavy Metals in Urban Channel Sediments of Aveiro City, Portugal. In: Hamamura N, Suzuki S, Mendo S, Barroso C, Iwata H & Tanabe S (eds.) Biological Responses to Chemical Contaminants: From Molecular to Community Level. Interdisciplinary Studies on Environmental Chemistry, 3. Tokyo, Japan: TERRAPUB, pp. 197-204. http://www.terrapub.co.jp/onlineproceedings/ec/03/index.html

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

Book Chapter

Telfer T, Atkin H & Corner R (2009) Review of environmental impact assessment and monitoring in aquaculture in Europe and North America. In: Aquaculture Management and Conservation Service, Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Division & FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (eds.) Environmental impact assessment and monitoring in aquaculture: Requirements, practices, effectiveness and improvements. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper, 527. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, pp. 385-394. http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i0970e/i0970e00.htm

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

Lecture

Peredo-Alvarez V, Telfer T & Ross L (2009) Aquaculture of native fish species at catchment level in central Mexico: GIS-based decision support for the culture of Ictalurus balsanus and Ictalurus dugessi (Presentation) 2nd Latin American Conference on Culture of Native Fish, Chascomus, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3-6 November 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 03.11.2009-06.11.2009.

Article

Piedecausa MA, Aguado-Gimenez F, Garcia-Garcia B, Ballester-Lozano GF & Telfer T (2009) Settling velocity and total ammonia nitrogen leaching from commercial feed and faecal pellets of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L. 1758) and seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax L. 1758). Aquaculture Research, 40 (15), pp. 1703-1714. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2109.2009.02272.x

Research Report

Bostock J, Murray F, Muir J, Telfer T, Lane A, Anagnopoulos N, Papageorgiou P & Alday-Sanz V (2009) European aquaculture competitiveness: Limitations and possible strategies. European Parliament. European Parliament. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/etudes/join/2009/431569/IPOL-PECH_ET(2009)431569_EN.pdf

Lecture

Pastorinho MR, Telfer T, Soares AMVM & Nogueira AJA (2009) How tough is my neighbor? - A feeding inhibition based prediction of toxic effect of metal mixtures upon Echinogammarus marinus at field relevant concentrations in a latitudinal gradient (Presentation) SETAC Europe 19th Annual Meeting, Goteborg, Sweden, 31.05.2009-04.06.2009. http://goteborg.setac.eu/embed/downloads/AM09_Scientific_Programme.pdf

Book Chapter

Pastorinho MR, Telfer T & Soares AMVM (2007) Amphipod intersex and latitude: a metallic perspective. In: Tanabe S, Takeoka H, Isobe T & Nishibe Y (eds.) Chemical pollution and environmental changes. Frontiers Science, 48. Tokyo, Japan: Universal Academy Press, pp. 251-254. http://test.uap.co.jp/www/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=319

Book Chapter

Rana K & Telfer T (2006) Primary drivers for cage culture and their relevance to African cage culture. In: Halwart M & Moehl J (eds.) FAO Regional Technical Expert Workshop on Cage Culture in Africa. 20-23 October 2004, Entebbe, Uganda. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings, 6. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, pp. 99-108. http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/a0833e/a0833e00.htm

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Pastorinho MR, Telfer T, Morgado FM & Soares AMVM (2005) Profiling Heavy Metals on the NW Portuguese Coast. 6th Iberian and 3rd Iberoamerican Congress on Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, CAdiz, Spain, 25.09.2005-28.09.2008.

Conference Paper

Chara J, Baird DJ & Telfer T (2005) Allochthonous Matter Input in Five Headwater Streams in Southwestern Colombia. American Geophysical Union, Spring Meeting 2005/ 53rd Meeting of the North American Benthological Society, New Orleans, LA, USA, 23.05.2005-27.05.2005. Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society, 22 (1), p. 113. http://www.freshwater-science.org/documents/jnabs-(1)/BNABS-22(1)-Spring-2005-pdf.aspx

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Pastorinho MR, Telfer T & Soares AMVM (2004) Heavy metals in urban channels sediments of the city of Aveiro, Portugal. Fourth SETAC World Congress: 25th Annual Meeting in North America, Portland, OR, USA, 14.11.2004-18.11.2004. http://abstracts.co.allenpress.com/pweb/setac2004/termindex/author-T.html

Conference Paper

Chara J, Baird DJ & Telfer T (2004) Effect of land use on biotic and abiotic aspects of low order streams in the Colombian Andes. 52nd Meeting of the North American Benthological Society, 2004, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 06.06.2004-10.06.2004. Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society, 21 (1), p. 76. http://www.freshwater-science.org/documents/jnabs-(1)/BNABS-21(1)-Spring-2004-pdf.aspx

Research Report

Bostock J, Telfer T, McAndrew B, Penman D, Young J & Muir J (2003) The potential impact of technological innovation on the aquaculture industry. Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. 25th report: Turning the Tide - Addressing the impact of Fisheries on the Marine Environment. Stirling: The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP). https://selectra.co.uk/energy/guides/market/rcep

Book Chapter

Telfer T & Beveridge MCM (2003) Aquaculture: Salmon Farming. In: Douglas I (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Global Environmental Change - Volume 3, Causes and consequences of global environmental change. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 200-204. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-047085362X.html

Conference Proceeding

Felsing M, Glencross B & Telfer T (2002) Fate of finfish aquaculture waste – the importance of wild fish in nutrient export. In: Proceedings of the 2002 Meeting of the Australian Marine Sciences Association. Tropical Temperate Transitions: A conference organised by the Australian Marine Sciences Association, Fremantle, Western Australia, 10.07.2002-12.07.2002. Perth, West Australia: Australia Marine Sciences Association. https://www.amsa.asn.au/conference/amsa2002_perth/AMSA2002_Program.pdf?phpMyAdmin=JURm0KeEWJJMSj%2CxwbEH7zLK989

Book Chapter

Telfer T & Beveridge MCM (2001) Monitoring environmental effects of marine fish aquaculture. In: Uriarte A & Basurco B (eds.) Environmental impact assessment of Mediterranean aquaculture farms. Cahiers Options Méditerranéennes, 55. Zaragoza, Spain: CIHEA, pp. 75-83. http://om.ciheam.org/option.php?IDOM=768

Book Chapter

Telfer T & Beveridge MCM (2001) Practical experiences: the northern European perspective. In: Uriarte A & Basurco B (eds.) Environmental impact assessment of Mediterranean aquaculture farms. Cahiers Options Méditerranéennes, 55. Zaragoza, Spain: CIHEAM, pp. 85-90. http://om.ciheam.org/option.php?IDOM=768

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Teaching

Teaching

Module coordinator for: AQUPGA1 - Foundations of Aquatic Production (MSc); AQUPGM2 - Environmental Systems (MSc); AQUU4DS - Science of Diving (BSc);

Teaches on modules: AQUPGA2 - Aquaculture in Practice (MSc); AQUU1OP - Our Blue Planet (BSc); AQUU2TP - Thirsty Planet (BSc); AQUU3AE - Introduction to Aquatic Environments (BSc); AQUU5LR - Managing Living Aquatic Resources (BSc); AQUU6MB - Changing Oceans (BSc); AQUU7ST - Marine Systematics and Taxonomy (BSc)

Research centres/groups