Trevor C Telfer

Dr Trevor C Telfer PhD, CBiol, MSB

T: +44 [0]1786 467878
E: tct1 at stir dot ac dot uk

Senior Lecturer, MSc Programmes Director

Trevor is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Aquaculture who has 25 years experience in marine environmental assessment. Initially he worked at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, investigating impacts of offshore oil development, but after completing a PhD in Marine Ecotoxicology in 1995, he moved to the Institute of Aquaculture to manage research and commercial projects.

Trevor is the Director for the MSc Programmes, responsible for development and administration of all taught post-graduate programmes at the Institute of Aquaculture. He also teaches on these programmes, in particular coordinating modules on Environmental Management. Trevor also teaches on undergraduate programmes in Marine Biology, Aquaculture and Biological Sciences, where he coordinates two modules on aquatic sciences.

Trevor heads an active research team working on environmental sustainability of aquaculture development in the EU, South-east and East Asia. In particular his interests include:

  • modelling impacts and interactions of aquaculture and the wider environment
  • functional ecotoxicology of aquaculture chemicals
  • mitigation of environmental impacts of aquaculture through effective development strategies

Trevor has been Principal Supervisor to 11 completed PhD students since 1998 and is currently supervising 7 PhD students. Trevor was a member of an Expert Working Group on Animal Feed Additives (FEEDAP), for the European Food Standards Administration and is presently a member of the Core Group (Environment) for the EU Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform.

Bostock, J., McAndrew, B., Richards, R., Jauncey, K., Telfer, T, Lorenzen, K., Little, D., Ross, L., Handisyde, N., Gatward, I and Corner, R. (2010) Aquaculture: global status and trends. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B., 365, 2897-2912. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0170.

Nobre, A.M., Ferreira, J.G., Nunes, J.P, Yan, X., Bricker, S., Corner, R., Groom, S., Gu, H., Hawkins, A.J.S, Hutson, R., Lan, D.D., Lencart e Silva, J.D., Pascoe, P., Telfer, T., Zhang, X., Zhu, M. (2010) Assessment of coastal management options by means of multilayered ecosystem models. Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science. 87 (1), 43-62. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2009.12.013

Tello, A., Corner, R.A. and Telfer, T.C. (2010) How do land-based salmonid farms affect stream ecology? Environmental Pollution. 158, 1147-1158. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2009.11.029.

Belton, B., Young, J., Murray, F., Telfer, T.C. and Little, D.L. (2010) Passing the Panda Standard: a TAD wide of the mark. Ambio. 39, 2-13. doi: 10.1007/s13280-009-0009-4.

Piedecausa, M.A., Aguado-Gimenez, F. Garcia-Garcia, B. and Telfer, T.C. (2010) Total ammonia nitrogen leaching from feed pellets used in salmon aquaculture. Journal of Applied Ichthyology26, 16-20. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0426.2009.01352.x

Piedecausa, M.A., Aguado-Giménez, F., García-García, B., Ballester, G., Telfer, T.C. (2009)  Settling velocity and total ammonia nitrogen leaching rate from commercial feed and faecal pellets of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) and seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax).  Aquaculture Research40, 1703-1714. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2109.2009.02272.x

Pastorinho, M.R., Telfer, T.C. and Soares, A. M.V.M. (2009) Amphipod intersex, metals and latitude: a perspective. Marine Pollution Bulletin58, 812-817. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.02.001.

Pastorinho, M.R., Telfer, T.C. and Soares, A. M.V.M. (2009) Amphipod susceptibility to metals: cautionary Tales. Chemosphere. 75. 1423-1428. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.03.003.

Nunes J.P., Ferreira J.G., Zhu M.Y., Stigebrandt A., Lan D.Z., Smits J., de Wit, M., Groom S., Hawkins T., Telfer T., Yan X.J. (2007). Modelling the transport of nutrients and carbon from catchment to coast - the SPEAR project. Geophysical Research Abstracts 9, 10622.

Corner, R.A., Ham, D., Bron, J.E. and Telfer, T.C. (2007). Qualitative assessment of initial biofouling on fish nets used in marine cage aquaculture. Aquaculture Research, 38, 660-663. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2007.01675.x

Rana, K. and Telfer, T. (2006) Primary drivers for cage culture and their relevance to African cage culture. In: K. Halwart and J.F. Moehl (eds). Cage Culture in Africa, FAO, Rome. pp 93-101.

Felsing, M., Telfer, T. and Glencross, B. (2006) 15N enrichment of an aquaculture diet and tracing of aquaculture waste in the environment. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 22, 419-426. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0426.2006.00744.x

Telfer T.C., Baird D.J., McHenery J.G., Stone J., Sutherland I. and Wislocki P. (2006) Environmental effects of the anti-sea lice (Copepoda: Caligidae) therapeutant emamectin benzoate under commercial use conditions in the marine environment. Aquaculture. 260, 163-180. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2006.06.024

Corner, R.A. Brooker, A. Telfer T.C. and Ross L.G (2006) A fully integrated GIS-based model of particulate waste dispersion from marine fish-cage sites. Aquaculture, 258, 299-311. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2006.03.036

Perez, O.M., Telfer, T.C., and Ross, L.R. (2005) GIS-Based Models for offshore Marine fish Cage Aquaculture site selection in Tenerife, Canary Islands. Aquaculture Research, 36, 946-961. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2005.01282.x

EU 7th Framework project SEAT (2009 - 2013). Development of an ethical accreditation index for sustainable aquaculture in SE Asia.

EU Leonardo da Vinci, Technology Transfer Grant - VOCATIONAL AQUALABS (2009 - 2011). Vocational training workshops in sustainable aquaculture.

EU Asia LINK II (2007 to 2010). Development of PhD level training in Aquaculture for SE Asia.

Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum (2006 - 2007). A review of the sea lice bath treatment dispersion model used for discharge consenting in Scotland.

EU Asia LINK I (2005 to 2008). Development of MSc course in Aquaculture by distance learning for SE Asia.

SCORE Award, Scottish Executive (2005 - 2006). An investigation of efficacy of a novel fish-cage net antifoulant. In conjunction with PRI Scotland Ltd.

European Commission Framework 6 Coordinated Action project CONCENSUS (2005 - 2008). Multi-stakeholder platform for sustainable aquaculture in Europe.

Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum (2005 - 2006). Development of a GIS-based tool to assist planning of aquaculture developments.

Seafish Ltd & Highlands and Islands Enterprise Research & Development Grant (2004 - 2007). Quantifying and modelling nutrient wastes from cultured Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua, L).

European Commission Framework 6 INCO project (2004 - 2007) SPEAR - Sustainable options for PEople, catchment and Aquatic Resources in China.