Research Areas: Aquaculture; nutrition of oysters and other bivalves; microencapsulation; polyculture of abalone; genetic selection of oysters.
Chris’s research is broadly interested in aquaculture of oysters and other bivalves, and of sea vegetables such as dulse. He also works with microencapsulation of nutrients to feed bivalves and other fishes in aquaculture operations. His work with the Molluscan Broodstock Program focuses on the genetic selection of oysters in order to improve all aspects of oyster production. Chris also studies ocean acidification and hypoxia and its effects on oyster production.