Researcher Profile

Joseph A. Brown

Job Title: Assoc Prof (Research)
Employer: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Penn., USA.
Public School attended: Pennel Elementary/Jr High, Gray, Maine. USA
High School attended: Gray-NewGloucester High School
Further Education: St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS (B.Sc.), Memorial University of Newfoundland (M.Sc.), Queen's University, Kingston, ONT (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Brazil, Norway.

Brief synopsis of current research:
Two juvenile atlantic cod reared under identical
condition for one year...obvious diferences in
pigmention between cod from the two areas
support other variables found to differ among
these two populations.
Apply theories of Behavioural Ecology to larval and juvenile marine and freshwater fishes. Areas of focus are foraging, predator-avoidance, decision-making within the context of early ontogeny of fish. Kin discrimination in salmonid fishes and resource use of juvenile cod are other areas of interest. My applied research is in the area of aquaculture, particulary New Species Development focusing on developing larviculutre techniques.

Mailing address:
Ocean Sciences Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NF. A1C 5S7. Canada
Phone: (709)-737-3252; Fax: (709)-737-3220

Recent Publications:

Grant, S.M. & BROWN, J.A. 1999. Variation in condition of coastal Newfoundland O-group Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua): field and laboratory studies using simple condition indices. Mar. Biol. 133: 611-620.

Puvanendran, V., & BROWN, J.A. 1999. Foraging, growth and survival of Atlantic Cod larvae reared in different prey concentrations. Aquaculture 175: 77-92.

BROWN, J.A., Wiseman, D. & P. Kean. 1997 The use of behavioural observation in the larviculture of cold-water marine finfish. Aquaculture 155:297-306.

Brown, G.E. & J.A. BROWN, 1996. Kin Discrimination in salmonids. Rev. Fish. Biol. and Fisheries 6: 201-220.

Bishop, T & JA BROWN 1992. Foraging under predation threat by larval threespine sticklebacks. Behav Ecol Sociobio. 31: 133-139.