Researcher Profile

Linda D. Hiemstra

Job Title: Project Manager, Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Department
Employer: Malaspina University-College
Place of Birth: Nanaimo, BC, Canada
High School attended: Prince George Senior Secondary School - Prince George, BC
Further Education: Fisheries and Aquaculture Diploma
Geographic focus of research: British Columbia, Brazil, Thailand

Brief synopsis of current research:
Phytoplankton Culture:
1) cost benefit analysis between batch and semi-continuous culture of Thalassiosira pseudonana and Tetraselmis salina in a shellfish hatchery

2) comparison of cost and ease of use between off shelf plant fertilizers and standard phytoplankton media using Thalassiosira pseudonana and Chromonas salina. Oher areas of ongoing research are freshwater and marine phytoplankton identification and toxic phytoplankton.

Mailing address:
Malaspina University-College, 900-5th St. Nanaimo BC V9R 5S5
Phone: (250)741-8708; Fax: (250)755-8749