Dr. Dominique P. Bureau
Professor, University of Guelph
Dr. Dominique P. Bureau manages the Fish Nutrition Research Laboratory at the University of Guelph, where he supervises a team of around 10 young scientists. He received a bachelor’s degree in bio-agronomy in 1991 and a master’s degree in animal science in 1992, both from Laval University in Quebec, Canada. Bureau received a doctoral degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Guelph in Ontario in 1997. He joined the faculty of the department of animal and poultry science at the University of Guelph in 2000 and has held the rank of professor since 2009.
Bureau leads a dynamic research program focusing the metabolism and utilization of nutrients (i.e., amino acids, fatty acids, glucose, phosphorus), feed formulation, feed-stuff evaluation, the management of the environmental impacts of fish-culture operations, the integration and valorization of published scientific information, and the development of mathematical models of digestion, growth and nutrient utilization for aquaculture species. He was a member of the NRC Committee on the Nutrient Requirements of Fish and Shrimp from 2009 to 2011 and currently leads the International Aquaculture Feed Formulation Database (IAFFD) project.
Bureau and his team work very closely with numerous feed manufacturers, feed ingredient suppliers, aquaculture producers, consultants and governmental agencies in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Bureau is the co-founder of Witta Aqua, a company that is developing a platform to help make aquaculture more efficient.