Katheline Hua, PhD

Adjunct Professor



Research interest

·        Better understanding and estimate of growth, feed intake, nutrient partitioning and requirement of fish.

·        Nutritional strategies to estimate and manage aquaculture waste output.

·        Construction of mathematical models to integrate information and facilitate research.


Refereed Journal Publications


Hua, K. and D.P. Bureau. 2010. Quantification of differences in digestibility of phosphorus among cyprinids, cichlids, and salmonids through a mathematical modelling approach. Aquaculture (in press).



Hua, K., C.F.M. de Lange, S. Birkett, and D. P. Bureau. 2010. Adaptation of a non-ruminant nutrient-based growth model to rainbow trout  (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum). Journal of Agricultural Science, 148, 17-29.


Bureau, D.P. and K. Hua. 2010. Towards Effective Nutritional Management of Waste Outputs in Aquaculture, with Particular Reference to Salmonid Aquaculture Operations. Aquaculture Research 41, 777-792.


Hua, K. and D.P. Bureau. 2009. A mathematical model to explain variations in estimates of starch digestibility and predict digestible starch content of salmonid fish feeds. Aquaculture 294: 282-287.


Hua, K. and D.P. Bureau. 2009. Development of a model to estimate digestible lipid content of salmonid fish feeds. Aquaculture 286: 271-276.


Naylor, R.L., R. W. Hardy, D. P. Bureau, A. Chiu, M. Elliott, A. P. Farrell, I. Forster, D. M. Gatlin, R. J. Goldburg, K. Hua, and P.D. Nichols. 2009. Feeding aquaculture in an era of finite resources. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106: 15103-15110.


Hua, K., C.F.M. de Lange, A. J. Niimi, G. Cole, R. D. Moccia, M. Z. Fan, and D. P. Bureau. 2008. A factorial model to predict phosphorus waste output of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture Research 39:1059-1069.


Bureau, D.P., K. Hua and A.M. Harris. 2008. The effect of dietary lipid and long-chain n-3 PUFA levels on growth, energy utilization, carcass quality and immune function of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 39: 1-21.


Raine, J.C., K. Hua, D. P. Bureau, M. M. Vijayan, and J. F. Leatherland. 2007. Influence of ration level and rearing temperature on hepatic GHR1 and 2, and hepatic and intestinal TRα and TRβ gene expression in late stages of rainbow trout embryos. Journal of Fish Biology 71:148-162.


Bureau, D.P., K. Hua, and C.Y. Cho. 2006. Effect of feeding level on growth and nutrient deposition in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum) growing from 150 to 600 g. Aquaculture Research 37: 1090-1098. 


Hua, K. and D.P. Bureau. 2006. Modelling digestible phosphorus content of salmonid fish feeds. Aquaculture 254: 455-465.


Bureau, D.P. and K. Hua. 2006. Letter to the Editor of Aquaculture. Aquaculture 252: 103-105.


Hua, K., L. Liu, and D.P. Bureau. 2005. Determination of phosphorus fractions in animal protein ingredients. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 53: 1571-1574.



Book Chapters 


Bureau, D.P., K. Hua, and P.A. Azevedo. 2008. Efficiency of conversion of feed inputs into animal biomass: the usefulness of bioenergetics models and need for a transition to nutrient-flow models, pp547-568. In: Cyrino, J.E.P., D.P. Bureau, and B.G. Kapoor (Eds.) Feeding and Digestive Function of Fishes. Science Publishers, Enfield, NH, USA. 


Bureau, D.P. and K. Hua. 2008. Models of nutrient utilization by fish and potential applications for fish culture operations, pp 442-461. In: France J. and E. Kebreab (Eds.) Mathematical Modelling in Animal Nutrition. Centre for Nutrition Modelling, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.


Hua, K., J.P. Cant, and D.P. Bureau. 2006. Dynamic simulation of phosphorus utilization in salmonid fish, pp. 180-191. In: Danfaer, A., J. Dijkstra, J. France, W. Gerrits, E. Kebreab, J. McNamara, & D. Poppi (Eds.) Proceeding Sixth International Workshop on Modelling Nutrient Utilisation in Farm. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.


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and Poultry Science,
University of Guelph,
Guelph, Ontario,

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