Brian Shuter

Senior Research Scientist (emeritus)
Aquatic Research & Monitoring Section
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry


I started out in engineering and shifted to biology and ecology in grad school. My research area in the past has been in the seam between population ecology and growth/production models for fish and zooplankton. Recently, I’ve been interested in life history theory and food web dynamics. A number of grad students and research projects have been in these areas over the last several years.

Research Area:

My recent areas of concentration are:

  • Fish life history – theory and application
  • Growth and production models
  • Aquatic food webs

Graduate Education:

  • M.Sc. University of Toronto
  • Ph.D. University of Toronto


  • Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto

Graduate Students

I supervise graduate students (University of Toronto) or serve on graduate student committees through cross-appointments. Students interested in graduate opportunities should check the University of Toronto, Department of Zoology web site.


This is a list of publications from collaborative research with grad students and colleagues.

Contact Info:

Brian.Shuter at or
U of T Tel: 416-978-7338
MNR Tel: 519-583-0981 Office Location: University of Toronto, Ramsay Wright Building

Mailing Address:

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Toronto
25 Harbord St., Toronto , ON
Canada , M5S 3G5