Sarah Stewart-Clark

Associate Professor, Shellfish Aquaculture

Phone: 902.893.8072
Mailing Address: 
Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture
Agricultural Campus
Dalhousie University
PO Box 550
Truro, NS, B2N 5E3



  • B.Sc.(Hon.) Biology, UPEI
  • M.Sc. Biology, UPEI
  • Ph.D. Shellfish Production & Aquatic Invasive Species, Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI


  • AQUA4001 – Shellfish Production
  • AQUA2000- Introduction to Aquaculture
  • BIOL3006-Aquatic Ecology

Research interests

  • Aquatic Invasive Species
  • Shellfish Aquaculture
  • Shellfish Genomics
  • Shellfish Transcriptomic Responses to Environmental Stressors
  • Genetic Brood Stock enhancement in shellfish production
  • Population studies and phylogenetic analysis of invasive tunicates
  • Diagnostic assay development of invasive propagules in environmental water samples
  • Monitoring and screening for invasive propagules via high throughput molecular assays
  • Developing new molecular diagnostic tools for shellfish health screening
  • Gender Studies in Academia and Rural Communities


  • Aquaculture Association of Canada
  • Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia

Selected publications

  • Stewart-Clark, S. E., Greenwood, S. J., Davidson. (2013). Optimization and Validation of Molecular Assays for Invasive Tunicate Monitoring in Environmental Water Samples. Aquatic Science and Technology, 1(1), 143-166.
  • Willis, J. E., Stewart-Clark, S., Greenwood, S. J., Davidson, J., & Quijon, P. (2011). A PCR-based assay to facilitate early detection of Diplosoma listerianum in Atlantic Canada. Aquatic Invasions, 6(1), 7-16.
  • Stewart-Clark, S. E., Siah, A., Greenwood, S. J., Davidson, J., &. (2009). Development of 18S rDNA and COI gene primers for the identification of invasive tunicate species in water samples. Aquatic Invasions, 4(4), 575-580.