Professor & Executive Director
Uses genetic tools (quantitative, population and molecular) and field techniques to address fundamental questions in evolution, ecology and conservation biology, primarily in aquatic ecosystems.
He, X., C.C. Wilson, K.W. Wellband, A.L.S. Houde, B.D. Neff and D.D. Heath. 2015. Transcriptional profiling of two Atlantic salmon strains: implications for reintroduction into Lake Ontario. Cons. Gen. In Press.
Singh, R., C. Moon, S.S. Veeravalli, S.R. Shanmugam, S.R. Chaganti, J.A. Lalman, and D.D. Heath. 2015. Using a statistical model to examine the effect of COD: SO42- ratio, HRT and LA concentration on sulfate reduction in an anaerobic sequencing batch reactor. Water In Press.
Madison, B.N., J.W. Heath, D.D. Heath and N.J. Bernier. 2015. Effects of early rearing environment and breeding strategy on social interactions and the hormonal response to stressors in juvenile Chinook salmon. Can J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. In Press.
Moon, C., S.R., Veeravalli, S.R., Shanmugam, S.R. Chaganti, J.A Lalman and D.D. Heath. 2015. Effect of COD:SO4-2 ratio, HRT and linoleic acid concentration on mesophilic sulfate reduction: Reactor performance and microbial population dynamics. Water In Press.
Becker, L.A, M. Kirkland, J.W. Heath, D.D. Heath and B. Dixon. 2015. Breeding strategy and rearing environment effects on the disease resistance of cultured Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Aquaculture. In Press.
CFI & OIT: 2012-2014. Environmental Stressors in the Great Lakes: Assessment, function and remediation. PI ($6,726,259).
CFI & OIT: 2011-2013. Parallel sequencing facility for environmental, ecological and evolutionary research. PI ($164,857).
NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grant: 2012. High through-put digital field-based fish measurement system. PI ($27,808).
NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grant: 2012. A field vehicle for ecological research. CoPI ($42,000).
NSERC CRD Grant: 2009-2011. Genetic and physiological basis of growth, survival and reproduction in Chinook salmon: applications for aquaculture. CoPI ($130,000).