Canada Research Chair
Phone: 519-253-3000 ext. 3762
Office: GLIER Rm 209
e-mail: Daniel Heath
Uses genetic tools (quantitative, population and molecular) and field techniques to address fundamental questions in evolution, ecology and conservation biology, primarily in aquatic ecosystems.
PAST ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Our research team uses genetic tools (quantitative, population and molecular) and field techniques to address fundamental questions in evolution, ecology and conservation biology, primarily in aquatic ecosystems.
In recent years my team has published in a wide range of journals, including Science, Molecular Ecology, Evolution and Gene, and attracted more than $200,000 annually in external research funding. We have received funding to purchase equipment for molecular genetic applications, including environmental genomics, with capacity for quantitative real-time PCR and microarray printing and scanning.
RECENT AND SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
D.D. Heath, C.M. Bettles, and D. Roff. 2010. Environmental factors associated with reproductive barrier breakdown in sympatric trout populations on Vancouver Island. Evol. Applic. 3: 77-90.
T.E. Pitcher, C.L. Beneteau, R.P. Walter, C.C. Wilson, N.E. Mandrak, D.D. Heath. 2010. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the redside dace, Clinostomus elongatus., Conservation Genetics Resources, 1, 381-383.
L.I. Soderberg, J.A. Galarza, and D.D. Heath. 2010. Novel and optimized polymorphic microsatellite loci for brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus). Conservation Genet. Resour. 2: 211-213.
S.R. Garner, R.N. Bortoluzzi, D.D. Heath, B.D. Neff. 2010. Sexual conflict inhibits female mate choice for major histocompatibility complex dissimilarity in Chinook salmon., Proceeding of the Royal Society (B), 277, 885-894.
J.L. Shields, J.W. Heath, D.D. Heath. 2010. Marine landscape shapes hybrid zone in a broadcast spawning bivalve: Introgression and genetic structure in Canadian west coast Mytilus., Marine Ecology Progress Series, 399, 211-223.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS