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.
1) Johansson, M.J., H. MacIsaac, S.R. Chaganti, N. Simard, K. Howland, G. Winkler, A. Rochon, F. Laget, P. Tremblay, D.D. Heath. 2017. Attenuation and modification of the ballast water microbial community during voyages into the Canadian Arctic. Diversity and Distributions, doi: 10.1111/ddi.12552.
3) Falica, B.K., S.J. Lehnert, T.E. Pitcher, D.D. Heath, D.M. Higgs. 2017. Ontogentic shifts in genetic and maternal effects on length and survival in Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Aquaculture, 468 218-225.
4) Lehnert, S.J., R.H. Devlin, T.E. Pitcher, C.A.D. Semeniuk and D.D. Heath. 2017. Redder isn’t always better: cost of carotenoids in Chinook salmon eggs. Behavioral Ecology doi: 10.1093/beheco/arw182.
5) Shewa, W.A., J.A. Lalman, S.R. Chaganti and D.D. Heath. 2016. Electricity production from lignin photocatalytic degradation byproducts. Energy 111:774-784.
Trojan Technologies. 2016-2019. Application of cultureomics for identification of phytoplanktons in fresh and marine waters. PI ($75,000).
NSERC Sub Grant: 2016-2019. Developing high-performance Chinook salmon stocks for use in aquaculture: reproductive success, flesh colour, immunity and cryopreservation.
NSERC Strategic Project Grant: 2016-2019. Restoring biodiversity and a valuable fishery: Atlantic Salmon reintroduction into Lake Ontario. CoPI ($595,860).
NSERC Strategic Project Grant: 2015-2018. Great Lakes recreational water security: Microbial community characterization, source tracking and remediation through meta-genomics. PI ($574,000).
NSERC Discovery Grant: 2013-2018. Evolutionary genetics of early life history variation in salmon: Non-additive genetic effects and local adaptation. PI ($250,000).