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.
Sarah J. Lehnert, John W. Heath and Daniel D. Heath. 2013. Ecological and genetic risks arising from reproductive interactions between wild and farmed Chinook salmon, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 7(12):1691-1698.
Michelle Farwell, Ken G. Drouillard, Daniel D. Heath, et al. 2013. Associations Between Female Reproductive Traits and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Sediment Concentrations in Wild Populations of Brown Bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus), Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 65(4):742-752.
Kyle W. Wellband, Daniel D. Heath. 2013. The relative contribution of drift and selection to transcriptional divergence among Babine Lake tributary populations of juvenile rainbow trout, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 26(11): 2497-2508.
Sathyanarayanan Sevilimedu, Subba Rao Chaganti, Jerald A. Lalman, Daniel D. Heath. 2013. Effect of furans and linoleic acid on hydrogen production, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38(28):12283-12293.
Kyle W. Wellband, Daniel D. Heath. 2013. Environmental associations with gene transcription in Babine Lake rainbow trout: evidence for local adaptation, 3(5):1194-1208.
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).