Job Title: Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Biology
Employer: University of New Brunswick
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Public School attended: Oak Ridge Elementary School
High School attended: MacDonald High School
CEGEP:John Abbott College
Further Education: McGill University (B.Sc. - 1981, Honours Marine Biology), Memorial University (M.Sc. - 1984, Biology), UBC (Ph.D. - 1988, Zoology)
Geographic focus of research: Atlantic Canada
Brief synopsis of current research:
My general research interests are in the physiology of growth and reproduction in fish, and how these processes can be manipulated for aquaculture. Specific areas of interest include: (a) physiology of triploid fish, and the suitability of induced triploidy as a means to sterilize fish for aquaculture; (b) sex determination in fish, and the use of hormonal, genetic and environmental treatments to manipulate sex ratios of fish populations for aquaculture; and (c) factors affecting short-term growth dynamics in fish, and the development of bioassays to estimate instantaneous growth rates.
O'Keefe, R.A. and T.J. Benfey. 1999. Comparative growth and food consumption of diploid and triploid brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) monitored by radiography. Aquaculture 175: 111-120.
Benfey, T.J. 1999. The physiology and behaviour of triploid fishes. Reviews in Fisheries Science 7: 39-67.
O'Flynn, F.M., S.A. McGeachy, G.W. Friars, T.J. Benfey & J.K. Bailey. 1997. Comparisons of cultured triploid and diploid Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). ICES J. Mar. Sci. 54:1160-1165.
O'Keefe, R.A. and T.J. Benfey. 1997. The feeding response of diploid and triploid Atlantic salmon and brook trout. Journal of Fish Biology 51: 989-997.
Benfey, T.J., L.E. McCabe and P. Pepin. 1997. Critical thermal maxima of diploid and triploid brook charr. Environmental Biology of Fishes 49: 259-264.