Researcher Profile

Edward M. Donaldson FRSC

Job Title: Aquaculture and Fisheries Consultant; Adjunct Prof. UBC; Section Editor Physiology and Endocrinology for the journal Aquaculture; Scientist Emeritus West Vancouver Laboratory DFO
Employer: Self
Place of Birth: Whitehaven, Cumbria, England
High School attended: Whitehaven Grammar School
Further Education: Sheffield University (B.Sc.), University of British Columbia (M.Sc.), Sheffield University (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: British Columbia, North and South America, Asia, Europe

Brief synopsis of current research:
Planning, conduct, and evaluation, of R&D projects in Fisheries and Aquaculture. Application of biotechnology to problems and opportunities in fisheries and aquaculture, incl.: Studies on the effect of changing environmental conditions on stress and reproductive parameters during the anadromous migration of Pacific salmon. The development and optimization of reproductive processes in fish i.e. induced spawning technologies, monosex and sterilization technologies and chromosome set manipulation (triploidy, gynogenesis) technologies. The development of growth optimization technologies in fish. The evaluation and amelioration of stress in wild and cultured fish. The investigation of the reproductive effects of xenobiotics in fish, especially endocrine disrupters.



Recent Publications:

Afonso, L.O.B., Iwama G.K, Smith, J. and Donaldson E.M. 1999. Effects of the aromatase inhibitor Fadrozole on plasma sex steroid secretion and ovulation rate in female coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, close to final maturation. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 113: 221-229.

Devlin R H. Byatt J C. Mclean E. Yesaki T Y. Krivi G G. Jaworski E G. Clarke W C. and Donaldson E M. 1994. Bovine placental lactogen is a potent stimulator of growth and displays strong binding to hepatic receptor sites of Coho Salmon. General & Comparative Endocrinology. 95 (1) 31-41.

Donaldson, E. M. 1996. Manipulation of reproduction in farmed fish. In G.M. Stone and G. Evans Eds. Animal Reproduction: Research and Practice. Proc. 13th Internat. Congr. on Animal Reproduction, Sydney, Australia, 30 June-4 July, 1996. Animal Reproduction Science, 42: 381-392.

Donaldson, E.M. 1997. The role of biotechnology in sustainable aquaculture. Pages 101-126 in J.E. Bardach Ed. Sustainable Aquaculture . J. Wiley and Sons. Inc. New York.

Donaldson, E.M., Solar, I.I. and Harvey B. 2000. Induced ovulation and spermiation and factors influencing gamete quality. In Cryopreservation of gametes and embryos of aquatic species. Tiersch T. and Mazic P. editors. World Aquaculture Society. In press.