Researcher Profile

Doug Hay

Job Title: Research Scientist
Employer: Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries & Oceans, Nanaimo BC V9R 5K6
Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
High School attended: Burnaby South
Further Education: University of British Columbia (B.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Ontario, Maritimes, Alaska, Japan, Russia

Brief synopsis of current research:
Work at the Pacific Biological Station includes research on the all aspects of the biology of Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) and a small species of smelt called 'eulachons'. Some projects are concerned mainly with the analyses of factors affecting spawning and larval distribution and survival. Other work include reviews of historical data bases conbined with field and laboratory research. In recent years, many projects are becoming multi-disciplinary, including international collaboration, particularly on topics concerned with analyses of effetcs of climate change on fishes.

Website:
www-sci.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/herspawn/

Recent Publications:

Hay, D.E. and P.B. McCarter. 1997. Continental shelf area, distribution, abundance and habitat of herring in the North Pacific. Wakefield Fisheries Symposium. Alaska Sea Grant College Program 97-01: p 559-572.

Hay, D.E. and P.B. McCarter. 1997. Larval retention and stock structure of British Columbia herring. J. Fish. Biol. 155-175.

Hay, D.E., J. Boutillier, M. Joyce and G. Langford. 1997. The eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) as an indicator species in the North Pacific. Wakefield Fisheries Symposium. Alaska Sea Grant College Program 97-01: p 509-530.

Hay, D.E. and J.D. McPhail. 1999. Courtship Behaviour of male threespine sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) from old and new hybrid zones. In Press.

Hay, D.E. and M. Thompson. 2000. Anatomy of a strong year class: analysis of the 1977 year class of Pacific herring in British Columbia and Alaska. Submitted.