Job Title: Assistant Professor
Employer: University of Northern BC
Place of Birth: Arvida, Quebec, Canada
Public School attended: Parkview Elementary
High School attended: Alexander Gault Regional High School
Further Education: McGill University (B.Sc., M.Sc.), University of British Columbia (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: British Columbia, Yukon, USA
Brief synopsis of current research:
Dr. Heath uses molecular genetic tools to address Evolutionary, Ecological, and Conservation/Management questions in aquatic systems (primarily in fish and shellfish).
Heath, D.D., C.W. Fox, and J.W. Heath. 1999. Maternal effects on offspring size: variation through early development in chinook salmon. Evolution 53:1605-1611.
Heath, D.D., R.H. Devlin, J.W. Heath, R.M. Sweeting, B.A. McKeown, and G.K. Iwama 1997. Growth and hormonal changes associated with precocious sexual maturation in adult male chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 208:239-250.
Heath, D.D., D.R. Hatcher, and T.J. Hilbish 1996. Ecological interaction between sympatric Mytilus species on the west coast of Vancouver Island investigated using PCR markers. Mol. Ecol. 5: 443-447.
Heath, D.D. and D.A. Roff 1996. The role of trophic bottlenecks in stunting: Testing the predictions of an allocation model of the growth and reproduction in yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Env. Biol. Fishes. 45: 53-63.
Heath, D.D., N.J. Bernier, and T.A. Mousseau 1995. Single-locus minisatellite identifies genetic structure in chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) populations. Mol. Ecol. 4: 389-393.