Researcher Profile

Jeffrey A. Hutchings

Job Title: Associate Professor
Employer: Dalhousie University
Place of Birth: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Public School attended: Hillcrest Public School
High School attended: Orillia District Collegiate & Vocational Institute
Further Education: University of Toronto (B.Sc. - 1980, Zoology), Memorial University of Newfoundland (M.Sc. - 1985, Biology; Ph.D. - 1991, Biology), University of Edinburgh (PostDoctoral - 1991-1992), Department of Fisheries and Oceans, St. John's (PostDoctoral - 1993-1994).
Geographic focus of research: Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Scandinavia, UK

Brief synopsis of current research:
My research focuses primarily on two areas: Life history evolution of fishes, and Population biology of exploited fishes. My life history research addresses questions concerning reproductive strategies in several species, notably Atlantic salmon, brook trout, and Atlantic cod. My research on commercially exploited fishes includes questions related to the reproductive rates of Atlantic cod, cod spawning behaviour, and recovery rates and extinction risks associated with marine fishes.

Mailing address:
Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4J1

Recent Publications:

Hutchings, J.A. In review. Life histories of salmon in the Northwest Atlantic. In: K.D. Lynch, W.W. Taylor, M. Jones, and J. Kocik [eds], Sustaining North American Salmon: Perspectives Across Regions and Disciplines, American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.

Hutchings, J.A. 1999. The influence of growth and survival costs of reproduction on Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, population growth rate. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 56: 1612-1623.

Hutchings, J.A., Bishop, T.D., and C.R. McGregor-Shaw. 1999. Spawning behaviour of Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua: evidence of mate competition and mate choice in a broadcast spawner. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 56: 97-104.

Hutchings, J.A., Pickle, A., McGregor-Shaw, C.R., and L. Poirier. 1999. Influence of sex, body size, and reproduction on overwinter lipid depletion in brook trout. J. Fish Biol. 55: 1020-1028.

Hutchings, J.A., and M.E.B. Jones. 1998. Life history variation and growth rate thresholds for maturity in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 55 (Suppl. 1): 22-47.