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Dorothee Kieser

Job Title: Head, Fish Pathology Program
Employer: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Further Education: Dalhousie University (B.Sc. - Biology; M.Sc. - Cell Biology).
Geographic focus of research: British Columbia

Brief synopsis of current research:
Dorothee Kieser heads the Fish Pathology Program for the Aquaculture Division. This program provides an advisory and consultative service on fish health matters to the Salmonid Enhancement hatcheries by operating a fish diagnostic laboratory. In addition, Dorothee Kieser is a member of the Federal-Provincial Fish Transplant Committee whose task it is to adjudicate on applications to import live finfish and shellfish into British Columbia or to transfer live fish within the province. As a Local Fish Health Officer, she is also involved in developing quality control programs for the national Fish Health Protection Regulations.


Recent Publications:

Kieser, D., G. Hoskins, R. Stitt, D. Blackburn, and L. Kahl. 1992. Control of proliferative kidney disease. Info Memo 154: 1p.

Kieser, D., G. Traxler, T. Evelyn, and R. Armstrong. 1992. IHN and its occurrence in sea-farmed Atlantic salmon. Aquaculture Update 61: 3 p.

Traxler, G. S. and D. Kieser. 1994. Isolation of the North American strain of Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Virus (VHSV) from herring (Clupea harengus pallasi) in British Columbia. FHS/AFS Newsletter 22: 8.

Kieser, D. 1994. Parasites in lake pens. In A. Castledine and S. Marsh (eds). Aquaculture Industry Development Report. The Chinook Salmon Workshop. Province of B.C., Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food.

Nener, J., D. Kieser, J.A.J. Thompson, W.L. Lockhart, D. Mettner, and R. Roome. (ed. B. Antcliffe). 1994. Columbia River Mountain White Fish Health: Initial Findings of the July 1992 Study. Conference Proceedings: Upper Columbia River Basin: an International Dialogue, Spokane, WA, November 15-16, 1994.