Daniel J. Hasselman

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Dalhousie University, 2010

Ph.D. (Biology)





Acadia University, 2003

M.Sc. (Biology)



Dalhousie University, 1999

B.Sc. (Marine Biology; Adv. Major)







Thesis Title: Discrimination of adult and early life history coregonid fishes in Maritime Canada.



Dissertation Title: Spatial distribution of neutral genetic variation in a wide ranging anadromous clupeid, the American shad (Alosa sapidissima).


Refereed Publications

Journal/Book Chapters


DJ Hasselman, EC Anderson, EE Argo, ND Bethoney, SR Gephard, DM Post, BP Schondelmeier, TF Schultz, TV Willis, and EP Palkovacs. 2016. Genetic stock composition of marine bycatch reveals disproportional impacts on depleted river herring genetic stocks. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73: 1-13.


McBride MC, DJ Hasselman, TV Willis, EP Palkovacs, and P Bentzen. 2015. Influence of stocking history on the population genetic structure of alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) in Maine rivers. Conservation Genetics 16(5): 1209-1233.


Waldman J, DJ Hasselman, P Bentzen, MJ Dadswell, L Maceda, and I Wirgin. 2014. Genetic mixed-stock analysis of American shad at two Atlantic coast locations: Delaware Bay, USA, and Inner Bay of Fundy, Canada. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34: 1190-1198.


Hasselman DJ, EE Argo, MC McBride, P Bentzen, TF Schultz, AA Perez-Umphrey, and EP Palkovacs. 2014. Human disturbance causes the formation of a hybrid swarm between two naturally sympatric fish species. Molecular Ecology 23(5): 1137-1152.


Palkovacs EP, DJ Hasselman, EE Argo, SR Gephard, KE Limburg, DM Post, TF Schultz, and TV Willis. 2014. Combining genetic and demographic information to prioritize recovery efforts for anadromous alewife and blueback herring. Evolutionary Applications 7(2): 212-226.


Hinrichsen RA, DJ Hasselman, CC Ebbesmeyer, and Shields, BA. 2013. The role of impoundments, temperature, and discharge on colonization of the Columbia River basin, USA, by nonindigenous American shad. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142: 887-900.


Hasselman DJ, D Ricard, and P Bentzen. 2013. Genetic diversity and differentiation in a wide ranging anadromous fish, American shad (Alosa sapidissima), is correlated with latitude. Molecular Ecology 22(6): 1558-1573.


Hasselman DJ and KE Limburg. 2012. Alosine restoration in the 21st century: challenging the status quo. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 4: 174-187.


Hasselman DJ, RA Hinrichsen, BA Shields, and CC Ebbesmeyer. 2012.  The rapid establishment, dispersal, and increased abundance of invasive American shad in the Pacific Northwest. Fisheries 37(3): 105-116.


Hasselman DJ, RA Hinrichsen, BA Shields, and CC Ebbesmeyer. 2012. American shad of the Pacific coast: a harmful invasive species or benign introduction? Fisheries 37(3): 117-124.


Hasselman DJ, RG Bradford, and P Bentzen. 2010. Taking stock: Defining populations of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) in Canada using neutral genetic markers. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 1021-1039.


Hasselman DJ, TA Edge, and RG Bradford. 2009. Discrimination of the endangered Atlantic whitefish from lake whitefish and round whitefish by use of external characters. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29: 1046-1057.


Hasselman DJ 2008. Comments on 'Weak population differentiation in northern European populations of the endangered anadromous clupeid Alosa fallax. Journal of Fish Biology 73: 1096-1098.


Hasselman DJ, J Whitelaw, and RG Bradford. 2007. Ontogenetic development of the endangered Atlantic whitefish (Coregonus huntsmani Scott, 1987) eggs, embryos, larvae, and juveniles. Canadian Journal of Zoology 85:1157-1168.


Purchase CF, DJ Hasselman, and LK Weir. 2007. Relationship between fertilization success and the number of milt donors in rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax Mitchell): implications for population growth rates. Journal of Fish Biology 70: 934-946.


Hasselman DJ, P Longue, and RG Bradford. 2005. First record of age 0+ Atlantic Whitefish (Coregonus huntsmani Scott, 1987) from the wild. Canadian Field Naturalist 119 (2):294-295.


Conference Papers and Abstracts

Bentzen P, DJ Hasselman, L Anstey, and RG Bradford. 2006. Adaptive morphological divergence vs. neutral genetic divergence in sympatric morphs of rainbow smelt, Osmerus mordax. Journal of Fish Biology 69:231 (Suppl. C).


Hasselman, DJ, RG Bradford, and P Bentzen. 2009. Population structure of American shad within and among Canadian rivers in Haro AJ, KL Smith, RA Rulifson, CM Moffitt, RJ Klauda, MJ Dadswell, RA Cunjak, JE Cooper, KL Beal, and TS Avery (eds.). Challenges for Diadromous Fishes in a Dynamic Global Environment. American Fisheries Society Symposium 69: 835-836.


Selected Reports for Government

Hasselman DJ, and RG Bradford. 2012. Discrimination of the endangered Atlantic whitefish (Coregonus huntsmani Scott 1987) larvae and juveniles. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Report No. 2993: iii+24pp.


Hasselman DJ 2000. Life history analysis of the Atlantic whitefish (Coregonus huntsmani): extrapolations from closely related coregonids. Diadromous Fish Division, Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans. 100 pp.