Daniel J. Hasselman

Evolution and Conservation of Anadromous Fishes

Daniel J. Hasselman, American Shad

Recent Publications


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.


2015. Influence of stocking history on the population genetic structure of alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) in Maine rivers.  Conservation Genetics 16(5) 1209-1223.


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.


2014. Human disturbance causes the formation of a hybrid swarm between two naturally sympatric fish species.  Molecular Ecology 23(5): 1137-1152.


Research Interests


My research investigates the ecological and evolutionary processes that influence patterns of genetic variation among wild populations, and addresses fundamental questions about the evolutionary ecology of species in response to natural and human disturbance. My work provides crucial linkages between ecology and evolution, and is of increasing relevance to conservation, as the maintenance of evolutionary processes may promote ecological stability (e.g., via portfolio effects) and prevent extinction. My research in applied evolutionary ecology bridges the gap between academia and application and is used to advise conservation and resource management policy.