Paul Bentzen

Professor

DFO Chair, Fisheries Resource Conservation Genetics

Email: paul.bentzen@dal.ca


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  • 2009 update status report for Atlantic whitefish (Coregonus huntsmani) 

    Bradford, R. G., P. Bentzen, D. M. Campbell, A. M. Cook, et al. 2010. 2009 update status report for Atlantic whitefish (Coregonus huntsmani). Ottawa: Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
    The Atlantic whitefish (Coregonus huntsmani), considered to be anadromous by nature, is endemic to Canada, and found only in the Province of Nova Scotia. They presently exist as a land-locked population within three small ...
  • Isolation and characterization of di- and tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in geoduck clams, Panopea abrupta 

    Vadopalas, B., and P. Bentzen. 2000. "Isolation and characterization of di- and tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in geoduck clams, Panopea abrupta." Molecular Ecology: 1433-1449.
    Researchers isolated the first microsatellite loci in geoduck clams (Panopea abrupta) as part of an investigation into the genetic diversity of geoduck populations. Mono- or di-allelic PCR profiles were observed at six ...
  • Genetic and phenotypic diversity and divergence in sympatric Lake Utopia rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) 

    Bradbury, IR, R. Bradford, and P. Bentzen. 2011. Genetic and phenotypic diversity and divergence in sympatric Lake Utopia rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax). Ottawa: Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
    The rainbow smelt complex in Lake Utopia, New Brunswick represents an independent occurrence of multiple sympatric ecological forms, the identification and status of which remains unresolved. Here we re-evaluate the presence ...
  • Effects of pH, temperature and salinity on age 0+ Atlantic whitefish (Coregonus huntsmani) with implications for recovery potential 

    Cook, A. M., R. G. Bradford, B. Hubley, and P. Bentzen. 2010. Effects of pH, temperature and salinity on age 0+ Atlantic whitefish (Coregonus huntsmani) with implications for recovery potential. Ottawa: Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
    Endemic to Canada, the anadromous Atlantic whitefish only occurs in Nova Scotia, and spawning runs have only been documented in two watersheds. Since 1982, the global distribution of Atlantic whitefish has been limited to ...
  • 2009 update status report for Atlantic whitefish (Coregonus huntsmani) 

    Bradford, R. G., P. Bentzen, D. M. Campbell, A. M. Cook, et al. 2010. "2009 update status report for Atlantic whitefish (Coregonus huntsmani)." In , 45. Ottawa: Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
    The Atlantic whitefish (Coregonus huntsmani), considered to be anadromous by nature, is endemic to Canada, and found only in the Province of Nova Scotia. They presently exist as a land-locked population within three small ...
  • Update status report on Bay of Fundy striped bass (Morone saxatilis) 

    Bradford, R. G., P. LeBlanc, and P. Bentzen. 2012. Update status report on Bay of Fundy striped bass (Morone saxatilis). Ottawa: Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
    Bay of Fundy striped bass, is one of the three Designatable Units of striped bass recognized by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. The status of the Designatable Units which consists of the Saint ...
  • Microsatellites: Genetic markers for the future 

    Wright, J. M., and P. Bentzen. 1995. "Microsatellites: Genetic markers for the future." In MOLECULAR GENETICS IN FISHERIES, 5-121. LONDON: CHAPMAN AND HALL.
    In the four accompanying reviews of this issue, the authors have provided a thorough assessment of the molecular basis and utility of various genetic markers currently available to researchers in aquaculture and fisheries ...
  • Microsatellite polymorphism and the population structure of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in the Northwest Atlantic 

    Bentzen, P., C. T. Taggart, DE Ruzzante, and D. Cook. 1996. Microsatellite polymorphism and the population structure of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in the Northwest Atlantic. Dartmouth: Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
    Allelic variation in six highly polymorphic microsatellite loci provided evidence that cod (Gadus morhua) in the Northwest Atlantic belong to multiple genetically distinguishable populations, and further, that genetic ...
  • The mating system of steelhead, Oncorhynchus mykiss, inferred by molecular analysis of parents and progeny 

    Seamons, T. R., P. Bentzen, and T. P. Quinn. 2004. "The mating system of steelhead, Oncorhynchus mykiss, inferred by molecular analysis of parents and progeny." In Genetics of subpolar fish and invertebrates, 12-344. Dordrecht ; Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    The development of molecular markers has allowed behavioral ecologists to link parents to specific offspring, providing insights into breeding systems that were not apparent from direct observations of the social system. ...
  • Genetic identification of stocks of marine fish and shellfish 

    Shaklee, J. B., and P. Bentzen. 1998. "Genetic identification of stocks of marine fish and shellfish." Bulletin of Marine Science: 33-621.
    Marine stock-enhancement programs should use information on population structure to optimize enhancement strategies and to design and implement operations so as to protect the genetic character and diversity of existing ...
  • Microsatellite variation in geoduck clams (Panopea abrupta) in Puget Sound, Washington 

    Vadopalas, BA, A. Strom, and P. Bentzen. 2000. "Microsatellite variation in geoduck clams (Panopea abrupta) in Puget Sound, Washington." Journal of Shellfish Research 19(1): 617-618.
    Population differentiation is often assumed to be non-existent among marine invertebrate species with high dispersal potential due to a protracted pelagic larval phase. Using high resolution DNA microsatellites and other ...
  • Isolation of novel microsatellites in geoduck clams (Panopea abrupta) by magnetic bead hybridization selection 

    Vadopalas, BA, P. T. O'Reilly, and P. Bentzen. 2000. "Isolation of novel microsatellites in geoduck clams (Panopea abrupta) by magnetic bead hybridization selection." Journal of Shellfish Research 19(1): 686.
    Information regarding the genetic population structure of Puget Sound geoduck clams should guide culture and fishery management of this economically valuable species. If population substructure exists, both the avoidance ...
  • Genetic differentiation among geoduck clam (Panopea abrupta) populations revealed by allozyme and microsatellite analyses 

    Vadopalas, B., L. L. LeClair, and P. Bentzen. 2003. "Genetic differentiation among geoduck clam (Panopea abrupta) populations revealed by allozyme and microsatellite analyses." Journal of Shellfish Research 22(2): 609.
    The genetic population structure of geoduck clams (Panopea abrupta) in inland waters of Washington may affect fishery management and aquacultural practices involving this species. To investigate genetic differentiation in ...
  • Allozyme, mtDNA, and microsatellite variants describe structure of populations of pink and sockeye salmon in Alaska 

    Seeb, JE, C. Habicht, J. B. Olsen, P. Bentzen, et al. 1998. "Allozyme, mtDNA, and microsatellite variants describe structure of populations of pink and sockeye salmon in Alaska." Bulletin of NPAFC: 20-319.
    Some populations of pink (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) and sockeye (O. nerka) salmon in Alaska have been adversely affected by climactic or anthropogenic events, and fishery closures to protect these depleted stocks can lead ...
  • Differential reproductive success of sympatric, naturally spawning hatchery and wild steelhead, Oncorhynchus mykiss 

    McLean, JE, P. Bentzen, and T. P. Quinn. 2004. "Differential reproductive success of sympatric, naturally spawning hatchery and wild steelhead, Oncorhynchus mykiss." In Genetics of subpolar fish and invertebrates, 11-369. Dordrecht ; Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    Hatchery propagation of salmonids has been practiced in western North America for over a century. However, recent declines in wild salmon abundance and efforts to mitigate these declines through hatcheries have greatly ...
  • Genetic identification of stocks of marine fish and shellfish 

    Shaklee, J. B., and P. Bentzen. 1998. "Genetic identification of stocks of marine fish and shellfish." Bulletin of Marine Science: 33-621.
    Marine stock-enhancement programs should use information on population structure to optimize enhancement strategies and to design and implement operations so as to protect the genetic character and diversity of existing ...
  • Microsatellite variation in geoduck clams (Panopea abrupta) in Puget Sound, Washington 

    Vadopalas, BA, A. Strom, and P. Bentzen. 2000. "Microsatellite variation in geoduck clams (Panopea abrupta) in Puget Sound, Washington." Journal of Shellfish Research 19(1): 617-618.
    Population differentiation is often assumed to be non-existent among marine invertebrate species with high dispersal potential due to a protracted pelagic larval phase. Using high resolution DNA microsatellites and other ...
  • Isolation of novel microsatellites in geoduck clams (Panopea abrupta) by magnetic bead hybridization selection 

    Vadopalas, BA, P. T. O'Reilly, and P. Bentzen. 2000. "Isolation of novel microsatellites in geoduck clams (Panopea abrupta) by magnetic bead hybridization selection." Journal of Shellfish Research 19(1): 686.
    Information regarding the genetic population structure of Puget Sound geoduck clams should guide culture and fishery management of this economically valuable species. If population substructure exists, both the avoidance ...
  • Genetic differentiation among geoduck clam (Panopea abrupta) populations revealed by allozyme and microsatellite analyses 

    Vadopalas, B., L. L. LeClair, and P. Bentzen. 2003. "Genetic differentiation among geoduck clam (Panopea abrupta) populations revealed by allozyme and microsatellite analyses." Journal of Shellfish Research 22(2): 609.
    The genetic population structure of geoduck clams (Panopea abrupta) in inland waters of Washington may affect fishery management and aquacultural practices involving this species. To investigate genetic differentiation in ...
  • Microsatellites: Genetic markers for the future 

    Wright, J. M., and P. Bentzen. 1995. "Microsatellites: Genetic markers for the future." In MOLECULAR GENETICS IN FISHERIES, 5-121. LONDON: CHAPMAN AND HALL.
    In the four accompanying reviews of this issue, the authors have provided a thorough assessment of the molecular basis and utility of various genetic markers currently available to researchers in aquaculture and fisheries ...

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