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Jeffrey Alexander Hutchings

Professor

Professor, Fish Ecology and Evolution

After obtaining a PhD at Memorial University of Newfoundland (1991), Jeffrey Hutchings worked at the University of Edinburgh and Fisheries & Oceans Canada (St. John’s) before accepting a position in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University (1995), where he is Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Chair in Fish, Fisheries and Oceans. His work on fish ecology, evolution, and population dynamics has been published in more than 220 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has served on the editorial boards of eight scientific journals and multiple expert review panels in Canada, Sweden, Ireland, and the United States. In addition to his primary Canadian appointment, his research in Fenno-Scandia has included positions held at  Havforskingsinstituttet (Flødevigen Research Station), University of Oslo (CEES), and University of Jyväskylä (Finland).

Research interests

My research focuses on the ecology and evolution of fishes. Specific research fields include life-history evolution, population dynamics, fisheries science, behavioural ecology, and ecological speciation. Research methodologies currently include mathematical modelling, laboratory common-garden experiments, data meta-analyses, and transcriptomics. Primary study species are Atlantic cod, Atlantic salmon, and brook trout. From an applied perspective, the research has bearing on complexities related to: sustainable fisheries; species recovery; interactions between farmed and wild fishes; human-induced evolution; and coastal marine biodiversity.

Selected publications

Bland, S., Valdovinos, F., Hutchings, J.A., and Kuparinen, A. 2019. The role of fish life histories in allometrically scaled food-web dynamics. Ecology and Evolution 9: 3651-3660. doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4996

Bordeleau, X., Pardo, S.A., Chaput, G., April, J., Dempson, B., Robertson, M., Levy, A., Jones, R., Hutchings, J.A.,  Whoriskey, F.G., and Crossin, G.T. 2019. Spatio-temporal trends in the importance of iteroparity across Atlantic salmon populations of the northwest Atlantic. ICES Journal of Marine Science. In press.

Hutchings, J.A., and Kuparinen, A. 2019. Implications of fisheries-induced evolution for population recovery: refocusing the science and refining its communication. Fish and Fisheries. In press.

Hutchings, J.A., Ardren, W.R., Barlaup, B.T., Bergman, E., Clarke, K.D., Greenberg, L.A., Lake, C., Piironen, J., Sirois, P., Sundt-Hansen, L.E., and Fraser, D.J. 2019. Life-history variability and conservation status of landlocked Atlantic salmon: an overview. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. In press.

Kuparinen, A., and Hutchings, J.A. 2019. When phenotypes fail to illuminate underlying genetic processes in fish and fisheries science. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsz002

Pisano, O.M., Kuparinen, A., and Hutchings, J.A. 2019. Cyclical and stochastic thermal variability affects survival and growth in brook trout. Journal of Thermal Biology. In press.

Benoît, H.P., Swain, D.P., Hutchings, J.A., Knox, D., Doniol-Valcroze, T., and Bourne, C.M. 2018. Evidence for reproductive senescence in a broadly distributed harvested marine fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 592: 207-224.

Charbonneau, J.A., Keith, D.M., and Hutchings, J.A. 2018. Trends in the size and age structure of marine fishes. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy180

Knutsen, H., Jorde, P.E., Hutchings, J.A., Hemmer-Hansen, J., Grønkjær, P., Jørgensen, K.-E., André, C., Sodeland, M., Albretsen, J., and Olsen, E.M. 2018. Stable coexistence of genetically divergent Atlantic cod ecotypes at multiple spatial scales. Evolutionary Applications 11: doi.org/10.1111/eva.12640.

Roney, N.E., Oomen, R.A., Knutsen, H., Olsen, E.M., and Hutchings, J.A. 2018. Fine-scale population differences in Atlantic cod reproductive success: a potential mechanism for ecological speciation in a marine fish. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4615.

Roney, N.E., Oomen, R.A., Knutsen, H., Olsen, E.M., and Hutchings, J.A. 2018. Temporal variability in offspring quality and individual reproductive output in a broadcast-spawning marine fish. ICES Journal of Marine Science 75: 1353-1361.

Hutchings, J.A., and Kuparinen, A. 2017. Empirical links between natural mortality and recovery in marine fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20170693.


Kuparinen, A., and Hutchings, J.A. 2017. Genetic architecture of age at maturity can generate divergent and disruptive harvest-induced evolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 372: 20160035.

 
Oomen, R.A. and Hutchings, J.A. 2017. Transcriptomic responses to environmental change in fishes: insights from RNA-seq. FACETS 2: 610–641 | DOI: 10.1139/facets-2017-0015.

Scientific publications

  • Bland, Stephanie; Valdovinos, Fernanda S.; Hutchings, Jeffrey; Kuparinen, Anna (2019). The role of fish life histories in allometrically scaled food-web dynamics. AIP Conference Proceedings. ISSN: 0094-243X. 9 (6). s 3651 - 3660. doi:10.1002/ece3.4996.
  • Charbonneau, Julie A; Keith, David M.; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2019). Trends in the size and age structure of marine fishes. ICES Journal of Marine Science. ISSN: 1054-3139. 76 (4). s 938 - 945. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsy180.
  • Hutchings, Jeffrey; Kuparinen, Anna (2017). Empirical links between natural mortality and recovery in marine fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. ISSN: 0962-8452. 284 (1856). s 1 - 8. doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.0693.
  • Kuparinen, Anna; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2016). Genetic architecture of age at maturity can generate divergent and disruptive harvest-induced evolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. ISSN: 0962-8436. 372 (1712). doi:10.1098/rstb.2016.0035.
  • Berg, Paul Ragnar; Star, Bastiaan; Pampoulie, Christophe; Bradbury, Ian R.; Bentzen, Paul; Hutchings, Jeffrey; Jentoft, Sissel; Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd (2017). Trans-oceanic genomic divergence of Atlantic cod ecotypes is associated with large inversions. Heredity. ISSN: 0018-067X. 119s 418 - 428. doi:10.1038/hdy.2017.54.
  • Adams, Blair K.; Cote, David; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2014). A genetic comparison of sympatric anadromous and resident Atlantic salmon. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. ISSN: 0906-6691. 25 (2). s 307 - 317. doi:10.1111/eff.12211.
  • Horne, John; Bradbury, Ian R.; Paterson, Ian G.; Hardie, David C; Hutchings, Jeffrey; Laurel, B.J.; Snelgrove, Paul V. R.; Morris, Corey J.; Gregory, Robert S.; Bentzen, Paul (2016). Complex post-larval dispersal processes in Atlantic cod revealed by age-based genetics and relatedness analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series. ISSN: 0171-8630. 556s 237 - 250. doi:10.3354/meps11819.
  • Roney, Nancy E.; Hutchings, Jeffrey; Olsen, Esben Moland; Knutsen, Halvor; Albretsen, Jon; Kuparinen, Anna (2016). Fine-scale life-history structure in a highly mobile marine fish. Evolutionary Ecology Research. ISSN: 1522-0613. 17s 95 - 109.
  • Oomen, Rebekah Alice; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2016). Genetic variation in plasticity of life-history traits between Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) populations exposed to contrasting thermal regimes. Canadian Journal of Zoology. ISSN: 0008-4301. 94 (4). s 257 - 264. doi:10.1139/cjz-2015-0186.
  • Kuparinen, Anna; Hutchings, Jeffrey; Waples, Robin S. (2016). Harvest-induced evolution and effective population size. Evolutionary Applications. ISSN: 1752-4571. 9 (5). s 658 - 672. doi:10.1111/eva.12373.
  • Lawrence, Elizabeth R.; Kuparinen, Anna; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2016). Influence of dams on population persistence in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Canadian Journal of Zoology. ISSN: 0008-4301. 94 (5). s 329 - 338. doi:10.1139/cjz-2015-0195.
  • Hutchings, Jeffrey; Stephens, T.; VanderZwaag, David L. (2016). Marine species at risk protection in Australia and Canada: paper promises, paltry progressions. Ocean Development and International Law. ISSN: 0090-8320. 47 (3). s 233 - 254. doi:10.1080/00908320.2016.1194092.
  • Kuparinen, Anna; Roney, Nancy E.; Oomen, Rebekah Alice; Hutchings, Jeffrey; Olsen, Esben Moland (2015). Small-scale life history variability suggests potential for spatial mismatches in Atlantic cod management units. ICES Journal of Marine Science. ISSN: 1054-3139. 73 (2). s 286 - 292. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsv181.
  • Reuchlin-Hugenholtz, Emilie; Shackell, Nancy; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2016). Spatial reference points for groundfish. ICES Journal of Marine Science. ISSN: 1054-3139. 73 (10). s 2468 - 2478. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw123.
  • Hardie, David C; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2015). Cannibalistic growth polyphenism in Atlantic cod. Evolutionary Ecology Research. ISSN: 1522-0613. 16s 569 - 580.
  • Roney, Nancy E.; Kuparinen, Anna; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2015). Comparative analysis of abundance–occupancy relationships for species at risk at both broad taxonomic and spatial scales. Canadian Journal of Zoology. ISSN: 0008-4301. 93 (7). s 515 - 519. doi:10.1139/cjz-2014-0318.
  • Shelton, Andrew Olaf; Hutchings, Jeffrey; Waples, Robin S.; Keith, David M.; Akcakaya, H. Resit; Dulvy, N.K. (2015). Maternal age effects on Atlantic cod recruitment and implications for future population trajectories. ICES Journal of Marine Science. ISSN: 1054-3139. 72 (6). s 1769 - 1778. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsv058.
  • Keith, David; Akcakaya, H. Resit; Butchart, Stuart H.M.; Collen, Ben; Dulvy, Nicholas K; Holmes, Elizabeth E; Hutchings, Jeffrey; Keinath, Doug; Schwartz, Michael K.; Shelton, Andrew O; Waples, Robin S. (2015). Temporal correlations in population trends: Conservation implications from time-series analysis of diverse animal taxa. Biological Conservation. ISSN: 0006-3207. 192s 247 - 257. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.09.021.
  • Yates, Matthew; Debes, Paul V.; Fraser, Dylan J.; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2015). The influence of hybridization with domesticated conspecifics on alternative reproductive phenotypes in male Atlantic salmon in multiple temperature regimes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. ISSN: 0706-652X. 72 (8). s 1138 - 1145. doi:10.1139/cjfas-2014-0527.
  • Reuchlin-Hugenholtz, Emilie; Shackell, N.L.; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2015). The potential for spatial distribution indices to signal thresholds in marine fish biomass. PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. 10 (3). s 1 - 22. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120500.
  • Oomen, Rebekah Alice; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2015). Variation in spawning time promotes genetic variability in population responses to environmental change in a marine fish. Conservation Physiology. ISSN: 2051-1434. 3:cov027 (1). doi:10.1093/conphys/cov027.
  • Hutchings, Jeffrey; Kuparinen, Anna (2014). A generic target for species recovery. Canadian Journal of Zoology. ISSN: 0008-4301. 92 (5). s 371 - 376. doi:10.1139/cjz-2013-0276.
  • Kuparinen, Anna; Keith, David M.; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2014). Allee effect and the uncertainty of population recovery. Conservation Biology. ISSN: 0888-8892. 28 (3). s 790 - 798. doi:10.1111/cobi.12216.
  • Debes, Paul V.; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2014). Effects of domestication on parr maturity, growth, and vulnerability to predation in Atlantic salmon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. ISSN: 0706-652X. 71 (9). s 1371 - 1384. doi:10.1139/cjfas-2013-0618.
  • Kauparinen, Anna; Stenseth, Nils Christian; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2014). Fundamental population–productivity relationships can be modified through density-dependent feedbacks of life-history evolution. Evolutionary Applications. ISSN: 1752-4571. 7 (10). s 1218 - 1225. doi:10.1111/eva.12217.
  • Hutchings, Jeffrey; Kuparinen, Anna (2014). Ghosts of fisheries-induced depletions: do they haunt us still?. ICES Journal of Marine Science. ISSN: 1054-3139. 71 (6). s 1467 - 1473. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu041.
  • Kauparinen, Anna; Keith, David M.; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2014). Increased environmentally driven recruitment variability decreases resilience to fishing and increases uncertainty of recovery. ICES Journal of Marine Science. ISSN: 1054-3139. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu021.
  • Kauparinen, Anna; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2014). Increased natural mortality at low abundance can generate a demographic Allee effect. Royal Society Open Science. ISSN: 2054-5703. 1 (2). doi:10.1098/rsos.140075.
  • Bradbury, Ian R.; Bowman, Sharen; Borza, Tudor; Snelgrove, Paul V. R.; Hutchings, Jeffrey A.; Berg, Paul Ragnar; Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, Naiara; Lighten, Jackie; Ruzzante, Daniel E.; Taggart, Christopher; Bentzen, Paul (2014). Long distance linkage disequilibrium and limited hybridization suggest cryptic speciation in Atlantic cod. PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. 9 (9). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0106380.
  • Fraser, Dylan J.; Debes, Paul V.; Bernatchez, Louis; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2014). Population size, habitat fragmentation, and the nature of adaptive variation in a stream fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. ISSN: 0962-8452. 281 (1790). doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.0370.
  • Wood, Jacquelyn L. A.; Belmar-Lucero, Sebastian; Hutchings, Jeffrey; Fraser, Dylan J. (2014). Relationship of habitat variability to population size in a stream fish. Ecological Applications. ISSN: 1051-0761. 24 (5). s 1085 - 1100. doi:10.1890/13-1647.1.
  • Hutchings, Jeffrey (2014). Renaissance of a caveat: Allee effects in marine fish. ICES Journal of Marine Science. ISSN: 1054-3139. 71 (8). s 2152 - 2157. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fst179.
  • Rollinson, Njal; Keith, Dave M.; Houde, Aimee Lee S.; Debes, Paul V.; Mcbride, Meghan C.; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2014). Risk assessment of inbreeding and outbreeding depression in a captive-breeding program. Conservation Biology. ISSN: 0888-8892. 28 (2). s 529 - 540. doi:10.1111/cobi.12188.
  • Debes, Paul V.; Fraser, Dylan J.; Yates, Matthew; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2014). The between-population genetic architecture of growth, maturation, and plasticity in atlantic Salmon. Genetics. ISSN: 0016-6731. 196 (4). s 1277 - 1291. doi:10.1534/genetics.114.161729.
  • Waples, Robin S.; Nammack, Maria; Cochrane, Jean Fitts; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2013). A Tale of Two Acts: Endangered Species Listing Practices in Canada and the United States. BioScience. ISSN: 0006-3568. 63 (9). s 723 - 734. doi:10.1525/bio.2013.63.9.8.
  • Rollinson, Njal; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2013). Environmental Quality Predicts Optimal Egg Size in the Wild. American Naturalist. ISSN: 0003-0147. 182 (1). s 76 - 90. doi:10.1086/670648.
  • Hutchings, Jeffrey; Post, John R. (2013). Gutting Canada's Fisheries Act: No Fishery, No Fish Habitat Protection. Fisheries. ISSN: 0363-2415. 38 (11). s 497 - 501. doi:10.1080/03632415.2013.848345.
  • Debes, Paul V.; Fraser, Dylan J.; McBride, M.C.; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2013). Multigenerational hybridisation and its consequences for maternal effects in Atlantic salmon. Heredity. ISSN: 0018-067X. 111 (3). s 238 - 247. doi:10.1038/hdy.2013.43.
  • Neubauer, Philipp; Jensen, Olaf P; Hutchings, Jeffrey; Baum, Julia K. (2013). Resilience and Recovery of Overexploited Marine Populations. Science. ISSN: 0036-8075. 340 (6130). s 347 - 349. doi:10.1126/science.1230441.
  • Rollinson, Njal; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2013). The relationship between offspring size and fitness: integrating theory and empiricism. Ecology. ISSN: 0012-9658. 94 (2). s 315 - 324. doi:10.1890/2-0552.1.
  • Debes, Paul V.; Normandeau, E; Fraser, Dylan J.; Bernatchez, Louis; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2012). Differences in transcription levels among wild, domesticated, and hybrid Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from two environments. Molecular Ecology. ISSN: 0962-1083. 21 (11). s 2574 - 2587. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05567.x.
  • Hutchings, Jeffrey; Myers, R.A.; García, Verónica B.; Lucifora, Luis O.; Kauparinen, Anna (2012). Life-history correlates of extinction risk and recovery potential. Ecological Applications. ISSN: 1051-0761. 22 (4). s 1061 - 1067. doi:10.1890/11-1313.1.
  • Mogensen, Stephanie; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2012). Maternal fitness consequences of interactions among agents of mortality in early life of salmonids. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. ISSN: 0706-652X. 69 (9). s 1539 - 1555. doi:10.1139/F2012-071.
  • Keith, David M.; Hutchings, Jeffrey (2012). Population dynamics of marine fishes at low abundance. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. ISSN: 0706-652X. 69 (7). s 1150 - 1163. doi:10.1139/F2012-055.
  • Hutchings, Jeffrey; Butchart, Stuart H.M.; Collen, B; Schwartz, M. K.; Waples, Robin S. (2012). Red flags: correlates of impaired species recovery. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. ISSN: 0169-5347. 27 (10). s 542 - 546. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2012.06.005.
  • Skjæraasen, Jon Egil; Meager, Justin James; Karlsen, Ørjan; Hutchings, Jeffrey A.; Fernø, Anders (2011). Extreme spawning-site fidelity in Atlantic cod. ICES Journal of Marine Science. ISSN: 1054-3139. 68 (7). s 1472 - 1477. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsr055.
  • Hindar, Kjetil; Hutchings, Jeffrey A.; Diserud, Ola Håvard; Fiske, Peder (2011). Stock, Recruitment and Exploitation. Atlantic salmon ecology. ISBN: 978-1-4051-9769-4. Blackwell Publishing. Kap. 12. s 299 - 331.
  • Skjæraasen, Jon Egil; Meager, Justin James; Hutchings, Jeffrey A. (2010). A cost of reproduction in male Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Canadian Journal of Zoology. ISSN: 0008-4301. 88 (6). s 595 - 600. doi:10.1139/Z10-033.
  • Skjæraasen, Jon Egil; Hutchings, Jeffrey A. (2010). Shifting reproductive success in a shoal of Atlantic Cod, Gadus morhua L. Environmental Biology of Fishes. ISSN: 0378-1909. 88 (4). s 311 - 318. doi:10.1007/s10641-010-9650-9.
  • Rowe, Sherrylynn; Hutchings, Jeffrey A.; Skjæraasen, Jon Egil; Bezanson, Louise (2008). Morphological and behavioural correlates of reproductive success in Atlantic cod Gadus morhua. Marine Ecology Progress Series. ISSN: 0171-8630. 354s 257 - 265. doi:10.3354/meps07175.
  • Hardie, David C; Renaud, C B; Ponomarenko, VP; Mukhina, NV; Yaragina, Nathalia A.; Skjæraasen, Jon Egil; Hutchings, Jeffrey A. (2008). The Isolation of Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua (Gadiformes), populations in northern meromictic lakes - A recurrent arctic phenomenon. Journal of Ichthyology : A Translation of Voprosy Ikhtiologii. ISSN: 0032-9452. 48 (3). s 230 - 240.

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