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Christophe Herbinger

Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Email: christophe.herbinger@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 494-1397
Fax: (902) 494-5130
Mailing Address: 
Department of Biology
Dalhousie University
1355 Oxford Street - PO BOX 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Statistical genetics and bioinformatics
  • Quantitative genetics
  • Population genetics
  • Pedigree reconstruction

Office Number:
LSC 4056

Education:   PhD - Dalhousie University (1987) 
  MSc - Paris (1981) 
  BSc - Paris (1987)

Scholarly Interests:  I am interested in using DNA marker information to reconstruct the pedigree of natural and newly domesticated populations. I am also interested in Linear Mixed Models and Bayesian approaches to integrate over pedigree uncertainty for quantitative genetic parameter estimation (variance component estimation) and with the development of genomic selection strategies for aquatic populations.

Recent relevant Publications:

  • de Mestral Bezanson, L.G., O’Reilly, P.T, Jones, R. Flanagan, J. and Herbinger, C.M. 2013 Assessing the environmental and selective effects of a captive breeding and rearing programme for endangered Atlantic salmon. Fish Manag. & Ecol. 20:75-89
  • de Mestral Bezanson, L.G., Herbinger, C.M., and O’Reilly, P.T 2012. Mating structure of an endangered population of wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) as determined by sibship analysis and a novel method of gender inference. Can J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 69: 1352-1361
  • Doerksen, T. and Herbinger, C.M. 2010. Impact of reconstructed pedigrees on progeny test breeding values in red spruce. In press. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 6: 591-600
  • Trippel, E.A., Rideout, R.M., O'Reilly, P.T., Herbinger, C.M., Neil, S.R.E., and Hamilton, L. 2009 Communal spawning leads to high potential for inbreeding in gadoid aquaculture. Aquaculture. 296: 27-35
  • Doerksen, T. and Herbinger, C.M. 2008. Male reproductive success and pedigree error in red spruce open pollinated and polycross mating systems.  Can. J. For. Res. 38: 1742-1749
  • Herbinger, C.M., O’Reilly, P.T. and Verspoor, E., 2006. Unravelling pedigrees in wild endangered salmon populations using molecular genetic markers. Mol. Ecol. 15: 2261-2275

Personal site:  http://biology.dal.ca/People/faculty/herbinger/herbinger.html