Dorothee Kieser

Fish Health Pathobiologist

Current research and/or projects

Dorothee Kieser heads the Fish Pathology Program for the Aquaculture Division. This program provides an advisory and consultative service on fish health matters to the Salmonid Enhancement hatcheries by operating a fish diagnostic laboratory. In addition, Dorothee Kieser is a member of the Federal-Provincial Fish Transplant Committee whose task it is to adjudicate on applications to import live finfish and shellfish into British Columbia or to transfer live fish within the province. As a Local Fish Health Officer, she is also involved in developing quality control programs for the national Fish Health Protection Regulations.

Key publications

  1. D. Kieser. (1998) Fish Health and Transplant Regulations in British Columbia. In: Proceedings of the Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis Workshop. British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Development Report 98-01.p37-42
  2. Kieser, D. 1994. The Treatment of Fish Ectoparasites and Egg Fungus. Info Memo 157: 1 p.
  3. Nener, J., D. Kieser, J.A.J. Thompson, W.L. Lockhart, D. Mettner, and R. Roome. (ed. B. Antcliffe). 1994. Columbia River Mountain White Fish Health: Initial Findings of the July 1992 Study. Conference Proceedings: Upper Columbia River Basin: an International Dialogue, Spokane, WA, November 15-16, 1994.
  4. Kieser, D. 1994. Parasites in lake pens. In A. Castledine and S. Marsh (eds). Aquaculture Industry Development Report. The Chinook Salmon Workshop. Province of B.C., Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food.
  5. Traxler, G. S. and D. Kieser. 1994. Isolation of the North American strain of Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Virus (VHSV) from herring (Clupea harengus pallasi) in British Columbia. FHS/AFS Newsletter 22: 8.
  6. Kieser, D., G. Traxler, T. Evelyn, and R. Armstrong. 1992. IHN and its occurrence in sea-farmed Atlantic salmon. Aquaculture Update 61: 3 p.
  7. Kieser, D., G. Hoskins, R. Stitt, D. Blackburn, and L. Kahl. 1992. Control of proliferative kidney disease. Info Memo 154: 1 p.