Ed Trippel

Research Scientist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Current research and/or projects

Dr. Trippel is the Aquaculture Biotechnology Research Scientist with DFO at the St. Andrews Biological Station. His research interests include Atlantic cod and haddock physiology in support of reproductive biology, selective breeding, gamete cryopreservation, genetic improvement programs, marker assisted selection, triploidy, and photoperiod manipulation to enhance growth and suppress sexual maturation for aquaculture. He collaborates extensively with the aquaculture industry, universities and other government institutions in support of sustainable coldwater mariculture of marine finfish species.

Education and awards

B.Sc. Fisheries, University of Toronto, 1980

M.Sc. Zoology, University of Toronto, 1984

Ph.D. Zoology, University of Guelph, 1989

Key publications

  1. Bremner, A.A., E.A. Trippel, and J.M. Terhune. 2002. Sound production by adult haddock, Melanogrammus aeglefinus, in isolation, pairs and trios. Environ. Biol. Fish. 65: 359-362.

  2. Thorsen, A., E.A. Trippel, and Y. Lambert. 2003. Experimental methods to monitor the production and quality of eggs of captive marine fish. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., 33: 55-70.

  3. Trippel, E.A. 2003. Estimation of male reproductive success of marine fishes. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci. 33:81-113.

  4. Rideout, R. M., M. K. Litvak, and E. A. Trippel. 2003. The development of sperm cryopreservation protocol for winter flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus (Walbaum): evaluation of cryoprotectants and diluents. Aquacult. Res. 34: 653-659.

  5. Trippel, E.A., and Neil, S.R.E. 2003. Effects of photoperiod and light intensity on growth and activity of juvenile haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus). Aquaculture 217: 633-645.

  6. Trippel, E.A. 2003. Paired mating as an alternative broodstock management strategy for haddock. Pages 23-34 In Haddock Culture – State of the Art. Edited by D.E. Aiken. Aquacul. Assoc. Canada Spec. Publ. 7, pp. 23-34.

  7. Trippel, E.A.,P. Tsang and S.L. Waddy (eds.) 2004. Proceedings of Workshop on Aquaculture Biotechnology. Bull. Aquacul. Assoc. Canada 104-2. 100 p.

  8. Rideout, R. M., E.A. Trippel, and M.K. Litvak. 2004. Paternal effects on haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus L.) early life history traits. J. Fish Biol. 64: 695-701.

  9. Rideout, R. M., E.A. Trippel, and M.K. Litvak. 2004. Predicting haddock embryo viability based on early cleavage patterns. Aquaculture 230: 215-228.

  10. Rideout, R. M., E.A. Trippel, and M.K. Litvak. 2004. The development of haddock and Atlantic cod sperm cryopreservation techniques and the effect of sperm age on cryopreservation success. J. Fish Biol. 65: 299-311.

  11. out, R. M., E.A. Trippel, and M.K. Litvak 2004. Relationship between sperm density, spermatocrit, sperm motility and spawning date in wild and cultured haddock. J. Fish Biol. 65: 319-332.

  12. Trippel, E.A., and S.R.E. Neil. 2004. Maternal and seasonal differences in egg sizes and spawning activity of northwest Atlantic haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) in relation to body size and condition. Can. J. Fish.Aquat. Sci. 61: 2097-2010.

  13. Martell, D.J., J.D. Kieffer, and E.A. Trippel. 2005. Effects of temperature during early life history on embryonic and larval development and growth in haddock. J. Fish Biol. 66: 1558-1575.

  14. Rideout, R. M., E.A. Trippel, and M.K. Litvak. 2005. Effects of egg size, food supply and spawning time on early life history of haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 285: 169-180.

  15. Trippel, E.A., G. Kraus, and F.W. Köster. 2005. Maternal and paternal influences on early life history traits and processes of Baltic cod Gadus morhua. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 303: 259-267.

  16. Probst, W.N., G. Kraus, R.M. Rideout, and E.A. Trippel. 2006. Parental effects on early life history traits of haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 63: 224-234.

  17. Martell, D.J., J.D. Kieffer, and E.A. Trippel. 2006. Effects of the embryonic thermal environment on haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) development trajectories through exogenous feeding stages. Mar. Biol. 149: 177-187.

  18. Kjesbu, O.S., G.L. Taranger, and E.A. Trippel (eds.). 2006.Gadoid Mariculture: Development and Future Challenges. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 400 p.

  19. Symonds, J., A. Garber, V. Puvanendran, A. Robinson, S. Neil, E. Trippel, S. Walker, D. Boyce, K. Gamperl, L. Lush, G. Nardi, F. Powell, A. Walsh, and S. Bowman. 2007. Family-based Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) broodstock development. Bull. Aquacul. Assoc. Canada 105-3: 39-46.

  20. Trippel, E.A., T.J. Benfey, S.R.E. Neil, N. Cross, M.J. Blanchard, and F. Powell. 2007. Effects of continuous light and triploidy on growth and sexual maturation in Atlantic cod. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Reproductive Physiology of Fish, CYBIUM, International Journal of Ichthyology (Editor J.-Y. Sire)