Eric Hallerman

Professor
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Office: 114 Cheatham Hall
Lab: 1021 ILSB

B.S., University of Illinois (1977) 
M.S., University of Illinois (1980) 
Ph.D., Auburn University (1984)


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Genetics of fish and wildlife species; Genetic improvement of aquaculture stocks; Aquaculture biotechnology and related public policy; Genetics education

Third International Workshop for Regulation of Animal Biotechnology - Charlottesville, VA

2018 West Africa Workshop - Dakar, Senegal

 

  • FiW 4324 - Genetics of Natural and Managed Populations
  • FiW 5114 - Conservation Genetics
  • FiW 6114 - Applied Conservation Genetics

Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) research and monitoring program.

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Horseshoe crab is an ecologically and economically important species on the Atlantic coast. This trawl survey quantifies its relative abundance from Virginia to New Jersey and in the Delaware Bay. This information is critical for parameterizing the Adaptive Resource Management model used to set its harvest while fostering recovery of the threatened rufa population of red knot, a migratory shorebird that feeds on its eggs.

Genetic marker-assisted management of Virginia sportfishes.

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. This project is assessing genetic differentiation among walleye and striped bass populations in the southeastern region. The aim is to provide information needed for genetically cognizant fishery management. The project includes ongoing marker-assisted selection of broodstock for hatchery-based augmentation of the native New River walleye population.

Demographic status and population genetic differentiation of candy darter populations in Virginia (with P. Angermeier and A. Dolloff).

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The candy darter is an imperiled species found in but four stream systems in the Virginia portion of the New River watershed. This study will help define genetically-based management of these critically imperiled populations.    

Population genetic analysis of “look-alike” freshwater mussel species belonging to the Genera Fusconaia and Pleurobema in the Green River, Kentucky (with J. Jones).

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Kentucky Waterways Alliance. This project seeks to test the validity of these named species and to identify morphological or molecular traits that can be used to reliably identify them. Findings will be used to manage these critically endangered species. 

Animal Biotechnology Regulatory Workshop - U.S.D.A. 

Foreign Agriculture Service. Government regulatory agency officials need to be well informed of the science and best oversight practices in order to effective regulate animal biotechnology. A workshop involving 150 academics, regulators, and company representatives from 38 countries was held in June 2017. A website with their presentations is under construction.  

Population genetic differentiation of Clinch Dace and barriers to suitable habitats (with D. Orth) .

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Clinch dace is a minnow endemic to 12 streams on the north side of the upper Clinch River in southwest Virginia. To promote their demographic recovery, we are identifying genetically differentiation units for management and barriers to migration of dace to suitable habitats.  

Book

  • Hilsdorf, A.W.S., and E.M. Hallerman. 2017. Genetic Resources of Neotropical Fishes. Springer, Berlin. In press, ISBN 978-3-319-55836-3 (hard copy), 978-3-319-55838-7 (e-book).

Book chapters

  • Printz, J.E., J. Williams, and E.M. Hallerman. In press. Genetic characterization of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) populations at the zone of contact between southern and northern Appalachian lineages. In Y. Bozkurt, ed. Freshwater Fish - Biology and Conservation. InTech Publishing, Rijeka, Croatia. ISBN 978-953-51-5600-0.
  • Holliday, J.A., E. Hallerman, and D. Haak. 2017. Genotyping  and sequencing technologies in population genomics. In: O.M. Rajora, ed. Population Genomics Concepts, Strategies, and Approaches. Springer, Berlin, in press.
  • Michalak, P., L. Kang, S. Ciparis, W. Henley, J. Jones, A. Phipps, and E. Hallerman. 2017. Freshwater mussels exposed to arsenic and sulfate show contrasting patterns of gene expression. Pages 99-117 in: S. Ray, ed., Organismal and Molecular Malacology, InTech Publishing, Rijeka, Croatia. ISBN 978-953-3305-6.

Papers in refereed journals

  • Moore, M.J., D.J. Orth, and E.M. Hallerman. 2018. Multi-metric conservation assessment for imperiled Clinch dace. Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings. In press.
  • Bi, R., Y. Jiao, C. Zhou, and E. Hallerman. 2018. A Bayesian spatiotemporal approach to inform management unit appropriateness. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, in press.  https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2017-0526
  • Argentina, J.E., P.L. Angermeier, E.M. Hallerman, S.A. Welsh, and T.L. King. Spatial extent of analysis influences observed patterns of population genetic structure in a widespread darter species (Percidae). Freshwater Biology, in press. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13106
  • Holliday, J.A., E. Hallerman, and D. Haak. Genotyping and sequencing technologies in population genomics. In: O.M. Rajora, ed. Population Genomics Concepts, Strategies, and Approaches. Springer, Berlin, in press.
  • Printz, J.E., J. Williams, and E.M. Hallerman. 2018. Genetic characterization of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) populations at the zone of contact between southern and northern Appalachian lineages. Pages 55-73 In S. Ray, ed. Biological Resources of Water. InTech Publishing, Rijeka, Croatia. ISBN 978-1-78923-081-9.
  • Huang, Z., X. Song, E. Hallerman, D. Dong, T. Mao, and J. Zhai. 2018. Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea within biofilters of a commercial recirculating marine aquaculture system. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Express 8:17. doi: 10.1186/s13568-018-0551-1.
  • Li, Y., E.M. Hallerman, and Y. Peng. 2018. How can China prepare for the domestic cultivation of Bt maize? Trends in Food Science and Technology 73:87-88.
  • Hilling, C.D., *S.L. Wolf, J.R. Copeland, D.J. Orth, and E.M. Hallerman. 2018. Occurrence of two non-indigenous catostomid fishes in the New River, Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist 25:215-221.
  • Inoue, K., D.M. Hayes, J.L. Harris, *N.A. Johnson, C.L. Morrison, M.S. Eackles, T.L. King, J.W. Jones, E.M. Hallerman, A.D. Christian, and C.R. Randklev. 2018. The Pleurobemini (Bivalvia: Unionoida) revisited: DNA barcoding approaches reveal multiple undescribed species. Invertebrate Systematics 32:689-702.
  • Michalak, P., L. Kang, S. Ciparis, W. Henley, J. Jones, A. Phipps, and E. Hallerman. 2017. Freshwater mussels exposed to arsenic and sulfate show contrasting patterns of gene expression. Pages 99-117 in: S. Ray, ed., Organismal and Molecular Malacology, InTech Publishing, Rijeka, Croatia. ISBN 978-953-3305-6.
  • Cheng, F., S.B. Zhao, B.V. Schmidt, E.M. Hallerman, and S.G. Xie. 2017. Morphological but no genetic differentiation among fragmented populations of Hemiculter leucisculus (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae) from a lake complex in the middle Yangtze, China. Hydrobiologia 809(1):185-200.
  • Moncrief, N.D., *J.H. Roberts, E.M. Hallerman, R.A. Van Den Bussche, and R.D. Dueser. 2017. Genetics of raccoons (Procyon lotor) in a naturally fragmented coastal landscape: evidence from mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA markers. Journal of Mammalogy 98(4):1137-1155.
  • Fonseca, F.S., R.R. Domingues, E.M. Hallerman, and A.W.S. Hilsdorf. 2017. Assessment of genetic diversity of imperiled Neotropical catfish and restoration genetics to prevent its extinction. Frontiers in Genetics 8:196. doi: 10:2289/gene2017.00196.
  • Okazaki, T.I., E. Hallerman, E. Kawakami de Resende, and A.W.S. Hilsdorf. 2017. Genetic characterization of Brycon hilarii (Characiformes) populations within the Pantanal, upper Paraguay River basin, Brazil using microsatellite markers. Journal of Ichthyology 57(3):434-444.