François-Joseph Lapointe

Professor,
Université de Montréal

Département de sciences biologiques
Pavillon Marie-Victorin F-277
90, Vincent d'Indy
Montreal, H3C 3J7
Local : F-230-4
Local F-277
Tel: 514 343-7999
Lab: 514 343-6111 Poste 1031
E-mail: francois-joseph.lapointe@umontreal.ca
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QCBS students
Cindy Bouchard, Ph.D.
(Start: 2012)

Other (co-)supervisor: Nathalie Tessier, MFFP
Thesis title: Conservation genetics of two species of endangered turtles in Canada
Virginie Lemieux-Labonté, Ph.D.
(Start: 2015)

Thesis title: Étude du microbiome cutané de chauves-souris exposées au syndrome du museau blanc au Canada
Geneviève Dubois, M.Sc.
(Start: 2015, End: 2016)

Other (co-)supervisor: Jesse Shapiro, Université de Montréal
Thesis title: Adaptation of the gut microbiome to the Inuit traditional diet
Érik L'Heureux, M.Sc.
(Start: 2013)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Bernard Angers
Thesis title: Déterminants génétiques et épigénétiques des espèces exotiques envahissantes
Maïté Ribère, M.Sc.
(Start: 2016, End: 2016)
Thesis title: Restauration partielle du microbiote chez les enfants nés par césarienne via un transfert de microbiote vaginal
Etienne Lord, Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2015, End: 2016)

Other (co-)supervisor: Vladimir Makarenkov, UQAM
Thesis title: Caractérisation de réseaux de gènes et réseaux génomiques
Previous students (since 2009)
Astrid Vik Stronen, Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2008, End: 2011)
Thesis title: Conservation, hybridation et identification génétique du loup de l'Est au Canada
Véronique Campbell, Ph.D.
(Start: 2004, End: 2009)
Thesis title: Chimères, données manquantes et congruence: validation de différentes méthodes par simulations et application à la phylogénie des mammifères
Sarah Noël-Boissoneault, Ph.D.
(Start: 2004, End: 2009)
Thesis title: Structure génétique de populations de salamandres cendrées (Plethodon cinereus) et de salamandres à points bleus (Ambystoma laterale) dans un paysage urbain : Montréal
Jessica Fiset, M.Sc.
(Start: 2011, End: 2012)

Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Virginie Millien
Thesis title: Phylogeography of the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus, and the deer mouse, P. maniculatus, and their capacity of carrying Lyme disease
Isabelle Lefebvre, M.Sc.
(Start: 2007, End: 2010)
Thesis title: Impact des polluants agricoles sur la génétique des populations d¿une espèce sentinelle: le ouaouaron (Rana catesbeiana)
Anita Rogic, M.Sc.
(Start: 2010, End: 2012)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Virginie Millien
Thesis title: Genetic structure of white-footed mouse populations in southern Quebec: impact of climate warming and fragmentation on the spread of Lyme disease
Courses
BIO 3080 - Stage d’animation en biologie (Fall / Automne)
BIO 3283 - Principes d’évolution (Winter / Hiver)

Publications
72- Phylogeographic Structure of the White-Footed Mouse and the Deer Mouse, Two Lyme Disease Reservoir Hosts in Quebec
Fiset, J., Tessier, N., Millien, V., Lapointe, F.-J.
2015 PloS one (Date Added: 2016-02-26)

71- Being human is a gut feeling
Hutter, T., Gimbert, C., Bouchard, F., Lapointe, F.-J.
2015 Microbiome (Date Added: 2015-08-26)

70- Climate change and habitat fragmentation drive the occurrence of Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease, at the northeastern limit of its distribution
Simon, Julie A., Marrotte, Robby R., Desrosiers, Nathalie, Fiset, Jessica, Gaitan, Jorge, Gonzalez, Andrew, Koffi, Jules K., Lapointe, Francois-Joseph, Leighton, Patrick A., Lindsay, Lindsay R., Logan, Travis, Milord, Francois, Ogden, Nicholas H., Rogic, Anita, Roy-Dufresne, Emilie, Suter, Daniel, Tessier, Nathalie, Millien, Virginie
2014 Evolutionary Applications (Date Added: 2014-08-28)

69- Hybrids Are Hubs: Transdisciplinarity, the Two Cultures and the Special Status of Artscientists
Lapointe, François-Joseph
2014 Leonardo (Date Added: 2014-06-12)

68- Genetic structure of the white-footed mouse in the context of the emergence of Lyme disease in southern Québec
Rogic, Anita, Tessier, Nathalie, Legendre, Pierre, Lapointe, François-Joseph, Millien, Virginie
2013 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2013-11-11)

67- Genetic Confirmation of Cougars (Puma concolor) in Eastern Canada
Lang, Le Duing, Tessier, Nathalie, Gauthier, Marc, Wissink, Renee, Jolicoeur, Hélène, Lapointe, François-Joseph
2013 Northeastern Naturalist (Date Added: 2013-07-29)

66- A technique to discriminate Canis mitochondrial DNA of New World and Old World origins using specific primers
Tessier, Nathalie, Stronen, Astrid V., Lapointe, François-Joseph
2013 Wildlife Society Bulletin (Date Added: 2013-06-10)

65- Phylogenetic relationships of rock-wallabies, Petrogale (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) and their biogeographic history within Australia
Potter, Sally, Cooper, Steven J.B., Metcalfe, Cushla J., Taggart, David A., Eldridge, Mark D.B.
2012 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (Date Added: 2012-09-17)

64- Canid hybridization: contemporary evolution in human-modified landscapes
Stronen, Astrid V., Tessier, Nathalie, Jolicoeur, Hélène, Paquet, Paul C., Hénault, Michel, Villemure, Mario, Patterson, Brent R., Sallows, Tim, Goulet, Gloria, Lapointe, François-Joseph
2012 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2012-09-17)

63- Of woods and webs: possible alternatives to the tree of life for studying genomic fluidity in E. coli
Beauregard-Racine, Julie, Bicep, Cédric, Schliep, Klaus, Lopez, Philippe, Lapointe, François-Joseph, Bapteste, Eric
2011 Biology Direct (Date Added: 2012-09-17)

62- Harvesting Evolutionary Signals in a Forest of Prokaryotic Gene Trees
Schliep, Klaus, Lopez, Philippe, Lapointe, François-Joseph, Bapteste, Éric
2011 Molecular Biology and Evolution (Date Added: 2012-09-17)

61- The performance of the Congruence Among Distance Matrices (CADM) test in phylogenetic analysis
Campbell, Véronique, Legendre, Pierre, Lapointe, François-Joseph
2011 BMC Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2012-09-17)

60- Retrieving a mitogenomic mammal tree using composite taxa
Campbell, Véronique, Lapointe, François-Joseph
2011 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (Date Added: 2012-09-17)

59- Genomotype Frequencies and Genetic Diversity in Urban and Protected Populations of Blue-spotted Salamanders (Ambystoma laterale) and Related Unisexuals
Noël, Sarah, Labonté, Patrick, Lapointe, François-Joseph
2011 Journal of Herpetology (Date Added: 2012-09-17)

58- Evaluating Phylogenetic Congruence in the Post-Genomic Era
Leigh, Jessica W., Lapointe, François-Joseph, Lopez, Philippe, Bapteste, Eric
2011 Genome Biology and Evolution (Date Added: 2012-09-17)

57- Weighted bootstrapping: a correction method for assessing the robustness of phylogenetic trees
Makarenkov, Vladimir, Boc, Alix, Xie, Jingxin, Peres-Neto, Pedro, Lapointe, François-Joseph, Legendre, Pierre
2010 BMC Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2012-09-17)

56- Microsatellite Analyses Provide Evidence of Male-Biased Dispersal in the Radiated Tortoise Astrochelys radiata (Chelonia: Testudinidae)
Rioux Paquette, Sébastien Rioux, Louis, Edward E., Lapointe, François-Joseph
2010 Journal of Heredity (Date Added: 2012-09-17)

55- Urban conservation genetics: Study of a terrestrial salamander in the city
Noël, S., Lapointe, F.-J.
2010 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

54- Clanistics: A multi-level perspective for harvesting unrooted gene trees
Lapointe, F.-J., Lopez, P., Boucher, Y., Koenig, J., Bapteste, E.
2010 Trends in Microbiology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

53- An application of supertree methods to mammalian mitogenomic sequences
Campbell, V., Lapointe, F.
2010 Evolutionary Bioinformatics (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

52- Phylogeny of the rock wallabies, Petrogale (Marsupialia : MMMMacropodidae). Part II: Detection of hybridisation among macropodines
Kirsch, J.A.W., Gauthier, O., Campeau-?loquin, A., Eldridge, M.D.B., Lapointe, F.-J.
2010 Australian Mammalogy (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

51- Assessing congruence among ultrametric distance matrices
Campbell, V., Legendre, P., Lapointe, F.-J.
2009 Journal of Classification (Date Added: 2011-08-11)

50- A statistical procedure to assess the significance level of barriers to gene flow
Paquette, S.R., Lapointe, F.-J.
2009 Journal of Genetics and Genomics (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

49- The use and validity of composite taxa in phylogenetic analysis
Campbell, V., Lapointe, F.-J.
2009 Systematic Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

48- Prokaryotic evolution and the tree of life are two different things
Bapteste, E., O'Malley, M.A., Beiko, R.G., Ereshefsky, M., Gogarten, J.P., Franklin-Hall, L., Lapointe, F., Dupré, J., Dagan, T., Boucher, Y., Martin, W.
2009 Biology Direct (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

47- Conservation genetics of the radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) population from andohahela national park, southeast madagascar, with a discussion on the conservation of this declining species
Paquette, S.R., Ferguson, B.H., Lapointe, F.-J., Louis Jr., E.E.
2009 Chelonian Conservation and Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

46- Rapid identification of Salamanders from the Jefferson complex with taxon-specific primers
Noël, S., Dumoulin, J., Ouellet, M., Galois, P., Lapointe, F.-J.
2008 Copeia (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

45- Seeing the trees for the network: consensus, information content, and superphylogenies.
Gauthier, O., Lapointe, F.J.
2007 Systematic biology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

44- Riverbeds demarcate distinct conservation units of the radiated tortoise (Geochelone radiata) in southern Madagascar
Paquette, S.R., Behncke, S.M., O'Brien, S.H., Brenneman, R.A., Louis Jr., E.E., Lapointe, F.-J.
2007 Conservation Genetics (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

43- Impact of urban fragmentation on the genetic structure of the eastern red-backed salamander
Noël, S., Ouellet, M., Galois, P., Lapointe, F.-J.
2007 Conservation Genetics (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

42- Hybrids and phylogenetics revisited: A statistical test of hybridization using quartets
Gauthier, O., Lapointe, F.-J.
2007 Systematic Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

41- The use of shell morphometrics for the management of the endangered malagasy radiated tortoise (Geochelone radiata)
Rioux Paquette, S., Lapointe, F.-J.
2007 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

40- Properties of supertree methods in the consensus setting.
Wilkinson, M., Cotton, J.A., Lapointe, F.J., Pisani, D.
2007 Systematic biology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

38- The shape of supertrees to come: Tree shape related properties of fourteen supertree methods
Wilkinson, M., Cotton, J.A., Creevey, C., Eulenstein, O., Harris, S.R., Lapointe, F.-J., Levasseur, C., Mcinerney, J.O., Pisani, D., Thorley, J.L.
2005 Systematic Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

37- Peromyscus populations and their Cuterebra parasites display congruent phylogeographical structure
Noël, S., Angers, B., Lapointe, F.-J.
2005 Parasitology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

36- Conservation genetics of the wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) in Quebec, Canada
Tessier, N., Paquette, S.R., Lapointe, F.-J.
2005 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

35- Congruence, consensus, and the comparative phylogeography of codistributed species in California
Lapointe, F.-J., Rissler, L.J.
2005 American Naturalist (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

34- Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers for the endangered Malagasy radiated tortoise (Geochelone radiata)
Paquette, S.R., Shore, G.D., Behncke, S.M., Lapointe, F.-J., Louis Jr., E.E.
2005 Molecular Ecology Notes (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

33- Assessing congruence among distance matrices: Single-malt scotch whiskies revisited
Legendre, P., Lapointe, F.-J.
2004 Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics (Date Added: 2011-08-11)

32- Molecular identification of two species of myiasis-causing Cuterebra by multiplex PCR and RFLP
Noël, S., Tessier, N., Angers, B., Wood, D.M., Lapointe, F.-J.
2004 Medical and Veterinary Entomology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

31- A weighted least-squares approach for inferring phylogenies from incomplete distance matrices
Makarenkov, V., Lapointe, F.-J.
2004 Bioinformatics (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

29- Missing data in craniometrics: A simulation study
Gauthier, O., Landry, P.-A., Lapointe, F.-J.
2003 Acta Theriologica (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

28- Matrix Representations with Parsimony or with Distances: Two Sides of the Same Coin?
Lapointe, F.-J., Wilkinson, M., Bryant, D.
2003 Systematic Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

27- Incomplete distance matrices, supertrees and bat phylogeny
Levasseur, C., Landry, P.-A., Makarenkov, V., Kirsch, J.A.W., Lapointe, F.-J.
2003 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

26- Branch lengths and support
Wilkinson, M., Lapointe, F.-J., Gower, D.J.
2003 Systematic Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

24- War and peace in phylogenetics: A rejoinder on total evidence and consensus
Levasseur, C., Lapointe, F.-J.
2001 Systematic Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

23- Phylogeny of the rock-wallabies, Petrogale (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) based on DNA/DNA hybridisation
Campeau-Péloquin, A., Kirsch, J.A.W., Eldridge, M.D.B., Lapointe, F.-J.
2001 Australian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

22- A generalized permutation model for the analysis of cross-species data
Lapointe, F.-J., Garland Jr., T.
2001 Journal of Classification (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

21- How to account for reticulation events in phylogenetic analysis: A comparison of distance-based methods
Lapointe, F.-J.
2000 Journal of Classification (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

19- Encephalization, adaptation and evolution of chiroptera: A statistical analysis with further evidence for bat monophyly
Lapointe, F.-J., Baron, G., Legendre, P.
1999 Brain, Behavior and Evolution (Date Added: 2011-08-11)

18- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Ordinal and Symbolic Whisky Analysis
Lapointe, F.-J.
1999 Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

17- The genetic heterogeneity of deer mouse populations (Peromyscus maniculatus) in an insular landscape
Landry, P.-A., Lapointe, F.-J.
1999 Researches on Population Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

16- Total Evidence, Consensus, and Bat Phylogeny: A Distance-Based Approach
Lapointe, F.-J., Kirsch, J.A.W., Hutcheon, J.M.
1999 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

15- On the valid name of the lesser New Zealand short-tailed bat (Mammalia: Chiroptera)
Mayer, G.C., Kirsch, J.A.W., Hutcheon, J.M., Lapointe, F.J., Gingras, J.
1999 Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

14- DNA-hybridisation studies of Marsupials and their implications for metatherian classification
Kirsch, J.A.W., Lapointe, F.-J., Springer, M.S.
1997 Australian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

13- Rhythmic melatonin secretion in different teleost species: An in vitro study
Bolliet, V., Ali, M.A., Lapointe, F.J., Falcon, J.
1996 Journal of Comparative Physiology - B Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

12- RAPD problems in phylogenetics
Landry, P.-A., Lapointe, F.-J.
1996 Zoologica Scripta (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

11- Matching behavioral evolution to brain morphology.
Legendre, P., Lapointe, F.J.
1995 Brain, Behavior and Evolution (Date Added: 2011-08-11)

10- Comparison tests for dendrograms: A comparative evaluation
Lapointe, F.-J., Legendre, P.
1995 Journal of Classification (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

9- Resolution of portions of the kangaroo phylogeny (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) using DNA hybridization
Kirsch, J.A.W., Lapointe, F.J., Foeste, A.
1995 Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

8- Estimating phylogenies from lacunose distance matrices, with special reference to DNA hybridization data
Lapointe, F.-J., Kirsch, J.A.W.
1995 Molecular Biology and Evolution (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

7- Modeling Brain Evolution from Behavior: A Permutational Regression Approach
Legendre, Pierre, Lapointe, Francois-Joseph, Casgrain, Philippe
1994 Evolution (Date Added: 2011-09-29)

6- A Classification of Pure Malt Scotch Whiskies
Lapointe, Francois-Joseph, Legendre, Pierre
1994 Applied Statistics (Date Added: 2011-09-29)

5- Jackknifing of Weighted Trees: Validation of Phylogenies Reconstructed from Distance Matrices
Lapointe, F.-J., Kirsch, J.A.W., Bleiweiss, R.
1994 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

4- DNA-DNA Hybridization-Based Phylogeny for "Higher" Nonpasserines: Reevaluating a Key Portion of the Avian Family Tree
Bleiweiss, R., Kirsch, J.A.W., Lapointe, F.-J.
1994 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

3- A statistical framework to test the consensus among additive trees (cladograms)
Lapointe, F.-J., Legendre, P.
1992 Systematic Biology (Date Added: 2011-08-11)

2- Statistical significance of the matrix correlation coefficient for comparing independent phylogenetic trees
Lapointe, F.-J., Legendre, P.
1992 Systematic Biology (Date Added: 2011-08-11)

1- The generation of random ultrametric matrices representing dendrograms
Lapointe, F.-J., Legendre, P.
1991 Journal of Classification (Date Added: 2011-08-11)

In the media
La science de l'art et vice versa
2016-05-15

An Artist Takes Selfies of His Microbiome
(Karen Shakerdge) 2016-04-13

BioArt : What is our True Relationship with the Human Microbiome?
2016-03-05

Dialogue créatif à l'Université de Montréal
(UdeM Nouvelles) 2015-05-19

À la rescousse des chauves-souris -
Nouvelles.umontreal.ca (UdeMNouvelles) 2015-04-13

Les limaces nous envahissent! - UdeMNouvelles
Nouvelles.umontreal.ca 2015-04-13

Le dénominateur commun
Les années lumières 2015-01-18

Le cougar fantôme
Les années lumières (Srivastava, Chantal; Villedieu, Yanick) 2014-09-14

Des traces de cougar dans l'Est du Canada
Radio-Canada International (Jobin, Maryse) 2014-09-10

La présence de cougars est confirmée au Québec
UdeM Nouvelles (Sauvé, Mathieu-Robert) 2014-09-02

Interdisciplinarity: Artistic merit
Nature (Gewin, Virginia) 2013-04-24

Le patrimoine génétique du loup est menacé au Québec
Forum 2013-02-04

Choréogénétique
A r t s & S c i e n c e s 2012-04-18

La maladie de Lyme progresse avec les souris à pattes blanches
Forum (Sauvé, Mathieu-Robert) 2011-12-05

Stage de choc en nature pour les étudiants en biologie
Le Code Chastenay 2011-10-04

Quebec cougars: A game of cat and mouse
The Gazette (Galbraith, Robert J.) 2011-10-01

11 Reasons Why McGill Researchers Care About the Arctic (And Why You Should, Too)
McGill Headway (Farbridge, Peter; Martin, James) 2011-05-00

Biennale de Montréal: l'art surfe sur Mallarmé
La Presse (Clément, Éric) 2011-04-28

Study calls for rethink on 'extinction' criteria set for plants
Daily News and Analysis (ANI) 2011-03-25

L’expérience de la banquise Société
Agence Science-Presse (ASP) 2010-01-18