Gregor Fussmann

Professeur agrégé,
McGill University

Department of Biology
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Ph.D. Limnologie, Max-Planck-Institute of Limnology, Plön, Germany and University of Kiel, Germany 1996
Diplôme en Biologie (Zoologie, Botanie, Écologie), Free University of Berlin, Germany 1991


La recherche dans mon laboratoire tourne autour des dynamiques écologiques et évolutives, leurs interactions sur la même échelle de temps et leurs relations avec le changement environnemental. Nous combinons des approches théoriques et expérimentales sur le terrain et en laboratoire.

Étudiants CSBQ

Naíla Barbosa da Costa

Autre (co-)superviseur: Jesse Shapiro
(Début: 2016)
Autre (co-)superviseur membre du CSBQ: Jesse Shapiro
Eco-evolutionary dynamics of microbial communities in disturbed freshwater ecosystems
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Anciens étudiants (depuis 2009)

Mehdi Cherif

Postdoctoral fellow
(Début: 2009, Fin: 2012)
Theoretical and experimental approaches in mussel aquaculture

Alison Derry

Postdoctoral fellow
(Début: 2008, Fin: 2010)
Evolutionary dynamics of zooplankton-cyanobacteria interactions

Romana Limberger

Postdoctoral fellow
(Début: 2012, Fin: 2014)
Adaptation to gradual environmental change

Felipe Dargent

Autre (co-)superviseur: Scott, Marilyn
(Début: 2008, Fin: 2014)
Evolution of resistance and tolerance to parasites in Trinidadian guppies

Caolan Kovach-Orr

(Début: 2008, Fin: 2015)
Genetic diversity and plasticity in model communities

Etienne Low-Decarie

(Début: 2007, Fin: 2013)
Autre (co-)superviseur membre du CSBQ: Graham Bell
Réponse écologique et évolutive du phytoplancton face à l'augmentation de CO2 atmosphérique
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Michael Pedruski

(Début: 2008, Fin: 2015)
Autre (co-)superviseur membre du CSBQ: Andrew Gonzalez
Experimental test of neutral theory

Sébastien Portalier

Autre (co-)superviseur: Michel Loreau, CNRS France
(Début: 2010, Fin: 2016)
Les effets des facteurs physiques sur la structure et l'evolution des reseaux trophiques

Sean Duffy

(Début: 2009, Fin: 2013)
Intraguild predation in aquaculture communities

Allegra Pearce

(Début: 2018, Fin: 2021)
Autre (co-)superviseur membre du CSBQ: Andrew Hendry
Evolution of parasite resistance in recently parasitized Trinidadian guppies
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Exemples d'espèces étudiées

Poecilia reticulata
Brachionus calyciflorus


71- Apparent evolutionary maladaptation and inference from reciprocal transplants
Journal Article
Fussmann G F , Kopp M ,
2023 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2023-05-22)

70- The effect of increasing temperature and pCO2 on experimental pelagic freshwater communities
Journal Article
Katkov E , Fussmann G F ,
2023 Limnology and Oceanography (Date Added: 2023-04-16)

69- Dissolved organic matter mediates the effects of warming and inorganic nutrients on a lake planktonic food web
Journal Article
Hébert M , Soued C , Fussmann G F , Beisner B E ,
2022 Limnology and Oceanography (Date Added: 2022-07-17)

68- Environmental RNA degrades more rapidly than environmental DNA across a broad range of pH conditions
Journal Article
Kagzi K , Hechler R M , Fussmann G F , Cristescu M E ,
2022 Molecular Ecology Resources (Date Added: 2022-07-10)

67- A Glyphosate-Based Herbicide Cross-Selects for Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Bacterioplankton Communities
Journal Article
Barbosa da Costa N , Hébert M , Fugère V , Terrat Y , Fussmann G F , Gonzalez A , Shapiro B J ,
2022 mSystems (Date Added: 2022-05-12)

66- Inferring Size-Based Functional Responses From the Physical Properties of the Medium
Journal Article
Portalier S M J , Fussmann G F , Loreau M , Cherif M ,
2022 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2022-02-07)

65- Warming winters in lakes: Later ice onset promotes consumer overwintering and shapes springtime planktonic food webs
Journal Article
Hébert M , Beisner B E , Rautio M , Fussmann G F ,
2021 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Date Added: 2021-12-28)

64- Widespread agrochemicals differentially affect zooplankton biomass and community structure
Journal Article
Hébert M , Fugère V , Beisner B E , Barbosa da Costa N , Barrett R D H , Bell G , Shapiro B J , Yargeau V , Gonzalez A , Fussmann G F ,
2021 Ecological Applications (Date Added: 2021-08-23)

63- Resistance, resilience, and functional redundancy of freshwater bacterioplankton communities facing a gradient of agricultural stressors in a mesocosm experiment
Journal Article
Barbosa da Costa N , Fugère V , Hébert M , Xu C C , Barrett R D , Beisner B E , Bell G , Yargeau V , Fussmann G F , Gonzalez A , Shapiro B J ,
2021 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2021-08-21)

62- Parasite spread in experimental metapopulations: resistance, tolerance and host competence
Journal Article
Tadiri C P , Fussmann G F , Scott M E ,
2021 Oikos (Date Added: 2021-07-29)

61- Adaptation and competition in deteriorating environments
Journal Article
Limberger R , Fussmann G F ,
2021 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2021-04-02)

60- Landscape modification and nutrient-driven instability at a distance
Journal Article
McCann K S , Cazelles K , MacDougall A S , Fussmann G F , Bieg C , Cristescu M , Fryxell J M , Gellner G , Lapointe B , Gonzalez A ,
2020 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2020-12-04)

59- Horizon scan of conservation issues for inland waters in Canada
Journal Article
Pérez-Jvostov F , Sutherland W J , Barrett R D , Brown C A , Cardille J A , Cooke S J , Cristescu M E , St-Gelais N F , Fussmann G F , Griffiths K , Hendry A P , Lapointe N W , Nyboer E A , Pentland R L , Reid A J , Ricciardi A , Sunday J M , Gregory-Eaves I ,
2020 Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Date Added: 2020-05-09)

58- Intra-annual variation of phytoplankton community responses to factorial N, P, and CO2 enrichment in a temperate mesotrophic lake
Journal Article
Katkov E , Low‐Décarie ,
2020 Freshwater Biology (Date Added: 2020-04-17)

57- Community rescue in experimental phytoplankton communities facing severe herbicide pollution
Journal Article
Fugère, V, Hébert, M-P, da Costa, NB, Xu, CCY, Barrett, RDH, Beisner, BE, Bell, G, Fussmann, GF, Shapiro, BJ, Yargeau, V, Gonzalez, A
2020 Nature Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2020-03-24)

56- Long-term cyclic persistence in an experimental predator–prey system
Journal Article
Blasius B , Rudolf L , Weithoff G , Gaedke U , Fussmann G F ,
2019 Nature (Date Added: 2020-01-07)

55- A data-validated host-parasite model for infectious disease outbreaks
Journal Article
Tadiri C P , Kong J D , Fussmann G F , Scott M E , Wang H ,
2019 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2019-09-18)

54- Understanding maladaptation by uniting ecological and evolutionary perspectives
Journal Article
Brady S P , Bolnick D I , Barrett R D H , Chapman L , Crispo E , Derry A M , Eckert C G , Fraser D J , Fussmann G F , Gonzalez A , Guichard F , Lamy T , Lane J , McAdam A G , Newman A E M , Paccard A , Robertson B , Rolshausen G , Schulte P M , Simons A M , Vellend M , Hendry A ,
2019 American Naturalist (Date Added: 2019-09-15)

53- Causes of maladaptation
Journal Article
Brady S P , Bolnick D I , Angert A L , Gonzalez A , Barrett R D , Crispo E , Derry A M , Eckert C G , Fraser D J , Fussmann G F , Guichard F , Lamy T , McAdam A G , Newman A E , Paccard A , Rolshausen G , Simons A M , Hendry A P ,
2019 Evolutionary Applications (Date Added: 2019-08-31)

52- Female preference for novel males constrains the contemporary evolution of assortative mating in guppies
Journal Article
Dargent F , Chen L , Fussmann G F , Ghalambor C K , Hendry A P ,
2019 Behavioral Ecology (Date Added: 2019-07-18)

51- Trophic structure modulates community rescue following acidification
Journal Article
Bell, G, Fugère, V, Barrett, R, Beisner, B, Cristescu, M, Fussmann, G, Shapiro, J, Gonzalez, A
2019 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2019-06-25)

50- Estimating parameters from multiple time series of population dynamics using bayesian inference
Journal Article
Rosenbaum B , Raatz M , Weithoff G , Fussmann G F , Gaedke U ,
2019 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2019-02-04)

49- Microparasite dispersal in metapopulations: a boon or bane to the host population?
Journal Article
Tadiri C P , Scott M E , Fussmann G F ,
2018 Proceedings. Biological sciences (Date Added: 2019-06-15)

48- The mechanics of predator–prey interactions: First principles of physics predict predator–prey size ratios
Journal Article
Portalier S M J , Fussmann G F , Loreau M , Cherif M ,
2018 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2019-01-02)

47- Experimental Assessment in Nature of the Ecological Effects of a Specialist Parasite
Journal Article
Pérez-Jvostov F , Hendry A P , Fussmann G F , Scott M E ,
2017 Copeia (Date Added: 2017-09-26)

46- Size and variation in individual growth rates among food web modules
Journal Article
Granados M , Altshuler I , Plourde S , Fussmann G F ,
2017 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2017-07-31)

45- Stabilizing mechanisms in a food web with an introduced omnivore
Journal Article
Granados M , Duffy S , McKindsey C W , Fussmann G F ,
2017 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2017-06-24)

44- Nanopatterning Gold by Templated Solid State Dewetting on the Silica Warp and Weft of Diatoms
Journal Article
Hiltz, J, Hajiaboli, A, Singh, G, Lennox, RB, Fussmann, GF, Low-Decarie, E, Andrews, MP
2016 Journal of Nanomaterials (Date Added: 2016-11-25)

43- Communities that thrive in extreme conditions captured from a freshwater lake
Journal Article
Low-Decarie, E, Fussmann, GF, Dumbrell, AJ, Bell, G
2016 Biology Letters (Date Added: 2016-11-18)

41- A network approach reveals surprises about the history of the niche
Journal Article
Pedruski, MT, Fussmann, GF, Gonzalez, A, Peters, DPC
2016 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2016-05-03)

40- Impact of host sex and group composition on parasite dynamics in experimental populations
Journal Article
Tadiri, CP, Scott, ME, Fussmann, GF
2016 Parasitology (Date Added: 2016-03-03)

39- Size-related effects of physical factors on phytoplankton communities
Journal Article
Portalier, SMJ, Cherif, M, Zhang, L, Fussmann, GF, Loreau, M
2016 Ecological Modelling (Date Added: 2016-01-15)

38- Parting ways: parasite release in nature leads to sex-specific evolution of defence
Journal Article
Dargent, F, Rolshausen, G, Hendry, AP, Scott, ME, Fussmann, GF
2016 Journal of Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2016-01-15)

37- Predicting the outcome of competition when fitness inequality is variable
Journal Article
Pedruski, MT, Fussmann, GF, Gonzalez, A
2015 Royal Society Open Science (Date Added: 2016-02-26)

36- An experimental test of antagonistic effects of competition and parasitism on host performance in semi-natural mesocosms
Journal Article
Pérez-Jvostov, F, Hendry, AP, Fussmann, GF, Scott, ME
2015 Oikos (Date Added: 2015-12-14)

35- Demasculinization of male guppies increases resistance to a common and harmful ectoparasite
Journal Article
Dargent, F, Reddon, AR, Swaney, WT, Fussmann, GF, Reader, SM, Scott, ME, Forbes, MR
2015 Parasitology (Date Added: 2015-10-20)

34- Testing for local host–parasite adaptation: an experiment with Gyrodactylus ectoparasites and guppy hosts
Journal Article
Pérez-Jvostov, F, Hendry, AP, Fussmann, GF, Scott, ME
2015 International Journal for Parasitology (Date Added: 2015-05-04)

33- Lake Ecosystems
Book Chapter
Hairston, NGJ&GFF
2014 Encyclopaedia of Life Sciences (eLS) (Date Added: 2016-06-22)

32- Final thermal conditions override the effects of temperature history and dispersal in experimental communities
Journal Article
Limberger, R, Low-Decarie, E, Fussmann, GF
2014 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2015-11-24)

31- CO2 alters community composition and response to nutrient enrichment of freshwater phytoplankton
Journal Article
Low-Décarie, E, Bell, G, Fussmann, GF
2014 Oecologia (Date Added: 2014-12-15)

30- Experimental evolution of parasite resistance in wild guppies: natural and multifarious selection
Journal Article
Dargent, F, Scott, ME, Hendry, AP, Fussmann, GF
2014 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2014-11-04)

29- Aquatic primary production in a high-CO2 world
Journal Article
Low-Décarie, E, Fussmann, GF, Bell, G
2014 Trends in Ecology & Evolution (Date Added: 2014-03-24)

28- Experimental elimination of parasites in nature leads to the evolution of increased resistance in hosts
Journal Article
Dargent, F, Scott, ME, Hendry, AP, Fussmann, GF
2013 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2014-07-08)

27- Armstrong–McGehee mechanism revisited: Competitive exclusion and coexistence of nonlinear consumers
Journal Article
Xiao, X, Fussmann, GF
2013 Journal of Theoretical Biology (Date Added: 2013-11-19)

26- Evolutionary rescue can maintain an oscillating community undergoing environmental change
Journal Article
Fussmann, GF, Gonzalez, A
2013 Interface Focus (Date Added: 2013-10-25)

25- Long-term culture at elevated atmospheric CO2 fails to evoke specific adaptation in seven freshwater phytoplankton species
Journal Article
Low-Decarie, E, Jewell, MD, Fussmann, GF, Bell, G
2013 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2013-09-23)

24- Can Mixed-Species Groups Reduce Individual Parasite Load? A Field Test with Two Closely Related Poeciliid Fishes (Poecilia reticulata and Poecilia picta)
Journal Article
Dargent, F, Torres-Dowdall, J, Scott, ME, Ramnarine, I, Fussmann, GF
2013 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2013-03-04)

23- Evolutionary and plastic rescue in multitrophic model communities
Journal Article
Kovach-Orr, C, Fussmann, GF
2013 Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences (Date Added: 2012-12-03)

22- Community evolutionary rescue in changing environments
Journal Article
Fussmann, GaG
2012 Interface focus (Date Added: 2016-06-22)

21- Adding parasites to the guppy-predation story: insights from field surveys
Journal Article
Gotanda, KM, Delaire, LC, Raeymaekers, JAM, Pérez-Jvostov, F, Dargent, F, Bentzen, P, Scott, ME, Fussmann, GF, Hendry, AP
2012 Oecologia (Date Added: 2013-04-25)

20- Are host–parasite interactions influenced by adaptation to predators? A test with guppies and Gyrodactylus in experimental stream channels
Journal Article
Pérez-Jvostov, F, Hendry, A, Fussmann, G, Scott, M
2012 Oecologia (Date Added: 2012-09-15)

19-The contrasting differences in zooplankton community composition and abundance between aquaculture (mussel farm) and control sites in the Havre-aux-Maisons lagoon, QC
Journal Article
Granados, M
2011 Aquaculture Canada Proceedings 2011, AAC Special Publication ( Date Added: 2016-06-23)

18- Rotifers: excellent subjects for the study of macro- and microevolutionary change
Journal Article
Fussmann, G
2011 Hydrobiologia (Date Added: 2012-06-18)

17- The effect of elevated CO2 on growth and competition in experimental phytoplankton communities
Journal Article
Low-DéCarie, E, Fussmann, GF, Bell, G
2011 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2011-07-25)

16- Cycles, phase synchronization, and entrainment in single-species phytoplankton populations
Journal Article
Massie, TM, Blasius, B, Weithoff, G, Gaedke, U, Fussmann, GF
2010 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

15- Rapid contemporary evolution and clonal food web dynamics
Journal Article
Jones, LE, Becks, L, Ellner, SP, Hairston Jr , NG, Yoshida, T, Fussmann, GF
2009 Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

14- The lake as a system of differential equations - A paradigm for the aquatic ecologist of the 21st century?
Journal Article
Fussmann, GF
2008 International Review of Hydrobiology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

13- Estimating a predator-prey dynamical model with the parameter cascades method
Journal Article
Cao, J, Fussmann, GF, Ramsay, JO
2008 Biometrics (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

12-Chaotic dynamics in food web systems
Book Chapter
Fussmann, GF
2007 Complex population dynamics: nonlinear modeling in ecology, epidemiology, and genetics ( Date Added: 2011-09-07)

11- Encyclopedia of life sciences: Lake ecosystems to placozoa
Book Whole
John Wiley & Sons,
2007 (Date Added: 2011-05-11)

10- Eco-evolutionary dynamics of communities and ecosystems
Journal Article
Fussmann, GF, Loreau, M, Abrams, PA
2007 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

9- A direct, experimental test of resource vs. consumer dependence: Reply
Journal Article
Fussmann, GF, Weithoff, G, Yoshida, T
2007 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

8- Incomplete induction of mixis in Brachionus calyciflorus: Patterns of reproduction at the individual level
Journal Article
Fussmann, GF, Kramer, G, Labib, M
2007 Hydrobiologia (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

7- Community response to enrichment is highly sensitive to model structure
Journal Article
Fussmann, GF, Blasius, B
2005 Biology Letters (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

6- Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics of Experimental Plankton Communities
Book Whole
Fussmann, GF, Ellner, SP, Hairston Jr , NG, Jones, LE, Shertzer, KW, Yoshida, T
2005 (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

5- Rapid evolution drives ecological dynamics in a predator-prey system
Journal Article
Yoshida, T, Jones, LE, Ellner, SP, Fussmann, GF, Hairston Jr , NG
2003 Nature (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

4- Effects of successional dynamics on metapopulation persistence
Journal Article
Ellner, SP, Fussmann, G
2003 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

3- Predator-prey cycles in an aquatic microcosm: Testing hypotheses of mechanism
Journal Article
Shertzer, KW, Ellner, SP, Fussmann, GF, Hairston Jr , NG
2002 Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

2- Food web complexity and chaotic population dynamics
Journal Article
Fussmann, GF, Heber, G
2002 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

1- Crossing the hopf bifurcation in a live predator-prey system
Journal Article
Fussmann, GF, Ellner, SP, Shertzer, KW, Hairston N G , J
2000 Science (Date Added: 2011-04-12)