Bernard Angers

Associate Professor,
Université de Montréal

Département de sciences biologiques
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Ph.D. 1992-1998: Sciences Environnement, UQAM (Quebec, Canada)
M.Sc. 1987-1991: Sciences Fondamentales, UQAC (Quebec, Canada)
B.Sc. 1984-1987: Biologie, Université de Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada)


My research themes are centered on the effects of processes of evolutionary change on populations. Atypical reproduction modes, demographic or environmental changes are examples of factors that leave a signature at an epigenetic and genetic diversity level. My research’s purpose is to decrypt this signature and to interpret its origin in the goal of better understanding and protecting biodiversity.

QCBS students

Joelle Lafond

(Start: 2018, End: 2022)
Molecular and cellular aspects of the atypical reproduction of a vertebrate hybrid
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Maëva Perez

Other (co-)supervisor: Kim Juniper (University of Victoria), Rob Young (National Oceanography Center of Southampton, UK)
(Start: 2017)
Resilience and connectivity of hydrothermal vent polychaetes and endosymbionts in the northeastern Pacific Ocean.
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Hinatea Ariey

(Start: 2017)
Niche alimentaire d'une espèce invasive

Previous students (since 2009)

Mathieu Chouteau

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2011, End: 2013)
Why so much diversity in mimetic butterflies?

Daniel Cossios

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2011, End: 2012)
Comparative phylogeography of Andean mammals

Roland Vergilino

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2014, End: 2015)
Population genetics and origins of different biotypes of the Chrosomus eos-neogaeus complex
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Laure Cauchard

Other (co-)supervisor: Neeltje Boogert, University of St Andrews
(Start: 2009, End: 2014)
Interindividual differences in cognitive abilities and their consequences in a wild bird population

Frédéric Cyr

(Start: 2008, End: 2013)
Effets des interconnexion sur la diversité génétique et les communautés de poissons

Christelle Leung

(Start: 2012, End: 2016)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Sophie Breton
Variation épigénétique, plasticité phénotypique et le succès écologique des organismes asexués

Rachel Massicotte

(Start: 2007, End: 2012)
Diversité épigénétique chez un hybride asexué

France Beauregard

(Start: 2013, End: 2015)
Epigenetic variation within the complex of the blue-spotted salamander

Émilie Castonguay

(Start: 2006, End: 2009)
Expression des gènes chez un hybride asexué

Vincent Chapdelaine

(Start: 2015, End: 2016)
Fonction mitochondriale et cybrides

Érik L'Heureux

(Start: 2013, End: 2015)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: François-Joseph Lapointe
Déterminants génétiques et épigénétiques des espèces exotiques envahissantes

Philippe Lamarre

(Start: 2012, End: 2015)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Denis Réale
Men, snakes and islands; impact of fragmented landscapes on the genetic organization of two colubrid species.

Martin Laporte

(Start: 2007, End: 2009)
Évolution parallèle du doré bleu dans les lacs du bouclier Canadien

Méloée Prud'homme

Other (co-)supervisor: Magnan, Pierre
(Start: 2011, End: 2013)
Épigénétique et polymorphisme trophique de l'omble de fontaine

Logan Schwartz

(Start: 2011, End: 2014)
Le rôle de la mitochondrie sur a régulation génique des cybrides

Guylaine Séguin

(Start: 2009, End: 2011)
Caractérisation des sérotypes de la bactérie Pasteurella multocida

Simon Vervaet

(Start: 2010, End: 2012)
Influence de la mitochondrie sur le protéome

Examples of species studied

Leopardus pajeros
Leopardus jacobita
Chrysemys picta
Rhinichthys cataractae
Sander vitreus
Perca flavescens
Semotilus atromaculatus
Leopardus colocolo
Phoxinus eos
Salvelinus fontinalis
Schistosoma mansoni
Bulinus truncatus
Chrosomus eos
Parus major
Arion subfuscus


63- Development of risk mitigation guidance for sensor placement inside mechanically ventilated enclosures – Phase 1
Tchouvelev A V , Buttner W J , Melideo D , Baraldi D , Angers B ,
2020 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Date Added: 2020-10-27)

62- Sources of epigenetic variation and their applications in natural populations
Angers B , Perez M , Menicucci T , Leung C ,
2020 Evolutionary Applications (Date Added: 2020-04-07)

61- Effects of mitonuclear combination and thermal acclimation on the energetic phenotype
Chapdelaine V , Bettinazzi S , Breton S , Angers B ,
2020 Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology (Date Added: 2020-03-10)

60- Inferring responses to climate warming from latitudinal pattern of clonal hybridization
Monette K , Leung C , Lafond J , Wittische J , Angers B ,
2019 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2019-12-17)

59- Linking epigenetics and biological conservation: Towards a conservation epigenetics perspective
Rey O , Eizaguirre C , Angers B , Baltazar‐Soares M , Sagonas K , Prunier J G , Blanchet S ,
2019 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2019-09-03)

58- Unexpected Oogenic Pathways for the Triploid Fish Chrosomus eos-neogaeus
Lafond J , Hénault P , Leung C , Angers B ,
2019 The Journal of heredity (Date Added: 2019-05-26)

57- A trait-based ecology to assess the acclimation of a sperm-dependent clonal fish compared to its sexual host
Leung C , Breton S , Angers B ,
2018 PeerJ (Date Added: 2018-11-21)

56- Gene flow prevents mitonuclear co-adaptation: A comparative portrait of sympatric wild types and cybrids in the fish Chrosomus eos
Angers B , Chapdelaine V , Deremiens L , Vergilino R , Leung C , Doucet S , Glémet H , Angers A ,
2018 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part D: Genomics and Proteomics (Date Added: 2018-07-17)

55- Influence of genome and bio-ecology on the prevalence of genome exchange in unisexuals of the Ambystoma complex
Beauregard F , Angers B ,
2018 BMC Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2018-06-15)

53- The effects of allospecific mitochondrial genome on the fitness of northern redbelly dace (Chrosomus eos)
Angers B , Leung C , Vétil R , Deremiens L , Vergilino R ,
2018 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2018-04-08)

50- An experimental test of a causal link between problem-solving performance and reproductive success in wild great tits
Cauchard L , Angers B , Boogert N J , Lenarth M , Bize P , Doligez B ,
2017 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2017-10-29)

49- The relationship between plumage colouration, problem-solving and learning performance in great tits Parus major
Cauchard L , Doucet S M , Boogert N J , Angers B , Doligez B ,
2017 Journal of Avian Biology (Date Added: 2017-09-18)

48- Asymmetry in dentition and shape of pharyngeal arches in the clonal fish Chrosomus eos-neogaeus: Phenotypic plasticity and developmental instability
Leung C , Duclos K K , Grünbaum T , Cloutier R , Angers B ,
2017 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2017-04-17)

47- Adjacent surface effect on the flammable cloud of hydrogen and methane jets: Numerical investigation and engineering correlations
Bénard P , Hourri A , Angers B , Tchouvelev A ,
2016 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Date Added: 2017-02-13)

46- Effect of an anti-malaria drug on behavioural performance on a problem-solving task: An experiment in wild great tits
Cauchard, L, Angers, B, Boogert, NJ, Doligez, B
2016 Behavioural Processes (Date Added: 2016-11-28)

45- Inconsistent phylogeographic pattern between a sperm dependent fish and its host: in situ hybridization vs dispersal
Vergilino, R, Leung, C, Angers, B
2016 BMC Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2016-09-14)

44- Facing Environmental Predictability with Different Sources of Epigenetic Variation
Leung C, BS
2016 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2016-06-23)

43- Extensive length variation in the ribosomal DNA intergenic spacer of yellow perch (Perca flavescens)
Kakou, B, Angers, B, Glemet, H
2016 Genome / National Research Council Canada = Genome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada (Date Added: 2016-05-10)

42- Interactions between nuclear genes and a foreign mitochondrial genome in the redbelly dace Chrosomus eos
Deremiens, L, Schwartz, L, Angers, A, Glemet, H, Angers, B
2015 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Date Added: 2016-08-16)

40- The development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the genus Melinaea (Nymphalidae, Ithomiini)
McClure, M, Chouteau, M, Angers, B, Elias, M
2014 Conservation Genetics Resources (Date Added: 2015-01-12)

39- Optimization of temporal versus spatial replication in the development of habitat use models to explain among-reach variations of fish density estimates in rivers
Lanthier, G, Boisclair, D, Bourque, G, Legendre, P, Lapointe, M, Angers, B, Rosenfeld, J
2013 Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Date Added: 2013-04-30)

38- Population Genetics and Spatial Sructure in Two Andean Cats (the Pampas cat, Leopardus pajeros and the Andean Mountain Cat, L. jacobita) by Means of Nuclear and Mitochondrial Markers and Some Notes on Skull Biometrics
Ruiz-García, M, Cossios, D, Lucherini, M, Yanez, J, Pinedo, M, Angers, B
2013 Molecular Population Genetics, Evolutionary Biology and Biological Conservation of Neotropical Carnivores (Date Added: 2012-09-10)

37- Allopatric distribution of generalist parasites: interplay between postglacial dispersal and host species
Cyr F , PP-NaBA
2012 Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Date Added: 2016-06-27)

36- Inconsistent genetic structure among members of a multitrophic system: did bruchid parasitoids (Horismenus spp.) escape the effects of bean domestication?
Laurin-Lemay, S, Angers, B, Benrey, B, Brodeur, J
2012 Bulletin of Entomological Research (Date Added: 2013-05-16)

35- Effects of road proximity on genetic diversity and reproductive success of the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)
Laporte, M, Silva Beaudry, C-O, Angers, B
2012 Conservation Genetics (Date Added: 2012-10-15)

34- Wright's Shifting Balance Theory and the Diversification of Aposematic Signals
Chouteau, M, Angers, B
2012 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2012-09-10)

33- Population structure and conservation of a high-altitude specialist, the Andean cat Leopardus jacobita
Cossios, ED, Walker, RS, Lucherini, M, Ruiz-Garca, M, Angers, B
2012 Endangered Species Research (Date Added: 2012-09-10)

32- General-Purpose Genotype or How Epigenetics Extend the Flexibility of a Genotype
Massicotte, R, Angers, B
2012 Genetics Research International (Date Added: 2012-09-10)

31- The Key Role of Epigenetics in the Persistence of Asexual Lineages
Castonguay, E, Angers, B
2012 Genetics Research International (Date Added: 2012-09-10)

30- The influence of mitochondria in epigenetics revealed through naturally occurring fish cybrids
Angers, B, Dallaire, A, Vervaet, S, Vallières, F, Angers, A
2012 Current Zoology (Date Added: 2012-09-10)

29- Historical process lead to false genetic signal of current connectivity among populations
Cyr, F, Angers, B
2012 Genetica (Date Added: 2012-05-28)

26- The Role of Predators in Maintaining the Geographic Organization of Aposematic Signals
Chouteau, M, Angers, B
2011 The American Naturalist (Date Added: 2011-12-05)

25- Advergence in Mullerian mimicry: the case of the poison dart frogs of Northern Peru revisited
Chouteau, M, Summers, K, Morales, V, Angers, B
2011 Biology Letters (Date Added: 2011-10-31)

24- DNA methylation: A source of random variation in natural populations.
Massicotte, R, Whitelaw, E, Angers, B
2011 Epigenetics : official journal of the DNA Methylation Society (Date Added: 2011-09-26)

22- Environmentally induced phenotypes and DNA methylation: How to deal with unpredictable conditions until the next generation and after
Angers, B, Castonguay, E, Massicotte, R
2010 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

21- Effects of dynamic landscape elements on fish dispersal: The example of creek chub (Semotilus atromaculatus)
Boizard, J, Magnan, P, Angers, B
2009 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

20- Influence of ancient glacial periods on the Andean fauna: The case of the pampas cat (Leopardus colocolo)
Cossíos, D, Lucherini, M, Ruiz-García, M, Angers, B
2009 BMC Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

19- Intralacustrine site fidelity and nonrandom mating in the littoral-spawning northern redbelly dace (Phoxinus eos)
Massicotte, R, Magnan, P, Angers, B
2008 Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

17- The origin of Phoxinus eos-neogaeus unisexual hybrids
Angers, B, Schlosser, IJ
2007 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

16- Cryptic lineages and hybridization in freshwater mussels of the genus Pyganodon (Unionidae) in northeastern North America
Cyr, F, Paquet, A, Martel, AL, Angers, B
2007 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

15- The determinant role of temporary proglacial drainages on the genetic structure of fishes
Gagnon, M-C, Angers, B
2006 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

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

11- Genetic identification of members of the Phoxinus eos-neogaeus hybrid complex
Binet, M-C, Angers, B
2005 Journal of Fish Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

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

9- The influence of demography, population structure and selection on molecular diversity in the selfing freshwater snail Biomphalaria pfeifferi
Angers, B, Charbonnel, N, Galtier, N, Jarne, P
2003 Genetical Research (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

8- Evolutionary aspects of the metapopulation dynamics of Biomphalaria pfeifferi, the intermediate host of Schistosoma mansoni
Charbonnel, N, Angers, B, Rasatavonjizay, R, Bremond, P, Jarne, P
2002 Journal of Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

7- The influence of mating system, demography, parasites and colonization on the population structure of Biomphalaria pfeifferi in Madagascar
Charbonnel, N, Angers, B, Rasatavonjizay, R, Bremond, P, Debain, C, Jarne, P
2002 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

6- Evidence of gene conversion events between paralogous sequences produced by tetraploidization in Salmoninae fish
Angers, B, Gharbi, K, Estoup, A
2002 Journal of Molecular Evolution (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

5- Microsatellite variation in the freshwater snail Biomphalaria pfeifferi
Charbonnel, N, Angers, B, Razatavonjizay, R, Bremond, P, Jarne, P
2000 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

4- Microsatellite size homoplasy, SSCP, and population structure: A case study in the freshwater snail Bulinus truncatus
Angers, B, Estoup, A, Jarne, P
2000 Molecular Biology and Evolution (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

1- Complex evolution of a salmonid microsatellite locus and its consequences in inferring allelic divergence from size information
Angers, B, Bernatchez, L
1997 Molecular Biology and Evolution (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

In the media

Le professeur Bernard Angers aide des élèves du secondaire à analyser l’ADN des poissons
(Sauvé, Mathieu-Robert) 2016-01-19

Des généticiens en devenir à l'école secondaire Jean-Raimbault de Drummondville

Innovation mondiale pour le GARAF/Opération PAJE
(Giuere-Martel, Cynthia) 2016-01-14

Mitochondrie, l'étranger dans la maison - UdeMNouvelles 2015-04-29

Les limaces nous envahissent! - UdeMNouvelles 2015-04-13

La carte de l'épigénome - Les années lumière
La carte de l'épigénome - Les années lumière - ICI Radio-Canada Première (, Zone radio-;, Zone radio-) 2015-03-01

Petit poissin, grand savoir

L'habitat de la couleuvre brune disparait à vue d'œil - UdeMNouvelles
Forum (Sauvé, Mathieu-Robert) 2013-11-25

Au Pérou, une petite grenouille nous donne une leçon de biologie évolutive
Tam-Tam (Lachance, Adrien) 2012-01-17

Predators Drive Evolution of Frogs' Skin Patterns
FARS News Agency 2011-11-23

Depredadores son xenófobos
El Colombiano (Velásquez Gómez, Ramiro) 2011-11-22

Colorier des grenouilles au Pérou
Forum (Sauvé, Mathieu-Robert) 2011-11-21

Poison Frogs Dress in Hometown Colors (Pappas, Stephanie) 2011-11-21

Plus de 590 collégiens en sciences assistent à des conférences à l'Université de Montréal
Université de Montréal - Faculté des arts et des sciences 2011-11-10

L’évolution d’Homo sapiens du début à la fin
Sciences Plus! 2011-10-12

L'environnement modifie l'expression de certains gènes chez les poissons
UdeMNouvelles (Baril, Daniel) 2011-05-23