Jade Savage

Professor,
Bishop’s University

Department of Biology
E-mail: jsavage@Ubishops.ca
Institution page




Education

  • PhD in Entomology, McGill University, 2004
  • BSc in Biology, McGill University 1998


  • Research

    The last few decades have seen a rapid increase of interest in conservation biology. While scientists now realize the pressing need to address the rapid loss of biological diversity, they are not always equipped with the proper tools to do so. Vascular plants and vertebrates have generally received most of the attention in terms of conservation efforts, while other species-rich taxa such as the insects have been largely ignored. The main reason for this exclusion is that insects are still lagging much behind most other groups in terms of taxonomic expertise. In an age where total species richness is often the reference measure driving conservation and management efforts, it is quite ironic that the most speciose group of animals should be excluded from a majority of biodiversity studies. In an attempt to remedy this taxonomic impediment, Dr. Savage carries out research on the systematics and biodiversity of the order Diptera.

    Her research program aims at documenting the systematics and biodiversity of muscoid Diptera (house flies and relatives) in different target habitats, using a variety of analytical and conceptual approach. Field collections in south eastern Quebec and Ontario and in the arctic regions of North America and Eurasia will allow Dr. Savage to fill some gaps in the distribution record of many species, yield large numbers of species including some new to science, and document biological diversity in some of the most understudied ecosystems of the northern hemisphere. The main contribution of her research program will be to increase knowledge of muscoid Diptera systematics through phylogenetic analyses and the description of new species; produce identification keys allowing non-specialists to identify specimens; and compile data on the ecology and biodiversity of Diptera.

    QCBS students

    Pierre Chuard

    Membre employé(e) / Employed member
    (Start: 2018)
    Citizen-based surveillance of Ixodes scapularis and other ticks in ON, QC and NB using eTick.ca, a web platform dedicated to image-based tick identification
    Link to thesis (pdf)
    Personal page

    Andréanne Lessard

    Membre employé(e) / Employed member
    (Start: 2018)
    Optimizing Delia pest monitoring and management in vegetable brassicas

    Previous students (since 2009)

    Simon Payette Daoust

    Ph.D.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Marc Belisle
    (Start: 2008, End: 2011)
    Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Jacques Brodeur
    Impacts de l’intensification agricole et de la structure du paysage sur les relations tri-trophiques entre un oiseau hôte, des mouches ectoparasites e

    Arnaud Sentis

    Ph.D.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Jean-Louis Hemptinne
    (Start: 2008, End: 2012)
    Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Jacques Brodeur
    Modeling the interaction between temperature and intraguild predation

    Sylvie Ferland

    M.Sc.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Esther Lévesque (UQTR)
    (Start: 2010, End: 2014)
    Pollinisation et production de petits fruits par Vaccinium uliginosium a Baker lake, Nunavut

    Ludovic Jolicoeur

    M.Sc.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Marc Bélisle, Université de Sherbrooke
    (Start: 2008, End: 2013)
    Diptera diversity from the McGerrigle Mountains and the impacts of landscape structure on community composition

    Louis Laplante

    M.Sc.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Marc Belisle (Université de Sherbrooke)
    (Start: 2008, End: 2013)
    Impacts of agricultural intensification on the biodiversity of selected Diptera families

    Anais Renaud

    M.Sc.
    Other (co-)supervisor: R. Roughley (University of Manitoba)
    (Start: 2007, End: 2011)
    Monitoring of recent changes to the biodiversity of muscoid Diptera in Churchill, Manitoba

    Examples of species studied

    Muscidae
    Diptera
    Protocalliphora
    Calliphoridae
    Nasonia
    Hymenoptera
    Pteromalidae
    Fanniidae
    Reinwardtiini
    Mesembrina
    Thricops
    Chloropidae
    Piophilidae
    Ixodes scapularis
    Anthomyiidae
    Tachycineta bicolor


    Publications

    26- Identification of Delia spp. (robineau-desvoidy) (diptera, anthomyiidae) and its cruciferous hosts in Mexico
    Journal Article
    Meraz-Álvarez R , Bautista-Martínez N , Illescas-Riquelme C P , González-Hernández H , Valdez-Carrasco J M , Savage J ,
    2020 ZooKeys (Date Added: 2020-10-31)

    25- Individual and environmental determinants of Cuterebra bot fly parasitism in the eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)
    Journal Article
    Paquette C , Garant D , Savage J , Réale D , Bergeron P ,
    2020 Oecologia (Date Added: 2020-07-01)

    24- Comprehensive inventory of true flies (Diptera) at a tropical site
    Journal Article
    Brown B V , Borkent A , Adler P H , Amorim D d S , Barber K , Bickel D , Boucher S , Brooks S E , Burger J , Burington Z L , Capellari R S , Costa D N R , Cumming J M , Curler G , Dick C W , Epler J H , Fisher E , Gaimari S D , Gelhaus J , Grimaldi D A , Hash J , Hauser M , Hippa H , Ibáñez-Bernal S , Jaschhof M , Kameneva E P , Kerr P H , Korneyev V , Korytkowski C A , Kung G , Kvifte G M , Lonsdale O , Marshall S A , Mathis W , Michelsen V , Naglis S , Norrbom A L , Paiero S , Pape T , Pereira-Colavite A , Pollet M , Rochefort S , Rung A , Runyon J B , Savage J , Silva V C , Sinclair B J , Skevington J H , Stireman III J O , Swann J , Thompson F C , Vilkamaa P , Wheeler T , Whitworth T , Wong M , Wood D M , Woodley N , Yau T , Zavortink T J , Zumbado M A ,
    2018 Communications Biology (Date Added: 2019-09-01)

    23- Influence of agricultural intensification on prey availability and nestling diet in Tree Swallows (_Tachycineta bicolor_)
    Journal Article
    Bellavance, V, Bélisle, M, Savage, J, Pelletier, F, Garant, D
    2018 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2018-05-23)

    22- Remarkable fly (Diptera) diversity in a patch of Costa Rican cloud forest: Why inventory is a vital science
    Journal Article
    BORKENT A , BROWN B V , ADLER P H , AMORIM D D S , BARBER K , BICKEL D , BOUCHER S , BROOKS S E , BURGER J , BURINGTON Z , CAPELLARI R S , COSTA D N , CUMMING J M , CURLER G , DICK C W , EPLER J , FISHER E , GAIMARI S D , GELHAUS J , GRIMALDI D A , HASH J , HAUSER M , HIPPA H , IBÁÑEZ-BERNAL S , JASCHHOF M , KAMENEVA E P , KERR P H , KORNEYEV V , KORYTKOWSKI C A , KUNG G , KVIFTE G M , LONSDALE O , MARSHALL S A , MATHIS W N , MICHELSEN V , NAGLIS S , NORRBOM A L , PAIERO S , PAPE T , PEREIRA-COLAVITE A , POLLET M , ROCHEFORT S , RUNG A , RUNYON J B , SAVAGE J , SILVA V C , SINCLAIR B J , SKEVINGTON J H , STIREMAN J O I , SWANN J , VILKAMAA P , WHEELER T , WHITWORTH T , WONG M , WOOD D M , WOODLEY N , YAU T , ZAVORTINK T J , ZUMBADO M A ,
    2018 Zootaxa (Date Added: 2018-04-08)

    21- Evaluating the submission of digital images as a method of surveillance for Ixodes scapularis ticks
    Journal Article
    KOFFI J K , SAVAGE J , THIVIERGE K , LINDSAY L R , BOUCHARD C , PELCAT Y , OGDEN N H ,
    2017 Parasitology (Date Added: 2017-11-29)

    20- Declining diversity and abundance of High Arctic fly assemblages over two decades of rapid climate warming
    Journal Article
    Loboda S , Savage J , Buddle C M , Schmidt N M , Høye T T ,
    2017 Ecography (Date Added: 2017-06-23)

    19- The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project
    Journal Article
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Miranda-Esquivel, DR, Moir, ML, Morales, CL, Muchane, MN, Muchane, M, Mudri-Stojnic, S, Munira, AN, Muonz-Alonso, A, Munyekenye, BF, Naidoo, R, Naithani, A, Nakagawa, M, Nakamura, A, Nakashima, Y, Naoe, S, Nates-Parra, G, Navarrete Gutierrez, DA, Navarro-Iriarte, L, Ndang'ang'a, PK, Neuschulz, EL, Ngai, JT, Nicolas, V, Nilsson, SG, Noreika, N, Norfolk, O, Noriega, JA, Norton, DA, Noske, NM, Nowakowski, AJ, Numa, C, O'Dea, N, O'Farrell, PJ, Oduro, W, Oertli, S, Ofori-Boateng, C, Oke, CO, Oostra, V, Osgathorpe, LM, Otavo, SE, Page, NV, Paritsis, J, Parra-H, A, Parry, L, Pe'er, G, Pearman, PB, Pelegrin, N, Pelissier, R, Peres, CA, Peri, PL, Persson, AS, Petanidou, T, Peters, MK, Pethiyagoda, RS, Phalan, B, Philips, TK, Pillsbury, FC, Pincheira-Ulbrich, J, Pineda, E, Pino, J, Pizarro-Araya, J, Plumptre, AJ, Poggio, SL, Politi, N, Pons, P, Poveda, K, Power, EF, Presley, SJ, Proenca, V, Quaranta, M, Quintero, C, Rader, R, Ramesh, BR, Ramirez-Pinilla, MP, Ranganathan, J, Rasmussen, C, Redpath-Downing, NA, Reid, JL, Reis, YT, Rey Benayas, JM, Rey-Velasco, JC, Reynolds, C, Ribeiro, DB, Richards, MH, Richardson, BA, Richardson, MJ, Rios, RM, Robinson, R, Robles, CA, Rombke, J, Romero-Duque, LP, Ros, M, Rosselli, L, Rossiter, SJ, Roth, DS, Roulston, T'H, Rousseau, L, Rubio, AV, Ruel, J-C, Sadler, JP, Safian, S, Saldana-Vazquez, RA, Sam, K, Samnegard, U, Santana, J, Santos, X, Savage, J, Schellhorn, NA, Schilthuizen, M, Schmiedel, U, Schmitt, CB, Schon, NL, Schuepp, C, Schumann, K, Schweiger, O, Scott, DM, Scott, KA, Sedlock, JL, Seefeldt, SS, Shahabuddin, G, Shannon, G, Sheil, D, Sheldon, FH, Shochat, E, Siebert, SJ, Silva, FAB, Simonetti, JA, Slade, EM, Smith, J, Smith-Pardo, AH, Sodhi, NS, Somarriba, EJ, Sosa, RA, Soto Quiroga, G, St-Laurent, M-H, Starzomski, BM, Stefanescu, C, Steffan-Dewenter, I, Stouffer, PC, Stout, JC, Strauch, AM, Struebig, MJ, Su, Z, Suarez-Rubio, M, Sugiura, S, Summerville, KS, Sung, Y-H, Sutrisno, H, Svenning, J-C, Teder, T, Threlfall, CG, Tiitsaar, A, Todd, JH, Tonietto, RK, Torre, I, Tothmeresz, B, Tscharntke, T, Turner, EC, Tylianakis, JM, Uehara-Prado, M, Urbina-Cardona, N, Vallan, D, Vanbergen, AJ, Vasconcelos, HL, Vassilev, K, Verboven, HAF, Verdasca, MJ, Verdu, JR, Vergara, CH, Vergara, PM, Verhulst, J, Virgilio, M, Vu, LV, Waite, EM, Walker, TR, Wang, H-F, Wang, Y, Watling, JI, Weller, B, Wells, K, Westphal, C, Wiafe, ED, Williams, CD, Willig, MR, Woinarski, JCZ, Wolf, JHD, Wolters, V, Woodcock, BA, Wu, J, Wunderle, JMJ, Yamaura, Y, Yoshikura, S, Yu, DW, Zaitsev, AS, Zeidler, J, Zou, F, Collen, B, Ewers, RM, Mace, GM, Purves, DW, Scharlemann, JPW, Purvis, A
    2017 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2017-01-18)

    18-Identification of Delia pest species (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) in cultivated crucifers and other vegetable crops in Canada
    Journal Article
    Savage, J, Fortier, A-M, Fournier, F, Bellavance, V
    2016 Canadian Journal of arthropod identification ( Date Added: 2018-05-23)

    17-First record of the Bermudagrass stem maggot Atherigona reversura (Diptera: Muscidae) in Canada
    Journal Article
    Savage, J
    2016 Journal of the entomological society of Ontario ( Date Added: 2016-06-14)

    16- Key to forensically important Piophilidae (Diptera) in the Nearctic region.
    Journal Article
    Rochefort, S, Giroux, M, Savage, J, Wheeler, TA
    2015 Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification (Date Added: 2016-07-11)

    15- Elevational shifts, biotic homogenization and time lags in vegetation change during 40 years of climate warming
    Journal Article
    Savage, J, Vellend, M
    2015 Ecography (Date Added: 2015-06-09)

    14-Terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates. In Meltofte, H.
    Journal Article
    Hodkinson, ID
    2013 Arctic Biodiversity Assessment ( Date Added: 2016-06-29)

    13- Direct and indirect effects of landscape structure on a tri-trophic system within agricultural lands
    Journal Article
    Daoust, SP, Bélisle, M, Savage, J, Robillard, A, Baeta, R, Brodeur, J
    2012 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2016-06-14)

    12- DNA barcoding of Northern Nearctic Muscidae (Diptera) reveals high correspondence between morphological and molecular species limits
    Journal Article
    Renaud, AK, Savage, J, Adamowicz, SJ
    2012 BMC Ecology (Date Added: 2012-12-04)

    11- Muscidae (Diptera) diversity in Churchill, Canada, between two time periods: evidence for limited changes since the Canadian Northern Insect Survey
    Journal Article
    Renaud, AK, Savage, J, Roughley, RE
    2012 The Canadian Entomologist (Date Added: 2012-09-19)

    10- Diversity and Abundance of Ectoparasitic Blow Flies Protocalliphora (Diptera: Calliphoridae) and their Nasonia (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) Parasitoids in Tree Swallow Nests within Agricultural Lands of Southern Québec, Canada
    Journal Article
    Daoust, SP, Savage, J, Whitworth, TL, Bélisle, M, Brodeur, J
    2012 Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Date Added: 2012-05-25)

    9- Effects of habitat size, vegetation cover, and surrounding land use on diptera diversity in temperate nearctic bogs
    Journal Article
    Savage, J, Wheeler, TA, Moores, AMA, Taillefer, AG
    2011 Wetlands (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

    8-Family Muscidae
    Book Chapter
    Brown, BV, ,
    2010 Manual of Central American Diptera. Volume 2 ( Date Added: 2012-09-25)

    7- Fanniidae (fanniid flies, latrine flies)
    Book Chapter
    Savage, J, National Research Council Canada , National Research Council Canada ,
    2009 Manual of Central American Diptera (Date Added: 2011-08-30)

    6- A new genus and new species of neotropical Reinwardtiini (diptera: Muscidae)
    Journal Article
    Savage, J
    2009 Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

    4- A taxonomic revision of Piezura Rondani (Diptera: Fanniidae)
    Journal Article
    Moores, A, Savage, J
    2005 Zootaxa (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

    3- Phylogenetic analysis of the genus Thricops Rondani (Diptera: Muscidae) based on molecular and morphological characters
    Journal Article
    Savage, J, Wheeler, TA, Wiegmann, BM
    2004 Systematic Entomology (Date Added: 2011-05-26)

    2- Cleaning up the world: Decomposers
    Magazine Article
    Savage, J
    2002 Biodiversity. Exploring the diversity of life: flies (Insecta: Diptera) (Date Added: 2011-08-30)

    1- Systematics of Cetema Hendel (Diptera: Chloropidae): revision of the Nearctic species and phylogeny and zoogeography of the Holarctic fauna
    Journal Article
    Savage, J, Wheeler, TA
    1999 Entomologica Scandinavica (Date Added: 2011-04-12)