Colin Favret

Assistant Professor,
Université de Montréal

Département de sciences biologiques
Centre sur la biodiversité, 4101 rue Sherbrooke est,
Montréal QC, H1X 2B2

Tel: 514-343-2158
E-mail: colin.favret@umontreal.ca
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Education
  • Postdoctorat, University of Maryland, Entomology Department, and USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory, 2011
  • PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Entomology, 2003
  • Master of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Entomology,2000
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Biology, 1994


Research
Our team conducts a diverse array of research revolving around insect systematics and diversity. We conduct research on the evolution and speciation of plant-feeding insects, namely aphids whose evolutionary history has been tightly associated with that of their plant hosts. While we conduct research on aphid evolution, we cannot help but discover species new to science. We therefore also focus on describing, classifying, and revising aphid taxa. Aphids are but one family of insects among many. We are also interested in understanding insect biodiversity as a whole, focusing on trapping insects in different microhabitats of the Laurentian forest.

Prizes and honours
Excellence in Teaching, 2016, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Montreal


QCBS students
Adwa ABDOU ALI, Ph.D.
(Start: 2017)
Elisée Emmanuel DABRE, Ph.D.
(Start: 2017, End: 2020)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Mohamed Hijri
Thesis title: Effets de l’utilisation des champignons mycorhizes à arbuscules sur les insectes dans un système agricole
Thomas Théry, Ph.D.
(Start: 2013, End: 2018)
Vincent Lessard, M.Sc.
(Start: 2017)
Courses
BIO 2440 - Entomologie (Winter / Hiver)
BIO 3441 - Systématique des insectes (Fall / Automne)
BIO 6441 - Systématique des insectes (Fall / Automne)

Publications
43- EF-1alpha DNA Sequences Indicate Multiple Origins of Introduced Populations of Essigella californica (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Thery, T., Brockerhoff, E.G., Carnegie, A.J., Chen, R., Elms, S.R., Hulle, M., Glatz, R., Ortego, J., Qiao, G.-X., Turpeau, E., Favret, C.
2017 Journal of Economic Entomology (Date Added: 2017-08-15)

41- Morphology and sensilla of the enigmatic Bhutan pine aphid Pseudessigella brachychaeta Hille Ris Lambers (Hemiptera: Aphididae) – A SEM study
Kanturski, M., Akbar, S.A., Favret, C.
2017 Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology (Date Added: 2016-11-18)

40- The Distribution of Campaniform Sensilla on the Appendages of Mindarus Species (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Montagano L., Favret C.
2016 Entomological News (Date Added: 2017-02-15)

39- Catalog of the phylloxerids of the world (Hemiptera, Phylloxeridae)
Favret C., Blackman R., Miller G., Victor B.
2016 ZooKeys (Date Added: 2017-02-15)

38- An aphid lineage maintains a bark-feeding niche while switching to and diversifying on conifers
Chen, R., Favret, C., Jiang, L., Wang, Z., Qiao, G.
2016 Cladistics (Date Added: 2016-11-28)

37- The status of the members of the Aphis asclepiadis species group (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the United States of America
Lagos-Kutz, D., C. Favret, R. Giordano, and D.J. Voegtlin.
2016 Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Date Added: 2016-06-22)

36- The First Report of the Aphids (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae) of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico, USA
Miller, G.L., Jensen, A.S., Favret, C., Metz, M.A., Parmenter, R.R.
2016 Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington (Date Added: 2016-06-20)

35- Machine vision automated species identification scaled towards production levels: Machine vision ID
Favret, C., Sieracki, J.M.
2016 Systematic Entomology (Date Added: 2016-02-08)

34- Catalog of the adelgids of the world (Hemiptera, Adelgidae)
Favret, C., Havill, N.P., Miller, G.L., Sano, M., Victor, B.
2015 ZooKeys (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

33- _Chermes funitectus_Dreyfus and the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae)
Favret, C., Blackman, R.L., Stekolshchikov, A.V.
2015 Entomological News (Date Added: 2015-11-16)

32- An Adhesive Collophore May Help Direct the Springtail Jump
Favret, C., Tzaud, M., Erbe, E.F., Bauchan, G.R., Ochoa, R.
2015 Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Date Added: 2015-11-16)

29- Cladistics: The high cost of overspecialization
Huang, Xiaolei, Qiao, Gexia, Favret, Colin
2013 Nature (Date Added: 2013-05-20)

28- Room temperature DNA storage with slide?mounted aphid specimens
Miller, Gary L., Carmichael, Andrew, Favret, Colin, Scheffer, Sonja J.
2013 Insect Conservation and Diversity (Date Added: 2012-05-30)

27- Willing or unwilling to share primary biodiversity data: results and implications of an international survey
Huang, Xiaolei, Hawkins, Bradford A., Lei, Fumin, Miller, Gary L., Favret, Colin, Zhang, Ruiling, Qiao, Gexia
2012 Conservation Letters (Date Added: 2012-10-22)

25- Register of genus-group taxa of Aphidoidea
Nieto Nafria, J., Favret, C., Akimoto, S., Barbagallo, S., Chakrabarti, S., Mier Durante, M., MILLER, G., Qiao, G., Sano, M., Perez, H., Stekolshchikov, A.V., Wegierek, P.
2011 Registers of family-group and genus-group taxa of Aphidoidea : (Hemiptera Sternorrhyncha) = Registros de los taxones del nivel famila y del nivel género de Aphidoidea : (Hemiptera Sternorrhyncha) (Date Added: 2012-05-09)

24-Etymology and gender of genus-group names
Gabaudan, F.C., Nieto Nafría, J.M., Favret, C., Barbagallo, S., Sano, M., Stekolshchikov, A.V.
2011 Registers of family-group and genus-group taxa of Aphidoidea (Hemiptera Sternorrhyncha) ( Date Added: 2012-05-09)

23- The neotype of the cotton aphid (hemiptera: Aphididae: Aphis gossypii glover 1877)
Favret, C., Miller, G.L.
2011 Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

22- Type species of genera in Aphididae (Hemiptera Sternorrhyncha) with two new generic synonymies
NafríA, J.M.N., Favret, C., Durante, M.P.M., Sano, M., Akimoto, S.-I., Barbagallo, S., Chakrabarti, S., Miller, G.L., Hidalgo, N.P., Qiao, G.-X., Stekolshchikov, A.V., Wegierek, P.
2010 Zootaxa (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

20- Actual and inferred checklist of the aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with attendant ant and host plant associations
Favret, C., Duggan, J.J., Sanders, N.J., Phillippe, L.R.
2010 Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

19- Wing Morphometry Helps Diagnose Cryptic Species and Resurrect Mindarus pinicolus (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Favret, Colin
2009 Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Date Added: 2012-05-09)

18- Several nomenclatural clarifications on genus-group names in the Aphididae (Hemiptera Sternorrhyncha)
Nieto Nafria, J.M., Favret, C., Akimoto, S., Barbagallo, S., Chakrabarti, S., Durante, M., Pilar, M., Miller, G.L., Perez Hidalgo, N., Qiao, G.X.
2009 Redia (Date Added: 2012-05-09)

17- Is there a cryptic species within Aulacorthum solani (Hemiptera: Aphididae)?
Miller, G.L., Favret, C., Carmichael, A., Voegtlin, D.J.
2009 Journal of Economic Entomology (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

16- Evolution and diversity of facultative symbionts from the aphid subfamily Lachninae
Burke, G.R., Normark, B.B., Favret, C., Moran, N.A.
2009 Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

15- Decline of bumble bees (Bombus) in the North American Midwest
Grixti, J.C., Wong, L.T., Cameron, S.A., Favret, C.
2009 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

14- Corrections and additions to the catalog of the aphid genera described from the new world
Favret, C., Miller, G.L., Nieto Nafría, J.M., Gabaudan, F.C.
2008 Transactions of the American Entomological Society (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

13- A new species of Mindarus (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on the endangered Guatemalan fir
Favret, C., Nielsen, C.
2008 Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

12- Fitch's aphis mali varieties are rhopalosiphum oxyacanthae (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Favret, C., Miller, G.L., Jensen, A.S.
2008 Entomological News (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

11- Catalog of the aphid genera described from the new world
Favret, C., Miller, G.L., Nieto Nafría, J.M., Cortés Gabaudan, F.
2007 Transactions of the American Entomological Society (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

10- A new non-destructive DNA extraction and specimen clearing technique for aphids (Hemiptera)
Favret, C.
2005 Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

9- Just how imperiled are aquatic insects? A case study of stoneflies (Plecoptera) in Illinois
DeWalt, R.E., Favret, C., Webb, D.W.
2005 Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

8- Speciation by host-switching in pinyon Cinara (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Favret, C., Voegtlin, D.J.
2004 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

7- Iowana frisoni Hottes (Hemiptera: Aphididae) redescribed, with notes on its biology
Favret, C., Tooker, J.F., Hanks, L.M.
2004 Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

6- Host-based morphometric differentiation in three Cinara species (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aphididae) feeding on Pinus edulis and P. monophylla
Favret, C., Voegtlin, D.J.
2004 Western North American Naturalist (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

5- A revision of the Cinara species (Hemiptera: Aphididae) of the United States pinyon pines
Favret, C., Voegtlin, D.J.
2004 Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

3- Migratory aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) habitat selection in agricultural and adjacent natural habitats
Favret, C., Voegtlin, D.J.
2001 Environmental Entomology (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

2- Jean-Henri Fabre: His Life Experiences and Predisposition Against Darwinism
Favret, C.
1999 American entomologist (Date Added: 2012-06-28)

1- On Defining "Key Innovations" in an Adaptive Radiation: Cytochrome P450S and Papilionidae
Berenbaum, May R., Favret, Colin, Schuler, Mary A.
1996 The American Naturalist (Date Added: 2012-06-28)