Mathilde Salamon

Université du Québec à Montréal
Ph.D. candidate

Supervisor: Alison Derry
Rowan Barrett
Start: 2017-09-01
End: 2022-09-01


Adaptive responses of the nordic copepod Leptodiaptomus minutus to anthropogenic disturbance of Canadian lakes
This project aims at investigating the adaptation of a northern calanoid copepod (Leptodiaptomus minutus) to local climate and historical lake acidification. I am studying adaptation of copepod populations to climate with genomic tools, at two geographic scales: across a latitudinal gradient and a local gradient of summer temperature. This is combined with analyses of population structure and demography. For the rapid adaptation to lake acidification, I am using copepod resting eggs collected in sediment cores and genomic time series, combined to a resurrection ecology experiment. To achieve these goals, a draft genome is currently in development.


adaptation, genomics, Copepods, climate, acidification, limnology


1- Spill-back events followed by self-sustainment explain the fast colonization of a newly built marina by a notorious invasive seaweed
Salamon, Mathilde, Laurent Lévêque, Marion Ballenghien, Frédérique Viard
2020 Biological Invasions