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

    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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    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

    Joelle Lafond

    (Start: 2018, End: 2023)
    Molecular and cellular aspects of the atypical reproduction of a vertebrate hybrid
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    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

    Hinatea Ariey

    (Start: 2017, End: 2019)
    Niche alimentaire d'une espèce invasive

    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


    68- Third-Generation Sequencing Reveals the Adaptive Role of the Epigenome in Three Deep-Sea Polychaetes
    Journal Article
    Perez M , Aroh O , Sun Y , Lan Y , Juniper S K , Young C R , Angers B , Qian P ,
    2023 Molecular biology and evolution (Date Added: 2023-08-27)

    67- Complete mitochondrial genome of paralvinella palmiformis (Polychaeta: Alvinellidae)
    Journal Article
    Perez M , Wang H , Angers B , Qian P ,
    2022 Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources (Date Added: 2023-05-10)

    66- Divergent paths in the evolutionary history of maternally transmitted clam symbionts
    Journal Article
    Perez M , Breusing C , Angers B , Beinart R A , Won Y , Young C R ,
    2022 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2023-05-10)

    65- Shining light on a deep-sea bacterial symbiont population structure with crispr
    Journal Article
    Perez M , Angers B , Young C R , Juniper S K ,
    2021 Microbial Genomics (Date Added: 2021-09-30)

    64- Mitochondrial DNA methylation: Controversies, issues and perspectives
    Journal Article
    2021 Medecine/Sciences (Date Added: 2021-06-25)

    63- Development of risk mitigation guidance for sensor placement inside mechanically ventilated enclosures – Phase 1
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    Beauregard F , Angers B ,
    2018 BMC Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2018-06-15)

    54- A discreet invasion: Distribution, origins, and expansion of the European slug complex Arion subfuscus S.l. in Quebec
    Journal Article
    L’Heureux ,
    2018 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2018-04-23)

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

    52- Balancing selection on the number of repeats in the ribosomal intergenic spacer present in naturally occurring yellow perch (Perca flavescens) populations
    Journal Article
    Bélanger-Lépine F , Leung C , Glémet H , Angers B ,
    2017 Genome (Date Added: 2018-01-30)

    51- Imitating the cost of males: A hypothesis for coexistence of all-female sperm-dependent species and their sexual host
    Journal Article
    Leung C , Angers B ,
    2017 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2017-12-09)

    50- An experimental test of a causal link between problem-solving performance and reproductive success in wild great tits
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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)
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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)

    41- Development of microsatellite loci from a reference genome for the Neotropical butterfly Heliconius numata and its close relatives: Heliconius microsatellites
    Journal Article
    Chouteau, M, Whibley, A, Angers, B, Joron, M
    2015 Entomological Science (Date Added: 2015-02-27)

    40- The development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the genus Melinaea (Nymphalidae, Ithomiini)
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Book Chapter
    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
    Journal Article
    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?
    Journal Article
    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)
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    Cyr, F, Angers, B
    2012 Genetica (Date Added: 2012-05-28)

    28- Genetic Evidence for Sympatric Populations of Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) in Lake Saint-Pierre (Canada): the Crucial First Step in Developing a Fishery Management Plan
    Journal Article
    Leung, C, Magnan, P, Anger, B
    2011 Journal of Aquaculture Research Development (Date Added: 2012-09-10)

    26- The Role of Predators in Maintaining the Geographic Organization of Aposematic Signals
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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.
    Journal Article
    Massicotte, R, Whitelaw, E, Angers, B
    2011 Epigenetics : official journal of the DNA Methylation Society (Date Added: 2011-09-26)

    23- Genetic differentiation between the blue and the yellow phenotypes of walleye (Sander vitreus): An example of parallel evolution
    Journal Article
    Laporte, M, Angers, B, Magnan, P
    2011 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2011-06-03)

    22- Environmentally induced phenotypes and DNA methylation: How to deal with unpredictable conditions until the next generation and after
    Journal Article
    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)
    Journal Article
    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)
    Journal Article
    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)
    Journal Article
    Massicotte, R, Magnan, P, Angers, B
    2008 Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    18- Assessment of power and accuracy of methods for detection and frequency-estimation of null alleles
    Journal Article
    Girard, P, Angers, B
    2008 Genetica (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    17- The origin of Phoxinus eos-neogaeus unisexual hybrids
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    Gagnon, M-C, Angers, B
    2006 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    13- The impact of postglacial marine invasions on the genetic diversity of an obligate freshwater fish, the longnose dace (Rhinichthys cataractae), on the Quebec peninsula
    Journal Article
    Girard, P, Angers, B
    2006 Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    12- Peromyscus populations and their Cuterebra parasites display congruent phylogeographical structure
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    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
    Journal Article
    Angers, B, Estoup, A, Jarne, P
    2000 Molecular Biology and Evolution (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    3- Canonical correspondence analysis for estimating spatial and environmental effects on microsatellite gene diversity in brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis)
    Journal Article
    Angers, B, Magnan, P, Plante, M, Bernatchez, L
    1999 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    1- Complex evolution of a salmonid microsatellite locus and its consequences in inferring allelic divergence from size information
    Journal Article
    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