Vincent Fugère

Assistant Professor,
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivière

Département des Sciences Biologiques
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  • Postdoc, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Ph.D. in Biology, McGill University
  • M.Sc. in Biology, McGill University
  • B.A. (honours) in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology, McGill University


I am a community ecologist interested in the causes and consequences of human-induced biodiversity change in lakes and rivers. I approach this problem from an 'eco-evolutionary' perspective, recognizing that contemporary adaptation can influence the response of aquatic communities to anthropogenic stressors. I employ two main approaches: (i) field experiments, to assess the eco-evolutionary impacts of land use on aquatic organisms (fish, benthic macroinvertebrates, plankton) and their influence on ecosystem processes; (ii) statistical modelling & data synthesis projects, to document patterns at larger spatial and temporal scales (e.g. by collating monitoring data), and/or to extend ideas to other taxa, ecosystems, or anthropogenic stressors.


21- Widespread agrochemicals differentially affect zooplankton biomass and community structure
Journal Article
Hébert M , Fugère V , Beisner B E , Barbosa da Costa N , Barrett R D H , Bell G , Shapiro B J , Yargeau V , Gonzalez A , Fussmann G F ,
2021 Ecological Applications (Date Added: 2021-08-23)

20- Resistance, resilience, and functional redundancy of freshwater bacterioplankton communities facing a gradient of agricultural stressors in a mesocosm experiment
Journal Article
Barbosa da Costa N , Fugère V , Hébert M , Xu C C , Barrett R D , Beisner B E , Bell G , Yargeau V , Fussmann G F , Gonzalez A , Shapiro B J ,
2021 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2021-08-21)

19- Prior exposure to stress allows the maintenance of an ecosystem cycle following severe acidification
Journal Article
van Moorsel S J , Marleau J N , Negrín Dastis J O , Bazerghi C , Fugère V , Petchey O L , Gonzalez A ,
2021 Oikos (Date Added: 2021-04-24)

18- Refining analyses of existing data sets is valuable for macrogenetics: a response to Paz-Vinas, Jensen et al., (2021)
Journal Article
Millette K L , Fugère V , Debyser C , Greiner A , Chain F J J , Gonzalez A ,
2021 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2021-03-28)

17- Litter decomposition in afrotropical streams: Effects of land use, home-field advantage, and terrestrial herbivory
Journal Article
Fugère, V, Lostchuck, E, Chapman, LJ
2020 Freshwater Science (Date Added: 2020-08-13)

16- Community rescue in experimental phytoplankton communities facing severe herbicide pollution
Journal Article
Fugère, V, Hébert, M-P, da Costa, NB, Xu, CCY, Barrett, RDH, Beisner, BE, Bell, G, Fussmann, GF, Shapiro, BJ, Yargeau, V, Gonzalez, A
2020 Nature Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2020-03-24)

15- No consistent effects of humans on animal genetic diversity worldwide
Journal Article
Millette, KL, Fugère, V, Debyser, C, Greiner, A, Chain, FJJ, Gonzalez, A
2019 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2019-11-12)

14- Trophic structure modulates community rescue following acidification
Journal Article
Bell, G, Fugère, V, Barrett, R, Beisner, B, Cristescu, M, Fussmann, G, Shapiro, J, Gonzalez, A
2019 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2019-06-25)

13- The overlooked impact of rising glyphosate use on phosphorus loading in agricultural watersheds
Journal Article
Hébert, M-P, Fugère, V, Gonzalez, A
2018 Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (Date Added: 2018-12-18)

12- Human influences on the strength of phenotypic selection
Journal Article
Fugère, V, Hendry, AP
2018 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Date Added: 2018-10-18)

11- Ecosystem structure and function of afrotropical streams with contrasting land use
Journal Article
Fugère, V, Jacobsen, D, Finestone, EH, Chapman, LJ
2018 Freshwater Biology (Date Added: 2018-09-22)

10- Impacts of deforestation-induced warming on the metabolism, growth and trophic interactions of an afrotropical stream fish
Journal Article
Fugère, V, Mehner, T, Chapman, LJ
2018 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2018-05-10)

9- Impacts of forest loss on inland waters: Identifying critical research zones based on deforestation rates, aquatic ecosystem services, and past research effort
Journal Article
Fugère, V, Nyboer, EA, Bleecker, JC, Chapman, LJ
2016 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2016-11-24)

8- Land use changes in an afrotropical biodiversity hotspot affect stream alpha and beta diversity
Journal Article
Fugère, V, Kasangaki, A, Chapman, LJ
2016 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2016-11-24)

7- Sickness behaviour associated with non-lethal infections in wild primates
Journal Article
Ghai, RR, Fugère, V, Chapman, CA, Goldberg, TL, Davies, TJ
2015 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2015-09-15)

6- Evolutionary Rescue Is Mediated by the History of Selection and Dispersal in Diversifying Metacommunities
Journal Article
O'Connor, LMJ, Fugère, V, Gonzalez, A
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2021-01-11)

5- Perceptual bias does not explain preference for prey call adornment in the frog-eating bat
Journal Article
Fugère, V, Teague O’Mara, M, Page, RA
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Date Added: 2021-01-11)

4- Testing the stress-gradient hypothesis with aquatic detritivorous invertebrates: Insights for biodiversity-ecosystem functioning research
Journal Article
Fugère, V, Andino, P, Espinosa, R, Anthelme, F, Jacobsen, D, Dangles, O
Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2021-01-11)

3- Electrical signalling of dominance in a wild population of electric fish
Journal Article
Fugère, V, Ortega, H, Krahe, RD
Biology Letters (Date Added: 2021-01-11)

2- Species differences in group size and electrosensory interference in weakly electric fishes: Implications for electrosensory processing
Journal Article
Stamper, SA, Carrera-G, E, Tan, EW, Fugère, V, Krahe, R, Fortune, ES
Behavioural Brain Research (Date Added: 2021-01-11)

1- Electric signals and species recognition in the wave-type gymnotiform fish Apteronotus leptorhynchus
Journal Article
Fugère, V, Krahe, R
Journal of Experimental Biology (Date Added: 2021-01-11)