Dr David Lesbarrères (Associate prof.)

Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies


Dept. of Biology, Laurentian University

935 Ramsey lake Road, Sudbury, On, P3E 2C6, Canada

Phone: +1-705-675-1151 ext 3232

Email: dlesbarreres@laurentian.ca


Research overview


In the broadest sense, I am interested in theoretical and applied questions about the evolution and ecology of amphibian species and communities. For the past 10 years my research program centred on amphibian pathogens and population genetics in human dominated landscapes. Part of this research also investigates the fitness consequences of phenotypic and genetic variation. Amphibian populations are facing various threats in Northern Ontario such as habitat removal, connectivity disruption and Emerging Infectious Diseases and my research ultimately integrate all these aspects to understand the declines of populations.