Researcher Profile

Dr. François Chapleau

Job Title: Associate professor
Employer: Department of biology, University of Ottawa
Place of Birth: Verdun, Québec, Canada.
Public School attended: Collège Anastase-Forget, Saint-Lambert
High School attended: Collège Bourget
Further Education: Université de Montréal (B.Sc., M.Sc.), Queen's University (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Quebec, Ontario, and all the oceans of the world.

Brief synopsis of current research:
My reaserch deals with fish systematics and taxonomy (especially flatfishes). I also have research projects in community/population ecology of freshwater fishes from Canadian lakes and rivers.

Mailing address:
Department of biology, University of Ottawa, P.O. Box 450, Station A, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5


Recent Publications:

COOPER,J. A. and F. CHAPLEAU. 1998. Monophyly and intrarelationships of the family Pleuronectidae (Pleuronectiformes), with a revised classification. Fish. Bull. 69(4): 686-726.

CHAPLEAU,F. 1993. Pleuronectiform relationships: a cladistic reassessment. Bulletin of Marine Science 52: 516-540.

CHAPLEAU,F., C. SCOTT FINDLAY and E. SZENASY. 1997. Impact of piscivorous fish introductions on fish species richness in Gatineau Park (Québec). Ecoscience 4(3): 259-268.

DESOUTTER,M. and F. CHAPLEAU. 1997. Taxonomic status of Bathysolea profundicola and B. polli (Soleidae; Pleuronectiformes) with notes on the genus. Ichthyological Research 44: 399-412.

RIDGWAY,L. L., F. CHAPLEAU, M. E. COMBA and S. M. BACKUS. 1999. Population characteristics and contaminant burdens of the white sucker (Catostomus commersoni) from the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ontario and Massena, New York. Journal of Great Lakes Research: In press.