Researcher Profile

John H. Himmelman

Job Title: Professeur titulaire
Employer: Laval University
Place of Birth: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada
Public School attended: Bridgewater Elementary and Junior High Schools
High School attended: Bridgewater High School
Further Education: Acadia University (B.Sc.), Memorial University of Newfoundland (M.Sc.), University of British Columbia (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: eastern Canada, particularly the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Venezuela

Brief synopsis of current research:
Role of predation and competition in determining the organization of subtidal benthic communities (northwestern North Atlantic region). Behavioural mechanisms involved in species interactions. Control of reproduction (an in particular of spawning) in marine invertebrates. Factors controling growth, reproduction and survival of bivalves in aquaculture settings. Rôle de la prédation et de la compétition dans l'organisation des communautés benthiques infralittorales (nord-ouest de l'Atlantique). Mécanismes comportementaux impliqués dans les interactions entre espèces. Contrôle de la reproduction (en particulier la ponte) des invertébrés marins. Facteurs qui contrôlent la croissance, la reproduction et la survie des bivalves en conditions d'aquaculture.

Mailing address:
Département de biologie, Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 7P4

Recent Publications:

Rochette, R., Morissette, S., Himmelman, J.H. 1995. A flexible response to a major predator provides the whelk Buccinum undatum L. with nutritional gains. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 185: 167-180.

Bonardelli, J.C., Himmelman, J.H., Drinkwater, K. 1996. Relation of spawning of the giant scallop, Placopecten magellanicus, to temperature fluctuations during downwelling events. Mar. Biol. 124: 637-649.

Lemire, M., Himmelman, J.H. 1996. Relation of food preference to fitness in the urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis. Mar. Biol. 127: 73-78.

Himmelman, J.H. Spawning, marine invertebrates. 1999. In: Encyclopedia of Reproduction, Vol. 4: 524-533. E, Knobil and J.D. Neill (eds.) Academic Press.

Lodeiros, C.J.M., Himmelman, J.H. 2000. Identification of factors affecting growth and survival of the tropical scallop Euvola (Pecten) ziczac in suspended culture in the Golfo de Cariaco, Venezuela. Aquaculture 192: 91-114