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Antoine Morin

Job Title: Associate professor
Employer: University of Ottawa
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Public School attended: École Sainte-Odile
High School attended: Mont Saint-Louis, La Dauversière
CEGEP: Bois-de-Boulogne
Further Education: Université de Montréal (B.Sc., M.Sc.), McGill University (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Ontario, Québec, Alberta, Italy, USA

Brief synopsis of current research:
1) Ecology and control of black flies
2) Size spectra of stream assemblages
3) Impacts of human activities on running water ecosystems
4) Primary and secondary productivity of running waters
5) Heavy metal contamination of invertebrate communities of the St Lawrence River, near Cornwall
6) Empirical and predictive models in running water ecology
7) Role of meiofauna in the nitrogen cycle in marine mesocosms
8) Design and optimization of sampling programs


Recent Publications:

Morin, A., W. Lamoureux, and J. Busnarda 1999. Empirical models predicting primary productivity from chlorophyll a and water temperature for stream periphyton and lake and ocean phytoplankton J. North. Amer. Benthol. Soc. 18: 299-307.

Parent, S. and A. Morin 1999. Role of copepod-dominated meiofauna in the nitrification process of a cold marine mesocosm Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56: 1639-1648.

Chétalat, J., F. R. Pick, and A. Morin 1999. Periphyton biomass and community composition in rivers of different nutrient status. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56:560-569.

Morin, A. 1997. Empirical models predicting population abundance and productivity in lotic systems. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 16: 319-337.

Morin, A., M. A. Rodriguez, and D. Nadon. 1995. Temporal and environmental variation in the biomass spectrum of benthic invertebrates in streams: an application of thin-plate splines and relative warp analysis. Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences. 52: 1881-1892

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