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Département de Biologie /
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2064
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 2131 ext. 4880


Philippe Archambault

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Marine biodiversity and ecosystems

Phone : 418-656-2131 ext. 5967
Fax : 418-656-2339


2000                                      Postdoctorat, University of Sydney, Australia
1998                                      Ph.D. Biology, Université Laval, Qc, Canada
1991                                      B.Sc. Biology, Université de Montréal, Qc, Canada


Professor: Departement of biology, Laval University, Canada (2016- )
President of the 4th World Congress of Marine Biodiversity, in 2018 in Montreal, Canada (2014- )
Director: FRQNT of the Innovative Netwrok Notre Golfe (2014- )
Professor: Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada (2007-2016)
Researcher: Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Qc. Canada Environmental Division (2000-2007)

Research Interest:

  • Role of marine biodiversity polar and temperate seas
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
  • Ecological disturbance
  • Ecosystem health indicators related to anthropogenic and natural disturbances

Selected recent publications:

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Daigle R, Haider W, Fernández-Lozada S, Irwin K, Archambault P, Côté IM (2016) From Coast to Coast: Public Perception of Ocean-Derived Benefits in Canada. Marine Policy 74 :77–84

López E, Olivier F, Grant C, Archambault P (2016) Four new records and a new species of sedentary polychaetes from the Canadian High Arctic. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, pp. 1–10. doi: 10.1017/S0025315416000953

Jacquet C, Moritz C, Morissette L, Legagneux P, Archambault P, Gravel D (2016) No complexity-stability relationship in empirical ecosystems. Nature Communication 7:12573 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12573

Gaillard B, Meziane T, Tremblay R, Archambault P, Layton KKS, Martel AL, Olivier F (2015) Dietary tracers in Bathyarca glacialis from contrasting trophic regions in the Canadian Arctic. Marine Ecology Progress series. 536:175–186. doi:10.3354/meps11424

Roy R, Iken K, Archambault P (2015) Regional variability of megabenthic community structure across the Canadian Arctic. Arctic 68:180– 192

Roy R, Iken K, Gosselin M, Tremblay J-É, Bélanger S, Archambault P (2015) Benthic food-web responses to marine biological productivity and depth across the Canadian Arctic : Deep-Sea Research Part I 102:55-71

Roy V, Archambault P, Iken K (2014) Environmental drivers of the Canadian High Arctic mega-epibenthic diversity. PLoS ONE 9(7): e100900. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100900

Goldsmit J, Howland KL, Archambault P (2014) Establishing a baseline for early detection of non-indigenous species in ports of the Canadian Arctic. Aquatic Invasions 9:327–342.

Nephin J, Juniper SK, Archambault P (2014) Diversity, abundance and community structure of benthic infauna and epifauna on the Beaufort shelf and slope. PLoS ONE 9(7): e101556. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101556

Séguin A, Harvey E, Archambault P, Nozais C, Gravel D. (2014) Body size as a predictor of species loss effect on ecosystem functioning. Nature Scientific Reports 4:4616 | DOI: 10.1038/srep04616

Link H, Piepenburg D, Archambault P (2013) Are Hotspots Always Hotspots? The relationship between diversity, resource and ecosystem functions in the Arctic. PLoS ONE 8(9): e74077. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074077

Olivier, F, San Martín G, Archambault P (2013) Revision of Streptospinigera Kudenov, 1983 (Polychaeta, Syllidae, Anoplosyllinae) and description of a new species from the Arctic and the western northern Atlantic. Polar Biology 36 :1499-1507

Link H, Chaillou G, Forest A, Piepenburg D, Archambault P (2013) Multivariate benthic ecosystem functioning in the Arctic – benthic fluxes explained by environmental parameters in the southeastern Beaufort Sea. Biogeosciences, 10: 5911-5929

Harvey E, Séguin A, Nozais C, Archambault P, Gravel D (2013) Explaining the impacts of multiple species extinctions on the functioning of complex food webs. Ecology 94:169-179

Collin, A, Long, B, Archambault, P (2012) Merging land-marine realms: Spatial patterns of seamless coastal habitats using a multispectral LiDAR, Remote Sensing of Environment 123:390-399

Darnis G, Robert D, Pomerleau C, Link H, Archambault P, Nelson RJ, Geoffroy M, Tremblay J-É, Lovejoy C, Ferguson SH, Hunt BPV, Fortier L (2012) Current state and changing trends in Canadian Arctic marine ecosystems: II. Secondary production, pelagic-benthic coupling, and biodiversity. Climatic Change 115 :179-205 DOI 10.1007/s10584-012-0483-8

Forest A, Tremblay JT, Gratton Y, Martin J, Gagnon J, Darnis G, Sampei M, Fortier L, Ardyna M, Gosselin M, Hattori H, Nguyen D, Maranger R, Vaqué D, Pedrós-Alio C, Sallon A, Michei C, Kellogg C, Deming J, Shadwick E, Thomas H, Link H, Archambault P, Piepenburg D (2011) Biogenic carbon flow pathways in the planktonic food web of the Amundsen Gulf (Arctic Ocean): A synthesis of field measurements and inverse modeling analyses. Progress in Oceanography 91:410–436.

Link H, Archambault P, Tamelander T, Renaud P, Piepenburg D (2011) Regional variability and spring-to-summer changes of benthic processes in the western Canadian Arctic. Polar Biology 34:2025-2038, DOI:10.1007/s00300-011-1046-6

Piepenburg D, Archambault P, Ambrose WG, Blanchard A, Bluhm BA, Carroll ML, Conlan KE, Cusson M, Feder HM, Grebmeier JM, Jewett SC, Lévesque M, Petryashev VV, Sejr MK, Sirenko BI, Wodarska-Kowalczuk M (2011). Towards a pan-Arctic inventory of the species diversity of the macro- and megabenthic fauna of the Arctic shelf seas. Marine Biodiversity 41: 51-70. doi:10.1007/s12526-010-0059-7

Tremblay JE, Bélanger S, Barber DG, Asplin MG, Martin J, Darnis G, Fortier L, Gratton Y, Link H, Archambault P, Williams WJ, Philippe B, Gosselin M (2011) Climate Forcing Multiplies Biological Productivity in the Coastal Arctic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L18604, doi:10.1029/2011GL048825. Editor Choice, Science, 30 September 2011

Archambault P, Snelgrove PVR, Fisher JAD, Gagnon JM, Garbary DJ, Harvey M, Kenchington EL, Lesage V, Lévesque M, Lovejoy C, Mackas DL, McKindsey CW, Nelson JR, Pepin P, Piché L, Poulin M (2010) From Sea to Sea: Canada's Three Oceans of Biodiversity. PLoS ONE 5(8), e12182. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012182. F-1000 Exceptional

Collin A, Long B, Archambault P (2010) Salt-marsh mapping and zonation heterogeneity through a dual wavelength LiDAR. Remote Sensing of Environment 114:520-530

Radulovici AE, Archambault P, Dufresne F (2010) DNA barcodes for marine biodiversity: moving fast forward? Diversity 2: 450-472. doi:10.3390/d2040450

Witman JD, Cusson M, Archambault P, Pershing AJ, Mieskowska N (2008) The relation between productivity and species diversity in temperate- arctic marine ecosystems. Ecology 89:S66-S80

Cusson M, Archambault P, Aitken A (2007) Biodiversity of Arctic continental shelf benthic assemblages: historical data from the Canadian Arctic. Marine Ecology Progress Series 331:291-304