David Lesbarrères

Associate Professor; Acting Dean of Graduate Studies

Department of Biology


My research activities concentrate on topics of ecology and evolution, with particular emphasis on questions of host-parasite interactions and road ecology. This combination of fundamental and applied evolutionary ecology lead to projects having strong conservation applications including studies on infectious diseases (ranavirus and chrytrid fungus), conservation genetics, road mitigation techniques, mass-mortality events as well as studies on the effects of heavy metals on amphibian populations. Research is done both in the laboratory and in a variety of field sites from the North West Territories to Panama.