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Lapointe, François-Joseph

Full Professor


  • Telephone 514-343-7999 Pav. PAVILLON MARIE-VICTORIN \ Ext. F-230-4

Research expertise

Phylogenetic analysis - phylogenomics. Population genetics - molecular ecology. Biology of the conservation of endangered species. Biostatistics - mathematical modelling.

Areas of expertise


  • Lapointe, F.-J., P. Legendre. 1996. Evolution of the marsupial brain: does it reflect the evolution of behavior? In: The animal and its environment: A tribute to Paul Pirlot. Orbis, Frelighsburgh.
  • Kirsch, J.A.W., T.F. Flannery, M.S. Spinger, F.-J. Lapointe. 1995. Phylogeny of the Pteropodidae (Mammalia: Chiroptera) based on DNA hybridisation, with evidence for bat monophyly. Australian Journal of Zoology.
  • Kirsch, J.A.W., F.-J. Lapointe, A. Foeste. 1995. Resolution of portions of the kangaroo phylogeny (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) using DNA hybridisation. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 55: 309-328.
  • Legendre, P., F.-J. Lapointe. 1995. Matching behavioral evolution to brain morphology. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 45: 110-121.
  • Lapointe, F.-J., J.A.W. Kirsch, R. Bleiweiss. 1994. Jackknifing of weighted trees: validation of phylogenies reconstructed from distance matrices. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 3: 256-267.
  • Lapointe, F.-J., P. Legendre. 1994. A classification of pure malt Scotch whiskies. Applied Statistics, 43: 237-257.
  • Lapointe, F.-J., P. Legendre. 1992. A statistical framework to test the consensus among additive trees (cladograms). Systematic Biology, 41: 158-171.

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