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Cattaneo, Antonia

Honorary Professor
Adjunct Professor


  • Telephone 514-343-6111 #30896 Pav. PAVILLON MARIE-VICTORIN \ Ext. G-103

Research expertise

Modelling of the distribution and abundance of benthic algae (periphyton). My more recent research is centred on:

  1. the effects of residential development on the littoral algae and invertebrates in the Laurentian lakes;
  2. the distribution of filamentous algae and benthic cyanobacteria in the St. Lawrence River and implications of their proliferation on the chemistry and trophy of the river; 
  3. the response of diatom communities to metal pollution and their use as early indicators of ecosystem recovery.

Areas of expertise


  • De Sousa, S., B. Pinel-Alloul, A. Cattaneo. 2008. Response of littoral macroinvertebrate communities on rocks and sediments to lake residential development. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 65: 1206-1216.
  • Cattaneo, A., Y. Couillard, S. Wunsam. 2008. Sedimentary diatoms along a temporal and spatial gradient in metal contamination. J. Paleolimn, Online First, <acronym title="Digital Object Identifier">DOI</acronym> 10.1007/s10933-007-9159-1.
  • Lambert, D., A. Cattaneo, C. Carignan. 2008. Periphyton as an early indicator of perturbation in recreational lakes. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 65: 258-265.
  • Vis, C., A. Cattaneo, C. Hudon. 2008. Shift from chlorophytes to cyanobacteria in benthic macroalgae along a gradient of nitrate depletion. J. Phycol., 44: 38-44.
  • Tessier, C., A. Cattaneo, B. Pinel-Alloul, C. Hudon, D. Borcard. 2007. Invertebrate communities associated with metaphyton and submerged and emergent macrophytes in a large river. Aquatic Sciences, Online First <acronym title="Digital Object Identifier">DOI</acronym> 10.1007/s00027-007-0920-3.
  • Tall, L., A. Cattaneo, L. Cloutier, S. Dray, P. Legendre. 2006. Resource partitioning in a grazer guild feeding on a multi-layer diatom mat. J. N. Am. Benthol. Soc., 25: 800-810.
  • Tall, L., L. Cloutier, A. Cattaneo. 2006. Grazer-diatom size relationships in an epiphytic community. Limnol. Oceanogr., 51: 1211-1216.
  • Cattaneo, A., Y. Couillard, S. Wunsam, M. Courcelles. 2004. Diatom taxonomic and morphological changes as indicators of metal pollution and recovery in Lac Dufault (Québec, Canada). J. Paleolim., 32: 163-175.
  • Cattaneo, A., L. Cloutier, G. Méthot. 2004. The response of invertebrates in moss and in gravel to periodic desssication in a Québec stream. Arch. Hydrobiol., 161: 21-43.
  • Cattaneo, A., M. Manca, J. Rasmussen. 2004. Anomalies in stable isotope concentrations in organisms of an alpine lake. Aquatic Sciences, 66: 440-445.