Professor, Department of Biology
John Abbott College, 21275 Rue Lakeshore, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3L9
T: 514.457.6610 extension 5143
Email address: simon.daoust [at] johnabbott.qc.ca
B.Sc. Concordia Univerity
M.Sc. McGill University
Ph.D. Université de Montréal
It was actually because of my incredible experiences as a student at the College that I decided to continue my studies in Biology. I completed my bachelor’s at Concordia University in Honors Biology, my master’s at McGill University in Parasitology and my PhD in Ecology at Université de Montréal. Upon completing my Ph.D., I undertook a Fondation-Fyssen / FQRNT Postdoctoral Fellowship enabling me to work one year at the French National Center for Scientific Research in Montpellier, France and one year at McGill University / Environment Canada in Montreal, Canada; where I worked on various research themes such as evolutionary medicine, ecosystem health and functioning and parasite-host interactions.
From insects, parasites, humans and tumors, to communities, ecosystems and global patterns, biologists explore the beautiful, complex and relatively unknown natural world that we inhabit. I am generally interested in how complex systems such as populations, communities and ecosystems function and evolve in response to human activity. My research has focused on three main research themes: (i) the impact of high yield (intensive) farming on ecosystems, (ii) the role of manipulative parasites in structuring species interactions (iii) the application of ecological and evolutionary theory to health problems.