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Xavier Thibert-Plante

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NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellows Invited Distinguished Visitor
In brief:
Phone: +46 (0)18 - 471 27 28
Office: 0071 Department of Ecology and Genetics, Limnology , Norbyvägen 18D, Uppsala
Statut: Department of Ecology and Genetics, Limnology Postdoc, Uppsala University
Previous employment: NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow, 2010-2012
FQRNT postdoctoral fellow, NIMBioS, 2010-2012
Education: Ph.D. Biology at the Hendry Lab, McGill University, 2010
M.Sc. in Geography in the Complex Systems Laboratory of Université de Montréal, under the supervision of Lael Parrott, 2005
B.Sc., Double major Physics and Computer Science, Université de Montréal, 2003
Research Interests: My main research interest is in biological non-linear phenomena, such as feedback loops. I am currently working on the feedback loop between gene flow and local adaptation in the context of climate change. I am studying the consequences of species range and mechanisms of non-random mating. This research program is built on the expertise that I developed during my Ph.D. while studying the process of ecological speciation, a special case in which local adaptation reduces gene flow.
Keywords: Evolutionary Ecology, Speciation, Individual-based Modeling, Game Theory, Complex Systems

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12. Pierre Liancourt, Philippe Choler, Nicolas Gross, Xavier Thibert-Plante and Katja Tielbörger (2012)
How facilitation may interfere with ecological speciation ,
International Journal of Ecology, 2012(Special issue on Ecological Speciation).
Abstract | Text (PDF) | HTML | ePUB | Bibtex

11. Xavier Thibert-Plante and Andrew P. Hendry (2011)
Factors influencing progress toward sympatric speciation,
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24(10):2186--2196.
Abstract | Text (PDF) | HTML | DOI | Bibtex | Media coverage 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

10. Xavier Thibert-Plante and Andrew P. Hendry (2011)
The consequences of phenotypic plasticity for ecological speciation,
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24(2):326--342.
Abstract | Text (PDF) | HTML | DOI | Bibtex
9. Recommended read by Faculty of 1000
Xavier Thibert-Plante and Andrew P. Hendry (2010)
When can ecological speciation be detected with neutral loci?,
Molecular Ecology, 19(11): 2301--2314.
HTML | DOI | Text (PDF) | Bibtex

8. Erin E. Reardon and Xavier Thibert-Plante (2010)
Optimal offspring size influenced by the interaction between dissolved oxygen and predation pressure,
Evolutionary Ecology Research, 12(3): 377--387.
Text (PDF) | Bibtex

7. Erika Crispo, Joseph D. DiBattista, Cristian Correa, Xavier Thibert-Plante, Ann E. McKellar, Amy K. Schwartz, Daniel Berner, Luis Fernando De León, and Andrew P. Hendry (2010)
The evolution of phenotypic plasticity in response to anthropogenic disturbance,
Evolutionary Ecology Research, 12(1): 47--66.
Text (PDF) | Bibtex

6. Xavier Thibert-Plante and Andrew P. Hendry (2009)
Five questions on ecological speciation addressed with individual-based simulations,
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22(1):109--123.
Abstract | Text (PDF) | HTML | DOI | Bibtex

5. Lael Parrott, Raphaël Proulx and Xavier Thibert-Plante (2008)
3D Metrics for the Analysis of Spatiotemporal Data in Ecology,
Ecological Informatics, 3(6): 343--353.
Abstract | Text (PDF) | Pre-print | DOI | Bibtex

4. Joseph D. DiBattista, Kevin A. Feldheim, Xavier Thibert-Plante, Samuel H. Gruber and Andrew P. Hendry (2008).
A genetic assessment of polyandry and breeding site fidelity in lemon sharks,
Molecular Ecology, 17(14): 3337--3351.
Abstract | Text (PDF) | DOI | Bibtex

3. Xavier Thibert-Plante and Paul Charbonneau (2007).
Crossover and Evolutionary Stability in the Prisoner's Dilemma,
Evolutionary Computation, 15(3):321-344.
Abstract | Text (PDF) | Manuscrit (PDF) * | DOI | Bibtex

2. Xavier Thibert-Plante and Lael Parrott (2007).
Prisoner's Dilemma and Clusters on Small-World Networks,
Complexity, 12(6):22-36.
Abstract | Text (PDF) | DOI | Bibtex

1. Xavier Thibert-Plante, David A. Yuen and Alain P. Vincent (2003).
A simple spectral algorithm for solving large-scale Poisson equation in 2D,
Computer Physics Communications, 154(2):89-97.
Abstract | Text and links | Text (PDF) | DOI | Bibtex

Master: Évolution de la coopération au sein d'une population dans un environnement spatial (in French and English)
Ph.D.: The driving factors of ecological speciation and their interactions

In the media:
10. The mechanics of speciation, e! Science News, June 24, 2011. (About publication number 11)
9. The Mechanics of Speciation, Terra Daily, June 28, 2011. (About publication number 11)
8. The Mechanics of Speciation, Machines like us, June 25, 2011. (About publication number 11)
7. Factors Contributing to Mechanics of Speciation, TS-Si, June 25, 2011. (About publication number 11)
6. Today's exclusive Mechanics of Speciation, Science 360, June 28, 2011. (About publication number 11)
5. Mechanics of Speciation, PHYSORG, June 24, 2011. (About publication number 11)
4. Mechanics of Speciation: Model Examines Factors That Contribute to Emergence of New Species, Science Daily, June 24, 2011. (About publication number 11)
3. McGill Red Tape Contest winner, front page ( in rotation, March 2008). Screen shot, March 27, 2008. Also in the McGill reporter, April 3, 2008.
2. Notes from the field: Sharks of the shallows , McGill Reporter, McGill University, January 24, 2008. (Data collection of publications 4. All credits go to Joey and the Bimini Biological Field Station team.)
1. When biology inspire physics, Forum, Université de Montréal, September 17, 2007. (About publication number 3)

Professional memberships:
Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE)
The Society for the Study of Evolution

Present and past collaborators:
Daniel Berner
Paul Charbonneau
Philippe Choler
Cristián Correa Guzmán
Erika Crispo
Joey DiBattista
Luis Fernando De León
Sergey Gavrilets
Nicolas Gross
Andrew Hendry
Pierre Liancourt
Jean-Sébastien Moore
Lael Parrott
Raphaël Proulx
Erin Reardon
Amy Schwartz
Katja Tielbörger
Alain Vincent
David A. Yuen
Useful links
Agent-based models: Our goal is to facilitate the use of agent-based modeling as a general theoretical and methodological tool for analyzing behavior and more generally, investigating agents as realized in software or hardware (e.g., robots).
CompuCell 3D: CompuCell is an open source software modeling environment and pde solver.
Discrete Dynamics Lab: Tools for researching Cellular Automata, Random Boolean Networks, multi-value Discrete Dynamical Networks, and beyond
Eden: Eden is a script-based tool for easily managing runs of many small jobs on Nautilus without flooding the job queue.
FSTAT: FSTAT is a computer package for PCs which estimates and tests gene diversities and differentiation statistics from codominant genetic markers.
Gnuplot: Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven interactive data and function plotting utility for UNIX, IBM OS/2, MS Windows, DOS, Macintosh, VMS, Atari and many other platforms.
Genepop: GENEPOP is a population genetics software package originally developed by Michel Raymond and Francois Rousset, at the Laboratiore de Genetique et Environment, Montpellier, France.
JANE: Journal/Author Name Estimator
Maxima: Maxima is a system for the manipulation of symbolic and numerical expressions, including differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms, ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, polynomials, and sets, lists, vectors, matrices, and tensors.
MIGRATE-N: Migrate estimates effective population sizes and past migration rates between n population assuming a migration matrix model with asymmetric migration rates and different subpopulation sizes.
NetLogo: NetLogo is a cross-platform multi-agent programmable modeling environment.
Octave: GNU Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations.
Populus: The Populus software contains a set of simulations that we use to teach population biology and evolutionary ecology at the University of Minnesota.
Prezi: The Zooming Presentation Editor
R: R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.
Sage: Open Source Mathematics Software: Sage is a free open source mathematics software system spanning a huge range of mathematics including algebra, calculus, combinatorics, number theory and graph theory.
SciLab: Scilab is a scientific software package for numerical computations providing a powerful open computing environment for engineering and scientific applications.
SciPy: SciPy (pronounced "Sigh Pie") is open-source software for mathematics, science, and engineering.
SDR Loop: Structurally Dissolvable Self-Reproducing Loop and Evoloop: Evolving SDSR Loop
Structure: The program structure is a free software package for using multi-locus genotype data to investigate population structure.
Wordle: Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.

How to review a paper: Collection of papers on how to review a paper.
Last update: October 4, 2012.

* The final version of this article has been published in Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 15, Issue 3, published by The MIT Press.