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  • The book ECOLOGICAL GENOMICS: Ecology and the Evolution of Genes and genomes edited by Nadia Aubin-Horth and Christian Landry and published by Springer is now available

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Submitted / in revision after review

In press/Accepted

  • Kasper, C., F. O. Hebert, N. Aubin-Horth, B. Taborsky. In press. Divergent brain gene expression profiles between alternative behavioural helper types in a cooperative breeder. Molecular ecology. Published online August 15th, 2018.


  • Gibelli, J., N. Aubin-Horth, F. Dubois. 2018. Are some individuals generally more behaviorally plastic than others? An experiment with sailfin mollies. PeerJ 6, e5454
  • Berger, C.S., N. Aubin-Horth. 2018. A eDNA-qPCR assay to detect the presence of the parasite Schistocephalus solidus inside its threespine stickleback host. Journal of Experimental Biology. 221 (9), jeb178137. Also available on BioRXiv. doi:
  • Grecias, L., J. Valentin, N. Aubin-Horth. 2018. Testing the parasite mass burden effect on alteration of host behaviour in the Schistocephalus–stickleback system. Journal of Experimental Biology.221: 1-5. Also available on BioRXiv. doi:
  • Nyman, C., S. Fischer, N. Aubin-Horth, B. Taborsky. 2018. Evolutionary conserved neural signature of early life stress affects animal social competence. Proceedings of the Royal Society. 285: 20172344


  • Nyman, C., S. Fischer, N. Aubin-Horth, B. Taborsky. Effect of the early social environment on behavioural and genomic responses to a social challenge in a cooperatively breeding vertebrate. Molecular ecology. 26: 3186-3203
  • Grecias, L, F.-O. Hebert, C. Berger, I. Barber, N. Aubin-Horth. 2017. Can the behaviour of threespine stickleback parasitized with Schistocephalus solidus be replicated by manipulating host physiology? Journal of Experimental Biology. 220: 237-246
  • Hébert, F.O., S. Grambauer, I. Barber, C.R. Landry, N. Aubin-Horth. 2017. Major host transitions are modulated through transcriptome-wide reprogramming events in Schistocephalus solidus, a threespine stickleback parasite. Molecular Ecology. 26: 1118–1130. doi: 10.1111/mec.13970 Also available on BioRXiv! doi:


  • Renn, S, C O’Rourke, N Aubin-Horth, EJ Fraser,HA Hofmann. 2016. Dissecting the transcriptional patterns of social dominance across teleost. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 56: 1250-1265.
  • Di-Poï C., D. Bélanger, M. Amyot, S. Rogers, N. Aubin-Horth. 2016. Receptors rather than signals change in expression in four physiological regulatory networks during evolutionary divergence in threespine stickleback. Molecular ecology. 25: 3416-3427
  • Cortez Ghio, S., A. Boudreau Leblanc, C. Audet, N. Aubin-Horth. 2016. Effects of maternal stress and cortisol exposure at the egg stage on learning, boldness and neophobia in brook trout. Behaviour. Available online June 2016. DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-00003377
  • Hébert, F.O., S. Grambauer, I. Barber, C.R. Landry, N. Aubin-Horth. 2016. Transcriptome sequences spanning key developmental states as a resource for the study of the cestode Schistocephalus solidus, a threespine stickleback parasite. GigaScience 5:24 DOI: 10.1186/s13742-016-0128-3
  • Di-Poï C., J. Lacasse, S. Rogers, N. Aubin-Horth. 2016. Evolution of stress reactivity in sticklebacks. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 17: 1-11
  • Aubin-Horth, N. 2016. Using an integrative approach to investigate the evolution of behaviour. Evolutionary applications. 9: 166-180.
  • O'Connor C. M., S. E. Marsh-Rollo, N. Aubin-Horth, S. Balshine. 2016. Species-specific patterns of nonapeptide brain gene expression relative to pair-bonding behaviour in grouping and non-grouping cichlids. Hormones and Behavior. 80: 30-38


  • O'Connor C. M., S. E. Marsh-Rollo, S. Cortez Ghio, S. Balshine, N. Aubin-Horth. 2015. Is there convergence in the molecular pathways underlying the repeated evolution of sociality in African cichlids? Hormones and behavior. 75: 160-168.
  • Hebert F.O., L. Phelps, I. Samonte, M. Panchal, S. Grambauer, I. Barber, M. Kalbe, C.R. Landry, N. Aubin-Horth. 2015. Identification of candidate mimicry proteins involved in parasite-driven phenotypic changes. Parasites and Vectors. 8:225 doi:10.1186/s13071-015-0834-1
  • Huffman L.S., F.I. Hinz, S. Wojcik, N. Aubin-Horth, H.A. Hofmann. 2015. Arginine Vasotocin Regulates Social Ascent in the African Cichlid Fish Astatotilapia burtoni. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 212: 106-113


  • Morris M.R.J., R. Richard, E.H. Leder, R.D.H. Barrett, N. Aubin-Horth, S.M. Rogers. 2014. Gene expression plasticity evolves in response to colonization of freshwater lakes in threespine stickleback. Molecular Ecology 23: 3226–3240
  • Di-Poï C., J. Lacasse, S. Rogers, N. Aubin-Horth. 2014. Extensive behavioural divergence following colonisation of the freshwater environment in threespine sticklebacks. PLoS ONE 9(6): e98980
  • Lacasse J. and N. Aubin-Horth. 2014. Population-dependent conflict between individual sociability and aggressiveness. Animal Behaviour 87: 53-57
  • Landry C. & N. Aubin-Horth. 2014. Recent Advances in Ecological Genomics: From Phenotypic Plasticity
 to Convergent and Adaptive 
Evolution and Speciation, in C. Landry and N. Aubin-Horth (eds.), Ecological Genomics: Ecology and the Evolution 
of Genes and Genomes, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 781,
 DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-7347-9
  • Hébert F.O. & N. Aubin-Horth. 2014. Ecological Genomics of Host Behavior Manipulation by Parasites, in C. Landry and N. Aubin-Horth (eds.), Ecological Genomics: Ecology and the Evolution
 of Genes and Genomes, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 781,
 169-90. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-7347-9


  • Dodson J.J., N. Aubin-Horth, V. Thériault and D.J. Páez. 2013. The evolutionary ecology of alternative migratory tactics in salmonid fishes. Biological Reviews 88: 602-625
  • Taborsky B., L. Tschirren, C. Meunier and N. Aubin-Horth. 2013. Stable reprogramming of brain transcription profiles by the early social environment in a cooperatively breeding fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280 (1753)


  • Pavey S.A, L. Bernatchez, N. Aubin-Horth and C.R. Landry. 2012. What is needed for next-generation ecological and evolutionary genomics? Trends In Ecology and Evolution. 27: 673–678.
  • Friesen, C.N., N. Aubin-Horth and L.J. Chapman. 2012. The effect of hypoxia on sex hormones in an African cichlid, Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor victoria. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A. 162: 22-30.
  • Friesen, C.N., L.J. Chapman & N. Aubin-Horth. 2012. Holding water hormones in the African cichlid fish Pseudocrenulabrus multicolor victoriae. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 179: 400–405.
  • Renn, S.C.P., E.J. Fraser, N. Aubin-Horth, B.C. Trainor and H.A. Hofmann. 2012. Females of an African cichlid fish display male-typical behavior and elevated testosterone in the absence of males. Hormones and Behavior. 61: 496-503.
  • Aubin-Horth N., M. Deschênes and S. Cloutier. 2012. Natural variation in the molecular stress response is correlated to a behavioural syndrome. Hormones and Behavior. 61: 140-146.
  • Cuddy, M., N. Aubin-Horth and R. Krahe. 2012. Electrocommunication behavior and non invasively-measured androgen changes following induced seasonal breeding in the weakly electric fish, Apteronotus leptorhynchus. Hormones and Behavior. 61: 4-11
  • Lacasse J. and N. Aubin-Horth. 2012. A test of the coupling of predator defense morphology and behavior in two threespine stickleback populations. Current Zoology. 58: 53-65.


  • Landry C.R. and N. Aubin-Horth. 2010. Gene network architecture as a canvas for the interpretation of ecological genomics investigations. Molecular Ecology. 19: 5084-5085.
  • Bell A. M. and N. Aubin-Horth. 2010. What can whole genome expression data tell us about the ecology and evolution of personality? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 365: 4001-4012.


  • Aubin-Horth N. and S.C.P. Renn. 2009. Genomic reaction norms: using integrative biology to understand molecular mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity. Molecular Ecology, 18:3763-3780.
  • Aubin-Horth, N. B. Letcher, H.A. Hofmann. 2009. Gene-expression signatures of Atlantic salmon’s plastic life cycle. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 163 : 278-284.
  • St-Cyr S. and N. Aubin-Horth. 2009. Integrative and genomics approach to the study of the mechanistic bases of behaviour in fish and its diversity. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology 152:9-21.


  • Renn S.C.P., N. Aubin-Horth, H.A. Hofmann. 2008. Fish & Chips: Functional Genomics of Social Plasticity in an African Cichlid Fish. Journal of Experimental Biology. 211: 3041-3056.


  • Landry C.R. and N. Aubin-Horth. 2007. Ecological annotation of genes and genomes through ecological genomics. Molecular Ecology. 16: 4419-4421.
  • Garcia de Leaniz C., I.A. Fleming, S. Einum, E. Verspoor, W.C. Jordan, S. Consuegra, N. Aubin-Horth, D. Lajus, B.H. Letcher, A.F. Youngson, J. Webb, L.A. Vøllestad, B. Villanueva, A. Ferguson, T.P. Quinn. 2007. A critical review of inherited adaptive variation in Atlantic salmon. Biological reviews. 82: 173–211.
  • Aubin-Horth N., J.K. Desjardins, Y.M. Martei, S. Balshine, H.A. Hofmann. 2007. Masculinized dominant females in a cooperatively breeding species. Molecular Ecology. 16 : 1349-1358.


  • Aubin-Horth N., J.-F. Bourque, G. Daigle, R. Hedger, J.J. Dodson. 2006. Longitudinal gradients in threshold sizes for alternative male life history tactics in a population of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 63: 2067-2075.


  • Aubin-Horth N., D.A. Ryan, S.P. Good, J.J. Dodson. 2005. Balancing selection on size: effects on the incidence of an alternative reproductive tactic. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 7: 1171-1182.
  • Giuntini E., A. Mengoni, C. De Filippo, D. Cavalieri, N. Aubin-Horth, C.R. Landry, A. Becker, M. Bazzicalupo. 2005. Large-scale genetic variation of the symbiosis-required megaplasmid pSymA revealed by comparative genomic analysis of Sinorhizobium meliloti natural strains. BMC Genomics. 6: 158.
  • Aubin-Horth N., C.R. Landry, B.H. Letcher, H.A. Hofmann. 2005. Alternative life histories shape brain gene expression profiles in males of the same population. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 272: 1655-1662.
  • Aubin-Horth N., B.H. Letcher, H.A. Hofmann. 2005. Interaction of rearing environment and reproductive tactic on gene expression profiles in Atlantic salmon. J of Heredity. 96: 261-278.


  • Renn S.C.P.*, N. Aubin-Horth*, H.A. Hofmann. 2004. Biologically meaningful expression profiling across species using heterologous hybridization to a cDNA microarray. BMC Genomics . 5: 42. *co-first authors.
  • Aubin-Horth N. and J.J. Dodson. 2004. Influence of individual body size and variable thresholds on the incidence of a sneaker male reproductive tactic in Atlantic salmon. Evolution. 58: 136-144.


  • Aubin-Horth N. and J.J. Dodson. 2002. Impact of differential energy allocation in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) precocious males on otolith-somatic size proportionality: A longitudinal approach. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 59: 1575-1583.


  • Aubin-Horth N., J. Gingras and D. Boisclair. 1999. Comparison of activity rates of 1+ yellow perch (Perca flavescens Mitchill) from populations of contrasting growth rates using underwater video observations. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 56: 1122-1132.




  • Webb J., E. Verspoor, A. Romakkaniemi, N. Aubin-Horth and P. Amiro. 2007. The Atlantic salmon, in The Atlantic Salmon: Genetics, Conservation and Management. Verspoor, E., L. Stradmeyer and J. Nielsen. Blackwell (eds.), Oxford.
  • García de Leániz, C., Fleming, I.A., Einum, S., Verspoor, E., Jordan, W.C., Consuegra, S., Aubin-Horth, N., Lajus, D.L., Villanueva, B., Ferguson, A., Youngson, A.F. & Quinn, T.P. Local Adaptation. 2007. The Atlantic salmon, in The Atlantic Salmon: Genetics, Conservation and Management. Verspoor, E., L. Stradmeyer and J. Nielsen. Blackwell (eds.), Oxford.

Presentations as invited or plenary speaker & public lecture

since 2002 by N. Aubin-Horth:

  • Invited speaker. 20th annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Montréal, Canada. 2016
  • Invited speaker. Eight International conference on stickleback behavior and evolution. Stony brook, USA. 2015
  • Invited speaker. « Neurobiology : Understanding intraspecific variation in animal phenotypes from genes to behaviour » symposium, Society for Experimental Biology meeting. Prague, Czech Republic. 2015.
  • Invited speaker. XI congress of the Portuguese ethological society. Portugal. 2014.
  • Invited speaker. Prodoc workshop "proximate and ultimate causes of the evolution of cooperation. Trogen, Switzerland. 2014.
  • Invited speaker. Society for Experimental Biology main meeting. Glasgow, UK. 2011.
  • Public lecture. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution. Quebec City, Canada, 2010.
  • Invited speaker. Canadian Society of Zoology meeting. Toronto, Canada, 2009.
  • Invited speaker. Sixth International Symposium on Fish Endocrinology. Canada, 2008.
  • Plenary speaker. Third European Conference on Behavioural Biology. Belfast, UK.2006.
  • Invited speaker. Quantitative/experimental workshop, SALGEN meeting, Arredondo, Spain. 2002.

Presentations at institutional seminar series

since 2002 by N. Aubin-Horth:

  • Graduate students career series, McGill University, Montréal, Canada. 2016
  • Biology seminar series, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada. 2016
  • Graduate student and Postdoctoral fellow career seminar series, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire du Québec – Hotel-Dieu, Québec, Canada. 2016
  • Biology seminar series, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada. 2015
  • Biology seminar series, Reed College. Portland, USA. 2015
  • Comparative physiology seminar series, University of British Columbia. Vancouver, Canada. 2015
  • Biology Seminar Series. Lund University, Lund, Sweden. 2013.
  • Organismal Seminars. Biology Department. McGill University, Montreal, Canada. 2012.
  • Evolution department. University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. 2011.
  • Department of Integrative biology. University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2009.
  • Département de Biologie, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada. 2008.
  • Département de Biologie, Université Laval, Quebec city, Canada. 2008.
  • Biology department. McGill University. Montréal, Canada, 2008.
  • Centre St-Laurent, Environnement Canada, Montréal, Canada, 2008.
  • Département des Sciences Biologiques, UQAM, Montréal, Canada. 2007.
  • Séminaire du Groupe interuniversitaire de recherche en limnologie, Montréal, Canada. 2007.
  • Département de Biologie, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada. 2006.
  • Département de Biologie, Université Laval, Quebec city, Canada. 2006.
  • Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita de Firenze, Florence, Italy. 2004.
  • Département de Sciences Biologiques, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada. 2004.
  • Conte Anadromous Fish Research Ctr, University of Massachusetts, Turner Falls, USA. 2002.
  • Bauer Center for Genomics Research, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. 2002.