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Adjunct Affiliations: Department of Biology, Concordia University and Instute of Parasitology, McGill University

Member of numerous editorial boards, including: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, International Journal for Parasitology, and Oecologia

Member of numerous professional societies, including: American Society of Parasitologists and Canadian Society of Zoologists


More than 50 invited lectures for symposia and institutions worldwide

Robert Arnold Wardle Medal for contributions to parasitology in Canada, Canadian Society of Zoologists (2009)

Henry Baldwin Ward Medal for leadership in parasitological research, American Society of Parasitologists (2001)


David J. Marcogliese

Research Scientist - Freshwater Fauna

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Studying fish and amphibian health ecosystem sustainability and for environmental conservation

  • Use of parasites of fish and amphibians as indicators of pollution and environmental stress
  • Effects of contaminants and other environmental stressors on the health of aquatic organisms
  • Combined effects of anthropogenic stressors (pollution) and natural stressors (parasites) on fish and amphibian health
  • Effects of pesticides and agricultural practices on parasites and disease in fish and frogs
  • Parasites of fish and frogs as indicators of biodiversity, food webs and ecosystem health


Leader of international Biodiversity of Stickleback Parasites project

NSERC Barcode of Life Network: taxonomy and ecology of fish parasites

More than 100 peer-reviewed publications in over 30 scientific journals in parasitology, ecology and environmental sciences and more than 15 peer-reviewed scientific reviews and book chapters


King, K.C., J.D. McLaughlin, M. Boily, and D.J. Marcogliese. 2010. Effects of agricultural landscape and pesticides on parasitism in native bullfrogs. Biol. Cons. 143: 302-310.

Locke, S.A., J.D. McLaughlin, and D.J. Marcogliese.  2010. DNA barcodes show cryptic diversity and a potential physiological basis for host specificity among Diplostomoidea (Platyhelminthes: Digenea) parasitizing freshwater fishes in the St. Lawrence River, Canada. Mol. Ecol. 19: 2813-2827.

Marcogliese, D.J., C. Dautremepuits, A.D. Gendron, and M. Fournier. 2010. Interactions between parasites and pollutants in yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in the St. Lawrence River, Canada: Implications for resistance and tolerance to parasites. Can. J. Zool. 88: 247-258.

Marcogliese, D.J., A.D. Gendron, and D.K. Cone. 2009. Impact of municipal effluents and hydrological regime on myxozoan parasite communities of fish. Int. J. Parasitol. 39: 1345-1351.

Marcogliese, D.J. 2008. The impact of climate change on the parasites and diseases of aquatic animals. Rev. sci. tech. Off. int. Épiz. 27: 467-484.

Marcogliese, D.J. 2005. Parasites of the superorganism: are they indicators of ecosystem health? Int. J. Parasitol. 35: 705-716.

Marcogliese, D.J. 2004. Parasites: small players with crucial roles in the ecological theatre. EcoHealth. 1: 151-164.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

     Aquatic Ecosystems
          Genetic diversity
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