Research papers published in refereed journals:

  • He, H., L. Shi, G. Yang, M. You and L. Vasseur. 2020. Ecological Risk Assessment of Soil Heavy Metals and Pesticide Residues in Tea Plantations. Agriculture 10, 47; doi:10.3390/agriculture10020047.
  • Chen, W., Y. Dong, H.S.A. Saqib, L. Vasseur, W. Zhou, L. Zheng, Y. Lai, X. Ma, L. Lin, X. Xu, W. He and M. You. 2020. Functional analysis of duplicated glucosinolate sulfatases in the development and host adaptation of Plutella xylostella based on a CRISPR/Cas9 system. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 119: 103316.
  • Peng, L., Q. Wang, M. Zou, Z. Liu, Y. Qin, L. Vasseur, L. Chu, Y. Zhai, W. He, G. Yang and M. You. 2020. CRISPR/Cas9-mediated vitellogenin receptor knockout reveals its reproductive functions in Plutella xylostella. Frontiers Physiology (in press, December 18, 2019)
  • Zhang, L., X. Jing, W. Chen, Y. Wang, J. Lin, L. Zheng, Y. Dong, L. Zhou, F. Li, F. Yang, L. Peng, L. Vasseur, W. He and M. You. Host plant-derived miRNAs potentially modulate the development of a cosmopolitan insect pest, Plutella xylostella. Biomolecules 9, 602; doi:10.3390/biom9100602.
  • Daigle, C. and L. Vasseur. 2019. Is It Time to Shift Our Environmental Thinking? A Perspective on Barriers and Opportunities to Change. Sustainability 11, 5010. Doi:10.3390/su11185010.
  • Peng, L., L. Wang, M. Zou, L. Vasseur, Q. Wang, L. Chu, Y. Qin, Y. Zhai and M. You. Identification of Halloween genes in Plutella xylostella and their functional analysis using RNA interference. Frontiers Physiology10, 1120. Doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.01120
  • Zhang, L., X. Jing, W. Chen, J. Bai, L. Vasseur, W. He, M. You. Selection of reference genes for expression analysis of plant-derived microRNAs in Plutella xylostella using qRT-PCR and ddPCR. PlosOne (submittedMarch 21, 2019, accepted July 21, 2019).
  • Ke, F., S. You, S. Huang, W. Chen, T. Liu, W. He, D. Xie, Q. Li, X. Lin, L. Vasseur, G.M. Gurr, and M. You. Herbivore range expansion triggers adaptation in a newly-associated third trophic level species and sharedmicrobial symbionts. Scientific Reports 9:10314 (submitted January 3, 2019, accepted June 14, 2019, published July 16, 2019)
  • Chen, W., W. He, Y. Dong, L. Lin, X. Ma, H.S.A. Saqib, X. Xu, L. Zhang, X. Jing, L. Peng, Y. Wang, L. Vasseur, W. He and M. You. Implication for DNA methylation involved in the host transfer of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.). Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. e21600: 1-14.
  • Zhao, Q. W. Zhong, D. Ma, W. He, Y. Li, L. Vasseur and M. You. 2019. Genome-wide profiling of the alternative splicing provides insights into development and sex determination in Plutella xylostella. BMC Genomics20:463.
  • Wyckhuys, K.A.G., G. Pozsgai, G.L. Lovei, L. Vasseur, G.M. Gurr, O.L. Reynolds and M. Goettel. 2019. Culturomics Global Disparity in Public Awareness of the Biological Control Potential of Invertebrates. The Science of the Total Environment 660: 799-806.
  • Torres, B., L. Vasseur, R. López, P. Lozano, Y. García, Y. Arteaga, C. Bravo, C. Barba and Antón García. 2019. Structure and above ground biomass along an elevation gradient: a case study in an Evergreen AndeanAmazon Forests of Napo, Ecuador. Agroforestry Systems.
  • Wyckhuys, K.A.G., A.C. Hughes, C. Buamas, A.C.  Johnson, L. Vasseur, L. Reymondin, J.P. Deguine, and D. Sheil. 2019. Biological control protects tropical forests. Communications Biology 2: article 10 (2019).
  • Plante, S. L. Vasseur and J. Santos-Silva. Adaptation des communautés côtières aux effets des changements climatiques sous l’angle de la résilience : lier la gouvernance locale au développement durable. VertigO 18 (2) :URL : ; DOI : 10.4000/vertigo.22079
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Learning the role of biodiversity monitoring in a biosphere reserve. International Journal of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves 2 (1): 18-21.
  • Hameed, M.S., Z. Wang, L. Vasseur and G. Yang. 2018. Molecular Cloning and functional analysis of Argonaute-3 in diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella). International Journal of Molecular Sciences 19: 1249; doi:10.3390/ijms19041249.
  • Vasseur, L., R. Labbe and M. Goettel. 2018. Use of biological control against arthropod pests in Canadian greenhouse crop production. Journal of Biosafety 27: 1-15.
  • You, Y., M. Xie, L. Vasseur and M. You. 2018. Selecting and Validating Reference Genes for Quantitative Real-time PCR in Plutella xylostella (L.). Genome 61: 349-358.
  • Xia, X., B. Sun, G. Gurr, L. Vasseur, M. Xue and M. You. 2018. Gut microbiota mediating insecticide resistance of Plutella xylostella. Frontiers in Microbiology 9: article 25.
  • Lin, J., X. Xia, X. Yu, J. Shen, Y. Li, H. Lin, S. Tang, L. Vasseur and M. You. 2018. Gene expression profiling provides insights into the immune mechanism of Plutella xylostella midgut to microbial infection. GENE647: 21-30.
  • Zhao, Q., D. Ma, Y. Huang, W. He, Y. Li, L. Vasseur and M. You. 2017. Genome-wide investigation of transcription factors provides insights into transcriptional regulation in Plutella xylostella. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 293(2), 435-449.
  • Wang, D., L. Li, L. Vasseur, Y. Li and G. Yang.  2017. De novo transcriptome sequencing of Isaria cateniannulata and comparative analysis of gene expression in response to heat and cold stresses. PlosONE 12 (10): e0186040. O
  • Peng, L., Y. Yang, M. Zou, L. Wang, W. He, Y. Wang, Q. Wang, L. Vasseur and M. You. 2017. Transcriptome profiling of the ovary reveals genes involved in oogenesis in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae). GENE 637: 90-99.
  • Huang, Y., B. Zeng, Y. Wang, X. Xu, Q. Meng, Y-P. Huang, L. Vasseur and M. You. 2017. Functional characterization of Pol III U6 promoters for gene knockdown and knockout in Plutella xylostella. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (in press August 28, 2017).
  • Vasseur, L., M. Thornbush and S. Plante. 2017. Climatic and Environmental Changes Affecting Communities in Atlantic Canada. Sustainability 9, 1293; doi:10.3390/su9081293.
  • Zhao, Q., D. Ma, L. Vasseur, and M. You. 2017. Segmental duplications in Lepidoptera genomes reveal species-specific adaptive evolution. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17: 161. DOI 10.1186/s12862-017-1007-y
  • Vasseur, L., D, Horning, M. Thornbush, E. Cohen-Shacham, A. Andrade, E. Barrow, S. Edwards, P. Wit, and M. Jones. Complex problems and unchallenged solutions: bringing ecosystem governance to the forefront of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ambio doi:10.1007/s13280-017-0918-6
  • Chen, W., L. Vasseur, M. You, J. Li, C. Wang, R. Meng, G.M. Gurr. 2017. Parasitoids manipulate zombie caterpillar feeding behaviour to reduce risk of intra-guild predation. Scientific Reports 7: 42636 doi:10.1038/srep42636.
  • Jia, X., X. Ye, J. Chen, X. Lin, L. Vasseur and M. You. Purification and biochemical characteristics of a cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase from Geobacillus thermoglucosidans CHB1. Starch. DOI: 10.1002/star.201700016
  • Xia, X., D. Zheng, H. Zhong, B. Qin, G.M. Gurr, L. Vasseur, J. Lin, Y. Wang, F. Song, Y. Li, H. Lin and Mi. You. Metagenomic sequencing of diamondback moth gut microbiome unveils key holobiont adaptations for herbivory. Frontiers in Microbiology (26 April 2017)
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. Chapter 7. Diversifying the garden: a way to ensure food security and women empowerment. In Fletcher, A.J. and W. Kubik (Eds). Women in Agriculture Worldwide: Key Issues and Practical Approaches. Gower Publishing, Surrey, UK. Published July 13, 2016: 103-115.
  • Chen, Y., L. Vasseur and M. You. 2017. Potential distribution of the invasive loblolly pine mealybug, Oracella acuta (Hemiptera: Pseudococidae), in Asia under future climate change scenarios. Climatic Change 141: 719-732.
  • Shi, L., L. Vasseur, H. Huang, Z. Zeng, G. Hu, X. Liu and M. You. 2017. Adult leafhoppers Empoasca onukii Matsuda change behaviors under varying light conditions. PlosONE 12(1): e0168439. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168439
  • Lin, J.,  X. Xia, J. Shen, Y. Li, H. Lin, S. Tang, L. Vasseur and M. You. Expression profiling of the immune genes in response to microorganism infections in the Plutella xylostella midgut. Insect Science (accepted September 28, 2016).
  • Lin, M., L. Vasseur, G. Yang, G. Gurr and M. You. 2016. Wetting properties changing with insect development: behavioural and morphological differences between nymphs and adults of Empoasca onukii Matsuda. Scientific Reports 6: 37026 | DOI: 10.1038/srep37026
  • Qi, W., X. Ma, W. He, W. Chen, M. Zou, G.M. Gurr, L. Vasseur and M. You. 2016. Characterization and expression profiling of ATP-binding cassette transporter genes in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.). BMC Genomics 17:760. DOI 10.1186/s12864-016-3096-1
  • Gallant, D., L. Léger, D. Berteaux, N. Lecomte and L. Vasseur. 2016. Linking time budgets to habitat quality suggests that beavers are energy maximizers. Can. J. Zool. 94: 671-676.
  • Baird, J., R. Plummer, R. Bullock, D. Dupont, T. Heinmiller, M. Jollineau, W. Kubik, S. Renzetti, and L. Vasseur. 2016. Contemporary water governance: navigating crisis response and institutional constraints through pragmatism. Water 8: 224. doi:10.3390/w8060224
  • Baird, J., A. Dzyundzyak, R. Plummer, R. Bullock, D. Dupont, M. Jollineau, W. Kubik, G. Pickering, and L. Vasseur. 2016. Ecosystem Perceptions in Flood Prone Areas: A Typology and its Relationship to Preferences for Governance. Water 8: 191. doi:10.3390/w8050191.
  • Vasseur, L. and M. You. 2016. Facing climate change through sustainable agriculture: Can results from China be transferred to Africa? In Bryant, C. M. Adama Sarr and K. Delusca (Eds.). Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change. Springer: 167-184.

Peer-reviewed articles:

Chapters in edited books

  • Vasseur, L. and C. Daigle. 2020. Rebuilding our connection to nature is key for building citizens of the earth. In UNESCO (Ed.) Perspectives from UNESCO Chairs on the Futures of Education. Book to be launched at the first meeting of the International Commission on the Futures of Education, January 2020.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Embracing cultures in ecosystem governance in biosphere reserves: slowing down the pace. In Reed, M. and M. Price (Eds.). UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: Supporting Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability and Society. Routledge, UK. (submitted December 8, 2018, accepted March 21, 2019, in press June 28, 2019): 309-320.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Challenges for women with non-linear career paths in STEM (in Spanish: Desaflos para las mujeres con carreras no linealies en CTIM (ciencia, tecnologica, ingenieria y matematica). In Lafortune, L.,V. Paez Perez and A. Roy (eds.). A gender approach for greater equity (Enfoque de género para lograr mas equidad). Art and Literature Mapalé & Publishing Inc. Ottawa, Canada: 144-156.
  • Vasseur, L., C. Fullerton, M. Jacklin and K. Pickering. 2018. Connecting memories with nature: Opportunities for residents of long-term care facilities in mid-sized cities. Mid-Sized Cities Research Series. EvergreenWorks, Toronto: 25-31.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. Green spaces: Forgotten areas with high potential. Leveraging Ontario Urban Potential: Mid-Sized Cities Research Series. Evergreen, Toronto: 112-122.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Looking at ecosystem governance as a way to achieve environmental sustainability and tackling “wicked” problems. In Sreekumari Kurissery, Rosario Turvey, I. Florin Pendea (Eds.). Environmental Sustainability. Wiley Publisher: 114-125.
  • Mercer Clarke, C.M.L., C. D.G. Harley, P. V. R. Snelgrove and L. Vasseur (alphabetical order except first author). 2016. FAQ: How are coastal ecosystems affected by climate change and sea-level rise. In Lemmen, D. and F. Warren (Eds.). Coastal Assessment and climate change. NRCan, Government of Canada, Ottawa, ON.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. Chapter 7. Diversifying the garden: a way to ensure food security and women empowerment. In Fletcher, A.J. and W. Kubik (Eds). Women in Agriculture Worldwide: Key Issues and Practical Approaches. Gower Publishing, Surrey, UK. Published July 13, 2016: 103-115.
  • Plante, S., Vasseur L. and C. Da Cunha. 2016. Chapter 4. Adaptation to climate change and Participatory Action Research (PAR): lessons from municipalities in Quebec, Canada. In Jörg Knieling (Ed.). Climate Adaptation Governance. Theory, Concepts and Praxis in Cities and Regions. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim: 69-88 (published May 20, 2016).
  • Vasseur, L. and M. You. 2016. Facing climate change through sustainable agriculture: Can results from China be transferred to Africa? In Bryant, C. M. Adama Sarr and K. Delusca (Eds.). Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change. Springer: 167-184.

Contributions to peer publications

Non-refereed chapter

  • Bryant, C.R., L. Vasseur, A. Bellichi, O. Chouinard, M. Adama Sarr, K. Delusca and C. Soulard. 2016. Chapter 14. Conclusion In Bryant, C. M. Adama Sarr and K. Delusca (Eds.). Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change. Springer: 225-232.

Invited refereed articles

  • Vasseur, L. and L. McDermott. 2019. Supporting respectful cross-cultural relationships for the sharing of traditional Indigenous ecological research with plant sciences: a new step for Botany. Botany 97 : 269-270.
  • Vasseur, L. and R. Siron. 2019. Assessing ecosystem services in UNESCO biosphere reserves: simple steps for all. Reflection paper commissioned by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and endorsed by UNESCO-MAB. 38 pp. (published March 27, 2019).