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Millard-Martin B, Sheridan K, Morien E, Lemay MA, Hessing-Lewis M, Clemente-Carvalho RBG, Sunday JM. Effect of environmental DNA sampling resolution in detective marine biodiversity compared to capture surveys. Submitted March 2024

Armstrong CG, Clemente-Carvalho RBG, Turner N, Wickham SB, Trant AJ, Lemay MA. Genetic differentiation and pre-colonial Indigenous cultivation of hazelnut (Corylus cornuta) in western North America. 


35. Rehill T, Millard-Martin B, Lemay MA, Sheridan K, Mueller A, Morien E, Clemente-Carvalho RBG, Hunt BPV, Sunday JM. Detection differences between eDNA and mid-water trawls is driven by fish biomass and habitat preferences. Environmental DNA, 6: e586.

34. Acharya-Patel N, Groenwold E, Lemay MA, Clemente-Carvalho RBG, Morien E, Dudas S, Rubidge E, Yang CL, Coombe L, Warren RL, Frid A, Birol I, Helbing CC (2024) Comparison of environmental DNA and SCUBA diving methods to survey keystone rockfish species on the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Ecological Indicators, 160: 111830

33. Turner TL, Rouse GW, Weigel BL, Janusson C, Lemay MA, Thacker RW (2024) Taxonomy and phylogeny of the family Suberitidae (Porifera: Demospongiae) in California. Zootaxa, 5447: 001-028.

32. Twist BA, Mazel F, Duff SZ, Lemay MA, Pearce CM, Martone PT (2024) Kelp and sea urchin settlement mediated by biotic interaction with benthic coralline algal species. Journal of Phycology, 60: 363-379.

31. Benoit NP, Meagher Robinson K, Kellogg CTE, Lemay MA, Hunt BPV (2023) Using qPCR of environmental DNA (eDNA) to estimate the biomass of juvenile Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.). Environmental DNA, 5: 683-696.

30. Meagher Robinson K, Prentice C, Clemente-Carvalho R, Hall K, Monteith ZL, Morien E, Olson AM, Pontier O, Hessing-Lewis M, Kellogg CTE, Lemay MA (2023) Paired environmental DNA and dive surveys provide distinct but complimentary snapshots of marine biodiversity in a temperate fjord. Environmental DNA, 5: 597-612.

29. Reidy RD, Gauthier S, Doniol-Valcroze T, Lemay MA, Clemente-Carvalho RBG, Cowen LLE, Juanes F (2023) Integrating technologies provides insight into the subsurface foraging behaviour of a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) feeding on walleye pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus) in Juan de Fuca Strait, Canada. PLoS One, 18 (3): e0282651.

28. Reidy RD, Lemay MA, Innes KG, Clemente-Carvalho RBG, Janusson C, Dower JF, Cowen LLE, Juanes F (2022) Fine-scale diversity of prey detected in humpback whale faeces. Ecology and Evolution, 12 (12): e9680.

27. Xue JY, Hind KR, Lemay MA, Mcminigal A, Jourdain E, Chan CX, Martone PT (2022) Transcriptome of the coralline alga Calliarthron tuberculosum (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) reveals convergent evolution of a partial lignin biosynthesis pathway. PLoS One, 17 (7): e0266892.

26. Hirai J, Chen F, Itoh H, Tadokoro K, Lemay MA, Hunt BPV, Tsuda A (2022) Molecular and morphological analyses to improve taxonomic classification of the Metridia lucens -pacifica species complex in the North Pacific. Journal of Plankton Research, 44: 454-463.

25. Foster EU, Watson JC, Lemay MA, Tinker MT, Estes JA, Piercey RS, Henson L, Ritland C, Miscampbell A, Nichol LM, Hessing-Lewis M, Salomon AK, Darimont CT (2021) Physical disturbance by recovering sea otter populations increases eelgrass genetic diversity. Science, 374: 333-336. [Media Coverage: Science Perspective Article; Science News; Hakai Magazine; New York Times; National geographic; CBC; Globe and Mail, UVic]

24. Lindstrom SC, Lemay MA, Starko S, Hind KR, Martone PT (2021)  New and interesting seaweed records from the Hakai area of the central coast of British Columbia, Canada: Chlorophyta. Botanica Marina, 64: 343-361. [Hakai blog post]

23. Lemay MA, Davis KM, Martone PT, Parfrey LW (2021) Kelp-associated microbiota are structured by host anatomy. Journal of Phycology, 57: 1119-1130.

22. Lemay MA, Chen MY, Mazel F, Hind KR, Starko S, Keeling PJ, Martone PT, Parfrey LW (2021) Morphological complexity affects the diversity of marine microbiomes. The ISME Journal, 15: 1372-1386.

21. Sanders RS, Segovia BT, Forbes C, Hessing-Lewis M, Morien E, Lemay MA, O’Connor MI, Parfrey LW (2020) Host-specificity and core taxa of seagrass leaf microbiome identified across tissue age and geographical regions. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8: 605304.

20. Whalen MA, Millard-Martin BR, Cox KD, Lemay MA, Paulay G (2020) Poleward range expansion of invasive parasite, Orthione griffenis, confirmed by establishment in Central British Columbia, Canada. BioInvasions Records, 9: 538-548. [Hakai blog post, FMNH blog post]

19. Mann AE, Mazel F, Lemay MA, Morien E, Kowalewski M, Di Fiore A, Link A, Goldberg TL, Tecot S, Baden AL, Gomez A, Sauther ML, Cuozzo FP, Rice GAO, Dominy NJ, Tumpf R, Lewis RJ, Swedell L, Amato K, Parfrey LW (2020) Biodiversity of protists and nematodes in the wild non-human primate gut. The ISME Journal, 14: 609-622. [ISME blog post]

18. Hind KR, Starko S, Burt JM, Lemay MA, Salomon AK, Martone PT (2019) Trophic control of cryptic coralline algal diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116: 15080-15085. [UBC press release]

17. Lemay MA, Martone PT, Hind KR, Lindstrom SC, Parfrey LW (2018) Alternate life history phases of a common seaweed have distinct microbial surface communities. Molecular Ecology, 27: 3555-3568.

16. Lin JD, Lemay MA, Parfrey LW (2018) Diverse bacteria utilise alginate within the microbiome of the giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9: 1914.

15. Lemay MA, Martone PT, Keeling PJ, Burt JM, Krumhansl KA, Sanders RD, Parfrey LW (2018) Sympatric kelp species share a large portion of their surface bacterial communities. Environmental Microbiology, 20: 658-670.

14. Lemay MA, Russello MA (2015) Genetic evidence for ecological divergence in kokanee salmon. Molecular Ecology, 24: 798-811.

13. Lemay MA, Russello MA (2014) Latitudinal cline in allele length provides evidence for selection in a circadian rhythm gene. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 111: 869-877.

12. Lemay MA, Russello MA (2014) Diversity and relative abundance of the bacterial pathogen, Flavobacterium spp., infecting reproductive ecotypes of kokanee salmon. BMC Research Notes, 7: 778.

11. Lemay MA, Henry P, Lamb CT, Robson KM, Russello MA (2013) Novel genomic resources for a climate change sensitive mammal: Characterization of the American pika transcriptome. BMC Genomics, 14: 311.

10. Lemay MA, Donnelly DJ, Russello MA (2013) Transcriptome-wide comparison of sequence variation in divergent ecotypes of kokanee salmon. BMC Genomics, 14: 308.

09. Lemay MA, Russello MA (2012) Neutral loci reveal population structure by geography, not ecotype, in Kootenay Lake kokanee. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 32: 282-291.

08. Read KD, Lemay MA, Acheson S, Boulding EG (2012) Using molecular pedigree reconstruction to evaluate the long-term survival of outplanted hatchery-raised larval and juvenile northern abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana). Conservation Genetics, 13: 801-810.

07. Silk PJ, Ryall K, Mayo P, Lemay MA, Grant G, Crook D, Cosse A, Fraser I, Sweeney JD, Lyons DN, Pitt D, Scarr T, MaGee D (2011) Evidence for a volatile pheromone in Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) that increases attraction to a host foliar volatile. Environmental Entomology, 40: 904-916.

06. Silk PJ, Lemay MA, LeClair G, Sweeney J, MaGee D (2010) Behavioral and electrophysiological responses of Tetropium fuscum (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) to pheromone and spruce volatiles. Environmental Entomology, 39: 1997-2005

05. Sweeney J, Silk PJ, Gutowski J, Wu J, Lemay MA, Mayo P, MaGee D (2010) Effect of chirality, release rate, and host volatiles on response of Tetropium fuscum (F.), Tetropium cinnamopterum Kirby, and Tetropium castaneum (L.) to the aggregation pheromone, fuscumol. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 36: 1309-1321.

04. Ryall K, Silk PJ, Wu J, Mayo P, Lemay MA, Magee D (2010) Sex pheromone chemistry of the elm spanworm Ennomos subsignaria (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Naturwissenschaften, 97: 717-724.

03. Lemay MA, Silk PJ, Sweeney J (2010) Calling behaviour of Tetropium fuscum (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Spondylidinae). The Canadian Entomologist, 142: 256-260.

02. Lemay MA, Boulding EG (2009) Microsatellite pedigree analysis reveals high variance in reproductive success and reduced genetic diversity in captive-bred northern abaloneAquaculture, 295: 22-29.

01. Zahradnik TD, Lemay MA, Boulding EG (2008) Choosy males in a littorinid gastropod: Male Littorina subrotundata compete for large and virgin females. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 74: 245-251

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PhD Thesis: Ecological genomics of kokanee salmon. University of British Columbia. Advised by Dr. Michael Russello. [Here's a short video about my PhD research]

MSc Thesis: Reduced genetic diversity and high variance in reproductive success in captive-bred pinto abalone, Haliotis kamtschatkana. University of Guelph. Advised by Dr. Elizabeth Boulding.

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