CERC - Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier


Fréderic Maps

Assistant Professor, Université Laval

Contact information:
Université Laval,
Takuvik Joint Laboratory,
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, avenue de la Médecine, local 2046A,
Quebec, (Quebec) G1V 0A6 Canada

Phone : 418-656-2131 (x 2691)
Fax : 418-656-2239
Email :


2009-2011 Postdoctorate associate, University of Maine
2009 Ph.D. Oceanography, Université du Québec à Rimouski
2003 M.Sc. Oceanography, Université du Québec à Rimouski

Research Interests:

Numerical modeling of marine ecosystems
Bio-physical interactions
Zooplankton, Copepods, Krill

Selected Publications:

Maps, F., Plourde, S., Lavoie, D., McQuinn, I., Chassé, J. (2013). "Modelling the influence of daytime distribution on the transport of two sympatric krill species (Thysanoessa raschii and Meganyctiphanes norvegica) in the Gulf of St Lawrence, eastern Canada", ICES Journal of Marine Systems (In press),

Maps, F., Pershing, A. J., Record, N. R. (2012). "A generalized approach for simulating growth and development in diverse marine copepod species", ICES Journal of Marine Science, 69: 370–379,

Record, N. R., Pershing, A. J., Maps, F. (2012). "First principles of copepod development help explain global marine diversity patterns", Oecologia, 170: 289–95,

Maps, F., Zakardjian, B. A., Plourde, S., Saucier, F. J. (2011). "Modeling the interactions between the seasonal and diel migration behaviors of Calanus finmarchicus and the circulation in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (Canada)", Journal of Marine Systems, 88:183-202,

Maps, F., Plourde, S., Zakardjian, B. A. (2010). "Control of dormancy by lipid metabolism in Calanus finmarchicus: a population model test", Marine Ecology Progress Series, 403: 165–180,