Selvadurai Dayanandan

Ancien membre régulier

Université Concordia
Département de Biologie
L-SP 445 1
1455, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest
Montréal (Québec) Canada, H3G 1M8
(514) 848-2424 Poste 3414

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  • Ph.D. en biologie, 1996 (Boston University)
  • M.Sc. en botanique, 1989 (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
  • B.Sc. en botanique, 1985 (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

My research program is aimed at gaining insights into the processes underlying the origin and maintenance of biological diversity with specific focus on the ecology, evolution and genomics of forest trees, and understanding the causes and consequences of deforestation and forest fragmentation. Understanding these processes provides the necessary basis for the development of sound conservation and management strategies for forested areas. Current research projects in my laboratory include molecular phylogenetic studies and characterization of molecular markers for genomic mapping and gene flow studies in a variety of organisms including tropical and temperate forest trees.

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Book chapters

Edited books, special journal editions and proceedings

Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Marszalek, M.A., Dayanandan, S., Maly, E. (2009) Phylogeny of the genus Hesperodiaptomus (Copepoda) based on nucleotide sequence data of the nuclear ribosomal gene. Hydrobiologia, 624(1):61-69
  2. Ramesha, B.T., Srirama, R., Ravikanth, G., Ravishankar, K.V., Dayanandan, S., Sreejayan, N., Vasudeva, R., Ganeshaiah, K.N., Shaanker, R.U. (2009) Development of polymorphic microsatellite loci in Nothapodytes nimmoniana, a medicinally important tree from the Western Ghats, India. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(1):365-367
  3. Brodeur, N.N., Noel, M.V., Venter, O., Bernatchez, L., Dayanandan, S., Grant, J.W.A. (2008) No evidence of kin bias in dispersion of young-of-the-year Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. in a natural stream. Journal of Fish Biology, 73(10):2361-2370
  4. Hamzeh, M., Sawchyn, C., Perinet, P., Dayanandan, S. (2007) Asymmetrical natural hybridization between Populus deltoides and P. balsamifera (Salicaceae). Canadian Journal of Botany, 85(12):1227-1232
  5. Lam, K. C., Ibrahim, R. K., Behdad, B., Dayanandan, S. (2007) Structure, function, and evolution of plant O-methyltransferases. Genome, 50(11):1001-1013
  6. Hamzeh, M., Perinet, P., Dayanandan, S. (2006) Genetic relationships among species of Populus (Salicaceae) based on nuclear genomic data. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 133(4):519-527
  7. Boys, J., Cherry, M., Dayanandan, S. (2005) Microsatellite analysis reveals genetically distinct populations of red pine (Pinus resinosa, Pinaceae). American Journal of Botany, 92(5):833-841
  8. Hamzeh, M., Dayanandan, S. (2004) Phylogeny of Populus (Salicaceae) based on nucleotide sequences of chloroplast trnT-trnF region and nuclear rDNA. American Journal of Botany, 91(9):1398-1408
  9. Galazzo, D.E., Dayanandan, S., Marcogliese, D.J., McLaughlin, J.D. (2002) Molecular systematics of some North American species of Diplostomum (Digenea) based on rDNA-sequence data and comparisons with European congeners. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 80(12):2207-2217
  10. Mohana, G.S., Uma Shaanker, R., Ganeshaiah, K.N., Dayanandan, S. (2001) Genetic relatedness among developing seeds and intra fruit seed abortion in Dalbergia sissoo (Fabaceae). American Journal of Botany, 88(7):1181-1188
  11. Stacy, E.A., Dayanandan, S., Dancik, B.P., Khasa, D.P. (2001) Microsatellite DNA markers for the Sri Lankan rainforest tree species, Shorea cordifolia (Dipterocarpaceae), and cross-species amplification in S-megistophylla. Molecular Ecology Notes, 1(1-2):53-54
  12. Rajora, O.P., Rahman, M.H., Dayanandan, S., Mosseler, A. (2001) Isolation, characterization, inheritance and linkage of microsatellite DNA markers in white spruce (Picea glauca) and their usefulness in other spruce species. Molecular and General Genetics, 264(6):871-882
  13. Rahman, M.H., Dayanandan, S., Rajora, O.P. (2000) Microsatellite DNA markers in Populus tremuloides. Genome, 43(2):293-297
  14. Dayanandan, S., Ashton, P.S., Williams, S.M., Primack, R.B. (1999) Phylogeny of the tropical tree family Dipterocarpaceae based on nucleotide sequences of the chloroplast rbcL gene. American Journal of Botany, 86(8):1182-1190
  15. Dayanandan, S., Dole, J., Bawa, K., Kesseli, R. (1999) Population structure delineated with microsatellite markers in fragmented populations of a tropical tree, Carapa guianensis (Meliaceae). Molecular Ecology, 8(10):1585-1592
  16. Morton, C.M., Dayanandan, S., Dissanayake, D. (1999) Phylogeny and biosystematics of Pseudomonotes (Dipterocarpaceae) based on molecular and morphological data. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 216(3-4):197-205
  17. Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Quesada-Mateo, C., Gonzalez-Quesada, P., Dayanandan, S., Bawa, K.S. (1999) Protected areas and conservation of biodiversity in the tropics. Conservation Biology, 13(2):407-411
  18. Bawa, K.S., Dayanandan, S. (1998) Global climate change and tropical forest genetic resources. Climatic Change, 39(2-3):473-485
  19. Dayanandan, S., Rajora, O.P., Bawa, K.S. (1998) Isolation and characterization of microsatellites in trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides). Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 96(6-7):950-956
  20. Bawa, K.S., Dayanandan, S. (1997) Socioeconomic factors and tropical deforestation. Nature, 386(6625):562-563
  21. Dayanandan, S., Bawa, K.S., Kesseli, R. (1997) Conservation of microsatellites among tropical trees (Leguminosae). American Journal of Botany, 84(12):1658-1663
  22. Chase, M.W., Soltis, D.E., Olmstead, R.G., Morgan, D., Les, D.H., Mishler, B.D., Duvall, M.R., Price, R.A., Hills, H.G., Qiu, Y.L. et al. (1993) Phylogenetics of Seed Plants - an Analysis of Nucleotide-Sequences from the Plastid Gene Rbcl. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 80(3):528-580

Articles published in proceedings

Scientific reports, manuals and others

Theses, dissertations and essays

Supervised theses, dissertations and essays

  1. Behdad, B. (2007) Evolutionary-based Classification of Fungal Lipases as a Framework for Structure and Function Prediction of Putative Lipases. Master's thesis, Concordia University
  2. Chiovitti, S. (2006) Evolutionary Genetic Studies of Forest Trees: Genetic Structure of the Boreal Forest Tree Pinus Bandsiana, and the Molecular Phylogeny of the Tropical Tree Family Dipterocarpaceae. Master's thesis, Concordia University
  3. Boys, J.A. (2004) Population Genetic Structure of Red Pine (Pinus Resinosa) Based on Nuclear Microsatellite Markers. Master's thesis, Concordia University
  4. Gunasekara, N. (2004) Phylogenetic and Molecular Dating Analyses of the Tropical Tree Family Dipterocarpacer Bored on Chloroplast MatK Nucleatide Sequence Data. Master's thesis, Concordia University
  5. Hamzeh, M. (2003) Molecular Phylogeny of the Tree Geus Populus (Salicaceae) based on Chloroplast and Nuclear DNA Sequence Data. Master's thesis, Concordia University

Non peer-reviewed articles

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