QCBS researchers



Ehab Abouheif
Department of Biology
McGill University
Interaction and relationships between the genotype, phenotype, and environment, mainly in arthropods.
Bernard Angers
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Effects of evolutionary processes on populations.
Rowan Barrett
Redpath Museum
McGill University
Theoretical and empirical approaches in evolutionary ecology, population genetics and molecular biology to ask questions about the reciprocal interactions between ecological and evolutionary processes.
Beatrix Beisner
Département de sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
Exotic Species Introduction; Community Function: Biodiversity, Metacommunities and Alternative Stable States; Spatial and Temporal Organization of Communities
Graham Bell
Department of Biology
McGill University
Adaptation, extinction and global change
Elena Bennett
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
McGill University
Understanding and managing ecosystem services
Patrick Bergeron
Department of Biology
Bishop’s University
Life-history trade-offs in the wild and epidemiology on big human datasets.
Dominique Berteaux
Campus de Rimouski
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Mammal ecology and operation of northern ecosystems
Joël Bêty
Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Arctic, behavioral ecology, population and community ecology, ecophysicology, trophic interactions, migration, birds, reproduction strategy, biodemographic traits
Pierre Blier
Département de Biologie
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Physiological and metabolic constraints of fish performances, properties of mitochondria
Monique Boily
Département des Sciences Biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
HPLC biochemistry, biomarkers, cell, agricultural contaminant, wildlife, metabolism, pesticides, retinoids, toxicology
Olivier Boiral
Département de management
Université Laval
environmental management; sustainable development; international management standards; ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certifications; sustainability reports; corporate social responsability; neo-institutional theory; responsible procurement; intercultural management.
Sophie Breton
Department of Biology
Université de Montréal
My research in biology and evolutionary physiology aims for the better understanding of the ecological and evolutionary processes that manage and maintain biological diversity (how species form and how they adapt to the environmental changes)
Jacques Brisson
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Plant dynamics, intra- and inter-specific competition for space.
Jacques Brodeur
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Plant-insect interactions and biological control, host-parasitoid interactions
Luc Brouillet
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Molecular system and evolution of Asteraceae, phylogeny of North-American asters, biogeography and floristic
Grant E. Brown
Department of Biology
Concordia University
Behavioural Ecology of Predator-Prey Interactions, Chemical alarm cue, Public information
Anne Bruneau
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Molecular systematics of legumes and the Rosa genus, evolution of reproductive systems, pollination, polyploidy and hybridization in flowering plants.
Christopher Buddle
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
McGill University
Mechanisms explaining species diversity of terrestrial arthropods
Sophie Calmé
Département de Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
Ecology of the conservation of tropical areas, influence of human activity on wildlife's ecological responses
Piero Calosi
Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Physiological Diversity, Macroecology-Macrophysiology, Evolutionary Global Change Biology
Christopher Cameron
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Eco-evo-devo: The origin and evolution of animal body plan diversity. How does fluid mechanics (eco) interact with animal body plans to drive phenotypic change (evo-devo). Development, phylogenetics, transcriptomics, fluid mechanics, palaeontology, species discovery.
Jeffrey Cardille
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
McGill University
Treatment methods of spatial results, modeling the dynamic of environmental changes
Colin Chapman
McGill School of Environment (MSE)
McGill University
How the environment influences primate abundance and social organization and how primates affect their environment
Lauren Chapman
Department of Biology
McGill University
Evolutionary and ecological consequences of respiratory strategies in fishes
Richard Cloutier
Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
Université du Québec à Rimouski
taphonomy, developmental patterns, multivariate analysis, evo-devo, vertebrate paleontology, paleoenvironment, ichthyology, paleoecology, phylogenetics, comparative anatomy
Alan Cohen
Département de médecine de famille
Université de Sherbrooke
My research focuses on aging in humans and other species in order to understand the changes in the physiological mechanisms through time, and how these changes affect measures of health in populations.
Melania Cristescu
Department of Biology
McGill University
Genetics of aquatic invasions, nature and scale of recombination and mutation rate variation across genome, speciation in ancient lakes.
Alain Cuerrier
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Ethnobiology, medicinal plants of Canada's First Nations
Mathieu Cusson
Département des sciences fondamentales
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
My research program attempts to determine the importance of ecological processes that dictate the role of biodiversity in the functioning of ecosystems.
Danielle Dagenais
Faculté de l’aménagement
Université de Montréal
Implantation, the appreciation and social acceptability of phytotechnology, urban biodiversity
Yolande Dalpé
Centre de recherches de l'Est sur les céréales et les oléagineux
Agriculture et agroalimentaire Canada
Taxonomy of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), morphology, ultra-structure, biochemistry and molecular biology of AMF
Marcel Darveau
Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt
Université Laval
Wildlife management, mammals, integrated management, conservation biology, birds, ecology
Jonathan Davies
Department of Biology
McGill University
Phylogenetics & Biodiversity. Development and application of phylogenetic methods in ecology and conservation biology
Selvadurai Dayanandan
Department of Biology
Concordia University
Ecology, evolution and genomics of forest trees
Tonia de Bellis
Department of Biology
Dawson College
Examining the mycorrhizal fungi in the roots of Norway and Sugar maple.
Sylvie de Blois
Plant Science
McGill University
Landscape ecology and plant biology for biodiversity conservation
Alison Derry
Département de sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
Aquatic community ecology, biodiversity, freshwater, contemporary evolution, ecosystem function, eco-evolutionary interactions, zooplankton
Emma Despland
Department of Biology
Concordia University
Insect behaviour, plant-insect interactions, feeding behaviour, behavi oural analysis, self-organisation, outbreaking pests, density-dependent polyphenisms, locust phase change, gregarious caterpillars, insect nutrition
France Dufresne
Département de Biologie
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Ecological genomics, Population genetics, evolution, genome sizes, limnology, crustaceans
Jérôme Dupras
Département de sciences naturelles
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Ecological economics and land use planning
Angélique Dupuch
Département de sciences naturelles
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Animal ecology, behavioral ecology, spatial ecology
Kyle Elliott
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
McGill University
I am interested in the evolution of senescence in wild animals. Senescence patterns evolve in nature, where extrinsic (non-aging) mortality is high, yet most of what we know about the proximate mechanisms underlying senescence is from animals that have been domesticated for many generations.
Jaye Ellis
Faculty of Law
McGill University
Environmental protection and resource management in the global commons
Colin Favret
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Insect systematics, aphids, alpha taxonomy, phylogenetics, and nomenclature
Marco Festa Bianchet
Département de Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
individual reproductive success, reproductive strategy, population dynamics and conservation of mammals
Valérie Fournier
Département de Phytologie
Université Laval
Contrôle des insectes en agriculture, Insectes ravageurs dans les cultures de petits fruits, Pollinisation des cultures
Dylan Fraser
Department of Biology
Concordia University
Conservation, Wildlife, Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity
Gregor Fussmann
Department of Biology
McGill University
Ecology and evolution of populations and communities in aquatic model organisms
Dany Garant
Département de Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
Quantitative genetics, determination of evolutionary processes in their ecological contexts.
Luc-Alain Giraldeau
Département de sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
Scrounging and kleptoparasitism; interference, aggression, and resource defence; Animal cognition, information use and living in groups; Factors affecting the size of animals in groups
Jean-François Giroux
Département de sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
Adaptive management, population management, territory management, herbivory, bird migration, wildfowl, habitat selections, telemetry
Andrew Gonzalez
Department of Biology
McGill University
Causes and consequences of biodiversity loss. Fragmented landscapes and corridor.
James Grant
Department of Biology
Concordia University
Behavioural ecology
Dominique Gravel
Département de Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
Ecology of communities and ecosystems, silvics, modelization and theoretical ecology.
David Green
Redpath Museum
McGill University
Evolutionary genetics and conservation biology of amphibians
Irene Gregory-Eaves
Department of Biology
McGill University
Patterns of natural variability in aquatic communities and ecosystems.
Louis Guay
Département de sociologie
Université Laval
Global environmental problems : science and politics
Frederic Guichard
Department of Biology
McGill University
Problems of scales and local interactions in marine systems
Ira Tanya Handa
Département des Sciences Biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
Diversity and decomposition in forest ecosystems, Trees in an urban and peri-urban environment, Effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 and warming in the treeline ecotone
Christian Hébert
Centre de foresterie des Laurentides
Service canadien des forêts
Impact of natural and human disruptions in the biodiversity of insects in the boreal forest
Andrew Hendry
Redpath Museum
McGill University
Eco-evolutionary dynamics:how ecological changes influence evolutionary dynamics (eco-to-evo) and reciprocal arrow of causality: how evolutionary changes influence ecological dynamics (evo-to-eco)
Thora Martina Herrmann
Département de géographie
Université de Montréal
Local and aboriginal knowledge, cultural and spiritual biodiversity values, species conservation, community management of natural resources, ethnoecology
Gordon Hickey
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
McGill University
I apply multiple research methods to explore the institutional processes affecting environmental policy-making and implementation, with a particular focus on integrating scientific knowledge for sustainable natural resource management.
Mohamed Hijri
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Molecular genetics, genomics and evolution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). Environmental genomics and biodiversity of soil microbes.
Murray Humphries
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
McGill University
Mammal ecology and energetics across Canada’s North
Jochen Jaeger
Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
Concordia University
Landscape ecology, road ecology, the quantification and assessment of landscape structure and landscape change, land consumption through urban sprawl, ecological modelling, environmental indicators, impact assessment, and novel concepts of problem-oriented transdisciplinary research
Patrick M.A. James
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
ecology, spatial analysis, modelling, landscape ecology, landscape genetics, forestry, natural disturbance, conservation, entomology, biodiversity
Simon Joly
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Phylogeny, population genetics, evolutionary genomics
Robert Kasisi
Faculté de l’aménagement
Université de Montréal
Development of protected areas, Spatial planning, Participatory approach, Sustainable environment and development, Project development assessment, Natural environments
Clint Kelly
Département de sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
sex selection, sperm competition, alternative strategies of reproduction, ecological immunology, the evolution of the mating system
Steven Kembel
Department of Biology
Université du Québec à Montréal
His research focuses on understanding the ecological and evolutionary processes responsible for patterns of plant and microbial biodiversity and function, and plant-microbe interactions.
Etienne Laliberté
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
plant ecology, functional ecology, soil-plant interactions
François-Joseph Lapointe
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Phylogenetics, phylogenomics, population genetics
Hans Larsson
Redpath Museum
McGill University
Mesozoic terrestrial palaeoecology
Sophie Lavallée
Faculté de droit
Université Laval
National and International Environmental Law, Planning and urban planning Law, Law of civil evidence
Claude Lavoie
École supérieure d'aménagement du territoire et du développement regional
Université Laval
Biological invasions
Nathalie Le François
Département de Biologie
Université du Québec à Rimouski
aquaculture/conservation, conservation, growth, nutrition, osmoregulation, ecophysiology
Martin Lechowicz
Department of Biology
McGill University
Functional basis for variation in plant performance across a range of environments
Nicolas Lecomte
Campus de Rimouski
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Antarctic, Arctic, biodiversity, climate change, ecosystem, food-webs, Northern communities, stable isotope ecology, wetlands, wildlife tracking
Pierre Legendre
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Numerical ecology, statistics, quantitative methods in phylogenetics
Jean-Philippe Lessard
Department of Biology
Concordia University
Community ecology, biogeography; phylogenetic ecology, entomology.
Brian Leung
Department of Biology
McGill University
Biological invasions, ecology of diseases and ecosystem management.
Thomas Meredith
Department of Geography
McGill University
Environmental impact assessment and community response to environmental change
Greg Mikkelson
Department of Philosophy
McGill University
Philosophy of biology and environmental ethics, ecological communities
Virginie Millien
Redpath Museum
McGill University
Evolution of body size and morphological diversity in relation to environmental change
Monica Mulrennan
Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
Concordia University
Local ecological knowledge, community-based management, protected area development, human adaptations to environmental change, and small boat fisheries development
Alison Munson
Sciences du bois et de la forêt
Université Laval
Biogeochemistry, Soil carbon, Nitrogen cycling, Soil spatial variability, Tree nutrition, Conifer ecophysiology, Silvicultural treatment
Katja Neves
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Concordia University
My work explores the ways in which markets, states and diverse aspects of civil society combine to shape and govern relations between people and nature.
Christian Nozais
Département de Biologie
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Biodiversity, Nutriment cycles, food network, isotope tracing, aquatic ecology, community ecology, invertebrate ecology, ecosystem ecology, microbe ecology, stoichiometric ecology
Geneviève Parent
Faculté de droit
Université Laval
National and international agribusiness rights, food safety, public international rights
Stéphanie Pellerin
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
humid area ecology, ecosystem dynamics
Fanie Pelletier
Département de Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
Influence of evolutionary and ecological processes on the dynamic of the natural population of mammals
Pedro Peres-Neto
Department of Biology
Concordia University
quantitative ecology, spatial ecology, aquatic biodiversity, metacommunities, phenotypic variability
Liliana Perez
Département de géographie
Université de Montréal
I have started the Laboratory of Environmental Geosimulation (LEDGE) motivated by the interest in learning more about spatial and temporal interactions as well as the relationships driving changes in ecological systems.
Bernadette Pinel-Alloul
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Limnology and aquatic ecotoxicology
Timothée Poisot
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Cause and consequences of the variations in structure of interactions between species.
Monique Poulin
Département de Phytologie
Université Laval
Wetland management, restoration and conservation. Impact of anthropogenic activities on biodiversity. Ecology and restoration of riparian habitats. Restoration of abandoned borrow pits. Natural succession and functional traits.
Simon Reader
Department of Biology
McGill University
My research is focussed on assessing phenotypic diversity and the factors that support it, with a focus on the drivers of change in behavioural repertoires within and across species.
Denis Réale
Département de sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
Contemporary evolution, behavioural ecology, quantitative genetics, natural selection, genetic variability, behaviour, personality, life history traits.
Jean-Pierre Revéret
École des sciences de la gestion
Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Environmental management
  • Renewable natural resource management
  • Sustainable development
  • Solid household waste and urban waste management
  • bio-socio-economical factors
  • Economy & environment
  • Environmental impact studies
  • Tony Ricciardi
    Redpath Museum
    McGill University
    Develop a predictive understanding of aquatic invasions
    Jade Savage
    Department of Biology
    Bishop’s University
    Systematics and biodiversity of muscoid Diptera
    Daniel Schoen
    Department of Biology
    McGill University
    Evolutionary and population genetics, mainly plants
    Colin H. Scott
    Anthropology
    McGill University
    Indigenous ecological knowledge, land and sea tenure systems, resource management, political discourse, aboriginal rights; Algonkian Subarctic, Torres Strait Islanders
    Raja Sengupta
    Department of Geography
    McGill University
    Theory and practice of Geographic Information Science (spatial decision support systems and agent-based modelling). Applications of GIS to water resources management, conservation payments and payment for environmental services (PES), and spatial epidemiology.
    John William Shipley
    Département de Biologie
    Université de Sherbrooke
    Modelling and empirical studying on functional traits of plants effecting their selective value
    Anouk Simard
    Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt
    Université Laval
    Biodiversity, Population dynamics, Invasive species, Wildlife management, Trophic interation,Mammalogy, Animal reproduction, Body condition, Animal ecology, Silvics
    Marc St-Arnaud
    Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
    Université de Montréal
    Biology of fungi-plant symbiotic intercations
    Peter Stoett
    Department of Political Science
    Concordia University
    International relations; environmental governance and human rights concerns; natural resource management; Canadian-American relations and biosecurity issues; global and local governance efforts to control invasive species;climate change adaptation policies and biosecurity
    Yann Surget-Groba
    Département de Biologie
    Université du Québec en Outaouais
    The impact of adaptation and hybridization on the origin of new species (speciation), the development of bio-informatic tools for the study of non model organisms.
    Julie Talbot
    Département de géographie
    Université de Montréal
    My studies concern the description, mechanistic comprehension and the prediction of the way humans change their natural or semi-natural ecosystems in a direct way (land-use change) or indirect way (climate change)
    Jérôme Théau
    Département de géomatique appliquée
    Université de Sherbrooke
    Studying wildlife habitats and fragmented landscapes from a conservation perspective; developing methods to evaluate characteristics and obtaining environmental indicators which allow us to verify the impacts of management practices, infrastructures and human activities on the state of ecosystems.
    Paul Thomassin
    Agricultural Economics
    McGill University
    Economic-ecological macroeconomic modeling
    Junior A. Tremblay
    Direction générale des sciences et de la technologie
    Environnement et Changement climatique Canada
    Ecology, zoology, forestry
    Ismael Vaccaro
    Anthropology
    McGill University
    Environmental anthropology,Political ecology, Property theory, Landscape analysis, Political anthropology/development, Conservation policies
    Mark Vellend
    Département de Biologie
    Université de Sherbrooke
    Historical influence of landscapes on plant communities and genetic diversity influence on the populations of plant communities.
    François Vézina
    Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
    Université du Québec à Rimouski
    Cold acclimatization, energy budgets, physiological compromise, energy constraints, endocrinology, phenotype flexibility, blood markers, bird metabolism, reproduction, respirometry.
    Marcia Waterway
    Plant Science
    McGill University
    Patterns of species diversity, genetic diversity and clonal diversity in plants in relation to their environments
    Robert Weladji
    Department of Biology
    Concordia University
    Behavioural ecology of large herbivores, wildlife conservation and management
    Terry Wheeler
    Department of Natural Resource Sciences
    McGill University
    Systematics of the fly family Chloropidae
    Gesche Winkler
    Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
    Université du Québec à Rimouski
    Estuarine transition zone, community structure, cyptic species, copepod and mysids, genetic heterogeneity, DNA extraction, PCR, trophic interactions, estuarine zooplankton , food-web dynamics, feeding/growth/experiment
    Etienne Yergeau
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    INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier
    I am a microbial ecologist interested in plant-microbe interactions. I use genomic tools to understand these complex systems and to find way to optimize them.