Valérie Fournier

Assistant Professor,
Université Laval

Département de Phytologie
Centre de recherche en horticulture, Pavillon de l'Envirotron, 2480 Boul. Hochelaga, Québec, QC, CANADA G1V 0A6
Tel: (418) 656-2131 poste 4629
E-mail: valerie.fournier@fsaa.ulaval.ca
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Research
Research projects linked with the issues of declining pollinators and their conservation in agricultural environments. In field crops: the impacts of neonicotinoid insecticide treated seeds on wild and domestic bee populations and the impacts of the diversification of riparian strips on pollinators.
  • Business administration, public service
  • Agronomy
  • Molecular biology
  • Botany
  • Ecology
  • Environment
  • Floriculture and tree nurseries
  • Genetics
  • Agriculture management
  • Horticulture
  • Zootechnics
  • Ecology of pollinator insects and biological control agents


  • QCBS students
    Amélie Gervais, Ph.D.
    (Start: 2015, End: 2018)

    Other (co-)supervisor: Marc Bélisle, Université de Sherbrooke
    Thesis title: Biodiversity of pollinators in cranberry crop: the effect of management practices and soil types
    Marianne Lamontagne-Drolet, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2016, End: 2018)
    Other (co-)supervisor: Pierre Giovenazzo
    Thesis title: Des suppléments alimentaires pour maximiser le développement des colonies d'abeilles domestiques (Apis mellifera L.)
    Frédéric McCune, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2016)
    Other (co-)supervisor: Marc J. Mazerolle, Université Laval
    Thesis title: Impact de l'apiculture urbaine sur les pollinisateurs sauvages
    Mélanie Normandeau Bonneau, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2016, End: 2017)
    Other (co-)supervisor: Gérald Chouinard, IRDA
    Stéphanie Patenaude, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2016)
    Other (co-)supervisor: Stéphanie Tellier, MAPAQ
    Thesis title: Biological control of the cyclamen mite (Acari: tarsonemidae) with predatory mites
    Sabrina Rondeau, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2016, End: 2018)

    Other (co-)supervisor: Pierre Giovenazzo, Université Laval
    Thesis title: Lutte biologique contre Varroa destructor, un parasite de l'abeille domestique (Apis mellifera L.) à l'aide de l'acarien prédateur Stratiolaelaps scimitus
    Previous students (since 2009)
    Sandra Flores-Mejia, Ph.D.
    (Start: 2009, End: 2016)

    Other (co-)supervisor: Conrad Cloutier, Université Laval
    Thesis title: Impact of climate change on a tri-trophic food-web
    Johannie Belzile, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2010, End: 2012)
    Thesis title: Lutte biologique au kalmia dans les bleuetières
    Martine Bernier, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2010, End: 2013)
    Other (co-)supervisor: Pierre Giovenazzo, Université Laval
    Thesis title: Survie et phénologie du petit coléoptère de la ruche aux conditions du Québec
    Phanie Bonneau, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2014, End: 2016)
    Other (co-)supervisor: Stéphanie Tellier, MAPAQ
    Thesis title: Dépistage des insectes vecteurs de virus dans les fraisières
    Isabelle Drolet, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2012, End: 2016)
    Thesis title: Perfectionnement de la lutte intégrée par l’étude taxonomique des ennemis naturels et des caractères influents à leur établissement en production de canneberge au Québec
    Melissa Girard, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2008, End: 2010)
    Thesis title: Examen de l'influence de la diversite florale dans la mosaique du paysage agricole sur la performance des colonies de Apis mellifera
    Émilie Lemaire, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2008, End: 2012)
    Thesis title: Contrôle biologique des acarien ravageurs en serres-tunnels
    Marine Marel, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2008, End: 2010)
    Thesis title: Lutte biologique contre les tétranyques en pépinière hornementale
    Joseph Moisan de Serres, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2010, End: 2012)
    Thesis title: Impacts des brise-vents sur la biodiversité des pollinisateurs dans la culture du bleuet nain
    Étienne Normandin, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2012, End: 2014)
    Other (co-)supervisor: Christopher Buddle, McGill university
    Thesis title: Diversité des pollinisateurs selon un gradient d'urbanisation
    Andrée Rousseau, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2011, End: 2013)
    Other (co-)supervisor: Pierre Giovenazzo, Université Laval
    Thesis title: Production et qualité du sperme des faux-bourdons (Apis mellifera L.) durant la saison apicole estivale au Québec
    Olivier Samson-Robert, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2013, End: 2014)

    Other (co-)supervisor: Geneviève Labrie, CÉROM
    Thesis title: Neonicotinoid-coated seeds: impacts on honey bees, bumble bees and water contamination.
    Ève Therriault, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2012, End: 2014)
    Thesis title: Lutte biologique aux tétranyques à l'aide de plantes réservoirs
    Courses
    PLG 1102 - Entomologie agricole (Winter / Hiver)
    BIO 3900 - Principes de lutte intégrée (Winter / Hiver)
    PLG 1102 - Entomologie agricole (Fall / Automne)

    Publications
    22- Taxonomic and functional trait diversity of wild bees in different urban settings
    Normandin E., Vereecken N.J., Buddle C.M., Fournier V.
    2017 PeerJ (Date Added: 2017-03-22)

    21- The influence of a parasitoid's response to temperature on the performance of a tri-trophic food web: Parasitoid's influence on food web performance
    Flores-Mejia, S., Guay, J.-F.É.D.É.R., Fournier, V.É.R., Cloutier, C.
    2016 Ecological Entomology (Date Added: 2016-05-16)

    20-Une méta-analyse pour le transfert d’avantages économiques des biens et services écosystémiques fournis par les milieux humides au Québec
    He, J., Moffette, F., Fournier, R., Revéret, J.P., Dupras, J., Théau, J., Boyer, J.P.
    2015 Nature et économie : un regard sur les écosystèmes du Québec ( Date Added: 2016-06-28)

    19- Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) drone sperm quality in relation to age, genetic line, and time of breeding
    Rousseau, A., Fournier, V., Giovenazzo, P.
    2015 The Canadian Entomologist (Date Added: 2015-11-09)

    18- Increased Acetylcholinesterase Expression in Bumble Bees During Neonicotinoid-Coated Corn Sowing
    Samson-Robert, O., Labrie, G., Mercier, P.-L., Chagnon, M., Derome, N., Fournier, V.
    2015 Scientific Reports (Date Added: 2015-08-17)

    17- Temperature responses of a plant-insect system using a food-web performance approach
    Flores-Mejia, Sandra, Fournier, Valérie, Cloutier, Conrad
    2014 Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (Date Added: 2014-12-16)

    16- Neonicotinoid-Contaminated Puddles of Water Represent a Risk of Intoxication for Honey Bees
    Samson-Robert, Olivier, Labrie, Geneviève, Chagnon, Madeleine, Fournier, Valérie
    2014 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2014-12-15)

    15- Influence of windbreaks and forest borders on abundance and species richness of native pollinators in lowbush blueberry fields in Québec, Canada
    Moisan-DeSerres, Joseph, Chagnon, Madeleine, Fournier, Valérie
    2014 The Canadian Entomologist (Date Added: 2014-12-04)

    14- Dynamics of a headwater system and peatland under current conditions and with climate change: DYNAMICS OF A HEADWATER SYSTEM AND PEATLAND
    Levison, J., Larocque, M., Fournier, V., Gagné, S., Pellerin, S., Ouellet, M.A.
    2014 Hydrological Processes (Date Added: 2014-08-21)

    13- Control of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) using in-hive traps
    Bernier, Martine, Fournier, Valérie, Eccles, Les, Giovenazzo, Pierre
    2014 The Canadian Entomologist (Date Added: 2014-07-08)

    12- Pupal Development of <I>Aethina tumida</I> (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in Thermo-Hygrometric Soil Conditions Encountered in Temperate Climates
    Bernier, M., Fournier, V., Giovenazzo, P.
    2014 Journal of Economic Entomology (Date Added: 2014-05-01)

    11- Pollen diversity collected by honey bees in the vicinity of Vaccinium spp. crops and its importance for colony development
    Girard, Mélissa, Chagnon, Madeleine, Fournier, Valérie
    2012 Botany (Date Added: 2012-08-21)

    9- Development of molecular diagnostic markers for sharpshooters Homalodisca coagulata and Homalodisca liturata for use in predator gut content examinations
    De León, J.H., Fournier, V., Hagler, J.R., Daane, K.M.
    2006 Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (Date Added: 2011-07-21)

    8- Development and application of a glassy-winged and smoke-tree sharpshooter egg-specific predator gut content ELISA
    Fournier, V., Hagler, J.R., Daane, K.M., De León, J.H., Groves, R.L., Costa, H.S., Henneberry, T.J.
    2006 Biological Control (Date Added: 2011-07-21)

    7- Multiple plant exploiters on a shared host: Testing for nonadditive effects on plant performance
    Fournier, V., Rosenheim, J.A., Brodeur, J., Diez, J.M., Johnson, M.W.
    2006 Ecological Applications (Date Added: 2011-07-21)

    6- Herbivore population suppression by an intermediate predator, Phytoseiulus macropilis, is insensitive to the presence of an intraguild predator: An advantage of small body size?
    Rosenheim, J.A., Limburg, D.D., Colfer, R.G., Fournier, V., Hsu, C.L., Leonardo, T.E., Nelson, E.H.
    2004 Oecologia (Date Added: 2011-07-21)

    5- Population dynamics and within-plant distribution of the mite Calacarus flagelliseta (Acari: Eriophyidae) on papaya in Hawaii
    Fournier, V., Rosenheim, J.A., Brodeur, J., Johnson, M.W.
    2004 Journal of Economic Entomology (Date Added: 2011-07-21)

    4- Inducible responses in papaya: Impact on population growth rates of herbivorous mites and powdery mildew under field conditions
    Fournier, V., Rosenheim, J.A., Brodeur, J., Johnson, M.W.
    2004 Environmental Entomology (Date Added: 2011-07-21)

    3- Herbivorous mites as ecological engineers: Indirect effects on zarthropods inhabiting papaya foliage
    Fournier, V., Rosenheim, J.A., Brodeur, J., Laney, L.O., Johnson, M.W.
    2003 Oecologia (Date Added: 2011-07-21)

    2- The effect of heparin on motility parameters and protein phosphorylation during bovine sperm capacitation
    Chamberland, A., Fournier, V., Tardif, S., Sirard, M.A., Sullivan, R., Bailey, J.L.
    2001 Theriogenology (Date Added: 2011-07-21)