Jean-François Giroux

Professor,
Université du Québec à Montréal

Département de sciences biologiques
141, avenue du président-Kennedy, Pavillon des Sciences biologiques, SB-2630, Montéal, Québec (H2X 3Y5)
Tel: 514- 987-3000 ext.3353
Fax: 514-987-4648
E-mail: giroux.jean-francois@uqam.ca
Institution page



Research
Dr. Giroux and his team are primarily interested in the selection of wildlife habitats during the nesting and migration periods and population dynamics. His main focus is on populations that are considered overabundant that demand different conservation actions than those prescribed as endangered species. Wildlife species especially attract his attention but he also oversees projects on other species such as seagulls and forest birds.

QCBS students
Cécile Girault, Ph.D.
(Start: 2009)
Thesis title: Mouvements de sgoélands à bec cerclé
Jeanne Clermont, M.Sc.
(Start: 2016, End: 2018)

Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Denis Réale
Thesis title: Liens entre la personnalité et le succès reproducteur chez la bernache du Canada
Previous students (since 2009)
Marie-Line Gentes, Ph.D.
(Start: 2010, End: 2016)
Thesis title: Effets toxicologiques des composants retardeurs de flame sur les goélands à bec cerclé
Veronica Aponte, M.Sc.
(Start: 2011, End: 2013)
Thesis title: Communauté de parasites chez le goéland à bec cerclé
Amélie Fontaine, M.Sc.
(Start: 2013, End: 2016)

Other (co-)supervisor: Eric Reed, Environment Canada
Thesis title: Pre-fledging survival of temperate-nesting Canada geese: the relative importance of density-dependent effects and individual covariates
Mariane Girard, M.Sc.
(Start: 2006, End: 2009)
Thesis title: Impact des oies sur marais à scirpe
Florent Lagarde, M.Sc.
(Start: 2010, End: 2013)
Thesis title: Succès reproduction du goéland à bec cerclé
Marie-Claude Murray, M.Sc.
(Start: 2014, End: 2016)
Other (co-)supervisor: Gilles Gauthier, Univ. Laval
Thesis title: Survival of Ring-billed Gulls in southern Quebec
Anik Pannetier-Lebeuf, M.Sc.
(Start: 2011, End: 2013)
Thesis title: Philopatrie chez la bernache du Canada
Martin Patenaude-Monette, M.Sc.
(Start: 2009, End: 2011)
Thesis title: Caractérisation des habitats d'alimentation des goélands à bec cerclé
Catherine Pilote, M.Sc.
(Start: 2009, End: 2011)
Thesis title: Survie des brnaches du Canada établies dans le sud du Québec
Ericka Thiériot, M.Sc.
(Start: 2009, End: 2011)
Thesis title: Évaluation des méthodes d'effarouchement de goélands dans les LET
Courses
BIA3010 - Méthodologie en écologie (Winter / Hiver)
BIA3510 - Spécialisation I en écologie (Fall / Automne)
BIO6821 - Aménagement de la faune (NA)
BIA1800 - Intégration et évaluation II (NA)
BIO8360 - Lutte biologique (NA)

Publications
83- Food Habits of Flightless American Eiders (Somateria mollissima dresseri) in Québec, Canada
Houle K., English M.D., Savard J.L., Mallory M.L., Giroux J., Craik S.R.
2017 Northeastern Naturalist (Date Added: 2017-06-29)

82- A miniature bird-borne passive air sampler for monitoring halogenated flame retardants
Sorais M., Rezaei A., Okeme J.O., Diamond M.L., Izquierdo R., Giroux J., Verreault J.
2017 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2017-06-24)

81- The greater snow goose Anser caerulescens atlanticus: Managing an overabundant population
Lefebvre J., Gauthier G., Giroux J., Reed A., Reed E.T., Bélanger L.
2017 Ambio (Date Added: 2017-03-08)

80- Prevalence And Distribution Of Wellfleet Bay Virus Exposure In The Common Eider (Somateria Mollissima)
Ballard, J.R., Mickley, R., Gibbs, S.E.J., Dwyer, C., Soos, C., Harms, N.J., Gilchrist, H.G., Hall, J.S., Franson, J.C., Milton, G.R., Parsons, G., Allen, B., Giroux, J.-F., Lair, S., Mead, D.G., Fischer, J.R.
2017 Journal of Wildlife Diseases (Date Added: 2017-01-23)

79- Changes in spring arrival date and timing of breeding of Ring-billed Gulls in southern Québec over four decades
Giroux, J.-F., Patenaude-Monette, M., Lagarde, F., Mousseau, P., Racine, F.
2016 Avian Conservation and Ecology (Date Added: 2016-08-04)

78- The Rise and Fall of Ring-Billed Gulls (_Larus delawarensis_) in Eastern North America
Giroux, J.-F., Patenaude-Monette, M., Lagarde, F., Thiériot, E., Brousseau, P., Molina, P.
2016 Waterbirds (Date Added: 2016-08-04)

77- Field Metabolic Rate Is Dependent on Time-Activity Budget in Ring-Billed Gulls (Larus delawarensis) Breeding in an Anthropogenic Environment
Marteinson, S.C., Giroux, J.-F., Helie, J.-F., Gentes, M.-L., Verreault, J.
2015 PloS one (Date Added: 2015-07-20)

76- The Efficiency of an Integrated Program Using Falconry to Deter Gulls from Landfills
Thiériot, E., Patenaude-Monette, M., Molina, P., Giroux, J.-F.
2015 Animals (Date Added: 2015-07-20)

75- Tracking the sources of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in birds: Foraging in waste management facilities results in higher DecaBDE exposure in males
Gentes, Marie-Line, Mazerolle, Marc J., Giroux, Jean-François, Patenaude-Monette, Martin, Verreault, Jonathan
2015 Environmental Research (Date Added: 2015-04-07)

74- Balancing energy budget in a central-place forager: which habitat to select in a heterogeneous environment?
Patenaude-Monette, M., Belisle, M., Giroux, J.-F.
2014 PloS one (Date Added: 2016-06-29)

73- Effect of habitat use and diet on the gastrointestinal parasite community of an avian omnivore from an urbanized environment
Aponte, V., Locke, S.A., Gentes, M.-L., Giroux, J.-F., Marcogliese, D.J., McLaughlin, D., Verreault, J.
2014 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2014-07-17)

72- Density-dependent effects on nesting success of temperate-breeding Canada geese
Lebeuf, Anik Pannetier, Giroux, Jean-François
2014 Journal of Avian Biology (Date Added: 2014-07-17)

71- Factors influencing survival of Canada geese breeding in Southern Quebec: Survival of Canada Geese in Southern Quebec
Pilotte, Catherine, Reed, Eric T., Rodrigue, Jean, Giroux, Jean-François
2014 The Journal of Wildlife Management (Date Added: 2014-03-24)

70- Combined usage of stable isotopes and GPS-based telemetry to understand the feeding ecology of an omnivorous bird, the Ring-billed Gull ( Larus delawarensis )
Caron-Beaudoin, é., Gentes, M.-L., Patenaude-Monette, M., Hélie, J.-F., Giroux, J.-F., Verreault, J.
2013 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2013-10-16)

69- Movements and Habitat Use by Temperate-Nesting Canada Geese During the Postbreeding Period in Southern Québec
Beaumont, Matthieu, Rodrigue, Jean, Giroux, Jean-François
2013 Avian Conservation and Ecology (Date Added: 2013-07-15)

68- Sibling Pairing in Temperate-nesting Canada Geese
Lebeuf, Anik Pannetier, Giroux, Jean-François
2013 The Wilson Journal of Ornithology (Date Added: 2013-07-04)

67- Forty Years of Change in the Bulrush Marshes of the St. Lawrence Estuary and The Impact of the Greater Snow Goose
Allard, Matthieu, Fournier, Richard A., Grenier, Marcelle, Lefebvre, Josée, Giroux, Jean-François
2012 Wetlands (Date Added: 2013-01-03)

66- Rubber shots not as effective as selective culling in deterring gulls from landfill sites
Thiériot, Ericka, Molina, Pierre, Giroux, Jean-François
2012 Applied Animal Behaviour Science (Date Added: 2012-11-14)

65- Evidence of social information on food location in a ring-billed gull colony, but the birds do not use it
Racine, François, Giraldeau, Luc-Alain, Patenaude-Monette, Martin, Giroux, Jean-François
2012 Animal Behaviour (Date Added: 2012-05-30)

64- Distribution of common eiders Somateria mollissima during the brood-rearing and moulting periods in the St. Lawrence Estuary, Canada
Diéval, H., Giroux, J.-F., Savard, J.-P.L.
2011 Wildlife Biology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

63- Molting, staging, and wintering locations of common eiders breeding in the Gyrfalcon Archipelago, Ungava Bay
Savard, J.-P.L., Lesage, L., Gilliland, S.G., Gilchrist, H.G., Giroux, J.-F.
2011 Arctic (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

62- Why roost at the same place? Exploring short-term fidelity in staging Snow geese
Béchet, A., Giroux, J.-F., Gauthier, G., Bélisle, M.
2010 Condor (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

61- Correlation between Sequential Variables: A Reply to Schroeder et al
Bety, J., Gauthier, G., Descamps, S., Giroux, J.-F.
2010 American Naturalist (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

60- A link between water availability and nesting success mediated by predator^prey interactions in the Arctic
Lecomte, N., Gauthier, G., Giroux, J.-F.
2009 Ecology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

59- Tug of war between continental gene flow and rearing site philopatry in a migratory bird: The sex-biased dispersal paradigm reconsidered
Lecomte, N., Gauthier, G., Giroux, J.-F., Milot, E., Bernatchez, L.
2009 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

57- Predator behaviour and predation risk in the heterogeneous Arctic environment
Lecomte, N., Careau, V., Gauthier, G., Giroux, J.-F.
2008 Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

56- Non-destructive sampling of Schoenoplecitus maritimus in Southern France
Gouraud, C., Giroux, J.-F., Mesléard, F., Desnouhes, L.
2008 Wetlands (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

55- Breeding dispersal in a heterogeneous landscape: The influence of habitat and nesting success in greater snow geese
Lecomte, N., Gauthier, G., Giroux, J.-F.
2008 Oecologia (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

54- Surviving on cached foods - The energetics of egg-caching by arctic foxes
Careau, V., Giroux, J.-F., Gauthier, G., Berteaux, D.
2008 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

53- No mycorrhizae on Schoenoplectus maritimus in the Camargue
Gouraud, C., Giroux, J.-F., Mesle?ard, F., Gutjahr, S., Desnouhes, L.
2008 Revue d'Ecologie (La Terre et la Vie) (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

52- Hoarding of pulsed resources: Temporal variations in egg-caching by arctic fox
Careau, V., Lecomte, N., Bety, J., Giroux, J.-F., Gauthier, G., Berteaux, D.
2008 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

51-Present status of the population and evaluation of the effects of the special conservation measures
Calvert, AM, Gauthier, G., Reed, ET, Bélanger, L., Gobeil, JF, Huang, M., Lefébvre, J., Reed, A.
2007 Evaluation of the special conservation measures for Greater Snow Geese: Report of the Greater Snow Goose Working Group. Arctic Goose Joint Venture Special Publication. Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Sainte-Foy, Quebec ( Date Added: 2012-03-14)

50- Common ravens raid arctic fox food caches
Careau, V., Lecomte, N., Giroux, J.-F., Berteaux, D.
2007 Journal of Ethology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

49- Cache and carry: Hoarding behavior of arctic fox
Careau, V., Giroux, J.-F., Berteaux, D.
2007 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

48- Gosling growth and survival in relation to brood movements in Greater Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens atlantica)
Mainguy, J., Gauthier, G., Giroux, J.-F., Bety, J.
2006 Auk (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

47- Habitat use and behaviour of Greater Snow Geese during movements from nesting to brood-rearing areas
Mainguy, J., Gauthier, G., Giroux, J.-F., Duclos, I.
2006 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

46- A nondamaging blood sampling technique for waterfowl embryos
Lecomte, N., Gauthier, G., Bernatchez, L., Giroux, J.-F.
2006 Journal of Field Ornithology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

45- Effects of strip and single-tree selection cutting on birds and their habitat in a southwestern Quebec northern hardwood forest
Doyon, F., Gagnon, D., Giroux, J.-F.
2005 Forest Ecology and Management (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

44- Are abdominal profiles useful to assess body condition of spring staging Greater Snow Geese?
Feret, M., Bety, J., Gauthier, G., Giroux, J.F., Picard, G.
2005 Condor (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

43- Interactions between land use, habitat use, and population increase in greater snow geese: What are the consequences for natural wetlands?
Gauthier, G., Giroux, J.-F., Reed, A., Béchet, A., Bélanger, L.
2005 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

42- Estimating the size of the greater snow goose population
Be?chet, A., Reed, A., Plante, N., Giroux, J.-F., Gauthier, G.
2004 Journal of Wildlife Management (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

41- Effects of spring conditions on breeding propensity of Greater Snow Goose females
Reed, E.T., Gauthier, G., Giroux, J.-F.
2004 Animal Biodiversity and Conservation (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

40- The effects of disturbance on behaviour, habitat use and energy of spring staging snow geese
Be?chet, A., Giroux, J.-F., Gauthier, G.
2004 Journal of Applied Ecology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

39- Individual variation in timing of migration: causes and reproductive consequences in greater snow geese (Anser caerulescens atlanticus)
Bety, J., Giroux, J.F., Gauthier, G.
2004 Behavioral Ecology And Sociobiology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

38- Use of farmland riparian strips by declining and crop damaging birds
Deschênes, M., Bélanger, L., Giroux, J.-F.
2003 Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

37- Activity budget of an increasing wintering population of Greylag Geese Anser anser in southern France
Desnouhes, L., Pichaud, M., Le Clainche, N., Mesleard, F., Giroux, J.-F.
2003 Wildfowl (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

36- Spring hunting changes the regional movements of migrating greater snow geese
Béchet, A., Giroux, J.-F., Gauthier, G., Nichols, J.D., Hines, J.E.
2003 Journal of Applied Ecology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

35- Effect of a spring hunt on nutrient storage by greater snow geese in southern Quebec
Fe?ret, M., Gauthier, G., Be?chet, A., Giroux, J.-F., Hobson, K.A.
2003 Journal of Wildlife Management (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

34- Effects of plant cover improvements for nesting ducks on grassland songbirds
Lapointe, S., Bélanger, L., Giroux, J.-F., Filion, B.
2003 Canadian Field-Naturalist (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

33- Snag use by foraging Black-backed Woodpeckers (Picoides arcticus) in a recently burned eastern boreal forest
Nappi, A., Drapeau, P., Giroux, J.-F., Savard, J.-P.L.
2003 Auk (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

32- Body condition, migration, and timing of reproduction in snow geese: A test of the condition-dependent model of optimal clutch size
Bety, J., Gauthier, G., Giroux, J.F.
2003 American Naturalist (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

31- Molt migration in relation to breeding success in greater snow geese
Reed, E.T., Bety, J., Mainguy, J., Gauthier, G., Giroux, J.F.
2003 Arctic (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

30- Effects of collar-attached transmitters on behaviour, pair bond and breeding success of snow geese Anser caerulescens atlanticus
Demers, F., Giroux, J.F., Gauthier, G., Bety, J.
2003 Wildlife Biology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

29- Trophic interactions in a high Arctic snow goose colony
Gauthier, G., Giroux, J.F., Bety, J., Rochefort, L.
2002 Integrative And Comparative Biology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

28- Shared predators and indirect trophic interactions: lemming cycles and arctic-nesting geese
Bety, J., Gauthier, G., Korpimaki, E., Giroux, J.F.
2002 Journal Of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

27- Are body condition and reproductive effort of laying Greater Snow Geese affected by the spring hunt?
Mainguy, J., Bety, J., Gauthier, G., Giroux, J.F.
2002 Condor (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

26- Establishment of a breeding population of Canada Geese in southern Quebec
Giroux, J.-F., Lefebvre, J., Bélanger, L., Rodrigue, J., Lapointe, S.
2001 Canadian Field-Naturalist (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

25- Dynamics and morphology of giant circular patterns of low tree density in black spruce stands in northern Quebec
Giroux, J.-F., Bergeron, Y., Veillette, J.J.
2001 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

24- Are goose nesting success and lemming cycles linked? Interplay between nest density and predators
Bety, J., Gauthier, G., Giroux, J.F., Korpimaki, E.
2001 Oikos (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

23- Landscape-scale disturbances and changes in bird communities of boreal mixed-wood forests
Drapeau, P., Leduc, A., Giroux, J.-F., Savard, J.-P.L., Bergeron, Y., Vickery, W.L.
2000 Ecological Monographs (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

22- Survival of American black ducks radiomarked in Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Vermont
Longcore, J.R., McAuley, D.G., Clugston, D.A., Bunck, C.M., Giroux, J.-F., Ouellet, C., Parker, G.R., Dupuis, P., Stotts, D.B., Goldsberry, J.R.
2000 Journal of Wildlife Management (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

21- Benefits of rotational grazing and dense nesting cover for island-nesting waterfowl in southern Quebec
Lapointe, S., Giroux, J.-F., Bélanger, L., Filion, B.
2000 Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

20- Effects of different forest management strategies on the abundance of bird species in hardwoods forests
Doyon, F., Giroux, J.-F., Gagnon, D.
1999 NCASI Technical Bulletin (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

19- The use of satellite telemetry to track greater snow geese
Bloun, F., Giroux, J.-F., Ferron, J., Gauthier, G., Doucet, G.J.
1999 Journal of Field Ornithology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

18- Diet of Ring-billed Gull chicks in urban and non-urban colonies in Quebec
Brousseau, P., Lefebvre, J., Giroux, J.-F.
1996 Waterbirds (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

17- Spring diets of sympatric Greater Snow Geese and Canada Geese in southern Quebec
Giroux, J.-F., Bergeron, R.
1996 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

16- Predation and kleptoparasitism by migrating parasitic jaegers
Belisle, M., Giroux, J.F.
1995 Condor (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

13- Roost fidelity of pink-footed geese Anser brachyrhynchus in north- east Scotland
Giroux, J.-F.
1991 Bird Study (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

12- Effects of goose grazing on the quality of Scirpus americanus rhizomes
Belander, L., Giroux, J.-F., Bedard, J.
1990 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

11- Activity budgets of greater snow geese in fall
Giroux, J.-F., Bedard, J.
1990 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

9- Use of bulrush marshes by greater snow geese during staging
Giroux, J.-F., Bedard, J.
1988 Journal of Wildlife Management (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

8- Above- and below-ground macrophyte production in Scirpus tidal marshes of the St. Lawrence estuary, Quebec
Giroux, J., Bedard, J.
1988 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

7- Estimating above- and below-ground macrophyte production in Scirpus tidal marshes
Giroux, J.-F., Bedard, J.
1988 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

6- The effects of grazing by greater snow geese on the vegetation of tidal marshes in the St Lawrence estuary.
Giroux, J.-F., Bedard, J.
1987 Journal of Applied Ecology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

5- Effects of simulated feeding by snow geese on Scirpus americanus rhizomes
Giroux, J.-F., Bédard, J.
1987 Oecologia (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

4- Factors influencing aboveground production of Scirpus marshes in the St. Lawrence estuary, Québec, Canada
Giroux, J.-F., Bédard, J.
1987 Aquatic Botany (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

3- Sex-specific hunting mortality of greater snow geese along firing lines in Quebec.
Giroux, J.F., Bedard, J.
1986 Journal of Wildlife Management (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

2- Nest sites and superclutches of American avocets on artificial islands.
Giroux, J.F.
1985 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

1- Use of rock islands and round straw bales by nesting Canada geese ( Branta canadensis).
Giroux, J.-F., Jelinski, D.E., Boychuk, R.W.
1983 Wildlife Society Bulletin (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

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Sciences au coeur de la ville
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