My research experience in ecological and evolutionary science is relatively diverse. I completed a PhD in 2008 on the conservation and population genetics of a critically endangered tortoise species from southern Madagascar. Following this project, I earned a postdoctoral fellowship to work on the population genomics of marine fishes in New Zealand. More recently, I completed a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship, modelling data from a long term monitoring project of tree swallow breeding success in southeastern Quebec.
I have extensive experience in field work, lab work (DNA sequencing and genotyping, marker development, etc), and data analysis, including a broad suite of genetic data analysis software and the R language. I have worked on a wide range of taxa, and I still enjoy discovering new systems and investigating new questions. I particularly enjoy working with students, solving problems related to lab work and data analysis, and building collaborative projects. I have participated in the cosupervision and mentorship of several graduate students, and have contributed to additional projects through advice and internal peer review. I enjoy reviewing papers and can provide comments or even translation assistance for manuscripts.
I am currently the only research professional based mostly outside of Montreal (Université de Sherbrooke) but I come to Montreal on a weekly basis and I can accomodate almost any schedule. Please do not hesitate to contact me (email@example.com) for any assistance I may provide with (among others):
- lab work (PCR optimization, DNA sequencing, genotyping, microsatellite and SNP development, next-gen sequencing, etc)
- genetic data analysis (population genetics, phylogenetics, molecular ecology, etc)
- ecological modelling (GLMMs, model averaging, etc)
- custom R scripts
- manuscript revision, translation
When I am not contributing to research projects of members of the centre, I am helping with tasks aimed at maintaining its cohesion and enhancing opportunities for collaborative work, especially for members based in Sherbrooke.
- Magnuson-Ford, K., Mooers, A., Rioux Paquette, S., and Steel, M. 2010. Comparing strategies to preserve evolutionary diversity. Journal of Theoretical Biology 266: 107-116.
- Rioux Paquette, S., Louis Jr. E.E., and Lapointe, F.-J. 2010. Microsatellite analyses provide evidence of male-biased dispersal in radiated tortoises Astrochelys radiata (Chelonia: Testudinidae). Journal of Heredity 101: 403-412.
- Ruarus S., Rioux Paquette, S., Hale, K., and Ritchie P.A. 2011. Genetic diversity and population viability in translocated North Island saddleback (Philesturnus rufusater) populations at Zealandia and Kapiti Island. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 35: 220-228.
- Heeg, E.R., Rioux Paquette, S., Dedual, M., Abadia-Cardoso, A., M., Garza, J.C., and Ritchie, P.A. 2012 (in rev.) Tracing aquatic introductions and assessing the genetic changes from the source: a case study investigating the origins of New Zealand rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
- Rioux Paquette, S., Engberg, S.E., Huebinger, R.M., and Louis Jr, E.E. 2012. Characterization of 13 novel microsatellite markers in the Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra). Conservation Genetics Resources.
- Rioux Paquette, S., Garant, D., Pelletier, F., and Bélisle, M. 2012 (in rev.) Seasonal patterns in tree swallow prey (Diptera) abundance are affected by agricultural intensification. Ecological Applications.