Magella Guillemette

Professor,
Université du Québec à Rimouski

Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
E-mail: magella_guillemette@uqar.ca
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Education

- Université Laval, Québec Ph. D. in biology (1987-1991) - Simon Fraser University, Vancouver 1 year internship (1990) -Université du Québec à Rimouski B. Sc. in biology (1979-1983)


Research

The ecology, physiology and behavior of birds, in particular coastal birds. The effect of human disturbances on and the conservation of marine habitats, for both birds and mammals.

QCBS students

David Pelletier

Ph.D.
(Start: 2016, End: 2021)
Resilience and vulnerability of the Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus): characterization of the behavioral and physiological responses to the global changes based on the pluriannual reproductive success
Personal page

Examples of species studied

Somateria mollissima


Publications

49- Evidence of post-larval growth-selective mortality in Atlantic mackerel revealed by the collection of young-of-the-year juveniles ingested by the northern gannet
Journal Article
Khamassi S , Coussau L , Guillemette M , Robert D ,
2020 Marine Ecology Progress Series (Date Added: 2020-10-18)

48- So far, so good. . . Similar fitness consequences and overall energetic costs for short and long-distance migrants in a seabird
Journal Article
Pelletier D , Seyer Y , Garthe S , Bonnefoi S , Phillips R A , Guillemette M ,
2020 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2020-03-29)

47- An investigation of physiological effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on a long-distance migratory seabird, the northern gannet
Journal Article
Champoux L , Rail J , Houde M , Giraudo M , Lacaze ,
2020 Marine Pollution Bulletin (Date Added: 2020-02-24)

46- Breeding failure of seabirds in relation to fish depletion: Is there one universal threshold of food abundance?
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Grégoire, F, Bouillet, D, Rail, J-F, Bolduc, F, Caron, A, Pelletier, D
2018 Marine Ecology Progress Series (Date Added: 2019-10-18)

45- It takes time to be cool: On the relationship between hyperthermia and body cooling in a Migrating Seaduck
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Polymeropoulos, ET, Portugal, SJ, Pelletier, D
2017 Frontiers in Physiology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

44- Feather corticosterone during non-breeding correlates with multiple measures of physiology during subsequent breeding in a migratory seabird
Journal Article
Fairhurst, GD, Champoux, L, Hobson, KA, Rail, J-F, Verreault, J, Guillemette, M, Montevecchi, WA, Brousseau, P, Soos, C
2017 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -Part A : Molecular and Integrative Physiology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

43- Does hyperthermia constrain flight duration in a short-distance migrant?
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Woakes, AJ, Larochelle, J, Polymeropoulos, ET, Granbois, J-M, Butler, PJ, Pelletier, D, Frappell, PB, Portugal, SJ
2016 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

42- Does water temperature affect the timing and duration of remigial moult in sea ducks? An experimental approach
Journal Article
Viain, A, Guillemette, M
2016 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

41- Associations between resting, activity, and daily metabolic rate in free-living endotherms: No universal rule in birds and mammals
Journal Article
Portugal, SJ, Green, JA, Halsey, LG, Arnold, W, Careau, V, Dann, P, Frappell, PB, Grémillet, D, Handrich, Y, Martin, GR, Ruf, T, Guillemette, MM, Butler, PJ
2016 Physiological and Biochemical Zoology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

40- Body and organ mass dynamics during remigial moult in a wing–foot-propelled diving sea duck: The common eider (Atlantic) (Somateria mollissima dresseri)
Journal Article
Viain, A, Guillemette, M, Savard, J-PL
2015 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

39- Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) quality of preferred prey improves digestion in a molluscivore bird (common eider, Somateria mollissima)
Journal Article
Varennes, E, Hanssen, SA, Bonardelli, JC, Guillemette, M
2015 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

38- A large molluscivore bird (Common Eider, Somateria mollissima) is able to discriminate quality of blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) based on size and provenance
Journal Article
Varennes, E, Hanssen, SA, Bonardelli, JC, Guillemette, M
2015 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

37- Functional response curves of avian molluscivores: High intake rates maintained even at low prey density
Journal Article
Varennes, , Hanssen, SA, Bonardelli, JC, Guillemette, M
2015 Marine Ecology Progress Series (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

36- Do seaducks minimise the flightless period?: Inter- and intra-specific comparisons of remigial moult
Journal Article
Viain, A, Savard, J-PL, Gilliland, S, Perry, MC, Guillemette, M
2014 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

35- Endocrine status of a migratory bird potentially exposed to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: A case study of northern gannets breeding on Bonaventure Island, Eastern Canada
Journal Article
Franci, CD, Guillemette, M, Pelletier, T, Chastel, O, Bonnefoi, S, Verreault, J
2014 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

34- Sea duck predation in mussel farms: The best nets for excluding common eiders safely and efficiently
Journal Article
Varennes, E, Hanssen, SA, Bonardelli, J, Guillemette, M
2013 Aquaculture Environment Interactions (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

33- The Body Size-Dependent Diet Composition of North American Sea Ducks in Winter
Journal Article
Ouellet, J-F, Vanpé, C, Guillemette, M
2013 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

32- Seasonal variation in energy expenditure is not related to activity level or water temperature in a large diving bird
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Butler, PJ
2012 Journal of Experimental Biology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

31- Behavioural compensation reduces energy expenditure during migration hyperphagia in a large bird
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Richman, SE, Portugal, SJ, Butler, PJ
2012 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

30- Wild geese do not increase flight behaviour prior to migration
Journal Article
Portugal, SJ, Green, JA, White, CR, Guillemette, M, Butler, PJ
2012 Biology Letters (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

29- The use of body mass loss to estimate metabolic rate in birds
Journal Article
Portugal, SJ, Guillemette, M
2011 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - A Molecular and Integrative Physiology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

28- Foraging effort and pre-laying strategy in breeding common eiders
Journal Article
Rigou, Y, Guillemette, M
2010 Waterbirds (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

27- Spatial distribution and habitat selection of Barrow's and common goldeneyes wintering in the St. Lawrence marine system
Journal Article
Ouellet, J-F, Guillemette, M, Robert, M
2010 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

26- To fly or not to fly: High flight costs in a large sea duck do not imply an expensive lifestyle
Journal Article
Pelletier, D, Guillemette, M, Grandbois, J-M, Butler, PJ
2008 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

25- Morphological and physiological aspects of takeoff aptitudes of female common eiders (Somateria mollissima) during the pre-laying period
Journal Article
Ouellet, J-F, Guillemette, M, Blier, PU
2008 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2012-05-10)

24- Flightlessness and the energetic cost of wing molt in a large sea duck
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Pelletier, D, Grandbois, J-M, Butler, PJ
2007 Ecology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

23- It is time to move: Linking flight and foraging behaviour in a diving bird
Journal Article
Pelletier, D, Guillemette, M, Grandbois, J-M, Butler, PJ
2007 Biology Letters (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

22- Effects of wind turbines on flight behaviour of wintering common eiders: Implications for habitat use and collision risk
Journal Article
Larsen, JK, Guillemette, M
2007 Journal of Applied Ecology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

21- Distribution, diet and dive behavior of Barrow's and Common goldeneyes during spring and autumn in the St. Lawrence estuary
Journal Article
Bourget, D, Savard, J-PL, Guillemette, M
2007 Waterbirds (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

19- Temporary flightlessness as a potential cost of reproduction in pre-laying Common Eiders Somateria mollissima
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Ouellet, J-F
2005 Ibis (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

18- Nesting success of common eiders Somateria mollissima as influenced by nest-site and female characteristics in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence
Journal Article
Bolduc, F, Guillemette, M, Titman, RD
2005 Wildlife Biology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

17- The effect of depth on the diving behaviour of common eiders
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Woakes, AJ, Henaux, V, Grandbois, J-M, Butler, PJ
2004 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

16- Incubation constancy and mass loss in the common Eider Somateria mollissima
Journal Article
Bolduc, F, Guillemette, M
2003 Ibis (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

15- Human disturbance and nesting success of Common Eiders: Interaction between visitors and gulls
Journal Article
Bolduc, F, Guillemette, M
2003 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

14- Postdevelopment experiments to detect anthropogenic disturbances: The case of sea ducks and wind parks
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Larsen, JK
2002 Ecological Applications (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

13- Effects of data-loggers implanted for a full year in female Common Eiders
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Woakes, AJ, Flagstad, A, Butler, PJ
2002 Condor (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

12- Temperature and heart rate as stress indicators of handled common eider
Journal Article
Cabanac, AJ, Guillemette, M
2001 Physiology and Behavior (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

11- Does culling predatory gulls enhance the productivity of breeding common terns?
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Brousseau, P
2001 Journal of Applied Ecology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

10- Foraging before spring migration and before breeding in common eiders: Does hyperphagia occur?
Journal Article
Guillemette, M
2001 Condor (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

9- Influence of annual variation in food supply on abundance of wintering common eiders Somateria mollissima
Journal Article
Larsen, JK, Guillemette, M
2000 Marine Ecology Progress Series (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

8- The effect of time and digestion constraints in Common Eiders while feeding and diving over Blue Mussel beds
Journal Article
Guillemette, M
1998 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

7- Distribution of wintering common eiders over mussel beds: Does the ideal free distribution apply?
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Himmelman, JH
1996 Oikos (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

6- Availability and consumption of food by common eiders wintering in the Gulf of St. Lawrence: Evidence of prey depletion
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Reed, A, Himmelman, JH
1996 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

5- Stomach contents of diving and dabbling ducks during fall migration in the St Lawrence River, Quebec, Canada
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Bolduc, F, Desgranges, JL
1994 Wildfowl (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

4- Habitat selection by common eiders in winter and its interaction with flock size
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Himmelman, JH, Barette, C, Reed, A
1993 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

3- The role of energy intake rate in prey and habitat selection of common eiders Somateria mollissima in winter: a risk-sensitive interpretation
Journal Article
Guillemette, M, Ydenberg, RC, Himmelman, JH
1992 Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

2- Prey selection while diving by common eiders, Somateria mollissima
Journal Article
Beauchamp, G, Guillemette, M, Ydenberg, R
1992 Animal Behaviour (Date Added: 2019-10-22)

1- Diving and foraging in the common eider
Journal Article
Ydenberg, R, Guillemette, M
1991 Ornis Scandinavica (Date Added: 2019-10-22)