Patrick Bergeron

Assistant Professor,
Bishop’s University

Department of Biology
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  • Postdoc, University of Sherbrooke, 2014
  • Postdoc, Dartmouth College, 2013
  • Postdoc, University of Sherbrooke, 2012
  • PhD, Université de Sherbrooke, 2011
  • Masters, University of Sherbrooke, 2007
  • BSc, McGill University, 2004


Dr. Patrick Bergeron is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology at McGill and his PhD in Evolutionary Biology and Behavioral Ecology at the Université de Sherbrooke. He was also a postdoctoral fellow in population genetics at Dartmouth College (NH) and in biostatistics and epidemiology at the CRCHUS. He now collaborates with researchers in both the Département de Biologie and the Faculté de Médecine et des Sciences de la Santé at the Université de Sherbrooke. His main research themes focus on life-history trade-offs in the wild and epidemiology on big human datasets.

QCBS students

Francesca Santostefano

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2017)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Denis Réale
Social selection in the wild
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Solange Barrault

(Start: 2019)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Dany Garant
Evaluation of interactions between environment, behavior and physiology in Eastern chipmunks (T. striatus)
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Christel Bouchetard-Aubus

(Start: 2019)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Dany Garant
Impact of the interactions between environment, population density, behaviour and physiology on population dynamics of eastern chipmunks
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Lidia Colejo Durán

(Start: 2020)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Fanie Pelletier
Determinants of fitness and its heritability in pre-industrial human populations
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Vincent Lemieux

(Start: 2016)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Dany Garant
Quantification of environmental and genetic influences on variations of oxidative stress in eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

Previous students (since 2009)

Sacha Engelhardt

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2016, End: 2018)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Fanie Pelletier
Eco-evolutionary dynamics in contemporary human populations

Chelsey Paquette

Other (co-)supervisor: Jade Savage, Bishop's University
(Start: 2018, End: 2020)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Dany Garant
Determinants of parasitism in the Eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus)

Examples of species studied

Capra ibex
Tamias striatus


34- Exploration profiles drive activity patterns and temporal niche specialization in a wild rodent
Gharnit E , Bergeron P , Garant D , Réale D ,
2020 Behavioral Ecology (Date Added: 2020-10-14)

33- Integrating Mortality Risk and the Adaptiveness of Hibernation
Constant T , Giroud S , Viblanc V A , Tissier M L , Bergeron P , Dobson F S , Habold C ,
2020 Frontiers in Physiology (Date Added: 2020-08-06)

32- Individual and environmental determinants of Cuterebra bot fly parasitism in the eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)
Paquette C , Garant D , Savage J , Réale D , Bergeron P ,
2020 Oecologia (Date Added: 2020-07-01)

31- Consumption of red maple in anticipation of beech mast-seeding drives reproduction in eastern chipmunks
Tissier M L , Réale D , Garant D , Bergeron P ,
2020 Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2020-03-09)

30- Dynamics of ground-nest egg depredation by rodents in a mixed-wood forest
Bouffard J , Garant D , Bergeron P ,
2020 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2020-01-25)

29- Social selection acts on behavior and body mass but does not contribute to the total selection differential in eastern chipmunks
Santostefano F , Garant D , Bergeron P , Montiglio P , Réale D ,
2019 Evolution (Date Added: 2019-12-02)

28- Spatio-temporal variation in oxidative status regulation in a small mammal
Lemieux V , Garant D , Reale D , Bergeron P ,
2019 PeerJ (Date Added: 2019-11-04)

27- Using Geographic Distance as a Potential Proxy for Help in the Assessment of the Grandmother Hypothesis
Engelhardt S C , Bergeron P , Gagnon A , Dillon L , Pelletier F ,
2019 Current Biology (Date Added: 2019-02-17)

26- Development of small blood volume assays for the measurement of oxidative stress markers in mammals
Langille E , Lemieux V , Garant D , Bergeron P ,
2018 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2019-01-06)

25- Eco-evolutionary dynamics in a contemporary human population
Pelletier, F, Pigeon, G, Bergeron, P, Mayer, FM, Boisvert, M, Reale, D, Milot, E
2017 Nature Communications (Date Added: 2017-07-12)

24- Field estimates of parentage reveal sexually antagonistic selection on body size in a population of Anolis lizards
Duryea, MC, Bergeron, P, Clare-Salzler, Z, Calsbeek, R
2016 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2016-11-04)

23- Association between Floods and Acute Cardiovascular Diseases: A Population-Based Cohort Study Using a Geographic Information System Approach
Vanasse, A, Cohen, A, Courteau, J, Bergeron, P, Dault, R, Gosselin, P, Blais, C, Belanger, D, Rochette, L, Chebana, F
2016 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Date Added: 2016-02-12)

22-Impacts des inondations importantes sur la santé cardiovasculaire au Québec : Les cas de Saguenay (1996) et de St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (2011)
Vanasse, A, Cohen, A, Courteau, J, Bergeron, P, Chebana, F, Gosselin, P, Rochette, L, Blais, C, Ouarda, TBMJ
2015 Institut national de recherche scientifique Eau Terre Environnement ( Date Added: 2016-06-14)

21- Homeostatic dysregulation proceeds in parallel in multiple physiological systems
Li, Q, Wang, S, Milot, E, Bergeron, P, Ferrucci, L, Fried, LP, Cohen, AA
2015 Aging Cell (Date Added: 2016-01-31)

20- Intralocus sexual conflict, adaptive sex allocation, and the heritability of fitness
Calsbeek, R, Duryea, MC, Goedert, D, Bergeron, P, Cox, RM
2015 Journal of Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2015-11-20)

19- Proximity and emergency department use: Multilevel analysis using administrative data from patients with cardiovascular risk factors
Bergeron, P, Courteau, J, Vanasse, A
2015 Canadian Family Physician (Date Added: 2015-10-05)

18- Detection of a novel, integrative aging process suggests complex physiological integration
Cohen, AA, Milot, E, Li, Q, Bergeron, P, Poirier, R, Dusseault-Belanger, F, Fulop, T, Leroux, M, Legault, V, Metter, EJ, Fried, LP, Ferrucci, L
2015 PloS one (Date Added: 2015-09-29)

17- Neighbourhood immigration, health care utilization and outcomes in patients with diabetes living in the Montreal metropolitan area (Canada): a population health perspective
Vanasse, A, Courteau, J, Orzanco, MG, Bergeron, P, Cohen, AA, Niyonsenga, T
2015 BMC Health Services Research (Date Added: 2015-09-25)

16- Pulsed resources and the coupling between life-history strategies and exploration patterns in eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus)
Montiglio, P-O, Garant, D, Bergeron, P, Messier, GD, Réale, D
2014 Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2015-09-29)

15- Solar Irradiance, Survival and Longevity in a Pre-industrial Human Population
Bergeron, P, Milot, E, Mayer, FM, Boisvert, M, Réale, D, Pelletier, F
2014 Human Ecology (Date Added: 2015-09-25)

14- Comment on "Bateman in nature: predation on offspring reduces the potential for sexual selection"
Bergeron, P, Martin, AM, Garant, D, Pelletier, F
2013 Science (Date Added: 2015-09-29)

13- Disruptive viability selection on adult exploratory behaviour in eastern chipmunks
Bergeron, P, Montiglio, P-O, Réale, D, Humphries, MM, Gimenez, O, Garant, D
2013 Journal of Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2015-09-29)

12- The energetic and survival costs of growth in free-ranging chipmunks
Careau, V, Bergeron, P, Garant, D, Reale, D, Speakman, JR, Humphries, MM
2013 Oecologia (Date Added: 2015-09-25)

11- Environmental conditions affect spatial genetic structures and dispersal patterns in a solitary rodent
Messier, GD, Garant, D, Bergeron, P, Reale, D
2012 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2015-09-29)

10- Bateman gradients in a promiscuous mating system
Bergeron, P, Montiglio, P-O, Réale, D, Humphries, MM, Garant, D
2012 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Date Added: 2015-09-25)

9- Anticipation and tracking of pulsed resources drive population dynamics in eastern chipmunks
Bergeron, P, Réale, D, Humphries, MM, Garant, D
2011 Ecology (Date Added: 2015-09-29)

8- The energetic and oxidative costs of reproduction in a free-ranging rodent: Physiological costs of chipmunk reproduction
Bergeron, P, Careau, V, Humphries, MM, Réale, D, Speakman, JR, Garant, D
2011 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2015-09-29)

7- Individual quality: tautology or biological reality?
Bergeron, P, Baeta, R, Pelletier, F, Reale, D, Garant, D
2011 The Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2015-09-29)

6- Evidence of multiple paternity and mate selection for inbreeding avoidance in wild eastern chipmunks
Bergeron, P, Reale, D, Humphries, MM, Garant, D
2011 Journal of Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2015-09-29)

5- Personality and the emergence of the pace-of-life syndrome concept at the population level
Réale, D, Garant, D, Humphries, MM, Bergeron, P, Careau, V, Montiglio, P-O
2010 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2015-09-29)

4- Secondary sexual characters signal fighting ability and determine social rank in Alpine ibex (Capra ibex)
Bergeron, P, Grignolio, S, Apollonio, M, Shipley, B, Festa-Bianchet, M
2010 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Date Added: 2015-09-25)

3- Age-dependent relationship between horn growth and survival in wild sheep
Bonenfant, C, Pelletier, F, Garel, M, Bergeron, P
2009 The Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2015-09-29)

2- Heterogeneity in male horn growth and longevity in a highly sexually dimorphic ungulate
Bergeron, P, Festa-Bianchet, M, von Hardenberg, A, Bassano, B
2008 Oikos (Date Added: 2015-09-29)

1- Parallel Lasers for Remote Measurements of Morphological Traits
Bergeron, P
2007 Journal of Wildlife Management (Date Added: 2015-09-29)