QCBS researchers



Ehab Abouheif
Department of Biology
McGill University
Interaction and relationships between the genotype, phenotype, and environment, mainly in arthropods.
Bernard Angers
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Population genetics, molecular evolution, epigenetics, asexuality, phenotypic plasticity, landscape genetics,
Rowan Barrett
Redpath Museum
McGill University
Theoretical and empirical approaches in evolutionary ecology, population genetics and molecular biology to ask questions about the reciprocal interactions between ecological and evolutionary processes.
Beatrix Beisner
Département de sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
Exotic Species Introduction; Community Function: Biodiversity, Metacommunities and Alternative Stable States; Spatial and Temporal Organization of Communities
Graham Bell
Department of Biology
McGill University
Adaptation, extinction and global change
Elena Bennett
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
McGill University
Ecosystem services, Good Anthropocene, human impact on large-scale nutrient cycling
Patrick Bergeron
Department of Biology
Bishop’s University
Life-history trade-offs in the wild and epidemiology on big human datasets.
Dominique Berteaux
Campus de Rimouski
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Mammal ecology and operation of northern ecosystems
Joël Bêty
Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Arctic, behavioral ecology, population and community ecology, ecophysicology, trophic interactions, migration, birds, reproduction strategy, biodemographic traits
Pierre Blier
Département de Biologie
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Physiological and metabolic constraints of fish performances, properties of mitochondria
Monique Boily
Département des Sciences Biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
HPLC biochemistry, biomarkers, cell, agricultural contaminant, wildlife, metabolism, pesticides, retinoids, toxicology
Olivier Boiral
Département de management
Université Laval
environmental management; sustainable development; international management standards; ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certifications; sustainability reports; corporate social responsability; neo-institutional theory; responsible procurement; intercultural management.
Sophie Breton
Department of Biology
Université de Montréal
My research in biology and evolutionary physiology aims for the better understanding of the ecological and evolutionary processes that manage and maintain biological diversity (how species form and how they adapt to the environmental changes)
Jacques Brisson
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Plant dynamics, intra- and inter-specific competition for space.
Jacques Brodeur
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Plant-insect interactions and biological control, host-parasitoid interactions
Luc Brouillet
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Molecular system and evolution of Asteraceae, phylogeny of North-American asters, biogeography and floristic
Grant E. Brown
Department of Biology
Concordia University
Behavioural Ecology of Predator-Prey Interactions, Chemical alarm cue, Public information
Anne Bruneau
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Molecular systematics, floral evolution and biogeography of Leguminosae (Fabaceae), evolution of reproductive systems, pollination, polyploidy and hybridization in flowering plants.
Christopher Buddle
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
McGill University
The natural history, biodiversity and biology of insects and spiders.
Sophie Calmé
Département de Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
Ecology of the conservation of tropical areas, influence of human activity on wildlife's ecological responses
Piero Calosi
Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Physiological Diversity, Macroecology-Macrophysiology, Evolutionary Global Change Biology
Christopher Cameron
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Eco-evo-devo: The origin and evolution of animal body plan diversity. How does fluid mechanics (eco) interact with animal body plans to drive phenotypic change (evo-devo). Development, phylogenetics, transcriptomics, fluid mechanics, palaeontology, species discovery.
Jeffrey Cardille
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
McGill University
Treatment methods of spatial results, modeling the dynamic of environmental changes
Pierre-Luc Chagnon
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Community ecology, symbiotic interactions, soil fungi
Colin Chapman
McGill School of Environment (MSE)
McGill University
How the environment influences primate abundance and social organization and how primates affect their environment
Lauren Chapman
Department of Biology
McGill University
Aquatic ecology and conservation, evolutionary and ecological consequences of respiratory strategies in fishes, physiological ecology, ecomorphology, adaptive divergence, tropical inland waters, Africa.
Richard Cloutier
Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
Université du Québec à Rimouski
taphonomy, developmental patterns, multivariate analysis, evo-devo, vertebrate paleontology, paleoenvironment, ichthyology, paleoecology, phylogenetics, comparative anatomy
Alan Cohen
Département de médecine de famille
Université de Sherbrooke
My research focuses on aging in humans and other species in order to understand the changes in the physiological mechanisms through time, and how these changes affect measures of health in populations.
Philippe Constant
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier
Microbiogeochemistry of interfaces: understanding microbiological and chemical reactions involved in the surface-air exchanges of trace gases that are directly or indirectly involved in Earth's energy balance.
Melania Cristescu
Department of Biology
McGill University
Genetics of aquatic invasions, nature and scale of recombination and mutation rate variation across genome, speciation in ancient lakes.
Alain Cuerrier
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Ethnobiology, medicinal plants of Canada's First Nations
Mathieu Cusson
Département des sciences fondamentales
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
My research program attempts to determine the importance of ecological processes that dictate the role of biodiversity in the functioning of ecosystems.
Danielle Dagenais
Faculté de l’aménagement
Université de Montréal
Implantation, the appreciation and social acceptability of phytotechnology, urban biodiversity
Yolande Dalpé
Centre de recherches de l'Est sur les céréales et les oléagineux
Agriculture et agroalimentaire Canada
Taxonomy of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), morphology, ultra-structure, biochemistry and molecular biology of AMF
Marcel Darveau
Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt
Université Laval
Wildlife management, mammals, integrated management, conservation biology, birds, ecology
Jonathan Davies
Department of Biology
McGill University
Phylogenetics & Biodiversity. Development and application of phylogenetic methods in ecology and conservation biology
Selvadurai Dayanandan
Department of Biology
Concordia University
Ecology, evolution and genomics of forest trees
Tonia de Bellis
Department of Biology
Dawson College
Arbuscular mycorrhiza, Soil science, Evolutionary biology, Plant biotechnology, Conservation biology
Sylvie de Blois
Plant Science
McGill University
Landscape ecology and plant biology for biodiversity conservation
Alison Derry
Département de sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
Aquatic community ecology, biodiversity, freshwater, contemporary evolution, ecosystem function, eco-evolutionary interactions, zooplankton
Emma Despland
Department of Biology
Concordia University
Insect behaviour, plant-insect interactions, feeding behaviour, behavi oural analysis, self-organisation, outbreaking pests, density-dependent polyphenisms, locust phase change, gregarious caterpillars, insect nutrition
France Dufresne
Département de Biologie
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Ecological genomics, Population genetics, evolution, genome sizes, limnology, crustaceans
Jérôme Dupras
Département de sciences naturelles
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Ecological economics, Land use planning, Ecosystem services
Angélique Dupuch
Département de sciences naturelles
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Animal ecology, behavioral ecology, spatial ecology
Kyle Elliott
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
McGill University
I am interested in the evolution of senescence in wild animals. Senescence patterns evolve in nature, where extrinsic (non-aging) mortality is high, yet most of what we know about the proximate mechanisms underlying senescence is from animals that have been domesticated for many generations.
Jaye Ellis
Faculty of Law
McGill University
International environmental law, Public international law, International legal theory, International relations
Colin Favret
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Insect systematics, insect biodiversity, insect evolution, aphids, taxonomy, phylogenetics, nomenclature
Marco Festa Bianchet
Département de Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
individual reproductive success, reproductive strategy, population dynamics and conservation of mammals
Élise Filotas
Département de science et technologie
TÉLUQ
Forest management for multiple ecological services, Spatial network approaches to biodiversity conservation, Population dynamics of forest insect pests
Valérie Fournier
Département de Phytologie
Université Laval
Contrôle des insectes en agriculture, Insectes ravageurs dans les cultures de petits fruits, Pollinisation des cultures
Dylan Fraser
Department of Biology
Concordia University
Conservation, Wildlife, Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity
Gregor Fussmann
Department of Biology
McGill University
Community ecology, Evolutionary ecology, Experimental ecology, Biodiversity, Genetic diversity, Population dynamics
Dany Garant
Département de Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
Quantitative genetics, determination of evolutionary processes in their ecological contexts.
Luc-Alain Giraldeau
Département de sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
Scrounging and kleptoparasitism; interference, aggression, and resource defence; Animal cognition, information use and living in groups; Factors affecting the size of animals in groups
Jean-François Giroux
Département de sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
Adaptive management, population management, territory management, herbivory, bird migration, wildfowl, habitat selections, telemetry
Andrew Gonzalez
Department of Biology
McGill University
Evolutionary Biology, Community Ecology, Habitat Fragmentation, Community Structure, Landscape Ecology, Ecological Modeling, Ecosystem Functioning, Population Dynamics
James Grant
Department of Biology
Concordia University
Evolutionary Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation, Animal Behavior, Behavioral Ecology
Dominique Gravel
Département de Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
Ecology of communities and ecosystems, silvics, modelization and theoretical ecology.
David Green
Redpath Museum
McGill University
Phylogeography, Amphibians, Population Genetics, Molecular Systematics, Conservation Genetics, Metapopulations, Molecular Ecology
Irene Gregory-Eaves
Department of Biology
McGill University
Patterns of natural variability in aquatic communities and ecosystems.
Louis Guay
Département de sociologie
Université Laval
Global environmental problems : science and politics
Frederic Guichard
Department of Biology
McGill University
Problems of scales and local interactions in marine systems
Ira Tanya Handa
Département des Sciences Biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
Diversity and decomposition in forest ecosystems, Trees in an urban and peri-urban environment, Effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 and warming in the treeline ecotone
Christian Hébert
Centre de foresterie des Laurentides
Service canadien des forêts
Impact of natural and human disruptions in the biodiversity of insects in the boreal forest
Andrew Hendry
Redpath Museum
McGill University
Eco-evolutionary dynamics:how ecological changes influence evolutionary dynamics (eco-to-evo) and reciprocal arrow of causality: how evolutionary changes influence ecological dynamics (evo-to-eco)
Thora Martina Herrmann
Département de géographie
Université de Montréal
Local and aboriginal knowledge, cultural and spiritual biodiversity values, species conservation, community management of natural resources, ethnoecology
Gordon Hickey
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
McGill University
I apply multiple research methods to explore the institutional processes affecting environmental policy-making and implementation, with a particular focus on integrating scientific knowledge for sustainable natural resource management.
Mohamed Hijri
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Molecular genetics, genomics and evolution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). Environmental genomics and biodiversity of soil microbes.
Murray Humphries
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
McGill University
Mammal ecology and energetics across Canada’s North
Jochen Jaeger
Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
Concordia University
Landscape ecology, road ecology, the quantification and assessment of landscape structure and landscape change, land consumption through urban sprawl, ecological modelling, environmental indicators, impact assessment, and novel concepts of problem-oriented transdisciplinary research
Patrick M.A. James
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
ecology, spatial analysis, modelling, landscape ecology, landscape genetics, forestry, natural disturbance, conservation, entomology, biodiversity
Simon Joly
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Phylogeny, population genetics, evolutionary genomics
Robert Kasisi
Faculté de l’aménagement
Université de Montréal
Development of protected areas, Spatial planning, Participatory approach, Sustainable environment and development, Project development assessment, Natural environments
Clint Kelly
Département de sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
sex selection, sperm competition, alternative strategies of reproduction, ecological immunology, the evolution of the mating system
Steven Kembel
Department of Biology
Université du Québec à Montréal
Community and functional ecology, evolution, bioinformatics, and host-microbe interactions
Etienne Laliberté
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
plant ecology, functional ecology, soil-plant interactions
François-Joseph Lapointe
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Phylogenetics, phylogenomics, population genetics
Maxim Larrivée
Insectarium de Montréal
Maxim Larrivée is section head, entomological collections and research, at the Montréal Insectarium.
Hans Larsson
Redpath Museum
McGill University
Mesozoic terrestrial palaeoecology
Sophie Lavallée
Faculté de droit
Université Laval
National and International Environmental Law, Planning and urban planning Law, Law of civil evidence
Claude Lavoie
École supérieure d'aménagement du territoire et du développement regional
Université Laval
Biological invasions, invasive plants, wetlands
Nathalie Le François
Biodôme de Montréal
aquaculture/conservation, conservation, growth, nutrition, osmoregulation, ecophysiology
Pierre Legendre
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Numerical ecology, statistics, quantitative methods in phylogenetics
Jean-Philippe Lessard
Department of Biology
Concordia University
Community ecology, biogeography; phylogenetic ecology, entomology.
Brian Leung
Department of Biology
McGill University
Biological invasions, ecology of diseases and ecosystem management.
Thomas Meredith
Department of Geography
McGill University
Environmental impact assessment and community response to environmental change
Greg Mikkelson
Department of Philosophy
McGill University
Philosophy of biology and environmental ethics, ecological communities
Virginie Millien
Redpath Museum
McGill University
Evolution of body size and morphological diversity in relation to environmental change
Monica Mulrennan
Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
Concordia University
Local ecological knowledge, community-based management, protected area development, human adaptations to environmental change, and small boat fisheries development
Alison Munson
Sciences du bois et de la forêt
Université Laval
Biogeochemistry, Soil carbon, Nitrogen cycling, Soil spatial variability, Tree nutrition, Conifer ecophysiology, Silvicultural treatment
Katja Neves
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Concordia University
My work explores the ways in which markets, states and diverse aspects of civil society combine to shape and govern relations between people and nature.
Christian Nozais
Département de Biologie
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Biodiversity, Nutriment cycles, food network, isotope tracing, aquatic ecology, community ecology, invertebrate ecology, ecosystem ecology, microbe ecology, stoichiometric ecology
Geneviève Parent
Faculté de droit
Université Laval
National and international agribusiness rights, food safety, public international rights
Stéphanie Pellerin
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Wetland Ecology; Ecosystem Dynamics; Historical Ecology; Paleoecology; Rare Plant Conservation; Plant-Herbivore Interactions .
Fanie Pelletier
Département de Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
Influence of evolutionary and ecological processes on the dynamic of the natural population of mammals
Pedro Peres-Neto
Department of Biology
Concordia University
quantitative ecology, spatial ecology, aquatic biodiversity, metacommunities, phenotypic variability
Liliana Perez
Département de géographie
Université de Montréal
I have started the Laboratory of Environmental Geosimulation (LEDGE) motivated by the interest in learning more about spatial and temporal interactions as well as the relationships driving changes in ecological systems.
Bernadette Pinel-Alloul
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Microbial ecology, Zooplankton communities, Eco toxicology, Limnology, Environmental modelling
Timothée Poisot
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Cause and consequences of the variations in structure of interactions between species.
Monique Poulin
Département de Phytologie
Université Laval
Wetland management, restoration and conservation. Impact of anthropogenic activities on biodiversity. Ecology and restoration of riparian habitats. Restoration of abandoned borrow pits. Natural succession and functional traits.
Simon Reader
Department of Biology
McGill University
Assessing phenotypic diversity and the factors that support it, with a focus on the drivers of change in behavioural repertoires within and across species.
Denis Réale
Département de sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
Contemporary evolution, behavioural ecology, quantitative genetics, natural selection, genetic variability, behaviour, personality, life history traits.
Tony Ricciardi
Redpath Museum
McGill University
Macroinvertébrés aquatiques. Biologie de conservation, Écologie d'invasion, Écosystèmes aquatiques, Espèces envahissantes, Écologie des communautés
Jade Savage
Department of Biology
Bishop’s University
Insect ecology, Taxonomy, Agricultural entomology, Systematics, Insect taxonomy, Phylogenetic analysis, Phylogeny
Daniel Schoen
Department of Biology
McGill University
Evolution, Ecology, Population genetics of plants, Conservation genetics.
Colin H. Scott
Anthropology
McGill University
Indigenous ecological knowledge, land and sea tenure systems, resource management, political discourse, aboriginal rights; Algonkian Subarctic, Torres Strait Islanders
Raja Sengupta
Department of Geography
McGill University
Theory and practice of Geographic Information Science (spatial decision support systems and agent-based modelling). Applications of GIS to water resources management, conservation payments and payment for environmental services (PES), and spatial epidemiology.
Jesse Shapiro
Département de sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal
Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Evolutionary biology, Microbial ecology
John William Shipley
Département de Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
Modelling and empirical studying on functional traits of plants effecting their selective value
Anouk Simard
Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt
Université Laval
Biodiversity, Population dynamics, Invasive species, Wildlife management, Trophic interation,Mammalogy, Animal reproduction, Body condition, Animal ecology, Silvics
Marc St-Arnaud
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Université de Montréal
Biodiversity and ecology of soil microbes, Mycorrhizal symbiosis, Soil metagenomics and metatranscriptomics, Sustainable agriculture, Biocontrol, Biofertilization, Bioremediation
Yann Surget-Groba
Département de Biologie
Université du Québec en Outaouais
The impact of adaptation and hybridization on the origin of new species (speciation), the development of bio-informatic tools for the study of non model organisms.
Julie Talbot
Département de géographie
Université de Montréal
Wetlands Nutrients Biogeochemistry Modelling Biogeography Climate change Paleoecology
Jérôme Théau
Département de géomatique appliquée
Université de Sherbrooke
Indicators of ecological integrity, fragmentation and ecological networks, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat management, geomatics and remote sensing.
Paul Thomassin
Agricultural Economics
McGill University
Economic-ecological macroeconomic modeling
Junior A. Tremblay
Direction générale des sciences et de la technologie
Environnement et Changement climatique Canada
Ecology, zoology, forestry
Ismael Vaccaro
Anthropology
McGill University
Environmental anthropology,Political ecology, Property theory, Landscape analysis, Political anthropology/development, Conservation policies
Mark Vellend
Département de Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
Historical influence of landscapes on plant communities and genetic diversity influence on the populations of plant communities.
François Vézina
Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Cold acclimatization, energy budgets, physiological compromise, energy constraints, endocrinology, phenotype flexibility, blood markers, bird metabolism, reproduction, respirometry.
Robert Weladji
Department of Biology
Concordia University
Behavioural ecology of large herbivores, wildlife conservation and management, population ecology
Gesche Winkler
Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Estuarine transition zone, community structure, cyptic species, copepod and mysids, genetic heterogeneity, DNA extraction, PCR, trophic interactions, estuarine zooplankton , food-web dynamics, feeding/growth/experiment
Etienne Yergeau
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier
plant-microbe interactions