Research professional: Audrey Bourret, PhD



My research interests are at the frontier between ecology and evolution, more precisely in the adaptive potential populations facing environmental modifications. I have obtained a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in biology at Université Laval, and I have recently completed a doctorate in biology at Université de Sherbrooke. My thesis researches were on different aspects of genetic variability and phenotypic plasticity in a tree swallow population.

I am available to work with QCBS researchers and students on various aspects of their research projects, such as:

  • Common statistical analysis in ecology (linear mixed and generalized models), population genetics and quantitative genetics
  • R software (statistics, graphics, database management)
  • Manuscript redaction and scholarship applications

You can contact me by email ( or by phone: 819-821-8000 #66008.

You can find below a list of my recent publications (full list is available here):

  • Bourret A, Bélisle M, Pelletier F and Garant D (2015). Multidimensional environmental influences on tree swallow timing of breeding in the face of climate change. Evolutionary Applications, 8: 933-944.
  • Bourret A and D Garant (2015). Candidate gene-environment interactions and their relationships with timing of breeding in a wild bird population. Ecology and Evolution, 5:3628-3641.
  • Dodson JJ, Bourret A, Barette M-F, Turgeon J, Daigle G, Legault M and Lecomte F (2015) Intraspecific hybridization and the morphological diversification of an estuarine fish population complex. PLoS ONE, 10:e0123172.
  • Ÿ  Lessard A, Bourret A, Pelletier F, Bélisle M and Garant D (2014). Individual and environmental determinants of reproductive success in male Tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 68: 733-742.
  • Bourret A, McPeek MA and Turgeon J (2012). Regional divergence and mosaic spatial distribution of two closely related damselfly species (Enallagma hageni and ebrium). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25: 196-209.