Audrey Bourret

Université de Sherbrooke
Ph.D. candidate

Supervisor: Dany Garant
Start: 2012-05-01
End: 2016-06-16
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Génétique évolutive de l'Hirondelle bicolore
My PhD thesis aims to contribute to a better understanding of the genetic basis of reproductive traits. More specifically, I will consider three objectives, 1) characterize the quantitative genetic values and indirect benefices associated with genetic polyandry, 2) quantify different environmental effects on additive genetic and environmental variance and covariance of reproductive traits, and 3) characterize the genetic and spatial variation of the circadian gene Clock, a gene associated with reproductive phenology. To do so, I will work with the study system of Tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) in southern Quebec.


1- Drawing ecological inferences from coincident patterns of population- and community-level biodiversity
Vellend, Mark, Geneviève Lajoie, Audrey Bourret, Cesc Múrria, Steven W. Kembel, Dany Garant
2014 Molecular Ecology

2- Individual and environmental determinants of reproductive success in male tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
Lessard, Andréanne, Audrey Bourret, Marc Bélisle, Fanie Pelletier, Dany Garant
2014 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

3- Regional divergence and mosaic spatial distribution of two closely related damselfly species (Enallagma hageni and Enallagma ebrium)
2012 Journal of Evolutionary Biology

4- Diversity and distribution of gynogenetic hybrids betweenFundulus diaphanusandFundulus heteroclitusin Porter's Lake (Nova Scotia) in relation to salinity
M��rette, D., A. Bourret, J. Turgeon
2009 Journal of Fish Biology

5- Evolutionary potential of morphological traits across different life-history stages
Bourret, A., M. Bélisle, F. Pelletier, D. Garant
2017 Journal of Evolutionary Biology

6- The influence of iridescent coloration directionality on male tree swallows’ reproductive success at different breeding densities
Van Wijk, Sonia, Audrey Bourret, Marc Bélisle, Dany Garant, Fanie Pelletier
2016 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

7- An assessment of the reliability of quantitative genetics estimates in study systems with high rate of extra-pair reproduction and low recruitment
Bourret, A, D Garant
2016 Heredity

8- Candidate gene-environment interactions and their relationships with timing of breeding in a wild bird population
Bourret, Audrey, Dany Garant
2015 Ecology and Evolution

9- Morphological and genetic variation in Cisco (Coregonus artedi) and Shortjaw Cisco (C. zenithicus): multiple origins of Shortjaw Cisco in inland lakes require a lake-specific conservation approach
Turgeon, Julie, Scott M. Reid, Audrey Bourret, Thomas C. Pratt, James D. Reist, Andrew M. Muir, Kimberly L. Howland
2015 Conservation Genetics

10- Intraspecific Genetic Admixture and the Morphological Diversification of an Estuarine Fish Population Complex
Julian J. Dodson, Audrey Bourret, Marie France Barrette, Julie Turgeon, Gaétan Daigle, Michel Legault, Frédéric Lecomte

11- Multidimensional environmental influences on timing of breeding in a tree swallow population facing climate change
Bourret, Audrey, Marc Bélisle, Fanie Pelletier, Dany Garant
2015 Evolutionary Applications