2021 Annual Symposium
Highlighting the science of biodiversity monitoring and its different dimensions; from fieldwork to drones and satellites from genes to species to ecosystems and models to forecasts.
This year, the event will be held online, on Zoom and Gather Town, in a light format of 3 half days (mornings of 8-10). The symposium will run the mornings of December 8 and 9.
Here are the winners of the 2021 symposium poster prizes (selected by random draw):
- Alice Assmar (McGill): Past, present, and future of freshwater insects: evolution, diversification, and biogeography.
- Francis Banville (UdeM): First estimates of food-web structure derived from species richness, species abundance and network size.
- Francesca Santostefano (UQAM): Social interactions in virtual ecosystems: multiplayer video games as a novel data source for ecology and evolution.
- Myriam Cloutier (UdeM): Using artificial intelligence and multitemporal drone imagery to identify and map tree species in the Laurentians.
- Nicolas Bannester Marchand (USherbrooke): Étude de la distribution des jeunes Moxostoma dans la rivière du Richelieu.
- Shan Kothari (UdeM): Predicting leaf traits across functional groups using reflectance spectroscopy.
The Symposium activities will be held in the morning:
|9:00-10:00||Zoom Panel – New QCBS research program. With Étienne Laliberté and Andrew Gonzalez.|
|10:30-12:00||Poster Presentations Session 1 (Gather) –
Biodiversity & society, Community ecology, Effects of global change, Population ecology.
|9:00-10:00||Keynote – Brain Leung. McGill University|
|10:15-11:45||Poster Presentations Session 2 (Gather)
Ecology & evolution, Behavioral Ecology, Trophic ecology
|11:45-12:30||Student General Assembly (Zoom)|
|9:00-10:30||Zoom – Presentations from Dominique Gravel (Université de Sherbrooke), Sabrina Courant (MELCC) and Jean-François Bolduc (École de design, Université Laval).|
|10:45-12:00||Workshop – Zoom – Dashboards for visualizing biodiversity data in Quebec.|
|12:00-13:00||General Assembly (Zoom)|
Biodiversité Québec – Workshop on the perception, integration and visualization of biodiversity data
The workshop will take place on the morning of the 10th of December (see the preliminary schedule for more information).
- Present the design process of Québec biodiversity visualization tools started by the Biodiversité-Québec group.
- Solicit feedback from researchers on dashboard and portal proposals (focus group) within the context of a contract carried out by the design team of Laval University.
Workshop Preliminary Schedule:
- Introduction and presentation of Biodiversité-Québec’s initiatives (D. Gravel, 15 min)
- Presentation of the achievements of the Government of Quebec’s biodiversity monitoring network (Sabrina Courant, MELCC, 15 min)
- Description of the design process and unveiling of the proposals (Jean-François Bolduc, 60 min)
- Break (15 min)
- Presentation of the workshop (10 min)
- Division into sub-groups to discuss and improve dashboard proposals (50 min)
- Group feedback and conclusion (15 min)
Registration will open around November 10 and will run until November 25.
|Students and Postdocs||$20||$40|
Cancellations received up to and including the deadline (25th of November) will receive full refund of their registration fees.
Refunds will be provided by applying a refund to the credit card used in registering.
All cancellations notices and refund requests must be received by e-mail (email@example.com)
No refunds will be made for cancellations received after the deadline (the 25th of November).
An eco-responsible event
Unfortunately we will not seek eco certification by BNQ standards as these are not adapted to online events.