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Monday, December 14
 

9:30am EST

Opening welcome | Mot de Bienvenue
Speakers
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Andrew Gonzalez

GEO BON New Co Chair; QCBS director


Monday December 14, 2020 9:30am - 9:45am EST
TBA

9:45am EST

GEO BON: highlights and lessons learned looking back at 12 years of implementation | GEO BON – succès et leçons apprises au regard des 12 années de mise en œuvre
25 min presentation +  20 min questions | Présentation de 25 min + 20 min questions

Speakers
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Laeticia Navarro

GEOBON Former Executive secretary


Monday December 14, 2020 9:45am - 10:30am EST
TBA

10:30am EST

Coffee-break | Pause café
Monday December 14, 2020 10:30am - 10:45am EST
TBA

10:45am EST

GEO BON Panel with two co-chairs
Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) framework: from concept to implementation | Le cadre des variables biodiversité essentielles (EBV) : du concept a la mise en œuvre
25 min talk + questions
by Henrique Pereira, Former Co-Chair

Biodiversity Observation Networks (BONs): an operational network for biodiversity observations | Réseau d’observation de la biodiversité (BON) : un réseau opérationnel pour l’observation de la biodiversité
25 min talk + questions
by Mike Gill, Former Co-Chair 

Both joined by Laeticia Navarro during questions

40 min. discussion | 40 minutes de discussion

Speakers
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Mike Gill

GEOBON Former Co Chair
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Henrique Pereira

GEO BON Former Co Chair


Monday December 14, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm EST
TBA

12:00pm EST

Lunch | Dîner
Monday December 14, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
TBA

1:00pm EST

GEO BON: Looking forward

25 min talk + questions
by Andrew Gonzalez, Co-Chair Elect

25 min talk + questions
by Maria Cecilia Londono Co-Chair Elect

Speakers
AG

Andrew Gonzalez

GEO BON New Co Chair; QCBS director
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Maria Cecilia Londono

GEOBON New Co Chair


Monday December 14, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm EST
TBA

1:30pm EST

Workshop : Getting QCBS community involved: Quebec and Canada BONs
Getting QCBS community involved: Observatoire | Impliquer la communauté du CSBQ: Observatoire

Présentation de Dominique Gravel
Foundation of a Quebec Biodiversity Obervatory Network | Fondation d'un réseau d'observation de la biodiversité québécois.
15 min

Exchange in small groups 1 hour | Échanges en petits groupes, 1 heure
Synthesis per table 30 mn | Synthèse par groupe, 30 min.

Speakers
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Dominique Gravel

Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en écologie intégrative, Université de Sherbrooke


Monday December 14, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
TBA

3:30pm EST

 
Tuesday, December 15
 

9:00am EST

Keynote speaker | Présentation plénière : Biodiversity science from the air
Speakers
avatar for Etienne Laliberté

Etienne Laliberté

Professeur agrégé, Département de Sciences Biologiques, Université de Montréal, Université de Montréal


Tuesday December 15, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Room 1 | Salle 1

10:00am EST

Pause Café
Tuesday December 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am EST

10:30am EST

1A. Effects of global change | Changements globaux
  • 10h30-10h45 : Ming Ni - Space-for-time inferences about range-edge dynamics of tree species can be influenced by sampling biases
  • 10h45-11h00 : Audréanne Loiselle - Impacts des changements climatiques et d'utilisation du territoire sur la typologie des milieux humides lacustres
  • 11h00-11h15 : Brogan Stewart - Climate change impacts on potential future ranges of non-human primate species
  • 11h15-11h30 : Rebecca Garner - Microbial eukaryotic diversity in Canadian lakes in the Anthropocene
  • 11h30-11h45 : Emily Kroft - Linking Urban Density to Indicators of Human Health
  • 11h45-12h00 : Brenden Chabot - How and where exotic species change the Canadian Great Lakes wetlands biodiversity

Speakers
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Ming Ni

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
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Audréanne Loiselle

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Loin d’être de simples écotones entre les milieux terrestres et aquatiques, les milieux humides lacustres sont des écosystèmes diversifiés, soutenant une vaste gamme de fonctions et services écologiques. Leur typologie est fortement influencée par les caractéristiques hydrogéomorphologiques... Read More →
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Brogan Stewart

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Climate change is likely to negatively affect the habitats of non-human primate species. Recent research has identified a near-linear relationship between cumulative CO2 emissions, and the resulting regional and seasonal temperature increase. We use this relationship to assess the... Read More →
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Rebecca Garner

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Microbial eukaryotes represent a morphologically, phylogenetically, and ecologically diverse fraction of lake microbiomes whose contributions to lake food webs and biogeochemistry have yet to be fully elucidated. Moreover, as human pressures on lakes increase and diversify, the responses... Read More →
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Emily Kroft

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Rapid growth in urban development has sparked debate in the literature about how to design cities in a way that minimizes environmental impact. One aspect of this issue is whether or not urban densification reduces access to environmental benefits. We address the question: How does... Read More →
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Brenden Chabot

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Coastal wetlands play crucial ecological, economic and social roles that stem from their rich biodiversity. They provide essential habitat for a large variety of species, mitigate climate change and offer coastal protection and water purification. However, the Great Lakes (GL) wetlands... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Room 1 | Salle 1

10:30am EST

1B. Ecology and Evolution 1 | Écologie et Évolution 1
15 min per presentation (12 min presentation + 3 min questions)
  • 10h30-10h45 : Mark Jewell - A basic community dynamics experiment
  • 10h45-11h00 : Camille Gaudreau-Rousseau - Déterminants environnementaux et individuels de la sélection de microhabitat chez le tamia rayé (Tamias striatus)
  • 11h00-11h15 : Alexis Heckley - Compiling 40 years of guppy research to investigate questions of parallel evolution
  • 11h15-11h30 : Grant Haines - Rapid evolution of 3D morphology and trophic structures in an introduced population of threespine stickleback
  • 11h30-11h45 : Tanya Strydom - Exploring the complexity of ecological networks using SVD entropy
  • 11h45-12h00 : Celina Baines - Parasite-dependent host dispersal and its consequences

Speakers
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Mark Jewell

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Community dynamics are governed by two processes: species sorting and neutral drift. Much ink has been spilled in attempting to demonstrate that one of these processes is much more important than the other. The controversy is largely pointless, because both processes will be active... Read More →
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Camille Gaudreau-Rousseau

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
La sélection d’habitat est un processus ayant des conséquences majeures sur l’aptitude phénotypique des individus, particulièrement dans le cas de sites spécifiques utilisés de façon intensive et occupés sur une longue période de temps (ex : nids, tanières ou terriers... Read More →
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Alexis Heckley

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Studies of parallel evolution have been essential for advancing our understanding of adaptation and natural selection. Few species have contributed as much to our understanding of parallelism as have Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata). The dichotomy between ‘high’ and ‘low... Read More →
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Grant Haines

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e, McGill Biology/Redpath Museum
Because they are subject to new suites of selective pressures, phenotypes of introduced populations are expected to evolve rapidly in response to their new environments. This is especially true in cases where the ancestral populations are well-adapted to their environments, and conditions... Read More →
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Tanya Strydom

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Quantifying the complexity of ecological networks has remained an elusive task. Primarily, the definition of the complexity of the system has been built on the basis of its structure or behaviour. These definitions ignore the notion of the 'physical complexity' of the system, which... Read More →
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Celina Baines

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Many of the most pressing questions and challenges in the field of parasite ecology are inherently spatial: invasion of parasites into new ranges and increasing interactions between wildlife and humans and between wildlife and livestock affect the dynamics of parasites and their hosts... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Room 2 | Salle 2

10:30am EST

1C. Population Ecology | Écologie des populations
15 min per presentation (12 min presentation + 3 min questions)
  • 10h30-10h45 : Mikhaela Neelin - Arctic colonizers: impacts of the northward expansion of beavers
  • 10h45-11h00 : Marian MacNair - Monarch butterfly distribution and reproduction in eastern Ontario
  • 11h00-11h15 : Insaf Chida - Implantation de légumineuses intercalaires en cultures annuelles biologiques et impacts sur la lutte aux adventices et les rendements de cultures
  • 11h15-11h30 : Jochen Jaeger - How long is long enough? Predicting the fence-end effect and effective fence-length of wildlife fences intended to reduce roadkill


Speakers
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Mikhaela Neelin

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Southern species have been moving farther into northern ecosystems as climate change renders this environment more suitable for them. Across North America, beavers have been expanding northwards and have been observed well above the treeline. As ecosystem engineers, beavers drastically... Read More →
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Marian MacNair

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) numbers have declined drastically in recent years. Given its remarkable migration across North America, the monarch has become an iconic species for conservationists. Reproduction in eastern Canada may be an important reservoir for the species... Read More →
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Insaf Chida

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Ce projet de thèse a pour objectif de mieux comprendre la réponse des communautés végétales face à l’implantation de légumineuses en intercalaire pour lutter contre les adventices en agriculture biologique. Nous avons installé un essai dans une culture d’avoine en Abitibi... Read More →
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Jochen Jaeger

Associate Professor at Concordia University
The most important mitigation measure for reducing roadkill is wildlife fencing, because more effective measures are often unrealistic, whereas less expensive measures are ineffective. Mortality-reduction graphs can help prioritize road sections for fencing. Theoretically, fencing... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Room 3 | Salle 3

10:30am EST

1D. Behavioural Ecology | Écologie comportementale
15 min per presentation (12 min presentation + 3 min questions)
  • 10h30-10h45 : Esther Carle-Pruneau - Déterminants du recrutement local et de la dispersion natale chez un insectivore aérien en déclin
  • 10h45-11h00 : Jean-Michel Matte - Increasing energy expenditure drives patterns of density dependence in three neighboring brook trout populations
  • 11h00-11h15 : Megan Joyce - Spatial movement foraging strategies among free-ranging Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) at the Awajishima Monkey Center, Japan
  • 11h15-11h30 : Isaac Blaise Djoko - Utilisation des abeilles africaines (Apis mellifera adansonii, Latreille, 1804) pour atténuer les dommages aux cultures par les éléphants: une approche expérimentale
  • 11h30-11h45 : Maxime Fraser Franco - Analysing individual variation in predator hunting modes using an online multiplayer video game
  • 11h45-12h00 : Noémie Lafortune - L'importance des différences comportementales inter-individuelles sur la diète chez le guppy


Speakers
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Esther Carle-Pruneau

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Comme plusieurs insectivores aériens, l’Hirondelle bicolore (Tachycineta bicolor) présente un déclin important de ses populations. Les causes potentielles de ce déclin semblent majoritairement en lien avec l’intensification des pratiques agricoles. Ces pratiques agissent sur... Read More →
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Jean-Michel Matte

Postdoctoral fellow | Postdoctorant.e
Density dependence is a strong regulator of animal populations, occurring primarily through intraspecific competition for a limiting resource. Because food is generally limited in natural environments, it is typically assumed that increasing animal density leads to reduced individual... Read More →
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Megan Joyce

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Research has shown that nonhuman primates are capable of making intentional, directional movement choices in order to solve spatial navigation problems in foraging. Here, we investigated the influence of various social (rank and conspecific competition), nonsocial (age and sex), and... Read More →
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Isaac Blaise Djoko

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Les conflits humain-éléphants sont une préoccupation croissante et la gravité des pertes économiques qui en résultent appelle la recherche des solutions urgentes les plus appropriées. L'utilisation de clôtures de ruches, une méthode d'atténuation présentant des avantages... Read More →
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Maxime Fraser Franco

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Predators influence the structure of ecological communities via their hunting mode. While they have been extensively studied, hunting modes are often considered as a fixed dichotomous trait (ambush vs active hunters) within predator species. While research shows that predators display... Read More →
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Noémie Lafortune

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Les populations animales constituent un assemblage hétérogène d’individus. Cette variation intraspécifique exerce un rôle important sur les processus écologiques et évolutifs. Plusieurs études ont démontré l’existence de différences comportementales entre individus... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Room 4 | Salle 4

12:00pm EST

Lunch break | Dîner
Tuesday December 15, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
TBA

2:00pm EST

Speed talks | Présentations éclair : Biodiversity and Society 1 | Biodiversité et société 1
5 min per presentation (3 min presentation + 2 min questions)
  • 14h05-14h10 : Ann Lévesque - La justice environnementale comme cadre d’analyse aux conflits de conservation : le cas du lac Saint-Pierre, Québec
  • 14h10-14h15 : Antoine Hénault - Stress et isolation spatiale des toits verts: Aucune évidence d’effet sur la richesse microbienne, mais microbiome distinct des parcs urbains
  • 14h15-14h20 : Dane Pedersen - Trust, control, and risk in the Salish Sea
  • 14h20-14h25 : Veronica Groves - The effect of an emerging fishery on the abundance and life history traits of a small African cyprinid fish in Lake Nabugabo, Uganda
  • 14h25-14h30 : Jonathan Cole - Changes in landscape structure in the Adirondack to Laurentians (A2L) region from 1992-2018: Identifying trends in land use/land cover change and fragmentation.
  • 14h30-14h35 : Julia McDowell - Low economic, political, and cultural diversity within the largest global networks of marine reserves


Speakers
avatar for Ann Lévesque

Ann Lévesque

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e, Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)
Les milieux naturels sont soumis à diverses pressions où la coexistence entre l'agriculture, la conservation, la gestion de la faune et des ressources hydriques peut devenir une source de tensions, ou même de conflits. À travers le prisme de la justice environnementale, cette... Read More →
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Antoine Hénault

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Les toits verts sont de plus en plus utilisés comme des outils de mitigations contre les îlots de chaleur et pour la gestion des eaux pluviales. On reconnait maintenant le rôle essentiel du microbiome du sol pour de nombreuses fonctions écosystémiques. Cependant, on en connaît... Read More →
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Dane Pedersen

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
The Salish Sea is the inland body of water between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia and Washington, requiring collaborative governance from a range of diverse actors spanning Western Canada and United States. It is home to the endangered southern resident killer... Read More →
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Veronica Groves

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Inland fisheries are vitally important for food security in many parts of the world; however, many are threatened by overexploitation. Harvesting can have strong impacts on fishes, driving declines in abundance, and occasionally, changing life history traits. Much of our current understanding... Read More →
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Jonathan Cole

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
The landscape between the Laurentian Mountains in Québec and the Adirondack Mountains in New York State is one of three north-south wildlife movement linkages that connect natural areas in Southeastern Canada with Northeastern United States. This region boasts a wide variety of habitats... Read More →
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Julia McDowell

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Cooperation between countries in marine management to protect shared resources is beneficial both ecologically and economically. Marine reserves are not designed with connectivity to other reserves as a top priority, and most are designated by a single country. A group of marine reserves... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Room 4 | Salle 4

2:00pm EST

Speed talks | Présentations éclair : Effects of global change | Changements globaux
5 min per presentation (3 min presentatio + 2 min questions)
  • 14h05-14h10 : Valentin Lucet - Integrating land use and land cover change simulations, stakeholder understanding of the landscape, and connectivity modelling: a case study in the Montérégie region in southern Québec
  • 14h10-14h15 : Alix Pugeaut - Le potentiel adaptatif de l'érable à sucre face au changement climatique
  • 14h15-14h20 : Brit van Amerom and Jake Lawlor - How have we detected range shifts? A review and synthesis. 
  • 14h20-14h25 : Louis Moisan - When Arctic migratory species connect tundra with the rest of the globe: the case of Bylot Island
  • 14h25-14h30 : Michael Catchen - When can we model dispersal with diffusion in landscape ecology?
  • 14h30-14h35 : Zoé Ribeyre - Le polymorphisme épigénétique : une nouvelle source de variation phénotypique face aux évènements climatiques extrêmes chez les arbres forestiers ?


Speakers
avatar for Valentin Lucet

Valentin Lucet

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Connectivity conservation science, whose goal is to preserve the continuity of habitat throughout a given landscape, proceeds by identifying priority areas given the current configuration of the landscape. However, current connectivity conservation planning methods often do not take... Read More →
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Alix Pugeaut

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Les dérèglements climatiques actuels constituent une menace pour la biodiversité planétaire et les services écosystémiques qui lui sont liés. Lorsque les conditions climatiques varient de manière abrupte, comme observé en ce moment, les organismes vivants peuvent soit s’adapter... Read More →
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Brit van Amerom

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
co-presentation with Jake LawlorClimate change biogeography is a subject of increasing attention in recent years as species redistribute across environmental gradients in space. Empirical observations of species range shifts that have already occurred offer critical insights into... Read More →
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Jake Lawlor

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
co-presentation with Brit van Amerom.  Climate change biogeography is a subject of increasing attention in recent years as species redistribute across environmental gradients in space. Empirical observations of species range shifts that have already occurred offer critical insights... Read More →
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Louis Moisan

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
At the end of the summer, tundra birds leave the tundra and often travel thousands of kilometers to reach diverse habitats such as the grasslands of South America, the shorelines of the Atlantic coast and the upwelling zones in West Africa. Habitats used as stopover sites and overwintering... Read More →
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Michael Catchen

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Humans are rapidly reshaping our planet, leaving Earth’s habitats smaller and patchier. Understanding and predicting the impacts of landscape change on ecological processes has been a major theme of ecological research over the last several decades. It is abundantly clear that the... Read More →
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Zoé Ribeyre

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
L’accroissement d’évènements climatiques extrêmes liés aux changements globaux inflige de lourdes perturbations de plus en plus perceptibles sur les écosystèmes forestiers. En effet, les forêts mondiales accuseraient déjà une forte mortalité liée à des évènements... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Room 1 | Salle 1

2:00pm EST

Speed talks | Présentations éclair : Population & Behavioural Ecology 1 | Écologie comportementale et des populations 1
5 min per presentation (3 min presentation + 2 min questions)
  • 14h05-14h10 : MK Hickox - Microgeographic Divergence in Darwin's Finches
  • 14h10-14h15 : Abbie Gail Jones - Integrative species distribution models for large biodiversity datasets: A case study of the European Flora
  • 14h15-14h20 : Catherine Capkun-Huot - Redéfinir l’importance de l’habituation en contexte écologique : une exploration des différences interindividuelles d’habituation aux stimuli
  • 14h20-14h25 : Emma Dawson-Glass - Increased pollen limitation at species range edges? A global meta-analysis
  • 14h25-14h30 : Francis Banville - Trophique-METE: une théorie de l'entropie maximale de l'écologie des réseaux


Speakers
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MK Hickox

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Traditional evolutionary theory has long asserted that adaptive divergence is unlikely to occur over fine spatial scales, as gene flow is expected to limit the effects of selection. However, with the advent of the concept of microgeographic divergence, the assumptions of classical... Read More →
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Abbie Gail Jones

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Describing the spatial distribution of species is vital for successful species, habitat, or α-diversity conservation policies and recovery plans; however, geographic species occurrence data are rarely complete and are vulnerable to systematic biases. Species distribution models (SDMs... Read More →
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Catherine Čapkun-Huot

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
L’habituation est un processus d’apprentissage par lequel un individu diminue sa réponseà un stimulus après une exposition répétée à celui-ci. Quoique ce processus ait été surtoutétudié dans les domaines de la psychologie et de la cognition, son intérêt en écologieévolutive... Read More →
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Emma Dawson-Glass

Research technician | Technicienne de recherche
Determining the factors that limit species range distributions is fundamental to understanding patterns of diversity, particularly for plant species which often serve as the foundation of ecosystems. However, the extent to which biotic interactions, specifically mutualisms, influence... Read More →
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Francis Banville

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
La théorie de l'entropie maximale de l'écologie (mieux connue sous son acronyme anglais METE) prédit plusieurs distributions macroécologiques d'intérêt en biologie de la conservation. À partir d'une poignée de variables d'état caractérisant une communauté biologique (e.g... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Room 3 | Salle 3

2:00pm EST

Speed talks | Présentations éclair : Trophic interactions 1 | Interaction trophiques 1
5 min per presentation (3 min presentation + 2 min questions)
  • 14h05-14h10 : Elise Deschenes - Les patrons de diversité végétale le long de gradients environnementaux
  • 14h10-14h15 : Ella Martin - Is there a latitudinal gradient in seeds' time to germination?
  • 14h15-14h20 : Lotte Skovmand -A meta-analysis study of seasonality and herbivory effects on plant secondary metabolites


Speakers
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Elise Deschenes

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
La composition des espèces dans les communautés varie dans le temps et l’espace le long de gradients environnementaux (climat, perturbation, etc.). Nonobstant, plusieurs questions demeurent quant aux mécanismes expliquant les assemblages d’espèces, la coexistence des espèces... Read More →
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Ella Martin

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Biotic interactions are predicted to be stronger towards the tropics due to latitudinal gradients in climate, productivity, and biodiversity. This hypothesis is often tested using seed predation as a measure of biotic interactions, and previous studies have supported the prediction... Read More →
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Lotte Skovmand Jensen

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Plants are constantly defending themselves against herbivory and coping with their surroundings. When we think of a defense, thorns and spines come to mind. However, a diverse system of chemical compounds is also produced by the plants to survive in their environment. These compounds... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Room 2 | Salle 2

3:00pm EST

Poster session | Session d'affiches
Effects of Global Change
  1. Anna Crofts :  Field-based insight and future directions: Applying hyperspectral imaging to forest biodiversity assessment in south-eastern Québec.
  1. Brit van Amerom and Jake Lawlor : How have we detected range shifts? A review and synthesis. 
  1. Louis Moisan : When Arctic migratory species connect tundra with the rest of the globe: the case of Bylot Island
  1. Zoé Ribeyre : Le polymorphisme épigénétique : une nouvelle source de variation phénotypique face aux évènements climatiques extrêmes chez les arbres forestiers ?
  1. Alix Pugeaut : Le potentiel adaptatif de l'érable à sucre face au changement climatique
  1. Léonie Carignan-Guillemette : Influence de la composition floristique et du climat sur la diversité des pollinisateurs dans les coupes forestières

Population Ecology 
  1. Pamela Yataco : Defoliator diversity of Picea glauca in plantation and natural mix-wood forest
  1. Rolando Trejo Pérez : Revégétalisation de sols mis à nu: un outil pour limiter l’établissement des espèces indésirables
  1. Romy Léger-Daigle : Summertime dynamics of eelgrass (Zostera marina) from meadow-scale to tissue-scale in the St-Lawrence Estuary  
  1. Francis Banville : Trophique-METE: une théorie de l'entropie maximale de l'écologie des réseaux
  1. Thibault Bourdin : Évaluation de la distribution et de la diversité génétique de trois pathogènes opportunistes (Serratia marcescens, Pseudomonas aeruginosa et Stenotrophomonas maltophilia) dans les éviers de deux unités de soins intensifs néonatals.

Ecology and Evolution 
  1. Stéphanie Moreau : Contribution relative des effets génétiques, développementaux et de l’environnement immédiat à la variation dans la structure de la toile des araignées veuves noires (Latrodectus hesperus).
  1. Jessica Dozois : Le rôle des miARNs ayant trait à l’acquisition des ressources azotées par les plantes
  1. Megan Thompson : Variation in cities

Trophic Interactions
  1. Anne De la Porte : Trace gases shaping soil microbial communities functioning
  1. Raphael Tremblay : Resource and non-resource effects of detritus on species persistence in trophic dynamics
  1. Colette Ethier : Herbivory damage stratification of sugar maple
  1. Lotte Skovmand Jensen : A meta-analysis study of seasonality and herbivory effects on plant secondary metabolites

Biodiversity and Society
  1. Carina Rauen Firkowski : Network monitoring of social-ecological systems for biodiversity and ecosystem services sustainability in human-dominated landscapes
  1. Richard Boivin : Evaluating regional patterns of traditional wildlife harvest in northern Quebec
  1. Esteban Gongora : Evaluating the hydrocarbon biodegradation potential of Canadian Arctic beaches for the development of an appropriate bioremediation strategy in the case of a fuel spill in the Northwest Passage
  1. Marie Dade : Property rights play a pivotal role in the distribution of ecosystem services among beneficiaries
  1. Serena Sinno : Floral resource diversity or floral resource quality: understanding the mechanisms that shape wild bee communities
  1. Jonathan Cole : Changes in landscape structure in the Adirondack to Laurentians (A2L) region from 1992-2018: Identifying trends in land use/land cover change and fragmentation.
  1. Antoine Hénault : Stress et isolation spatiale des toits verts: Aucune évidence d’effet sur la richesse microbienne, mais microbiome distinct des parcs urbains
  1. Norma Forero : Applying Universal Differential Equations to models of disease ecology 

Behavioural Ecology
  1. Katherine Lapointe : Différences dans les comportements sexuels et de préparation à la diapause entre les générations printanières et estivales de la punaise terne (Lygus lineolaris)
  1. Ilse Esparza : Upwelling is associated with a strong link between reproductive success and timing in a tropical seabird
  2. Maëliss Hoarau : Hormones, the behaviours'puppet masters : Effect of an experimental corticosterone elevation on foraging behaviour and body mass in prebreeding greylag geese
  3. Linley Sherin : The enemy within: the origin and diversification of parasitoid flies

Speakers
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Francis Banville

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
La théorie de l'entropie maximale de l'écologie (mieux connue sous son acronyme anglais METE) prédit plusieurs distributions macroécologiques d'intérêt en biologie de la conservation. À partir d'une poignée de variables d'état caractérisant une communauté biologique (e.g... Read More →
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Richard Boivin

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
There has been a resurgent interest in Indigenous traditional food systems and wildlife use, however recent documentation of traditional harvest is lacking for northern Quebec. Detailed harvest surveys by the James Bay and Northern Québec Native Harvesting Research Committee for... Read More →
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Thibault Bourdin

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
La connaissance des niches écologiques des pathogènes opportunistes (OP) est essentielle à la lutte contre les infections nosocomiales. Dans ce cadre, nous avons évalué la distribution et la diversité génétique de trois OP dans les éviers. Des échantillons de drains et robinets... Read More →
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Léonie Carignan-Guillemette

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Les abeilles sauvages et les syrphes sont des pollinisateurs d’une grande importance. Au Québec, ils ont largement été étudiés en milieu agricole, mais très peu en milieu forestier. Les interrogations sont nombreuses concernant l’effet du climat futur sur ces organismes... Read More →
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Jonathan Cole

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
The landscape between the Laurentian Mountains in Québec and the Adirondack Mountains in New York State is one of three north-south wildlife movement linkages that connect natural areas in Southeastern Canada with Northeastern United States. This region boasts a wide variety of habitats... Read More →
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Anna Crofts

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
To date, Québec’s forests have experienced major transformations as a result of human activities and ongoing anthropogenic pressures promise to further alter forest biodiversity patterns. Contemporary forests grow on lands with variable histories of land-use (e.g., timing and intensity... Read More →
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Marie Dade

Postdoctoral fellow | Postdoctorant.e
Property rights are fundamental institutions that set the rules for who is allowed to use, manage, and control natural resources. The literature on property rights over natural resources is well developed. However, property rights also govern who can obtain ecosystem services that... Read More →
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Anne de la Porte

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Tropospheric trace gases concentrations are greatly regulated by soil bacteria consumption, which in turns have a tremendous impact on Earth’s climate. Hence, gaining knowledge about the ecophysiology of these bacteria, regarding various soil conditions as well as varying gas exposures... Read More →
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Jessica Dozois

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Le paradigme caractérisant l‘interaction plante-microbiome cite l’exsudation de molécules solubles ou volatiles: acides organiques, acides gras, métabolites secondaires, protéines antimicrobiennes, acides aminés, ADN extracellulaire et sucres. Toutefois, nos résultats préliminaires... Read More →
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Ilse Esparza

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
For organisms living in seasonal environments, timing is key. It has been widely documented that Arctic and temperate seabird species follow seasonal pulses, matching their breeding events with productivity peaks. However, this idea has been much less explored in tropical species... Read More →
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Colette Ethier

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Herbivore defoliation has a major effect on temperate forest degradation, and it is important to have a good understanding of the damages it causes. Herbivore distribution and damages seen on leaves can be affected by various abiotic and environmental factors including vertical stratification... Read More →
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Norma Forero

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Infectious diseases cause devastating illnesses in humans, crops, and livestock, among others. And despite our knowledge and the multiple strategies to reduce transmission, we still have outbreaks from known pathogens and the emergence of new diseases, without mention how these transmission... Read More →
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Esteban Gongora

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Reduction of sea ice coverage in the sea ice in recent years across the Canadian Arctic has led to higher shipping activity for most types of vessels navigating Canadian Arctic waters. Expected increases in shipping across the Arctic may pose a danger of collision and shipwreck along... Read More →
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Antoine Hénault

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Les toits verts sont de plus en plus utilisés comme des outils de mitigations contre les îlots de chaleur et pour la gestion des eaux pluviales. On reconnait maintenant le rôle essentiel du microbiome du sol pour de nombreuses fonctions écosystémiques. Cependant, on en connaît... Read More →
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Maëliss Hoarau

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
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Katherine Lapointe

Research assistant | Assistante de recherche
Comprendre comment l’environnement d’un organisme façonne son comportement sexuel et de survie est important si on souhaite expliquer la diversité qu’on observe en nature. Pour ce faire, il est utile d’étudier ces comportements chez des espèces où les générations successives... Read More →
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Romy Léger-Daigle

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Zostera marina is a prominent macrophyte in the temperate North Atlantic. Eelgrasses fulfill many ecological roles in coastal waters. They consolidate seabed, attenuate wave energy, and provide a hatchery, nursery, and shelter habitat for many species. In doing so, eelgrass meadows... Read More →
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Louis Moisan

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
At the end of the summer, tundra birds leave the tundra and often travel thousands of kilometers to reach diverse habitats such as the grasslands of South America, the shorelines of the Atlantic coast and the upwelling zones in West Africa. Habitats used as stopover sites and overwintering... Read More →
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Stéphanie Moreau

Student Speaker | Étudiante, UQAM
Les individus d’un grand nombre d’espèces montrent des différences de comportement constantes dans le temps et les situations. Pourquoi observe-t-on ces différences, alors que le processus de la sélection naturelle fait généralement tendre les traits phénotypiques vers... Read More →
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Alix Pugeaut

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Les dérèglements climatiques actuels constituent une menace pour la biodiversité planétaire et les services écosystémiques qui lui sont liés. Lorsque les conditions climatiques varient de manière abrupte, comme observé en ce moment, les organismes vivants peuvent soit s’adapter... Read More →
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Carina Rauen Firkowski

Postdoctoral fellow | Postdoctorant.e
Human population and its growing demands have triggered the worldwide erosion of biodiversity and instilled trade-offs amongst the ecosystem services we depend upon. Nevertheless, biodiversity and ecosystem services loss can still be attenuated if proactive and anticipatory strategies... Read More →
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Zoé Ribeyre

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
L’accroissement d’évènements climatiques extrêmes liés aux changements globaux inflige de lourdes perturbations de plus en plus perceptibles sur les écosystèmes forestiers. En effet, les forêts mondiales accuseraient déjà une forte mortalité liée à des évènements... Read More →
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Serena Sinno

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
There are many anthropogenic threats to the health and biodiversity of pollinators. However, wild bees can often thrive in urban areas. This is attributed to several factors, including the planting of many ornamental flowers and edible plants, as well as weedy floral species growing... Read More →
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Lotte Skovmand Jensen

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Plants are constantly defending themselves against herbivory and coping with their surroundings. When we think of a defense, thorns and spines come to mind. However, a diverse system of chemical compounds is also produced by the plants to survive in their environment. These compounds... Read More →
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Rolando Trejo Pérez

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Le blocage d’espèces indésirables (exotiques ou natives) est un enjeu particulièrement important dans le contexte des sols mis à nu lors d’activités humaines spécifiques. L'hypothèse de la résistance biotique à l’invasion (RBI) soutient que les communautés les plus... Read More →
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Raphael Tremblay

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
In ecosystems, matter such as detritus can have different roles like being recycled and consumed by organisms (resource effect) or acting as substrate or a structural component of the environment (non-resource effect). As most ecological models focus on one or the other of these roles... Read More →
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Brit van Amerom

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
co-presentation with Jake LawlorClimate change biogeography is a subject of increasing attention in recent years as species redistribute across environmental gradients in space. Empirical observations of species range shifts that have already occurred offer critical insights into... Read More →
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Pamela Yataco

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
The main defoliators of white spruce (Picea glauca) in mixed wood forest (Cook et al., 1978, MacLean and Ebert, 1999) and plantations (Hall et al., 1994) are outbreaking insects which cause great losses in the production of lumber. To identify the most damaging herbivorous species... Read More →
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Linley Sherin

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e


Tuesday December 15, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Room 1 | Salle 1

4:00pm EST

Networking cocktail | Soirée réseautage
Enjoy this time to reconnect with your peers, ask your questions and or play some games, while sipping your favorite drink! You can also use this time to check out the photo exhibition, and the symposium's collection of essays and art pieces!

Profitez-en pour discuter avec vos paires et/ou jouer, avec votre apéro préféré! Vous pouvez aussi en profiter pour jeter un coup d'oeil aux expositions de photos, d'essais et d'art!

Tuesday December 15, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Room 1 | Salle 1
 
Wednesday, December 16
 

9:00am EST

2A. Biodiversity and society | Biodiversité et société
15 min per presentation (12 min presentation + 3 min questions)
  • 9h00-9h15 : Gabriel Dansereau - Évaluation du caractère unique des communautés sur des échelles spatiales étendues et continues
  • 9h15-9h30 : Pierre-Alexandre Bergeron - La diversité floristique des bassins de rétention autoroutiers se rapproche-t-elle des milieux humides naturels
  • 9h30-9h45 : Audrey Paquette - Identification des besoins de restauration pour les milieux humides et zones forestières à la base de plein air de Sainte-Foy
  • 9h45-10h00 : Sarah Chamberland - Enhancing the sustainable management of mangrove forests: the case of Punta Galeta, Panama

Speakers
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Gabriel Dansereau

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Identifier où se trouvent, dans l'espace, les zones de biodiversité exceptionnelle est une question prioritaire pour la conservation de la biodiversité. Le concept des contributions locales à la diversité bêta (LCBD) permet de répondre à cette question en évaluant le caractère... Read More →
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Pierre-Alexandre Bergeron

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Les bassins de rétention sont de plus en plus utilisés pour la gestion des eaux d’écoulement le long des axes routiers. Cependant, la colonisation végétale associée à ces structures a été peu étudiée. Dans un contexte de forte diminution des superficies occupées par... Read More →
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Audrey Paquette

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Le changement d'utilisation des terres exerce des pressions importantes sur les milieux naturels en région habitée. La base de plein air de Sainte-Foy (BPASF) est un parc municipal urbain avec plusieurs types de milieux humides et zones forestières. Ce projet vise à poser un diagnostic... Read More →
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Sarah Chamberland-Fontaine

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Despite being one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world, mangrove forests are often inadequately managed. Management issues include noncompliance with mangrove protection laws, a lack of coordination among agencies, and habitat loss. Sustainable mangrove management (SMM... Read More →


Wednesday December 16, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Room 1 | Salle 1

9:00am EST

2B. Ecology and Evolution 2 | Écologie et Évolution 2
15 min per presentation (12 min presentation + 3 min questions)
  • 9h00-9h15 : Christelle Leung - Investigating the molecular underpinnings of plasticity evolution in response to environmental predictability
  • 9h15-9h30 : Kiyoko Gotanda - The pace of life effects on phenotypic rates of change
  • 9h30-9h45 : Hassen Allegue - Sexe, âge et Rock ‘N’ Roll: sélection de l’habitat d’approvisionnement chez l’éléphant de mer du sud
  • 9h45-10h00 : Anna Hargreaves - Geographic patterns in the importance of biotic interactions


Speakers
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Christelle Leung

Postdoctoral fellow | Postdoctorant.e
La plasticité phénotypique, la capacité d’un génotype à générer divers phénotypes en fonction des conditions environnementales, est une caractéristique ubiquitaire de la vie, mais dont l’évolution est parfois difficile à démontrer. La théorie prédit que la plasticit... Read More →
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Kiyoko Gotanda

Postdoctoral fellow | Postdoctorant.e
The pace of life (slow vs. fast) can have strong effects on demographic or vital rates such as reproduction, growth, and survival, which in turn can affects population growth. Species with fast life histories tend to have more variation in survival and reproduction, and thus their... Read More →
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Hassen Allegue

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Résumé: Selon la théorie d’optimisation, les individus sélectionnent les habitats qui leur permettent de maximiser leur fitness en fonction de leurs propres phénotypes. Bien que cette corrélation phénotype/habitat ait été largement démontrée, très peu d’études ont... Read More →
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Anna Hargreaves

Assistant Professor, McGill University Department of Biology
Biotic interactions can structure ecological communities and drive evolution, but their relative importance compared to abiotic factors is hotly debated. Darwin and Dobzhansky famously proposed that biotic interactions become increasingly ecologically and evolutionarily important... Read More →


Wednesday December 16, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Room 2 | Salle 2

9:00am EST

2C. Trophic interaction | Interaction trophiques
15 min per presentation (12 min presentation + 3 min questions)
  • 9h00-9h15 :  Mona Parizadeh - Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments Have Non-target Impacts on Soil Microbial Communities
  • 9h15-9h30 : Nicole Knight - Responses of tropical damselfishes to seasonal upwelling


Speakers
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Mona Parizadeh

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
The microbiota plays a key role in the regulation of agroecosystems and contributes to crop performance and soil fertility. In sustainable agriculture, it is crucial to understand the microbial community structures and their changes in response to disturbances. Widespread pesticide... Read More →
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Nicole Knight

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
The effects of seasonal upwelling on tropical organisms are poorly understood. We expect that declines in temperature and changes in resource availability associated with upwelling will elicit physiological responses in feeding and digestion by reef fishes, and that these responses... Read More →


Wednesday December 16, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Room 3 | Salle 3

9:00am EST

2D. Conservation genetics | Génétique de la conservation
15 min per presentation (12 min presentation + 3 min questions)
  •  9h00-9h15 : Matthew Yates - The relationship between organism abundance and eDNA in nature is strengthened by allometric scaling
  • 9h15-9h30 :  Charles Xu - Transgenic leaching’ of genetically modified animals via environmental DNA
  • 9h30-9h45 : Brent Brookes - Pooled sequencing reveals neutral and adaptive drivers of genomic change in introduced alpine brook trout populations

Speakers
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Matthew Yates

Postdoctoral fellow | Postdoctorant.e
Organism abundance is a critical parameter in ecology, but its estimation is often challenging. Approaches utilizing eDNA to indirectly estimate abundance have recently generated substantial interest. However, preliminary correlations observed between eDNA concentration and abundance... Read More →
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Charles Xu

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
With rapidly growing accessibility of genome-editing technologies such as CRISPR-Cas9, the prevalence and diversity of genetically modified (GM) animals is expected to increase dramatically. Plans to release such GM animals into the wild have already been implemented around the world... Read More →
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Brent Brookes

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Understanding the drivers of successful species invasions is important for conserving native biodiversity and for mitigating the economic impacts of introduced species. However , whole genome resolution investigations of the underlying contributions of neutral and adaptive genetic... Read More →


Wednesday December 16, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Room 4 | Salle 4

10:00am EST

Coffee-break | Pause café
Wednesday December 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am EST
TBA

10:30am EST

Speed talks | Présentations éclair : Biodiversity and society 2 | Biodiversité et société 2
5 min per presentation (3 min presentation + 2 min questions)
  • 10h35-10h40 : Julia Briand - Untangling the drivers of functional trait diversity and composition change: a case study on Caribbean coral reefs
  • 10h40-10h45 : Justin Marleau - Converting currencies: energy, information and material flows in ecology
  • 10h45-10h50 : Kayleigh Hutt-Taylor - Urban Tree Diversity in Public and Private Green Spaces: A Community Based Approach
  • 10h50-10h55 : Kiri Stern - Using CNNs to predict species connectivity
  • 10h55-11h00 : Sabrina Cloutier - Appui à la pollinisation entomophile urbaine par la conservation de lots vacants à fort potentiel écologique


Speakers
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Julia Briand

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Coral communities support key ecosystem processes and services. Evaluating the spatio-temporal dynamics of coral communities is essential for understanding and predicting the impacts of environmental change on coastal ecosystem functioning. Such environmental change is often attributed... Read More →
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Justin Marleau

Postdoctoral fellow | Postdoctorant.e
The effects of organisms beyond resource consumption are vital to explaining ecosystem function and structure. Previously proposed concepts to organize and understand these effects such as trait-mediated indirect interactions and ecosystem engineering have aided our efforts, but their... Read More →
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Kayleigh Hutt-Taylor

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
The urban forest is made up of the trees and associated green spaces in parks, streets, private land and natural areas within the city. As part of the urban landscape, trees are a key contributor to biodiversity and ecosystem service provision. For example, trees within our green... Read More →
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Kiri Stern

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Species connectivity models play an important role in ecological research and biodiversity assessment. Unfortunately, simulations of connectivity models are typically slow, therefore preventing the rapid iteration and updates of models when evaluating different scenarios. In this... Read More →
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Sabrina Cloutier

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Avec l’essor de l’agriculture urbaine et la popularité grandissante de l’alimentation de proximité, la demande envers les services de pollinisation en ville est en hausse. La préservation d’habitats pour les pollinisateurs et le développement de l’agriculture urbaine... Read More →


Wednesday December 16, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Room 4 | Salle 4

10:30am EST

Speed talks | Présentations éclair : Ecology and Evolution | Écologie et évolution
5 min per presentation (3 min presentation + 2 min questions)
  • 10h35-10h40 : Charlotte Steeves - Seabirds Bioenergetic and Toxicokinetic Model
  • 10h40-10h45 : Jessica Dozois - Le rôle des miARNs ayant trait à l’acquisition des ressources azotées par les plantes
  • 10h45-10h50 : Maryane Gradito - L'héliotropisme chez Trillium grandiflorum procure un avantage reproductif
  • 10h50-10h55 : Shannon Clarke - How Does Size-selective Harvesting Influence the Genetics and Demographics of Alpine Brook Trout Populations?
  • 10h55-11h00 : Mathias Gagnon-Barbin - L’adaptation à l’imprédictibilité: Le rôle des stratégies bet-hedging


Speakers
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Charlotte Steeves

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Prolonged dietary exposure to marine chemical pollution has been cited as an underlying cause of reduced reproductive success and hormone disruption in birds. Seabirds occupy an apex position in the marine food web and are especially susceptible to high toxicant loads in ingested... Read More →
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Jessica Dozois

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Le paradigme caractérisant l‘interaction plante-microbiome cite l’exsudation de molécules solubles ou volatiles: acides organiques, acides gras, métabolites secondaires, protéines antimicrobiennes, acides aminés, ADN extracellulaire et sucres. Toutefois, nos résultats préliminaires... Read More →
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Maryane Gradito

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Il a été montré à plusieurs reprises que l’héliotropisme chez les fleurs fournit un avantage reproductif pour les individus. Ce gain de fitness résulte fréquemment d’une augmentation des visites par les pollinisateurs et/ou une promotion de la croissance due à l’augmentation... Read More →
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Shannon Clarke

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
In order to ensure the sustainable management of fisheries, it is critical to integrate both demographic and genetic considerations into fishery assessments, as they both play a role in determining harvest yields and population persistence. This is especially important in populations... Read More →
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Mathias Gagnon-Babin

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Une caractéristique commune à tout écosystème est le fait que les conditions environnementales fluctuent à travers le temps et l’espace et ce, à plusieurs échelles différentes (Bell and Collins 2008). La conséquence de la présence de ces fluctuations est que les compromis... Read More →


Wednesday December 16, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Room 1 | Salle 1

10:30am EST

Speed talks | Présentations éclair : Population & Behavioural Ecology 2 | Écologie comportementale et des populations 2
5 min per presentation (3 min presentation + 2 min questions)
  • 10h35-10h40 : Gabrielle Rimok - The spatial ecology of climates: assessing how the spatial structure of the environment drives anuran communities
  • 10h40-10h45 : Denis Cao Van Truong - Recent Exposure to Predation Pressure Shapes Mate Selection in Female Trinidadian Guppies (Poecilia reticulata)
  • 10h45-10h50 : Jérôme Burkiewicz - Photogrammetry captures the complexity of 3D floral shape and color
  • 10h50-10h55 : Shannon Meadley Dunphy -How often do hosts limit parasite geographic ranges?
  • 10h55-11h00 : Jonathan Diamond - Woody plant foraging selectivity variation in Castor canadensis in response to plant abundance disparities.


Speakers
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Gabrielle Rimok

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Patterns of biodiversity are dependent on environmental heterogeneity; that is, environmental spatial structure. The organization and configuration of a community’s environment will greatly affect its richness and diversity. In the case of amphibians, they are highly sensitive to... Read More →
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Denis Cao Van Truong

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
In predator-dense environments, prey species must be able to optimize their foraging ability and reproductive output while maintaining high investment into predator-avoidance behaviours in order to avoid the accumulation of lost opportunity costs. In the context of mating, chronic... Read More →
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Jérôme Burkiewicz

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
La modélisation en trois dimensions (3D) de spécimens biologiques nécessite généralement l’utilisation de scanners. Bien que ces techniques soient performantes et précises, elles ne sont pas exemptes de défauts : leur coût élevé et leur taille imposante pose notamment... Read More →
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Shannon Meadley Dunphy

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
All species have limited geographic distributions, constrained by their abiotic and biotic environments. Biotic interactions can strongly affect species ranges, yet their role is tricky to pin down. This is especially true for species that rely strongly on others, such as parasites... Read More →
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Jonathan Diamond

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
The North American beaver (Castor canadensis) is a specialized rodent with the ability to drastically alter ecosystems by building dams and lodges, as well as alter forest communities through their foraging behaviors. In fact, the beaver is a herbivorous generalist with clear preferences... Read More →


Wednesday December 16, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Room 3 | Salle 3

10:30am EST

Speed talks | Présentations éclair: Trophic interactions 2 | Interactions trophiques 2
5 min per presentation (3 min presentation + 2 min questions)
  • 10h35-10h40 : Aliénor Stahl - Predicting the abundance of lake fish from foodweb structure: Theory, empirical patterns and consequences for fish stocking impacts
  • 10h40-10h45 : ANNULÉ
  • 10h45-10h50: Antonio Rodriguez-Campbell - Untangling drivers of species interaction strength: a standardized experiment from Alaska to Argentina
  • 10h50-10h55 : Dominique Caron - Faire beaucoup avec «peu»: Reconstruction d’un vaste réseau trophique avec une quantité limitée de données


Speakers
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Aliénor Stahl

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
I will be presenting the main goals of the first two chapters of my PhD. They focus on predicting the abundance of lake fish from food web structure. The first chapter is a proof-of-concept and the second one is an application to a known dataset, combined with a comparison of several... Read More →
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Antonio Rodriguez-Campbell

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Darwin theorized that species interaction intensity increases towards the Tropics and lowland ecosystems, leading to important implications for conservation under climate change. These biotic interactions are often measured with predation rates on seeds and occasionally invertebrates... Read More →
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Dominique Caron

Student Speaker | Étudiant.e
Le maintien de l’intégrité des écosystèmes passe par la protection des organismes vivants, mais également le réseau d’interactions reliant ceux-ci. Malheureusement, les données d’interactions entre espèces sont souvent rares, biaisées et hautement incertaines. Il est... Read More →


Wednesday December 16, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Room 2 | Salle 2

11:30am EST

12:00pm EST

Lunch break | Dîner
Wednesday December 16, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
TBA

1:00pm EST

1:00pm EST

Panel session 1: Collaborative wildlife research and management with Indigenous communities | Recherche et gestion de la faune et flore en collaboration avec les communautés Autochtones



Speakers
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Jeremy Brammer

Chercheur-Biologiste pour Environnement et Changement climatique Canada - Centre national de la recherche faunique | Biologist at Environment and Climate Change Canada · National Wildlife Research Centre
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Gwyneth MacMillan

Chercheuse postdoctoral Université McGill University Postdoctoral fellow
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Allyson Menzies

PhD Candidate - Natural Resource Sciences Department, McGill University | Étudiante au doctorat, département des sciences des ressources naturelles, Université McGill


Wednesday December 16, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
TBA

1:00pm EST

Panel session 2: Ethnobotany and ethnoecology | Ethnobotanie et Ethnoécologie
Speakers
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Alain Cuerrier

Professeur associé au département de Sciences biologique de l'Université de Montréal, Botaniste chercheur au jardin botanique de Montréal
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Allison Ford

PhD Candidate - Natural Resource Sciences Department, McGill University | Étudiante au doctorat, département des sciences des ressources naturelles, Université McGill


Wednesday December 16, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
TBA

2:00pm EST

QCBS General Assembly | Assemblée générale CSBQ
Speakers
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Andrew Gonzalez

GEO BON New Co Chair; QCBS director


Wednesday December 16, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
TBA