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Wednesday, December 12 • 10:15 - 11:05
Présentation éclair / Speed Talk 1

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10:15-10:20  Charly Plaisir : How does seasonal environmental variability lead to divergent growth strategies in juvenile Eastern Grey Kangaroos (Macropus giganteus)?

10:20-10:25  Arun Dayanandan : Background predation risk and female mate choice in Trinidadian guppies

10:25-10:30  Winer Daniel Reyes Corral  : Cracking seeds: Co-evolution and interactions between plants and Darwin's finches

10:30-10:35  Frederique Truchon : Examining the impact of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) browsing on white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) in a protected old-growth forest.

10:35-10:40  Jihane Benbahtane : The effect of fishing on parrotfish community structure and herbivory and its consequences on coral reef health

10:40-10:45  Pranav Pande : Metatranscriptomic responses of the wheat holobiont to drought intensity

10:45-10:50  Cassia Foley : Investigating the Effects of Climate Change on the Diversity of Quebec Mammals

10:50-10:55  Simon Morvan : The rhizosphere microbiota of wild blueberries.

10:55-11:00  Li Wang : N cycling genes expression in canola root and rhizosphere in different agricultural rotation systems

11:00-11:05  Benjamin Larue : Spring molt in bighorn sheep: what are the drivers and is there individual plasticity? 

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Jihane Benbahtane

McGill University
The effect of fishing on parrotfish community structure and herbivory and its consequences on coral reef healthJihane Benbahtane, Dr. Virginie MillienOverfishing continuously degrades the state of coral reef ecosystems by disturbing food webs and increasing their vulnerability to... Read More →
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Winer Daniel Reyes Corral

McGill University
Cracking seeds: Co-evolution and interactions between plants and Darwin's finchesThis study focus on the evolutionary dynamics of Darwin’s finches and the plant species, Tribulus cistoides to address how their ecological interaction affects the evolution of these species. In this... Read More →
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Arun Dayanandan

Concordia University
Background predation risk and female mate choice in Trinidadian guppiesArun Dayanandan, Grant E. BrownWhile female non-random mate choice is a major driver of male secondary sexual characteristics in a wide variety of terrestrial and aquatic organisms, little is known about the behavioural... Read More →
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Cassia Foley

McGill University
Investigating the Effects of Climate Change on the Diversity of Quebec MammalsCassia Foley, Dr. Virginie MillienGlobally, species are facing extinction at unprecedented rates as a consequence of climate change. In response to environmental stressors associated with changing climate... Read More →
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Benjamin Larue

Université de Sherbrooke
Spring molt in bighorn sheep: what are the drivers and is there individual plasticity?Benjamin Larue, Fanie Pelletier and Marco Festa-BianchetFur facilitates thermoregulation and offers protection against harsh climatic condition in mammals. Because it is a non-living keratinous structure... Read More →
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Simon Morvan

UdeM - IRMV
The rhizosphere microbiota of wild blueberries.Simon Morvan, Mohamed Hijri, Maxime ParéCanada is the largest producer of wild blueberries in the world. The crops are grown in boreal regions using two species belonging to the Ericaceae family: Vaccinium angustifolium, known to be... Read More →
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Pranav Pande

INRS-Institut Armand Frappier
Metatranscriptomic responses of the wheat holobiont to drought intensityPranav Pande, Hamed Azarbad, Julien Tremblay, Marc St-Arnaud, Etienne YergeauWheat production in western Canada is affected by increasing and recurring drought, with anticipated decreases of 20% in 2017 as compared... Read More →
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Charly Plaisir

Université de Sherbrooke
How does seasonal environmental variability lead to divergent growth strategies in juvenile Eastern Grey Kangaroos (Macropus giganteus)?Seasonal environmental variability is a key factor affecting life history traits of wild mammals, especially in terms of female reproductive strategy... Read More →
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Frederique Truchon

McGill University
Examining the impact of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) browsing on white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) in a protected old-growth forest.Frédérique Truchon, Julia Nordlund, Virginie MillienWhite-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) populations have been on the rise... Read More →
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Li Wang

University of Montreal
N cycling genes expression in canola root and rhizosphere in different agricultural rotation systemsThis research targets canola, one of the most widely grown Canadian crops and aims to enhance canola productivity and reduce fertilizer use in agricultural rotation systems of canola... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 10:15 - 11:05
Room AB