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Monday, December 10
 

09:00

09:15

Conservation et connectivité: une perspective globale / Connectivity Conservation: A Global Perspective
Speakers
avatar for Rob Ament

Rob Ament

Senior Conservationist, Center for Large Landscape Conservation (CLLC) / Road Ecology Program Manager, Western Transportation Institute - Montana State University, Center for Large Landscape Conservation and Western Transportation Institute
Rob has more than 30 years of experience in field ecology, natural resource management and environmental policy. He splits his time between CLLC, where he focuses on policy and practices that promote ecological connectivity and wildlife movement and at WTI, where he leads efforts... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 09:15 - 09:40
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09:40

Les dernières rivières libres au monde: de la cartographie à la conservation / The world's remaining free-flowing rivers: from mapping to conservation
Speakers
avatar for Bernard Lehner

Bernard Lehner

McGill University
Dr. Bernhard Lehner is a faculty member of the Department of Geography at McGill University, Montreal. His main research themes are large-scale hydrology, hydrographic mapping, and freshwater conservation. Major research projects include the design and development of global river... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 09:40 - 10:05
Room CD

10:05

Une mort à petit feu : les effets des routes et de l’étalement urbain sur la connectivité du paysage / Death by cuts and punctures: On the effects of roads and urban sprawl on landscape connectivity
Speakers
avatar for Jochen Jaeger

Jochen Jaeger

Associate Professor at Concordia University
Dr. Jochen A.G. Jaeger is an Associate Professor at Concordia University in Montreal. His research is in landscape ecology, road ecology, urban sprawl, ecological modelling, environmental indicators, EIA, and concepts of trans-disciplinary research. Recent research projects in his... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:05 - 10:30
Room CD

10:30

Pause / Break
Monday December 10, 2018 10:30 - 10:50
TBA

10:50

Problèmes reliés à la mise en oeuvre de la connectivité pour la conservation / Conundrum of Connectivity for Conservation
Speakers
avatar for Marie-Josée Fortin

Marie-Josée Fortin

University of Toronto
Marie-Josée Fortin (Professor of Spatial Ecology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto; Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; Canada Research Chair Tier 1) is a world leader in spatial ecology, with expertise in network theory, species dispersal... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:50 - 11:15
Room CD

11:15

Mise en pratique de la science de la connectivité : cas de la conservation dans les Basses Terres du Saint-Laurent, Québec / Making connectivity science actionable: a case study of connectivity conservation in the Saint Lawrence Lowlands, Quebec
Speakers
avatar for Bronwyn Rayfield

Bronwyn Rayfield

Apex Resource Management Solutions
Bronwyn Rayfield est écologiste paysagiste chez ApexRMS et se spécialise dans la modélisation de paysages, l’aide à la décision en matière de conservation, et l’analyse de la connectivité des habitats. Bronwyn se penche sur des projets écologiques appliqués et aborde... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:15 - 11:40
Room CD

11:40

Des réseaux résilients et connectés pour soutenir la biodiversité face aux changements climatiques / Resilient and Connected Networks to Sustain Biodiversity under a Changing Climate
Speakers
avatar for Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Director of Conservation Science: Eastern US, North America Region, The Nature Conservancy
Mark provides science leadership, ecological analysis, and landscape assessments for conservation efforts across twenty-two states in the Eastern United States.  He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from University of New Hampshire and has worked as an ecologist for over 30 years, 26 with... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:40 - 12:05
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12:05

Dîner / Lunch
Monday December 10, 2018 12:05 - 12:45
Room A and F

12:45

13:45

De la planification de la connectivité à la mise en œuvre: défis et opportunités / From connectivity planning to implementation: Challenges and opportunities
Speakers
avatar for Annika Keeley

Annika Keeley

University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Annika Keeley is a wildlife ecologist with expertise in landscape connectivity science. She earned her PhD at the School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University. She has published several scientific research articles on aspects of wildlife corridors, ecosystem science, and animal... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 13:45 - 14:10
Room CD

14:10

Vers la cible 1 du Canada / Pathway to Canada Target 1
Speakers
avatar for Fawziah (Zuzu) Gadallah

Fawziah (Zuzu) Gadallah

Science Advisor, Protected Areas
Fawziah (ZuZu) Gadallah is Science Advisor, Protected Areas for Environment and Climate Change Canada. She has worked for Environment Canada for over eight years and recently joined the Protected Areas Directorate. She holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Toronto. 


Monday December 10, 2018 14:10 - 14:35
Room CD

14:35

La résolution 40-3, un levier à la connectivité écologique / Resolution 40-3, a lever for ecological connectivity
Speakers
avatar for Danielle St-Pierre

Danielle St-Pierre

Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs
Mme Danielle St-Pierre est titulaire d’un baccalauréat en biologie de l’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi ainsi que d’une maîtrise en gestion et développement des organisations de l’Université Laval. Elle cumule 27 années de services publics dans les domaines de l’environnement... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 14:35 - 15:00
Room CD

15:00

Pause / Break
Monday December 10, 2018 15:00 - 15:15
TBA

15:15

16:10

 
Tuesday, December 11
 

08:15

09:00

09:15

Panel sur le rôle de l'écologie comportementale dans l'étude de la biodiversité / Panel on the role of behavioural ecology in biodiversity studies
Speakers
avatar for Grant Brown

Grant Brown

Concordia University
Fear of the unknown: Neophobia as an adaptive response to uncertain risks.Dr. Grant Brown obtained his PhD from Memorial University in 1993.  Following Postdoctoral fellowships with Prof. Jan Smith (University of Saskatchewan, ’93-96) and Prof. Jean-Guy Godin (Mount Allison University... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Dammhahn

Melanie Dammhahn

University of Potsdam, Germany
The importance of movement ecology to biodiversity research at the inter- and intra-specific levels.Dr. Melanie Dammhahn is a behavioural and animal ecologist with research interests at the interface between ecology, behaviour and evolution. Primarily, she is interested in drivers... Read More →
avatar for Fanie Pelletier

Fanie Pelletier

Université de Sherbrooke
The importance of intraspecific studies for biodiversity conservation.Pr. Fanie Pelletier works in the Biology Department at Université de Sherbrooke, where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Evolutionary Demography and Conservation. Her research focuses on the evolutionary ecology... Read More →
avatar for Francesca Santostefano

Francesca Santostefano

Université du Québec à Montréal
Social interactions shape individual behavioural variation.Dr. Francesca Santostefano received her Master Degree in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Padova, Italy, in 2011. In 2016, she obtained a joint PhD between the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and the Ludwig Maximilians... Read More →
avatar for Orr Spiegel

Orr Spiegel

Tel Aviv University, Israel
The importance of movement ecology to biodiversity research at the inter- and intra-specific levels.Dr. Orr Spiegel is a behavioral ecologist and his research focuses on movement ecology of terrestrial vertebrates. His overarching goal is to explore the factors that affect animal... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 09:15 - 10:45
Room ABCD

10:45

Pause café / Coffee Break
Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:45 - 11:00
TBA

11:00

1A. Microbiome
11:00-11:15  Joël Jameson : Test de l’effet direct du microbiome intestinal sur les traits de personnalité chez la souris sylvestre en milieu naturel

11:15-11:30  Esteban Gongora : Characterization of the thick-billed murre microbiome and its association with sex and diet

11:30-11:45  Hamed Azarbad : Soil water stress history defines the wheat microbiome responses to a subsequent water stress

11:45-12:00  Jacynthe Masse : L’impact du système de rotation des cultures sur les champignons mycorhiziens arbusculaires formant le microbiome des racines et de la rhizosphère de céréales, pois et canola cultivés dans les prairies canadiennes

12:00-12:15 Jean-Baptiste Floc'h : Core-microbiome of the rhizosphere of canola variates through time.

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Hamed Azarbad

INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier
Soil water stress history defines the wheat microbiome responses to a subsequent water stress Hamed Azarbad*, Philippe Constant, Julien Tremblay, Charlotte Giard-Laliberté, Luke D. Bainard and Etienne Yergeau Different crop genotypes and soils with different water stress histories... Read More →
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Jean-Baptise Floc'h

IRBV- Université de Montréal
Core-microbiome of the rhizosphere of canola variates through time.Jean-Baptiste Floc’h, Chantal Hamel, Newton Lupwayi, Marc St-Arnaud, Neil HarkerThe micro-organisms that live in the close environment of plants form the plant microbiome. It has a large influence on plant development... Read More →
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Esteban Gongora

McGill University
Characterization of the thick-billed murre microbiome and its association with sex and dietEsteban Góngora, Lyle Whyte, Kyle ElliottSeabirds are often used to monitor contaminant levels in the ocean because they integrate exposure/signals over large areas and bring that signal back... Read More →
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Joël Jameson

UQAM
Test de l’effet direct du microbiome intestinal sur les traits de personnalité chez la souris sylvestre en milieu naturelJoël Jameson, Denis Réale, Steven KembelUn nombre croissant d’études démontrent un effet du microbiome sur les comportements d’exploration et d’anxiét... Read More →
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Jacynthe Masse

Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
L’impact du système de rotation des cultures sur les champignons mycorhiziens arbusculaires formant le microbiome des racines et de la rhizosphère de céréales, pois et canola cultivés dans les prairies canadiennesJacynthe Masse, Yantai Gan, Luke Bainard, Chantal Hamel, Etienne... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:00 - 12:15
Room ABCD

11:00

1B. Écologie Comportementale / Behavioural Ecology
11:00-11:15  Mathilde Gaudreau : Shedding UV light on brood guarding parasitoids

11:15-11:30  Julien Céré : L’impact indirect de l’information sociale sur la survie : une analyse de pistes sur des données de jeu vidéo

11:30-11:45  Katherine Vandal : La personnalité affecte-t-elle les chances de s’accoupler avec des individus apparentés chez le tamia rayé?

11:45-12:00 Giovanna De Blasis : The soldier inhibitory pheromone is a cuticular hydrocarbon that regulates size and allometry of the soldier subcaste in the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole


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Giovanna De Blasis

McGill University
The soldier inhibitory pheromone is a cuticular hydrocarbon that regulates size and allometry of the soldier subcaste in the hyperdiverse ant genus PheidoleDe Blasis Giovanna, Lillico-Ouachour Angelica, Liebig Juergen, Abouheif EhabConsidering the central role of gene-environment... Read More →
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Julien Céré

Université du Québec à Montréal
L’impact indirect de l’information sociale sur la survie : une analyse de pistes sur des données de jeu vidéoJulien Céré, Pierre-Olivier Montiglio, Clint Kelly L’information sociale est celle acquise par l’intermédiaire des autres et sert à réduire l’incertitude de... Read More →
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Mathilde Gaudreau

Université de Montréal
Shedding UV light on brood guarding parasitoids Mathilde Gaudreau,Paul K. Abram & Jacques Brodeur Some parasitoid wasps engage in lengthy maternal care behavior to defend their progeny against predators and parasites. Because parasitoids that exploit immobile hosts like insect eggs... Read More →
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Katherine Vandal

UQAM
La personnalité affecte-t-elle les chances de s’accoupler avec des individus apparentés chez le tamia rayé?Katherine Vandal Lengha, Dany Garant, Denis RéaleLa présence de tactiques alternatives de reproduction dans une population peut mener à une série complexe d’adaptations... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:00 - 12:15
Room F

12:15

Dîner / Lunch
Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:15 - 13:15
Main Lounge

13:15

Présentation / Presentation - Superwomen in science - Diversity in STEMM
Jessica and Charles of STEMM Diversity @ McGill will present their student-driven initiative housed at the Redpath Museum to promote greater diversity and inclusivity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine at McGill University. They will also recruit students interested in starting similar diversity initiatives at the other universities in QCBS.

Nicole George of the Superwomen in Science Podcast will briefly present a science communication training opportunity for women in the QCBS network. She will be recruiting students who are interested in taking part in a workshop to gain effective skills to pitch their research, which will be featured in a bonus episode of the podcast.

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Jessica Ford

McGill University
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Nicole George

Superwomen in Science
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Cong (Charles) Xu

McGill University
Wildlife forensics of steeped alcohol via environmental DNACharles C.Y. Xu, Jing Chen, Wenzhi Wang, Yunyu Wang, Dangshou Yang, Rowan D.H. BarrettIllegal wildlife trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry driven primarily by demand from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) across... Read More →



Tuesday December 11, 2018 13:15 - 13:20
Room ABCD

13:25

Plénière / Plenary - Taylor Ricketts - Ecosystem services: Keeping our promise to connect nature with people
Taylor Ricketts est professeur à l’Université du Vermont et directeur de l’Institut Gund. La recherche de Taylor se concentre sur la question fondamentale: comment répondre aux besoins des personnes et de la nature dans un monde en mutation qui est de plus en plus encombré? Ses travaux récents ont porté sur les avantages de santé et les avantages économiques fournis aux populations par les forêts, les zones humides, les récifs et d’autres zones naturelles.  

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Taylor Ricketts is Gund Professor and Director of the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont. Taylor’s research centers on the overarching question: How do we meet the needs of people and nature in an increasingly crowded, changing world? His recent work has focused on the economic and health benefits provided to people by forests, wetlands, reefs, and other natural areas.

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Ricketts

Taylor Ricketts

University of Vermont
Taylor Ricketts est professeur à l’Université du Vermont et directeur de l’Institut Gund. La recherche de Taylor se concentre sur la question fondamentale: comment répondre aux besoins des personnes et de la nature dans un monde en mutation qui est de plus en plus encombr... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 13:25 - 14:25
Room ABCD

14:25

Pause / Break
Tuesday December 11, 2018 14:25 - 14:45
Main Lounge

14:45

2A. Écologie & Évolution I / Ecology & Evolution I
2:45-3:00  Javier Ibarra Isassi  : Coffee plantation management practices influence the trait structure of ant communities

3:00-3:15  David Bolduc : Déterminants environnementaux et sociaux de la monopolisation des paternité chez les mâles Hirondelle bicolore

3:15-3:30  Limoilou-Amélie Renaud : Causes de la variation dans la composition du lait du mouflon d'Amérique

3:30-3:45  Kirsten Crandall : Rules are meant to be broken: size variation and Bergmann’s rule in North American mammals

Speakers
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David Bolduc

Université de Sherbrooke
Déterminants environnementaux et sociaux de la monopolisation des paternité chez les mâles Hirondelle bicoloreD. Bolduc, D. Garant, F. Pelletier & M. BélisleLa variance du fitness est un élément clé du processus de sélection naturelle. Souvent étudié sous l’aspect morphologique... Read More →
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Kirsten Crandall

McGill University
Rules are meant to be broken: size variation and Bergmann’s rule in North American mammalsKirsten Crandall and Virginie MillienA species’ sensitivity to changes in its environment may be related with the patterns and amount of variation in its phenotype. A decrease in body size... Read More →
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Javier Ibarra Isassi

Concordia University
Coffee plantation management practices influence the trait structure of ant communitiesIbarra-Isassi J., A. Arenas-Clavijo, I. Armbrecht, I. T. Handa & J.-P. LessardLand use management can influence changes in biodiversity beyond the targeted species. In the last decades, management... Read More →
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Limoilou-Amélie Renaud

Université de Sherbrooke
Causes de la variation dans la composition du lait du mouflon d'AmériqueLimoilou-A. Renaud, F. Guillaume Blanchet, F. Rousseu, Alan A. Cohen, M. Festa-Bianchet, Fanie Pelletier.Comprendre les causes et conséquences de la variation dans l’effort parental est une question centrale... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 14:45 - 15:45
Room AB

14:45

2B. Écologie théorique / Theoretical Ecology
2:45-3:00  Dat Nguyen : Evaluating predictive models of invasive species in changing environments

3:00-3:15  Justin Marleau : A meta-ecosystem model characterizes the response and recovery dynamics of experimental ponds following acidification

3:15-3:30  Mathilde Besson : Coevolutionary protest, analyse de nos connaissance en coévolution

3:30-3:45  Julie Augustin : Modélisation dynamique du comportement d'une guêpe parasitoïde en conditions de températures infra- et supra-optimales

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Julie Augustin

Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada - Université de Montréal
Modélisation dynamique du comportement d'une guêpe parasitoïde en conditions de températures infra- et supra-optimalesJulie Augustin, Gaétan Bourgeois, Jacques Brodeur, Guy BoivinLe changement climatique affecte les insectes à travers leur physiologie et leurs comportements... Read More →
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Mathilde Besson

Université de Montréal
Coevolutionary protest, analyse de nos connaissance en coévolutionMathilde Besson, Dominique Gravel, Timothée PoisotLa coévolution est un processus évolutif largement étudié en écologie, et plus particulièrement dans les systèmes antagonistes. Les interactions entre les bactéries... Read More →
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Justin Marleau

McGill University
A meta-ecosystem model characterizes the response and recovery dynamics of experimental ponds following acidificationJustin N. Marleau and Andrew GonzalezEcological communities often experience disturbances and stress from contaminants that alter community composition in the short... Read More →
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Dat Nguyen

McGill University
Evaluating predictive models of invasive species in changing environmentsSpecies distribution models (SDMs) are widely used numerical tools that statistically relate species occurrences to its environment to predict distributions across landscapes. Despite the regular use of SDMs... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 14:45 - 15:45
Room CD

14:45

2C. Écologie du paysage / Landscape Ecology
2:45-3:00  Chloé Debyser :  Long-term biomass and community composition dynamics following forest fragmentation in Central Amazonia

3:00-3:15  Willian Vieira : L'aménagement forestier peut-il augmenter le taux de migration des arbres vers le nord ?

3:15-3:30  Alexandre Demers-Potvin : Reconstitution paléoclimatique pour une flore fossile d’angiospermes du Crétacé près de Schefferville

3:30-3:45  Daphnée Lecours Tessier : Connectivité et intégrité écologique dans une analyse de valeur de conservation du territoire

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Chloé Debyser

McGill University
Long-term biomass and community composition dynamics following forest fragmentation in Central AmazoniaChloé Debyser, William Laurance, Ana Andrade, Susan Laurance, José Luís Camargo, Thomas Lovejoy, Andrew Gonzalez Tropical forest fragmentation often triggers rapid changes in... Read More →
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Alexandre Demers-Potvin

Université McGill
Reconstitution paléoclimatique pour une flore fossile d’angiospermes du Crétacé près de ScheffervilleAlexandre Demers-Potvin et Hans C.E. LarssonLa révolution des écosystèmes terrestres au milieu du Crétacé vit l’évolution de plusieurs groupes d’insectes et d’angiospermes... Read More →
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Daphnée Lecours Tessier

Université de Montréal
Connectivité et intégrité écologique dans une analyse de valeur de conservation du territoireDaphnée Lecours Tessier, Roxane Maranger,Timothée PoisotLa perte d’habitats naturels et la diminution de leur qualité représente l’une des principales menaces envers la biodiversit... Read More →
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Willian Vieira

Université de Sherbrooke
L'aménagement forestier peut-il augmenter le taux de migration des arbres vers le nord ?Willian Vieira, Isabelle Boulangeat, Robert L. Bradley, Dominique GravelDans les latitudes élevées, comme au Québec, on s'attend à ce que la distribution des arbres migrent vers le nord pour... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 14:45 - 15:45
Room F

15:45

Pause / Break
Tuesday December 11, 2018 15:45 - 15:55
Main Lounge

15:55

3A. Écologie & Évolution II / Ecology & Evolution II
3:55-4:10  Carolyne Houle : Fluctuations des patrons de sélection naturelle en fonction des variations environnementales chez les oisillons de l’Hirondelle bicolore (Tachycineta bicolor)

4:10-4:25  Mathias Gagnon-Barbin : Coup de pouce maternel : Comment réduire les effets négatifs d’une naissance tardive sur la survie chez le mouflon d’Amérique

4:25-4:40  Julie Landes : Effet des conditions environnementales en début de vie sur la reproduction et la survie de femelles mouflons aux grands âges

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Mathias Gagnon-Barbin

Université de Sherbrooke
Coup de pouce maternel : Comment réduire les effets négatifs d’une naissance tardive sur la survie chez le mouflon d’AmériqueMathias Gagnon-Barbin, Limoilou-Amélie Renaud, Marco Festa-Bianchet et Fanie PelletierLe mouflon d’Amérique (Ovis canadensis) profite d’une courte... Read More →
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Carolyne Houle

Université de Sherbrooke
Fluctuations des patrons de sélection naturelle en fonction des variations environnementales chez les oisillons de l’Hirondelle bicolore (Tachycineta bicolor)Carolyne Houle et Dany GarantLa sélection naturelle varie dans le temps et l’espace, en force et en direction. La présente... Read More →
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Julie Landes

Université de Sherbrooke
Effet des conditions environnementales en début de vie sur la reproduction et la survie de femelles mouflons aux grands âgesJulie Landes, Gabriel Pigeon & Fanie PelletierLa sénescence est l’accumulation progressive de dommages à l’organisme qui se traduit au niveau démographique... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 15:55 - 16:40
Room AB

15:55

3B. Conservation
3:55-4:10  Rose Kikpa Bio : Conservation et écotourisme dans la zone des mangroves au Bénin : quand la spiritualité vient en renfort

4:10-4:25  Kaia Tombak :  Managing Protected Areas to support fitness-enhancing social behaviour in an endangered zebra

4:25-4:40  Amélie Fontaine: Vers un meilleur outil de conservation : L’amélioration des dortoirs à chauves-souris en climat nordique et tempéré.

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Rose Kikpa Bio

Sciences Sociales et sciences naturelles (Supervision)
Conservation et écotourisme dans la zone des mangroves au Bénin : quand la spiritualité vient en renfortRose Kikpa Bio, Jérôme Dupras, Vijay KolinjivadiLa conservation et la protection des ressources naturelles font partie des stratégies priorisées à l’ère des changements... Read More →
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Amélie Fontaine

Université McGill
Vers un meilleur outil de conservation : L’amélioration des dortoirs à chauves-souris en climat nordique et tempéré.Amélie Fontaine, Anouk Simard and Kyle Elliott, Julien Dutel, Brian DuboisLes dortoirs à chauves-souris sont fréquemment utilisés comme mesure de conservation... Read More →
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Kaia Tombak

Princeton University
Managing Protected Areas to support fitness-enhancing social behaviour in an endangered zebra Kaia Tombak, Cecley Hilll, Eleanor Pressman, Daniel Rubenstein Models of the demographic structure of animal populations are an important and widely-used tool to assess the current state... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 15:55 - 16:40
Room CD

15:55

3C. Écologie urbaine / Urban Ecology
3:55-4:10  Ty Tuff : How to avoid traffic jams in urban biodiversity corridors

4:10-4:25  Carly Ziter : Cooling benefit of urban trees varies with canopy cover, impervious surface, and scale, highlighting need for landowner coordination

4:25-4:40  Michelle Anderson : Observing the effect of human presence on the usage of crossing structures by medium and large mammals along Highway 10, Quebec

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Michelle Anderson

Concordia University
Observing the effect of human presence on the usage of crossing structures by medium and large mammals along Highway 10, QuebecSpeaker: Michelle Anderson1 Co-authors: Daniella LoScerbo2, Caroline Daguet3, Jochen A.G. Jaeger1 1Concordia University, Department of Geography, Planning... Read More →
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Ty Tuff

McGill University
How to avoid traffic jams in urban biodiversity corridorsTy Tuff and Andrew GonzalezIt is time to be more holistic about the way we design urban conservation infrastructure. The “stepping stone” strategy of the past, where cities focused on creating or preserving islands of biodiversity... Read More →
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Carly Ziter

Concordia University
Cooling benefit of urban trees varies with canopy cover, impervious surface, and scale, highlighting need for landowner coordinationCarly Ziter, Eric Pedersen, Chris Kucharik, Monica TurnerAs cities warm and the need for climate adaptation strategies increases, a more detailed understanding... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 15:55 - 16:40
Room F

16:40

Session d'affiches et cocktail / Poster session and cocktail
(1) Asmaa Agoussar: Creation of synthetic wheat holobionts for increased drought resistance

(2) Roxane Archambault-Vermette : Caractérisation des laggs des tourbières ombrotrophes de l’est de l’Ontario

(3) Alex Arkilanian : The Effect of Relative Sampling Timeseries Length and Resolution on Early Warning Signals of Population Collapse

(4) Francis Beaudet : Les oiseaux marins comme bioindicateurs des changements saisonniers dans les milieux marins arctiques : une étude pilote à Tremblay Sound.

(5) Marc-Olivier Beausoleil : Temporally varying local selection revealed by fitness landscapes in Darwin’s finches

(6) Stefano Bettinazzi : Metabolic remodelling associated with mtDNA: insights into the  adaptive value of doubly uniparental inheritance of mitochondria

(7) Julie Botzas-Coluni : The effects of farmland heterogeneity on ecosystem services

(8) Daphné Bourget : Relation entre le comportement reproducteur, la condition, et la survie chez le patineur (Aquarius remigis)

(9) Marie-Hélène Carignan : Developing a respirometry method for marine invertebrates: a critical step toward assessing physiological plasticity to tropical hypoxia

(10) Sara Correa Garcia : Functional convergence in the rhizosphere of poplars growing in various contaminated soils

(11) Ève Courtois: Sélection de l'habitat de nidification chez l'Hirondelle bicolore (Tachycineta bicolor) en milieu agricole: une trappe écologique?

(12) Melodie de Jaham : Les conséquences de l'urbanisation sur le comportement d'approvisionnement des veuves noires de l'ouest.

(13) Anne de la Porte : Tracking nodule-generated H2 and its impacts on microbial community functioning in the rhizosphere of legume plants

(14) Gabrielle Ednie : Bat Acoustic Transect Survey at the Kenauk Institute

(15) Maxime Fraser Franco : Application of selection analysis to the behavior of videogame players

(16) Charlotte Giard-Laliberté : Microbial recruitment from a pre-adapted community to improve water-stress resistance of wheat

(17) Kyle Grant: The Annual Establishment and Succession of Endophyte Communities: Systemic Growth or Environmental Inoculation?

(18) Makayla Harrison : Linking mercury methylation to microbial community structure and diversity along the St. Maurice River in Québec, Canada

(19) Benjamin Larue : Spring molt in bighorn sheep: what are the drivers and is there individual plasticity?

(20) Louis Lazure : Cognition and tolerance of mammal mesopredators interacting with humans in protected areas

(21) Melanie-Louise Leblanc : Remote sensing time-series to inform seagrass conservation: a case study in northeastern New-Brunswick, Canada

(22) Liliana Quiza Moreno : Metagenomics of the wheat rhizosphere to engineerthe microbiome for healthier, more productive crop under low fertilization regimes.

(23) Itumeleng Moroenyane : Plant microbiome succession and assembly modulated by endogenous signal peptides in soybean (Glycine max)

(24) Pranav Pande: Metatranscriptomic responses of the wheat holobiont to drought intensity

(25) Catherine Pelletier : Impact des sons anthropiques sur le bien-être des animaux de zoo

(26) Camille Pelletier-Guittier: Télédétection d’aménagements agroforestiers linéaires : quantifier les effets de leur structure sur la faune

(27) Noémie Roy : Evaluating the biodiversity conservation potential of the network of marine protected areas in the St. Lawrence

(28) Jessé Roy-Drainville : L’Observatoire d’Oiseaux de Rimouski : suivre la migration des oiseaux dans l’Est du Québec

(29) Audrey Sigouin : Impact de l’intensification agricole sur l’activité d’une enzyme sanguine chez les oisillons de l’Hirondelle bicolore (Tachycineta bicolor)

(30) Timothy Thurman: Phenotypic change in response to introduced predators and competitors: a field experiment with Anolis lizards

(31) Louis-Philippe Toupin : Différences individuelles d’allocation et d’investissement dans la construction des veuves noires à différentes acquisitions

(32) Angelly Vasquez : Origin of worker-caste polymorphism in fungus-farming ants

(33) Sachin Medigeshi Harish : The drivers of population structure and community dynamics of dry forests in the Biligiri Rangaswamy Tiger Reserve (BRT) in Southern India

(34) Sophie Koch: Developmental characterization of the worker caste in a hyperdiverse genus of ants

(35) Ella Bowles: Rapid body size reduction and genomic change associated with harvesting within two generations in wild walleye populations

Speakers
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Asmaa Agoussar

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique. Institut Armand-Frappier.
Creation of synthetic wheat holobionts for increased drought resistanceAsmaâ Agoussar, Hamed Azarbad, Etienne YergeauDrought is a limiting factor in agricultural production, and will become a major problem with the predicted climate changes. The relationships between the plant and... Read More →
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Roxane Archambault-Vermette

Université de Montréal
Caractérisation des laggs des tourbières ombrotrophes de l’est de l’OntarioRoxane Archambault-Vermette, Julie Talbot et Stéphanie Pellerin Les tourbières ombrotrophes sont habituellement considérées comme des écosystèmes relativement uniformes avec une diversité végétale... Read More →
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Alex Arkilanian

University of Zurich
The Effect of Relative Sampling Timeseries Length and Resolution on Early Warning Signals of Population CollapseAlex Arkilanian, Gaurav Baruah, Christopher F. Clements, Arpat OzgulNatural populations are increasingly threatened with collapse at the hands of expanding human populations... Read More →
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Francis Beaudet

Université du Québec À Rimouski
Les oiseaux marins comme bioindicateurs des changements saisonniers dans les milieux marins arctiques : une étude pilote à Tremblay Sound.F.Beaudet, A.Beardsell, M.Marcoux, J.BêtyDans l’ère de l’anthropocène, les écosystèmes de la planète font maintenant face à des taux... Read More →
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Marc-Olivier Beausoleil

McGill University
Temporally varying local selection revealed by fitness landscapes in Darwin’s finchesMarc-Olivier Beausoleil1,* Andrew P. Hendry, Luke O. Frishkoff, Leithen K. M’Gonigle, Joost A.M. Raeymaekers, Sarah A. Knutie, Luis Fernando De León, Sarah K. Huber, Jaime A. Chaves, Dale H... Read More →
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Stefano Bettinazzi

METABOLIC REMODELING ASSOCIATED WITH mtDNA: INSIGHTS INTO THE ADAPTIVE VALUE OF DOUBLY UNIPARENTAL INHERITANCE OF MITOCHONDRIAStefano Bettinazzi, Enrique Rodriguez, Liliana Milani, Pierre U. Blier, and Sophie BretonMitochondria produce energy through oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS... Read More →
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Julie Botzas-Coluni

McGill University
The effects of farmland heterogeneity on ecosystem servicesJulie Botzas-Coluni, Elena BennettLandscape simplification and the intensification of farming practices in agricultural landscapes is well-known to have negative effects on many ecosystem services. Given that re-introducing... Read More →
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Daphné Bourget

UQAM
Relation entre le comportement reproducteur, la condition, et la survie chez le patineur (Aquarius remigis)Les animaux possèdent une quantité d’énergie limitée et doivent donc faire des compromis dans l’allocation de cette énergie entre la reproduction et la survie. Les individus... Read More →
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Ella Bowles

Concordia University
Rapid body size reduction and genomic change associated with harvesting within two generations in wild walleye populationsElla Bowles*, Kia Marin, Pamela Macleod, Dylan J. FraserWhether or not exploited fishes experience evolutionary changes and the rate at which they occur will impact... Read More →
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Marie-Hélène Carignan

Developing a respirometry method for marine invertebrates: a critical step toward assessing physiological plasticity to tropical hypoxiaMarie-Hélène Carignan, Noelle M. Lucey, Mary Collins, Fanny Vermandele, and Piero CalosiTropical marine environments are commonly considered stable... Read More →
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Ève Courtois

Université de Sherbrooke
Sélection de l'habitat de nidification chez l'Hirondelle bicolore (Tachycineta bicolor) en milieu agricole: une trappe écologique?Ève Courtois, Dany Garant, Marc Bélisle Pour faire un choix d’habitat adaptatif, les organismes doivent être en mesure de reconnaître et de s’établir... Read More →
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Gabrielle Ednie

McGill University
Bat Acoustic Transect Survey at the Kenauk InstituteBy Gabrielle Ednie, Amélie Fontaine, Dr. Kyle Elliott In recent years, a fungus causing the White-Nose syndrome has severely affected hibernating bat species. This may have shifted the population dynamics of the eight bat species... Read More →
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Maxime Fraser Franco

Université du Québec à Montréal
Application of selection analysis to the behavior of videogame playersMaxime Fraser Franco, Pierre-Olivier Montiglio et Clint Kelly Individual animals vary in their ability to acquire resources partly as a consequence of ecological factors such as resource availability, competition... Read More →
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Sara Correa Garcia

INRS Institut Armand Frappier
Functional convergence in the rhizosphere of poplars growing in various contaminated soilsSara Correa-García, Karelle Rhault, Armand Séguin, Etienne YergeauRhizodegradation is a promising cleanup technology where microorganisms degrade soil contaminants in the rhizosphere. A symbiotic... Read More →
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Charlotte Giard-Laliberté

INRS-IAF
Microbial recruitment from a pre-adapted community to improve water-stress resistance of wheatCharlotte Giard-Laliberté1, Hamed Azarbad1, Julien Tremblay2, Étienne Yergeau1In the context of climate change, finding ways to rapidly adapt crops to abiotic stress would be a great asset... Read More →
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Kyle Grant

Concordia University
The Annual Establishment and Succession of Endophyte Communities: Systemic Growth or Environmental Inoculation?Fungal endophytes asymptomatically infect the tissues of virtually all known terrestrial plant species, altering the physiology and fitness of their hosts. Despite the potential... Read More →
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Sachin Medigeshi Harish

The drivers of population structure and community dynamics of dry forests in the Biligiri Rangaswamy Tiger Reserve (BRT) in Southern IndiaSachin M.H., Ganesan R. and Dayanandan S. In the tropics, regional scale events will have profound impact on the structure and dynamics of forests... Read More →
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Makayla Harrison

Concordia University
Linking mercury methylation to microbial community structure and diversity along the St. Maurice River in Québec, CanadaM. C. Harrison, M. Leclerc, D. E. Ponton, M. Amyot, A. J. Poulain, D. A. WalshMercury is a heavy element that occurs in aquatic environments through both natural... Read More →
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Melodie de Jaham

Université du Québec À Montréal
Les conséquences de l'urbanisation sur le comportement d'approvisionnement des veuves noires de l'ouest.L’urbanisation peut mener à la disparition des ressources utilisées par la faune mais peut parfois rendre de nouvelles ressources disponibles ou encore réduire la prédation... Read More →
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Sophie Koch

McGill University
Developmental characterization of the worker caste in a hyperdiverse genus of antsS. Koch and E. AbouheifThe hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole is ecologically dominant and evolutionarily successful. All ant colonies have wing polyphenism, where a queen-laid embryo has the potential... 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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Louis Lazure

Concordia University
Cognition and tolerance of mammal mesopredators interacting with humans in protected areasLouis Lazure, Robert WeladjiProtected areas management imposes anthropogenic pressure on wildlife by allowing recreational activities within them, which lead to many conflictual interactions... Read More →
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Melanie-Louise Leblanc

McGill University
Remote sensing time-series to inform seagrass conservation: a case study in northeastern New-Brunswick, Canada.Mélanie-L. LeBlanc, Armand LaRocque, Brigitte Leblon, Al Hanson, Murray Humphries Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.), a dominant seagrass species that grows along Atlantic coastlines... Read More →
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Liliana Quiza Moreno

INRS
Metagenomics of the wheat rhizosphere to engineerthe microbiome for healthier, more productive crop under low fertilization regimes.Liliana Quiza Moreno, Marc St- Arnaud, Etienne Yergeau The plant microbiome can both enhance or deteriorate the health of plants, and have enormous implications... Read More →
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Itumeleng Moroenyane

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
Plant microbiome succession and assembly modulated by endogenous signal peptides in soybean (Glycine max)Moroenyane, I., Laliberté, C., Tremblay, J and Yergeau, ÉManaged agricultural ecosystems are unique systems where crops and microbes are intrinsically linked and selected to... 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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Catherine Pelletier

Concordia University
Impact des sons anthropiques sur le bien-être des animaux de zooCatherine Pelletier; Robert Weladji; Patrick Paré; Louis Lazure Les études sur l'impact des visiteurs et de la pollution sonore sur le bien-être animal en captivité ont généralement trouvé des effets négatifs... Read More →
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Camille Pelletier-Guittier

Université de Sherbrooke
Télédétection d’aménagements agroforestiers linéaires : quantifier les effets de leur structure sur la fauneCamille Pelletier-Guittier, Jérôme ThéauLa biodiversité du sud du Québec est fortement influencée par l’intensification agricole. Beaucoup d’habitats perdent... Read More →
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Anne de la Porte

Institut national de la Recherche Scientifique
Tracking nodule-generated H2 and its impacts on microbial community functioning in the rhizosphere of legume plantsAnne de la Porte, Étienne Yergeau, Philippe Constant Legume plants are involved in a mutualistic relationship with soilborne bacteria, known as rhizobia, fixing atmospheric... Read More →
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Noémie Roy

McGill University
Evaluating the biodiversity conservation potential of the network of marine protected areas in the St. LawrenceNoémie Roy, Elena M. Bennett, Dalal E.L. Hanna Marine protected areas (MPAs) play an important role in biodiversity conservation. However, in the St. Lawrence, MPAs vary... Read More →
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Jessé Roy-Drainville

UQAR
L’Observatoire d’Oiseaux de Rimouski : suivre la migration des oiseaux dans l’Est du QuébecJessé Roy-Drainville, Mikaël Jaffré, Dominique Berteaux & Joël Bêty Identifier et mesurer les effets des grands changements environnementaux actuels est un défi majeur pour les... Read More →
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Audrey Sigouin

Université de Sherbrooke
Impact de l’intensification agricole sur l’activité d’une enzyme sanguine chez les oisillons de l’Hirondelle bicolore (Tachycineta bicolor)Sigouin, A., M. Bélisle, D. Garant, F. PelletierDepuis les 50 dernières années, l’utilisation des pesticides en milieu agricole... Read More →
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Timothy Thurman

McGill University
Phenotypic change in response to introduced predators and competitors: a field experiment with Anolis lizardsTimothy J Thurman, Robert M Pringle, Rowan D H Barrett Whether due to climate change induced range expansion or human-mediated dispersal, the sudden arrival of a new species... Read More →
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Louis-Philippe Toupin

Université du Québec à Montréal
Différences individuelles d’allocation et d’investissement  dans la construction de toile des veuves noires  à différentes acquisitions de nourritureUn des grands défis pour expliquer le maintient de la variation du comportement animal est de comprendre comment les différentes... Read More →
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Angelly Vasquez

McGill University
Origin of worker-caste polymorphism in fungus-farming antsAngelly Vasquez, William Wcislo, Owen Mcmillan, Ehab AbouheifThe origin of polymorphic worker castes represents one of the major evolutionary events in ants. Generally, caste polymorphism is recognized primarily by the differences... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 16:40 - 19:00
Room ABCD, hallway and main lounge
 
Wednesday, December 12
 

09:00

4A. Interactions trophiques / Trophic Interactions
9:00-9:15  Eva Delmas : Des plantes aux prédateurs : comment la diversité végétale structure les communautés écologiques.

9:15-9:30  Timothée Poisot : Les interactions entre espèces sont elles vraiment bien organisées?

9:30-9:45  Michelle Gros : Yellow perch responses to winter drawdown in North temperate reservoirs: Insights from stable isotope and morphometric approaches

9:45-10:00  Azenor Bideault :  Temperature modifies food web structure through its effects on organisms's biological rates and body mass

Speakers
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Azenor Bideault

Université de Sherbrooke
Temperature modifies food web structure through its effects on organisms's biological rates and body massAzenor Bideault, Eva Delmas, Arnaud Sentis, Michel Loreau, Dominique Gravel Temperature is a major driver of biodiversity change. However, although theory predicts that ecological... Read More →
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Eva Delmas

Université de Montréal
Des plantes aux prédateurs : comment la diversité végétale structure les communautés écologiques.Eva Delmas, Daniel B. Stouffer, Timothée PoisotLes communautés écologiques sont d’autant plus résistantes et productives qu’elles contiennent des espèces diverses. Ce constat... Read More →
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Michelle Gros

McGill University
Yellow perch responses to winter drawdown in North temperate reservoirs: Insights from stable isotope and morphometric approachesGros, M. , Turgeon, K.  Finney, B.  & Gregory-Eaves, I.Winter drawdown is a common management practice in reservoirs across temperate regions of the globe... Read More →
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Timothée Poisot

Université de Montréal
Les interactions entre espèces sont elles vraiment bien organisées?Timothée Poisot, Michiel Stock, Zachary BelisleLes interactions entre espèces peuvent se représenter sous forme de réseaux, qui sont des objets relativement facile à manipuler mathématiquement. Depuis le début... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 09:00 - 10:00
Room AB

09:00

4B. Écologie comportementale / Behavioural Ecology
9:00-9:15  Elouana Gharnit : Végétarien ou carnivore ? La spécialisation alimentaire dépend de l'exploration et du sexe chez le Tamia rayé (Tamias striatus)

9:15-9:30  Pier-Olivier Cusson :  Rôle des différences individuelles en comportement sur la vulnérabilité à la chasse d’une population sauvage de mouflons d’Amérique (Ovis canadensis)

9:30-9:45  Ivon Vassileva : Who should I follow today? Experience shapes shoaling behaviour in Trinidadian guppies

9:45-10:00  Luca Montana :  Male reproductive success in a polygamous marsupial: a spatial odyssey 

Speakers
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Pier-Olivier Cusson

Université de Sherbrooke
Rôle des différences individuelles en comportement sur la vulnérabilité à la chasse d’une population sauvage de mouflons d’Amérique (Ovis canadensis)Cusson, P.O., M. Festa-Bianchet, F. PelletierL'exploitation de populations sauvages par la chasse ou la pêche peut entraîner... Read More →
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Elouana Gharnit

UQAM
Végétarien ou carnivore ? La spécialisation alimentaire dépend de l'exploration et du sexe chez le Tamia rayé (Tamias striatus)Elouana Gharnit, M. Dammhann, D. Garant and D. Réale La spécialisation individuelle de diète est répandue au sein des populations animales et peut... Read More →
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Luca Montana

Université de Sherbrooke
Male reproductive success in a polygamous marsupial: a spatial odysseyLuca Montana, François Rousseu, Dany Garant, Marco Festa-Bianchet In mammals with a polygamous mating system, male reproductive success can vary with the number and social rank of competitors overlapping its home... Read More →
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Ivon Vassileva

McGill University
Who should I follow today? Experience shapes shoaling behaviour in Trinidadian guppiesI. Vassileva, S.M. Reader Many animals form groups, as there are multiple benefits to group living such as protection from predation and access to social information. However, there are also costs... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 09:00 - 10:00
Room CD

09:00

4C. Stress & Réponse / Stress & Response
9:00-9:15  Arjuna Rajakumar : The DNA damage response pathway reinforces social harmony in ant societies.

9:15-9:30  Vincent Lemieux : Variations du stress oxydatif chez le tamia rayé en milieu naturel

9:30-9:45  Vincent Fugere : Community rescue in pond metacommunities facing severe acidification

9:45-10:00  Muhammad Zayed : Evolutionary and In Silico Function Analysis of a Novel Cold-Responsive Gene in Wheat



Speakers
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Vincent Fugere

McGill University
Community rescue in pond metacommunities facing severe acidificationV. Fugere, R. Barrett, B. Beisner, G. Bell, M. Cristescu, G. Fussmann, J. Shapiro, A. GonzalezRapid adaptive evolution can sometimes prevent local extinction in degraded environments, a process termed ‘evolutionary... Read More →
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Vincent Lemieux

Université de Sherbrooke
Variations du stress oxydatif chez le tamia rayé en milieu naturelVincent Lemieux, Dany Garant et Patrick BergeronLa dynamique des compromis d’allocation dans les traits d’histoire de vie peut fluctuer dans le temps et l’espace selon les contextes écologiques et démographiques... Read More →
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Arjuna Rajakumar

McGill University
The DNA damage response pathway reinforces social harmony in ant societies.Arjuna Rajakumar, Jane Ding, Dr. Ehab AbouheifA key feature of eusociality in ant colonies is their reproductive division of labor, where queens reproduce and workers perform most other tasks. However, in the... Read More →
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Muhammad Zayed

Concordia university
Evolutionary and In Silico Function Analysis of a Novel Cold-Responsive Gene in WheatMuhammad Zayed, Kyle Grant and Selvadurai DayanandanIdentification of cold-responsive genes is essential for developing cold tolerant crop plants to increase agricultural productivity in the temperate... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 09:00 - 10:00
Room F

10:00

Pause café / Coffee Break
Wednesday December 12, 2018 10:00 - 10:15
Main Lounge

10:15

Présentation éclair / Speed Talk 1
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? 

Speakers
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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

10:15

Présentation éclair / Speed Talk 2
10:15-10:25 Andrew Blakney : Comparing methods to assess the biodiversity of soil bacteria

10:20-10:25  Mael Moreni  :Détection automatique de cerf de Virginie à partir d’images acquises par aéronef sans pilote

10:25-10:30  Valentin Lucet: Differential habitat use between two parrotfish grazers modulates the resilience of Caribbean coral reefs

10:30-10:35  Naren Keita : Survie et croissance végétative des boutures de Salix sous divers régimes hydriques dans une perspective plus large de stabilisation naturelle des berges

10:35-10:40  Catherine Pelletier: Impact des sons anthropiques sur le bien-être des animaux de zoo
 

10:40-10:45  Anne de la Porte   : Tracking nodule-generated H2 and its impacts on microbial community functioning in the rhizosphere of legume plants

10:45-10:50  Raphaëlle Dubois: Évaluer l’unicité des communautés végétales des milieux humides lacustres et ses déterminants dans une perspective de conservation

10:50-10:55  Cong (Charles) Xu: Wildlife forensics of steeped alcohol via environmental DNA

10:55-11:00   Audrey Sigouin : Impact de l’intensification agricole sur l’activité d’une enzyme sanguine chez les oisillons de l’Hirondelle bicolore (Tachycineta bicolor)

Speakers
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Andrew Blakney

Comparing methods to assess the biodiversity of soil bacteriaAndrew Blakney, Simon Morvan, Marc St-Arnaud, Mohamed HijriPlant productivity and community composition varies according to the microbial biodiversity in the soil. This diversity can be monitored using Next-Generation Sequencing... Read More →
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Raphaëlle Dubois

Université de Montréal
Évaluer l’unicité des communautés végétales des milieux humides lacustres et ses déterminants dans une perspective de conservationRaphaëlle Dubois, Stéphanie Pellerin, Raphaël ProulxLes milieux humides, notamment ceux qui se trouvent en berge des lacs, remplissent plusieurs... Read More →
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Naren Keita

Université Laval
Survie et croissance végétative des boutures de Salix sous divers régimes hydriques dans une perspective plus large de stabilisation naturelle des berges.Naren Keita, Monique Poulin et André ÉvetteLes milieux riverains sont des écotones entre les milieux terrestres et aquatiques... Read More →
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Kristen Lalla

McGill University
Écologie du mouvement et modélisation du cycle annuel complet chez l’hirondelle noireL’hirondelle noire (Progne subis) est un insectivore aérien en déclin. Comme il s’agit d’une espèce migratrice voyageant sur des milliers de kilomètres, il est difficile de déterminer... Read More →
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Valentin Lucet

Differential habitat use between two parrotfish grazers modulates the resilience of Caribbean coral reefsCoral reefs in the Caribbean have been shown to undergo dramatic transitions from a coraldominated state to an algal-dominated state. Recovering from this change (resilience) is... Read More →
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Mael Moreni

Université de Sherbrooke
Détection automatique de cerf de Virginie à partir d’images acquises par aéronef sans piloteLes cerfs de Virginie au Québec sont à la fois source de revenus et de nuisances pour les Québécois. L’évolution de leurs populations doit être suivie localement et régulièrement... Read More →
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Catherine Pelletier

Concordia University
Impact des sons anthropiques sur le bien-être des animaux de zooCatherine Pelletier; Robert Weladji; Patrick Paré; Louis Lazure Les études sur l'impact des visiteurs et de la pollution sonore sur le bien-être animal en captivité ont généralement trouvé des effets négatifs... Read More →
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Anne de la Porte

Institut national de la Recherche Scientifique
Tracking nodule-generated H2 and its impacts on microbial community functioning in the rhizosphere of legume plantsAnne de la Porte, Étienne Yergeau, Philippe Constant Legume plants are involved in a mutualistic relationship with soilborne bacteria, known as rhizobia, fixing atmospheric... Read More →
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Audrey Sigouin

Université de Sherbrooke
Impact de l’intensification agricole sur l’activité d’une enzyme sanguine chez les oisillons de l’Hirondelle bicolore (Tachycineta bicolor)Sigouin, A., M. Bélisle, D. Garant, F. PelletierDepuis les 50 dernières années, l’utilisation des pesticides en milieu agricole... Read More →
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Cong (Charles) Xu

McGill University
Wildlife forensics of steeped alcohol via environmental DNACharles C.Y. Xu, Jing Chen, Wenzhi Wang, Yunyu Wang, Dangshou Yang, Rowan D.H. BarrettIllegal wildlife trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry driven primarily by demand from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) across... Read More →


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

11:05

Courte pause / Short Break
Wednesday December 12, 2018 11:05 - 11:15
Main Lounge

11:15

5A. Plantes - Interactions microbiennes / Plants - Microbial Interactions
11:15-11:30  Alexis Carteron : Ectomycorrhizal-dominated temperate forests show faster decomposition of soil organic matter than neighbouring arbuscular mycorrhizal-dominated forests

11:30-11:45  Ruth Schmidt : How microbial volatiles can help plants to withstand drought

11:45-12:00  Rim Khlifa : Réponse des communautés bactériennes de la phyllosphère au stress hydrique chez quatre espèces de conifères des forêts boréales de l’Est du Canada

12:00-12:15 Michael  Sabeh: Qu'est-ce qui détermine la spécificité de l'hôte chez le nématode à kystes de la pomme de terre?

Speakers
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Alexis Carteron

Centre sur la Biodiversité, Institut de recherche en biologie végétale, Département de sciences biologiques, Université de Montréal
Ectomycorrhizal-dominated temperate forests show faster decomposition of soil organic matter than neighbouring arbuscular mycorrhizal-dominated forestsAlexis Carteron, Fabien Cichonski and Etienne LalibertéSoil microorganisms play a crucial role in nutrient cycling and carbon storage... Read More →
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Rim Khlifa

UQAM
Réponse des communautés bactériennes de la phyllosphère au stress hydrique chez quatre espèces de conifères des forêts boréales de l’Est du CanadaRim Khlifa, Daniel Houle, Steven Kembel Des études ont mis en évidence que les espèces d’arbres pouvaient influencer la... Read More →
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Michael Sabeh

Université de Montréal
Qu'est-ce qui détermine la spécificité de l'hôte chez le nématode à kystes de la pomme de terre?Michael Sabeh, Étienne Lord, Benjamin Mimee, Marc St-ArnaudLes Globodera spp. sont des nématodes phyto-parasites qui affectent principalement les plantes de la famille des Solanacées... Read More →
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Ruth Schmidt

INRS - Institut Armand Frappier
How microbial volatiles can help plants to withstand droughtClimate change resulting in higher temperatures leads to enormous losses in yields for major crops, including wheat. A promising and sustainable approach to improve wheat yields under suboptimal conditions stems from volatiles... Read More →


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

11:15

5B. Effets du changement climatique/global - Effects of climate/global change
11:15-11:30   Ridouan Bani : Can pelagic phase plasticity maintain the marine metapopulation stability and offset negative effects of climate change on adults’ phase?

11:30-11:45  Rebecca Garner : eDNA reconstructions of preindustrial and contemporary micro-eukaryotic diversity from Canadian lake sediments

11:45-12:00  Jennifer Sunday : Responses to climate change: enter ecologically complexity, stage right

12:00-12:15 Sofia van Moorsel : Community stability in stressed freshwater mesocosms

Speakers
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Ridouan Bani

McGill University
Can pelagic phase plasticity maintain the marine metapopulation stability and offset negative effects of climate change on adults’ phase?With ongoing climate rapid change, we expect habitat’s suitability to degrade forcing species to move to new suitable habitats, evolve and adapt... Read More →
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Rebecca Garner

Concordia University
eDNA reconstructions of preindustrial and contemporary micro-eukaryotic diversity from Canadian lake sedimentsRebecca Garner, Irene Gregory-Eaves, David WalshCanada stewards a substantial percentage of Earth's lakes. These lakes serve as habitat to a vast diversity of microbial eukaryotes... Read More →
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Sofia van Moorsel

McGill University
Community stability in stressed freshwater mesocosmsSofia J. van Moorsel, Owen L. Petchey, Justin Marleau, Jorge O. Negrín Dastis, Charles Bazerghi & Andrew GonzalezCommunity stability has been a focal subject of research in ecology over the last decades. However, we still lack a... Read More →
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Jennifer Sunday

McGill University
Responses to climate change: enter ecologically complexity, stage rightDespite the desire for ecologists to predict affects of environmental change on populations and species distributions, our ability to scale from experiments to the natural world is often weakened by the complexity... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 11:15 - 12:15
Room CD

11:15

5C. Service d'écosystème / Ecosystem Services
11:15-11:30  Chloé L'Ecuyer-Sauvageau : Understanding the preferences of water users in a context of cyanobacterial blooms in Quebec

11:30-11:45  Vijay Kolinjivadi : Conserving nature to conserve production: Understanding Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) within the political economy of potato processing on Prince Edward Island, Canada

11:45-12:00  Dalal Hanna : The contribution of protected areas to ecosystem service provision and biodiversity

12:00-12:15  Alejandra Zaga Mendez : A comparison of agro-environnemental incentives for biodiversity conservation in Quebec and their effects on farmers’ participation.

Speakers
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Dalal Hanna

McGill University
The contribution of protected areas to ecosystem service provision and biodiversityDalal Hanna, Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne & Elena Bennett In addition to conserving extraordinary natural features and biodiversity, protected areas contribute to the provision of ecosystem services. These... Read More →
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Vijay Kolinjivadi

Université du Québec en Outaouais
Conserving nature to conserve production: Understanding Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) within the political economy of potato processing on Prince Edward Island, CanadaVijay Kolinjivadi, Alejandra Zaga Mendez, Jérôme DuprasIn Prince Edward Island (PEI), producers have been... Read More →
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Chloé L'Ecuyer-Sauvageau

Université du Québec en Outaouais
Understanding the preferences of water users in a context of cyanobacterial blooms in QuebecChloé L’Ecuyer-Sauvageau, Charlène Kermagoret, Jérôme Dupras, Jie He, Thomas Poder, Justin Leroux, Marie-Pier SchinckAlgal blooms, whether they are harmful or more akin to a nuisance... Read More →
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Alejandra Zaga Mendez

Université du Québec en Outaouais
A comparison of agro-environnemental incentives for biodiversity conservation in Quebec and their effects on farmers’ participation.Incentive-based mechanisms are increasingly being employed to encourage voluntary adoption of biodiversity conservation practises for the provision... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 11:15 - 12:15
Room F

12:15

Dîner / Lunch
Wednesday December 12, 2018 12:15 - 13:30
Main Lounge

12:40

Assemblée étudiante / Student assembly
Wednesday December 12, 2018 12:40 - 13:20
Room CD

13:30

Panel Art-science / Art-Science Panel
Les arts et les sciences sont tous deux composés d’observations et d’expérimentations et cherchent à comprendre différents aspects du monde nous entourant.  Malgré ce terrain commun, la vision traditionnelle positionne les arts et les sciences comme des disciplines complètement indépendantes voir opposées l’une à l’autre.  Ceci est malgré le fait que plusieurs des scientifiques pionnier-e-s, tels que Maria Sibylla Merian ou Leonardo da Vinci aient combiné les pratiques artistiques et scientifiques et ce depuis longtemps.  Aujourd’hui, les pratiques transdisciplinaires faisant converger les arts et les sciences gagnent en popularité, comme l’illustre par exemple le mouvement STEAM*.  Le but du panel est d’aborder la question de la place des arts en sciences, des sciences en arts ainsi que de l’importance de cette mixité en science de la biodiversité.  Nous souhaitons débattre de l’idée que cet échange entre les pratiques artistiques et scientifiques ne serait pas seulement favorable pour les activités de sensibilisation que comme moyen d’élargir notre perspective et compréhension des écosystèmes, autant à titre d’artiste qu’à titre de scientifique.  

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Both art and science uses observation and experimentation, seeking to understand aspects of the complex world around us. Despite this common ground, the disciplines are too often separated by boundaries that are difficult to overcome. Even though pioneer scientists, like Maria Sibylla Merian and Leonardo da Vinci have combined artistic practices since the beginnings of scientific discoveries. Recently, the term STEAM*, describing that art and science benefit from convergence and increased transdisciplinary practices, is becoming increasingly popular. The goal of this panel is to talk about the place of art in science, science in art and the importance of STEAM within biodiversity sciences. We aim to explore the potential of combining scientific and artistic ideas and practises not only for outreach purposes but also as a way to expand our perspectives, both as scientists and artists as well as for a better understanding of our ecosystems.

Moderators
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Charlotte Giard-Laliberté

INRS-IAF
Microbial recruitment from a pre-adapted community to improve water-stress resistance of wheatCharlotte Giard-Laliberté1, Hamed Azarbad1, Julien Tremblay2, Étienne Yergeau1In the context of climate change, finding ways to rapidly adapt crops to abiotic stress would be a great asset... Read More →
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Ruth Schmidt

INRS - Institut Armand Frappier
How microbial volatiles can help plants to withstand droughtClimate change resulting in higher temperatures leads to enormous losses in yields for major crops, including wheat. A promising and sustainable approach to improve wheat yields under suboptimal conditions stems from volatiles... Read More →

Speakers
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Jacqueline Bede

McGill
McGill professor in plant ecophysiology and art-science amateur  / Professeur de McGill en écophysiologie végétale et amateur des sciences de l'art
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Julie Dirwimmer

ACFAS
Professional at the ACFAS but also known as Madame Cosinus (Slam poet)  / Professionnelle à l'ACFAS mais aussi connue sous le nom de Madame Cosinus (poète slam)
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Whitefeather Hunter

Artist and also former coordinator at Le Milieux Biolab
Artist and also former coordinator at Le Milieux Biolab (working on art-science projects)  / Artiste et ancienne coordinatrice du Biolab Le Milieux (projets art-science)


Wednesday December 12, 2018 13:30 - 15:00
Room ABCD

15:00

Pause / Break
Wednesday December 12, 2018 15:00 - 15:15
Main Lounge

15:15

6A. Grands projets / Big projects
3:15-3:30  Etienne Laliberté : The Canadian Airborne Biodiversity Observatory

3:30-3:45  Pierre Chuard: eTick.ca: web platform for image-based tick ID

3:45:4:00  Timothée Poisot : BIOS2: a new NSERC CREATE initiative in computational biodiversity science and synthesis

Speakers
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Pierre Chuard

Bishop's University
eTick.ca: web platform for image-based tick IDPierre JC Chuard, Jade SavageRecent rapid climatic and habitat changes are likely driving northward expansion and population growth of hard ticks, especially Ixodes scapularis (the vector of Lyme disease), in North America. The eTick.ca... Read More →
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Etienne Laliberté

Université de Montréal
The Canadian Airborne Biodiversity ObservatoryThe broad extent and rapid rate at which biodiversity changes occur outpace our ability to study them through field-based sampling alone. Spectranomics is a novel approach that moves remote sensing into the biodiversity science arena... Read More →
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Timothée Poisot

Université de Montréal
Les interactions entre espèces sont elles vraiment bien organisées?Timothée Poisot, Michiel Stock, Zachary BelisleLes interactions entre espèces peuvent se représenter sous forme de réseaux, qui sont des objets relativement facile à manipuler mathématiquement. Depuis le début... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 15:15 - 16:00
Room ABCD

15:15

6B. Biodiversité et Société / Biodiversity and Society
3:15-3:30  Amaia Albizua : How are social networks structuring agricultural sustainability? An example from Navarre (Spain)

3:30-3:45  Félix Landry : Relations entre les caractéristiques socio-économiques des citoyens et la distribution de la forêt urbaine des grandes villes de l’Est du Canada.

3:45-4:00  Ann Lévesque : La fourche ou l’hameçon : l’agriculture dans le littoral du lac Saint-Pierre, qu’en disent les acteurs ?

Speakers
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Amaia Albizua

BC3 / McGill
How are social networks structuring agricultural sustainability? An example from Navarre (Spain)Amaia Albizua, Elena Bennett, Unai PascualResearch on agricultural intensification still lacks an in depth understanding of how social structures, which underpin land management decision-making... Read More →
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Félix Landry

Université du Québec en Outaouais
Relations entre les caractéristiques socio-économiques des citoyens et la distribution de la forêt urbaine des grandes villes de l’Est du Canada.Félix Landry; Jérôme Dupras; Christian MessierCette étude vise à mieux comprendre comment s’articulent les relations entre les... Read More →
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Ann Lévesque

Université du Québec en Outaouais
La fourche ou l’hameçon : l’agriculture dans le littoral du lac Saint-Pierre, qu’en disent les acteurs ?Ann Lévesque, Jérôme Dupras et Jean-François BissonnetteLa conciliation des usages autour d’une ressource naturelle représente tout un défi. En présence de conflit... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 15:15 - 16:00
Room F

16:00

Présentation éclair / Speed Talk 3
4:00-4:05  Alex Arkilanian : The Effect of Relative Sampling Timeseries Length and Resolution on Early Warning Signals of Population Collapse

4:05-4:10  Julie Faure: Efficacité de pollinisation d’une espèce généraliste après le passage d’un ouragan en Haiti

4:10-4:15  Pierce McNie : Metacommunity Dynamics of the Spruce Budworm in Novel Habitats

4:15-4:20  Justine Boulent: L’apprentissage profond (deep learning) pour l’identification automatique de maladies de la vigne par imagerie.

4:20-4:25  Clément Hardy: Faut-il utiliser des carrés, des hexagones, ou des formes irrégulières pour représenter des forêts ? Du choix d’une géométrie pour discrétiser la dimension spatiale en modélisation spatialement explicite.

4:25-4:30  Emma HudginsEstimating damages to urban trees from US invasive forest pests

4:30-4:35  Camille Pelletier-GuittierTélédétection d’aménagements agroforestiers linéaires : quantifier les effets de leur structure sur la faune

4:35-4:40  Travis Chen Epigenetic basis of size and allometry of the complex worker caste system in the Florida carpenter ant, Camponotus floridanus

Speakers
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Alex Arkilanian

University of Zurich
The Effect of Relative Sampling Timeseries Length and Resolution on Early Warning Signals of Population CollapseAlex Arkilanian, Gaurav Baruah, Christopher F. Clements, Arpat OzgulNatural populations are increasingly threatened with collapse at the hands of expanding human populations... Read More →
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Justine Boulent

UdeS - CRIM
L’apprentissage profond (deep learning) pour l’identification automatique de maladies de la vigne par imagerie.J. Boulent, J. Théau, S. FoucherDu fait des changements environnementaux en cours et de l’augmentation des exigences environnementales, les viticulteurs se trouvent... Read More →
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Travis Chen

McGill University
Epigenetic basis of size and allometry of the complex worker caste system in the Florida carpenter ant, Camponotus floridanusTravis Chen, Ehab AbouheifAdaptive phenotypic evolution is theorized to originate due to developmental plasticity by Mary Jane West-Eberhard in the book Developmental... Read More →
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Julie Faure

Université de Montréal
Efficacité de pollinisation d’une espèce généraliste après le passage d’un ouragan en HaitiJulie Faure, Simon JolyLa famille des Gesneriaceae est un bon modèle pour l’étude du syndrome de pollinisation généraliste, notamment dans les Antilles. Les Antilles étant fréquemment... Read More →
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Clément Hardy

UQAM
Faut-il utiliser des carrés, des hexagones, ou des formes irrégulières pour représenter des forêts ? Du choix d’une géométrie pour discrétiser la dimension spatiale en modélisation spatialement explicite.Clément Hardy, Christian Messier, Élise FilotasL’hétérogénéit... Read More →
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Emma Hudgins

McGill University
Estimating damages to urban trees from US invasive forest pestsEmma J. Hudgins, Frank H. Koch, Brian LeungUrban trees are the main target of economic damages due to invasive forest pests in the United States. Estimates of damages due to pest species are frequently cited in the literature... Read More →
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Pierce McNie

UQAM
Metacommunity Dynamics of the Spruce Budworm in Novel HabitatsPierce McNie, Daniel Kneeshaw, Élise FilotasTwo important disturbances are affecting forest ecosystems today: climate change and landscape fragmentation. Species ranges across the planet are changing due to climate change... Read More →
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Camille Pelletier-Guittier

Université de Sherbrooke
Télédétection d’aménagements agroforestiers linéaires : quantifier les effets de leur structure sur la fauneCamille Pelletier-Guittier, Jérôme ThéauLa biodiversité du sud du Québec est fortement influencée par l’intensification agricole. Beaucoup d’habitats perdent... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 16:00 - 16:55
Room ABCD