Great activity do to with the kids!!! The Amphibian Population Monitoring Program led by the Ecomuseum aims to identify long term trends in frog populations in Quebec. Frog call route are 8 km in length and distributed throughout Quebec. Each route must be visited twice during the spring months. At each station, the observer listens to frog calls for 3 minutes, then identifies and records the species heard. The data are used to compare changes in abundance of the frog species monitored. You can also see some incredible creatures during your visit. Alex loves salamanders and toads.
I truly enjoy teaching!
2014 - BIO 2862 (Comportement Animal - Université de Montréal)
2009 - BIOL 206 (Biology of Organisms - McGill University)
2002 - ECL 1012 (Interprétation des données biologiques - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières)
2009 - T-Pulse workshop - McGill University (Tomlinson Project in University-Level Science Education) - 2 days intensive workshop on the development of more effective teaching methods for university level science students.
I LOVE to mentor students! Undergraduate and graduate students projects
2016-; M. Gros (McGill University) Co-supervised with I. Gregory-Eaves
2015-; G. Trottier (École Polytechnique). Co-supervised with M. Margni and C. Bulle
2013-2015; G. Trottier (McGill University). Impact of winter drawdown on macroinvertebrates community. Co-supervised with C. Nozais and I. Gregory-Eaves
2013-2016; R. Thomas (McGill University). Impact of winter drawdown on fish community. Co-supervised with C. Solomon
2014; S. Boyle (McGill University). Fish community structure in drawdown lakes. Co-supervised with C. Solomon
2013; S. Sukumar (University of Guelph). Effects of corridors on ostracods dispersal. Co-supervised with J.M. Fryxell.
2013; G. Fiorino (University of Guelph). Ostracod movement in response to resource density. Co-supervised with J.M. Fryxell
2012-2013; C. Prokopenko (University of Guelph). Functional response in ostracods. Co-supervised with J.M. Fryxell PDF
2012; A. Boyd (University of Guelph). Flight initiation distance (FID) and food quality in squirrels. Co-supervised with A. McAdam
2012; A. Coates (University of Guelph). Occurrence of cannibalism in an ostracod population; effects of alternative resources, starvation level and body size
2012; M. Stothart (University of Guelph). Ostracod movement in response to resource density, quality and patchiness.
2012; A. Loveridge (University of Guelph). Vertical and horizontal diffusion of algae (Chlorella vulgaris). Co-supervised with J.M. Fryxell.
2009; B. Miller, K. Lewtas, L. McDonnell, D. Sanders (McGill University). Gait behavior and flight initiation distance in parrotfish, Barbados. Co-supervised with D.L. Kramer. See PDF
2008; K. Roberts and S. Warrens (McGill University). Relationships between parrotfish, damselfish and coral abundance and distribution in fringing reefs in Barbados. Co-supervised with D.L. Kramer.
2007. S. Theleme (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières). Determinants of the ontogenetic color change in longfin damselfish. Co-supervised with D.L. Kramer.
2007; K. Gotanda (McGill University). Flight initiation distance in parrotfish. Co-supervised with D.L. Kramer. See PDF
2007; A. Robillard (McGill University) and V. Duclos (Université Laval). Landscape connectivity and movement in damselfish. Co-supervised with D.L. Kramer. See PDF
2006; J. Grégoire (McGill University). Landscape connectivity and fish movement. See PDF
2005; A. Ménard (McGill University). Selection of diurnal refuges by nocturnal squirrelfish. Co-supervised with D.L. Kramer. See PDF
V. Duclos, catching a longfin damselfish (Stegastes dienaceus) for a translocation experiment testing functional connectivity - 2007
K. Roberts, doing a transect to evaluate coral abundance in relation to parrotfish and damselfish distribution - 2008
Professional services and other experiences
Leader of the Fisheries discussion group, University of Guelph – 2011-2013
Graduate students representative - hiring process of one faculty position in Animal Behavior in the Department of Biology, McGill University - spring 2010
Member of the graduate student committee for the Organismal Seminar Series in the Biology Department, McGill University - 2009
Creator and editor in chief of the Aqua Vitalis, a journal created for the GRÉA (Groupe de Recherche en Écologie Aquatique; Aquatic ecosystem research group) at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières - 2001-2003
Member of the Scientific Committee
Interdisciplinary project on the value of ecosystem services of the Lake St-Pierre in a context of climate change - PIs: Drs. Hie and Poder (U. Sherbrooke) - Ouranos and Resources Canada fund – 2014 - 2017
CFRN (Canadian Fisheries Research Network; students/PDF representative) 2011 - 2013
Member of the Organization committee (congress, symposium)
CCFFR (Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research), Montreal, January 2017
CFRN (Canadian Fisheries Reserach Network), 3rd Annual general assembly, Toronto, February 2013
SQEBC (Société Québécoise de l’étude biologique du comportement), Montreal, November 2010
JMIH (Joint meeting for Itchyologists and herpetologists), Montreal, July 2008
Michelle Gros (Master thesis; McGill University - 2016-2018)
Adrienne McLean (Master thesis; University of Guelph - 2012-2015)
2017 - CEGEP St-Laurent (Evaluating the impacts of hydroelectricity on aquatic ecosystems)
2014 - McGill University, NSERC Canadian Field Robotics Network (NCFRN), Montreal, Quebec, May 9th
2013 - Organized Oral Session at the 98th ESA meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 7th
2012 - University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, April 27th
2011 - FDW Research festival, Holetown, Barbados, May 23rd
2011 - Université Laval, Ste-Foy, Québec, Canada. March 24th
2009 - Long-Island University, C.W. Post campus, New York, USA, October 22nd
2009 - Concordia University, Montreal, Québec, Canada, April 1st
2009 - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. March 12th
Reviewer for the following journals
Bulletin of Marine Sciences (2), Biologia (1), Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (1), Coral Reefs (2), Environmental Biology of Fishes (2), International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation (1), Journal of Fish Biology (1), Journal of Animal Ecology (1), Lake & Reservoir Management (1), Landscape Ecology (1); Marine Biology (2), Marine Ecology Progress Series (1), McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal (2), PeerJ (3); PLoS ONE (2), Quarterly Biology Review (1)
Number in parenthesis represents the number of reviewed papers/book in a giving journal
Member of professional societies and research groups
SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry)
ASLO (Association for the Science in Limnology and Oceanography)
ESA (Ecological Society of America)
CSEE (Canadian Society in Ecology and Evolution) - I designed the logo of the CSEE by the way! :)
ISBE (International Society for Behavioral Ecology)
SQÉBC (Société Québécoise de l'Étude du Comportement Biologique)
GRIL (Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en Limnologie)