Projet CC-Bio


Dominique Berteaux obtained a PhD in biology at the University of Sherbrooke in 1996. He was then a postdoctoral researcher at Laval University and the University of Alberta before becoming a Professor of Wildlife Biology at the McGill University in 1999. Since 2002 he is Professor of Ecology at the University of Quebec at Rimouski. After holding the Junior Canada Research Chair in Northern Ecosystem Conservation, from 2002 to 2011, he holds since 2012 the Senior Canada Research Chair in Northern biodiversity. Dr. Berteaux is a member of the BORÉAS Research Group Center for Northern Studies (director from 2008 to 2012), the Centre for Northern Studies and the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science. He was for eight years a member of a subcommittee of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada in 2009 and created the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in Nordic Environmental Sciences (EnviroNorth), a program he has been heading since. The research of Dr. Berteaux focus on the ecology of mammals, ecosystem functioning and the effects of climate change on biodiversity. His work is mostly carried in Quebec, Yukon and Nunavut. He leads since 2007 the CC-Bio project on the effects of climate change on biodiversity in Quebec.

Nicolas Casajus obtained a first degree in biology of organisms, populations and ecosystems at the University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse in 2006, then a master degree in ecology (with a special focus in biostatistics and modeling) at the same university in 2008. His research focused on modifications of fish species distributions of french rivers as a result of climate change. Since late 2008, he is research assistant at the University of Quebec at Rimouski, where he assumes the responsibilities of coordinator, database manager and modeler in the CC-Bio project.

Sylvie de Blois obtained a PhD in biology with a special focus in plant ecology and landscape ecology at the University of Montreal in 2001. She was guest scientist at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Australia and is since 2001 Professor in the Department of Plant Science and the environment school at McGill University. She is associate director of the McGill School of Environment and member of the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science. She regularly participates as an expert in international committees on issues of sustainable development and emerging research. In 2007, she initiated with Dominique Berteaux CC-Bio project on the effects of climate change on biodiversity in Quebec and is a founding member of Phragmites Group. She has directed since 2011 Climate change and invasive plant project in Quebec, which aims to assess the impact of climate change on biological invasions. The research of Dr. de Blois addresses plant ecology and landscape ecology and in particular the effect of climate change on plant diversity. His work took place mainly in the agricultural and forest areas of southern Quebec and in tropical regions (Mexico, Australia).

Travis Logan is a specialist in hydroclimate scenarios at Ouranos consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change. He has collaborated in Chapter 2 as co-author.

Catherine Périé is a specialist in climate change impacts on forests of Quebec at the Direction de la recherche forestière of the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs. She has worked in Chapters 4 and 5 as co-author.

Last update: 2015-01-19