Changing in the structure, composition and functioning of ecosystems
Develop knowledge and tools to support adaptation focused on ecosystems and biodiversity.
Develop innovative methodological approaches and decision-making tools to facilitate adaptation and promote its integration into the conservation of biodiversity, and environmental management and planning, especially in rural and peri-urban environments
Improve knowledge of climate change impacts on biodiversity and assess vulnerabilities of species and communities, habitats and ecosystems
Understand and evaluate the role of ecosystem services in the adaptation of Québec society to climate change, and in particular how services can help to maintain standard of living and well-being
Broadly share new knowledge about the impacts of climate change and the role of ecosystem services to engage all citizens in adaptation
Robert Siron holds a Doctorate in oceanography from the University of Marseilles, France. He worked as a researcher in ecotoxicology at INRS-Oceanology in Rimouski. After a few years as a consultant, he joined Fisheries and Oceans Canada where he coordinated the St. Lawrence Observatory and then worked as a scientific manager at the oceans policies and management department in Ottawa to help implement ecosystemic management and conservation programs for Canada's oceans. He also participated to several national as well as international group of experts such as the Arctic Council. Since 2017, he is a member of the Sectoral Commission on Natural, Human and Social Sciences of UNESCO. Mr. Siron joined Ouranos in 2009 as scientific coordinator of Quebec’s Action Plan on Climate Change (PACC). He coordinates the Ecosystems and Biodiversity program since 2010, and co-coordinates the Northern Environment program since 2015 within the Vulnerabilities, Impacts and Adaptation Group.