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Feb 21st 2018

Internships offers this summer at Ouranos

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Feb 16th 2018

Video: Taking climate into account in decision-making

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Feb 1st 2018

Floods in a context of climate change (French only)

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Consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change

Ecosystems and biodiversity

  • Issues
  • Objectives
  • Research project

Issues

  • Plant and wildlife species in Quebec
  • Nothern migration of ecological habitats
  • Changing in the structure, composition and functioning of ecosystems
  • Ecological Services
  • Biodiversity Conservation

Objectives

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

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COORDINATOR(S)

Robert Siron

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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 to help establish the St. Lawrence Observatory and then worked as a scientific manager at the oceans policies and management department in Ottawa where he helped establish ecosystemic management and conservation programs for Canada's oceans. He also participated to several group of experts and to national as well as international programs such as the intergovernmental oceanographic committee, the trilateral ALÉNA committee and the Arctic Council’s. Mr. Siron joined Ouranos in 2009 as scientific coordinator of Quebec’s Action Plan on Climate Change (PACC). Since 2013, He has coordinated the Ecosystems and Biodiversity program since 2015, and co-coordinates the Northern Environment program within the Vulnerabilities, Impacts and Adaptation Group.

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Research projects

2014 - 2019

Identifying vulnerable wetland ecosystems and plants of Eeyou Istchee James Bay to climate change

Principal investigator(s):
N. Fenton
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Coming soon
Starting

Rabies Ready: Modelling the future of arctic fox rabies dynamics and associated risk management

Principal investigator(s):
P. Leighton
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
Starting

Les corridors écologiques : une stratégie d’adaptation aux changements climatiques

Principal investigator(s):
P. Bonin
Downloadable documents:
Coming soon
In progress

Dynamics and long-term resilience of a large lake and its wetlands

Principal investigator(s):
M. Larocque
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

Canadian Lake Pulse Network

Principal investigator(s):
Y. Huot
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

Sustainability of Agro-Environmental Practices and Agro-Wildlife Habitats

Principal investigator(s):
J. Dupras
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

Green infrastructure: Development of a multi-scale strategy based on complexity and resilience in urban settings

Principal investigator(s):
C. Messier
A. Gonzalez
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

Climate Change and the Tundra of Nunavik: Exposure, Sensitivity and Vulnerability

Principal investigator(s):
D. Berteaux
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

Mapping the Impacts of Climate Change on Salmonid Habitat in the Northern Lakes of Québec

Principal investigator(s):
Y. Gratton
Downloadable documents:
Coming soon
Fact Sheet
Ending soon

State of play of the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Quebec under climate change

Principal investigator(s):
A. Blondlot
R. Siron
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Coming soon
Coming soon
Completed
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