An article published in the 5 June 2019 edition of the Journal de Montréal, discussing how harvesting of bog Labrador tea could lead to its extinction, includes bits of an interview with Alain Cuerrier. Read here (in French).
Photo Marc-André Bisson
Alain Cuerrier was recently interviewed by Châtelaine magazine for an article titled “La lavande, une fleur surdouée” which was published in their June/July 2019 edition. The article does not appear to be available online, but you can read it here (in French).
A recent article published by Alain Cuerrier in Botany is the subject of a new blogpost titled “Ethnobotanical research honours Inuit plant knowledge” at Canadian Science Publishing. The article compares plant use in 2 Inuit communities, one in Labrador and the other in Nunavik.
The blogpost is available at the following link: http://blog.cdnsciencepub.com/ethnobotanical-research-honours-inuit-plant-knowledge/ (en anglais).
The publication of a scientific article written by the IRBV’s Frédéric Pitre and Nicholas Brereton alongside McGill University’s Emmanuel Gonzalez is the subject of a feature in UdeM Nouvelles titled Detecting bacteria in space. The original article, titled ANCHOR: a 16S rRNA gene amplicon pipeline for microbial analysis of multiple environmental samples has just been published in Environmental Microbiology.
Photo © Agence Spatiale Canadienne
Congratulations to Maxime Fortin Faubert, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Michel Labrecque and Mohamed Hijri, who was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal. He can be seen in the photo, which was taken during the ceremony, next to the honorable J. Michel Doyon, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.
For more information on this prestigious distinction, see the following link.
The 10th edition of the ACFAS’ contest La preuve par l’image has started and citizens are invited to vote for their favourite photo before 15 September 2019. The IRBV’s Étienne Laliberté has made it into the top 20 shortlist with photo #4 titled “Detecting the invader by drone”. You are invited to vote for it by visiting the contest’s website at https://ici.radio-canada.ca/concours/la_preuve_par_l_image/2019/.
A new edition of Philosophie de la botanique by Johannes Reinke has just been published at the Presses de l’Université de Montréal. This edition includes an introduction and is annotated by the IRBV’s Alain Cuerrier and Denis Barabé.
For more information, see the press release.
Simon Joly research results on the genetic response of trees and shrubs to climate change, which were recently published in Methods in Ecology And Evolution, are the subject of an article in UdeM Nouvelles.
the article in UdeM Nouvelles (in French)
the original article titled “On the importance of accounting for intraspecific genomic relatedness in multi‐species studies” in Methods in Ecology And Evolution
photo © Tim Savas
The IRBV is looking to fill positions of research assistant for the Summer 2019, have a look at the offers below.
From 1 May to 16 August 2019, 1 position: information document
From 1 May to 30 August 2019, 3 positions: information document
From 22 May to 16 August 2019, 4 positions: information document
To apply for these summer jobs, please fill in the following form
Here is the collective agreement of the SÉSUM
Maxime Fortin Faubert’s research in phytoremediation are the object of a lengthy article titled Université de Montréal: verdir des terrains pour les décontaminer” in the 6 April 2019 edition of le Devoir. Read here (in French).