The research project of Jacques Brodeur’s Ph.D. student Gongyu Lin was featured on the 28 March 2020 episode of La semaine verte. Watch here (in French).
From the program’s website (our translation):
The use of predatory insects in pest control has been going on for years. But what if we had them carry beneficial fungi on their backs, this could bring integrated biological control to another level.
In an interview to Ici Radio-Canada, Anne-Lise Routier talks about how she sees plants as intelligent beings with unique mecanical properties. According to Anne-Lise, increasing our empathy for plants could help us better understand living beings that are radically different to us.
For the 50th anniversary of the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), IRBV director Jacques Brodeur received the honour of being one of the 50 graduates with the most remarquable career. Jacques completed his B.Sc there in 1985.
Research results recently published in the Journal of Ecology by Alexis Carteron are the subject of an article published on 13 January 2020 in La Presse. Alexis is a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Etienne Laliberté. Read here (in French).
Gongyu Lin, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Jacques Brodeur, was awarded one of the jury prizes in the “Science Exposed” contest from the NSERC. Her photo shows a predatory mite bearing spores of entomopathogenic fungi on its body.
On 21 November, the Institut d’administration publique de Québec (IAPQ) revealed the winners of their excellence prizes. A team of researchers from the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) including the IRBV’s Stéphane Pellerin, won the new prize for scientific collaboration, for their project titled “Des approches pour planifier la gestion des milieux humides pour assurer leur pérennité“.
This scientific collaboration prize, which was created in a partnership with the Québec Research Funds, is awarded to a team having contributed to a projet with a significant impact on the public programs and policies, as well as on the Quebec population, through the production, collection and usage of scientific knowledge and information in various spheres of research (such as health, nature and technologies, society and culture).
For more information, have a look at this video of all the nominated finalists. The QCBS project starts at the position 3:30 within the video:
Photo legend: Jean-Pierre Pellegrin, president of the jury, Alain Rousseau, Valérie Dupont, Monique Poulin, Sophie Lavallée, Stéphanie Pellerin, Daniel Lachance, Sharon Clavet, Julie Deslandes, Rémi Quirion, the chief scientist of Quebec and the representative of the Québec Research Funds.
The IRBV’s Etienne Laliberté is featured in the short list of the 4 Université de Montréal professors with the most citations in the world. For more information, see this article recently published in UdeM Nouvelles.
M.Sc student Simon Chaussé and his supervisor Jacques Brodeur have been interviewed on the subject of the Japanese Beetle for the programme La Semaine Verte. Their research project is done in a collaboration with the Insectarium of Montreal and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. You can watch the feature, which was originally broadcast on 9 November, at the following link (in French).