A position of research assistant in Simon Joly’s laboratory has just opened. The position is full time, from 3 to 31 August 2021, for a total of 160 hours at the rate of 40 hours/week.
The assistant will:
– observe and gather pollinators
– photograph plants
– gather seeds
– collect leaves
– support a graduate student.
For more information see the following file.
The recent unveiling of a new phytotechnology station at the Montreal Botanical Garden, the result of research from its curator and IRBV researcher Michel Labrecque, was widely covered by media over the past few weeks. Here’s a press review.
Des plantes pour éliminer les indésirables, Pauline Gravel, le Devoir, 19 June 2021.
La solution du Jardin botanique aux indésirables, Isabelle Morin, la Presse, 2 July 2021.
Montreal Botanical Garden unveils pond to fight invasive plants, Billy Shields, CTV News, 19 June 2021.
Une bataille de plantes se livre au Jardin botanique de Montréal, Journal Métro, 16 June 2021.
Photo: Alain Roberge, la Presse.
Alain Cuerrier was interviewed twice recently for Radio-Canada’s program Les années-lumière. Both interviews can be heard (in French) on Ohdio at the following links:
13 June 2021: La vocation scientifique des jardins botaniques
27 June 2021: Les jardins forestiers de la Colombie-Britannique
A study recently published in ScienceDirect by a team of IRBV researchers (Frédéric Pitre, Michel Labrecque) and students (Eszter Sas, Adrien Frémont, Ahmed Jerbi, etc.) has shown that millions of liters of used wastewater could be treated through the use of fast growing willows while producing bioenergy and “green” chemical products. The publication of this study was the object of an article in UdeM Nouvelles, read here (in French). The ScienceDirect article can be downloaded here.
Photo: Eszter Sas (Ph.D. student) and Frédéric Pitre (researcher).
A project initiated by Marie-Anne Viau from Michel Labrecque’s research lab, in collaboration with Miel Montréal, was just awarded a 5000$ grant by FRQ-Esplanade. The purpose of the project is the study of the risk of bioamplification of pollutants by pollinating insects through honey-yielding plants around a contaminated lot in Montreal East. The team wishes to thank Esplanade and the FRQ for financially supporting this innovative green project.
Understanding the impact of climate on the physiology and metabolism of cultures is crucial. Therefore, the team of Frédéric Pitre is looking for a motivated M.Sc candidate for a project in biological science, specifically in viticulture and plant biochemistry. The purpose of the project is the study of the impact of temperature on the metabolism of grapes and will integrate various aspects of the science of plant biology such as experimental design, the collection of physiological data, the analysis of primary and secondary metabolites as well as the modelisation of data.
For further information, see this PDF document.
A pilot project which will see the installation of nests for solitary bees on billboards has recently been the subject of an article on UdeM Nouvelles. The project, under the supervision of entomologist Étienne Normandin-Leclerc, was put together with the intention of gathering data on the identity and health of various species of bees and other nesting insects in urban environments.
Read online on UdeM Nouvelles (in French).
photo credit: Getty
Audréanne Loiselle, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Stéphanie Pellerin, is one of the winners of the popularization contest of the 28th edition of l’Acfas.
You can listen to the audio file of her presentation titled La symphonie des milieux humides (“The symphony of wetlands”) at the following link (in French).
Alain Cuerrier has recently been interviewed by Radio-Canada. The article titled Les changements climatiques sont en train de modifier le goût de notre nourriture (“Climate change is affecting the taste of food”) can be read at Mordu (in French), and listened to on Ohdio (in French).