Eco-evolutionary consequences of forage fish stocking in northern lakes
I completed my BSc in Biological Sciences at Laval University, with specializations in Marine and Freshwater Ecology and in Conservation and Environment. During that time, I worked with Philippe Archambault's laboratory in benthic marine ecology, especially on the macro-invertebrates of the St. Lawrence River. This led me to work with the department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada over the summer of 2017. This project involved extensive ship time to collect marine samples from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to as far north as Labrador.
The core of research for my MSc builds on my past experience in aquatic ecology and in addressing freshwater conservation issues as I am studying the impact of evolutionary-divergent lineages of threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) on its benthic and limnetic prey community in Alaskan lakes. I use fatty acids and stable isotopes to assess the nutritional quality associated with each ecotype of stickleback in the context of forage fish stocking and lake ecosystem restoration. I am mostly interested by aquatic resource management of northern regions related to the study of predator-prey interactions.
Co-supervised by Andrew Hendry (McGill)