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Studying Microbiology in Canada

Laval University


Department Biology


Overview With approximately 275 B.Sc. students and 100 graduate students at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels enrolled annually, the Department of Biology is an exceptional center of learning and research in fields as diversified as molecular biology, animal physiology, animal ecology, marine ecology, limnology, plant biology and ecology, and environmental studies and conservation. The Department of Biology’s web page provides a wealth of information concerning our teaching and research programs as well as news of current activities and developments in the Department.

The Department of Biology offers MSc degrees, with thesis subjects ranging from molecular biology to community ecology in both aquatic and terrestrial systems. Research may be carried with a professor in the Department or in codirection with adjunct professors at any accepted research establishment. At present, there are approximately 110 graduate students divided between the MSc and PhD programs.



Research Facilities The Department of Biology is involved with 5 research centers; the Centre d’études nordiques (CEN), the Centre Interuniversitaire de recherche sur le saumon Atlantique (CIRSA), the Laboratoire régional des sciences aquatiques (LARSA), the Centre de Recherche en Biologie Forestière (CRBF) and the Groupe inter-institutionnel de recherches océanographiques du Québec (Québec-Océan previously GIROQ).

Other facilities include:

- SOLAS (Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study)
- Québec-Océan (Groupe interinstitutionnel de recherches océanographiques du Québec)
- CHAIRE d'Anticosti (Chaire de recherche industrielle CRSNG-Produits forestiers Anticosti)



List of Faculty Anderson, Alan - Regulation of the expression of rat genes for cytochrome P450 2B proteins

Barrette, Cyrille - Functional and ecological osteology of large mammals, particularly the biomechanics of mastication in carnivores : comparative study of skulls and teeth.

Bernatchez, Louis - Écologie moléculaire, comportementale et évolutive; biologie de la conservation; génomique fonctionnelle; bioinformatique; aquaculture.

Boudreau, Stéphane - Écologie de la régénération, perturbations naturelles et anthropiques, relations plantes/herbivores, processus écologiques responsables du maintien de la biodiversité.

Cloutier, Conrad - Biology of insect predators and parasitoids of herbivorous insects. Multi-trophic interactions involving insects. Biological control of plant pests.

Côté, Steeve - Écologie et comportement des grands herbivores, évolution des stratégies biodémographiques, aménagement de la faune, biologie de la conservation et génétique des populations.

Dodson, Julian J. - Écologie évolutive des poissons, évolution des stratégies de reproduction, écologie des jeunes stades de vie, conservation des ressources aquatiques.

Fortier, Louis - Marine zooplankton ecology. Population dynamics of copepods. Role of zooplankton in the vertical and trophic fluxes of biogenic carbon. Feeding, growth, and survival of larval and juvenile fish, based on otolith analysis. Climate variability and the larval ecology of Arctic cod, Atlantic cod and Atlantic mackerel. Oceanography of ice-covered seas. Modeling the response of arctic marine ecosystems to variations in climate.

Fortin, Daniel - Écologie comportementale, comportement d'approvisionnement, interactions trophiques, aménagement et conservation de la faune.

Gauthier, Gilles - Biologie des populations des oiseaux, particulièrement des oies et des canards. Stratégies reproductrices, bioénergétique, relations plantes-herbivores, dynamique des populations.

Guderley, Helga - Muscle metabolic capacities and swimming performance in ectotherms, particularly cod, trout and scallops. Biochemical adaptation to temperature and to changes in abiotic and biotic factors.

Himmelman, John - Organisation des communautés infralittorales benthiques: rôle des facteurs physiques, broutage et prédation; dynamique des populations d'échinodermes et de mollusques; contrôle de la reproduction chez les invertébrés marins; mariculture.

Houle, Gilles - Spatio-temporal dynamics of plant populations (reproduction, dispersal and recruitment), particularly in the cold-temperate deciduous forest of eastern North America. Ecological consequences of allocation conflicts in plants. Diversity-productivity relationship in plant communities.

Huot, Jean - Wildlife management, energetics and nutrition of wild ungulates, forest practices and wildlife. Effects of overabundance of ungulates on ecosystems.

Johnson, Ladd - Écologie des algues marines benthiques; interactions entre les plantes et les animaux; modèles biophysiques climatiques; écologie des espèces introduites aquatiques.

Lapointe, Line - Écophysiologie végétale. Croissance, photosynthèse, allocation des ressources et métabolisme du carbone. Mécanismes d'adaptation au froid et à des changements d'irradiance. Relations plantes-mycorhizes.

Larochelle, Jacques - Thermoregulation, locomotion and growth in birds and mammals.

Levasseur, Maurice - Marine production of dimethylsulfide (DMS) and impacts on climate: planktonic control of DMS production in the oceans and development of coupled ocean-atmosphere models of DMS emissions. Ecophysiology of harmul algae: interactions between environmental conditions and harmful blooms, and development of bio-physical models for harmful algal populations.

Lovejoy, Connie - Current research is focused on Arctic marine microbes, especially planktonic microorganisms (phytoplankton and other protists, archaea and bacteria). These organisms are responsible for global carbon and mineral cycling on a planetary scale. My laboratory addresses such questions as: How many micro-organisms are there in the water column? What is their genetic and metabolic diversity? What factors determine growth and mortality?

Paquette, Normand

Payette, Serge - Ecology and paleoecology of subarctic and boreal ecosystems. Population dynamics of temperate and boreal tree species in relation to disturbance regimes. Dendroecology. Paleoecology.

Tremblay, Jean-Éric - Photosynthetic and nutritive ecophysiology of marine phytoplankton. Functional roles of phytoplankton in organic matter fluxes, food webs and the air-sea exchange of CO2. Biogeochemical cycles of carbon and essential elements in the ocean. Oceanography of polar and temperate seas.

Turgeon, Julie - Population genetics, phylogeography and hybridization in aquatic organisms. Theory of evolution.

Vincent, Warwick - Aquatic ecosystem responses to environmental change


Financial Support Available Graduate students who are registered for masters or doctorate programs at Université Laval and who are Canadian citizens may be eligible for a variety of funding opportunities available from internal as well as external sources. Each faculty has funding available for graduate students which adds up to more than $4 600 000. Graduate students who are in greater financial need can apply for assistantships, fellowships and other on-campus employment opportunities.

There are also a variety of scholarships and awards available to graduate students.



Admissions and Enquiries Department of Biology
Université Laval
Office 3058 Pavillon Alexandre – Vachon
Sainte-Foy, Quebec G1K 7P4
Phone: 418-656-3180
Email: info@bio.ulaval.ca

Web: http://www.bio.ulaval.ca/en/accueil.aspx?tabindex=0&tabid=59


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