Le grand mystère de la recherche scientifique en France : un organigramme et quelques clés pour comprendre

par Maxime TisserantPour toute personne n’ayant pas baignée dès ses plus jeunes années d’études supérieures dans le système français de la recherche, comprendre son organisation et son fonctionnement devient vite un casse-tête. Cet organigramme simplifié et non-exhaustif a pour but d’aider un étudiant qui se demanderait  à quoi peut bien correspondre une “UMR”, le “CNRS” ou l’"IRSTEA" (à vos souhaits !).Maxime Tisserant est étudiant au doctorat en biologie végétale à l’Université Laval. Après avoir erré…

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Reindeer Research in the Circumpolar by Franco AloMandatory…

Reindeer Research in the Circumpolar by Franco AloMandatory Typical Dock Shot. Reindeer research in Northern Finland isn’t only about 12hr+ days eating fire-grilled sausages in a primarily Scotts pine forest while your focal group take a nap. Sometimes it’s about waking up early to eat granola and yogurt while enjoying the lake view right in your backyard.

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R Toolbox: How to plot a phylogeny using phytools and ape

Sébastien Renaut works as a research professional at the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science, based at Université de Montreal. His role is to provide genomics and bioinformatics support on biodiversity related projects. Specifically, his interests are in the genomic basis of adaptation and the fundamental mechanisms underlying the origin and evolution of genome architecture. More information on how he can support QCBS research here.

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A Jump Into the Blue

By Elena BeliOne day in November 2013 in Italy, during my internship for my Master’s degree at the University of Salento, I was introduced to a professor from the University of Montreal who did not want to be called “professor”. Chris Cameron ended up co-supervising my M.Sc. work in Italy; with Chris I set up a taphonomic decay experiment of a new graptolite species and deepened its systematics, on which I was working with Pr.…

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Pollen cores to pushing boundaries: who is Margaret B. Davis?

By Katherine HébertConferences are simultaneously the worst and best thing about graduate school. They’re the worst if you get nervous about presenting your work in front of researchers you cite all the time, and have placed on a very fancy, divinely-lit academic podium in your brain (this is the case for most graduate students I know). Conferences are also the best, because you can stumble upon some super inspiring things in the whirlwind of talks…

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Adventures in Africa

By Tristan KosciuchMy name is Tristan Kosciuch, and I am an honors biology undergraduate at McGill University. This year, I received the QCBS Biodiversity Science Discovery Award and a McGill Science Undergraduate Research Award which allowed me to travel to Uganda, under the supervision of Dr. Lauren Chapman, to conduct fieldwork for my academic research. My project there ended up being an amazing mix of environmental conservation and biology, with clear applications to the local…

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Reindeer Research in the Circumpolar by Franco AloSàmi Reindeer…

Reindeer Research in the Circumpolar by Franco AloSàmi Reindeer Herders. Studying reindeer in Northern Finland means you sometimes need to stop and watch the amazing work the Samí indigenous reindeer herders do as they prepare your experiment by segregating groups by sex and age. A sight I will never forget and one I am happy to have captured. I tried my hand at this activity and when a reindeer who weighs more than you do…

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Biodiversité – 101: Mots-croisés

par Léo Janne Paquin Léo Janne Paquin termine présentement sa maîtrise portant sur l’impact de l’urbanisation des milieux humides. Elle débutera en mai un doctorat encore sous la direction de Monique Poulin (Université Laval) et Stéphanie Pellerin (Université de Montréal) en lien avec l’écologie des milieux naturels urbains.

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