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DĂ©partement de Biologie /
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, av. de la MĂ©decine, local 2064
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 2131 ext. 404880


Caroline Bouchard

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Post-Doctoral Fellow

Phone : 418-656-2131
Fax : 418-656-2339

Ph.D. Oceanography (2007-2014)
Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada

M.Sc. Biology (2005-2007)
Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada

B.Sc. Biology (2002-2004)
Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, Canada

Past experience:
Postdoctoral research scientist (2013-2014)
MARICE, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

Research Interests:

My main interests reside in understanding and forecasting arctic and subarctic fish population dynamics. In particular, my research focuses on the factors determining feeding success, growth and survival during early life stages, with the ultimate objective of predicting the response of arctic marine ecosystems to climate change.

Refereed Publications:
Bouchard C, Thorrold SR, Fortier L (2015) Spatial segregation, dispersion and migration in early stages of polar cod Boreogadus saida revealed by otolith chemistry. Marine Biology 162: 855-868

Woods PJ, Bouchard C, Holland DS, Punt AE, Marteinsdóttir G (2015) Catch-quota balancing mechanisms in the Icelandic multi-species demersal fishery: are all species equal? Marine Policy 55:1-10.

Suzuki KW, Bouchard C, Robert D, Fortier L (2015) Spatiotemporal occurrence of summer ichthyoplankton in the southeast Beaufort Sea. Polar Biology 38: 1379-1389.

Bouchard C, Mollard S, Suzuki K, Robert D, Fortier L (in press) Contrasting the early life histories of sympatric Arctic gadids Boreogadus saida and Arctogadus glacialis in the Canadian Beaufort Sea. Polar Biology, doi: 10.1007/s00300-014-1617-4.

Pepin P, Robert D, Bouchard C, Dower JF, Falardeau M, Fortier L, Jenkins GP, Levesque K, Llopiz JK, Meekan MG, Murphy HM, Ringuette M, Sirois P, Sponaugle S. (2015) Once upon a larva: Revisiting the relationship between feeding success and growth in fish larvae. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72: 359-373. (Editor’s Choice paper).

Bouchard C, Robert D, Nelson RJ, Fortier L (2013) The nucleus of the lapillar otolith discriminates the early life stages of Boreogadus saida and Arctogadus glacialis. Polar Biology 36: 1537-1542.

Nelson RJ, Bouchard C, Madsen M, Praebel K, Rondeau E, Schalburg K, Leong JS, Jantzen S, Sandwith Z, Puckett S, Messmer A, Fevolden S-E, Koop BF (2013) Microsatellite loci for genetic analysis of the arctic gadids Boreogadus saida and Arctogadus glacialis. Conservation Genetics Resources 5: 445-448.

Bouchard C, Fortier L (2011) Circum-arctic comparison of the hatching season of polar cod Boreogadus saida: a test of the freshwater winter refuge hypothesis. Progress in Oceanography 90: 105-116.

Bouchard C, Fortier L (2008) Effects of polynyas on the hatching season, early growth and survival of polar cod (Boreogadus saida) in the Laptev Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 355: 247-256.