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


Gabrielle Fortin

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Coordinator BriGHT project
(Sentinel North)

Phone : 418-656-2131 #404344
Fax : 418-656-2339



Master’s degree in Biology, wildlife ecology specialization (2012)
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Bachelor in Biology, wildlife ecology specialization (2008)
Université Laval, Québec, Québec, Canada

Professional Experience

Biologist, wildlife conservation since (2016-2017)
Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs, Canada

Species at Risk Recovery Biologist (2012-2016)
Environment Canada (Québec and New-Brunswick)

Teaching Assistant (2010-2012)
University of Ottawa, Canada

Biologist B.Sc. (2009-2010)
Environment Canada & Nature Conservancy of Canada

Research assistant (2008-2009)
Laboratoire de recherche en sciences aquatiques, Université Laval, Canada

Research interests

Wildlife management and conservation; Effects of climate change on marine environments; Human Health

Peer-reviewed publications

Environment Canada, 2016. Recovery Strategy for the Blanding's Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii), Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population, in Canada [Proposed]. Species at Risk Act Recovery Strategy Series. Environment Canada, Ottawa. vii + 49 pp.

Proulx, C.L., Fortin, G. & G. Blouin-Demers, 2014. Blanding’s Turtles avoid crossing unpaved and paved roads. Journal of Herpetology 48(2):267-271.

Fortin, G., G. Blouin-Demers & Y. Dubois, 2012. Landscape composition weakly affects home range size in Blanding’s turtles (Emydoidea blandingii). Écoscience 19:191-197.

Fortin, G., 2012. Can landscape composition predict movement patterns and site occupancy by Blanding’s turtles?: A multiple scale study in Québec, Canada. MSc thesis, Univeristy of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario.