Welcome to the Caribou Ungava web site!

 

Caribou Ungava is a large research program focused on the ecology of migratory caribou and their predators in the Quebec-Labrador peninsula in a context of climate change and anthropogenic disturbances. The successful completion of a first phase of research (2009-2014), lead us to undertake a second phase of work (2015-2020) which aims at quantifying the factors governing the population dynamics and space use of this large mammal. In addition, the ecology of the caribou’s main predators (grey wolf and black bear) is a new component that will be studied during this second phase. Several researchers from six universities and two governmental organisations will conduct and supervise the numerous research projects planned. The second phase will be accomplished through tight collaboration with our many private and public stakeholders who value the conservation of caribou. 

 

 

News

Info-Caribou #14 - Caribou herbivory and climate warming effects on caribou habitat

A new vignette is now available online. This vignette summarizes the results from the research project of Brett Campeau on the relationship between caribou and food resources in the calving grounds and summer range of the Rivière-George herd between 1991 and 2011. To look at the vignette, click here.

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New publications

A scientific article from the master of Alice-Anne Simard was recently published in the Canadian Journal of Zoology. This article focuses on parasitism in migratory caribou of North America and Greenland. More specifically, we have attempted to identify factors such as sex, age classes, herd size and season that best explained the prevalence and intensity of macro-parasites. To read this article, click here.The thesis of Mael Le Corre entitled “Influence of climate, availability of resources and population size on phenology and migration patterns of migratory caribou” is now available. Mael...

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Info-Caribou #13 now online!

The 13th vignette presents results on the use of water bodies by the Rivière-aux-Feuilles herd during migration in a context of climate change. This study was conducted by Mathieu Leblond, postdoctoral fellow in the Caribou Ungava program, and is the subject of a scientific publication in the journal named Movement Ecology. To look at the vignette, click here. To look at the scientific publication, click here.

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Monitoring of black bears in the range of the Rivière-George caribou herd

Since black bears emerged from their den in the spring, 2 sessions of bear captures were held on the range of the Rivière-George herd in Labrador. The first session took place from May 19th to 31st. The field team was composed of Dominic Grenier (MFFP), Nicolas Trudel (MFFP), John Pisapio (Gov. of Labrador) and Neil Rose (pilot). The objective of this fieldtrip was to re-equip 11 bears with new satellite collars. This objective was successfully achieved despite difficult weather conditions. The second fieldtrip took place from 25 June to 2 July. Dominic Grenier, John Pisapio, Steeve Côté...

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Caribou Ungava, Université Laval, Département de biologie, Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon, Local 3076
1045, av. de la Médecine, Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6 Canada
Téléphone : 418-656-2131 poste 7537, Fax : 418-656-2043, Courriel : caroline.hins@bio.ulaval.ca
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