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. 




Great success for the « muskoxen » team !

From April 2nd to 9th, Steeve Côté (professor, U. Laval), Charles Jutras (wildlife technician, MFFP), Vincent Brodeur (biologist, MFFP), Benjamin Langlais (veterinary, Université de Montréal) and Yann Delage (pilot, Heli-Express) travelled to Umiuaq, Nunavik, to capture 20 muskoxen. The captures took place between the mouth of Lake Tasiujaq (formerly Guillaume-Delisle) and the south of Inukjuak, along the Hudson Bay coast. The team captured 11 males and 9 females aged 2 years and older to fit them with satellite collars. The captures went very well and all the collars work perfectly. Only one...

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Capsule #15 online : a new tool to study calf survival

The 15th vignette is now available and focuses on the use of camera collars to assess the survival of caribou calves in their first months of life. Fourteen camera collars were installed on pregnant females in the spring of 2016 and were recovered last September. Barbara Vuillaume, a doctoral student, is responsible to view and analyse the videos. The vignette presents the technique used as well as the preliminary results from a first season. To consult this vignette, click here: This project was also the subject of an article entitled "Caribou Story" in the academic journal Le...

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First scientific publications in 2017

Two new scientific publications are now published: 1) The first article is from Sabrina Plante, a doctoral student, and focuses on caribou vulnerability to sport hunting. Sabrina also wrote a vignette on this subject. Plante, S., C. Dussault and S. D. Côté. 2017. Landscape attributes explain migratory caribou vulnerability to sport hunting. Journal of Wildlife Management 81:238-247. Info-Caribou #12 - Vulnerability of migratory caribou to sport hunting. 2) The second article is based on the doctoral works of Mael Le Corre and focuses on the influence of climatic conditions on the...

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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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