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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. 




Louis-Edmond Hamelin prize awarded to a Caribou Ungava student

The annual symposium of the Centre for northern studies was held on the 15th and 16th february 2018, at the Université de Sherbrooke. During this event, Michaël Bonin, a doctoral student, received the Louis-Edmond Hamelin prize for the best oral presentation of the symposium. Congratulations to Michaël for his presentation about the contribution of migratory caribou to the diets of gray wolves and black bears.   (Michaël Bonin, on the left)

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Recent additions on Caribou Ungava YouTube Chain

Fourteen videos recorded with camera collars installed on female caribou of the Rivière-aux-Feuilles herd are now available online. Each video approximately covers a one week period providing observations of migratory caribou movements from north to south, between June 1st and September 1st, 2016. These videos (and several others) will, for instance, allow Barbara Vuillaume, a doctoral student, to precisely determine calving date and assess calf survival. Click here to view videos.

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Caribou Ungava and the Northern Sustainable Development Research Chair are launching an interactive map!

Caribou Ungava and the Northern Sustainable Development Research Chair have joined effort to create a story map on caribou and land use. It is now possible to visualize in the blink of an eye interactions between mining development, migratory caribou herds, and land use by Indigenous communities in Northern Quebec. This interdisciplinary project funded by a research partnership from Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologie has been launched on December 13th during the International Arctic Change 2017 conference. From CU team, Sabrina Plante (Ph.D. student, U. Laval) and Maël Le...

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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 : 418-656-7769, Fax : 418-656-2043, Courriel : julien.h-richard@bio.ulaval.ca
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