When we conceived the team of scientists and collaborators at the core of BIOS2 program, we aimed to diversify institutions, expertise, background and interests. Our team consists of world leaders in ecology and evolution in terrestrial, marine and aquatic systems, from the tropics to the Canadian Arctic, who use modern techniques such as next generation sequencing, highly advanced statistics, mathematics, simulation modelling and computer science.
Importantly, all academic members are committed to developing a new training environment and to the emergence of a new culture in ecoinformatics that will bring technologies and methods accessible to collaborating organizations.
Philippe Archambault is a marine biology professor at Laval University.
He is one of BIOS2 co-investigator.
He will contribute expertise in environmental impact assessments, use of ecosystem indicators in the marine environment and cumulative impact assessments.
Erin Bayne is a professor in Biological Science at University of Alberta.
He is a co-investigator of BIOS2.
He will bring expertise in big database managementand analysis.
Joël Bêty is a professor of biology at Université du Québec à Rimouski.
Joël is part of the BIOS2 core team as a co-investigator.
He will bring expertise in wildlife management and conservation, as well as partnerships with First Nation and Inuit communities.
Anne Bruneau is a professor is in the Department of Biological Sciences at Université de Montréal.
She is one of the BIOS2 co-investigator.
She will bring expertise in systematics, phylogeny and management of large multi-user biodiversity databases.
Piero Calosi is a Marine Biology professor at UQAR, Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie.
Élise Filotas is professor in the Department of Science and Technology at Université du Québec, TÉLUQ.
Marie-Josée Fortin is a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto. She is a world leader in spatial ecology.
Andrew Gonzalez is a professor in the Department of Biology at McGill University.
Andrew is part of the BIOS2 core team as a co-investigator.
He in an expert in biodiversity and ecosystem services as well as biodiversity responses to global change.
Dominique Gravel is a professor in the Department of Biology at Université de Sherbrooke.
He is the director of BIOS2 and the central hub connecting co-investigators, collaborators, partners and students.
He will contribute expertise in theoretical ecology, ecological modeling and scientific computing.
Pierre-Étienne Jacques is a professor in bioinformatics at Université de Sherbrooke.
Is is part of the BIOS2 core team.
He will bring expertise in high performance computing and genomic methods.
Steven Kembel is a biology professor at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
He is part of the BIOS2 core team as a co-investigator.
Steven will teach the use of novel high-throughput environmental DNA sequencing techniques and computational tools to structure, process and analyze massive datasets.
Pierre Legagneux is a professor in the Department of Biology at Université Laval.
Pedro Neto-Peres is a professor at Concordia University, Department of Biology.
Pedro is one of the BIOS2 co-investigator.
He will bring expertise in quantitative ecology, spatial statistics and mathematics.
Sarah P Otto is professor in the Department of Zoology at University of British Columbia.
Sally is part of the BIOS2 core team.
She will bring her skills in rigorous quantitative analysis and play a pivotal role in making mathematical modeling more accessible for fellow biologists.
Timothée Poisot is professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Université de Montréal.
He is the Training Director of BIOS2.
He will contribute expertise in biostatistics, scientific programming and high performance computing.
Dr. Diane Srivastava is a Professor of Zoology at the University of British Columbia.