Myriam Cadotte

Program : M. Sc. in Biology

Affiliation : Department of Biology, Université Laval

Director : Steeve Côté

Co-director : Jean Bérubé

E-Mail : myriam.cadotte.1@ulaval.ca

 

Research project

The topic of my project is mycophagy (mushroom consumption) by white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) on Anticosti Island. The main objective is to determine what species of mushrooms are consumed and their abundance in deer's diet. We will also study more specifically the effects of sex, habitat, physical condition, the date during the fall and deer's age on the diversity and abundance of species of mushrooms consumed. There will also be a part of the project that will focus specifically on hypogean mushrooms (truffles) to determine their importance in deer's diet on Anticosti Island. These mushrooms interest us more because of their higher socio-economic importance. The results of this study will increase our knowledge about mushroom species consumed and possibly important in deer's diet, a subject little studied until now.

Academic training and work experience

Myriam Cadotte holds a B. Sc. in biology with a specialization in ecology from Sherbrooke University (2011-2014). She began her professional training by working during the summer of 2012 as a research assistant in the bioclimatology and modelling department of the Horticulture Research and Development Centre in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Subsequently, she worked on several projects for the Ministry responsible for the management of the province's wildlife in Jonquière and Longueuil during winter 2013 and summer 2014. She also worked as a research assistant in the laboratory of evolutionary demography and conservation of the biology department at Sherbrooke University in autumn 2013.

Research interests

Management and conservation of wildlife, impacts of human disturbance on wildlife, plant-herbivore relationships, predator-prey relationships, habitat use, population dynamics, animal and behavioral ecology.

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