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Tue05Jun20187:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON
Conservation Biology of Reptiles in Ontario
Gabriel Blouin-Demers is a Full Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa. His main research efforts aim at explaining variation in density of animals across space and the evolutionary maintenance of polymorphism. He works mostly on reptiles, but has published on all vertebrate classes and on insects.
What is a reptile? What are the turtles, snakes, and lizards of Ontario? What is their conservation status? What are the main threats facing reptile populations? How can we help conserve reptile populations? These are the main questions Dr. Blouin-Demers will try to answer during his presentation.
Gabriel Blouin-Demers obtained his B.Sc. from McGill University in 1996 and his Ph.D. from Carleton University in 2001. After a brief postdoctoral fellowship at The Ohio State University, he was hired at the University of Ottawa in 2002 where he currently is a Full Professor in the Department of Biology. His main research efforts aim at explaining variation in density of animals across space and the evolutionary maintenance of polymorphism, but he is also interested in conservation. He works mostly on reptiles, but he has published on all vertebrate classes and on insects. More information is available on his lab website: http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/gblouin/labo.html.