The goal is to understand how hydrological connectivity, biodiversity and lotic ecosystems are affected by forestry and climate change.
Insect herbivores have long been recognized as important drivers of forest ecosystems by damaging leaves and decreasing forest productivity.
In southern Quebec, forests face two threats: the beech invasion of maple groves and the increase of droughts with climate change.
Study the variation of sugar content in the tissues of sugar maple trees and its allocation to growth according to its age and the season.
Eurasian milfoil is a widespread invasive plant and brings with it a suite of negative impacts for humans and ecosystems.
The objective of this project is to safely sample Ixodes scapularis ticks at Kenauk in order to inform management and prevention of Lyme disease.
The objective of this project is to carry out long-term monitoring of the annual densities of voles and forest mice at Kenauk.
Freshwater mussels are among the most threatened faunal groups globally, with nearly 30% of Canada’s species considered at risk.
The Adirondack – Laurentians ecological corridor boasts a wide variety of habitats that still maintain ecological integrity and are rich in biodiversity.
Bats play ecological roles that are vital to the health of ecosystems, including pest control, pollinating plants and seed dispersal.
The goal of this project is to understand the spatial ecology, population dynamics and fishery for lake trout and black bass in Papineau Lake.
Despite their ecological importance, the effects of forestry on vernal pool hydrology and herpetofauna are unknown.
The goal of this project is to understand the hydrologic dynamics of Papineau Lake and how those dynamics are related to shoreline wetlands.
Assessing the best management strategies in relation to increasing the overall resilience of forests to invasive pests, disease and climate change.
The goal of this project is to continue the long term monitoring of water quality in Papineau Lake.
In 2015 the Papineau lake dam was converted into a weir to improve fish access and aquatic habitats between the lake and the Kinonge River.
In 2014, NCC began a series of inventories on the property of Kenauk with the goal of documenting it’s biodiversity to exemplify its value.
While loon populations are currently stable, a number of threats loom, including human encroachment and pollution.
Modelling habitat quality for the Canada Warbler using LiDAR technology on the forest shrub layer.
Is fish predation the main determinant of community composition and dynamics for dragonflies?
The interactions between forest tent caterpillars and forest composition as well as the role of predation in outbreak dynamics.
A telemetry tracking and moose health data collection program across the province, with a specific focus on calves and moose recruitment.
Crayfish play important roles in freshwater systems, including those of ecosystem engineers and bio-indicators of water quality and habitat.
This project will include the validation of an annual forest planning approach which incorporates airborne LiDAR technology.
The goal of this project is to assess the effects of different forestry management techniques on forest productivity and resilience.
The goal of this project is to determine the ecological factors that facilitate the successful invasion of non-indigenous slugs.
Biodiversity is central to the resilience and health of our ecosystems, especially today as we face unprecedented environmental challenges.
This research project will identify and document Kenauk’s cultural resources as well as classify geological sites of interest for exploration.
The goal of this project is to determine the feeding habits of coyotes through fecal DNA metabarcoding analyses.
The goal of this project was to determine if forestry management practices impact pollinators and how they interact with plants.
Vernal pools are specialized wildlife habitats but because they are small in size and temporary, they are difficult to identify and therefore protect.
Zoning Kenauk on a fine scale is foreseen to define the management of the various resources for the territory.
Is angling for nesting bass (even catch-and-release) detrimental to their reproductive success and consequently to population level recruitment?
Biodiversity conservation depends on deep knowledge about the smaller and hyper-diverse animals in the world, including insects and spiders.
The FECP Lab is committed to ensuring that recreational fisheries are sustainable by improving the science and practice of catch-and-release.