PROJECT MEMBERS

NAMEROLERESPONSIBILITIESAFFILIATION
Adriana Almeida-RodriguesCollaborator/UserEnvironmental impact assessments, environmental protection, GE3LS interviewee (A2&A3)Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Ali MirabzadehCollaborator/UserCommercial eDNA service provider, kit validation, proficiency tests, GE3LS interviewee (A1&A3)Bureau Veritas Laboratories
Benoît CroteauCollaborator/UserField surveys, land resources manager, GE3LS interviewee (A1-A3)Première Nation Abitibiwinni de Pikogan
Caren HelbingProject LeaderGenomics & transcriptomics, eDNA & eRNA kit development & validation, training, (A1-A3)University of Victoria
Cass SilverioCollaborator/UserKit validation, GE3LS interviewee (A1&A3)Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Cathy RichterUser/Co-investigatorKit validation, citizen science, GE3LS interviewee (A1-A3)US Geological Survey
Cayla NaumannCollaborator/UserKit validation, GE3LS interviewee (A1&A3)Dillon Consulting
Doug BrightUser/Co-investigator/End-user advisory board co-chairKit validation, GE3LS interviewee (A1&A3)Hemmera
Geneviève ParentUser/Co-investigatorKit validation, regulatory uptake, GE3LS interviewee (A1&A3)Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Guillaume CôtéUser/Co-investigator/End-user advisory board co-chairField surveys, development and validation kitsMinistère des Forêts, Faune et Parcs
Hélène Trudeau Co-InvestigatorGE3LS, Legislation (A3)Université de Montréal
Hugo AsselinCo-InvestigatorGE3LS, Political ecology (A2&A3)Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Inanc BirolCo-InvestigatorBioinformatics (A1)BC Cancer/UBC
Isabel LealUser/Co-investigatorKit development & validation, GE3LS interviewee (A1-A3)Pacific Forestry Centre & Natural Resources Canada
Jared HobbsUser/Co-investigatorKit validation, training, GE3LS interviewee (A1-A3)J Hobbs Ecological
Jean-Christophe GuayCollaborator/UserField surveys, development and validation kitsHydro-Québec
Jean-François BissonnetteCo-InvestigatorGE3LS, Human geography (A2&A3)Université Laval
Jérôme DuprasProject LeaderGE3LS, Cognitive mapping, ecological economics (A2&A3)
Chaire de recherche du Canada en économie écologique
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Karem ChokmaniCo-InvestigatorGeospatial modeling, drones (A2)Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Kelly LeblancUser/Co-investigatorField surveys, Environmental impact assessments, liaison, GE3LS interviewee (A1-A3)Cree Nation Government
Ken Clogg-WrightCollaboratorTargeted eDNA detection standard development (A1)Canadian Standards Association
Kevin KochCollaborator/UserField surveys, liaison, indigenous resource governance, GE3LS interviewee (A1-A3)Gitanyow Fisheries Authority
Louis BernatchezProject LeadereDNA & eRNA kit development and validation, eDNA testing, eDNA
ecology, biodiversity conservation (A1&A3)
Université Laval
Lynda GagnéCo-InvestigatorGE3LS, public administration, accounting (A2&A3)University of Victoria
Mae WhyteCollaborator/UserField surveys, environmental compliance, GE3LS interviewee (A1-A3)Blueberry River First Nations
Mary LesperanceCo-InvestigatorStatistics (A1)University of Victoria
Matt LemayCollaborator/UserKit validation, geographic information system mapping, drones, GE3LS interviewee (A1-A3)Hakai Institute
Morgan HockingUser/Co-investigatorGeospatial modeling, kit validation, GE3LS interviewee (A1-A3)Ecofish
Nathalie PiedboeufUser/Co-investigatorField surveys, citizen science, training, GE3LS interviewee (A2&A3)Groupe d'éducation et d'écosurveillance de l'eau (G3E)
Patrick ChatelleCollaboratoreDNA sampling drones (A2)DroneXperts
Rachel MilianoUser/Co-investigatorMitogenome sequencing, kit validation, enforcement, GE3LS interviewee (A1&A3)Environment and Climate Change Canada
Raegan MallinsonUser/Co-investigatorField surveys, citizen science, training, GE3LS interviewee (A2&A3)Living Lakes Canada
Robert HannerUser/Co-investigatorKit validation, GE3LS interviewee (A1&A3)University of Guelph
Rute Clemente-CarvalhoCollaborator/UserKit development, validationHakai Institute
Saeid HomayouniCo-InvestigatorGeographic information system mapping, machine learning, artificial intelligence (A2)Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Sibylla HelmsUser/Co-investigatorKit validation, GE3LS interviewee (A1&A3)Parks Canada
Stacey KusCollaboratorKit validation, GE3LS interviewee (A1&A3)FPInnovations
Tara MacdonaldCollaborator/UserKit validation, GE3LS interviewee (A1&A3)Biologica
Valérie LangloisProject LeadereDNA & eRNA kit validation,
ecotoxicogenomics, genomics outreach, (A1-A3)
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Vani MohitCollaborator/UserKit validation, GE3LS interviewee (A1&A3)Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques

POSTDOCTORAL AND STUDENT MEMBERS

NAMERESEARCH PROJECTRESEARCH DIRECTORSAFFILIATION
Caroline Thivierge
Understand the institutional mechanisms and the perceptions of the actors characterizing the stakes of biodiversity and the use of eDNAJérôme DuprasChaire de recherche du Canada en économie écologique
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Chloé BergerExperimental study of the ecology of environmental DNA and RNA in aquatic environmentLouis BernatchezUniversité Laval
Institut de biologie intégrative et des systèmes
Jean-Michel DesgagnésGeomatic analysis and GIS developmentSaeid HomayouniInstitut national de la recherche scientifique
Louie LopezeDNA/eRNA assay development and field application with Indigenous peopleCaren HelbingUniversity of Victoria
Marie-Lee Castonguay The ecology of environmental DNA (eDNA) and environmental RNA (eRNA) for wildlife tracking in a changing climate Valérie Langlois & Louis Bernatchez Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Marie-Pier Brochu Distribution of animal species of cultural importance to Indigenous Peoples using state-of-the-art environmental DNA technology Valérie Langlois & Hugo AsselinInstitut national de la recherche scientifique
Michael AllisonMolecular indicators of Oolichan organismal and population healthCaren HelbingUniversity of Victoria
Neha Acharya-PatelEnvironmental DNA methods development for marine ecosystem health assessments.

The marine photos used on this website were taken by Neha Acharya-Patel.
Caren HelbingUniversity of Victoria
Ridha GuebsiStochastic modeling of the spatial distribution of occurrence/abundance of certain wildlife species of interest to First NationsKarem ChokmaniInstitut national de la recherche scientifique
Yao Honore DohSnow and Wildlife Management: implications of characterizing spatial-temporal snow cover variability in Eastern Canada for action by wildlife sector actorsJean-François Bissonnette & Karem ChokmaniUniversité Laval

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES AND COORDINATORS

NAMEROLERESPONSIBILITIESAFFILIATION
Anna DemaResearch AssistanteDNA assay validation and project executionUniversity of Victoria
Anita ThambirajahResearch AssociateEnvironmental factors influencing eDNA/eRNA detectionUniversity of Victoria
Ellika CrichtonResearch AssistantTissue bank organization and eDNA project executionUniversity of Victoria
Jacob ImberyWestern CoordinatorProject organization and coordinationUniversity of Victoria
Julie CouillardEastern Coordinator/Research AssociateProject organization and coordination

Development of state-of-the-art environmental DNA (eDNA) and RNA (eRNA) technology for Canadian wildlife species
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Tuan Anh ToResearch AssociateDevelopment of state-of-the-art environmental DNA (eDNA) and RNA (eRNA) technology for Canadian wildlife speciesInstitut national de la recherche scientifique
Vanessa ThompsonResearch AssociatePinewood nematode detection using eDNA/eRNAUniversity of Victoria