Geneviève J. Parent

Research Scientist

My main role within DFO is to improve our understanding of aquatic ecosystems using genomic tools such as population genomics, environmental DNA (eDNA), and transcriptomics. My short and medium term objectives are to limit the impact of fisheries on the genetic diversity of species, to increase the survival of species at risk, to improve the detection of invasive species, and to characterize aquatic biological diversity. I work with a team of researchers, technicians, and students trained in genomics or evolution as well as with scientists from government bodies specializing in the monitoring of commercial species, protected areas or of interest for the protection. I also collaborate with professors in universities to improve our understanding of aquatic species evolution using genomics.

Research facility

850, route de la Mer
Mont-Joli, QC G5H 3Z4