Mathieu Leblond

Research scientist

Researcher in animal ecology, caribou specialist, my research interests are mostly focused towards the study of the relationships between this threatened species and its habitat and predators in the context of global change.

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Professional activities / interests

  • Caribou ecology
  • Animal-habitat relationships
  • Animal behavior
  • Predator-prey interactions

Education and awards

Post-doc, Université Laval, 2017

Post-doc, Université du Québec à Rimouski, 2014

Ph.D. in biology, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2013

M.Sc. in gestion de la faune et de ses habitats, Université du Québec à Rimouski, 2007

B.Sc. in biology, Université du Québec à Rimouski, 2004

Key publications

Some recent publications:

Leblond M, Dussault C, St-Laurent M-H (2017). Space use by gray wolves (Canis lupus) in response to simulated howling: a case study and a call for further investigation. Canadian Journal of Zoology 95(3): 221-226.

Leblond M, St-Laurent M-H, Côté SD (2016). Caribou, water, and ice - fine-scale movements of a migratory arctic ungulate in the context of climate change. Movement Ecology 4(14).

Leblond M, Dussault C, Ouellet J-P, St-Laurent M-H (2016). Caribou avoiding wolves face increased predation by bears - Caught between Scylla and Charybdis. Journal of Applied Ecology 53(4): 1078-1087.

Leblond M, Dussault C, St-Laurent M-H (2015). Low-density spruce plantations increase foraging by moose in a northeastern temperate forest. Forest Ecology and Management 347: 228-236.

Leblond M, Dussault C, St-Laurent M-H (2014). Development and validation of an expert-based habitat suitability model to support boreal caribou conservation. Biological Conservation 177: 100-108.