Xavier Bordeleau

Image Xavier Bordeleau
Research Scientist

Research Scientist at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute (DFO) working on marine mammal biology and conservation, mainly on pinniped movement and trophic ecology.

Education and awards

Ph.D. in Biology - Dalhousie University (2019)

B.Sc. in Biology - Université de Sherbrooke (2014)


NSERC - Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral (CGS D) (2018)

21st Biennial Ecology and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes Meeting - R. Jan F. Smith Conservation Award for best student presentation in conservation (2018)

FRQNT - Scholarship for Doctoral Studies (2017)

NSERC - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (2016)

NSERC - Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (CGS M) (2015)

Dean’s Mention of Academic Excellence (2012/13 and 2013/14)

Key publications

8.    Bordeleau X, Hatcher BG, Denny S, Whoriskey FG, Patterson DA, Crossin GT (2019) Nutritional correlates of the overwintering and seaward migratory decisions, and long-term survival of postspawning Atlantic salmon. Conservation Physiology 000: 000-000. doi: 10.1093/conphys/coz107

7.    Eldøy SH, Bordeleau X, Davidsen JG, Crossin GT (2019) Individual repeatability in marine migratory behaviour: A multi-population assessment of anadromous brown trout tracked through consecutive feeding migrations. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 000: 000-000. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00420

6.    Bordeleau X, Pardo SA, Chaput G, April J, Dempson B, Robertson M, Levy A, Jones R, Hutchings JA, Whoriskey FG, Crossin GT (2019) Spatio-temporal trends in the importance of iteroparity across Atlantic salmon populations of the northwest Atlantic. ICES Journal of Marine Science 000: 000-000. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsz188

5.    Bordeleau X, Hatcher BG, Denny S, Fast MD, Whoriskey FG, Patterson DA, Crossin GT (2018) Consequences of captive breeding: Fitness implications for wild-origin, hatchery-spawned Atlantic salmon kelts upon their return to the wild. Biological Conservation 225: 144-153. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2018.06.033

4.    Strople LC, Filgueira R, Hatcher BG, Denny S, Bordeleau X, Whoriskey FG, Crossin GT (2018) The effect of environmental conditions on Atlantic salmon smolts' (Salmo Salar) bioenergetic requirements and migration through an inland sea. Environmental Biology of Fishes 101: 1467-1482. doi: 10.1007/s10641-018-0792-5

3.    Bordeleau X, Davidsen JG, Eldøy SH, Sjursen AD, Whoriskey FG, Crossin GT (2018) Nutritional correlates of spatiotemporal variations in the marine habitat use of brown trout, Salmo trutta, veteran migrants. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 75: 1744-1754. doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2017-0350

2.    Dazé Querry N, Bordeleau X, Harper KA, Basquill SP (2017) Multi-scale habitat characterization of herbaceous Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora on lakeshores in Nova Scotia. Botany 95: 587-598. doi: 10.1139/cjb-2016-0267

1.    Crossin GT, Phillips RA, Lattin CR, Romero LM, Bordeleau X, Harris CM, Love OP, Williams TD (2017) Physiological costs of reproduction and carryover effects in annually versus biennially breeding albatrosses (Thalassarche spp.). Antarctic Science 29: 155-164. doi: 10.1017/S0954102016000560