Current research and/or projects
Yves Morin joined the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in 1992, as a laboratory technician working on energetic reserves of crustaceans and fish larvae. From 1994 to 1996, he worked as a molecular biologist on biomarkers of the endocrine system of American plaice. From 1996 to 1999, Yves worked on the immunotoxicity of contaminants in bivalves with the TOXEN (Toxicologic Center for Environment) research group at the University of Quebec at Montreal. In 1999, Yves returned to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and developed an ELISA test for using vitellogenin as a biomarker in Smooth plaice. Yves joined the marine mammal group in 2000 and has applied his laboratory and field expertise to diverse studies using stable isotope ratios, radio and satellite telemetry, and steroid hormones to examine the diet, diving behaviour, movements and reproductive status of cetaceans.
Education and awards
B.Sc. Molecular Biology (Unviersity of Quebec at Montreal)
DEC Wildlife Management (Sherbrooke College)