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BSc (UWO), HBSc (UWO),
PhD (Laval)

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Education
University of Ottawa

Science Education and
Science Communication
(Ecology, Evolution and
Environmental Science)

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Professeur adjoint

Département de biologie
Faculté des sciences
Faculté de l’Éducation
Université d’Ottawa

Pédagogie scientifique et communication scientifique
(Écologie, Évolution et Sciences


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In a similar fruiting architecture as cranberry, strawberry (Fragaria vesca) plants produce several fruit per reproductive stem and therefore face similar selection pressures in requiring to balance the needs for immediate reproduction and long-term growth and survival. We studied the production of fruit in strawberry plants as it relates to levels of pollination and flower […]

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The perrenial cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is an important agricultural crop in North America, particularly in New England, British Columbia and Quebec. Due to the fact that the reproductive stems produce more flowers than ever develop into fruit, farmers are constantly looking for ways to increase their yield, often resorting to expensive additions of chemical fertilizers […]

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I have co-supervised Vanessa Pilon’s 4th year thesis project on the pollination ecology of blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) plants at Ramsay Lake in the Gatineau Park, Quebec (in collaboration with Dr. Risa Sargent).  During the summer of 2009, Vanessa looked at factors that may limit fruit and seed production within individual blueberry plants, as they relate […]

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The dioecious cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus) is a wild berry that grows in subarctic bogs in all northern regions of the world. While commercial cultivation of cloudberry exists in many parts of Scandinavia, the cloudberry industry in Canada is currently limited by the quantities collected during manual wild harvests. As an important first step towards the eventual […]

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