Winter 2016 Conference "Connecting through Climate Change"

Conference schedule

Friday, February 19th
Cleghorn Room, McGreer Hall, Bishop’s University
All are welcome
(Light refreshments will be provided)


9:15-9:20              Opening remarks

Dr. Matthew Peros (Bishop’s University)


9:20-9:40              Development of monitoring methods and spatial models in support of the management of natural ecosystems

Dr. Richard Fournier (Université de Sherbrooke)


9:40-10:00           Who are you? New tools for the identification and monitoring of muscoid flies

Dr. Jade Savage (Bishop’s University)


10:00-10:20         The Arctic is heating up! How do fly assemblages respond to warmer environmental conditions?

Sarah Loboda (McGill, Bishop’s and Aarhus)


10:20-10:40         Occurrence and impact of organic compounds in Arctic Snow

Dr. Gregor Kos and Parisa Ariya (McGill University)


10:40-11:00         BREAK


11:00-11:20         Modeling thickness and volume for ice loss in glaciers

Dr. Valerio Faraoni (Bishop’s University)


11:20-11:40         Arctic-based research activities at the Université de Sherbrooke and their links to climate change

Dr. Norman T. O’Neill (Université de Sherbrooke)


11:40-12:00         Long distance pollen transport to Eureka, in the Canadian high Arctic

Dr. Elisabeth Levac (Bishop’s University)


12:00-1:00           LUNCH


1:00-1:20              Cultivating food systems for a changing climate

Dr. Darren Bardati (Bishop’s University)


1:20-1:40              Changing Winegrape Growing Conditions in southern Quebec, Canada: a temperature-based analysis

Dr. Norman Jones (Bishop’s University)


1:40-2:00              An Anthropocene in the Eastern Townships? An assessment using multi-proxy data from the Johnville Peat Bog

Dr. Matthew Peros (Bishop’s University)


2:00-2:20              Climate control on species upper range limit: A dendroecology analysis of two hardwood tree species in southeastern Québec, Canada

Benjamin Marquis (Université de Sherbrooke)


2:20-2:40              BREAK


2:40-3:00              Eco-demographic perspective on a preindustrial population at the Île aux Coudres, Québec: An Environmental Approach

Dr. Patrick Bergeron (Bishop’s University)


3:00-3:20              Environmental influences on a population of eastern grey kangaroos

Dr. Wendy King (Bishop’s University and Université de Sherbrooke)


3:20-3:40              New D.E. Models for Peak Oil

Dr. Brad Willms (Bishop’s University)


3:40-4:00              BREAK


4:00-4:45              Keynote Address:Climate changes: local initiatives in a dynamic region!

Jacinthe Caron, Directrice, Conseil régional de l'environnement de l'Estrie (CREE)


4:45-4:50              Closing remarks

Dr. Miles Turbull, Vice-Principal Academic (Bishop’s University)


4:50-6:00              Reception         

Conference abstracts