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Laurence Masson

Post-Doctoral Fellow

I am a postdoctoral fellow working at the University of Northern British Columbia with Dr. Eduardo Martins and Dr. James Crossman (BC hydro) on the movement ecology of the white sturgeon. My research focuses on the broad scale movements of white sturgeon in the dam-impounded transboundary Columbia River. The objectives of this study are to identify important habitats for the species’ life cycle and assess the effects of river regulation on white sturgeon migration. In previous research, using invasive species as model, I have studied range expansion rate, biological characteristics associated with dispersion and environmental and anthropogenic parameters influencing range expansion. I am interested in movement ecology and I am fascinated by inter-individual variation in responses to disturbances in systems, particularly in terms of movement behaviour, and the genetic and environmental factors driving this variation.

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2012-2017    PhD     Biology Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

2009-2011    MSc     Biodiversity, Eco-toxicology, Ecosystem with specialization in 

                                  Conservation and Restoration of Biodiversity University of 

                                  Lorraine, Metz, France

2006-2009    BSc      Life Sciences University of Lorraine, Metz, France

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