André Desrochers

André Desrochers


Professor of wildlife ecology at the Forestry, Geography and Geomatics Faculty of Université Laval, Québec. Obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Laval, a M Sc at the University of Alberta (Zoology), and a Ph D at the University of Cambridge, UK (Zoology). Most of my current research is on the behavioral, population, and evolutionary responses of songbirds and small mammals to natural and man-made changes in forest ecosystems. In the last 20 years, I have been at the forefront of research on the effects of habitat loss and fragmentation, on wildlife. I have also been involved in the conservation and restoration of wildlife in peatlands in Eastern Canada. I have strong ties with amateur ornithological societies owing to my interest in citizen science and large, complex datasets. My work has led to ca. 100 scientific peer-reviewed publications.

Animal Behavior Biogeography Conservation Biology Ecology Evolutionary Studies Spatial & Geographic Information Systems Zoology

Work details


Université Laval
January 1994
Sciences du bois et de la forêt
Professor of Animal Ecology and Conservation in the Forestry department

Invited scholar

Cornell University
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Invited Scholar

University of Helsinki

Ph.D. student

University of Cambridge

MSc. Student

University of Alberta
Biological Sciences

PeerJ Contributions