Dominique Caron

PhD student, McGill University.

Quantitative Biodiversity Lab,Department of Biology
Stewart Biology Building Office N7/19
1205 Dr. Penfield Avenue
Montréal, Québec, Canada H3A 1B1

dominique.caron@mail.mcgill.ca - (+1) 514-433-2947

Education

January 2020 - present McGill University

September 2017 - December 2018 Université de Montréal

September 2014 - May 2017 Université de Montréal

October 2012 - May 2014 Polytechnique Montréal

Grants, Honors, and Awards

2020-2021 Learning and Development Award (LeaDA), Quebec Center for Biodiversity Science, QCBS.

2020 Best Short Presentation, QCBS symposium 2020, QCBS.

2017 Undergraduate Student Research Award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, NSERC.

2017 Supplements of the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies, FRQNT.

2017 Intensive Courses Award, Quebec Center for Biodiversity Science, QCBS.

2015 – 2017 Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Arts and Science: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Fall 2016 and Winter 2017., Université de Montréal.

Talks

2021 Caron, D., Maiorano, L., Thuiller, W., Pollock, L.J. Predicting trophic interactions to fill the Eltonian shortfall. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE) Annual Meeting, 2021.

2020 Caron, D., Pollock, L.J. Doing a lot with “a little”: (Re)Building a large food web with sparse data. Quebec Center for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) Annual Symposium, 2020.

2019 Caron, D., Chavaillaz, Y., Roy, P. Évolution d’indicateurs d’exposition à la chaleur et conséquences pour la santé des travailleurs extérieurs. Ouranos Seminar, 2019.

2018 Caron, D. & James, PMA. L’échelle d’autocorrélation spatiale de données génétiques chez un insecte ravageur de l’Ouest canadien : capacité de dispersion importante et historique de colonisation complexe. Symposium de sciences biologiques de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal (Canada).

2017 Caron, D. & Poisot, T. Les données ouvertes sur la biodiversité au Québec : forces, faiblesses et défis. Symposium de sciences biologiques de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal (Canada).

Publications

Journals

in review Caron, D., Maiorano, L., Thuiller, W., Pollock, L.J. (2021). Reducing the Eltonian shortfall with trophic interaction models.

in review Strydom, T., Bouskila, S., Banville, F., Barros, C., Caron, D., Farrell, M. J., … Poisot, T. (2021). Food web reconstruction through phylogenetic transfer of low-rank network representation. doi: 10.32942/osf.io/y7sdz

in press Strydom, T., Catchen, M. D., Banville, F., Caron, D., Dansereau, G., Desjardins-Proulx, P., … Poisot, T. (2021). A Roadmap Toward Predicting Species Interaction Networks (Across Space and Time). doi: 10.32942/osf.io/eu7k3

2019 Caron, D., Lessard, V., Wu, Q., & Poisot, T. (2019). [Re] Insect natural enemies as regulating factors. Rescience, 5(1): 1. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.2598793.

Technical report

2020 Després-Einspenner, M.L., Caron, D, Dubuc, G. Plan pour la connectivité des Laurentides 2020-2025. Éco-corridors Laurentiens

Software

Rousseu, F., Christin, S., Caron, D., Roy, C., Lavoie, R., Beaumont, M., Bolduc, F. (2021) BiRdEmergency v3.2 :Canadian Wildlife Service decision tool to explore information during environmental emergencies.

Roy, P., Caron, D., Smith, T.J., Nolet-Gravel, É., Kelman, T., Forget G., TagBot, J., Thomet F., & Saba E. (2020). JuliaClimate/ClimateTools.jl: v0.22.0 (v0.22.0). Zenodo. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3836872

Teaching

Teaching Assistant

2021 BIOL206 - Methods in Biology of Organisms, McGill, Montréal, Canada

2018 BIO2041 – Biostatistics I, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Teaching Development Fellow

2020 BIOL206 - Methods in Biology of Organisms, McGill, Montréal, Canada

Workshop Presentor

2020 QCBS R Workshop 3 - Introduction to ggplot2

2018 & 2020 QCBS R Workshop 2 - Loading and manipulating data

Workshop Developer

2020-2021 QCBS R Workshop 1 - Introduction to R

Tutor

2018 BIO2041 – Biostatistics I, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

2018 BIO1434 – Biodiversity 2, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Supervision

Undergraduate interns

2021 Madeline Hutcheson, Department of Biology, McGill University, Montréal, Canada.

2021 Tyffany Patrier, Department of Biology, McGill University, Montréal, Canada.

Other Experiences

2019 - present Software Developper, Environment and Climate Change Canada

2019 Conservation Planning Assistant, Éco-corridors Laurentiens

2019 Wildlife Technician, Environment and Climate Change Canada

2018 MSc Research Intern, Poisot Lab, Université de Montréal

2018 MSc Research Assistant Ouranos Inc.

2017 MSc Research Intern, James Lab, Université de Montréal

2017 Field Assistant, Bélanger Lab, TÉLUQ

2016 Technical Assistant for the Collections of Marine Invertebrates, Institut québécois de la biodiversité (IQBIO)

2016 Undergraduate Research Intern, Poisot Lab, Université de Montréal