Researcher Profile

Edwin Bourget

Job Title: Professor and Vice-dean, Research
Employer: Université Laval
Place of Birth: Senneterre, Québec, Canada.
Further Education: Université Laval (B.Sc. - Biology; M.Sc. - Biology, Ph.D. - Marine Biology).
Geographic focus of research: Québec, New Brunswick, Mexico, France, Hong Kong, USA.

Brief synopsis of current research:
(1)Hydrodynamics in the intertidal zone and its importance on the structure of marine communities, in particular the validity and robustness of hydrodynamic and mathematical models developed at small scales (<100m>scale) over larger scales (>100km)
(2)The relationship between hydrodynamics, microbial/algal film development on larval settlement.
(3)The relationship between natural selection and the local genetic structure of dominant intertidal species.


Recent Publications:

Ricciardi, A., E. Bourget. 1999. Global patterns of macroinvertebrate biomass in marine intertidal communities. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 185: 21-35.

Miron, G., B. Boudreau, E. Bourget. 1999. Intertidal barnacle distribution: a case study using multiple working hypotheses. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 189: 205-219.

Blanchard, D., E. Bourget.1999. Scale of coastal heterogeneity:influence on intertidal community structure. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 179: 163-173.

Lapointe, L. E. Bourget. 1999. Influence of substratum heterogeneity scales and complexity on a temperate epeibenthic marine community. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 189: 159-170.

Guichard, F., E. Bourget. 1998. Topographic heterogeneity, hydrodynamics, and benthic community structure: a scale-dependent cascade. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 171: 59-70.