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Peter Fast
Ph.D. Student, Université du Québec à Rimouski
Université du Québec à Rimouski

(Biography) I have B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Biology from the University of Saskatchewan. While in Saskatchewan, I studied lesser scaup habitat selection in northern boreal forest, and was also part of a large study investigating breeding ecology, migration and survival of common eider (Somateria mollissima) ducks in Canada’s eastern Arctic. The latter project was one of several aimed at complementing eider population management research by providing essential insights into basic ecological processes. I examined relationships between eider timing of breeding, nest microclimate, and nest location using observational and experimental techniques. I was supervised by Dr. Robert G. Clark, who is a research scientist with the Canadian Wildlife Service and adjunct professor at the U of S. Dr. H. Grant Gilchrist of CWS and Carleton University was my ArcticNet supervisor. I recently started my Ph.D. with Drs. Joël Bêty and Dominique Berteaux at Université du Québec à Rimouski.

 

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