Entries by Daniel Tarte

Wetland soil training

Given the popularity of the wetland soil training that Hugo gave last year, the Association des biologistes du Québec (ABQ) is doing it again this year with new dates! In addition, for those who desire to perfect their knowledge of soils and other abiotic variables in our ecosystems, an advanced training (level 2) is offered […]

The Northern Pitcher

Did you know that we had several carnivorous plants in Quebec? Here is one called the northern pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea). The preys (flies and other small insects) are attracted by the colours of the pitcher plant and settle on it. The interior of the plant is covered with wax making the walls slippery, which […]

Arctic soil inventory

From July 16th to July 31st, Hugo was in Cambridge Bay on Victoria Island in the Canadian High Arctic. He stayed there for two weeks to contribute to the research of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) with his knowledge of soils. Hugo participated in a project studying the hypothesis that the soil characteristics […]

Workshop at NRC

On Thursday, May 5th, a fruitful workshop was held at the Biotechnology Research Institute of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). Representatives from Laval and McGill universities, NRC, Terra Viridis Innovations, Tata Steel Minerals Canada (TSMC) and T2 Environnement were there. This workshop, animated by T2, provided an update on the R&D project that […]

Remise du prix Distinction Biodiversité

Hugo, à titre de vice-président secteur Biodiversité chez Réseau Environnement, a remis le prix Distinctions Diversité biologique à la Ville de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu lors de la Cérémonie des Distinctions qui a eu lieu le 22 mars 2017 à Montréal, à l’occasion du 12e salon international Americana. Ce prix a été décerné à la Ville en raison […]

Presence of Asian carp in St. Lawrence River

Le Dr Louis Bernatchez et son équipe, en collaboration avec le ministère des Forêts de la Faune et des Parcs, a confirmé la présence de la carpe asiatique dans les eaux québécoises. Le terme carpe asiatique regroupe quatre espèces : la carpe de roseau, la carpe à grosse tête, la carpe argentée et la carpe noire. Les conséquences néfastes […]