Hugo Thibaudeau Robitaille is an innovative biologist and project manager with 30 years of professional experience working with municipalities, large corporations, NPOs and research institutions. He holds a master’s degree in environmental sciences, which led him to focus on the interactions between soils, vegetation and ecosystems. He has used this interest throughout his career to develop solutions adapted to the ecology of the site. Hugo has always been a consultant and knows how the machinery of government and the laws and regulations related to it work. He likes to innovate and exchange with his peers so that his projects are efficient and above all useful for his clients and the environment. Hugo is an entrepreneur and has created various successful environmental consulting companies. His latest addition is T2, which he co-founded with Daniel. His recent work has focused on the ecological restoration of degraded mine sites, riparian environment and wetlands, as well as environmental assessments for large-scale development and conservation projects.
Daniel is a versatile biologist with 30 years of experience as an environmental consultant. He began his career as a self-employed worker. He then worked in multidisciplinary teams with major consulting firms for around 15 years. In 2014, he co-founded T2 with Hugo.
Throughout his career, he has carried out projects for a diversified clientele, including Hydro-Québec, ministries, municipalities, engineering firms and individuals, in Canada and abroad. He has participated in a wide range of environmental assessments, characterization of terrestrial and wetland ecosystems, and plans for the conservation, restoration or enhancement of natural environments and biodiversity. Daniel particularly enjoys building, managing and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams.
This diversity of clients and projects has given Daniel a solid experience in biological environment characterization and project management, which is an asset for his clients. Over the years, Daniel has developed an ability to identify and satisfy the needs of his clients and to find innovative solutions to take into account the specific challenges of each of the projects he works on.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and a Master’s in Environmental Management, Annie is a versatile biologist. Her academic background has led her to develop an interest in wetlands and the ecosystem services they provide. Since joining T2, Annie has characterized a variety of wetland and terrestrial environments. Her passion for wildlife has led her to carry out wildlife inventories, particularly of amphibians, reptiles and large fauna. In addition to field work, she puts her management skills to good use as project manager for various large-scale projects, such as biological inventories for mining projects north of Chibougamau, and ecological characterization of four data management sites totalling over 200 hectares. She also coordinates multidisciplinary teams. She has an outstanding command of the French language, both written and spoken. She is also fluent in English.
Audrey Foisy-Morissette is a biologist who graduated from the Université du Québec à Rimouski. She also obtained a college diploma in bioecology from the Cégep de Sainte-Foy. Working as a private consultant since 2020, Audrey specializes in natural environment inventories, ornithology and wetland and hydric environment restoration.
Audrey doesn’t hesitate to discover new regions to accomplish her work. Her professional experience has taken her from the gigantic peat bogs of Northern Quebec and Abitibi to the tropical forests of Honduras and Nicaragua. Since joining T2 in 2022, she has been involved in large-scale wetland creation and restoration projects for municipalities. She particularly enjoys visiting new sites and seeing their potential for restoration to natural environments, even if they are in an urbanized environment.
Lauralie Béliveau is a newly graduated biologist from the Université de Sherbrooke. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in ecology in 2022, in parallel with the microprogram in practical ecology, enabling her to master various inventory and identification techniques associated with field work. Lauralie has also completed the graduate microprogram in applied ecology, enabling her to acquire knowledge in the management of natural environments.
It was during various internships and jobs she completed as part of her university career that Lauralie found her interest in environmental consulting and field work. She was able to demonstrate her autonomy and her ability to quickly acquire new knowledge and the skills needed to carry out the tasks required. Wetland inventories and the characterization of rare woodlands enabled her to develop her skills in the identification of floristic species and in forest inventories.
Lauralie is passionate about learning and is driven by her great curiosity and interest in the various aspects of ecology. Her studies have enabled her to discover an interest in the complex interactions of ecosystems and in geomatics, in addition to her pre-existing interest in flora and fauna.
After two internships at T2, Lauralie recently officially joined the team. Her skills and experience in characterizing various environments are an asset to the team. She would like to improve her skills in wildlife inventories and thus gain more experience on the field.
Laury Ouellet completed her bachelor’s degree in ecology at the Université de Sherbrooke in 2021. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in environmental management. Curious by nature, she is interested in all areas of biology and wishes to perfect her skills in wildlife and plant inventories. She also has a keen interest in environmental law. Her work experience has enabled her to develop her management and organizational skills. She also enjoys working as part of a team. Previously an intern at T2, Laury is currently working part-time during her studies.
Rachel Parent first had a career focused on the visual arts, then her passion for the conservation of biodiversity and ecology prompted her to complete a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at the University of Montreal. She then developed an interest in plant biology during an internship on phytotechnologies.
She is currently pursuing her master’s studies in plant biology at the plant biology research institute (IRBV) of the University of Montreal. In parallel with her master’s degree, she completed a two-year internship at T2 Environnement as part of a project to restore the banks of a stream located in Otterburn Park, in Montérégie. The objective of this research project is to select plant species and implantation methods adapted to root growth in clay soils, in order to improve revegetation techniques and allow soils and riparian ecosystems to regenerate.
She wishes to contribute to future ecological restoration projects using the results of her research project. In addition, her collaborations on various T2 projects allow her to develop and improve her knowledge in the field, particularly with regard to the identification of plants.
Audrey Thériault is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in biology, cooperative regime, at the Université de Sherbrooke. They worked as a research assistant on a phenology project for Mark Vellend, as well as two master’s projects in plant ecology and insect interaction. They got the bug, as they say! Having accumulated many years of teaching experience, including tutoring in science, teaching dance and other sports and cultural activities, they now use their knowledge to popularize science. For example, as part of their latest internship at the Haut Saint-François MRC, they write articles and create fact sheets on residual materials.
Audrey hopes to further their career by sharing science with the general public. With this in mind, they have been working on our blog posts since January 2023. Audrey is responsible for communications and the creation of popular content at T2.
Samira Ladouceur, a bachelor’s student in environmental studies, is passionate about nature, ecosystems and the relationships between living and non-living organisms. Her passion for the outdoors has given her a special sensitivity and awareness of the various environmental issues facing Quebec and the rest of the world. As a future environmental specialist, her training teaches her to link biology, environment and people in the realization of projects in the field of environmental consulting. Since her first internship at T2 in winter 2023, Samira has continued to work with us part-time during her studies and is back for a second internship this fall. Thanks to the team’s varied experiences, as well as her resourcefulness and efficiency, she’s looking forward to learning and developing her professional skills, especially in ecosystem characterization, both in the field and behind her desk!
Technicien de la faune et géomaticien senior
Robert Lebrun has 35 years of experience as a wildlife technician. He has also been a geomatician for 18 years. During his career at the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP), he acted as coordinator of the organization and the sharing of collected wildlife data from various systems in order to make them usable for the Estrie-Montréal-Montérégie-Laval-Lanaudière-Laurentides Expertise division.
For the MFFP, he also supplied and maintained the Department’s various wildlife databases and prepared cartographic documents in accordance with standards and procedures for data entry, generalization, structure, integration or drafting by using applications, equipment and software packages adapted by the organizations.
In his work, Robert assembles complex and unstructured cartographic data in a compliant digital format to allow information analysis. He also produces figures and maps.
T² also relies on an extensive network of collaborators who can meet the specific needs of each project. These collaborators are leading specialists in fields related to the characterization and management of abiotic, biotic and social components.
Viridis Terra International brings together a multidisciplinary, innovative and experienced team that specializes in activities which focus on the restoration of degraded ecosystems, lands and soils, including mining sites, as well as the implementation and sustainable management of large-scale reforestation, afforestation and forest and agroforest landscape restoration projects.
Exergue Communications is a Quebec communications agency specializing in media relations. It provides strategic advice, writing, research, media monitoring and spokesperson training. It is known for its ability to identify issues, to popularize the most complex issues and to communicate them in a lively language.
RAPPEL – Cooperative of solidarity in water protection: the Regroupement des associations pour la protection de l’environnement des lacs et des bassins versants (RAPPEL) was founded in 1997. During these two decades, RAPPEL has developed a solid expertise in water management by carrying out numerous large-scale projects whose objective is always to improve the quality of water in lakes and rivers.