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Natural resources

Making better use of our resources

Natural resources

Making better use of our resources

Ensuring the quality and sustainability of natural resources

The quality and abundance of our wildlife, plant, and mineral resources go hand in hand with proper resource management, a central concern for many of our faculty members. Mineral exploration and the sustainable development of mining resources are fertile subjects for research at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, which is home to specialists in geology, mining engineering, and earth sciences. In terms of wildlife and plants, UL has biologists with interests in aquaculture, beekeeping, and agroforestry, and others specialized in the management and conservation of endangered species such as woodland and migratory caribou.

Five million brook trout (speckled trout) are released in Québec each year to bolster recreational fishing. These fish are bred in captivity and come from the same lineage, which contributes to homogenizing the genetics of wild populations.

Louis Bernatchez, professor, Department of Biology

Research units

Research centres, institutes, and groups

I am driven by curiosity and a desire to use modern technologies to understand and better manage resources. We can actually trace the history of a fish’s life by carefully analyzing parts of its anatomical structure.

Olivier Morissette, PhD graduate in biology supervised by Louis Bernatchez

Resources for researchers and student researchers

The Vice Dean of Research

The mission of the faculty’s Office of the Vice Dean of Research is to familiarize faculty members with research funding program requirements. Its research development advisors can assist researchers in preparing funding applications and drafting research contracts. They can also provide information and guidance on technology transfer opportunities.

Learn more about the Office of the Vice Dean of Research

Le Lab en ligne

The Faculty of Sciences and Engineering’s LAB en ligne is a virtual space that showcases and profiles the faculty’s research equipment and facilities. The service provides graduate students, faculty members, and industry professionals with access to state-of-the-art equipment at reasonable cost along with opportunities for collaboration.

Lab en ligne