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Agnès Pelletier

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Agnès Pelletier ©UWinnipeg
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Agnès Pelletier
Postdoctoral Candidate

Department:
Environmental Studies and Sciences

Fields:
  • Biodiversity
  • Biology
  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Sustainability
  • Wildlife
Areas of Expertise:
  • Carnivores
  • Environmental Biology
  • Evolution
  • Large Mammals
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Science Communication
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • French
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others
About:

Agnès Pelletier is a wildlife biologist who teaches biology, environmental sciences, and communication at various universities in Winnipeg. Her interests include wildlife conservation and management, behavioural ecology, and genetics.

For her MSc, she studied the mating strategies of Alpine marmots in France. Her PhD, conducted at Trent University in Ontario, focused on identifying historical and current gene flow patterns of American black bears, and modeling future population trends to inform management and conservation strategies.

Pelletier has also worked in Australia to assess the impact of human disturbances on humpback whales, in Central Asia to conduct snow leopard conservation, and in South Africa to study predator-prey relationships.

Her current research, conducted with the Lingle Lab at The University of Winnipeg, focuses on identifying the behaviours and individual characteristics that facilitate Chronic Wasting Disease transmission in mule deer and white-tailed deer.


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Bears and conservation research published in PLOS ONE

UWinnipeg’s wildlife biologist Dr. Agnès Pelletier just published her research on American black bears in the prestigious scientific journal PLOS...