ENVIRONMENTAL DNA ANALYSIS FOR THE DETECTION OF AQUATIC SPECIES AT RISK IN GATINEAU PARK
The project consists of implementing a pedagogical approach of experiential learning integrating the analysis of environmental DNA (eDNA) of species at risk in Gatineau Park with students in Biotechnology, Natural Sciences, Geomatics and Multimedia at the Cégep de l'Outaouais. The Biotechnology and Natural Sciences students will actively participate in the analysis of eDNA with the collaboration of a biology researcher from UQO, while the Geomatics students will map the sensitive biodiversity areas and the Multimedia students will create various communication tools.
This project will also allow for a better transition between the Biotechnology and Natural Sciences programs and the Ecology and Environment program at UQO.
It is in this context that the PESO will particularly support the organization of activities promoting the Bachelor of Ecology and Environment program at UQO to CEGEP students.
Project Lead and Parters
Alain Toutloff and Daniel Léger, professors from the Cégep de l'Outaouais, Yann Surget-Groba, biology researcher from UQO, Isabelle Beaudoin-Roy, biologist from the National Capital Commission, and other professors from the Cégep de l'Outaouais in Geomatics and Multimedia Integration.
Amount Received from PESO
PESO has granted approximately $10,000 for a 0.1 FTE release for carrying out this project.