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Dr. Patrick Bergeron

Associate Professor
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2408
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Dr. Patrick Bergeron is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology at McGill and his PhD in Evolutionary Biology and Behavioural Ecology at the Université de Sherbrooke. He was also a postdoctoral fellow in population genetics at Dartmouth College (NH) and in biostatistics and epidemiology at the CRCHUS. He now collaborates with researchers in both the Département de Biologie and the Faculté de Médecine et des Sciences de la Santé at the Université de Sherbrooke. His main research themes focus on life-history trade-offs in the wild and epidemiology on big human datasets.

Website: https://bergeron-ecophysio.wixsite.com/b-lab


Santostefano, F., Garant, D., Bergeron, P., Montiglio, P.O. and Réale, D. In press. Social selection on behavior and morphology in Eastern chipmunk. Evolution.

​​​Bouffard, J., Garant, D. and Bergeron, P. In press. Dynamics of ground nest egg depredation by rodents in a mixed-wood forest. Canadian journal of zoology.

​​Lemieux, V., Garant, D., Réale, D. and Bergeron,P. In press. Spatio-temporal variation in oxidative stress regulation in a small mammal. PeerJ 7:e7801

​Engelhardt, S.C., Bergeron, P., Dillon, L., Gagnon, A. and Pelletier, F. 2019. Grandmother effects in a pre-industrial population: assessing potential inclusive fitness improvement. Current Biology 29:651-656.

Langille, E., Lemieux, V., Garant, D. and Bergeron, P. 2018 Development of small blood volume assays for the measurement of oxidative stress markers in mammals. PLoS One 13(12): e0209802.

Pelletier, F., Pigeon, G., Bergeron, P., Mayer. F.M., Boisvert, M., Réale, D. and Milot, E. 2017. Eco-evolutionary dynamics in a contemporary human population. Nature Communication 8: 15947

​Duryea, M.C., Bergeron, P., Clare-Salzler, Z. and Calsbeek, R. 2016. Field estimate of parentage reveal sexually antagonistic selection on body size in a natural population of Anolis lizards. Ecology and Evolution 6: 7024-7031.

​Vanasse, A., Cohen, A.A., Courteau, J., Bergeron, P., Dault, R., Gosselin, P., Blais, C., Bélanger, D., Rochette, L. and Chebana, F. 2016. Association between floods and acute cardiovascular diseases: a population-based cohort study using a geographic information system approach. International journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13:1-12.

​Li, Q., Wang, S., Milot, E., Bergeron, P., Ferruci, L., Fried., F. and Cohen, A.A. 2015. Homeostatic dysregulation proceeds in parallel in multiple physiological systems. Aging Cell 14: 11-3-1112.

​Calsbeek, R.C., Duryea, M.C., Goedert, D. Bergeron, P. and Cox, R.M. 2015. Intralocus sexual conflict, adaptive sex allocation, and the heritability of fitness. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 1975-1985.

​Vanasse, A., Courteau, J., Orzanco, M.G., Bergeron, P., Cohen, A.A. and Niyonsenga, T. 2015. Neighbourhood immigration, health care utilization and outcomes in patients with diabetes living in the Montreal metropolitan area: a population health perspective. BMC Health Services Research 15: 146.

Bergeron, P. Courteau, J. and Vanasse, A. 2015. Proximity and emergency department utilization: A multilevel analysis using administrative data from patients with cardiovascular risk factors. Canadian Family physician 61: e391-e397.

​Cohen, A.A., Poirier, R., Dusseault-Bélanger, F., Leroux, M., Milot, E., Li, Q., Fülöp, T., Bergeron, P., Metter, J., Fried, L., and Ferrucci, L. 2015. Detection of a novel, integrative aging process suggests complex physiological integration. PLoS ONE 10: 1-26.

Bergeron, P., Milot, E., Mayer, F.M., Boisvert, M., Réale, D. and Pelletier, F. 2014. Solar irradiance, survival and longevity in a pre-industrial population. Human Ecology 42: 645-650.

​Montiglio, P.-O., Garant, D., Bergeron, P., Dubuc-Messier, G. and Réale, D. 2014. Pulsed resources and the coupling between life-history strategies and exploration patterns in eastern chipmunks (Tamia striatus). Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 720-728.

Bergeron, P., Martin, A.M., Garant, D. and Pelletier, F. 2013.  Comment on: “Bateman in nature: predation on offspring reduces the potential for sexual selection”. Science 340: 549

​Bergeron, P., Montiglio, P.-O., Réale, D., Humphries, M.M., Gimenez, O. and Garant, D. 2013. Disruptive viability selection on adult exploratory behavior in eastern chipmunks. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26: 766-774.

​Careau, V., Bergeron, P., Garant, D., Réale, D., Speakman, J.R. and Humphries, M.M. 2013. The energetic cost of growth in free-ranging chipmunks. Oecologia 171: 11-23.

​Dubuc Messier, G., Bergeron, P., Garant, D. and Réale, D. 2012. Contrasted environmental conditions produce variable spatial genetic structures and dispersal patterns in a solitary rodent. Molecular Ecology 21: 5363-5373.

​Bergeron, P., Montiglio, P.-O, Réale, D., Humphries M.M. and Garant D. 2012. Bateman gradients in a promiscuous mating system. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 1125-1130.

​Bergeron, P., Réale, D., Humphries, M.M. and Garant, D. 2011. Anticipation and tracking of pulsed resources drive population dynamics in eastern chipmunks. Ecology 92: 2027-2034.

​Bergeron, P., Careau, V., Humphries, M.M., Réale, D., Speakman, J.R. and Garant, D. 2011 The energetic and oxidative costs or reproduction in a free-ranging rodent. Functional Ecology 25: 1063-1071.

​Bergeron, P., Réale, D., Humphries, M.M. and Garant, D. 2011. Evidence of multiple paternity and selection for inbreeding avoidance in wild eastern chipmunks. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 1685-1694.

​Bergeron, P., Baeta, R., Pelletier, F., Réale, D. and Garant, D. 2011. Individual quality: tautology or biological reality? Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 361-364.

​Réale, D., Garant, D., Humphries, M.M., Bergeron, P., Careau, V. and Montiglio, P.O. 2010. Personality and the emergence of the pace-of-life syndrome concept at the population level. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 365:4051-4063.

​Bergeron, P., Grignolio, S., Apollonio, M., Shipley, B. and Festa-Bianchet, M. 2010. Secondary sexual characters signal fighting ability and determine social rank in Alpine ibex (Capra ibex). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64:1299-1307.

​Bonenfant C., Pelletier, F., Garel, M. and Bergeron, P. 2009. Age-dependent horn growth and survival in wild sheep. Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 161-171.

​Bergeron, P., Festa-Bianchet, M., von Hardenberg A. and Bassano B. 2008. Heterogeneity in male horn growth and longevity in a highly sexually dimorphic ungulate. Oikos 117: 77-82.

​Bergeron, P. 2007. Parallel lasers for remote measurements of morphological traits. Journal of Wildlife Management 71: 289–292.

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