Emmanuelle Richard – Ph.D (Joined January 2014)

About Emmanuelle

Emmanuelle joined the Animal Population Ecology Lab as a post-doctoral fellow in January 2014. Her research focuses on population dynamics and habitat selection. She is currently studying the effect of weather and density on both survival and reproduction of ungulates, and effects of social and environmental factors on the relative contribution of individuals to population growth. This approach will be useful for both our research programs on Sable Island and Saskatchewan Boreal Caribou.

Additional Background
Emmanuelle initially began to be interested on ecology and behaviour of mammals, especially ungulates, by the way of her outdoor activities hobbies. After fieldwork and lab training as an undergraduate, she worked at the laboratory of Wildlife Behaviour and Ecology (Comportement et Ecologie de la Faune Sauvage CEFS-INRA) in Toulouse (France), under the supervision of Dr. N. Morellet. There, her work focused on the sexual selection of large herbivores and in particular the excursion of female roe deer during the rut. This topic led Emmanuelle to initiate research on spatial ecology and her Ph.D. thesis at the Biometry and Evolutionary Biology lab in Lyon (France). Under the supervision of Dr. J.-M. Gaillard (CNRS) and Dr. S. Saïd from the French National Hunting and Wildlife Agency (Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage, ONCFS), her Ph.D. focused on the interaction between red deer (Cervus elaphus) and roe deer (Capreolus capreolus). She used three approaches, looking at (a) how the two species shared resources and space through habitat use and habitat selection; (b) the impact of red deer on the performance of roe deer; and (c) the impact of both species on vegetation. She became project manager on the wildlife reserve where her project was being conducted until commencing research at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA Trondheim), where she worked with Drs. E. Solberg and B. van Moorter. Her post-doc presented her the opportunity to link habitat (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index), foraging behavior, and performance of individual moose.

Publications
Suraud J-P, Tolon V, Richard E, Gaillard J-M, Fritz H. From repulsion to attraction: how an endangered species copes with anthropogenic disturbances. Animal Conservation (in revision).

Richard E, Saïd S, Hamann J-L, Gaillard J-M 2014. Daily, seasonal and annual variations in individual home range overlap between two species of deer. Canadian Journal of Zoology (accepted April 23, 2014).

Richard E, Simpson SE, Medill SA, McLoughlin PD 2014. Interacting effects of age, density, and weather on survival and current reproduction for a large mammal. Ecology and Evolution vol 4 (19), p 3851-3860.

Richard E, Calenge C, Saïd S, Hamann J-L, Gaillard J-M 2013. Studying spatial interactions between sympatric populations of large herbivores : a null model approach, Ecography, vol 36 (2), p 157-165.

Richard E, Saïd S, Hamann J-L, Gaillard J-M 2011. Toward an identification of resources influencing large herbivores habitat use, Plos One, vol 6 (12) p 1-9.

Richard E, Gaillard J-M, Saïd S, Hamann J-L, Klein F 2010. High red deer density depresses body mass of roe deer fawns, Oecologia, vol 163 p 91-97.

Pellerin M, Saïd S, Richard E, Hamann J-L, Dubois-Coli C, Hum P 2010. Impact of deer on temperate forest vegetation and woody debris as protection of forest regeneration against browsing, Forest Ecology and Management, vol 260 (4) p 429-237.

Richard E, Morellet N, Cargnelutti B, Angibault J-M, Vanpé C, Hewison AJM 2008. Ranging behaviour and excursions of female roe deer during the rut, Behavioural Processes, vol 79 (1) p 28-35.