Frankie Jean-Gagnon

Wildlife Biologist

I joined the Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board team about a year ago as a Wildlife Biologist. I am working on management policies of various marine species including ringed seals, bowhead whales, belugas and migratory birds.

As a graduate student, I worked on the impacts of changing sea ice conditions on the reproduction and migration of eider ducks breeding in the Eastern Canadian Arctic. Through these projects, I worked closely with the communities of Coral Harbour and Cape Dorset in Nunavut. I became aware of the importance of Inuit knowledge on wildlife in contributing to the protection and the conservation of northern species, and developed an interest in collaborative work balancing Inuit participation, science and policy. Involving youth in different opportunities related to wildlife and environmental research and monitoring projects also occupied an important place in my work.

 

Academic background: MSc in Wildlife and Habitat Management (Université du Québec à Rimouski; UQAR); Graduate Diploma in Wildlife and Habitat Management (UQAR); BSc in Geography (UQAR)
Contact information: [email protected]

 

The Wildlife Biologist supports the Executive Director and the Wildlife Management Director in carrying out the activities of the NMRWB.