KIM MARINEAU, Biologist, M.Sc.

She is a consultant in ecology and botany since 1999 and a biologist since 1988, and holds a master’s degree in environmental sciences from the Université du Québec à Montréal (1992). She has acquired diversified experiences in plant ecology, botany, and environment over the past 30 years. She and her team have completed over 200 studies on ecosystems and flora including many in national parks, national historic sites, municipal parks and in multiple private natural areas. She has carried out or participated in environmental impact assessments (energy projects [wind and pipelines] and commercial or residential developments), conservation projects and integrated landscape management in areas with natural resources of interest. She has been involved in multiple organisations as a board member, notably for the Association of Biologists of Quebec and Nature Action or as an expert member at the Table d’harmonisation du parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno, the Committee of Natural Areas of Verdun, and the Expert Committee for the Fondation Hydro-Québec pour l’environnement. She is the vice-president of the Société québécoise de bryologie. Finally, she supervises master’s projects in environmental management at the Université de Sherbrooke and is president-founder of Éco-corridors laurentiens.

MAYA FAVREAU, Biologist, M.Sc.

She has a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Université de Montréal (2015) and a master’s degree from the Plant Biology Research Institute of Université de Montréal (2018). For her master’s research project, she planned and carried out a floristic survey of close to 30 peatlands in the St-Lawrence Lowlands and supervised interns in the field. Ms. Favreau also worked as a research professional at the University of Moncton where she organized and participated in a research camp in arctic ecology in Nunavut. She has been working as a biologist at Biodiversité conseil since 2017 where she has conducted multiple floristic surveys and wetland characterizations and participated in many surveys and monitoring of herpetofauna. Her diverse work experiences include conservation plans, geomatic analyses, ecological inventories and characterizations, as well as urban planning projects. Her skills include floristic surveying (native species, invasive species, rare plants, Nordic plants), herpetological surveying (snakes, testudines, anurans), and cervid surveying.

IOANA TAŢER, Wildlife Technician

She has been a technician in bioecology since 2016. She was part of different ecological projects for multiple organizations and enterprises, notably the City of Pointe-Claire, the Amis de la Montagne group, and the Plant Biology Research Institute (Université de Montréal). She has been working at Biodiversité conseil since 2021 where her versatility (botany, herpetofauna, avifauna) has led her to work on diversified projects.


She completed her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at Université de Montréal (2018) and has a master’s degree in biology from the Plant Biology Research Institute of Université de Montréal (2022). Her master’s research project focused on the distinction of Quebec tree species through data from hyperspectral remote sensing. She has been working at Biodiversité conseil since 2022 where she has participated in multiple projects on ecological characterization (flora, herpetofauna), urban planning, and statistical analyses.


He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Université Laval (2019) and a master’s degree in plant ecology from McGill University (2023). His master’s research focused on the environmental drivers of seed predation intensity across the Americas. During this project, he led the collection, compilation, and analysis of the data obtained from a standardized experiment conducted by a network of ecologists from Alaska to Argentina. He has been working at Biodiversité conseil since 2023, notably on ecological characterization projects.

NATALIE D'ASTOUS, Biologist, M. Sc.

She has more than 30 years of experience as a professional biologist and has a master’s in ecology from Université du Québec à Montréal. She conducts, leads, and coordinates numerous studies and multidisciplinary projects in the fields of biology and environmental science. In 1989, she joined the Groupe de Recherches et d’Études en Biostatistique (G.R.E.B.E.) team. To her account, since 1996, she has published more than 100 study or research reports, including a monography on the migrating caribou (financed by the Initiative des Écosystèmes du Nord Program). Terrestrial fauna ecology, like large mammals, fur animals, micromammals, birds of prey, and waterfowl, are her main fields of activity. The integrity and quality of biological data are at the forefront of her concerns. She chaired at the Mont Saint Bruno Foundation from 1999 to 2003 and has worked in the administration of the Association of Biologists of Quebec. From 1997 to 2005, she was also a liaison officer for different indigenous communities within the communication program of the Institut for Environmental Monitoring and Research (Labrador). Since 2011, she has worked as an advisor for the Kawawachikamach Naskapi Nation on the Joint Committee for Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping (CCCPP, Québec). Furthermore, she has accumulated more than 6000 hours of flight as a professional helicopter pilot. This experience has allowed her to acquire strong knowledge of the northern regions of Quebec and Canada.


Amphibia-Nature is a research group composed of experts whose skills allow to carry out different surveys, impact assessments, and projects on conservation, education, social awareness, and research. Since 1992, these professionals have offered a variety of specialized environmental services that particularly target amphibians, reptiles, and marine mammals as well as their habitats. The animal species of interest for conservation occupy a privileged place in their approaches.