Mathieu Leblond

Mathieu Leblond

Position Title:
Research Scientist
Workplace Address:

Ottawa ON

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Area(s) of expertise

Caribou, habitat selection, animal movements,  population dynamics, conservation biology

Language(s) Spoken

French, English 


My Ph.D. focused on the impacts of roads on woodland caribou, a species at risk that is rapidly declining across Canada. From 2013-17 I completed two post doctoral fellowships during which I continued working on caribou as well as other large terrestrial mammals such as moose, wolves, and bears. In 2017 I joined Environment and Climate Change Canada, where I continue to expand my work on various species at risk, focusing on predator-prey interactions, animal-habitat relationships, and animal movements. I work in collaboration with provinces, territories and academia to enhance our understanding of human impacts on species at risk, and how to mitigate them. Outside of work, I enjoy travel, comedy, pop culture, and video games.

    Other Links and Resources 

    ResearchGate Page 

    Google Scholar Page


    Ask a Scientist: What is the difference between caribou and reindeer? 2021

    Question scientifique: Quelle est la différence entre les caribous et les rennes? 2021


    La Conservation du Caribou au Canada. Portrait global et études de cas. Presentation pour ISFORT, 2018: