Québec Centre for Biodiversity Science



Andrew Gonzalez


Université McGill, Stewart Biology Building, bureau N3/1
1205, Avenue Dr. Penfield
Montréal (Québec) H3A 1B1
514 398-8719



Researchers: 79

Students and postdoctoral fellows: 244


The goal of the QCBS research program is to facilitate the emergence of an integrated biodiversity science that reveals the causes and consequences of biodiversity change, finds ways to support a more sustainable use of Québec's biotic resources, and enhances the province's capacity for science-informed biodiversity policy making.

The QCBS will achieve these goals by synthesizing existing scientific knowledge, identifying gaps and emerging issues of regional and global importance, promoting new research initiatives, building bridges across disciplines, investigating policy implications of biodiversity science, and communicating results to policy makers.

In the long term, the research activities of the QCBS will produce General Biodiversity and ecosystem Functioning Models (GBFMs) as well as new strategies for conservation and sustainable use of Québec's biodiversity.

Research Axes

  • Discovering Biodiversity
  • Linking Biodiversity to Ecosystems
  • Management and Adaptation to Biodiversity Change

*The mission comes from the group's website.