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Public scholar: Louis Lazure

Louis Lazure

How does animal behaviour modulate human-wildlife conflicts and their management?

Louis Lazure is a doctoral candidate in Biology. He received a BSc in problem-based learning Biology from UQÀM, his MA in International Ecology from Université de Sherbrooke and an MSc in Biology from Western University.

With his expertise in ecology, zoology and animal behaviour, Louis has worked and conducted wildlife research in many countries and in captive settings. Louis is also the Research Coordinator at Zoo de Granby since 2013. His current research precisely explores raccoon’s cognition within a context of human-wildlife interactions in protected areas.




French. English


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Louis Lazure: Considering animal behaviour to reduce human-wildlife conflicts

Louis' blog posts

  • The way animals think
    Posted on April 5, 2022 | By Louis Lazure
    Imagining and studying how other species experience the world is challenging. Louis Lazure, Phd candidate in Biology, explores the topic of animal cognition in his latest blog post. Read more
  • Science at the zoo
    Posted on February 18, 2022 | By Louis Lazure
    Zoos and aquariums have become hubs for scientific research. Louis Lazure, PhD candidate in Biology and research coordinator in a zoo, reveals this little-known aspects of zoological institutions. Read more
  • PhD in Parenting
    Posted on December 16, 2021 | By Felicity T.C. Hamer and Louis Lazure
    Public Scholars Louis Lazure and Felicity T. C. Hamer explore the unique challenges of parenting through grad school. Read more
  • Fear, disgust and nuisance: the plight of unloved wildlife
    Posted on October 7, 2021 | By Louis Lazure
    Some animals generate strong negative feelings in many people. Louis Lazure explains some of the reasons behind this and how we should try to soften our view toward the less loveable wildlife species. Read more
  • Reframing human-wildlife conflicts
    Posted on July 1, 2021 | By Louis Lazure
    PhD student in Biology and Public Scholars Louis Lazure explains why the scientific and conservation communities are reframing human-wildlife interactions under a more neutral point of view, and how this should affect everyone’s attitude toward wildlife. Read more

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