André Martel

André is a research scientist with a specialization in malacology: the study of molluscs, a group of animals that includes clams, mussels, oysters, scallops, squids and octopus. He has conducted field research and collected in Canada’s three oceans, in the Great Lakes, as well as in numerous rivers and small lakes across Canada, studying and collecting marine and freshwater molluscs. Andre has taught field courses at Huntsman (NB) and at Bamfield (BC), as well as at Queen’s University Biological Station. Andre’s current research program focuses on the conservation, ecology and taxonomy of the freshwater mussels (Superfamily: Unionacea) found in Canada.