Sylvie Renault

Associate Professor

Office W479 Duff Roblin
(204) 474-6914

(Graduate student position (MSc) available (valid driving license and field research experience required))

Research Interests

Physiology, Plant stress physiology, salinity stress, stress tolerance, interaction of plant abiotic and biotic stresses, salinity and herbivory interaction, land reclamation, revegetation of disturbed lands, Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment

Recent Publications

  • Abouelsaad I, Weihrauch D, Renault S. (2016). Differential expression of ammonium and nitrate transporters in roots of tomato plants exposed to salinity stress. Scientia Horticulturae 211, 70-78.
  • Renault S, Wolfe S., Markham J, Avila-Sakar G (2016). Increased resistance to a generalist herbivore in a salinity-stressed non-halophytic plant. AoB Plants 8.
  • Youssef M, Mira M, Renault S, Hill R, Stasolla C. (2016). Phytoglobin expression influences soil flooding response of corn plants. Annals of Botany 118.
  • Young, I., Renault S. and Markham J (2015). Low levels organic amendments improve fertility and plant cover on non-acid generating gold mine tailings. Ecological Engineering 74, 250-257.
  • Davis, L, Sumner, M., Stasolla C. and Renault, S. (2014). Salinity-induced changes in the root development of a northern woody species Cornus sericea. Botany 92, 597-606.

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Important Dates

December 11 – December 21: Fall Term Exam Period (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)

December 22 – January 1: Winter Holiday (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Jennifer Sojka, MSc Defense: “Proximate and ultimate causes of personality in a non-aggressive, African ground squirrel” — Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Karen Dunmall PhD Oral Defense: “Pacific salmon in the Canadian Arctic Indicators of Change” — Tuesday, December 19 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Matthew Doering, PhD Proposal: “Adding spice to fungicides: Discovery of novel genes operating in specialised metabolite biosynthesis in Piper spp. (Piperaceae)” — Wednesday, December 20 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Jared Field, MSc Defense: “Alternative splicing of Bnip3 modulates calcium signals to prevent mitochondrail-dependent cell death and regulate gene expression” — Wednesday, December 20 at 1 p.m., 201 BSB.