Sabrina Rondeau, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher — Pollinator biology, ecology & ecotoxicology | agri-food | community science


I am an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa, working in the Forrest’s lab. My current research focuses on the impact of agricultural practices (tillage and pesticide use) on wild ground-nesting bee communities in field crops. I also study nest-site preferences of ground-nesting bees in agricultural areas and the dual impact of climate change and pesticides on hibernating bumblebee queens.

I completed my Ph.D. thesis with Dr. Nigel Raine in 2022, as an Arrell Graduate Scholar at the University of Guelph. For my Ph.D. thesis, I assessed the exposure and impacts of combined pesticide residues in soil for ground-nesting bees and bumblebee (Bombus spp.) queens. Prior to my Ph.D., I obtained an M.Sc. in Plant Biology from the Université Laval, where I assessed methods for the biological control of varroa mites in honey bees.

Beyond my academic research, I am proud to have co-founded Abeilles citoyennes, a community science initiative dedicated to the surveillance of pollinator diversity in the province of Quebec, Canada.


  • Bee biology and ecology
  • Pollinator conservation
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Entomology
  • Sustainable food production and food systems
  • Community science


Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (2018-2022)
University of Guelph

M.Sc. in Plant Biology (2016-2018)
Université Laval

B.Sc. in Biological and Ecological Sciences (2013-2016)
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières