Steeve Côté

Dr. Steeve Côté


Steeve Côté holds a PhD from Sherbrooke University (Canada) and has conducted post-doctoral research in France, Antarctica, Scotland and Norway. He is a specialist of the ecology and behavior of ungulates. Since 2001, he has been a professor at the Department of Biology of Université Laval in Quebec City, senior scientist at the Centre for Northern Studies, director of Caribou Ungava and holder of an NSERC industrial Chair. Part of his research focuses on a long-term study initiated nearly 30 years ago on life-history strategies of mountain goats in Alberta. Each individual in the population is marked and followed from birth to death. An important goal of his work is to produce knowledge useful for the management and conservation of populations of large herbivores

Recent Publications

Panagakis, A., S. Hamel and S. D. Côté. 2017. The influence of early reproductive success on longevity and late reproductive success in an alpine ungulate. American Naturalist, in press.

Théorêt-Gosselin, R., S. Hamel and S. D. Côté. 2015. The role of maternal behavior and offspring development in the survival of mountain goat kids. Oecologia 178: 175-186.

Shafer, A. B. A., S. D. Côté and D. W. Coltman. 2011. Hot spots of genetic diversity descended from multiple Pleistocene refugia in an alpine ungulate. Evolution 65: 125-138.

Hamel, S., S. D. Côté and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2010. Maternal characteristics and environment affect the costs of reproduction in female mountain goats. Ecology 91: 2034-2043.

Mainguy, J., S. D. Côté, M. Festa-Bianchet and D. W. Coltman. 2009. Father-offspring phenotypic correlations suggest intralocus sexual conflict for a fitness-linked trait in a wild sexually dimorphic mammal. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276: 4067-4075.

Festa-Bianchet, M. and S. D. Côté. 2008. Mountain goats: ecology, behavior, and conservation of an alpine ungulate. Island Press. 265 pp.

Côté, S. D., and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2001. Reproductive success in female mountain goats: the influence of age and social rank. Animal Behaviour 62: 173-181.