Timothée Poisot is a computational ecologist, focused on understanding how and why species interactions vary over space and time. He uses network approaches, and is easily excited by methodology. Tim is a member of the Québec Centre for Biodiversity Sciences, rants about open science on twitter, has a blog, and is on github too. Tim’s abridged CV
Current lab members
Mathilde Besson is a PhD candidate with Tim and Dominique Gravel. She works on local adaptation in meta-communities, and how it shapes ecosystem functions. Her research uses modelling and experimental evolution with a bacteria-phage system.
Eva Delmas is a PhD student with Tim and Daniel Stouffer. Her research project deals with understanding how food web structure can be used to predict ecosystem functioning and biomass fluxes across ecosystems, and how species functional roles predict their contribution to ecosystem functions.
Cynthia Guéveneux-Julien is an Honor’s student working on the planification, management, and restoration of landscape connectivity in the Laurentian mountains. She previously worked on the biogeography of host-parasite interactions.
Christophe Benjamin is an undergrad research assistant working on the automated extraction of phylogenetic data from species interaction networks. He is developping a package to facilitate the collection and synthesis of data using online resources.
The raccoon is our spirit animal. Muche like him, we thrive on people’s leftover (data), spend a lot of time cleaning them, and will absolutely seize any data left unattended. We do not have an actual raccoon in the lab - yet.
Philippe Desjardins-Proulx is a PhD student with Tim and Dominique Gravel. His research focuses on applying machine learning and deep transfer knowledge to solve complicated ecological problems of all sorts, and he has more informations about it on his website. He talks about Haskell too much on twitter, and does thing in esoteric programming languages on github.
Former lab members
Daphnée Lecours-Tessier worked on establishing best practices to connect the landscape to the limnoscape in order to maintain and restore habitat connectivity.
Dominique Caron worked on documenting and inventorying the ways our effort to describe the biodiversity of Québec has changed over the last century. His work focuses on describing “black holes” of biodiversity data that are prime candidates for itensive sampling.
Renaud McKinnon completed his MSc with Tim, Dominique Gravel and Steven Kembel. His research focused on interactions between trees from experimental plantations and their microbial ectosymbionts, to understand how different levels of biodiversity (interactions, functional traits, taxonomy) shape ecosystem functioning.
Charles Cusson worked on the development of a better, more responsive interface for the mangal.io database. In particular, his work resulted in providing more meta-data when viewing the data on the website.
Amélie Muller was a master’s student from Strasbourg University, doing a 6-months research stay in the group. Her work focused on understanding how interactions with pollinators contribute to the persistence of plants at different spatial scales, and how management programs could gain from relying on the variability of interactions.