People

Current members

Timothée Poisot

Ecologist. Teaches data analysis, ecological modelling, and responsible use of data. Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Université de Montréal

Andréanne Dupont

2019-, M.Sc. Biogeography of lakes ecosystem services. Advisor: Roxane Maranger.

Andrew MacDonald

2019-, Post-doctoral researcher. Development of biodiversity indicators for the governmental monitoring of biodiversity. 2018-2019, Post-doctoral researcher. High-throughput processing of camera-trap data.

Francis Banville

2020-, Ph.D. Machine Learning techniques for food web structure inference at the planetary scale. Co-advisor: Dominique Gravel

Gabriel Dansereau

2019-, M.Sc. Development of beta-diversity measures for spatially continuous hotspot identification. Co-advisor: Pierre Legendre.

Gracielle Higino

2019-2020, visiting Ph.D. Biological interactions, environmental variables, and biogeographical species distributions.

Joseph B. Burant

2020-, Post-doctoral fellow with the Living Data Project.

Mathilde Besson

2016-, Ph.D. Eco-evolutionary dynamics in networks of positive and negative interactions. Co-advisor: Dominique Gravel.

Norma Forero

2020-, Ph.D. Machine Learning and Data Synthesis for the prediction of viral spillover events. Co-advisor: Patrick Leighton

Philippe Desjardins-Proulx

2019-, Post-doctoral researcher. Type theory and higher-order probabilistic programming for ecological synthesis. 2014-2018, Ph.D. Artificial Intelligence applied to theory building for ecological synthesis. Advisor: Dominique Gravel.

Salomé Bouskila

2021, M.Sc. research intern. Pathogen sharing in the global virome.

Tanya Strydom

2020-, Ph.D. Common properties of species interactions networks across space.

Valentine Volz

2020, B.Sc. research assistant. Structural analysis of the host-sharing network of coronaviruses. 2021-, M.Sc. Spatial structure of ecological networks over large gradients.

Former members

Alexandrine Frappier

2018, BSc research assistant. Review of best practices to use image recognition software on wildlife cameras.

Amélie Muller

2015, M.Sc. Understanding how management programs could gain from studying the variability of plant-pollinator interactions.

Charles Cusson

2016, IT. Development of a responsive interface for the mangal.io database.

Christophe Benjamin

2017, BSc research assistant. Automated extraction of phylogenetic data from species interaction networks.

Cynthia Guéveneux-Julien

2015-2016, BSc Hons. Planification, management, and restoration of landscape connectivity in the Laurentians. 2015, BSc research assisant. Environmental drivers of host-parasite interaction variability.

Daphnée Lecours-Tessier

2018-2020, M.Sc. Blue-green connectivity and ecosystem integrity in the Laurentians. Co-advisor: Roxane Maranger. 2017-2018, BSc research assistant. Best practices for the development and implementation of ecological corridors. Co-advisor: Roxane Maranger.

Dominique Caron

2017, M.Sc. Inventory of open biodiversity data in Quebec, and creation of decision-helping tools.

Émilie Vinet

2018, BSc research assistant. Machine learning techniques to produce dynamics maps of land use from digitized and numeric maps.

Eva Delmas

2015-2020, Ph.D. Causes and consequences in the relationships between food web structure and ecosystem functioning. Co-advisor: Daniel B. Stouffer.

Fares Dhane

2019, M.Sc. Training of a neural network for mammals recognition in Québec. Advisor: Andrew MacDonald.

Grégoire Bonenfant

2017, BSc research assistant. Measures of species complementarity in quantitative networks.

Iman Sicot

2020, BSc research assistant. Survey of data on food webs in North America.

Kiri Stern

2020, M.Sc. Neural networks for rapid connectivity analyses. 2019, M.Sc. Prey use of generalist predators across their range.

Luisa Novara

2020, Research assistant. Preparation of data for the forecasting of coronaviruses epidemic risk.

Marie-Andrée Ouellet

2020, MSc research intern. Singular Value Decomposition as an imputation method for host-virus detection.

Michiel Stock

2017-2018, visting post-doctoral researcher. Pairwise learning to predict the structure of ecological networks.

Piotr Szefer

2018, visiting Ph.D. Implementation of structural models of food web structure.

Renaud McKinnon

2013-2016, M.Sc. Interactions between trees from experimental plantations and their microbial ectosymbionts.

Sandrine Soeharjono

2019, M.Sc. Development of indicators based on eBird data to survey urban biodiversity changes in Montréal.

Stéphanie Préfontaine

2017-2020, M.Sc. Impacts of temperature on the metabolic rates of ecological communities. Advisor: Dominique Gravel.

Steve Vissault

2019-2020, Ph.D. Automated aggregation, synthesis, and forecasting of unstructured biodiversity data. 2018-2019, Staff scientist. Improvements on the mangal.io database backend and frontend.

Zachary Bélisle

2018, M.Sc. Variation in the composition of insect communities in forest fragments. Advisor: Colin Favret. 2017-2018, BSc Hons. Robustness of permutation tests for the analysis of ecological network structure.