Update – PhD and PostDoc

Ph.D Completed! 

I am extremely happy to announce that I have successfully defended my Ph.D on July 20, 2017 at UQAM.  



Post Doctoral Research

I would also like to announce that I have begun working in the Landhäusser Research Group at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada . If you are curious to know what I’ll be working on click on Post-Doctoral Content Tab or Click HERE

Thesis Seminar Presentation in Montreal! – November 24 – 1PM

I will be presenting my thesis on November 24th at 13h00 at UQAM in room SB-R830.

Second Year Maple Seedling
Second Year Transplanted Sugar Maple Seedling

The seminar is entitled:

Limited Migration: Will Sugar Maple Tap Out to Climate Change?”

I will be presenting my three thesis projects, results, and discuss what my research all means! 


Hope to see you all there! 


Presentation @ ESA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – August 10th, 10AM

I will be presenting at the 102nd Ecological Society of America Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this August 10th (10:10am). ESA-Conf-logo-20161

My talk will focus on the second chapter of my doctoral research:

““Local adaptation of trees at the range margins slows range shifts in the face of climate change

COS 39: Climate Change: Plants II
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Session Time: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Colloque TRIADE Conference – February 18th – Presentation ALERT

I will be presenting in french at the TRIADE conference on February 18th in La Tuque, Québec.

The presentation is entitled:

The invasion of the boreal forest by sugar maple as a result of climate change: myth or reality?

 “L’envahissement de la forêt boréale par l’érable à sucre suite au changement climatique: mythe ou réalité?”


Sugar Maple Seedling in Boreal
Sugar maple seedling showing the ability to germinate outside its current species range.

Dawson College Seminar – February 25th – Presentation ALERT

I will be presenting a one hour seminar at Dawson College February 25th at 10h00am.

The talk is part of the Dawson College Environmental Science Seminar Series


I will be giving a talk entitled:

“Climate Change and Our Forests: A Canadian Perspective”

Talk Summary: 

Climate change is expected to increase mean annual temperature in our region 2-7°C by the end of this century. While for many of us this sounds like the opportunity to take advantage of more days at the beach, such a rapid change could cause significant damage to the forest ecosystem and its many important processes. In this talk, I will discuss some of the impacts and potential challenges we are currently faced with when ensuring the health of our forests. Finally, I will also discuss some of the research I am currently conducting in a means of evaluating the impacts of such changes on Sugar Maple, an important species in our region.

Room #: 4C1