Claude Lavoie obtained his B.Sc. in Biological Sciences at the Université de Montréal (1988) and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biology at Université Laval (1990, 1994). He was hired as a professor in the École d’aménagement du territoire et de développement régional of Université Laval in 1996 after a postdoctoral training at the Faculté des sciences de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation of Université Laval (1994-95) and at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research of the University of Colorado (Boulder, United States; 1995-96). He is the coordinator of the PHRAGMITES research group.
Ph.D. (U. of California, Davis)
François Belzile obtained his B.Sc. in Agriculture at Université Laval (1985) and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of California at Davis (1987, 1992). He was hired as a professor in the Département de phytologie of Université Laval in 1992 after a postdoctoral training at the John Innes Center for Plant Science Research (Norwich, England; 1992). He is in charge of genetic aspects of the PHRAGMITES project.
Ph.D. (U. of Califorina, Davis and San Diego State U.)
Jacques Brisson obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biological Sciences at Université de Montréal (1983, 1986) and his Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of California at Davis and at the San Diego State University (1994). He was hired as a professor at the Département des sciences biologiques of the Université de Montréal in 2002 after several years as a research scientist at the Montreal Botanical Garden and at the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale of the Université de Montréal (1995-2002). He is in charge of competition research projects in the PHRAGMITES team.
Sylvie de Blois
Ph.D. (U. de Montréal)
Sylvie de Blois obtained her B.Sc. in Environment at McGill University (1992) and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences and Landscape Ecology at the Université de Montréal (1994, 2001). She was hired as a professor in the Department of Plant Science and at the McGill School of Environment in 2001. Through the PHRAGMITES project, she is in charge of the development of spatio-temporal monitoring techniques and of the elaboration of a predictive model of the spread of common reed.
Engineer – agronomy/ecology (Agrocampus Ouest - École Nationale Supérieure d'Agronomie de Rennes)
Arnaud Albert is an agricultural engineer (with a Master Professional degree in Ecology) from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Agronomie de Rennes (2008). He studies, during his Ph.D. (Biological sciences, Université de Montréal), the spread of the common reed along road corridors and in natural marshes, and more particularly the respective contribution of sexual and vegetative dispersal modes (supervisors: Jacques Brisson and Claude Lavoie).
M. Sc. (Université de Nantes, France)
Anne-Laure Biang obtained a masters in bioproduction and aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems at the l’Université des sciences et techniques de Nantes (France) in 2009. In the course of her doctoral studies (biology, Université de Montréal), she is studying the treatment of fish farming waste by filtering marshes planted with macrophytes. Can the native common reed surpass the exotic strain with regards to wasterwater pollutant removal? This project seeks to elucidate the answer (supervisor: Jacques Brisson).
M.Sc. (U. de Montréal)
Patrick Boivin obtained his B.Sc. in Biology at Université du Québec à Montréal (1990) and then completed a M.Sc.A. degree (1994) in Environmental Planning at Université de Montréal. As a research professional at the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale de l’Université de Montréal (since the beginning of the 2000’s), he participated to several studies on the management and control of vegetation. He is in charge, in the PHRAGMITES project, of studies on the establishment of shrubs on roadsides to prevent the spread of common reed along road ditches (with Jacques Brisson).
M.Sc. (U. Laval)
Elisabeth Groeneveld received her bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences from McGill University in 1999 and her master’s degree from Université Laval in 2001. In 2010 she joined Claude Lavoie’s laboratory as a research professional after having worked for the Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks from 2001 to 2010. Within the framework of the PHRAGMITES project, she assists Claude Lavoie, helps graduate students both in the field and in the laboratory and is in charge of the annual survey of the spread of Phragmites colonies along the highways.
D.E.S.S. (U. de Montréal)
Sam Karathanos obtained a graduate diploma with a specialty in environment and sustainable development, with a specialization in the management of biodiversity, at the Université de Montréal in 2013. Over the course of his masters degree, he will study control methods for the common reed in the Îles-de-Boucherville national park (supervisors: Jacques Brisson and Claude Lavoie).
B. Sc. (U. Laval)
François Messier obtained a B. Sc. in physical geography at the Université de Montréal (2011). Over the course of his masters degree, he will study control methods for invasive common reed colonies that invade peatlands following horticultural peat extraction (supervisors Line Rochefort and Claude Lavoie).
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