Welcome to Fortin's Lab

Fortin's Lab focuses on conservation biology issues. We investigate how ecological processes and environmental factors affect species persistence, species dispersal and species range dynamics.

Our research is at the interface of several disciplines (spatial ecology, conservation, forest ecology, disturbance ecology, community ecology, landscape genetics, spatial epidemiology, spatial statistics, spatially-explicit modeling, and network theory) where the most important challenging problems lie.



  • Congratulations to Andrew Chin for his paper: Sutherland et al. 2017. Undervalued and under pressure: A plea for greater attention toward regulating ecosystem services. Ecological Indicators.
  • Congratualtions to Dr. Colin Daniel for his publication: Daniel et al. 2017. Incorporating uncertainty into forest management planning: Timber harvest, wildfire and climate change in the boreal forest. Forest Ecology and Management 400, 542-554.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Emily Darling for her paper in Nature: Gill et a;. 2017. Capacity shortfalls hinder the performance of marine protected areas globally. Naturedoi:10.1038/nature21708.     
  • Congratulations to Dr. Luke Frishkoff for his papers: Frank et al. 2017. Phylogeny, Traits, and Biodiversity of a Neotropical Bat Assemblage: Close Relatives Show Similar Responses to Local Deforestation. Am. Nat. and Frishkoff et al. 2017. Phylogenetic occupancy models integrate imperfect detection and phylogenetic signal to analyze community structure. Ecology, 98: 198-210.
  • Congratulations to Russell Turner for winning the 1st place for poster presentation section at the 2017 Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium, Queens University.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Colin Daniel!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Alexandre Martensen!
  • Marie-Josee Fortin was a WSL visiting fellow (Zurich, Switzerland) for 5 months in 2017.

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PattternClass: New R package testing landscape/class metrics significance


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