Fortin Lab

Fortin 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 Dr. Jonathan Ruppert for his paper: Ruppert et al. Global Change Biology.
  • Congratulations to Andrew Chin for his paper: Sutherland et al. 2017. Ecological Indicators.
  • Congratualtions to Dr. Colin Daniel for his publication: Daniel et al. 2017. Forest Ecology and Management.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Emily Darling for her paper in Nature: Gill et a;. 2017. Nature
  • Congratulations to Dr. Luke Frishkoff for his papers: Frank et al. 2017. Am. Nat.; Frishkoff et al. 2017. Ecology.
  • 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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