NEWS


Prospective Students

  • I am looking for a PhD student in landscape genetics/genomics to join a research team studying population genomics of arctic seabirds (abstract below). The PhD student will be part of an NSERC Strategic project to aid conservation and management of several species.
    Applicants must a strong background in evolution and/or ecology with skill/interest in analytical analysis. The successful applicant will join a dynamic group of faculty and students studying ecology and
    evolution at the University of Toronto (http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/).
    Please send a resume or curriculum vitae, informal transcript, and contact information for two academic references to Dr. Marie-Josée Fortin (mariejosee.fortin@utoronto.ca). The position will start September 2017.
  • Candidate eligible to NSERC (Canada) scholarships can contact me to define potential projects in conservation.

2017

  • Congratulations to Dr. Emily Darling as she received the 2017 CSEE Early Career Award! Well Deserved.
  • Marie-Josee Fortin was a WSL visiting fellow (Zurich, Switzerland) for 5 months in 2017.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Colin Daniel!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Alexandre Martensen!
  • Marie-Josee Fortin was the plenary speaker at the 2016 Quebec Centre for Biodivesity Science Symposium (McGill U, Montreal).
  • Marie-Josee Fortin was awared a Canadian Research Chair - CRC Tier 1 in Spatial Ecology.
  • Marie-Josee Fortin is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada - FRSC.
  • Cassidy D'Aloia, Ilona Naujokaitis-Lewis, and Marie-Josee Fortin funded CIEE working group on Protected Areas will be held their second meeting December 5-7, 2016 at UofT.
  • Welcome to Stephen MacFarlane as new PhD student.

2016

  • Marie-Josee Fortin is now a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
  • Cassidy D'Aloia, Ilona Naujokaitis-Lewis, and Marie-Josee Fortin funded CIEE working group on Protected Areas will be held their second meeting December 5-7,, 2016 at UofT.
  • Welcome to Stephen MacFarlane as new PhD student.
  • Emily Darling started July 1st, 2016 her NSERC Banting fellowship in Marty Krkosek and Marie-Josee Fortin labs.
  • Marie-Josee was a plenary speaker at the International Statistical Ecology Conference (Seattle, 2016)
  • Cassidy D'Aloia, Ilona Naujokaitis-Lewis, and Marie-Josee Fortin funded CIEE working group on Protected Areas will be held May 30 to June 1, 2016 at UofT.
  • Congratulations to Carina Firkowski for her paper in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.
  • Congratulations to Julia Linke for her new position as Science Coordinator of ABBY-NET.
  • Congratulations to Georgina O'Farrill for her position as Senior Project Coordinator at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
  • Congratulations to Jackie Awad for her successful Maters.
  • Welcome to Dr. Luke Frishkoff as new postdoc (adivsor: Luke Mahler; co-advisor: Marie-Josée Fortin).
  • Welcome to Korryn Bodner as new PhD student (adivsor: Péter Molnár; co-advisor: Marie-Josée Fortin).

2015

  • Welcome to Dr. Anna Torné Noguera as visiting postdoc.
  • Welcome to Flavia Santana as visiting PhD.
  • Welcome to Dr. Cassidy D'Aloia as new postdoc.
  • Welcome to Carina Firkowski as new PhD student (adivsor: Marc Cadotte; co-advisor: Marie-Josée Fortin).
  • Welcome to Christopher Blackford as new Master student.
  • Congratulations to Alex Watts for his position at bluedot.
  • Congratulation sto Aaron Hall for his position as aquatic ecologist.
  • Ilona published in Global Change Biology.
  • Congratulations to Ilona Naujokaitis-Lewis for her position at Environment Canada.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Alexander Watts!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Lanna Jin!
  • Congradulations to Dr. Aaron Hall!
  • Amanda Xuereb is doing an internship in Dr. Manel's lab (2015).
  • Marie-Josee Fortin has been awarded the 2015 IALE Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements
  • Lanna Jin had her paper published in the Journal of Ecology
  • Amanda Xuereb had a paper accepted.
  • Andrew Chin had a paper accepted.
  • Alex Watts had papers published in EcoHealth and Frontiers in Genetics.
  • International Journal of Molecular Science 2015’s Best Research Paper Award for Safner T., M.P. Miller, B.H. McRae, M.-J. Fortin, S. Manel. 2011. Comparison of Bayesian Clustering and Edge Detection Methods for Inferring Boundaries in Landscape Genetics. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 12: 865-889.

2014

  • Andrew Chin was awarded  BIO120’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2014).
  • Congratulations to Dr. Ilona Naujokaitis-Lewis!
  • Alexandre Martensen published in Science: Congratulations!
  • Marie-Josee Fortin is a member of the 2014 Highly Cited Researchers from Thomson Reuters.
  • Ilona Naujokaitis-Lewis published in Ecology Letters: Congratulations!
  • Amanda Xuereb received an NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship-Doctorat (2014).
  • Aaron Hall was awarded  BIO120’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

2013

  • Ilona Naujokaitis-Lewis published in Ecology Letters (Guisan et al. 2013).
  • Dr. Ruppert was interviewed at Quirks and Quarks (CBC Radio) about his PLoS ONE paper (Ruppert et al. 2013).
  • Alexander Watts received the Queen Elizabeth II SSGT scholarship (2013).
  • Colin Daniel received an NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship D (CGS D).
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Ruppert!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Terrail!
  • Marie-Josee Fortin is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award from the US-International Association for Landscape Ecology.
  • Christopher Blackford received a Forest Complexity Modeling undergraduate award (2013): welcome to LE Lab!
  • Jacqueline Awad received a 2013 NSERC USRA award: welcome to LE Lab!
  • Colin Daniel received a NSERC scholarship (2013-2015) and Forest Complexity Modeling scholarship supplement (2013-2014).
  • Marie-Josee taught an intensive spatial course at INPA in Manaus (Brazil)

2012

  • Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Weaver!
  • New Postdoc: Georgina O'Farrill.
  • New PhDs: Colin Daniel, Alexandre Camargo Martensen.
  • Colin Daniel received a Forest Comlexity Modeling scholarship (2012-2013).
  • Alexandre Camargo Martensen received a Connaught International Scholarship (2012-2016).
  • Alexander Watts received an OGS scholarship (2012-2013).
  • Ilona Naujokaitis-Lewis won a General Motors Women in Science and Mathematics Award from UofT.
  • Ilona Naujokaitis-Lewis won a "NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award" to attend at the US-IALE meeting 2012.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Josie Hughes!
  • Marie-Josee taught an intensive spatial course at the Centre Tecnologic Forestal de
    Catalunya (Solsona, Spain).
  • Marie-Josee taught an intensive spatial course at the Forest Complexity Modeling NSERC CREATE Summer School.
  • Marie-Josee taught an intensive spatial course at a CHONe (Canadian Healthy Oceans Network) workshop.
  • Patrick Leighton started an Assistant Professor position at the Universite de Montreal.
  • New Postdoc: Georgina O'Farrill.
  • 2012 Papers: Landscape Ecology special issue on Landscape Connectivity.
  • Ilona Naujokaitis-Lewis won a "NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award" to attend at the US-IALE meeting 2012.
  • Jonathan Ruppert won a "Australia Endeavour Award" for a 4-month intership at AIMS, Australia (2012).

2011

  • 2011: Julia Linke won the "Best Canadian PhD Thesis in Remote Sensing".
  • Media coverage of McCauley et al. 2011 Ecology.
  • Ilona Naujokaitis-Lewis received an OGS (2011-2012).
  • Ilona Naujokaitis-Lewis received a CGCS award (2011).
  • Marie-Josee participated at a NCEAS working group on Stream Spatial Statistics.
  • New postdoc: Francesc Montane, Kate Kirby, Julia Linke, Patrick Leighton.
  • New PhDs: Aaron Hall, Alexander Watts.
  • Graduated: Ricardo Ung (MSc)!

2010

  • New postdoc: Hawthorne Beyer.
  • Graduated: Aleksandra Polakowska (MSc), Allan Brand (MSc) and Ricardo Ung (MSc)!
  • Marie-Josee taught an intensive spatial course at UofT.
  • Marie-Josee taught an intensive spatial course at UBC.

2009

  • Marie-Josee received a NSERC DAS (2009-2012).
  • Patrick James received a Killam postdoc fellowship (2009-2011) at the University of Alberta.
  • Bronwyn Rayfield received a NSERC postdoc fellowship (2009-2011) at McGill University.
  • Jonathan Ruppert received a NSERC graduate scholarship (2009-2012).
  • Patrick James and Marie-Josee participated at a NCEAS working group on Landscape Genetics.