NEWS


Prospective Students

  • 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.