Marie-Josée Fortin

University Professor, FRSC
Canada Research Chair in Spatial Ecology
An ecologist by training, Marie-Josée has four main research areas: spatial ecology, disturbance ecology, conservation, and spatial statistics. Her research program studies the effects of global change (land-use and climate) on species spatial dynamics at the landscape and geographical range levels both in multiuse forested ecosystems and aquatic networks to maintain biodiversity and species conservation.

Graduate Students

Peter Rodriguez
PhD Student
Ecosystem Services
Jack Goldman
PhD Student
Cumulative effects of disturbances
[Main advisor: Patrick James; co-advisor: Marie-Josee Fortin]
Niamh Wall
PhD Student
Landscape genetics and conservation of Blanding’s turtle
[Main advisor: Patrick James, co-advisor: Marie-Josee Fortin]
Christopher Brimacombe
PhD Student
Spatio-temporal dynamics of species and disease
Ariel Greiner
PhD Student
Coral reefs dynamics modeling
[Co-advised with Martin Krkosek]

Nikol Dimitrov
MSc Student
Urban canine-mange model

Benjamin Zdasiuk
MSc Student
Fish movement

Postdoctoral Fellows

Amanda Schwantes
Monitoring of Ecosystem Services []

Celina Baines
[] Species dispersal in dynamic landscapes

Chuliang Song [website]
Species interactions in dynamics networks
[co-advised with Andrew Gonzalez; McGill University]

Carina Firkowski
ResNet: A network for monitoring, modeling, and managing Canada’s ecosystem services for sustainability and resilience
[co-advised with Andrew Gonzalez; McGill University]

Tiziana A. Gelmi Candusso
Small mammals movement in urban ecosystems