"Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." --Vince Lombardi
Eric Harvey Lab PI
I am a community ecologist with broad interests in metacommunity, metaecosystem and food web ecology. More specifically, I seek to understand the mechanisms that structure communities of interacting species and how the emerging structure influences ecosystem function. That is to say, I am interested in how community and ecosystem ecology interact. I’m also very interested in bridging ecology and conservation sciences by fostering a better communication between both fields, and by developing a research program centered on the empirical testing of ecological theory. When I am not cosying up in front of my computer with a warm tea or coffee to crunch data or write, I enjoy canoe camping, climbing, hockey, cycling and playing with my daughter. I enjoy good food and beer tasting, but most of all I enjoy the good company that comes with it and the discussion about life, philosophy and politics.
Georges Charette MSc Candidate
Georges is working on characterizing spatial variation in terrestrial subsidy in terms of quality and quantity and explore how those variations might drive beta-diversity and functioning of macro-invertebrate community in lakes.
Charlie Sarran PhD Candidate
Charlie is working on experimental metaecosystems exploring how alteration to cross-ecosystem subsidy dynamics will affect the recipient ecosystem response in terms of community structure, stability and processes.
Juliane Vigneault MSc Candidate
Juliane is working on identifying the main local and regional factors regulating the prevalence of fish parasites in lakes across the landscape.
Charles Gagnon MSc Candidate
Charles is working on the influence of land-use change on river biodiversity and functioning. (more details to come)
Louis-Philippe Beauchamp MSc Candidate
L-P is working on the influence of land-use change on river biodiversity and functioning. (more details to come)
Audrey Robert (2020-2021, Honor thesis) - Factors regulating functional diversity in urban waterbodies at multiple spatial scales