Projets

Surveillance Automatisée de la Végétation et des Écosystèmes Riverains (SAuVER network; NSERC, FRQNT)
http://lecodechastenay.telequebec.tv/occurrence.aspx?id=579&ep=142
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Space-Time Structural Complexity of Forest Stands in Europe (FunDiv Europe; EU, FP7 Framework)
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Temporal Stability and Plant Niche Complementarity (Jena Biodiversity Experiment; DFG)
http://www.the-jena-experiment.de/Research/Phenology.html  
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How much biomass plant communities can pack per unit of volume?
Production in terrestrial plant communities is most commonly expressed in amount of carbon per unit area. This reflects our utilitarian view of ecosystems, which has been conditioned by questions such as: How much wood, hay, or grain per unit area can ...
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Effect of riverscape heterogeneity on animal communities
A) Ecologists have long focused on local scale phenomena (i.e. local environment variables) and assumed that spatial processes were unimportant factors influencing both the community structure and the functional diversity of aquatic communities. In thi...
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Assessing the functional significance of forest biodiversity using digital imagery
A) Decades of study have attempted to define a generalized environmental heterogeneity - biodiversity relationship, with the traditional MacArthurian niche-based hypothesis remaining as the dominant reference point; i.e., increasing heterogeneity promo...
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Impact of anthropogenic disturbances on the soundscape of ecosystems
A) Acoustic heterogeneity indices have yet to demonstrate their full potential as biodiversity indicators in rapid ecosystem assessment programs. Furthermore, such indices must be combined to simulation models if one wishes to disentangle the relative ...
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Influence of climate and floristic diversity on the phenology of freely assembled plant communities
A) Phenological studies have so far considered abiotic factors as the main drivers of the growing season length of plant communities. Additionally, plant species diversity may influence the growing season of vegetation stands according to two main, non...
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Habitat geometry, a step toward general bird community assembly rules in mature forests
Community ecology has often been criticized because it seldom defines general rules that can be exported outside of the studied system. Although much progress has been achieved by studying functional traits instead of species identities per se, environ...
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Phenology of agricultural and urbanised soundscapes
Le cycle vital des populations animales est affecté par les caractéristiques biologiques, physiques, chimiques, mais également acoustiques de l’environnement. Le paysage sonore (angl., soundscape) est une composante encore pe...
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A digital photography protocol for the rapid assessment of herbaceous communities in riparian buffers
Close-range digital photography approaches represent promising tools for monitoring changes to the geometric structure of biological communities. Yet, we do not know if differences in the compositional and functional characteristics of valuable and sen...
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