We are interested by the complex interaction between species distribution, community structure and ecosystem functioning. Most of all, we are interested in spatial ecosystem ecology, from metapopulations to metaecosystems.
Research activities conducted at the Chair are oriented by specific questions, and thus we study different ecosystems, from bacteria to forest stands. We also use theoretical models to develop hypotheses and extend our work beyond the technical limitations of empirical studies. Simulation and analytical models are useful because they provide us a tight control of the ecological processes we are interested in and because they could be manipulated in some manners that would be otherwise impossible on the field.
Dominique Gravel, Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair on Integrative ecology
Département de biologie, Faculté des Sciences
Université de Sherbrooke
2500 Boulevard Université
Sherbrooke, Qc., J1K 2R1
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