[IE] Integrative Ecology Lab

Laboratoire d'écologie intégrative


Les midis numériques
Calendrier des activités

L'objectif de ces rencontres est de présenter des avancées numériques et méthodologiques pertinentes en écologie et évolution. Ces avancées doivent être suffisamment transversales pour permettre de réunir les groupes de recherche en écologie végétale et animale autour d'une même table. La forme choisie est informelle et adaptée au sujet de manière à maximiser les échanges entre les participants.

10 décembre 2018 TBD par Azenor Bideault

19 novembre 2018 How to read an equation without understanding it at first glance par Amaël Lesquin

This week, I want to discuss dimension (units) in biology and how can we get information on a mathematically formulated problem without solving it. The paper to read is the same as last week, you just need to focus on figures 1 & 2, and equation 2! As long as you know basic units (kg, meter and second; apologies to the USA, I am using the International System of Units IS) there is nothing else to do. I would like to divide the discussion into two parts:

1. Intuition on diffusion equation (cf equation 2 from the paper) without solving it. Checking in a second if an equation is correct;
2. Twist the former equation to have a dimensionless problem;

29 octobre 2018 Matching-centrality decomposition par Kate Wootton

This paper describes a method I might try and use to analyze some of my data while I’m visiting Quebec. I thought it might be useful to discuss so that I can try and understand it better and to get some thoughts and input (and help) from all of you. And I hope it is something that will be of interest to you too!

22 octobre 2018 Modèle mixte par Guillaume Blanchet

List of old presentations can be found here.


The lab meetings
Calendar of weekly meetings

The aim of these lab meetings is to promote discussion among members on all subjects related to ecology, mathematics and computer science. The meetings are intended primarily for lab members, but everyone interested in the subject is welcome! The meetings will be held in D8-0022 at noon on the date in the table:

December 18, 2018 Azénor Bideault Coexistence theory: 2018 Update PDF
December 4, 2018 Dominique Gravel Coexistence theory
November 27, 2018 Antoine Hénault Initiation to research: Structure des métacommunautés herbacées du mont Sutton
November 20, 2018 Vincent Bellavance Initiation to research: Effets de la compétition du sapin baumier sur la migration de l’érable à sucre dans un contexte de changement climatique
November 13, 2018 Azénor Bideault Review
November 6, 2018 Kate Wootton TBD
October 30, 2018 Madelaine Proulx Classic article: Janzen–Connell hypothesis
October 16, 2018 Steve Vissault Introduction to APIs universe: A study case with Coléo PDF
October 9, 2018 Guillaume Blanchet Review
October 3, 2018 Amaël Lesquin Does demography of northeastern North-American trees have a spatial climatic signal?
September 25, 2018 Katherine Hébert Classic article: Ricklefs (1987) 'Community diversity: relative roles of local and regional processes'
September 11, 2018 Dominique Gravel Reviewing PCI Ecology preprint

List of old presentations can be found here.