Dominique Gravel

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Recent Research Projects

Integrative Ecology

2015/16-2019/20 • $900,000 • PI
There has been an impressive progress in biodiversity science over the last fifteen years to predict the impacts of global changes on range shifts, extinction risks and the future distribution of biodiversity. The demand for simulations of "biodiversity scenarios" has pushed ecology,...

Climate change and water use: can increase diversity help protect forests?

2017/18-2019/20 • $509,000 • PI,CO
This research project is strongly grounded on the needs expressed by our partners and by forest managers for predictions on the impacts of climate change on forests, and mitigation strategies to limit the expected mortality due to water stress and its effect of the productivity of Canadian...

BIOS2: Computational Biodiversity Science and Services

2018/19-2019/20 • $450,000 • PI,CO
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Ecosytem functionning at the crossroad of biogeography and community ecology

2017/18-2019/20 • $174,000 • PI
Ecologists have always been fascinated by the spatial distribution of biodiversity. Temperature impacts directly many ecosystem processes over large biogeographical gradients because it affects biological rates. Climate is also an essential driver of many species ranges and ecological...

DNA genetic analyzer for molecular ecology/biology applications

2018/19 • $149,515 • PI,CO
The objective of this proposal is to obtain a DNA genetic analyzer (AB 3500) that will represent the core of our molecular ecology/biology facility at Université de Sherbrooke. Sanger sequencing is a critically needed method to perform DNA fragment analysis and achieve our research objectives....

L'adaptation du droit de la gouvernance aux changements climatiques

2017/18-2018/19 • $52,213 • PI,CO
Les changements climatiques ne font plus partie des risques appréhendés. Partout sur la planète des manifestations concrètes de changements sont observées et analysées. La première intervention de nos gouvernements fut celle de la mitigation des impacts en tentant de réduire les gaz à effet de...

NSERC CREATE in Forest Complexity Modeling (FCM)

2011/12-2016/17 • $1,650,000 • PI,CO
The environmental, social and economic importance of forests for Canadians is overwhelming. Forests contribute to our economic well-being, provide habitats for many wildlife species, store an enormous amount of carbon, filter water and provide unique recreational and spiritual values. Many of...

Theoretical and experimental integration of biogeography and ecosystem ecology

2012/13-2016/17 • $165,000 • PI
The long-term objective of my research program is to integrate the disciplines of biogeography and biodiversity-ecosystem functioning into a coherent theoretical framework to better understand the global change impacts on ecosystems. There has been impressive progress in biogeography over the...

Vehicles and mobile laboratory for field research in ecology / Véhicules et laboratoire mobile pour la recherche de terrain en écologie

2016/17 • $110,651 • PI,CO
This is a request for three field vehicles, one mobile laboratory and one quad trailer to support the field research of our ecology group that includes nine research teams. Every project that we are involved with, or will be involved within the next five years, requires the collection of...