Frédéric Guichard

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Recent Research Projects

NSERC CHONe 2 - Conservation Strategies in Canada's Changing Oceans

2015/16-2019/20 • $5,128,480 • PI,CO
Canada's oceans add immensely to our economy, health, and culture. Nonetheless, increasing pressures on ocean resources point to a need to enhance ocean sustainability and understand how different activities will change marine living resources. The NSERC Canadian Healthy Oceans Network (CHONe I...

NSERC CREATE: Biodiversity, ecosystem services, and sustainability

2015/16-2019/20 • $1,350,000 • PI,CO
Environmental change is occurring at an unprecedented rate, raising concerns about the conservation of biodiversity (B), the maintenance of ecosystem services (ES), and the future of sustainability (S) - BESS. These concerns are especially pressing in tropical environments, where most of the...

The emergence of functions in meta-ecosystems

2017/18-2019/20 • $120,000 • PI
My research focuses on the study of strong fluctuations and structure in the abundance and assembly of species, emerging from the interactions and limited spatial flows of individuals and matter. These interactions and flows can explain sudden shifts in ecosystem health resulting from the...

The emergence of functions in meta-ecosystems

2017/18-2019/20 • $120,000 • PI
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Non-equilibrium theory of ecosystem function: from phase dynamics to coastal ecosystems

2012/13-2016/17 • $165,000 • PI
The goal of the proposed research is to develop and test a non-equilibrium theory of large-scale ecosystems with explicit consideration of spatial flows of individuals and matter. Our understanding of natural ecosystems has progressed from the study of local ecological interactions to theories...

Optimizing future networks of marine protected areas in response to global change by combining genetic connectivity and biophysical models

2012/13-2014/15 • $307,000 • PI,CO
The conservation of marine biodiversity and the sustainability of fisheries are major global environmental and economic challenges. One management tool that addresses these concerns is the development of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Although MPAs can contribute to the management of fisheries,...

NSERC Canadian Healthy Oceans Network ( CHONe )

2010/11-2012/13 • $2,758,000 • PI,CO
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Variability across scales in coastal ecosystems

2010/11-2011/12 • $38,500 • PI
Strong fluctuations in the total and relative abundance of species remain an unresolved problem in population and community theories. In marine systems, these fluctuations have mostly been studied assuming equilibrium dynamics driven by habitat properties. However, recent work shows how...