Bérenger Bourgeois

Université Laval
Candidat Postdoctoral fellow

superviseur(e): Monique Poulin
Anne Vanasse, Université Laval
Début: 2018-08-30
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Biodiversity-based solutions for sustainable floodplain farming
Conceiving a sustainable and multifunctional agriculture able to conciliate food production with biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service provision is a salient challenge. This is especially critical in cultivated floodplains where intensive agriculture practices often directly lead to aquatic biodiversity loss and water quality degradation, as observed in the Lake Saint-Pierre, Quebec (46°12′15″N, 72°49′56″W). Launched in 2018 by the Government of Quebec, the Lake Saint-Pierre Strategic Cluster is a research initiative gathering thirty research scientists for developing crops and agricultural practices adapted to regular flooding and likely to restore the Lake Saint-Pierre ecological integrity. For this, field experiments establishing agroecological practices in the littoral zone will be combined to biodiversity and ecosystem monitoring. As a scientific coordinator and post-doc fellow, I contribute to research design, management and communication.


farmland biodiversity, ecosystem services, sustainable floodplain farming, multifunctional agriculture


1- Weed diversity is driven by complex interplay between multi-scale dispersal and local filtering
Bourgeois, Bérenger, Sabrina Gaba, Christine Plumejeaud, Vincent Bretagnolle
2020 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

2- Ecological Specialization and Rarity of Arable Weeds: Insights from a Comprehensive Survey in France
Munoz, François, Guillaume Fried, Laura Armengot, Bérenger Bourgeois, Vincent Bretagnolle, Joël Chadoeuf, Lucie Mahaut, Christine Plumejeaud, Jonathan Storkey, Cyrille Violle, Sabrina Gaba
2020 Plants

3- Pulses of seed release in riparian Salicaceae coincide with high atmospheric temperature
Bourgeois, Bérenger, Eduardo González
2019 River Research and Applications

4- What makes a weed a weed? A large-scale evaluation of arable weeds through a functional lens
Bourgeois, Bérenger, François Munoz, Guillaume Fried, Lucie Mahaut, Laura Armengot, Pierre Denelle, Jonathan Storkey, Sabrina Gaba, Cyrille Violle
2019 American Journal of Botany

5- Seed storage behaviour of eight peatland pool specialists: Implications for restoration
Bourgeois, Bérenger, Marc-André Lemay, Tommy Landry, Line Rochefort, Monique Poulin
2019 Aquatic Botany

6- Response of plant diversity to moss, Carex or Scirpus revegetation strategies of wet depressions in restored fens
Bourgeois, Bérenger, Line Rochefort, Vicky Bérubé, Monique Poulin
2018 Aquatic Botany

7- Spatial modeling improves understanding patterns of invasive species defoliation by a biocontrol herbivore
Henry, Annie L., Eduardo González, W. Wright Robinson, Bérenger Bourgeois, Anna A. Sher
2018 Biological Invasions

8- Macroecological and macroevolutionary patterns emerge in the universe of GNU/Linux operating systems
Keil, Petr, A. A. M. MacDonald, Kelly S. Ramirez, Joanne M. Bennett, Gabriel E. García-Peña, Benjamin Yguel, Bérenger Bourgeois, Carsten Meyer
2018 Ecography

9- Vegetation Response to Control of Invasive Tamarix in Southwestern US Rivers: A Collaborative Study Including 416 Sites
González, Eduardo, Anna A Sher, Robert M Anderson, Robin F Bay, Daniel W Bean, Gabriel J Bissonnete, Bérenger Bourgeois, David J Cooper, Kara Dohrenwend, Kim D Eichhorst, Hisham El Waer, Deborah K Kennard, Rebecca Harms-Weissinger, Annie L Henry, Lori J Makarick, Steven M Ostoja, Lindsay V Reynolds, W Wright Robinson, Patrick B Shafroth
2017 Ecological Applications

10- Divergence between riparian seed banks and standing vegetation increases along successional trajectories
Bourgeois, Bérenger, Céline Boutin, Anne Vanasse, Monique Poulin
2017 Journal of Vegetation Science

11- Integrative conservation of riparian zones
González, Eduardo, María R. Felipe-Lucia, Bérenger Bourgeois, Bruno Boz, Christer Nilsson, Grant Palmer, Anna A. Sher
2016 Biological Conservation

12- Threshold dynamics in plant succession after tree planting in agricultural riparian zones
Bourgeois, Bérenger, Anne Vanasse, Eduardo González, Roxane Andersen, Monique Poulin
2016 Journal of Applied Ecology

13- Spatial processes structuring riparian plant communities in agroecosystems: implications for restoration
Bourgeois, Bérenger, Eduardo González, Anne Vanasse, Isabelle Aubin, Monique Poulin
2016 Ecological Applications

14- Trade-Offs in Seed Dispersal Strategies Across Riparian Trees: The How Matters as Much as the When
González, E., B. Bourgeois, A. Masip, A. A. Sher
2015 River Research and Applications

15- Establishment success of trees planted in riparian buffer zones along an agricultural intensification gradient
Bourgeois, B., A. Vanasse, D. Rivest, M. Poulin
2016 Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

16- Effects of competition, shade and soil conditions on the recolonization of three forest herbs in tree-planted riparian zones
Bourgeois, Bérenger, Anne Vanasse, Monique Poulin,
2016 Applied Vegetation Science

17- Establishing a moss cover inhibits the germination of Typha latifolia, an invasive species, in restored peatlands
Bourgeois, Bérenger, Sandrine Hugron, Monique Poulin
2012 Aquatic Botany