Guillaume de Lafontaine

Professor,
Université du Québec à Rimouski

Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
E-mail: guillaume_delafontaine@uqar.ca
Institution page




Education

University of Illinois (2015-2017)
Postdoctorate, Plant Biology - Ecosystem Ecology

Université Laval (2012-2015)
Postdoctorat, Sciences du bois et de la forêt - Forest genomics

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) & Université de Bordeaux
Postdoctorate, Biodiversité, Gènes & Communautés (BIOGECO) - Population genetics

Université Laval (2005-2010)
Doctorate, Biology, Vegetal ecology

Université Laval (2003-2004)
Master's, Biology, Vegetal ecology

Université Laval (1999-2002)
Bachelor's, Biology


Research

The Canada Research Chair in integrative biology of nordic flora study ecological, biogeographical and evolutionary responses of the arctic-boreal flora to the environmental variations induced by historical (Quaternary) and current (anthropogenic) climate changes. The integrative approach uses many tools, including field work, molecular biologe (population genetics/genomics), paleoecology and modelisation. The conceptual frame allows the joint study of the various responses in order to acquire a global perspective, from genes to ecosystems.

QCBS students

Julie Morin-Rivat

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2018)
Reconstitution of the recent and multi-millennial history of forest fires in the Lower Saint-Lawrence region.
Personal page

Examples of species studied

Picea mariana
Abies balsamea
Picea glauca
Symphyotrichum laurentianum


Publications

36- A tale of two conifers: Migration across a dispersal barrier outpaced regional expansion from refugia
Journal Article
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2021 Journal of Biogeography (Date Added: 2021-07-16)

35- Exploring genomic variation associated with drought stress in Picea mariana populations
Journal Article
Napier J D , Lafontaine G , Hu F S ,
2020 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2020-08-12)

34- Contrasted patterns of local adaptation to climate change across the range of an evergreen oak, Quercus aquifolioides
Journal Article
Du F K , Wang T , Wang Y , Ueno S , Lafontaine G ,
2020 Evolutionary Applications (Date Added: 2020-06-16)

33- Ice-age persistence and genetic isolation of the disjunct distribution of larch in Alaska
Journal Article
Napier J D , Fernandez M C , Lafontaine G , Hu F S ,
2020 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2020-02-08)

32- The Evolution of Paleoecology
Journal Article
Napier J D , de Lafontaine G , Chipman M L ,
2020 Trends in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2020-01-28)

31- Effects of 20th-century settlement fires on landscape structure and forest composition in eastern Quebec, Canada
Journal Article
Terrail R , Morin‐Rivat J , Lafontaine G , Fortin M , Arseneault D ,
2019 Journal of Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2019-12-19)

30- Rethinking long-term vegetation dynamics: multiple glacial refugia and local expansion of a species complex
Journal Article
Napier J D , de Lafontaine G , Heath K D , Hu F S ,
2019 Ecography (Date Added: 2019-02-19)

29- Invoking adaptation to decipher the genetic legacy of past climate change
Journal Article
de Lafontaine, G, Napier, JD, Petit, RJ, Hu, FS
2018 Ecology (Date Added: 2018-05-23)

28-Monts Otish, Québec
Book Chapter
de Lafontaine G, Jones MT, Willey LL,
2018 Eastern Alpine Guide: Natural History and Conservation of Mountain Tundra East of the Rockies ( Date Added: 2018-05-23)

27-Other alpine sites on the Canadian shield
Book Chapter
de Lafontaine G, Amasifuen Guerra CA, Ducousso A , Hermanuz L, Ani, ns M, Sie, wart Collier L, Goren J, Jones MT, Willey LL ,
2018 Eastern Alpine Guide: Natural History and Conservation of Mountain Tundra East of the Rockies ( Date Added: 2018-05-23)

26- Asymmetry matters: A genomic assessment of directional biases in gene flow between hybridizing spruces
Journal Article
de Lafontaine, G, Bousquet, J
2017 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

25- The critical role of local refugia in postglacial colonization of Chinese pine: Joint inferences from DNA analyses, pollen records, and species distribution modeling
Journal Article
Hao, Q, de Lafontaine, G, Guo, D, Gu, H, Hu, FS, Han, Y, Song, Z, Liu, H
2017 Ecography (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

24- Joint inferences from cytoplasmic DNA and fossil data provide evidence for glacial vicariance and contrasted post-glacial dynamics in tamarack, a transcontinental conifer
Journal Article
Warren, E, de Lafontaine, G, Gérardi, S, Senneville, S, Beaulieu, J, Perron, M, Jaramillo-Correa, JP, Bousquet, J
2016 Journal of Biogeography (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

23-Procedure of sampling and treatments in soil macrofossil charcoal analysis
Book Whole
de Lafontaine G , Amasifuen Guerra C A , Roussel G ,
2015 Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, ProdINRA ( Date Added: 2018-03-01)

22- The quaternary coversands of southwest France
Journal Article
Sitzia, L, Bertran, P, Bahain, J-J, Bateman, MD, Hernandez, M, Garon, H, de Lafontaine, G, Mercier, N, Leroyer, C, Queffelec, A, Voinchet, P
2015 Quaternary Science Reviews (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

21- Integrating phylogeography and paleoecology to investigate the origin and dynamics of hybrid zones: insights from two widespread North American firs
Journal Article
Cinget, B, De Lafontaine, G, Gérardi, S, Bousquet, J
2015 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

19- Cryptic no more: Soil macrofossils uncover Pleistocene forest microrefugia within a periglacial desert
Journal Article
de Lafontaine, G, Amasifuen Guerra, CA, Ducousso, A, Petit, RJ
2014 New Phytologist (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

18- Beyond skepticism: Uncovering cryptic refugia using multiple lines of evidence
Journal Article
de Lafontaine, G, Amasifuen Guerra, CA, Ducousso, A, Sánchez-Goñi, M-F, Petit, RJ
2014 New Phytologist (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

17- Climate refugia: Joint inference from fossil records, species distribution models and phylogeography
Journal Article
Gavin, DG, Fitzpatrick, MC, Gugger, PF, Heath, KD, Rodríguez-Sánchez, F, Dobrowski, SZ, Hampe, A, Hu, FS, Ashcroft, MB, Bartlein, PJ, Blois, JL, Carstens, BC, Davis, EB, de Lafontaine, G, Edwards, ME, Fernandez, M, Henne, PD, Herring, EM, Holden, ZA, Kong, W-s, Liu, J, Magri, D, Matzke, NJ, Mcglone, MS, Saltré, F, Stigall, AL, Tsai, Y-HE, Williams, JW
2014 New Phytologist (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

16-L’anthracothèque de Bordeaux: une collection de référence pour l’identification taxomomique des charbons de bois macrofossiles provenant des Landes de Gascogne et leur périphérie
Journal Article
De Lafontaine G , Amasifuen Guerra C A , Ducousso, A
2013 Bulletin de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux ( Date Added: 2018-03-01)

15- Stronger spatial genetic structure in recolonized areas than in refugia in the European beech
Journal Article
De Lafontaine, G, Ducousso, A, Lefèvre, S, Magnanou, E, Petit, RJ
2013 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

13- How climate and fire disturbances influence contrasted dynamics of Picea glauca ecotones at alpine tree lines in Atlantic and continental Eastern North America
Book Chapter
De Lafontaine, G, Payette, S
2012 Ecotones Between Forest and Grassland (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

12- Soil charcoal stability over the Holocene-Response to comments by Mikael Ohlson
Journal Article
De Lafontaine, G, Asselin, H
2012 Quaternary Research (United States) (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

11- Multiplexed microsatellite markers for genetic studies of beech
Journal Article
Lefèvre, S, Wagner, S, Petit, RJ, De Lafontaine, G
2012 Molecular Ecology Resources (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

9- Monts Otish, Québec
Book Chapter
de Lafontaine, GJ
2012 Eastern Alpine Guide (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

8- Other alpine sites on the Canadian shield
Book Chapter
de Lafontaine, GJ
2012 Eastern Alpine Guide (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

7- Soil charcoal stability over the Holocene across boreal northeastern North America
Journal Article
de Lafontaine, G, Asselin, H
2011 Quaternary Research (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

6- Permineralization process promotes preservation of Holocene macrofossil charcoal in soils
Journal Article
de Lafontaine, G, Couillard, P-L, Payette, S
2011 Journal of Quaternary Science (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

5- Shifting zonal patterns of the southern boreal forest in eastern Canada associated with changing fire regime during the Holocene
Journal Article
de Lafontaine, G, Payette, S
2011 Quaternary Science Reviews (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

4- The origin and dynamics of subalpine white spruce and balsam fir stands in boreal Eastern North America
Journal Article
de Lafontaine, G, Payette, S
2010 Ecosystems (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

3- Phylogeography of white spruce (Picea glauca) in eastern North America reveals contrasting ecological trajectories
Journal Article
de Lafontaine, G, Turgeon, J, Payette, S
2010 Journal of Biogeography (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

2- Species richness along a production gradient: A multivariate approach
Journal Article
De Lafontaine, G, Houle, G
2007 American Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

1- Follow-up protocol of the populations of Aster of Saint-Laurent, Symphyotrichum laurentianum, in the Magdalen Islands
Journal Article
De Lafontaine, G
2005 Canadian Field-Naturalist (Date Added: 2018-02-22)