Marie-Josée Fortin

Professor,
University of Toronto

Department of Ecology
E-mail: mariejosee.fortin@utoronto.ca
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Research

The Fortin Lab focuses on conservation biology issues. We investigate how ecological processes and environmental factors affect species persistence, species dispersal, and species range dynamics. Our research is at the interface of several disciplines (spatial ecology, conservation, forest ecology, disturbance ecology, community ecology, landscape genetics, spatial epidemiology, spatial statistics, spatially-explicit modeling, and network theory) where the most important challenging problems lie.

Examples of species studied

Salvelinus confluentus


Publications

56- Climate sensitive growth and yield models in Canadian forestry: Challenges and opportunities
Journal Article
Metsaranta J , Fortin M , White J , Sattler D , Kurz W , Penner M , Edwards J , Hays-Byl W , Comeau R , Roy V ,
2024 Forestry Chronicle (Date Added: 2024-04-26)

55- Integrative adaptive management to address interactions between biological invasions and protected area connectivity: a Canadian perspective
Journal Article
Livingstone S W , Hughes J , Pither R , Fortin M ,
2023 Facets (Date Added: 2024-01-01)

54- Movement of an imperiled esocid fish in an agricultural drain
Journal Article
Zdasiuk B J , Fortin M , Colm J E , Drake D A R , Mandrak N E ,
2023 Movement Ecology (Date Added: 2023-12-21)

53- The effect of urbanization and behavioral factors on coyote net displacement and its implications for seed dispersal
Journal Article
Gelmi-Candusso T A , Wheeldon T J , Patterson B R , Fortin M ,
2023 Urban Ecosystems (Date Added: 2023-11-06)

52- Graph embedding and transfer learning can help predict potential species interaction networks despite data limitations
Journal Article
Strydom, T, Bouskila, S, Banville, F, Barros, C, Caron, D, Farrell, MJ, Fortin, M-J, Mercier, B, Pollock, LJ, Runghen, R, Dalla Riva, GV, Poisot, T
2023 Methods in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2023-10-25)

51- Building urban predator-prey networks using camera traps
Journal Article
Gelmi-Candusso T A , Brimacombe C , Collinge Ménard G , Fortin M ,
2023 Food Webs (Date Added: 2023-09-16)

50- Editorial: Patterns and processes in ecological networks over space
Journal Article
Estay S A , Fortin M , López D N ,
2023 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2023-08-28)

49- Comparative efficacy of eDNA and conventional methods for monitoring wetland anuran communities
Journal Article
Wikston M , Breton B A , Vilaça S T , Bennett A M , Kyle C J , Beresford D V , Lesbarrères D , Wilson C C , Green D M , Fortin M , Murray D L ,
2023 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2023-07-29)

48- Evaluating the evolutionary mechanisms maintaining alternative mating strategies in a simulated bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) population
Journal Article
Bernos T A , Chang S L , Giglio R M , Davenport K , Fisher J , Lowery E , Bearlin A , Simmons R , Fortin M , Day C C , Landguth E L ,
2023 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2023-07-23)

47- Rapid monitoring of ecological persistence
Journal Article
Song C , Simmons B I , Fortin M , Gonzalez A , Kaiser-Bunbury C N , Saavedra S ,
2023 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Date Added: 2023-05-24)

46- Shortcomings of reusing species interaction networks created by different sets of researchers
Journal Article
Brimacombe C , Bodner K , Michalska-Smith M , Poisot T , Fortin M ,
2023 PLoS biology (Date Added: 2023-04-24)

45- Modeling Natural Disturbances in Boreal Forests
Book Book Chapter
Seidl R , Fortin M , Honkaniemi J , Lucash M ,
2023 Advances in Global Change Research (Date Added: 2023-04-12)

44- Addressing the problem of scale that emerges with habitat fragmentation
Journal Article
Fletcher R J , Betts M G , Damschen E I , Hefley T J , Hightower J , Smith T A H , Fortin M , Haddad N M ,
2023 Global Ecology and Biogeography (Date Added: 2023-04-06)

43- The combined effects of dispersal and herbivores on stable states in coral reefs
Journal Article
Greiner A , S Darling E , Fortin M , Krkošek M ,
2022 Theoretical Ecology (Date Added: 2023-07-23)

42- Metapopulation persistence can be inferred from incomplete surveys
Journal Article
Song C , Fortin M , Gonzalez A ,
2022 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2022-12-27)

41- Scale of population synchrony confirms macroecological estimates of minimum viable range size
Journal Article
Carvajal‐Quintero J , Comte L , Giam X , Olden J D , Brose U , Erős T , Filipe A F , Fortin M , Irving K , Jacquet C , Larsen S , Ruhi A , Sharma S , Villalobos F , Tedesco P A ,
2022 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2022-12-21)

40- Urban Avian Conservation Planning Using Species Functional Traits and Habitat Suitability Mapping
Journal Article
Chin A T M , Ruppert J L W , Shrestha N , Fortin M ,
2022 Land (Date Added: 2022-11-10)

39- Generalism drives abundance: A computational causal discovery approach
Journal Article
Song C , Simmons B I , Fortin M , Gonzalez A ,
2022 PLoS computational biology (Date Added: 2022-10-13)

38- No strong evidence that modularity, specialization or nestedness are linked to seasonal climatic variability in bipartite networks
Journal Article
Brimacombe C , Bodner K , Michalska‐Smith M , Gravel D , Fortin M ,
2022 Global Ecology and Biogeography (Date Added: 2022-10-07)

37- Conceptualizing ecosystem services using social–ecological networks
Journal Article
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2022 Trends in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2022-09-14)

36- Limited spatial rescue potential for coral reefs lost to future climate warming
Journal Article
Greiner A , Andrello M , Darling E , Krkošek M , Fortin M ,
2022 Global Ecology and Biogeography (Date Added: 2022-07-30)

35- How network size strongly determines trophic specialisation: A technical comment on Luna et al. (2022)
Journal Article
Brimacombe C , Bodner K , Fortin M ,
2022 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2022-06-03)

34- Managing for the unexpected: Building resilient forest landscapes to cope with global change
Journal Article
Mina M , Messier C , Duveneck M J , Fortin M , Aquilué N ,
2022 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2022-05-05)

33- Food web reconstruction through phylogenetic transfer of low-rank network representation
Journal Article
Strydom, T, Bouskila, S, Banville, F, Barros, C, Caron, D, Farrell, MJ, Fortin, M-J, Hemming, V, Mercier, B, Pollock, LJ, Runghen, R, Dalla Riva, GV, Poisot, T
2022 Methods in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2022-04-15)

32- Assessing the current water clarity status of ~100,000 lakes across southern Canada: A remote sensing approach
Journal Article
Deutsch E S , Fortin M , Cardille J A ,
2022 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2022-03-13)

31- Ecological network complexity scales with area
Journal Article
Galiana N , Lurgi M , Bastazini V A G , Bosch J , Cagnolo L , Cazelles K , Claramunt-López B , Emer C , Fortin M , Grass I , Hernández-Castellano C , Jauker F , Leroux S J , McCann K , McLeod A M , Montoya D , Mulder C , Osorio-Canadas S , Reverté S , Rodrigo A , Steffan-Dewenter I , Traveset A , Valverde S , Vázquez D P , Wood S A , Gravel D , Roslin T , Thuiller W , Montoya J M ,
2022 Nature Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2022-01-23)

30- Bridging the divide between ecological forecasts and environmental decision making
Journal Article
Bodner K , Rauen Firkowski C , Bennett J R , Brookson C , Dietze M , Green S , Hughes J , Kerr J , Kunegel‐Lion M , Leroux S J , McIntire E , Molnár P K , Simpkins C , Tekwa E , Watts A , Fortin M ,
2021 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2022-01-04)

29- Why body size matters: how larger fish ontogeny shapes ecological network topology
Journal Article
Bodner K , Brimacombe C , Fortin M , Molnár P K ,
2021 Oikos (Date Added: 2022-01-04)

28- Editorial: Using Landscape Simulation Models to Help Balance Conflicting Goals in Changing Forests
Journal Article
Hof A R , Montoro Girona M , Fortin M , Tremblay J A ,
2021 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2021-12-12)

27- Fine-scale spatial segregation in a pelagic seabird driven by differential use of tidewater glacier fronts
Journal Article
Bertrand P , Bêty J , Yoccoz N G , Fortin M , Strøm H , Steen H , Kohler J , Harris S M , Patrick S C , Chastel O , Blévin P , Hop H , Moholdt G , Maton J , Descamps S ,
2021 Scientific Reports (Date Added: 2021-11-19)

26- Multi-trophic metacommunity interactions mediate asynchrony and stability in fluctuating environments
Journal Article
Firkowski C R , Thompson P L , Gonzalez A , Cadotte M W , Fortin M ,
2021 Ecological Monographs (Date Added: 2021-11-12)

25- Sampling and asymptotic network properties of spatial multi-trophic networks
Journal Article
McLeod A , Leroux S J , Gravel D , Chu C , Cirtwill A R , Fortin M , Galiana N , Poisot T , Wood S A ,
2021 Oikos (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

24- Monitoring social–ecological networks for biodiversity and ecosystem services in human-dominated landscapes
Journal Article
Firkowski C R , Schwantes A M , Fortin M , Gonzalez A ,
2021 Facets (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

23- Understanding and Modeling Forest Disturbance Interactions at the Landscape Level
Journal Article
Sturtevant B R , Fortin M ,
2021 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

22- Integrating landscape resistance and multi-scale predictor of habitat selection for amphibian distribution modelling at large scale
Journal Article
Matutini F , Baudry J , Fortin M , Pain G , Pithon J ,
2021 Landscape Ecology (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

21- Connecting governance interventions to ecosystem services provision: A social-ecological network approach
Journal Article
Metzger J P , Fidelman P , Sattler C , Schröter B , Maron M , Eigenbrod F , Fortin M , Hohlenwerger C , Rhodes J R ,
2021 People and Nature (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

20- A data-limited modeling approach for conserving connectivity in marine protected area networks
Journal Article
Blackford C , Krkošek M , Fortin M ,
2021 Marine Biology (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

19- Network ecology in dynamic landscapes
Journal Article
Fortin M , Dale M R T , Brimacombe C ,
2021 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

18- The geography of metapopulation synchrony in dendritic river networks
Journal Article
Larsen S , Comte L , Filipa Filipe A , Fortin M , Jacquet C , Ryser R , Tedesco P A , Brose U , Erős T , Giam X , Irving K , Ruhi A , Sharma S , Olden J D ,
2021 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

17- RivFishTIME: A global database of fish time-series to study global change ecology in riverine systems
Journal Data Paper
Comte L , Carvajal‐Quintero J , Tedesco P A , Giam X , Brose U , Erős T , Filipe A F , Fortin M , Irving K , Jacquet C , Larsen S , Sharma S , Ruhi A , Becker F G , Casatti L , Castaldelli G , Dala‐Corte R B , Davenport S R , Franssen N R , García‐Berthou E , Gavioli A , Gido K B , Jimenez‐Segura L , Leitão R P , McLarney B , Meador J , Milardi M , Moffatt D B , Occhi T V T , Pompeu P S , Propst D L , Pyron M , Salvador G N , Stefferud J A , Sutela T , Taylor C , Terui A , Urabe H , Vehanen T , Vitule J R S , Zeni J O , Olden J D ,
2021 Global Ecology and Biogeography (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

16- Influence of habitat availability and fire disturbance on a northern range boundary
Journal Article
Rayfield B , Paul V , Tremblay F , Fortin M , Hély C , Bergeron Y ,
2021 Journal of Biogeography (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

15- Inferred seasonal interaction rewiring of a freshwater stream fish network
Journal Article
Brimacombe C , Bodner K , Fortin M ,
2021 Ecography (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

14- Network analysis can guide resilience-based management in forest landscapes under global change
Journal Article
Mina M , Messier C , Duveneck M , Fortin M , Aquilué N ,
2021 Ecological Applications (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

13- Dynamic larval dispersal can mediate the response of marine metapopulations to multiple climate change impacts
Journal Article
Bani R , Marleau J , Fortin M , Daigle R M , Guichard F ,
2021 Oikos (Date Added: 2021-04-26)

12- Landsat 8 lake water clarity empirical algorithms: Large-scale calibration and validation using government and citizen science data from across Canada
Journal Article
Deutsch E S , Cardille J A , Koll-Egyed T , Fortin M ,
2021 Remote Sensing (Date Added: 2021-04-13)

11- Ecosystem services and the resilience of agricultural landscapes
Book Chapter
Bennett E M , Baird J , Baulch H , Chaplin-Kramer R , Fraser E , Loring P , Morrison P , Parrott L , Sherren K , Winkler K J , Cimon-Morin J , Fortin M , Kurylyk B L , Lundholm J , Poulin M , Rieb J T , Gonzalez A , Hickey G M , Humphries M , Krishna K , Lapen D ,
2021 Advances in Ecological Research (Date Added: 2021-02-25)

10- Modelling the spatial-temporal distributions and associated determining factors of a keystone pelagic fish
Journal Article
Andrews S , Leroux S J , Fortin M ,
2020 ICES Journal of Marine Science (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

9- Do Female Songbirds Avoid a Mammalian Nest Predator When Selecting Their Nest Site?
Journal Article
Vernouillet A , Fortin M , Fiola M , Villard M ,
2020 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

8- Fire and biodiversity in the Anthropocene
Journal Article
Kelly L T , Giljohann K M , Duane A , Aquilué N , Archibald S , Batllori E , Bennett A F , Buckland S T , Canelles Q , Clarke M F , Fortin M , Hermoso V , Herrando S , Keane R E , Lake F K , McCarthy M A , Morán-Ordóñez A , Parr C L , Pausas J G , Penman T D , Regos A , Rumpff L , Santos J L , Smith A L , Syphard A D , Tingley M W , Brotons L ,
2020 Science (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

7- Ecological Dynamics: Integrating Empirical, Statistical, and Analytical Methods
Journal Article
Laubmeier A N , Cazelles B , Cuddington K , Erickson K D , Fortin M , Ogle K , Wikle C K , Zhu K , Zipkin E F ,
2020 Trends in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

6- Fine-scale habitat selection by sympatric Canada lynx and bobcat
Journal Article
Morin S J , Bowman J , Marrotte R R , Fortin M ,
2020 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

5- Future impact of climate extremes in the Mediterranean: Soil erosion projections when fire and extreme rainfall meet
Journal Article
Morán‐Ordóñez A , Duane A , Gil‐Tena A , De Cáceres M , Aquilué N , Guerra C A , Geijzendorffer I R , Fortin M , Brotons L ,
2020 Land Degradation and Development (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

4- Making predictive modelling ART: accurate, reliable, and transparent
Journal Article
Bodner K , Fortin M , Molnár P K ,
2020 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

3- The mechanisms generating community phylogenetic patterns change with spatial scale
Journal Article
Jin L S , Yin D , Fortin M , Cadotte M W ,
2020 Oecologia (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

2- Forest landscape structure influences the cyclic-eruptive spatial dynamics of forest tent caterpillar outbreaks
Journal Article
Robert L , Sturtevant B R , Kneeshaw D , James P M A , Fortin M , Wolter P T , Townsend P A , Cooke B J ,
2020 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2020-09-08)

1- A general meta-ecosystem model to predict ecosystem functions at landscape extents
Journal Article
Harvey, E, Marleau, JN, Gounand, I, Leroux, SJ, Firkowski, CR, Altermatt, F, Guillaume Blanchet, F, Cazelles, K, Chu, C, D'Aloia, CC, Donelle, L, Gravel, D, Guichard, F, McCann, K, Ruppert, JLW, Ward, C, Fortin, M-J
Ecography (Date Added: 2024-02-26)