Marie-Hélène Brice

Adjunct Professor,
Université de Montréal

Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
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We seek to understand how forests respond to global changes, including climate warming, forest management and urbanization.
We study changes in forest communities over space and time by analyzing taxonomic and functional biodiversity as well as forest dynamics in order to understand their causes and consequences.
Our research is driven by a strong desire to translate scientific findings into knowledge for conservation and management.

QCBS students

théophile kabasele walelu

(Start: 2022, End: 2026)
Expansion of northern marginal populations of temperate forest species under climate change

Chloé LeBlanc-Gagné

(Start: 2021)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Stéphanie Pellerin
Diversité végétale dans les pelouses en gestion différenciée

Mélanie Primeau

(Start: 2022, End: 2024)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Stéphanie Pellerin
Effets of emerald ash borer on biodiversity and succession in urban forests.


5- A regional integrated assessment of the impacts of climate change and of the potential adaptation avenues for Quebec’s forests
Journal Article
Boulanger Y , Puigdevall J P , Bélisle A C , Bergeron Y , Brice M , Cyr D , De Grandpré L , Fortin D , Gauthier S , Grondin P , Labadie G , Leblond M , Marchand M , Splawinski T B , St-Laurent M , Thiffault E , Tremblay J A , Yamasaki S H ,
2023 Canadian Journal of Forest Research (Date Added: 2023-11-02)

4- Ecological Classification in Forest Ecosystem Management: Links Between Current Practices and Future Climate Change in a Québec Case Study
Book Book Chapter
Grondin P , Brice M , Boulanger Y , Morneau C , Couillard P , Richard P J H , Chalumeau A , Poirier V ,
2023 Advances in Global Change Research (Date Added: 2023-04-08)

3- Changes in beta diversity and species functional traits differ between saplings and mature trees in an old-growth forest
Journal Article
Kirk D A , Brice M , Bradstreet M S , Elliott K A ,
2021 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2021-12-03)

2- Moderate disturbances accelerate forest transition dynamics under climate change in the temperate–boreal ecotone of eastern North America
Journal Article
Brice M , Vissault S , Vieira W , Gravel D , Legendre P , Fortin M ,
2020 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2020-06-08)

1- Vegetation changes in temperate ombrotrophic peatlands over a 35 year period
Journal Article
Pinceloup N , Poulin M , Brice M , Pellerin S ,
2020 PloS one (Date Added: 2020-02-24)