Guillaume de Lafontaine

Professor,
Université du Québec à Rimouski

Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
E-mail: guillaume_delafontaine@uqar.ca
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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.
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Examples of species studied

Picea mariana
Abies balsamea
Picea glauca
Symphyotrichum laurentianum


Publications

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

27-Monts Otish, Québec
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)

26-Other alpine sites on the Canadian shield
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)

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

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

23- Joint inferences from cytoplasmic DNA and fossil data provide evidence for glacial vicariance and contrasted post-glacial dynamics in tamarack, a transcontinental conifer
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)

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

21- The quaternary coversands of southwest France
Sitzia, L, Bertran, P, Bahain, 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)

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

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

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

16- Climate refugia: Joint inference from fossil records, species distribution models and phylogeography
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-, Liu, J, Magri, D, Matzke, NJ, Mcglone, MS, Saltré, F, Stigall, AL, Tsai, Y-E, Williams, JW
2014 New Phytologist (Date Added: 2018-02-22)

15-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
De Lafontaine G , , Amasifuen Guerra C A , , Ducousso, A
2013 Bulletin de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux ( Date Added: 2018-03-01)

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

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

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

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

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

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

6- Permineralization process promotes preservation of Holocene macrofossil charcoal in soils
de Lafontaine, G, Couillard, P-, 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
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
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
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
De Lafontaine, G, Houle, G
2007 American Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2018-02-22)