Laura Pollock

Assistant Professor,
McGill University

Department of Biology
E-mail: lajosy@gmail.com
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Education

Bachelors, Biology and Environment/Natural Resource, University of Wyoming (2000/08 - 2004/05)
Master's, Plant biology, Southern Illinois University at Garbondale (2004/08 - 2006/12)
Doctorate, Ecology and Evolution, University of Melbourne (2007/07 - 2011/12)


Research

Collecting biodiversity information by considering taxonomic, genetic and functional diversity, as well as improving the predictions of how species and communities will be impacted by climate and land use changes



Publications

21- Spatial analyses of multi-trophic terrestrial vertebrate assemblages in Europe
Braga, J, Pollock, LJ, Barros, C, Galiana, N, Montoya, JM, Gravel, D, Maiorano, L, Montemaggiori, A, Ficetola, GF, Dray, S, Thuiller, W
2019 Global Ecology and Biogeography (Date Added: 2019-08-23)

20- Productivity begets less phylogenetic diversity but higher uniqueness than expected
Thuiller, W, Gravel, D, Ficetola, GF, Lavergne, S, Münkemüller, T, Pollock, LJ, Zimmermann, NE, Mazel, F
2019 Journal of Biogeography (Date Added: 2019-06-23)

18- Model averaging in ecology: a review of Bayesian, information-theoretic, and tactical approaches for predictive inference
Dormann, CF, Calabrese, JM, Guillera-Arroita, G, Matechou, E, Bahn, V, Bartoń, K, Beale, CM, Ciuti, S, Elith, J, Gerstner, K, Guelat, J, Keil, P, Lahoz-Monfort, JJ, Pollock, LJ, Reineking, B, Roberts, DR, Schröder, B, Thuiller, W, Warton, DI, Wintle, BA, Wood, SN, Wüest, RO, Hartig, F
2018 Ecological Monographs (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

17- Multifaceted biodiversity modelling at macroecological scales using Gaussian processes
Talluto, MV, Mokany, K, Pollock, LJ, Thuiller, W
2018 Diversity and Distributions (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

16- Functional traits modulate the response of alien plants along abiotic and biotic gradients
Carboni, M, Calderon-Sanou, I, Pollock, L, Violle, C, Thuiller, W
2018 Global Ecology and Biogeography (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

15- Integrating correlation between traits improves spatial predictions of plant functional composition
Wüest, RO, Münkemüller, T, Lavergne, S, Pollock, LJ, Thuiller, W
2018 Oikos (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

14- Combining functional traits, the environment and multiple surveys to understand semi-arid tree distributions
Pollock, LJ, Kelly, LT, Thomas, FM, Soe, P, Morris, WK, White, M, Vesk, PA
2018 Journal of Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

13- Phylogenetically informed spatial planning is required to conserve the mammalian tree of life
Rosauer, DF, Pollock, LJ, Linke, S, Jetz, W
2017 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

12- Large conservation gains possible for global biodiversity facets
Pollock, LJ, Thuiller, W, Jetz, W
2017 Nature (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

11- The role of plant functional traits in shrub distribution around alpine frost hollows
Lim, FKS, Pollock, LJ, Vesk, PA
2017 Journal of Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

10- Phylogenetic approaches reveal biodiversity threats under climate change
González-Orozco, CE, Pollock, LJ, Thornhill, AH, Mishler, BD, Knerr, N, Laffan, SW, Miller, JT, Rosauer, DF, Faith, DP, Nipperess, DA, Kujala, H, Linke, S, Butt, N, Külheim, C, Crisp, MD, Gruber, B
2016 Nature Climate Change (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

9- Conserving phylogenetic diversity, with reference to victorian eucalypts
Mccarthy, MA, Pollock, LJ
2016 Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

8- Phylogenetic diversity meets conservation policy: Small areas are key to preserving eucalypt lineages
Pollock, LJ, Rosauer, DF, Thornhill, AH, Kujala, H, Crisp, MD, Miller, JT, McCarthy, MA
2015 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

6- From species distributions to meta-communities
Thuiller, W, Pollock, LJ, Gueguen, M, Münkemüller, T
2015 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

5- Phylogenetic diversity and the sustainable use of biodiversity
Faith, DP, Pollock, LJ
2014 Applied Ecology and Human Dimensions in Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

4- Understanding co-occurrence by modelling species simultaneously with a Joint Species Distribution Model (JSDM)
Pollock, LJ, Tingley, R, Morris, WK, Golding, N, O'Hara, RB, Parris, KM, Vesk, PA, Mccarthy, MA
2014 Methods in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

3- Eucalypts face increasing climate stress
Butt, N, Pollock, LJ, Mcalpine, CA
2013 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

2- Chloroplast DNA diversity associated with protected slopes and valleys for hybridizing Eucalyptus species on isolated ranges in south-eastern Australia
Pollock, LJ, Bayly, MJ, Nevill, PG, Vesk, PA
2013 Journal of Biogeography (Date Added: 2019-10-17)

1- The role of functional traits in species distributions revealed through a hierarchical model
Pollock, LJ, Morris, WK, Vesk, PA
2012 Ecography (Date Added: 2019-10-17)