Guillaume Blanchet

Assistant Professor,
Université de Sherbrooke

Département de Biologie
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  • 2007/9 - 2012/11 PhD, Biologie de la conservation, University of Alberta
  • 2005/5 - 2008/1 MSc, Sciences biologiques, Université de Montréal
  • 2002/1 - 2005/4 BSc, Sciences biologiques - Physiologie animale, Université de Montréal


I am interested in the development of mathematical and statistical methods specifically designed to approach questions in biology.

Prizes and honours

  • 2018/6 Excellence Award / Prix d'excellence - Centre des sciences de la biodiversité du Québec
  • 2017/6 - 2017/6 Excellence Award / Prix d'excellence - Centre de la science de la biodiversité du Québec
  • 2014/6 - 2014/6 Chancellor's travel grant - University of Helsinki
  • 2010/9 - 2011/4 Queen Elizabeth II scholarship for doctoral students - Government of Alberta
  • 2009/10 - 2009/10 International Society for Ecological Modelling's (ISEM) Young Researcher Paper Prize - International Society of Ecological Modelling
  • 2009/9 - 2010/4 Queen Elizabeth II scholarship for doctoral students - Government of Alberta
  • 2008/9 - 2009/4 Queen Elizabeth II scholarship for doctoral students - Government of Alberta
  • 2008/9 - 2009/4 William H. McCardell memorial scholarship in forest science - University of Alberta
  • 2008/9 - 2009/4 Margaret (Peg) Brown award in environmental studies and wildlife resources - University of Alberta
  • 2007/9 - 2007/12 Graduate Research Assitantship Funds - University of Alberta

QCBS students


(Start: 2023)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Dominique Gravel
Modélisation de la migration des oiseaux en Amérique du Nord

Laurie Boulerice

(Start: 2022, End: 2024)
A metacommunity framework designed for environmental DNA data in freshwater ecosystems.

Jérémi Lepage

(Start: 2023)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Fanie Pelletier
Utilisation des signaux d’alerte précoce pour prédire les transitions critiques de populations à risque : Les changements dans les traits phénotypiques à travers le temps

Previous students (since 2009)

Nicolas Bannester-Marchand

Other (co-)supervisor: Nicholas E. Mandrak
(Start: 2021, End: 2023)
Viability Analysis and Distribution of Copper Redhorse (Moxostoma hubbsi)

Axel Barry

(Start: 2021, End: 2023)
Optimization of health care management of COPD patients

Ankana Dey

(Start: 2021, End: 2023)
Development of multivariate Bayesian Statistics methodology with application to Human Microbiome


24- Drug Intervention Follow up with Internet of Things: A Case Study
Book Conference Paper
Ahmed H M , Maraoui S , Abdulrazak B , Cossette B , Blanchet F G ,
2023 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Date Added: 2023-10-28)

23- IoT in medical diagnosis: detecting excretory functional disorders for Older adults via bathroom activity change using unobtrusive IoT technology
Journal Article
Abdulrazak B , Mostafa Ahmed H , Aloulou H , Mokhtari M , Blanchet F G ,
2023 Frontiers in Public Health (Date Added: 2023-10-23)

22- Diverging trends and drivers of Arctic flower production in Greenland over space and time
Journal Article
Becker-Scarpitta A , Antão L H , Schmidt N M , Blanchet F G , Kaarlejärvi E , Raundrup K , Roslin T ,
2023 Polar Biology (Date Added: 2023-07-22)

21- Individual life histories: neither slow nor fast, just diverse
Journal Article
Van de Walle J , Fay R , Gaillard J , Pelletier F , Hamel S , Gamelon M , Barbraud C , Blanchet F G , Blumstein D T , Charmantier A , Delord K , Larue B , Martin J , Mills J A , Milot E , Mayer F M , Rotella J , Saether B , Teplitsky C , van de Pol M , Van Vuren D H , Visser M E , Wells C P , Yarrall J , Jenouvrier S ,
2023 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2023-07-18)

20- Synchrony of biomarker variability indicates a critical transition: Application to mortality prediction in hemodialysis
Journal Article
Cohen A A , Leung D L , Legault V , Gravel D , Blanchet F G , Côté A , Fülöp T , Lee J , Dufour F , Liu M , Nakazato Y ,
2022 iScience (Date Added: 2022-07-24)

19- Elevation and plant species identity jointly shape a diverse arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community in the High Arctic
Journal Article
Rasmussen P U , Abrego N , Roslin T , Öpik M , Sepp S , Blanchet F G , Huotari T , Hugerth L W , Tack A J M ,
2022 New Phytologist (Date Added: 2022-07-24)

18- The internal structure of metacommunities
Journal Article
Leibold M A , Rudolph F J , Blanchet F G , De Meester L , Gravel D , Hartig F , Peres‐Neto P , Shoemaker L , Chase J M ,
2021 Oikos (Date Added: 2021-10-25)

17- Climate warming dominates over plant genotype in shaping the seasonal trajectory of foliar fungal communities on oak
Journal Article
Faticov M , Abdelfattah A , Roslin T , Vacher C , Hambäck P , Blanchet F G , Lindahl B D , Tack A J M ,
2021 New Phytologist (Date Added: 2021-06-24)

16- The Ghost of the Hawk: Top Predator Shaping Bird Communities in Space and Time
Journal Article
Burgas D , Ovaskainen O , Blanchet F G , Byholm P ,
2021 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2021-06-12)

15- Prediction of Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients Using Moving Multivariate Distance
Journal Article
Liu M , Legault V , Fülöp T , Côté A , Gravel D , Blanchet F G , Leung D L , Lee S J , Nakazato Y , Cohen A A ,
2021 Frontiers in Physiology (Date Added: 2021-04-02)

14- Influence of Deep-Water Corals and Sponge Gardens on Infaunal Community Composition and Ecosystem Functioning in the Eastern Canadian Arctic
Journal Article
Pierrejean, M, Grant, C, Neves, BDM, Chaillou, G, Edinger, E, Blanchet, FG, Maps, F, Nozais, C, Archambault, P
2020 Frontiers in Marine Science (Date Added: 2020-07-22)

13- Milk composition in a wild mammal: a physiological signature of phenological changes
Journal Article
Renaud, L-A, Rousseu, F, Blanchet, FG, Cohen, AA, Festa-Bianchet, M, Pelletier, F
2020 Oecologia (Date Added: 2020-07-01)

12- Co-occurrence is not evidence of ecological interactions
Journal Article
Blanchet, FG, Cazelles, K, Gravel, D
2020 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2020-06-03)

11- A comprehensive evaluation of predictive performance of 33 species distribution models at species and community levels
Journal Article
Norberg, A, Abrego, N, Blanchet, FG, Adler, FR, Anderson, BJ, Anttila, J, Araújo, MB, Dallas, T, Dunson, D, Elith, J, Foster, SD, Fox, R, Franklin, J, Godsoe, W, Guisan, A, O'Hara, B, Hill, NA, Holt, RD, Hui, FKC, Husby, M, Kålås, JA, Lehikoinen, A, Luoto, M, Mod, HK, Newell, G, Renner, I, Roslin, T, Soininen, J, Thuiller, W, Vanhatalo, J, Warton, D, White, M, Zimmermann, NE, Gravel, D, Ovaskainen, O
2019 Ecological Monographs (Date Added: 2019-08-29)

10- Factors affecting feelings of justice in biodiversity conflicts: Toward fairer jaguar management in Calakmul, Mexico
Journal Article
Lecuyer, L, Calmé, S, Blanchet, FG, Schmook, B, White, RM
2019 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2019-07-15)

9- Causes and short-term consequences of variation in milk composition in wild sheep
Journal Article
Renaud, L-A, Blanchet, FG, Cohen, AA, Pelletier, F
2019 Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2019-04-28)

8- Modelling the effect of directional spatial ecological processes for a river network in Northern Italy
Journal Article
Pollice, A, Jona-Lasinio, G, Gaglio, M, Blanchet, FG, Fano, EA
Ecological Indicators (Date Added: 2021-03-10)

7- Analyzing community structure subject to incomplete sampling: hierarchical community model vs. canonical ordinations
Journal Article
Yamaura, Y, Blanchet, FG, Higa, M
Ecology (Date Added: 2021-03-10)

6- Endemic infection can shape exposure to novel pathogens: Pathogen co-occurrence networks in the Serengeti lions
Journal Article
Fountain-Jones, NM, Packer, C, Jacquot, M, Blanchet, F, Terio, K, Craft, ME
Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2021-03-10)

5- Multiscale patterns and drivers of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in the roots and root-associated soil of a wild perennial herb
Journal Article
Rasmussen, PU, Hugerth, LW, Blanchet, FG, Andersson, AF, Lindahl, BD, Tack, AJM
New Phytologist (Date Added: 2021-03-10)

4- Related herbivore species show similar temporal dynamics
Journal Article
Blanchet, FG, Roslin, T, Kimura, MT, Huotari, T, Kaartinen, R, Gripenberg, S, Tack, AJM
Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2021-03-10)

3- Effects of biotic interactions on modeled species' distribution can be masked by environmental gradients
Journal Article
Godsoe, W, Franklin, J, Blanchet, FG
Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2021-03-10)

2- Contrasting spatial and temporal trends of protected area effectiveness in mitigating deforestation in Madagascar
Journal Article
Eklund, J, Blanchet, FG, Nyman, J, Rocha, R, Virtanen, T, Cabeza, M
Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2021-03-10)

1- Extending Joint Models in Community Ecology: A Response to Beissinger et al
Journal Article
Warton, DI, Blanchet, FG, O'Hara, R, Ovaskainen, O, Taskinen, S, Walker, SC, Hui, FKC
Trends in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2021-03-10)

In the media

Parentalité et déchets municipaux au cœur des prestations gagnantes
(Valérie Millette) 2023-03-29

Patterns of variation in equine strongyle community structure across age groups and gut compartments
(Michel Boisseau, Núria Mach, Marta Basiaga, Tetiana Kuzmina, Claire Laugier & Guillaume Sallé ) 2023-02-11