Mark Vellend

Associate Professor,
Université de Sherbrooke

Département de Biologie
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There are currently two themes to the research in my lab: (1) the historical influence of landscapes on plant communities and (2) the genetic diversity influence on plant populations and communities. I am also interested in theories that concern biodiversity in ecology and evolution, and the possibility of synthesizing these two fundamental domains of biology. In the framework of our research of landscape history, we have studied terrestrial ecosystems in the East and West of North America and in Europe where the usage of landscape for agriculture and prescribed burning have had long term ecological consequences. In the framework of our eco-genetic research, we conduct experiments with dandelions and other plant species from the field. Our research aims to answer fundamental scientific questions, as well as solving applied problems in conservation biology.

QCBS students

Christine Wallis

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2020)
Plant spectral diversity as an integrator and predictor of community-level taxonomic and functional diversity

Anna Crofts

(Start: 2019)
Linking leaf functional traits to taxonomic diversity: developing spectranomics in Québec's south-eastern temperate forest

Christina Rinas

(Start: 2017, End: 2021)
Epiphytic lichens and bryophytes in Mount Mégantic National Park, QC

Hasanki Gamhewa


Climate change consequences on the duration of the high light period for the early spring forest plants

Previous students (since 2009)

Véronique Boucher-Lalonde

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2016, End: 2018)
Meta-analysis of the response of plant diversity to temperature and water availability - A comparison between spatial gradients and experimental data

Carissa Brown

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2011, End: 2013)
Vegetation change and species range limits at Mont Mégantic, Québec
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Jean-Philippe Lessard

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2012, End: 2014)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Jonathan Davies
Exploring the neighbourhood structure of local tree species assemblages: linking phylogeny and function to diversity and productivity
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Cesc Múrria

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2013, End: 2015)
The relationship between species and genetic diversity as a framework to detect underlying processes that drive biodiversity patterns
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Isla Myers-Smith

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2011, End: 2012)
Climate-drive shrub expansion in arctic ecosystems

Hiroshi Tomimatsu

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2007, End: 2009)
Genetic consequences of camas bulb trading by First Nations
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Morgane Urli

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2013, End: 2015)
Drivers controlling the regeneration of sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) along an altitudinal gradient
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David Watts

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2017, End: 2019)
Linking human- and camera-observed phenology in forest understorey plants

Amanda Young

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2017, End: 2019)
Between snow and shade: the importance of the timing of the high light period on the forest floor
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Antoine Becker Scarpitta

(Start: 2014, End: 2018)
Étude des changements temporels des phytocénoses forestières. Approche comparée et intégrée de la réponse des bryophytes et trachéophytes aux pressions anthropiques de la dernière décennie.

Maud Bernard-Verdier

(Start: 2011, End: 2011)
Trait-based community assembly in French grasslands

Anne Bjorkman

Other (co-)supervisor: Greg Henry
(Start: 2009, End: 2015)
Evolutionary adaptation of arctic plants to experimental warming

Alexis Carteron

(Start: 2016, End: 2021)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Etienne Laliberté
Comprendre les dynamiques des communautés végétales : Perspectives souterraines et spatio-temporelles de l’évolution de la distribution des érablières au Québec

Heather Kharouba

(Start: 2008, End: 2013)
Climate change effects on species interactions

Elizabeth Kleynhans

(Start: 2010, End: 2015)
Biotic constraints on evolutionary responses to environmental change

Jennie McCune

(Start: 2008, End: 2013)
Historical vegetation change on Vancouver Island

Diane Auberson-Lavoie

(Start: 2017, End: 2018)
L’effet du broutage sur la limite de la distribution du Trille rouge sur un gradient altitudinal

Robin Beauséjour

(Start: 2011, End: 2014)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Ira Tanya Handa
Plant community change over the past decade at Mont St-Hilaire, Québec

Thomas Dean

(Start: 2008, End: 2010)
Abundance and distribution of cheatgrass in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Emily Drummond

(Start: 2006, End: 2009)
Consequences of genetic diversity for dandelion invasion

Geneviève Lajoie

(Start: 2012, End: 2014)
Ecological and evolutionary determinants of trait-environment matching

Jamie Leathem

Other (co-)supervisor: Jeannette Whitton
(Start: 2009, End: 2014)
Trait-based community assembly along roadsides in Yukon Territory

Sébastien Rivest

(Start: 2015, End: 2017)
Variation spatio-temporelle de la reproduction des plantes herbacées vernales de l’est de l’Amérique du Nord selon leur proximité à la limite altitudinale de leur distribution

Josée Savage

(Start: 2012, End: 2014)
Forty years of vegetation change on Mont Mégantic, Québec

Examples of species studied

Taraxacum officinale
Camassia quamash
Trillium grandiflorum
Carex rariflora


122- Earlier spring reduces potential for gene flow via reduced flowering synchrony across an elevational gradient
Rivest S , Lajoie G , Watts D A , Vellend M ,
2021 American Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2021-03-29)

121- Space-for-time inferences about range-edge dynamics of tree species can be influenced by sampling biases
Ni M , Vellend M ,
2021 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2021-02-28)

120- Changes in landscape-scale tree biodiversity in the north-eastern USA since European settlement
Vellend M , Thompson J R , Danneyrolles V , Rousseu F ,
2020 Global Ecology and Biogeography (Date Added: 2021-01-03)

119- TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access
2020 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2020-11-30)

118- Scale-dependent changes in tree diversity over more than a century in eastern Canada: Landscape diversification and regional homogenization
Danneyrolles V , Vellend M , Dupuis S , Boucher Y , Laflamme J , Bergeron Y , Fortin G , Leroyer M , de Römer A , Terrail R , Arseneault D ,
2020 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2020-08-26)

117- Causes and consequences of deer browsing on red trillium (Trillium erectum) along an elevational gradient
Auberson-Lavoie D , Vellend M ,
2020 Botany (Date Added: 2020-08-15)

116- Global plant trait relationships extend to the climatic extremes of the tundra biome
Thomas H J D , Bjorkman A D , Myers-Smith I H , Elmendorf S C , Kattge J , Diaz S , Vellend M , Blok D , Cornelissen J H C , Forbes B C , Henry G H R , Hollister R D , Normand S , Prevéy J S , Rixen C , Schaepman-Strub G , Wilmking M , Wipf S , Cornwell W K , Beck P S A , Georges D , Goetz S J , Guay K C , Rüger N , Soudzilovskaia N A , Spasojevic M J , Alatalo J M , Alexander H D , Anadon-Rosell A , Angers-Blondin S , te Beest M , Berner L T , Björk R G , Buchwal A , Buras A , Carbognani M , Christie K S , Collier L S , Cooper E J , Elberling B , Eskelinen A , Frei E R , Grau O , Grogan P , Hallinger M , Heijmans M M P D , Hermanutz L , Hudson J M G , Johnstone J F , Hülber K , Iturrate-Garcia M , Iversen C M , Jaroszynska F , Kaarlejarvi E , Kulonen A , Lamarque L J , Lantz T C , Lévesque E , Little C J , Michelsen A , Milbau A , Nabe-Nielsen J , Nielsen S S , Ninot J M , Oberbauer S F , Olofsson J , Onipchenko V G , Petraglia A , Rumpf S B , Shetti R , Speed J D M , Suding K N , Tape K D , Tomaselli M , Trant A J , Treier U A , Tremblay M , Venn S E , Vowles T , Weijers S , Wookey P A , Zamin T J , Bahn M , Blonder B , van Bodegom P M , Bond-Lamberty B , Campetella G , Cerabolini B E L , Chapin F S , Craine J M , Dainese M , Green W A , Jansen S , Kleyer M , Manning P , Niinemets ,
2020 Nature Communications (Date Added: 2020-03-28)

115- Soil abiotic and biotic properties constrain the establishment of a dominant temperate tree into boreal forests
Carteron A , Parasquive V , Blanchard F , Guilbeault‐Mayers X , Turner B L , Vellend M , Laliberté E ,
2020 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2020-01-25)

114- Species richness change across spatial scales
2019 Oikos (Date Added: 2019-12-16)

113- The geography of biodiversity change in marine and terrestrial assemblages
Blowes S A , Supp S R , Antão L H , Bates A , Bruelheide H , Chase J M , Moyes F , Magurran A , McGill B , Myers-Smith I H , Winter M , Bjorkman A D , Bowler D E , Byrnes J E K , Gonzalez A , Hines J , Isbell F , Jones H P , Navarro L M , Thompson P L , Vellend M , Waldock C , Dornelas M ,
2019 Science (New York, N.Y.) (Date Added: 2019-10-27)

112- Understanding maladaptation by uniting ecological and evolutionary perspectives
Brady S P , Bolnick D I , Barrett R D H , Chapman L , Crispo E , Derry A M , Eckert C G , Fraser D J , Fussmann G F , Gonzalez A , Guichard F , Lamy T , Lane J , McAdam A G , Newman A E M , Paccard A , Robertson B , Rolshausen G , Schulte P M , Simons A M , Vellend M , Hendry A ,
2019 American Naturalist (Date Added: 2019-09-15)

111- Global buffering of temperatures under forest canopies
De Frenne P , Zellweger F , Rodríguez-Sánchez F , Scheffers B R , Hylander K , Luoto M , Vellend M , Verheyen K , Lenoir J ,
2019 Nature Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2019-04-17)

110- Stronger influence of anthropogenic disturbance than climate change on century-scale compositional changes in northern forests
Danneyrolles V , Dupuis S , Fortin G , Leroyer M , de Römer A , Terrail R , Vellend M , Boucher Y , Laflamme J , Bergeron Y , Arseneault D ,
2019 Nature Communications (Date Added: 2019-04-01)

109- The plant diversity sampling design for The National Ecological Observatory Network
Barnett D T , Adler P B , Chemel B R , Duffy P A , Enquist B J , Grace J B , Harrison S , Peet R K , Schimel D S , Stohlgren T J , Vellend M ,
2019 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2019-03-26)

108- Four decades of plant community change along a continental gradient of warming
Becker-Scarpitta A , Vissault S , Vellend M ,
2019 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2019-03-11)

107- Is habitat fragmentation bad for biodiversity?
Fahrig L , Arroyo-Rodríguez V , Bennett J R , Boucher-Lalonde V , Cazetta E , Currie D J , Eigenbrod F , Ford A T , Harrison S P , Jaeger J A , Koper N , Martin A E , Martin J , Metzger J P , Morrison P , Rhodes J R , Saunders D A , Simberloff D , Smith A C , Tischendorf L , Vellend M , Watling J I ,
2019 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2019-01-04)

106- Using insect natural history collections to study global change impacts: challenges and opportunities
Kharouba H M , Lewthwaite J M M , Guralnick R , Kerr J T , Vellend M ,
2018 Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences (Date Added: 2018-11-27)

105- Environmental DNA Time Series in Ecology
Bálint M , Pfenninger M , Grossart H , Taberlet P , Vellend M , Leibold M A , Englund G , Bowler D ,
2018 Trends in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2018-10-15)

104- Plant functional trait change across a warming tundra biome
Bjorkman A D , Myers-Smith I H , Elmendorf S C , Normand S , Rüger N , Beck P S A , Blach-Overgaard A , Blok D , Cornelissen J H C , Forbes B C , Georges D , Goetz S J , Guay K C , Henry G H R , HilleRisLambers J , Hollister R D , Karger D N , Kattge J , Manning P , Prevéy J S , Rixen C , Schaepman-Strub G , Thomas H J D , Vellend M , Wilmking M , Wipf S , Carbognani M , Hermanutz L , Lévesque E , Molau U , Petraglia A , Soudzilovskaia N A , Spasojevic M J , Tomaselli M , Vowles T , Alatalo J M , Alexander H D , Anadon-Rosell A , Angers-Blondin S , Beest M t , Berner L , Björk R G , Buchwal A , Buras A , Christie K , Cooper E J , Dullinger S , Elberling B , Eskelinen A , Frei E R , Grau O , Grogan P , Hallinger M , Harper K A , Heijmans M M P D , Hudson J , Hülber K , Iturrate-Garcia M , Iversen C M , Jaroszynska F , Johnstone J F , Jørgensen R H , Kaarlejärvi E , Klady R , Kuleza S , Kulonen A , Lamarque L J , Lantz T , Little C J , Speed J D M , Michelsen A , Milbau A , Nabe-Nielsen J , Nielsen S S , Ninot J M , Oberbauer S F , Olofsson J , Onipchenko V G , Rumpf S B , Semenchuk P , Shetti R , Collier L S , Street L E , Suding K N , Tape K D , Trant A , Treier U A , Tremblay J , Tremblay M , Venn S , Weijers S , Zamin T , Boulanger-Lapointe N , Gould W A , Hik D S , Hofgaard A , Jónsdóttir I S , Jorgenson J , Klein J , Magnusson B , Tweedie C , Wookey P A , Bahn M , Blonder B , van Bodegom P M , Bond-Lamberty B , Campetella G , Cerabolini B E L , Chapin F S , Cornwell W K , Craine J , Dainese M , de Vries F T , Díaz S , Enquist B J , Green W , Milla R , Niinemets ,
2018 Nature (Date Added: 2018-10-15)

103- High beta diversity among small islands is due to environmental heterogeneity rather than ecological drift
Liu J , Vellend M , Wang Z , Yu M ,
2018 Journal of Biogeography (Date Added: 2018-08-07)

102- Are local losses of biodiversity causing degraded ecosystem function?
Vellend M ,
2018 Oxford University Press (Date Added: 2018-05-23)

99- Global environmental change effects on plant community composition trajectories depend upon management legacies
Perring M P , Bernhardt-Römermann M , Baeten L , Midolo G , Blondeel H , Depauw L , Landuyt D , Maes S L , De Lombaerde E , Carón M M , Vellend M , Brunet J , Chudomelová M , Decocq G , Diekmann M , Dirnböck T , Dörfler I , Durak T , De Frenne P , Gilliam F S , Hédl R , Heinken T , Hommel P , Jaroszewicz B , Kirby K J , Kopecký M , Lenoir J , Li D , Máliš F , Mitchell F J , Naaf T , Newman M , Petřík P , Reczyńska K , Schmidt W , Standovár T , Świerkosz K , Van Calster H , Vild O , Wagner E R , Wulf M , Verheyen K ,
2018 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2018-01-30)

98- The Biodiversity Conservation Paradox
Vellend, M
2017 American Scientist (Date Added: 2018-05-23)

97- Patterns and determinants of plant biodiversity in non-commercial forests of eastern China
Wu C , Vellend M , Yuan W , Jiang B , Liu J , Shen A , Liu J , Zhu J , Yu M ,
2017 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2017-12-05)

96- Thaw circles around tree trunks provide spring ephemeral plants with a big head start on the growing season
Vellend M , Young A B , Letendre G , Rivest S ,
2017 Ecology (Date Added: 2017-12-05)

95- Local environment rather than past climate determines community composition of mountain stream macroinvertebrates across Europe
Múrria C , Bonada N , Vellend M , Zamora-Muñoz C , Alba-Tercedor J , Sainz-Cantero C E , Garrido J , Acosta R , El Alami M , Barquín J , Derka T , Álvarez-Cabria M , Sáinz-Bariain M , Filipe A F , Vogler A P ,
2017 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2017-12-05)

94- Long-term community change: Bryophytes are more responsive than vascular plants to nitrogen deposition and warming
Becker Scarpitta A , Bardat J , Lalanne A , Vellend M ,
2017 Journal of Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2017-10-24)

93- The unseen invaders: introduced earthworms as drivers of change in plant communities in North American forests (a meta-analysis)
Craven D , Thakur M P , Cameron E K , Frelich L E , Beauséjour R , Blair R B , Blossey B , Burtis J , Choi A , Dávalos A , Fahey T J , Fisichelli N A , Gibson K , Handa I T , Hopfensperger K , Loss S R , Nuzzo V , Maerz J C , Sackett T , Scharenbroch B C , Smith S M , Vellend M , Umek L G , Eisenhauer N ,
2017 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2017-02-26)

92- Greater temperature sensitivity of plant phenology at colder sites: Implications for convergence across northern latitudes
Prevéy J , Vellend M , Rüger N , Hollister R D , Bjorkman A D , Myers-Smith I H , Elmendorf S C , Clark K , Cooper E J , Elberling B , Fosaa A M , Henry G H R , Høye T T , Jónsdóttir I S , Klanderud K , Lévesque E , Mauritz M , Molau U , Natali S M , Oberbauer S F , Panchen Z A , Post E , Rumpf S B , Schmidt N M , Schuur E A G , Semenchuk P R , Troxler T , Welker J M , Rixen C ,
2017 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2017-02-22)

91- Exotic earthworms dispersion through protected forest areas and their potential impacts on nitrous oxide production
Fugère, M, Bradley, RL, Vellend, M
2017 Biological Invasions (Date Added: 2017-02-03)

90- Estimates of local biodiversity change over time stand up to scrutiny
Vellend, M, Dornelas, M, Baeten, L, Beausejour, R, Brown, CD, De Frenne, P, Elmendorf, SC, Gotelli, NJ, Moyes, F, Myers-Smith, IH, Magurran, AE, McGill, BJ, Shimadzu, H, Sievers, C
2017 Ecology (Date Added: 2017-02-03)

89- Increased seedling establishment via enemy release at the upper elevational range limit of sugar maple
Urli, M, Brown, CD, Perez, RN, Chagnon, P-L, Vellend, M
2016 Ecology (Date Added: 2016-11-23)

88- Climate adaptation is not enough: warming does not facilitate success of southern tundra plant populations in the high Arctic
Bjorkman, AD, Vellend, M, Frei, ER, Henry, GHR
2016 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2016-11-18)

87- Adaptation to elevated CO2 in different biodiversity contexts
Kleynhans, EJ, Otto, SP, Reich, PB, Vellend, M
2016 Nature Communications (Date Added: 2016-11-04)

86-The Theory of Ecological Communities
Vellend, M
2016 Princeton University Press ( Date Added: 2016-08-10)

85- The mechanical defence advantage of small seeds
Fricke, EC, Wright, SJ
2016 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2016-08-04)

84- Disentangling dispersal from phylogeny in the colonization capacity of forest understorey plants
Baeten, L, Davies, TJ, Verheyen, K, Van Calster, H, Vellend, M, Cahill, J
2015 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

83- The effects of experimental warming on the timing of a plant-insect herbivore interaction
Kharouba, HM, Vellend, M, Sarfraz, RM, Myers, JH
2015 The Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

81- Contrasting effects of warming and increased snowfall on Arctic tundra plant phenology over the past two decades
Bjorkman, AD, Elmendorf, SC, Beamish, AL, Vellend, M, Henry, GHR
2015 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2015-11-23)

80- Climate sensitivity of shrub growth across the tundra biome
Myers-Smith, IH, Elmendorf, SC, Beck, PSA, Wilmking, M, Hallinger, M, Blok, D, Tape, KD, Rayback, SA, Macias-Fauria, M, Forbes, BC, Speed, JDM, Boulanger-Lapointe, N, Rixen, C, Lévesque, E, Schmidt, NM, Baittinger, C, Trant, AJ, Hermanutz, L, Collier, LS, Dawes, MA, Lantz, TC, Weijers, S, Jørgensen, RH, Buchwal, A, Buras, A, Naito, AT, Ravolainen, V, Schaepman-Strub, G, Wheeler, JA, Wipf, S, Guay, KC, Hik, DS, Vellend, M
2015 Nature Climate Change (Date Added: 2015-09-08)

79- Flowering time of butterfly nectar food plants is more sensitive to temperature than the timing of butterfly adult flight
Kharouba, HM, Vellend, M
2015 The Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2015-08-31)

76- Assessing the relative importance of neutral stochasticity in ecological communities
Vellend, M, Srivastava, DS, Anderson, KM, Brown, CD, Jankowski, JE, Kleynhans, EJ, Kraft, NJB, Letaw, AD, Macdonald, AAM, Maclean, JE, Myers-Smith, IH, Norris, AR, Xue, X
2014 Oikos (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

75- The value of biodiversity: a humbling analysis
Vellend, M
2014 Trends in Ecology & Evolution (Date Added: 2016-06-20)

74- Combining phytolith analysis with historical ecology to reveal the long-term, local-scale dynamics within a savannah-forest landscape mosaic
McCune, JL, Vellend, M, Pellatt, MG
2014 Biodiversity and Conservation (Date Added: 2014-12-04)

73- Non-climatic constraints on upper elevational plant range expansion under climate change
Brown, CD, Vellend, M
2014 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2014-11-06)

72- Historical anthropogenic disturbances influence patterns of non-native earthworm and plant invasions in a temperate primary forest
Beauséjour, R, Handa, IT, Lechowicz, MJ, Gilbert, B, Vellend, M
2014 Biological Invasions (Date Added: 2014-10-20)

71- Drawing ecological inferences from coincident patterns of population- and community-level biodiversity
Vellend, M, Lajoie, G, Bourret, A, Múrria, C, Kembel, SW, Garant, D
2014 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2014-05-01)

70- Reply to Harwood et al.: Thermophilization estimation is robust to the scale of species distribution data
Frenne, PD, Rodríguez-Sánchez, F, Bernhardt-Römermann, M, Brown, CD, Eriksson, O, Hermy, M, Mitchell, FJG, Pet?ík, P, Calster, HV, Vellend, M, Verheyen, K
2014 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Date Added: 2014-04-18)

69- Predicting the sensitivity of butterfly phenology to temperature over the past century
Kharouba, HM, Paquette, SR, Kerr, JT, Vellend, M
2014 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2014-01-23)

68-Urban ecology in action: vegetation change in Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Vancouver, BC Canada
2013 Davidsonia ( Date Added: 2016-06-20)

67- FORUM: Sustaining ecosystem functions in a changing world: a call for an integrated approach
Tomimatsu, H, Sasaki, T, Kurokawa, H, Bridle, JR, Fontaine, C, Kitano, J, Stouffer, DB, Vellend, M, Bezemer, TM, Fukami, T, Hadly, EA, van der Heijden, MGA, Kawata, M, Kéfi, S, Kraft, NJB, McCann, KS, Mumby, PJ, Nakashizuka, T, Petchey, OL, Romanuk, TN, Suding, KN, Takimoto, G, Urabe, J, Yachi, S
2013 Journal of Applied Ecology (Date Added: 2014-01-29)

66- Microclimate moderates plant responses to macroclimate warming
De Frenne, P, Rodriguez-Sanchez, F, Coomes, DA, Baeten, L, Verstraeten, G, Vellend, M, Bernhardt-Romermann, M, Brown, CD, Brunet, J, Cornelis, J, Decocq, GM, Dierschke, H, Eriksson, O, Gilliam, FS, Hedl, R, Heinken, T, Hermy, M, Hommel, P, Jenkins, MA, Kelly, DL, Kirby, KJ, Mitchell, FJG, Naaf, T, Newman, M, Peterken, G, Petrik, P, Schultz, J, Sonnier, G, Van Calster, H, Waller, DM, Walther, G-R, White, PS, Woods, KD, Wulf, M, Graae, BJ, Verheyen, K
2013 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Date Added: 2013-11-27)

65- Global meta-analysis reveals no net change in local-scale plant biodiversity over time
Vellend, M, Baeten, L, Myers-Smith, IH, Elmendorf, SC, Beausejour, R, Brown, CD, De Frenne, P, Verheyen, K, Wipf, S
2013 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Date Added: 2013-11-04)

64- Gains in native species promote biotic homogenization over four decades in a human-dominated landscape
McCune, JL, Vellend, M
2013 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2013-10-16)

63- Multidisciplinary synthesis of long-term human–ecosystem interactions: A perspective from the Garry oak ecosystem of British Columbia
McCune, JL, Pellatt, MG, Vellend, M
2013 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2013-09-25)

62- Historical ecology: Using unconventional data sources to test for effects of global environmental change
Vellend, M, Brown, CD, Kharouba, HM, McCune, JL, Myers-Smith, IH
2013 American Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2013-07-09)

61- Setting conservation priorities when what you see is not what you get
Vellend, M, Kharouba, HM
2013 Animal Conservation (Date Added: 2013-02-26)

60- Stochastic and deterministic drivers of spatial and temporal turnover in breeding bird communities
Stegen, JC, Freestone, AL, Crist, TO, Anderson, MJ, Chase, JM, Comita, LS, Cornell, HV, Davies, KF, Harrison, SP, Hurlbert, AH, Inouye, BD, Kraft, NJB, Myers, JA, Sanders, NJ, Swenson, NG, Vellend, M
2013 Global Ecology and Biogeography (Date Added: 2013-01-22)

59- Human-induced edges alter grassland community composition
Gieselman, TM, Hodges, KE, Vellend, M
2013 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2012-12-25)

58- Quantifying temporal change in biodiversity: challenges and opportunities
Dornelas, M, Magurran, AE, Buckland, ST, Chao, A, Chazdon, RL, Colwell, RK, Curtis, T, Gaston, KJ, Gotelli, NJ, Kosnik, MA, McGill, B, McCune, JL, Morlon, H, Mumby, PJ, Øvreås, L, Studeny, A, Vellend, M
2013 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2012-12-11)

57- Abundance, rarity and invasion debt among exotic species in a patchy ecosystem
Bennett, J, Vellend, M, Lilley, P, Cornwell, W, Arcese, P
2013 Biological Invasions (Date Added: 2012-09-12)

56- Community assembly along a soil depth gradient: contrasting patterns of plant trait convergence and divergence in a Mediterranean rangeland
Bernard-Verdier, M, Navas, M-L, Vellend, M, Violle, C, Fayolle, A, Garnier, E
2012 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2012-11-06)

55- Response to Comments on "Disentangling the Drivers of Diversity Along Latitudinal and Elevational Gradients"
Kraft, NJB, Sanders, NJ, Stegen, JC, Anderson, MJ, Crist, TO, Cornell, HV, Vellend, M, Chase, JM, Comita, LS, Davies, KF, Freestone, AL, Harrison, SP, Inouye, BD, Myers, JA, Swenson, NG
2012 Science (Date Added: 2012-10-09)

53- The ice age ecologist: testing methods for reserve prioritization during the last global warming
Williams, JW, Kharouba, HM, Veloz, S, Vellend, M, McLachlan, J, Liu, Z, Otto-Bliesner, B, He, F
2012 Global Ecology and Biogeography (Date Added: 2012-10-09)

52- A crucial step toward realism: responses to climate change from an evolving metacommunity perspective
Urban, MC, De Meester, L, Vellend, M, Stoks, R, Vanoverbeke, J
2012 Evolutionary Applications (Date Added: 2012-10-09)

51- Eco-evolutionary responses of biodiversity to climate change
Norberg, J, Urban, MC, Vellend, M, Klausmeier, CA, Loeuille, N
2012 Nature Climate Change (Date Added: 2012-10-09)

50- Managed Relocation: Integrating the Scientific, Regulatory, and Ethical Challenges
Schwartz, M, Hellmann, J, McLachlan, JM, Sax, DF, Borevitz, JO, Brennan, J, Camacho, A, Ceballos, G, Clark, JR, Doremus, H, Early, R, Etterson, JR, Fielder, D, Gill, J, Gonzalez, P, Green, N, Hannah, L, Jamieson, DW, Javeline, D, Minteer, BA, Odenbaugh, J, Polasky, S, Richardson, DM, Root, TL, Safford, HD, Sala, O, Schneider, SH, Thompson, AR, Williams, JW, Vellend, M, Vitt, P, Zelimer, S
2012 BioScience (Date Added: 2012-09-12)

49- Detecting small-scale genotype–environment interactions in apomictic dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) populations
McLeod, KA, Scascitelli, M, Vellend, M
2012 Journal of Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2012-07-30)

48- Disentangling the Drivers of ? Diversity Along Latitudinal and Elevational Gradients
Kraft, NJB, Comita, LS, Chase, JM, Sanders, NJ, Swenson, NG, Crist, TO, Stegen, JC, Vellend, M, Boyle, B, Anderson, MJ, Cornell, HV, Davies, KF, Freestone, AL, Inouye, BD, Harrison, SP, Myers, JA
2011 Science (Date Added: 2012-02-06)

46- Measuring phylogenetic biodiversity
Vellend, M, Drummond, EBM, Tomimatsu, H
2011 Biological diversity : frontiers in measurement and assessment (Date Added: 2011-08-03)

45- Using null models to disentangle variation in community dissimilarity from variation in ?-diversity
Chase, JM, Kraft, NJB, Smith, KG, Vellend, M, Inouye, BD
2011 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2011-08-02)

44- ‘Structured' beta diversity increases with climatic productivity in a classic dataset
Harrison, S, Vellend, M, Damschen, EI
2011 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2011-08-02)

43- Navigating the multiple meanings of ? diversity: A roadmap for the practicing ecologist
Anderson, MJ, Crist, TO, Chase, JM, Vellend, M, Inouye, BD, Freestone, AL, Sanders, NJ, Cornell, HV, Comita, LS, Davies, KF, Harrison, SP, Kraft, NJB, Stegen, JC, Swenson, NG
2011 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

41- Effects of genotype identity and diversity on the invasiveness and invasibility of plant populations
Vellend, M, Drummond, EBM, Tomimatsu, H
2010 Oecologia (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

40- Conceptual synthesis in community ecology
Vellend, M
2010 Quarterly Review of Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

39- Genetic and ecological models of diversity: lessons across disciplines
Vellend, M, Orrock, JL
2009 The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited. (Date Added: 2011-08-03)

37- Ecological differentiation among genotypes of dandelions (taraxacum officinale)
Vellend, M, Drummond, EBM, Muir, JL
2009 Weed Science (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

36- Evolution in plant populations as a driver of ecological changes in arthropod communities
Johnson, MTJ, Vellend, M, Stinchcombe, JR
2009 Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

35- Phylogeography of Camassia quamash in western North America: Postglacial colonization and transport by indigenous peoples
Tomimatsu, H, Kephart, SR, Vellend, M
2009 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

34- Multidimensional evaluation of managed relocation
Richardson, DM, Hellmann, JJ, McLachlan, JS, Sax, DF, Schwartz, MW, Gonzalez, P, Brennan, EJ, Camacho, A, Root, TL, Sala, OE, Schneider, SH, Ashe, DM, Clark, JR, Early, R, Etterson, JR, Fielder, ED, Gill, JL, Minteer, BA, Polasky, S, Safford, HD, Thompson, AR, Vellend, M
2009 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

33- Environmentally biased fragmentation of oak savanna habitat on southeastern Vancouver Island, Canada
Vellend, M, Bjorkman, AD, McConchie, A
2008 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2011-08-24)

32- Epizoochory by large herbivores: merging data with models
Couvreur, M, Verheyen, K, Vellend, M, Lamoot, I, Cosyns, E, Hoffmann, M, Hermy, M
2008 Basic and Applied Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

30- Using subsets of species in biodiversity surveys
Vellend, M, Lilley, PL, Starzomski, BM
2008 Journal of Applied Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

29- Garden plants get a head start on climate change
Van Der Veken, S, Hermy, M, Vellend, M, Knapen, A, Verheyen, K
2008 Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

28- Sex and space destabilize intransitive competition within and between species
Vellend, M, Litrico, I
2008 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

27- The evolutionary ecology of metacommunities
Urban, MC, Leibold, MA, Amarasekare, P, De Meester, L, Gomulkiewicz, R, Hochberg, ME, Klausmeier, CA, Loeuille, N, de Mazancourt, C, Norberg, J, Pantel, JH, Strauss, SY, Vellend, M, Wade, MJ
2008 Trends in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

26- Ecological consequences of genetic diversity
Hughes, AR, Inouye, BD, Johnson, MTJ, Underwood, N, Vellend, M
2008 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

25- Effects of exotic species on evolutionary diversification
Vellend, M, Harmon, LJ, Lockwood, JL, Mayfield, MM, Hughes, AR, Wares, JP, Sax, DF
2007 Trends in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

24- Homogenization of forest plant communities and weakening of species-environment relationships via agricultural land use
Vellend, M, Verheyen, K, Flinn, KM, Jacquemyn, H, Kolb, A, Van Calster, H, Peterken, G, Graae, BJ, Bellemare, J, Honnay, O, Brunet, J, Wulf, M, Gerhardt, F, Hermy, M
2007 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

23- Extinction debt of forest plants persists for more than a century following habitat fragmentation
Vellend, M, Verheyen, K, Jacquemyn, H, Kolb, A, Van Calster, H, Peterken, G, Hermy, M
2006 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

22- Antagonistic effects of seed dispersal and herbivory on plant migration
Vellend, M, Knight, TM, Drake, JM
2006 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

21- The consequences of genetic diversity in competitive communities
Vellend, M
2006 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

20- Landscape factors and regional differences in recovery rates of herb layer richness in Flanders (Belgium)
Verheyen, K, Fastenaekels, I, Vellend, M, De Keersmaeker, L, Hermy, M
2006 Landscape Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

19- Biodiversity-ecosystem function research: Is It Relevant to Conservation?
Srivastava, DS, Vellend, M
2005 Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics (Date Added: 2011-08-24)

18- Introduction: insights into evolution
Vellend, M, Hughes, AR, Grosberg, RK, Holt, RD
2005 Species invasions : insights into ecology, evolution, and biogeography (Date Added: 2011-08-24)

17- Land-use history and plant performance in populations of Trillium grandiflorum
Vellend, M
2005 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

16- Recovery of forest plant communities in post-agricultural landscapes
Flinn, KM, Vellend, M
2005 Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

15- Environmental causes and consequences of forest clearance and agricultural abandonment in central New York, USA
Flinn, KM, Vellend, M, Marks, PL
2005 Journal of Biogeography (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

14- Species diversity and genetic diversity: Parallel processes and correlated patterns
Vellend, M
2005 American Naturalist (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

13- Connections between species diversity and genetic diversity
Vellend, M, Geber, MA
2005 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

12- Metapopulation dynamics following habitat loss and recovery: forest herbs in ancient and recent forests
Vellend, M
2004 Forest biodiversity lessons from history for conservation (Date Added: 2011-08-24)

11- Metapopulation dynamics in changing landscapes: A new spatially realistic model for forest plants
Verheyen, K, Vellend, M, Van Calster, H, Peterken, G, Hermy, M
2004 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

8- Dispersal of Trillium seeds by deer: Implications for long-distance migration of forest herbs
Vellend, M, Myers, JA, Gardescu, S, Marks, PL
2003 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

7- Island Biogeography of Genes and Species
Vellend, M
2003 American Naturalist (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

6- Habitat loss inhibits recovery of plant diversity as forests regrow
Vellend, M
2003 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

5- Do commonly used indices of ?-diversity measure species turnover?
Vellend, M
2001 Journal of Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

4- Germination and establishment of forest sedges (Carex, Cyperaceae): Tests for home-site advantage and effects of leaf litter
Vellend, M, Lechowicz, MJ, Waterway, MJ
2000 American Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

3- Environmental distribution of four Carex species (Cyperaceae) in an old-growth forest
Vellend, M, Lechowicz, MJ, Waterway, MJ
2000 American Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

2- The seed bank in an old-growth, temperate deciduous forest
Leckie, S, Vellend, M, Bell, G, Waterway, MJ, Lechowicz, MJ
2000 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

1- Geographic patterns in the genetic diversity of a northern sedge, Carex rariflora
Vellend, M, Waterway, MJ
1999 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

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(la tribune) 2015-07-14

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(université de sherbrooke) 2015-07-09

L'Université honore des virtuoses de la recherche

Rechauffement climatique: le mont Mégantic se transforme
La Presse (Pion, Isabelle) 2014-08-12

Les saisons de vol des papillons modifiés
La Presse (Pion, Isabelle) 2014-03-14

Le déclin de la biodiversité végétale planétaire n’a pas de répercussion sur les petits écosystèmes
Nouvelles Université de Sherbrooke (Bradette, Olivier) 2013-11-08

Mark Vellend: Former F1000Prime Faculty Member in Community Ecology & Biodiversity - F1000Prime
F1000 2013-07-23

Forêt boréale ou tropicale : la distribution des espèces est la même partout
Bulletins Electroniques BE Canada 391 (Bazy, Céline) 2011-10-06

La forêt boréale pas si différente de la forêt tropicale
Techno-Science (, Adrien) 2011-09-26

Desperate Times. When Should We Move Species to Save Them From Climate Change?
UBC Science 2009-06-19