Élise Filotas

Adjunct Professor,
TÉLUQ

Département de science et technologie
5800, rue Saint-Denis, bureau 1105 Montreal (Quebec) H2S 3L5 Canada
Tel: 514 843-2015, poste 2056
Fax: 514 843-2160
E-mail: elise.filotas@teluq.ca
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Education
  • Ph.D. Geography, 2009 (Université de Montréal)
  • M.Sc. Physics, 2002 (McGill University)
  • B.Sc. Mathematics-Physics, 2000 (Université de Montréal)


Research
I am interested in applying concepts and models from complex systems science to study forest ecosystems at multiple scales. My interdisciplinary research activities are focused on developing quantitative, theoretical and applied modelling and analysis tools in the study of two main themes:

The dynamics of ecological communities in forest landscapes. How do inter- and intraspecific interactions between individuals, and their dispersal ability influence the dynamics of their population at different temporal and spatial scales?

The interplay between forest management and forest function. How do interactions between ecological processes and management affect the dynamics and function of forest ecosystems?

Publications
11- Stand height and cover type complement forest age structure as a biodiversity indicator in boreal and northern temperate forest management
Laginha Pinto Correia, D., Raulier, F., Filotas, É., Bouchard, M.
2017 Ecological Indicators (Date Added: 2017-09-22)

10- Epidemiological landscape models reproduce cyclic insect outbreaks
Nenzén, H.K., Filotas, E., Peres-Neto, P., Gravel, D.
2017 Ecological Complexity (Date Added: 2017-05-19)

9- Trade-offs between timber production, carbon stocking and habitat quality when managing woodlots for multiple ecosystem services
Carpentier, S., Filotas, E., Handa, I.T., Messier, C.
2017 Environmental Conservation (Date Added: 2016-12-05)

8- Evaluating resilience of tree communities in fragmented landscapes: Linking functional response diversity with landscape connectivity
Craven, D., Filotas, E., Angers, V.A., Messier, C.
2016 Diversity and Distributions (Date Added: 2017-09-22)

7- From Management to Stewardship: Viewing Forests As Complex Adaptive Systems in an Uncertain World
Messier, C., Puettmann, K., Chazdon, R., Andersson, K.P., Angers, V.A., Brotons, L., Filotas, E., Tittler, R., Parrott, L., Levin, S.A.
2015 Conservation Letters (Date Added: 2017-09-22)

6- Maximizing Conservation and Production with Intensive Forest Management: It’s All About Location
Tittler, R., Filotas, É., Kroese, J., Messier, C.
2015 Environmental Management (Date Added: 2017-09-22)

5- Viewing forests through the lens of complex systems science
Filotas, E., Parrott, L., Burton, P.J., Chazdon, R.L., Coates, K.D., Coll, L., Haeussler, S., Martin, K., Nocentini, S., Puettmann, K.J., Putz, F.E., Simard, S.W., Messier, C.
2014 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2017-09-22)

4- Positive interactions and the emergence of community structure in metacommunities
Filotas, E., Grant, M., Parrott, L., Rikvold Per Arne, P.A.
2010 Journal of Theoretical Biology (Date Added: 2017-09-22)

3- The effect of positive interactions on community structure in a multi-species metacommunity model along an environmental gradient
Filotas, E., Grant, M., Parrott, L., Rikvold, P.A.
2010 Ecological Modelling (Date Added: 2017-09-22)

2- Critical slowing down as an indicator of transitions in two-species models
Chisholm, R.A., Filotas, E.
2009 Journal of Theoretical Biology (Date Added: 2017-09-22)

1- Community-driven dispersal in an individual-based predator-prey model
Filotas, E., Grant, M., Parrott, L., Rikvold, P.A.
2008 Ecological Complexity (Date Added: 2017-09-22)