Marie-Josée Fortin

Chercheur associé
Écologie Spatiale

University of Toronto
Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
25 Harbord Street
Toronto (Ontario) Canada M5S 3G5

Phone: (416) 946-7886
Fax: (416) 978-8532

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  • Postdoctoral Fellow. 1992-1994. Département de Biologie and Centre d'études nordiques, Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Advisor: Dr. Serge Payette.
  • Ph.D. 1992. Detection of ecotones: definition and scaling factors. Department of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, U.S.A. Advisor: Dr. Robert R. Sokal.
  • M.Sc. 1986. Analyse spatiale de la répartition des phénomènes écologiques: méthodes d'analyse spatiale, théorie de l'échantillonnage. Département de Sciences biologiques, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Advisor: Dr. Pierre Legendre.
  • Bacc.Sc. 1983. Département de Sciences biologiques, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Ecologist by training; she has four main research areas: spatial ecology, forest ecology, landscape ecology and spatial statistics. Her research program studies the effects of global changes (landuse and climate) on species spatial dynamics at the landscape and the geographical range levels both in multiuse forested ecosystems and aquatic networks to maintain biodiversity and species conservation.

Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

Dale, M.R.T. and M.-J. Fortin. 2010. From graphs to spatial graphs. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 41. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-102209-144718

Grillet, M-E, G.J. Jordan and M.-J. Fortin. 2010. State transition detection in the spatio-temporal incidence of malaria. Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology Journal. Doi:10.1016/j.sste.2010.09.007

Epperson B.K., B. McRae, K. Scribner, S. Cushman, M.S. Rosenberg, M.-J. Fortin, P.M. A. James, M. Murphy, S. Manel, P. Legendre and M.R.T. Dale. 2010. Utility of computer simulations in landscape genetics. Molecular Ecology, 19: 3549-3564.

Anderson C.D., B.K. Epperson, M.-J. Fortin, R. Holderegger, P.M.A. James, M.S. Rosenberg, K.T. Scribner and S. Spear. Considering spatial and temporal scale in landscape-genetic studies of gene flow. Molecular Ecology, 19: 3565-3575.

Spear, S. Balkenhol N., Fortin M.-J., McRae B. and Scribner K. 2010. Use of resistance surfaces for landscape genetic studies: Considerations for parameterization and analysis. Molecular Ecology, 19: 3576-3591.

Manel S., S. Joost, B.K. Epperson, R. Holderegger, A. Storfer, M.S. Rosenberg, K. Scribner, A. Bonin and M.-J. Fortin. 2010. Perspectives on the use of landscape genetics to detect genetic adaptive variation in the field. Molecular Ecology, 19: 3760-3772.

Legendre, P. and M.-J. Fortin. 2010. Comparison of the Mantel test and alternative approaches for detecting complex multivariate relationships in the spatial analysis of genetic data. Molecular Ecology Resources, 10: 831-844.

Ruppert, J.L.W., M.-J. Fortin, G.A. Rose and R. Devillers. Environmental mediation of Atlantic cod on fish community composition: an application of multivariate regression tree analysis to exploited marine ecosystems. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 411:189-201.

James, P.M.A., R.A. Fleming, M.-J. Fortin. 2010. Identifying significant scale-specific spatial boundaries using wavelets and null models: spruce budworm defoliation in Ontario, Canada as a case study. Landscape Ecology, 25:873–887.

Segelbacher G., Cushman, S.A., Epperson, B.K., Fortin M.-J., François O., Hardy O.J., Holderegger R., Taberlet P., Waits L.P., Manel S. 2010. Applications of Landscape Genetics in Conservation Biology: Concepts and Challenges. Conservation Genetics, 11: 375-385.

Remmel T.K. and M.-J. Fortin. 2010. Research in the spatial sciences: How are Canadian geographers contributing? The Canadian Geographer, 54 (1): 4-14.

Rayfield, B, A. Fall and M.-J. Fortin. 2010. The sensitivity of least-cost habitat graphs to relative cost surface values. Landscape Ecology, 25: 519-532.

Grillet, M.-E., R. Barrera, J.-E. Martínez, J. Berti and M.-J. Fortin. 2010. Disentangling the effect of local and global spatial variation on a mosquito-borne infection in a neotropical heterogeneous environment. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 82: 194-201.

Côté, P., R. Tittler, C. Messier, D.D. Kneeshaw, A. Fall and M.-J. Fortin. 2010. Comparing different forest zoning options for landscape-scale management of the boreal forest: possible benefits of the TRIAD. Forest Ecology and Management, 259:418-427.

Windle, M.J.S., G.A. Rose, R. Devillers, and M.-J. Fortin. 2010. Exploring spatial non-stationarity of fisheries survey data using geographically weighted regression (GWR): an example from the Northwest Atlantic. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 67: 145-154.

Fortin, M.-J. and M.R.T. Dale. 2009. Spatial Autocorrelation in Ecological Studies: A Legacy of Solutions and Myths. Geographical Analysis, 41:392-397.

Richardson, M.C., M.-J. Fortin, and B.A. Branfireun. 2009. Hydrogeomorphic edge detection and delineation of landscape functional units from lidar digital elevation models. Water Resour. Res., 45: W10441, doi:10.1029/2008WR007518.

Barbeito, I., M.-J. Fortin, F. Montes and I. Cañellas. 2009. Response of pine natural regeneration to small-scale spatial variation in a managed Mediterranean mountain forest. Applied Vegetation Science, 12: 488-503.

Dale, M.R.T. and M.-J. Fortin. 2009. Spatial Autocorrelation and Statistical Tests: Some Solutions. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, 14: 188-206.

Ruppert, J.L.W., M.-J. Fortin, G.A. Rose and R. Devillers. 2009. Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) distribution response to environmental variability in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence . Can. J. of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 66: 909-918.

Melles, S.J., D. Badzinski, M.-J. Fortin, F. Csillag and K. Lindsay. 2009. Disentangling habitat and social drivers of nesting patterns in songbirds. Landscape Ecology, 24:519-531.

Rayfield, B., A. Moilanen and M.-J. Fortin. 2009. Incorporating consumer-resource spatial interactions in reserve design. Ecological Modelling, 220: 725-733.

Jacquez, G.M., M.-J. Fortin and P. Goovaerts. 2008. Preface to the special issue on spatial statistics for boundary and patch analysis. Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 15: 365-367.

Jordan, G.J., Fortin, M.-J., and Lertzman, K.P. 2008. Spatial pattern and persistence of historical fire boundaries in southern interior British Columbia. Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 15: 523-535.

Philibert, M. D., Fortin, M.-J., and F. Csillag. 2008. Spatial structure effects on the detection of patches boundaries using local operators. Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 15:447-467.

Rayfield, B., P.M.A. James, A. Fall and M.-J. Fortin. 2008. Comparing static versus dynamic protected areas in the Quebec boreal forest. Biological Conservation, 141: 438-449.

James, P.M.A., M.-J. Fortin, A. Fall, D. Kneeshaw and C. Messier. 2007. The effects of spatial legacies following shifting management practices and fire on boreal forest age structure. Ecosystems, 10: 1261-1277.

Fall, A, M.-J. Fortin, M. Manseau and D. O’Brien. 2007. Spatial graphs: Principles and applications for habitat connectivity. Ecosystems, 10: 448-461.

Didion, M., M.-J. Fortin, and A. Fall. 2007. Forest age structure as indicator of boreal forest sustainability under alternative management and fire regimes: A landscape level sensitivity analysis. Ecological Modelling, 200: 45-58.

Camarero J.J., Fortin M.J. 2006. Detección cuantitativa de fronteras ecológicas y ecotonos . Ecosistemas. 2006/3 (URL:

McIntire, E.J.B. and M.-J. Fortin. 2006. Structure and function of wildfire and mountain pine beetle forest boundaries. Ecography. 29: 309-318.

O'Brien, D., M. Manseau, A. Fall and M.-J. Fortin. 2006. Testing the importance of spatial configuration of winter habitat for woodland caribou: An application of graph theory. Biological Conservation, 130: 70-83.

Camarero, J.J., E. Gutiérrez and M.-J. Fortin. 2006. Spatial patterns of plant richness across treeline ecotones in the Pyrenees reveal different locations for richness and tree cover boundaries. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 15: 182-191.

Camarero, J.J., E. Gutiérrez, M.-J. Fortin and E. Ribbens. 2005. Spatial patterns of tree recruitment in a relict population of Pinus uncinata: forest expansion through stratified-diffusion. Journal of Biogeography. 32: 1979-192.

James, P., B. Rayfield, A. Fall, M.-J. Fortin and G. Farley. 2005. Reserve network design combining spatial graph theory and species’ spatial requirements. Geomatica, 59: 121-129.

Jordan, G.J., M.-J. Fortin and K.P. Lertzman. 2005. Assessing spatial uncertainty associated with forest fire boundary delineation. Landscape Ecology, 20: 719-731.

Fortin, M.-J. and A.A. Agrawal. 2005. Landscape ecology comes of age. Ecology, 86: 1965-1966.

Wagner, H.H. and M.-J. Fortin. 2005. Spatial analysis of landscapes: concepts and statistics. Ecology, 86: 1975-1987.

Green, J.L., A. Hastings, P. Arzberger, F.J. Ayala, K.L. Cottingham, K. Cuddington, F.D. Davis, J.A. Dunne, M.-J. Fortin, L. Gerber, L. and M. Neubert. 2005. Complexity in ecology and conservation: mathematical, statistical, and computational challenges. BioScience, 55: 501-510.

Fortin, M.-J., T.H. Keitt, B.A. Maurer, M.L. Taper, D.M. Kaufman and T.M. Blackburn. 2005. Species ranges and distributional limits: pattern analysis and statistical issues. Oikos, 108: 7-17.

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1–5 mai 2017 | Université de Sherbrooke
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École d’été en statistiques bayésiennes. Maximum de 20 participants.
14 au 18 août | Orford Musique (à 30 minutes de Sherbrooke)
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24-29 septembre 2017, Toscane, Italie

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