Bertrand Fournier, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow
Research interests and objectives
My main interest is to understand the mechanisms responsible for the extraordinary diversity of terrestrial and aquatic organisms. I investigate this complex subject over various spatial (local to global) and organizational (genes to ecosystems) scales using both theoretical and applied approaches.
My research mainly focuses on the different components of biodiversity (taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic), how they change in space and time and how they contribute to ecosystem, properties and functions.
I had the opportunity to work in various ecosystems including floodplains, grasslands, lakes and peatlands using various groups of organisms including plants, soil arthropods and protists.