Curriculum

CV_PRO_2017

Papers

  • Laforest-Lapointe, I. & M.C. Arrieta. (2017) Patterns of Early-Life Gut Microbial Colonization during Human Immune Development: An Ecological Perspective. Frontiers in Immunology, doi:https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2017.00788.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Paquette, A., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2017) Leaf bacterial diversity mediates plant diversity – ecosystem function relationships. Nature, doi:10.1038/nature22399.
  • St-Denis, A., Kneeshaw, D., Bélanger, N., Simard, S., Laforest-Lapointe, I. & Messier, C. (2017) EM tree species respond better than AM to forest soil inoculum when planted in an abandoned agricultural field. Applied Soil Ecology, 112:1-10.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I , Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016). Tree Phyllosphere Bacterial Communities: exploring the magnitude of intra- and inter-individual variation among host species. PeerJ 4:e2367 PeerJ
  • Laforest-Lapointe., I , Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016). Host Species Identity, Site and Time Drive Temperate Tree Phyllosphere Bacterial Community Structure. Microbiome, 10.1186/s40168-016-0174-1.
    Microbiome
  • St-Denis, A., Kneeshaw, D., Bélanger, N., Simard, S., Laforest-Lapointe, I. & Messier, C. EM tree species respond better than AM to forest soil inoculum when planted in an abandoned agricultural field. Accepted in Applied Soil Ecology.
  • Wallace, J, Alquilué, N, Archambault, C, Carpentier, S, Francoeur, X, Greffard, MH, Laforest-Lapointe., I, Galicia, L, & Messier, C. (2015). Present forest management structures and policies in temperate forests of Mexico: Challenges and prospects for unique tree species assemblages. The Forestry Chronicle, 91(3): 306-317, 10.5558/tfc2015-052.
  • Laforest-Lapointe., I et al. (2014). Intraspecific Variation in Functional Traits Matters: case study of Scots pine. Oecologia, 10.1007/s00442-014-2967-x.
    Oecologia

Communications

  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2017) Leaf bacterial diversity mediates plant diversity – ecosystem function relationships. CSEE, 7th of May, Victoria.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) Using DNA sequencing to assess the changes in tree leaf microbiome structure and diversity from natural forests to urban environments. Symposium du CSBQ/QCBS. 15 Décembre, Montréal.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) Composition et dynamiques du microbiome de la phyllosphère des arbres de la forêt tempérée. Séminaire départementale de l’Université de Montréal. 21 Novembre, Montréal.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) De la forêt à la ville: comment change le microbiome foliaire des arbres. Conférence Canadienne de Foresterie Urbaine. 26-29 Septembre, Laval.
  • Laforest-L., I., Paquette, A., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) Plant-associated bacterial diversity impacts tree productivity in a biodiversity experiment. ISME. 22-26th of August 2016, Montréal.
  • Laforest-L., I., Paquette, A., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) Linking tree leaf bacterial communities with plant traits and productivity in a tree biodiversity experiment. ESA. 8-12th of August 2016, Fort Lauderdale.
  • Laforest-L., I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) De la forêt à la ville: comment change le microbiome foliaire des arbres. Colloque annuel du CEF. 2-3 Mai, Montréal.
  • Laforest-L., I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) Bactéries des feuilles de la forêt tempérée du Québec: résultats et perspectives. Colloque TRIADE, La Tuque, Québec.
  • Laforest-L., I., Kembel, S. & Messier, C. (2015) Phyllosphere bacterial communities of Quebec’s temperate forest. 19-23rd of July 2015, Locarno, Ascona, Suisse.
  • Laforest-L., I., Kembel, S. & Messier, C. (2015) Identité et dynamique des communautés bactériennes de la phyllosphère de la forêt tempérée québécoise. 1 Mai, Rimouski, Québec, Canada.
  • Laforest-L., I. (2015) Les microbes au service de l’agriculture. 15 Avril, Cegep de L’Assomption, Québec, Canada.
  • Laforest-L., I., Kembel, S. & Messier, C. (2014) Phyllosphere bacterial communities of Quebec’s temperate forest. Société Canadienne d’Écologie et d’Évolution. 29 Mai, Montréal.
  • Laforest-L., I., Kembel, S. & Messier, C. (2014) Bactéries des feuilles de la forêt tempérée du Québec. Centre d’étude de la forêt. 29-30 Avril, Montréal.
  • Laforest-L., I, Kembel, S. & Messier, C. (2013). Rôle des communautés microbiennes foliaires sur la santé des arbres. Colloque SIAQ , Montréal, Québec.
  • Laforest-L., I, Kembel, S. & Messier, C. (2013). Bactéries et champignons des feuilles de la forêt tempérée naturelle et urbaine du Québec. Colloque TRIADE , La Tuque, Québec.
  • Laforest-L., I, Martinez-Vilalta, J. & Retana, J. (2013). De l’importance de la variation intraspécifique des attributs fonctionnels: le cas intrigant du Pin sylvestre. ACFAS , Québec, Québec.

Scholarships and Awards

  • UQAM Research Award for 2016 best student publication (2017)
  • CSEE PhD Excellence and Diversity Award (2017)
  • ISME prize for Best contribution at the 10th International Symposium on Phyllosphere Microbiology
  • FRQNT Ph.D. Scholarship (2015-2016)
  • International Collaboration Scholarship from Fonds de Recherche Nature et Technologie (2015)
  • International Internship Scholarship from the Center for Forest Research (CFR) (2015)
  • International Internship Scholarship from the Forest Complexity Modelization research group (FCM) (2015)
  • International Collaboration Scholarship from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (2015)
  • Excellence Scholarships from Biological Sciences Department at UQAM (2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016)
  • Tembec Scholarship for innovative research in forest science (2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2016-2017)
  • Excellence Scholarship for Undergraduate Biology Admission at Laval University (2010)

Experiences

  • Research collaborator Canadian Government Forest Service Agency (2016-2017)
  • Instructor Software Carpentry (2014-…)
  • Auxiliary Teaching Staff Science Projects for Primary School Teachers DDM-410A (UQAM – 2015 – 2016)
  • Auxiliary Teaching Staff Methodology for Ecologist BIO-3010 (UQAM – 2015)
  • Auxiliary Teaching Staff Field Work Training for Ecology BIO-6600 (UQAM – 2015)
  • Auxiliary Teaching Staff General Ecology BIO-3100 (UQAM – 2012-2013)
  • Auxiliary Teaching Staff Biological Data Treatment BIO-8092 (UQAM – 2013)
  • Auxiliary Teaching Staff Teaching Notions for High-School Biology BIO-1004 (UQAM – 2013)
  • NC1 & NC2 formation Biosecurity (UQAM – 2013)
  • SIMDUT formation Biosecurity (UQAM – 2013)
  • Teaching staff for ICU Mission Coeur des Sciences (UQAM – 2013)

Training

  • R
  • QIIME
  • Python
  • Unix
  • SQL
  • Perl
  • WinBugs
  • JUMP
  • ArcGIS 10
  • SPSS (including AMOS)

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