New article on functional traits

Photo by Allan Harris

Congrats to Ph.D. student Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe on publishing her article on the importance of intraspecific trait variability in Scots pine! I. Laforest-Lapointe, J. Martínez-Vilalta, and J. Retana. 2014. Intraspecific variability in functional traits matters: case study of Scots pine. Oecologia 175:1337-1348.

La diversité microbienne sur les feuilles tropicales

On a publié un article dans PNAS sur l’écologie des bactéries sur les feuilles tropicales: Actualités UQAM : Arbres et communautés bacteriennes S.W. Kembel, T.K. O’Connor, H.K. Arnold, S.P. Hubbell, S.J. Wright, and J.L. Green. 2014. Relationships between phyllosphere bacterial communities and plant functional traits in a neotropical forest. Proceedings of the National Academy of… Continue reading La diversité microbienne sur les feuilles tropicales

Lab website update

The lab website has been updated, and we’ve moved to a new domain at Thanks to Cam Webb for hosting us at for so many years. Content from the old site at will be migrated to the new site shortly.