Plant functional ecology laboratory @ Université de Montréal


We study plant functional traits to understand and predict changes in vegetation following environmental changes. We focus on soil resource availability as a driving environmental variable and on plant traits governing nutrient acquisition and use. We are particularly interested in ecological interactions among soils, plants and their root-associated microbes and their consequences on plant biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.

Recent news

  • Hiring full-time field/lab technician We're looking for a full-time field / lab technician. Please see details here.
    Posted Jan 26, 2018, 7:42 AM by Etienne Laliberté
  • Soil biota drive plant diversity We showed in a paper published in Science today that feedback between soil biota and plants of contrasting nutrient-acquisition-strategies contributes to the maintenance of high plants species and ...
    Posted Jan 12, 2017, 2:40 PM by Etienne Laliberté
  • 2016 Tansley Medal It is a great honour to have been awarded the 2016 Tansley Medal from the New Phytologist Trust. The invited review that was judged during the competition is available here
    Posted Dec 9, 2016, 12:42 PM by Etienne Laliberté
  • Plant-soil feedback and the maintenance of diversity Our study on the role of plant-soil feedback for the maintenance of plant diversity in hyperdiverse Australian scrublands was recently accepted for publication in Science. Stay tuned!
    Posted Dec 8, 2016, 7:38 AM by Etienne Laliberté
  • Pathogens, ectomycorrhizas and plant competition Felipe Albornoz, a recent PhD graduate in our lab, has published a video blog post on here explaining the results of his recent study in Journal of Ecology. Worth watching ...
    Posted Nov 11, 2016, 12:10 PM by Etienne Laliberté
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