After many collaborative research projects and a growing demand to assist organizations outside academia in decision-making processes concerning the planning and management of green spaces and infrastructures, Professors Dupras, Messier and Gonzalez joined forces and launched Eco2Urb in early 2018. The complementarity of the founders’ fields of expertise allows Eco2Urb to offer a unique, up-to-date and scientifically sound approach.
Jérôme Dupras Co-Founder
Mr. Dupras (PhD) is professor for Ecological Economics in the Department for Natural Sciences at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) and a researcher at ISFORT, Canada’s first research institute dedicated to studying temperate forests. His fields of expertise are ecological economy, land-use management and environmental governance.
Christian Messier Co-Founder
Mr. Messier (PhD) is professor in the Department of Biology at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and in the Department of Natural Sciences at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). He holds the NSERC/Hydro-Québec Chair on Tree Growth Control and the Canada Chair in Forest Resilience Under Global Change. His works involve the study of ecological and silvicultural factors affecting temperate forest dynamic.
Andrew Gonzalez Co-Founder
Mr. Gonzalez (PhD) is professor in the Department of Biology at McGill University in Montreal and holds the Liber Ero Chair in Conservation Biology. He is also the founding Director of the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science. Expert on ecology and science of biodiversity , he specializes in the study of connectivity and ecological networks.
Cornelia Garbe Project manager
Mrs Garbe (PhD) specialized in the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. After managing a regional scale reforestation program (“375 000 arbres”) for several years, greening the Greater Montreal region, she joined Eco2Urb since its creation, to contribute to a stronger link between science and urban and peri-urban planning.
Kyle Martins Data analyst
Mr. Martins (MSc) studies the interrelationships among biodiversity, ecosystem services and landscape design to inform science-based decision-making at multiple spatial scales. He has worked primarily as a researcher at McGill University and as an environmental consultant for municipal conservation planning in southern Quebec.
Fanny Maure Project manager
Mrs Maure (PhD) has a doctoral degree in ecology and evolutionary biology, with a research interest in sustainable development. She currently assesses tree management practices in cities that promote ecosystem services. She works as a research assistant in Dr. Messier’s laboratory at UQAM and her projects aim to protect green infrastructure by making science more accessible to the public.
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