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 (PhD) is professor of 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. He holds the first-ever Canada Research Chair in Ecological Economics. His fields of expertise are ecological economics, land use management and environmental governance.
Christian (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
Andrew (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. An expert in ecology and biodiversity sciences , he specializes in the study of connectivity and ecological networks.
KyleMartins Project coordinator
Kyle (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.
Véronique Dumais-Lalonde Project coordinator
Véronique (M. Sc. A) studied the conservation and management of natural resources before taking an interest in multidisciplinary approaches to managing urban forests in the context of global environmental change. She has mainly worked in arboriculture within the city of Montréal in order to contribute to the conservation of its urban canopy.
FannyMaure Project manager
Fanny (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.