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  • Postdoctoral fellow. Princeton University (NJ, USA). 2000-2002
  • Ph.D. Biology. Université Laval (Québec, Canada). 1993-2000.
  • B.Sc. Biology. Université de Montréal (Montréal, Canada). 09/1990 - 05/1993

Professional background

  • Professor. Department of Biology. McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Since 2016
  • Associate professor. Department of Biology. McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Since 2008
  • Adjunct professor. Department of Biology. Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Since 2007
  • Assistant professor. Department of Biology. McGill University, Montreal, Canada. 2002-2008
  • Research associate with Simon A. Levin. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University (New Jersey, USA). 2002
  • FCAR Postdoctoral fellow with Simon A. Levin. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Princeton University (New Jersey, USA). 2000-2002
  • FCAR fellow. Université Laval (Québec, Canada). 1995-1999
  • NSERC fellow. Université Laval (Québec, Canada). 1993-1995
  • Lecturer. Department of Biology. Université Laval (Québec, Canada). 1999
  • James S. McDonnell Research Award in ‘Studying Complex Systems’ (2006).
  • FQRNT Strategic Award (2003)


  • Eger A., Curtis J.M.R., Fortin M.-J., Côté I.M., Guichard, F. (2016) Transferability and scalability of species distribution models: A test with sedentary marine invertebrates. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 10.1139/cjfas-2016-0129
  • Lacoursière-Roussel, A., Bock, D.G., Guichard, F., McKinsey, C.W. (2016) Effect of shipping traffic on biofouling invasion success at population and community levels. Biological Invasions. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-016-1258-3
  • Pedersen, E. et Guichard, F. (2016) At what scales does aggregated dispersal lead to coexistence? Oikos 125: 1677-1687.
  • Pedersen, E.G., J.N. Marleau, M. Granados, H.V. Moeller and F. Guichard. (2016) Non-hierarchical dispersal promotes stability and resilience in a tri-trophic metacommunity. The American Naturalist 187(5): E116-E128
  • Xue, Z., Guichard, F., Costopoulos, A. (2015) The supply of phenotypic variation can drive long-term evolutionary trends even with strong natural selection. Complexity DOI: 10.1002/cplx.21660
  • Guichard, F. (2014). The spatial dynamics of ecosystems. Advances in Ecology. [in press]
  • Spiecker, B., Gouhier, T.C., and Guichard, F. (2016) Reciprocal feedbacks between spatial subsidies and reserve networks in coral reef meta-ecosystems. Ecological Applications 26: 264-278
  • Zhang, Y., Lutscher, F., and Guichard, F. (2015) The effect of predator avoidance and travel time delay on the stability of predator-prey metacommunities. Theoretical Ecology 8(3): 273-283
  • Marleau, J., Guichard, F., Loreau, M. (2015). Emergence of nutrient colimitation through movement in stoichiometric metaecosystems. Ecology Letters 18: 1163-1173
  • Kerr, K., Collins, R., Guichard, F. (2015). Planktonic predation risk: effects of diel state, season and prey life history stage. Journal of Plankton Research 37: 452-461.
  • Le Corre, N., Guichard, F. and Johnson, L.E (2015). Patterns and scales of metapopulation connectivity: Temporal stability and variation within a marine metapopulation. Ecology 96:2245-2256.
  • Kerr, K.A., Cornejo, A., Guichard, F., Crespi A., Augusto C. and Collin, R. (2015). Planktonic predation risk: effects of diel state, season and prey life history stage. Journal of Plankton Research 37(2): 452-461
  • Zhang, Y., Lutscher, F., and Guichard, F. (2015). How robust is dispersal-induced spatial synchrony? Chaos 25(3):036402.
  • Xue, Z., Kaznatcheev, A., Costopoulos, A., Guichard, F. (2014) Fidelity drive: a mechanism for chaperone proteins to maintain stable mutation rates in prokaryotes over evolutionary time. Journal of Theoretical Biology 364:162-7
  • Gounand, I., Mouquet, N., Canard, E., Guichard, F., Hauzy, C., and Gravel, D. (2014). The paradox of enrichment in metaecosystems. The American Naturalist 184:752-763
  • Kerr., K., Christy, J., Joly-Lopez, Z., Luque, J., Collin, R. and Guichard, F. (2014). Reproducing on time when temperature varies: shifts in the timing of courtship in fiddler crabs. PLoS One doi.org/10.1371/journal/pone.0097593
  • Gouhier, T.C and Guichard, F. (2014). Synchrony: quantifying variability in space and time. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 5:524-533
  • Kerr K.A., Cornejo A., Guichard F., Collin R. (2014). Planktonic predation risk varies with prey life history stage and diurnal phase. Marine Ecology Progress Series 503:99-109
  • Guichard, F. and Gouhier, T.C. (2014) Non-equilibrium ecological dynamics across spatial and temporal scales. Mathematical Biosciences 255:1-10
  • Marleau JN, Guichard F, Loreau M. (2014) Meta-ecosystem dynamics and functioning on finite spatial networks. Proceedings of Royal Society of London B. 281(1777):20132094
  • Gouhier, T.C., Guichard, F., Menge, B.A. (2013) Designing effective marine reserve networks for non-equilibrium metacommunities. Ecological Applications. 23:1488–1503
  • Wall, E., Guichard ,F., Humphries, A.R. (2013) Synchronization in ecological systems by weak dispersal coupling with time delay. Theoretical Ecology 6:405-418
  • Le Corre N, Martel AL, Guichard F, Johnson LE (2013) Variation in recruitment: differentiating the roles of primary and secondary settlement of blue mussels (Mytilus spp.). Marine Ecology Progress Series 481:133-146
  • Loreau, M., Daufresne, T., Gonzalez, A., Gravel, D., Guichard, F., Leroux, S., Loeuille, N., Massol, F., Mouquet, N. (2013). Unifying sources and sinks in ecology, evolution and Earth sciences. Biological Reviews doi: 10.1111/brv.12003
  • Lacoursière-Roussel, A., McKindsey, C.W., Bock, D., Cristescu, M., Guichard, F., Girard P. Legendre, P. (2012). Disentangling invasion processes in a dynamic shipping-boating network. Molecular Ecology 21:4227-4241
  • Lacoursière-Roussel, A.,  B.M. Forrest, F. Guichard, R.F. Piola and C.W. McKindsey (2012) Modeling biofouling from boat and source characteristics: A comparative study between Canada and New Zealand. Biological Invasions 14:2301-2413
  • Kerr, K.A., J.H. Christy, R. Collin and F. Guichard (2012). Reducing error in reproductive timing caused by temperature variation: Interspecific differences in behavioural adjustment by fiddler crabs. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 459:1-16 (Featured Article)
  • Pillai, P. and Guichard, F. (2012). Competition-Colonization Trade-offs, Competitive Uncertainty, and the Evolutionary Assembly of Species. PLoS One 7(3):e33566
  • Le Corre, N., Johnson, L.E. and Guichard, F. (2012). Connectivity as a tool to manage coastal ecosystems in changing oceans. in: Oceanography. Intech Publisher.
  • Puebla, O., Bermingham, E. and Guichard, F. (2012). Pairing dynamics and the origin of species. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 279:1085-1092. *Book cover photo and credit
  • Largaespada, C., Guichard, F., and Archambault (2012). Meta-ecosystem engineering: Nutrient fluxes reveal intra-specific and inter-specific feedbacks in fragmented mussel beds. Ecology 93:324-333.
  • Xue, J.Z., Costopoulos, A., and Guichard, F. (2011). Choosing fitness-enhancing innovations can be detrimental under fluctuating environments. PLoS One 6(1):e26770
  • Gravel, D., Hochberg, M., and Guichard, F. (2011). Species coexistence in a variable world. Ecology Letters 14(8):828-839
  • Gravel, D., Canard, E., Guichard, F., Mouquet, N. (2011). Persistence increases with diversity and connectance in trophic metacommunities. PLoS One 6(5):e19374
  • Puebla, O., Bermingham, E. and Guichard, F. (2011). Perspective: matching, mate choice and speciation. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51:485-491
  • Jessen, S., K. Chan, I. Côté, P. Dearden, E. De Santo, M.J. Fortin, F. Guichard, W. Haider,
    G. Jamieson, D.L. Kramer, A. McCrea-Strub, M. Mulrennan, W.A. Montevecchi, J. Roff,
    A. Salomon, J. Gardner, L. Honka, R. Menafra and A. Woodley. (2011). Science-based Guidelines for MPAs and MPA Networks in Canada. Vancouver: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. 58 pp.
  • Marleau, J., Guichard, F., Mallard, F. and Loreau, M. (2010). Nutrient flows between ecosystems can destabilize simple food chains. Journal of Theoretical Biology 266:162-174
  • Gravel, D., Mouquet, N., Loreau, M., and Guichard, F. (2010). Patch dynamics, persistence and species coexistence in metaecosystems. The American Naturalist 176: 289-302
  • Bailey, K.M, Ciannelli, L., Hunsicker, M., Rindorf, A., Neuenfeldt, S., Mollmann, C., Guichard, F., and Huse, G. (2010). Comparative analysis of marine ecosystems: workshop on predator-prey interactions. Biology Letters 6(5):579-581
  • Gouhier, T.C., Guichard, F. And Menge, B.A. (2010). Ecological processes can synchronize marine population dynamics over continental scales. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 107:8281-8286
  • Anand, M., Gonzalez, A., Guichard, F., Kolasa, J. and Parrott, L. (2010) Ecological Systems as Complex Systems: Challenges for an Emerging Science. Diversity 2(3): 395-410
  • Gravel, D., Guichard, F., Loreau, M. and Mouquet, N. (2010). Source and sink dynamics in metaecosystems. Ecology 91: 2172-2184
  • Gouhier, T.C., Guichard, F. and Gonzalez, A. (2010). Synchrony and stability of food webs in metacommunities. The American Naturalist 175:E16-E34
  • Nguyen-Quang, T. and Guichard, F. (2010). The role of bioconvection in plankton population with thermal stratification. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos 20(6): 1761-1778
  • Nguyen-Quang, T., Nguyen, T.H. and Guichard, F. (2010). Spatial Pattern Formation of Motile Microorganisms:from Gravitactic Bioconvection to Protozoan Culture Dynamics. In: Porous Media: Applications in Biological Systems and Biotechnology.
  • Puebla, O., Bermingham, E. and Guichard, F. (2009). Estimating dispersal from genetic isolation by distance in a coral reef fish (Hypoplectrus puella). Ecology 90:3087-3098
  • Smith, G.K., Guichard, F., Petrovic, F. and McKindsey, C. (2009). Using spatial statistics to infer scales of demographic connectivity between populations of the blue mussel, Mytilus spp. Limnology and Oceanography 54(3): 970-977
  • Nguyen Quang, T., Nguyen, T.H., Guichard, F., Nicolau, A., Szatmari, G., LePalec, G., Dusser, M., Lafossee, J., Bonnet, J.-L., Bohatier, J. (2009). Two dimensional gravitactic bioconvection of Tetrahymena pyriformis protozoan culture. Zoological Science 26:54-65
  • Guichard, F. and Peterson, G. (2009). Ecological cross-scale interactions: implications for managed coastal ecosystems. In: McLoed, K. and Leslie, H. Ecosystem-based management for the Oceans: Applying Resilience Thinking. Island Press.
  • Puebla, O., Bermingham, E., and Guichard, F. (2008). Population genetic analyses of Hypoplectrus coral reef fishes provide evidence that local processes are operating during the early stages of marine adaptive radiations. Molecular Ecology 17:1405-1415
    See: News and Views by Salzburger W. (2008) To be or not to be a hamlet pair in sympatry. Molecular Ecology 17:1397-1399
  • Petrovic, F. and Guichard, F. (2008). Scales of Mytilus spp. population dynamics: the importance of adult displacement and aggregation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 356:203-214
  • Guichard, F. and Steenweg, R. (2008). Intrinsic and extrinsic causes of spatial variability across scales in a metacommunity. Journal of Theoretical Biology 250: 113-124
  • Binning, S., Mavromatis, C., and Guichard, F. (2007). Density-dependent succession in Caribbean seagrass communities. MSUR Journal. 2(1):28-31.
  • Maser, G., Guichard, F. and McCann, K.S. (2007). Weak trophic interactions and the balance of enriched metacommunities. Journal of Theoretical Biology 247:337-345

    Puebla, O., Bermingham, E., Guichard, F., and Whiteman, E. (2007). Colour pattern as a single trait driving speciation in Hypoplectrus coral reef fishes? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 274:1265-1271.

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  • Gouhier, T., and Guichard, F. (2007). Local disturbance cycles and the maintenance of heterogeneity across scales in marine metapopulations. Ecology 88(3):647-657
  • Tewfik, A., Guichard, F. and McCann, K.S. (2007). Influence of acute and chronic disturbance on macrophyte landscape zonation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 335:111-121
  • Mavromatis, C., Binning, S., and Guichard, F. (2006). Successional dynamics in seagrass communities. MSUR Journal 1:27-29.
  • Guichard, F. (2005). Interaction strength and extinction risk in a metacommunity. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 272:1571-1576
  • Pascual, M., and Guichard, F. (2005) Criticality and disturbance in spatial ecological systems. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20(2):88-95
  • Guichard, F., Levin, S.A., Hastings, A., and Siegel, D. (2004). Toward a dynamic metacommunity approach to marine reserve theory. BioScience 54(11):1003-1011
  • http://www.f1000biology.com/article/id/1024360/evaluation
  • Guichard, F. (2004). Competition landscapes: scaling up local biotic and abiotic processes in heterogeneous environments. Theoretical Population Biology 66:101-111
  • Guichard, F., Halpin, P., Allison, G., Lubchenco, J. and Menge, B.A. (2003). Mussel disturbance dynamics: signatures of oceanographic forcing from local interactions. The American Naturalist 161(6):889-904
  • Pascual, M., Roy, M., Guichard, F. and Flierl G. (2002). Cluster size distributions: signatures of self-organization in spatial ecologies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 357:657-666
  • Guichard, F., Bourget, E. and Robert, J.-L. (2001). Scaling the influence of topographic heterogeneity on intertidal benthic communities: alternative trajectories mediated by hydrodynamics and shading. Marine Ecology Progress Series 217:27-41
  • Guichard, F., Bourget, E., and Agnard, J.-P. (2000) High resolution remote sensing of intertidal ecosystems: a low-cost technique to link scale-dependent patterns and processes. Limnology & Oceanography 45(2):328-338
  • Monasse, P., Guichard, F. (2000) Scale-space from a level lines tree. Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation 11(2): 224-236
  • Guichard, F. and Bourget, E. (2000) The emergence of patterns in complex intertidal landscapes. ICES Cooperative Research Report. 240:64
  • Guichard, F. and Bourget, E. (1998) Topographic heterogeneity, hydrodynamics, and benthic community structure: a scale-dependent cascade. Marine Ecology Progress Series 171:59-70
Last update: Sept. 14, 2017