Catherine Potvin, McGill University

Biology Professor Montreal, Quebec catherine.potvin@mcgill.ca Office: (514) 398-2292

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Over the years I have maintained scientific activities in three fairly distinct fields of research. The first is global change biology in which I have worked almost continuously since my Ph.D. at Duke University in 1985. This was a time when most people doubted of the reality of climate change!

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Bio/Research

Over the years I have maintained scientific activities in three fairly distinct fields of research. The first is global change biology in which I have worked almost continuously since my Ph.D. at Duke University in 1985. This was a time when most people doubted of the reality of climate change!

This main research interest of mine evolved from physiological ecology to the study of ecosystem functions. I am also actively involved at the policy level. A second important area of research has been biostatistics. As an ecologist, I am convinced of the importance of appropriate analytical tools to unveil patterns observed in nature. Furthermore, I have collaborated extensively with Indigenous peoples in Panama - especially the Embera. The work carried out in cooperation with them focuses on conservation of plants used in a traditional way and on sustainable land uses.



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