Timothée Fouqueray

Université du Québec en Outaouais
Postdoctoral fellow candidate

Supervisor: Jérôme Dupras
Jean-François Bissonnette
Start: 2020-12-20
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Forests in an uncertain context: comparison of contrasting risk management strategies at the local and regional levels
Adaptation to climate change: Innovative adaptation strategies emerge to enhance forest resilience to climate change. But they are pointless if not based on the actual decision-making of forest owners and managers. My investigations focus on the drivers of foresters' changes of practices: What do foresters already do? What will they do? Forest landowners already experience multiple drivers of global change. They face a first decision: do nothing and keep managing as usual, stop managing or adapt their management practices. Then, if they adapt, they have multiple options ranging from slight changes of their current management (eg., shortening rotation lenght) to significant transformations (eg., moving to irregular shelterwood, or start non-timber forest activities). Similar to any behavioral change, their decision-making is not purely rational, and weaves together emotional, cognitive and perception stakes. This post-doctoral project is part of an interdisciplinary project on an adaptation stragegy based on species functional traits and network theory to characterise forest landscape resilience to natural disturbances. It involves ecological modellers from Québec and Belgium (Christian Messier, Quentin Ponette , Mathieu Jonard and Núria Aquilué Junyent), and social science researchers (Jérôme Dupras and Jean-François Bissonnette ). I develop three research activities : - a state of the art of current adaptation changes operated by forest owners across Québec and Canada - the conception of mental models of foresters' adaptation to climate changes - collective workshops criticizing and improving the outputs of the mental models, in order to build bayesian beliefs networks of foresters' choices when faced with different scenarios of climate changes and adaptation possibilities. The main outcomes of the project will be an increased understanding of how forest landlords reach their decision regarding adaptation to climate changes. This will contribute to the refinement of how modellers parameterize and simulate forest dynamics under varying management scenarios.


foresterie, changements climatiques, adaptations, Quebec, Wallonie, modèles mentaux, interdisciplinarité


1- Managed retreat of settlements and infrastructures: ecological restoration as an opportunity to overcome maladaptive coastal development in France
Fouqueray, Timothée, Michel Trommetter, Nathalie Frascaria-Lacoste
2018 Restoration Ecology

2- Efficient, Sustainable, and Multifunctional Carbon Offsetting to Boost Forest Management: A Comparative Case Study
Fouqueray, Timothée, Lucile Génin, Michel Trommetter, Nathalie Frascaria-Lacoste
2021 Forests

3- Social sciences have so much more to bring to climate studies in forest research: a French case study
Fouqueray, Timothée, Nathalie Frascaria-Lacoste
2020 Annals of Forest Science

4- Maternal Effects on Anogenital Distance in a Wild Marmot Population
Timothée D. Fouqueray, Daniel T. Blumstein, Raquel Monclús, Julien G. A. Martin
2014 PLoS ONE

5- The calm before the storm: How climate change drives forestry evolutions
Fouqueray, Timothée, Antoine Charpentier, Michel Trommetter, Nathalie Frascaria-Lacoste
2020 Forest Ecology and Management

6- Linking Darwin’s naturalisation hypothesis and Elton’s diversity-invasibility hypothesis in experimental grassland communities
Feng, Yanhao, Timothée Donatien Fouqueray, Mark van Kleunen,
2019 Journal of Ecology

7- La thèse interdisciplinaire en sciences de l’environnement, des défis à relever et des opportunités à saisir : regards de doctorants
Chassé, Pierre, Sarah Cogos, Timothée Fouqueray
2020 Natures Sciences Sociétés

8- Un Parc Naturel Régional en apprentissage : enseignements d’une démarche d’adaptation aux changements climatiques des actions en faveur de la biodiversité
Bertrand, François, Timothée Fouqueray
2017 Norois