Etienne Laliberté

Associate professor
department of biological sciences


Adjunct professor at UWA (Perth, Australia)


Plant functional ecology. Community and ecosystem ecology. Plant-soil interactions.


We study plant functional traits to better understand and predict plant species distributions along environmental gradients. We focus on soil fertility as a driving environmental variable and on plant traits related to nutrient acquisition and use. In particular, we study plant-soil interactions and their consequences on plant biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Our research helps to improve the restoration of degraded ecosystems.

Canada Research Chair in Plant Functional Biodiversity

Plus: Publications


  • Rosalie Beauchamp-Rioux, M.Sc. student
  • Alexis Carteron, Ph.D. student
  • Aurélie Dessain, M.Sc. student
  • Alizée Girard, M.Sc. student
  • Xavier Guilbeault-Mayers, Ph.D. student
  • Vlad Parasquive, Ph.D. student
    co-supervision Jacques Brisson
  • Kenny Png, Ph.D. student
    co-supervision H. Lambers, University of Western Australia
  • Alice Roy-Bolduc, Ph.D. student
    co-supervision Mohamed Hijri

above: 7-minute Youtube video by Felipe Albornoz on his article showing the influence of indigenous pathogens and ectomycorrhizes on competition between plants


  • BIO-1803: Écologie et Environnement
  • BIO-3753: Stage d’écologie végétale

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