I’m a population geneticist focusing on issues surrounding phylogeography, biogeography and adaptive capacity of natural deciduous and coniferous tree populations.
I employ various tools of bioinformatics in addition to molecular genetics and biotechnology to identify evolutionary processes and their effects on population persistence. My research program often draws upon alpine and boreal forest tree species to illustrate past and present processes.
Currently, at UQAT I deepen my knowledge by evaluating Pinus cembra and Populus tremuloides populations from their distribution range periphery.
Genetic diversity of forest trees (Diversité génétique des arbres)
Endre Toth, Francine Tremblay, Johann Housset, Yves Bergeron, Christopher Carcaillet. Geographic isolation and climatic variability contribute to genetic differentiation in fragmented populations of the long-lived subalpine conifer Pinus cembra L. in the western Alps. 2019. BMC Evolutionary Biology 19:190 DOI : 10.1186/s12862-019-1510-4
Mathieu Latutrie, Endre Toth, Yves Bergeron, Francine Tremblay. Novel insights into the genetic diversity and clonal structure of natural trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) populations: A transcontinental study. 2019. J. of Biogeography 46(6):1124-1137 DOI : 10.1111/jbi.13574