Laurent Lamarque

I’m a PhD student working on tree invasions. I’ve been focusing on two maple tree species (Acer negundo and Acer platanoides) that were reciprocally introduced into the other’s native range. Using a biogeographical approach, I tested local and regional patterns of invasion and assessed whether introduced populations have diverged from their native conspecifics in various life-history traits. Further investigations I’d like to conduct involve studying adaptive evolution of invasive tree populations and using them as models for the understanding of tree species’ adaptation to climate change.