André Bouchard

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Landscapes are complex systems that require a multiscale approach to fully understand, manage, and predict their behavior. Remote sensing technologies represent the primary data source for landscape analysis, but suffer from the modifiable areal unit problem (MAUP). To reduce the effects of MAUP when using remote sensing data for multiscale analysis we(More)
Niche processes and other spatial processes, such as dispersal, may simultaneously control beta diversity, yet their relative importance may shift across spatial and temporal scales. Although disentangling the relative importance of these processes has been a continuing methodological challenge, recent developments in multi-scale spatial and temporal(More)
The transformation of natural forest regeneration processes by human activities has created the need to develop and implement new models of forest management. Alternative silvicultural systems such as variable retention harvest, partial and patch cuts, and older forest management practices such as under-planting, are used in many forests around the world,(More)
This study examines how Choristoneura rosaceana male quality, as determined by larval diet, age and mating history, affects the reproductive success of both sexes. While the size of the spermatophore produced at first mating increased linearly with male age, the frequency of mating was significantly higher for middle-aged males (2–4 days old) than younger(More)
Over the last two decades, the scale-space community has developed into a reputable field in computer vision, yet its nontrivial mathematics (i.e. group invariance, differential geometry and tensor analysis) limit its adoption by a larger body of researchers and scientists, whose interests in multiscale analysis range from biomedical imaging to landscape(More)
Taking into consideration ecological aspects in land management requires an understanding of the processes and dynamics that create landscapes. To achieve this understanding demands that landscapes be studied as a biophysical and social reality, and that phenomena be analyzed within a historical perspective. Based on the research of a multidisciplinary team(More)
Seasonal and total primary productivity was measured for a Carex meadow in southern Quebec, Canada. Forty-five one-meter2 plots were sampled for dry weight biomass, species composition, structure (species density, diversity, height) and soil parameters including macronutrient concentrations (Ca, K, Mg, Na, N, P), pH, organic matter, and water depth. Shoot(More)
An ecological study of the Municipalité Régionale de Comté (MRC) du Haut-Saint-Laurent area, a highly disturbed landscape located south-west of Montréal (Québec), was carried out. The aim of this study was to establish links between indicator species of ecosystems and geomorphological features in a heavily disturbed background. Analysis to obtain the(More)
In the last few years, landscape researchers have sought to understand temporal and spatial patterns of landscape changes in order to develop comprehensive models of land cover dynamics. To do so, most studies have used similar methods to quantify structural patterns, usually by comparing various landscape structural indices through time. Whereas the(More)
We formulated and tested models of relationships among determinants of vegetation cover in two agroforested landscapes of eastern North America (Haut Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada) that differed by the spatial arrangement of their geomorphic features and intensity of agricultural activities. Our landscape model compared the woody plots of each landscape in(More)