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CAMILLE E. DEFRENNE

Plant ecologist specialized in belowground ecosystems

 

BIO

At age 7, I promised myself to be a paleontologist. I am now digging soil, not looking for dinosaurs’ bones, admittedly, but looking for somethings equally fascinating: roots and mycorrhizal fungi. After getting an engineer diploma in Agronomy in France, I got my PhD in Forestry, under the supervision of Dr. Suzanne Simard, at the University of British Columbia, Canada. I then joined the Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to work with Dr. Colleen Iversen and unravel root and mycorrhizal fungal dynamics in a warming peatland.

Credit: Watercolor by Sora Hasler

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2020

FINE-ROOT FUNCTIONAL TRAITS RESPONSES TO EXPERIMENTAL WARMING: A GLOBAL META-ANALYSIS

Wang et al. in prep

2020

INCREASING ARIDITY IS NEGATIVELY ASSOCIATED WITH CARBON STORAGE, PRODUCTIVITY AND BIODIVERSITY OF MATURE DOUGLAS-FIR FORESTS ACROSS BRITISH COLUMBIA

W. Jean Roach, Suzanne W. Simard, Camille E. Defrenne, Brian J. Pickles and Les M. Lavkulich

Under review

2020

EFFECTS OF CLEARCUTTING AND PARTIAL CUTTING OF DOUGLAS-FIR FORESTS ON CARBON STOCKS AND BIODIVERSITY.

W. Jean Roach, Suzanne W. Simard, Camille E. Defrenne, Brian J. Pickles and Les M. Lavkulich

In prep

2019

FINE-ROOT MORPHOLOGICAL TRAIT VARIATION
IN TROPICAL FOREST ECOSYSTEMS: AN EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS

Shalom D. Addo-Danso; Camille E. Defrenne; M. Luke McCormack; Ivika Ostonen; Abigail Addo-Danso; Ernest G. Foli; Kira A. Borden; Marney E. Isaac and Cindy E. Prescott. 2019. Plant Ecology

The online version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11258-019-00986-1

2019

INTRASPECIFIC FINE-ROOT TRAIT-ENVIRONMENT RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS INTERIOR DOUGLAS-FIR FORESTS OF WESTERN CANADA

Camille E. Defrenne; M. Luke McCormack; W. Jean Roach; Shalom D. Addo-Danso and Suzanne W. Simard. Plants 2019, 8, 199; doi:10.3390/plants8070199

2019

SHIFTS IN ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGAL COMMUNITIES AND EXPLORATION TYPES RELATE TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND FINE-ROOT TRAITS ACROSS INTERIOR DOUGLAS-FIR FORESTS OF WESTERN CANADA

Camille E. Defrenne; Timothy J. Philpott; Shannon H. A. Guichon; W. Jean Roach; Brian J. Pickles and Suzanne W. Simard. Front. Plant Sci. 10:643. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00643

2016

DISTURBANCE LEGACY ON SOIL CARBON STOCKS AND STABILITY WITHIN A COASTAL TEMPERATE FOREST OF SOUTHWESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Camille E. Defrenne; Julie E. Wilson; Suzanne W. Simard, Les M. Lavkulich. Open Journal of Forestry, 2016, 6, 305-323 http://www.scirp.org/journal/ojf ISSN Online: 2163-0437 ISSN Print: 2163-0429

OUTREACH

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AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION UP-GOER FIVE CHALLENGE

Fall 2019

View the full talk HERE 

GOOGLE'S ANNUAL DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

October 10, 2019

I got invited as a guest speaker at the workshop 'Towards Resilient Systems' of the SPAN Google conference in NYC.

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NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE ON LIVE TREE STUMPS

July 25, 2019 - Tennessee, USA

I had the opportunity to comment on this very interesting study

THE RULE OF THE TREES - TANIA WILLARD

February 2019 -  British Columbia, Canada

Fruitful collaboration with the Aboriginal artist Tania Willard.

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