Clément Hardy

PhD
Comparison of the long-term and large-scale effects of even-aged and uneven-aged forest management methods.
Université du Québec à Montréal

Emploi étudiant
Taking into account changes in terrestrial albedo linked to forest operations in the radiative balance of Quebec forests.
Ministère des Forêts, Faune et Parcs du Québec

Director: Élise Filotas
Codirector: Christian Messier

       

Animation of forest roads simulated
with the FRS module.

🔬 PhD RESEARCH SUBJECT

My PhD stubject concerns the effects of the so-called "uneven-aged" forest management on forest landscapes.

Uneven-aged management is a type of forest management that tends to maintain a heterogeneous age structure within forest stands. To do this, it is possible to make repeated cuts within a forest stand, during which we will carefully choose part of the trees in the stand to be cut.

Different studies have shown that this type of management could conserve a better supply of different ecosystem services (e.g. carbon storage, biodiversity, visual acceptability) than even-aged management. Meanwhile, Even-aged management (e.g. clearcuts), is more traditionally used in North America. It makes it possible to harvest more biomass per unit area than uneven-aged management.

It is therefore important to know what the effects of uneven management may be, when it is used to replace even-aged management. However, looking at things at the stand level is not enough. In particular, it is at the scale of the landscape that other effects not visible at the scale of the settlement can appear and be taken into account.

I am currently working on the comparison of the effects of even-aged and uneven-aged methods on the fragmentation and composition of landscapes. To do this, I work with the forest landscape simulation model LANDIS-II , for which I developed an extension allowing to dynamically simulate the construction of forest roads, the FRS module .

Ultimately, my research will be able to explore other impacts of even-aged methods on forest landscapes, on carbon emissions (linked to the movement of workers and forestry equipment), and on various ecosystem services.


🧰 TOOLS AND WORKSHOPS

You can find these on my GitHub page :  .


The Université Pierre et Marie
Curie in Paris seen from the sky.

🎓 FORMATION

  • 2014 - 2016 : Master degree in Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution (Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris, France)
  • 2010 - 2014 : Licence degree in Life Sciences (Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris, France)
  • 2007 - 2010 : Baccalauréat – Science specialization (Lycée Montesquieu – Herblay, France)

🌍 EXPERIENCE IN ECOLOGY

  • September 2018 - May 2019 : Teaching assistant
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montréal, Québec
Supervisors : David Bird and Olivier Aubry (Professors at the UQAM)

Fieldwork in the mountains
of the french Pyrénées.
  • November 2016 - August 2017 : Fieldwork for a landscape genetics study concerning a population of pine marten (Martes martes) in the french Pyrénées mountains
Centre de Recherche et de Formation en Eco-Ethologie de l'Université de Reims (CERFE)
Supervisor : M. Mergey-Barbe, engineer at the CERFE
  • February 2016 - July 2016 : Analysis of data concerning the effect of village hunting pressure on mammals in the Congo Basin, Africa
Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), Montpellier, France
Supervisors : V. Grosbois, N. Gaidet-Drapier, researchers at the Reserch Unit "AGIRs" of the CIRAD
  • Spring 2015 : Processing and analysis of neophobia test data on the Collared Flycatcher, Ficedula albicollis
Laboratoire de Biométrie et de Biologie Evolutive (LBBE), CNRS 5558, Lyon, France
Supervisor : G. Daniel, PhD student
  • August 2014 : Volunteering in a turtle conservation and discovery center
SOPTOM - Village des Tortues, Gonfaron, France
Supervisors : Bernard Devaux (Director), Romain Levasseur (Intendant)

✒️ PUBLICATIONS

  • Houngbégnon, Fructueux GA, Daniel Cornelis, Cédric Vermeulen, Bonaventure Sonké, Stephan Ntie, Adeline Fayolle, Davy Fonteyn, et al. 2020. “Daily Activity Patterns and Co-Occurrence of Duikers Revealed by an Intensive Camera Trap Survey across Central African Rainforests.” Animals 10 (12): 2200.

📣 SCIENCE COMMUNICATION


Talks at the CEF colloque
of 2019 in Chicoutimi.
  • Annual conference of the International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) - Virtual
    Clément Hardy, Christian Messier, Yan Boulanger, Dominic Cyr, Elise Filotas, August 2021
    🏆 1st prize of the best oral presentation - Long-term impacts of uneven-aged development on the quantity and fragmentation of old-growth forest in a landscape
  • Discovery workshop for students and researchers - Virtual
    Clément Hardy, August 2021
    Organization and open-source workshop 
  • Discovery workshop for students and researchers - Virtual
    Clément Hardy, July 2021
    Workshop to learn to use the FRS module for LANDIS-II 
  • 14th annual symposium of the Centre d’Étude de la Forêt (CEF) - Virtual
    Clément Hardy, Christian Messier, Yan Boulanger, Dominic Cyr, Elise Filotas, May 2021
    🏆 1st prize of the best oral presentation - Long-term impacts of uneven-aged development on the quantity and fragmentation of old-growth forest in a landscape
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences doctoral course : "Enhancing forest resilience for an uncertain future" - Virtual
    Clément Hardy, Christian Messier, Yan Boulanger, Dominic Cyr, Elise Filotas, May 2021
    Oral presentation - Long term impacts of uneven-aged management
  • 19th annual meeting of the North American Regional Association of the ​International Association for Landscape Ecology (NA-IALE) - Virtual
    Clément Hardy, Christian Messier, Elise Filotas, May 2020
    Oral presentation - The influence of forest road networks on the long term impacts of uneven-aged management
  • 10th annual symposium of the Centre de la Science de la Biodiversité du Québec (CSBQ) - Concordia university, Montréal, Québec
    Clément Hardy, Christian Messier, Elise Filotas, December 2019
    Oral presentation - Roads to conservation
  • 13th annual symposium of the Centre d’Étude de la Forêt (CEF) - Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, Québec
    Clément Hardy, Christian Messier, Elise Filotas, May 2019
    Poster - A new LANDIS-II module to study the effects of roads on forest landscapes
  • 9th annual symposium of the Centre de la Science de la Biodiversité du Québec (CSBQ) - Concordia university, Montréal, Québec
    Clément Hardy, Christian Messier, Elise Filotas, December 2018
    Oral presentation - How do I cut this forest landscape for you? - Influence of space tessellation methods on modeling in forest ecology

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