Numerical Ecology

Members of the lab

From left to right: Daniel Borcard, Pierre Legendre, Pedro Peres-Neto and Stéphane Dray.
Picture: Bernard Lambert, Direction des communications, Université de Montréal.


Leçon de clôture, Une brève histoire du développement de l’Écologie numérique.

Interview with Pierre Legendre about his highly cited paper Ecology 74: 1659-1673 (1993).

Interview with Louis and Pierre Legendre (in French)

English-French vocabulary of numerical ecology and statistics

CCA Bibliograpy: documenting the use of CCA in numerous papers, by John Birks.

Awards and Distinctions

Scientific prizes

  • Laureate of the 2019 Alexander von Humboldt Medal for Excellence in Vegetation Science of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS), " for his valuable contributions in the field of numerical ecology".
  • Adrien-Pouliot prize for scientific cooperation with France, Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas), October 22, 2015
  • Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution President’s Award 2013
  • Laureate of the Canadian Council of University Biology Chairs Career Achievement Award, 2012.
  • Prix du Québec - Prix Marie-Victorin 2005
  • Laureate of the Twentieth Century Distinguished Service Award “for outstanding contribution to the synergistic development and direction of statistics, ecology, environment and society” awarded by the Ninth Lukacs Symposium “Frontiers of Environmental and Ecological Statistics for the 21st Century”, Bowling Green State University, Ohio.
  • Recipient of the Distinguished Statistical Ecologist Award of the International Congress of Ecology - (INTECOL) in 1994 and, in 1995, of the Romanowski Medal (environmental science) of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Recipient of the Michel-Jurdant prize for Environment Sciences, Association canadienne-française pour l'Avancement des Sciences (ACFAS), for 1986

Teaching prizes

Other distinctions