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Étienne Laliberté
Full professor
Department of biological sciences - University of Montreal
Adjunct professor
University of West Autralia | UWA - Perth, Australia
Professor and researcher
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale

Plant functional ecology

Birnbaum, C., A. Bissett, F.P. Teste et E. Laliberté. 2018. Symbiotic N2-fixe...

We seek to understand which plants grow where, and why. We study plant traits to understand how vegetation adapts to environmental changes. We develop approaches for remotely sensing plant biodiversity to support conservation.

Keywords: Plant functional ecology • Plant community and terrestrial ecosystem ecology • Spectranomics • Remote sensing of plant biodiversity • Plant-soil interactions


Canada Research Chair in Plant Functional Biodiversity

CABO Project - Canadian Airborne Biodiversity Observatory


Research team and collaborators
Jérémy Goimard, DevOps
Guillaume Larocque, programmor
Carole Sinou, data manager

Lab coordinator
Sabrina Demers-Thibeault

Postdoctoral fellows
Alexis Carteron
Johanna Jantzen
Anna Katharina Schweiger
Shan Kothari

Ph.D. students
Xavier Guilbeault-Mayers
Vlad Parasquive, co-supervision with Jacques Brisson

M.Sc. students
Léo Benoit-Charest
Antoine Caron-Guay
Myriam Cloutier
Alice Gravel
Maria Juliana Pardo Losada
Charles Picard-Krashevski
Ariane Roberge


BIO-1803: Écologie et Environnement
BIO-3753: Stage d’écologie végétale

Job offer in Étienne Laliberté's laboratory
A position of part-time research assistant in Étienne Laliberté’s laboratory has just opened. The schedule will vary according to tasks to be done, for a total of 180 hours between 3 February and 29 April...
Job offer in Étienne Laliberté's laboratory
A position of research assistant in Étienne Laliberté’s laboratory has just opened. The position is part time, from 5 November to 17 December 2021, for a total of 126 hours at the rate of 20...
Etienne Laliberté, among the most cited professors
For the second consecutive year, the IRBV’s Étienne Laliberté is among the most cited professors in their field of research, according to Web Of Science. Étienne makes the list in the “Cross-field” category. Congratulations Étienne!
Étienne Laliberté publishes in Science
Our collegue Étienne Laliberté has an article for which he is co-author just published in the prestigious magazine Science. The article, titled Plants sustain the terrestrial silicon cycle during ecosystem retrogression, stems from research done...
Etienne Laliberté, one of UdeM's most cited professors
The IRBV’s Etienne Laliberté is featured in the short list of the 4 Université de Montréal professors with the most citations in the world. For more information, see this article recently published in UdeM Nouvelles.
4 M$ grant by the NSERC to Étienne Laliberté
Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan announced last week that 4 M$ would be invested in the research project taking place at the Canadian Airborne Biodiversity Observatory (CABO). The project brings together researchers from...
Étienne Laliberté acknowledged by the Royal Society of Canada
It is with great pride and pleasure that we are announcing that professor Étienne Laliberté was selected as a member of the Class of 2017 of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars,...
Etienne Laliberté awarded International Recognition of Professional Excellence
The International Ecology Institute jury chaired by professor William Sutherland has elected Etienne Laliberté as winner of the IRPE prize. This International Recognition of Professional Excellence prize honors a young ecologist (not older than 40...
Étienne Laliberté article in Science
A team of researchers from Australia, Canada, Sweden and Panama, led by professor Étienne Laliberté from the IRBV, has just published in the prestigious magazine Science an article titled “Plant-soil feedback and the maintenance of...