Welcome to the Laforest Lab at Université de Sherbrooke
Figure 1. Our research provides an integrative understanding of the extrinsic (environment- and host-related) and intrinsic factors (microbe-microbe interactions and their retroactions on host phenotype and fitness) that determine host microbial community assembly, diversity, resilience, and resistance to pathogens.
Figure 2. A multi-trophic (plant and bacteria) structural equation model showing significant drivers of both microbial diversity and plant community productivity published by Laforest-Lapointe et al. (2017) in Nature.
Figure 3. Plant-Microbe Interactions Are Involved in and Impacted by Global Change A) Summary of characteristics and drivers of plant-microbe interactions. B-D) Plant-microbe interactions are impacted by stresses related to global change: B) urbanization, C) range shifts, and D) climate change.