Line Rochefort has been a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at Université Laval since 1991. She graduated in biology from Université Laval Laval (B.Sc.) with a specialization in plant ecology, from the University of Alberta (M.Sc.) and from the University of Cambridge, UK (Ph.D.). She has been a visiting researcher at Harvard University, USA, University of Helsinki, Finland, and Cornell University, USA. Line Rochefort is the leader in ecological peatland restoration in Canada and one of the world's pioneers in this field. In 2019, she was appointed as the Canadian National Focal Point for the Scientific and Technical Review Panel of the Ramsar Convention.
Line Rochefort founded the Peatland Ecology Research Group in 1992. She is the instigator of a new field of research in the peat industry in Canada, namely the development of peatland restoration techniques after peat extraction. Her professional and academic career has led her to visit and evaluate, as an expert, a wide range of wetland restoration projects in over 40 countries. Since 2010, her research interests have diversified to include restoration of other ecosystems in addition to horticultural peatlands, including fens, swamps, infrastructure-degraded peatlands, gravel pits and sand pits.
Professor, Researcher, U. Laval
Actual research themes:
- Wetland management;
- Landscape ecology and peatland conservation;
- Long-term success of restored peatlands.
ExpertiseBiodiversité Écologie végétale Conservation et intégrité écologique Impacts anthropiques Paysages Milieux humides et tourbières
Pavillon Paul-ComtoisDépartement de phytologie
Faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation
2425, rue de l'Agriculture
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
418-656-2131 extension : 13035
Fax : 418-656-7856
Bachelor's: Biologie, Université Laval (Canada)
Doctorate: Biologie végétale, Université Laval (Canada), 2002, including a training course at University of Helsinki (Finland)
Postdoctoral training: Biologie végétale, Université Laval (Canada), 2002-2003
Personal Web site at "Département de phytologie" of Université Laval
Personal Web site at "Centre d'études nordiques"
Member of "Centre d'études nordiques"
Member of "Institut Hydro-Québec en environnement, développement et société"