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Dr. Jeanne Portier



scientific staff member


Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


Birmensdorf Bi HP C 63


Research interests

  • Statistical modelling of forest dynamics
  • Better understanding the influence of climate on background tree mortality in forests
  • Characterising near-natural forests using the Swiss National Forest Inventory data
  • Bridging tree diversity indicators between different inventories




Education and Experience

Since 2019

PostDoc, Project DivScaling

Resource Analysis, WSL, Switzerland

Since 2018

PostDoc, Project SessFor

Resource Analysis, WSL, Switzerland

2017 - 2018

Research Assistant on fire ecology

Centre for Forest Research, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

2012 - 2017

PhD in Environmental Science

Thesis: Activity, driving factors and consequences of wildfires in the boreal forests of Quebec at the interface between closed and open forests

Centre for Forest Research, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

2008 - 2010

Master in “Biodiversity, Ecology, Environment”

Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

  • Research project on climate in the Craiegieburn region of New Zealand: trends, periodicity and ecological implications (2010)

    Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua, Lincoln, New Zealand

  • Research project on the climate influence on tree regeneration dynamics of French Alps forests (2009)

    Cemagref, Grenoble, France

2005 - 2008

Bachelor in Biological Sciences

Université de Savoie, Chambéry, France