Dr. Jeanne Portier

Dr. Jeanne Portier


Collaboratrice scientifica


Risorse e gestione forestale

Analisi delle risorse


Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


WSL Birmensdorf Bi HP C 63

Research interests

  • Statistical modelling of forest processes and 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 2021

Research scientist

Resource Analysis, WSL, Switzerland

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