There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,

There is a rapture on the lonely shore,

There is society, where none intrudes,

By the deep sea, and music in its roar:

I love not man the less, but nature more.

- George Gordon Byron

Clément Hardy

Clément Hardy

PhD student in forest ecology

Université du Québec à Montréal

📜 Biography

I am a PhD student at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). I currently work on the long term and large scale impacts of uneven-aged forest management on forest ecosystems, which made me devellop several open-source tools for researchers.

I also work with the Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parks (MFFP) of Québec as a student consultant on the impact of changes in surface albedo following forestry operations.

Due to the nature of my research and hobbies, I develloped through time skills in programming, management, organisation and leadership. I tend to hone those skills by develloping and supporting open-source software, and by helping different groups and projects with whom I collaborate in and out of my professional life.

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  • Forest ecology
  • Social-ecosystems
  • Landscape connectivity
  • History
  • Ethics
  • Productivity tools
  • Photography
  • Video-games
  • PhD in forest ecology, ongoing

    Université du Québec à Montréal

  • Master degree in Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution, 2016

    Université Pierre et Marie Curie

  • Licence degree in Life Sciences, 2014

    Université Pierre et Marie Curie

  • Baccalauréat – Science specialization, 2010

    Lycée Montesquieu

🎯 Skills

Science communication
Time management
Knowledge management

💡 Experience

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
PhD student
Oct 2017 – Present Montréal, Québec
Studying the long term impacts of uneven-aged forest management through spatially explicit modelling.
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Teaching assistant
Sep 2018 – May 2019 Montréal, Québec
Preparing and dispensing directed field work and experiments in a introductory class about ecology.
Centre de Recherche et de Formation en Eco-Ethologie de l'Université de Reims (CERFE)
Fieldwork assistant
Nov 2016 – Aug 2017 French Pyrénées mountains
Fieldwork for a landscape genetics study concerning the populations of pine marten (Martes martes) in a large area of the Pyrénées mountains in France.
Analysis of data concerning the effect of village hunting pressure on mammals in the Congo Basin, Africa.
Processing and analysis of neophobia test data on the Collared Flycatcher, Ficedula albicollis.
SOPTOM - Village des Tortues
Aug 2014 – Aug 2014 Gonfaron, France
Volunteering in a turtle conservation and discovery center; care to the animals, cleaning duties, guided tours, night surveillance.

✒ Publications

(2022). Is Veganism the best way to reduce carbon emissions?. Skeptical Science.

Cite URL

(2020). Daily Activity Patterns and Co-Occurrence of Duikers Revealed by an Intensive Camera Trap Survey across Central African Rainforests. Animals.