Clara Jean Louis

M.Sc. Student

  • 2015, B.Sc. (Planning and Environmental Protection), Quisqueya University - Port au Prince, Haïti
Biography

I did my undegraduate study in Planning (management) and Environmental protection at Quisqueya University (UniQ) in Haïti in the faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences ( FSAE). My academic research work for my bachelor’s degree won the Frederic Kébreau prize for the best research in agricultural science awarded by the FHARE Haiti foundation. I have experience in management and conservation of natural resources in natural areas protected in wetlands in Yucatàn in Mexico. Water and climate change impacts have so far appealed to me. Currently, I am a master researcher at the geography department of the MIL Campus at the AtmosBio Lab at the University of Montreal where I am doing a master in Environment and Sustainable Development, water management option. I am supervised by Oliver Sonnentag Director of the AtmosBio Lab and Co-supervised by Kénel Delusca Associate professor at the Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies of Haiti (ISTEAH). My research work is on ecological modelling and it is about reforestation in Haïti. It consists of the development of a species distribution model (SDM) (forest / fruit trees) which will likely guide the environment ministry in Haiti and technical and financial partners in future reforestation and afforestation programs. This is to provide decision-makers with a solid scientific basis that can help in the decision-making process of the local species to be favoured during reforestation campaigns in Haiti in a context of changing climatic conditions. This research project mainly seeks to identify potential future distribution areas local species.

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