Steven Kembel

Steven Kembel

Département des sciences biologiques

Poste : Professeur

Courriel :

Téléphone : (514) 987-3000 poste 5855

Local : SB-2920

Informations générales

Cheminement académique

2012 - 2015 Professeur régulier - Chaire de recherche du Canada en microbiomes des plantes
Département des sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal
2009 - 2012 Chercheur associé - Institute of Ecology & Evolution,
University of Oregon
2007 - 2008 Chercheur postdoctoral CRSNG
Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Liens d’intérêt

Enseignement et supervision

O’Dwyer, J.P., Kembel, S.W. et Sharpton, T.J. (2015). Backbones of evolutionary history test biodiversity theory for microbes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(27), 8356–8361.

NESCent Working Group on the Evolutionary Biology of the Built Environment. (2015). Evolution of the indoor biome. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 30(4), 223–232.

Peres-Neto. P.R. et Kembel, S.W. (2015). Phylogenetic gradient analysis: environmental drivers of phylogenetic variation across ecological communities. Plant Ecology, 216(5), 709–724.

Morlon, H., O'Connor, T.K., Bryant, J.A., et al. (2015). The Biogeography of Putative Microbial Antibiotic Production. PLoS ONE, 10(6), e0130659.

Kembel, S.W., Meadow, J.F., O’Connor, T.K., et al. (2014). Architectural design drives the biogeography of indoor bacterial communities. PLoS ONE, 9(1), e87093.

Meadow, J.F., Altrichter, A.E., Kembel, S.W., et al. (2014). Bacterial communities on classroom surfaces vary with human contact. Microbiome, 2, 7.

Vellend, M., Lajoie, G., Bourret, A., Múrria, C., Kembel, S.W. et Garant, D. (2014). Drawing ecological inferences from coincident patterns of population- and community-level biodiversity. Molecular Ecology, 23(12), 2890–2901.

Meadow, J.F., Altrichter, A.E., Kembel, S.W., et al. (2014). Indoor airborne bacterial communities are influenced by ventilation, occupancy, and outdoor air source. Indoor Air, 24(1), 41–48.

Kembel, S.W. et Mueller, R.C. (2014). Plant traits and taxonomy drive host associations in tropical phyllosphere fungal communities. Botany, 92(4), 303–311.

Kembel, S.W., O’Connor, T.K., Arnold, H..K., et al. (2014). Relationships between phyllosphere bacterial communities and plant functional traits in a neotropical forest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(38), 13715–13720.

Baldeck, C.A., Kembel, S.W., Harms, K.E., et al. (2013). A taxonomic comparison of local habitat niches of tropical trees. Oecologia, 173(4), 1491–1498.

Maurer, B.A., Kembel, S.W., Rominger, A.J. et McGill, B.J. (2013). Estimating metacommunity extent using data on species abundances, environmental variation, and phylogenetic relationships across geographic space. Ecological Informatics, 13, 114–122.

Craine, J.M., Ocheltree, T.W., Nippert, J.B., et al. (2013). Global diversity of drought tolerance and grassland climate-change resilience. Nature Climate Change, 3(1), 63–67.

Ladau, J., Sharpton, T.J., Finucane, M.M., et al. (2013). Global marine bacterial diversity peaks at high latitudes in winter. ISME Journal, 7(9), 1669–1677.

Kembel, S.W., Jones, E., Kline, J., et al. (2012). Architectural design influences the diversity and structure of the built environment microbiome. ISME Journal, 6(8), 1469–1479.

Craine, J.M., Wolkovich, E.M., Gene Towne, E. et Kembel, S.W. (2012). Flowering phenology as a functional trait in a tallgrass prairie. New Phytologist, 193(3), 673–682.

Kembel, S.W., Wu, M., Eisen, J.A. et Green, J.L. (2012). Incorporating 16S gene copy number information improves estimates of microbial diversity and abundance. PLoS Computational Biology, 8(10).

Burge, D.O., Jui, G., Kembel, S.S. et Zhukovsky, K. (2012). Microsatellite markers from Ceanothus roderickii (Rhamnaceae) using next-generation sequencing technology. American Journal of Botany, 99(3), e127–e130.

O'Dwyer, J.P., Kembel, S.W. et Green, J.L. (2012). Phylogenetic Diversity Theory Sheds Light on the Structure of Microbial Communities. PLoS Computational Biology, 8(12).

Burge, D.O., Erwin, D.M., Islam, M.B., et al. (2011). Diversification of Ceanothus (Rhamnaceae) in the California Floristic province. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 172(9), 1137–1164.

Sargent, R.D., Kembel, S.W., Emery, N.C., Forrestel, E.J. et Ackerly, D.D. (2011). Effect of local community phylogenetic structure on pollen limitation in an obligately insect-pollinated plant. American Journal of Botany, 98(2), 283–289.

Craine, J.M., Nippert, J.B., Towne, E.G., et al. (2011). Functional consequences of climate change-induced plant species loss in a tallgrass prairie. Oecologia, 165(4), 1109–1117.

Kembel, S.W. et Cahill Jr., J.F. (2011). Independent evolution of leaf and root traits within and among temperate grassland plant communities. PLoS ONE, 6(6).

Fine, P.V.A. et Kembel, S.W. (2011). Phylogenetic community structure and phylogenetic turnover across space and edaphic gradients in western Amazonian tree communities. Ecography, 34(4), 552–565.

Sharpton, T.J., Riesenfeld, S.J., Kembel, S.W., et al. (2011). PhyLOTU: A high-throughput procedure quantifies microbial community diversity and resolves novel taxa from metagenomic data. PLoS Computational Biology, 7(1).

Kembel, S.W., Eisen, J.A., Pollard, K.S. et Green, J.L. (2011). The phylogenetic diversity of metagenomes. PLoS ONE, 6(8).

Fine, P.V.A., Garca-Villacorta, R., Pitman, N.C.A., Mesones, I. et Kembel, S.W. (2010). A floristic study of the white-sand forests of Peru. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 97(3), 283–305.

Little, S.A., Kembel, S.W. et Wilf, P. (2010). Paleotemperature proxies from leaf fossils reinterpreted in light of evolutionary history. PLoS ONE, 5(12).

Cadotte, M.W., Jonathan Davies, T., Regetz, J., Kembel, S.W., Cleland, E. et Oakley, T.H. (2010). Phylogenetic diversity metrics for ecological communities: integrating species richness, abundance and evolutionary history. Ecology Letters, 13(1), 96–105.

Kembel, S.W., Cowan, P.D., Helmus, M.R., et al. (2010). Picante: R tools for integrating phylogenies and ecology. Bioinformatics, 26(11), 1463–1464.

Klepac-Ceraj, V., Lemon, K.P., Martin, T.R., et al. (2010). Relationship between cystic fibrosis respiratory tract bacterial communities and age, genotype, antibiotics and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Environmental Microbiology, 12(5), 1293–1303.

Kembel, S.W. (2009). Disentangling niche and neutral influences on community assembly: assessing the performance of community phylogenetic structure tests. Ecology Letters, 12(9), 949–960.

Sachs, J.L., Kembel, S.W., Lau, A.H. et Simms, E.L. (2009). In situ phylogenetic structure and diversity of wild Bradyrhizobium communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75(14), 4727–4735.

Lamb, E.G., Kembel, S.W. et Cahill Jr., J.F. (2009). Shoot, but not root, competition reduces community diversity in experimental mesocosms. Journal of Ecology, 97(1), 155–163.

Cavender-Bares, J., Kozak, K.H., Fine, P.V.A. et Kembel, S.W. (2009). The merging of community ecology and phylogenetic biology. Ecology Letters, 12(7), 693–715.

Cahill Jr., J.F., Kembel, S.W., Lamb, E.G. et Keddy, P.A. (2008). Does phylogenetic relatedness influence the strength of competition among vascular plants? Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 10(1), 41–50.

Webb, C.O., Ackerly, D.D. et Kembel, S.W. (2008). Phylocom: software for the analysis of phylogenetic community structure and trait evolution. Bioinformatics, 24(18), 2098–2100.

Kembel, S.W., Waters, I. et Shay, J.M. (2008). Short-term effects of cut-to-length versus full-tree harvesting on understorey plant communities and understorey-regeneration associations in Manitoba boreal forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 255(5-6), 1848–1858.

Cousens, R.D., Dale, M.R.T., Taylor, J., Law, R., Moerkerk, M. et Kembel, S.W. (2006). Causes of pattern in plant communities where environmental change is rapid and species longevity is short. Journal of Vegetation Science, 17(5), 599–614.[599:COPIPC]2.0.CO;2.

Kembel, S.W. et Hubbell, S.P. (2006). The phylogenetic structure of a neotropical forest tree community. Ecology, 87(sp7), S86–S99.[86:TPSOAN]2.0.CO;2.

Kembel, S.W. et Dale, M.R.T. (2006). Within-stand spatial structure and relation of boreal canopy and understorey vegetation. Journal of Vegetation Science, 17(6), 783–790.[783:WSSARO]2.0.CO;2.

F. Cahill Jr., J., Kembel, S.W. et Gustafson, D.J. (2005). Differential genetic influences on competitive effect and response in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Ecology, 93(5), 958–967.

Kembel, S.W. et Cahill Jr., J.F. (2005). Plant phenotypic plasticity belowground: A phylogenetic perspective on root foraging trade-offs. American Naturalist, 166(2), 216–230.

Waters, I., Kembel, S.W. et Gingras, J.-F. (2004). Short-term effects of cut-to-length versus full-tree harvesting on conifer regeneration in jack pine, mixedwood, and black spruce forests in Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 34(9), 1938–1945.

  • Conférence 'keynote' invité, 'Using metagenomics to model community assembly in the plant microbiome', European Congress on Computational Biology, Strasbourg, France, 2014
  • Conférence plénière invité, 'Ecological and evolutionary associations between plants and leaf-associated microbial communities', Canadian Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting, Laval, QC, 2013.
Services à la collectivité

2015- Comité de révision du tronc commun pour le baccalauréat en biologie
2014- Comité de relancement de laboratoire de l'Institut des sciences de l'environnement
2014- Comité institutionnel des risques biologiques
2014-2015 Comité demande d'évaluation de note
2013-2015 Comité activités sociales du département des sciences biologiques
2013-2015 Comité du diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées (DESS) en bioinformatique

Intérêts de recherche

Département des sciences biologiques

Le Département des sciences biologiques de l’UQAM est l’un des départements les plus dynamiques au Canada, profitant d’un des plus haut taux de subventions de recherche. La plupart de ses chercheurs sont regroupés au sein d’équipes de recherche de pointe en écologie, santé environnementale et toxicologie, et biotechnologies.


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