Journal Articles
  1. Gábor L, Moudrý V, Lecours V, Malavasi M, Barták V, Fogl M, Šímová P, Rocchini D & Václavík T: The effect of positional error on fine-scale species distribution models increases for specialist species. Ecography, 42, 1-14, 2019.

  2. Moudrý V, Lecours V, Malavasi M, Misiuk B, Gábor L, Gdulová K, Šímová P & Wild J: Potential pitfalls in rescaling digital terrain model-derived attributes for ecological studies. Ecological Informatics, 54 (100987), 1-9, 2019.

  3. Bachmann RW, Sharma S, Canfield Jr. D.E. & Lecours V:  The distribution and prediction of summer near-surface water temperatures in lakes of the coterminous United States and Southern Canada. Geosciences, 9(296), 1-14, 2019.

  4. Gábor L, Moudrý V, Barták V & Lecours V: How do species and data characteristics affect species distribution models and when to use environmental filtering? International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 1-18, 2019.

  5. Espriella M, Schaper T, Atchia A, Rose K & Lecours V: Habitat mapping of giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) and devil weed (Sargassum horneri) off the coast of Santa Catalina Island, California. McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal, 14, 34-39, 2019.

  6. Fiorentino D, Lecours V & Brey T: On the art of classification in spatial ecology: fuzziness as an alternative for mapping uncertainty. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6(231), 1-5, 2018.

  7. Lucieer V, Lecours V & Dolan MFJ: Charting the course for future developments in marine geomorphometry: an introduction to the special issue. Geosciences, 8(477), 1-9, 2018.

  8. Moudrý V, Lecours V, Gdulová K, Gábor L, Moudrá L, Kropáček J & Wild J: On the use of global DEMs in ecological modelling and the accuracy of new bare-earth DEMs. Ecological Modelling, 383, 3-9, 2018.

  9. Misiuk B, Lecours V & Bell T: A multiscale approach to mapping seabed sediments. PLoS ONE, 13(2):e0193647, 2018.

  10. Lecours V: On the use of maps and models in conservation and resource management (warning: results may vary). Frontiers in Marine Science, 4:288, 1-18, 2017.

  11. Lecours V, Devillers R, Edinger EN, Brown CJ & Lucieer VL: Influence of artefacts in marine digital terrain models on habitat maps and species distribution models: a multiscale assessment. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 3:4, 232-246, 2017.

  12. Lecours V, Devillers R, Lucieer VL & Brown CJ: Artefacts in marine digital terrain models: a multiscale analysis of their impact on the derivation of terrain attributes. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55(9): 5391-5406, 2017.

  13. Lecours V, Devillers R, Simms AE, Lucieer VL & Brown CJ: Towards a framework for terrain attribute selection in environmental studies. Environmental Modelling and Software, 89: 19-30, 2017.

  14. Lecours V, Brown CJ, Devillers R, Lucieer VL & Edinger EN: Comparing selections of environmental variables for ecological studies: a focus on terrain attributes. PLoS ONE, 11(12): e0167128, 2016.

  15. Lecours V, Dolan MFJ, Micallef A & Lucieer VL: A review of marine geomorphometry, the quantitative study of the seafloor. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20: 3207-3244, 2016.

  16. Lecours V, Devillers R, Schneider DC, Lucieer VL, Brown CJ & Edinger EN: Spatial scale and geographic context in benthic habitat mapping: review and future directions. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 535: 259-284, 2015.

Book Chapters
  1. Lecours V, Gábor L, Edinger E & Devillers R: Fine-scale habitat characterization of The Gully, the Flemish Cap, and the Orphan Knoll, Northwest Atlantic, with a focus on cold-water corals. In: Harris PT & Baker E (eds): Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat: GeoHab Atlas of Seafloor Geomorphic Features and Benthic Habitats (second edition), p. 735-751, 2019.

  2. Lecours V, Lucieer VL, Dolan MFJ & Micallef A: Recent and future trends in marine geomorphometry. In: Guth P, Grohmann CH & Peckham S (eds): Geomorphometry 2018, 2018.

  3. Kim K, Lecours V & Frederick PC: Using 3D micro-geomorphometry to quantify interstitial spaces of an oyster cluster. In: Guth P, Grohmann CH & Peckham S (eds): Geomorphometry 2018, 2018.

  4. Lecours V, Lucieer VL, Dolan MFJ & Micallef A: An ocean of possibilities: applications and challenges of marine geomorphometry. In: Jasiewicz J, Zwolinski Z, Mitasova H & Hengl T (eds): Geomorphometry for Geosciences, p. 23-26, 2015.

  5. Lecours V, Simms A, Devillers R, Lucieer VL & Edinger EN: Finding the best combinations of terrain attributes and GIS software for meaningful terrain analysis. In: Jasiewicz J, Zwolinski Z, Mitasova H & Hengl T (eds): Geomorphometry for Geosciences, p. 133-136, 2015.

  6. Lecours V & Devillers R: Assessing the spatial data quality paradox in the deep-sea. In: Sieber R (ed.): Proceedings of Spatial Knowledge and Information - Canada (SKI-Canada) 2015, p. 1-8, 2015.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 
 

EDITOR-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Lecours V: Habitat mapping. In: Fath BD (ed.), Encyclopedia of Ecology, 2nd edition, volume 1, pp. 212-222, 2019.

  2. Lecours V: Understanding where land meets sea: spatial analysis of coastal environments. Frontiers of Biogeography, 10 (1-2): 1-2, 2018.

  3. Lecours V: Using remote sensing to map the Earth's last frontier - a recap of the 2018 GeoHab conference. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation Journal Blog, 2018.

  4. Lecours V: Exploring (part of) the hydrosphere, from above and below. Florida LakeWatch Newsletter, 78: 3-5, 2017.

  5. Micallef A, Lecours V, Dolan MFJ & Lucieer VL: Marine geomorphometry: overview and opportunities. Geophysical Reseach Abstracts, 18: EGU2016-6264, 2016.

  6. Lecours V & Devillers R: Méthodes optiques et acoustiques: les deux solitudes de la télédétection. Bulletin de l'AQT, 28: 10-11, 2014.

  7. Bagheri H & Lecours V: Benthic habitat mapping using high-resolution image mosaicking. Sea Technology, 53: 15-20, 2012.

REPORTS

  1. Misiuk, B & Lecours V: Mind the scale! Modeling at multiple scales to predict the distribution of sediment grain size for use in habitat mapping. In: Todd BJ, Brown CJ, Lacharité M, Gazzola V & McCormack E (eds), Program and Abstracts, 2017 GeoHab Conference, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8295, 122 p., 2017, doi: 10.4095/305398.

  2. Lecours V, Devillers R, Brown CJ, Lucieer VL & Edinger EN: Can we trust our habitat maps? Assessing map sensitivity for decision-making. In: Todd BJ, Brown CJ, Lacharité M, Gazzola V & McCormack E (eds), Program and Abstracts, 2017 GeoHab Conference, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8295, 122 p., 2017, doi: 10.4095/305398.

  3. Lecours V, Miles LL, Devillers R & Edinger EN: Data analysis towards the multiscale characterization of cold-water coral and sponge habitats in Canadian waters. Technical report submitted to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region, REQ. No. F6160-120010, 260 p., 2013.

 
Oral Presentations

  1. Lecours V & Espriella M: Testing new approaches for multiscale oyster mapping and monitoring. Third Oyster Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program (OIMMP) workshop, St. Petersburg, USA, October 9th-10th, 2019.

  2. Gábor L, Moudrý V, Lecours V, Malavasi M, Barták V & Václavík V: Does positional error affect fine-scale species distribution models? The International Society for Ecological Modelling Global Conference 2019, Salzburg, Austria, October 1st-5th, 2019.

  3. Lecours V: A marine perspective to cross-scale processes impacting biodiversity. Meeting of the National Sciences Foundation Research Coordination Network on Cross-Scale Processes Impacting Biodiversity, Gainesville, USA, May 28th-31st, 2019.

  4. Lecours V, Gábor L, Edinger EN & Devillers R: To each its own: contrasting fine-scale environmental preferences of cold-water coral species in the Northwest Atlantic. 18th International Symposium GeoHab, Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 13th-17th, 2019.

  5. Lecours V: TASSE: Terrain Attribute Selection for Spatial Ecology toolbox for ArcGIS. Workshop of the 18th International Symposium GeoHab, Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 13th, 2019.

  6. Lecours V: Morphometrics and quantitative applications within geomorphological mapping. Workshop of the 18th International Symposium GeoHab, Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 13th, 2019.

  7. Lecours V, Edinger E & Deviller R: Fine-scale habitat mapping of three areas of the Northwest Atlantic. 48th Benthic Ecology Meeting, St. John's, Canada, April 3rd-6th, 2019.

  8. Lecours V: Scale: a matter of perception. 2019 Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences Graduate Students Symposium, Gainesville, USA, February 22nd, 2019.

  9. Espriella MC & Lecours V: Using high-resolution unmanned aerial system imagery to monitor intertidal oyster reefs along Florida's Big Bend coastline. 2019 Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences Graduate Students Symposium, Gainesville, USA, February 22nd, 2019.

  10. Lecours V: A call for a consistent and transparent framework for habitat mapping in the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans, USA, February 4th-7th, 2019.

  11. Barros D, Petrere M, Lecours V, Castello L & Isaac V: Alterações na pesca em decorrência de mudanças na cobertura florestal e variáveis ambientais em lagos de várzeas do baixo amazonas (Changes in fisheries patterns due to variations in forest cover and environmental variables in lowland Amazonian lakes). 23rd Encontro Brasileiro de Ictiologia, Belém, Brazil, January 27th-31st, 2019.

  12. Lecours V, Lucieer VL, Dolan MFJ & Micallef A: Recent and future trends in marine geomorphometry. International Conference on Geomorphometry, Boulder, USA, August 13th-17th, 2018.

  13. Kim K, Lecours V & Frederick PC: Using 3D micro-geomorphometry to quantify interstitial spaces of an oyster cluster. International Conference on Geomorphometry, Boulder, USA, August 13th-17th, 2018.

  14. Lecours V, Misiuk B, Edinger EN & Devillers R: Evaluating oceanographic drivers of deep-sea corals at multiple thematic scales. 17th International Symposium GeoHab, Santa Barbara, USA, May 7th-11th, 2018.

  15. Lecours V & LeClerc E: Opportunities and dangers of using maps as means of communication. Symposium on Improving Communication and Collaboration in Fisheries, 38th Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Haines City, USA, April 11th-13th, 2018.

  16. Lecours V: How to lie with maps. 2018 Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences Graduate Students Symposium, Gainesville, USA, February 16th, 2018.

  17. Lecours V: Mapping the seafloor, with end users in mind. 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, USA, December 11th-15th, 2017.

  18. Lecours V, & Devillers R: Impacts of mapmaking decisions on marine habitat maps and their implications for fisheries management. 7th International Symposium on GIS & Spatial Analyses in Fishery & Aquatic Sciences, Hokkaido, Japan, August 21st-26th, 2017.

  19. Lecours V: Towards a more critical use of spatial data in fisheries management. 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Tampa, USA, August 20th-24th, 2017.

  20. Lecours V, & Devillers R: Bringing acoustic remote sensing into the mainstream. International Earth Observation Summit, Montréal, Canada, June 19th-23rd, 2017.

  21. Misiuk, B & Lecours V: Mind the scale! Modeling at multiple scales to predict the distribution of sediment grain size for use in habitat mapping. 16th International Symposium GeoHab, Halifax, Canada, May 1st-5th, 2017.

  22. Lecours V, Devillers R, Brown CJ, Lucieer VL & Edinger EN: Can we trust our habitat maps? Assessing map sensitivity for decision-making. 16th International Symposium GeoHab, Halifax, Canada, May 1st-5th, 2017.

  23. Lecours V, Devillers R, Brown CJ, Lucieer VL & Edinger EN: Assessing marine habitat maps sensitivity to variable selection and data quality. 4th International Marine Conservation Congress, St. John's, Canada, July 30th-August 3rd, 2016.

  24. Lecours V, Devillers R, Brown CJ, Simms AE, Lucieer VL & Edinger EN: Too many cooks spoil the broth: assessing which combinations of terrain attributes best serve habitat mapping. 15th International Symposium GeoHab, Winchester, U.K., May 2-6th, 2016.

  25. Micallef A, Lecours V, Dolan MFJ & Lucieer VL: Marine geomorphometry: overview and opportunities. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, April 17-22nd, 2016.

  26. Lecours V: Improving geographic literacy in the natural sciences: a marine habitat mapping perspective. 18th Annual Aldrich Multidisciplinary Research Conference, St. John's, Canada, March 18-20th, 2016.

  27. Devillers R & Lecours V: Explorer les abysses: espoirs et défis des véhicules sous-marins autonomes et téléguidés. 16ème Congrès de l'Association Québécoise de Télédétection, Quebec City, Canada, October 28-30th, 2015.

  28. Lecours V, Lucieer VL, Dolan MFJ & Micallef A: An ocean of possibilities: applications and challenges of marine geomorphometry. 4th International Conference for Geomorphometry, Poznań, Poland, June 22-26th, 2015.

  29. Lecours V, Simms AE, Devillers R, Lucieer VL & Edinger EN: Finding the best combinations of terrain attributes and GIS software for meaningful terrain analysis. 4th International Conference for Geomorphometry, Poznań, Poland, June 22-26th, 2015.

  30. Lecours V, Lucieer VL, Micallef A, Dolan MFJ, Brown CJ, Edinger EN & Devillers R: Where land meets sea: towards a complete coverage for terrain analysis of coastal environments. 36th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, St. John's, Canada, June 8-11th, 2015.

  31. Lecours V, Devillers R & Edinger EN: Challenges in surveying the deep sea using acoustic remote sensing and remotely operated vehicles. Geomatics Atlantic 2014, St. John's, Canada, November 3-5th, 2014.

  32. Lecours V: Are oceans still the Earth's last frontier? Using remote sensing to explore the unknown. 16th Annual Aldrich Interdisciplinary Research Conference, St. John's, Canada, March 21-23rd, 2014.

  33. Lecours V, Devillers R & Edinger EN: Surrogacy in the deep sea: linking biogeography with terrain morphology, surficial geology and oceanography. Atlantic Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers 25th Annual Meeting, Moncton, Canada, October 18-20th, 2013.

  34. Lecours V, Tzekakis D, Devillers R, Brown CJ & Edinger EN: Using underwater acoustic remote sensing to investigate spatial and temporal scales in habitat mapping. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, St. John's, Canada, August 11-15th, 2013.

  35. Lecours V, Devillers R, Edinger EN, Brown CJ & Lucieer VL: Exploring the role spatial scale plays in marine habitat mapping using multiscale geomorphometric analyses. 12th International Symposium GeoHab, Rome, Italy, May 6-10th, 2013.

  36. Devillers R, Edinger EN, Lecours V & Jones K: The role of scale in understanding cold-water corals habitats. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS'12), Cairns, Australia, July 9-13th, 2012.

Poster Presentations
  1. Espriella M & Lecours V: Monitoring intertidal oyster reefs in Florida using an unmanned aerial system. 18th International Symposium GeoHab, Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 13th-17th, 2019.

  2. Espriella MC & Lecours V: Using geographic object-based image analysis to characterize oyster reefs: a feasibility study. 39th Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Haines City, USA, April 3rd-5th, 2019.

  3. Ronje EI, Struve J & Lecours V: Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) distribution and abundance in the brackish environment of Sabine Lake, Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. 2019 Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences Graduate Students Symposium, Gainesville, USA, February 22nd, 2018.

  4. Lecours V, Kim K, Frederick PC & Pine III WE: A hierarchical approach to quantifying fine-scale habitat availability. 17th International Symposium GeoHab, Santa Barbara, USA, May 7th-11th, 2018.

  5. Lecours V, Dolan MFJ, Micallef A & Lucieer VL: Geomorphometry in habitat mapping: lessons learned from the past 10 years of applications. 15th International Symposium GeoHab, Winchester, U.K., May 2-6th, 2016.

  6. Lecours V: Using geospatial technologies to explore the deep-sea at multiple scales. ESRI Canada User Conferences, across Canada, Fall 2014.

  7. Lecours V, Edinger EN & Devillers R: Understanding modern cold-water corals in Canada using multi-scale bathymetric data analysis. Geological Association of Canada and Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Annual Meeting, St. John's, Canada, May 27-29th, 2012.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

SEMINAR

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Lecours V: Utiliser la géomorphométrie pour supporter la cartographie des habitats marines. Interdisciplinary Centre for the Development of Ocean Mapping, Rimouski, Canada, November 8th, 2019.

  2. Lecours V: Towards more informed methodological decisions when using geomorphometry in species distribution models. Faculty of Environmental Sciences Special Seminar, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, September 18th, 2019.

  3. Lecours V: Marine habitat mapping: are we doing it right? College of Marine Science Seminar Series, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, USA, November 16th, 2018.

  4. Lecours V: What lurks below, or how to better understand benthic habitats. Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands "Water, Wetlands, and Watersheds" Seminar Series, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, November 14th, 2018.

  5. Lecours V: An interdisciplinary perspective on data collection and analysis for complex marine environments. Biocomplexity Engineering Seminar Series - Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, November 14th, 2017.

  6. Lecours V: On the prescriptive use of habitat maps in marine sciences and conservation. Warning: results may vary!  SFRC - Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Seminar Series, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, February 24th, 2017.

  7. Lecours V: Towards a better integration of spatial concepts in the marine habitat mapping workflow. Research Seminar, LE Lab, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, March 28th, 2016.

  8. Lecours V: Geography matters! How geographic context and methods can improve marine habitat mapping. BlueBox Seminar Series, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada, March 18th, 2016.

  9. Devillers R, Edinger EN & Lecours V: Deep-sea corals in Newfoundland and Labrador waters, Canada - overview of the past 10 years of research. Research Seminar, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Hobart, Australia, June 15th, 2012.

  10. Devillers R, Edinger EN & Lecours V: Improving our understanding of deep-sea corals in the Newfoundland and Labrador waters, Canada. Research Seminar, Australian Research Council Centre for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, April 26th, 2012.

 
 

TOOLS

  1. Lecours V: Terrain Attribute Selection for Spatial Ecology (TASSE), v.1.1, Toolbox for ArcGIS,                                             doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15014.52800, 2017.

  2. Lecours V: Terrain Attribute Selection for Spatial Ecology (TASSE), v.1.0, Toolbox for ArcGIS,                                               doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.35147.18728, 2015.

SIGNATORY

  1. Peters R, Ripple WJ, Wolf C, Moskwik M, Carreón-Arroyo G, Ceballos G, Córdova A, Dirzo R, Ehrlich PR, Flesch AD, List R, Lovejoy TE, Noss RF, Pacheco J, Sarukhán JK, Soulé ME, Wilson EO, Miller JRB & 2,556 scientists signatories. Nature divided, scientists united: U.S.-Mexico border wall threatens biodiversity and binational conservation. BioScience, 68: 740-743, 2018.

  2. Antonelli A, Perrigo A, 3,112 scientists signatories & 393 citizens signatories: We must protect biodiversity. Washington Post, December 15th, 2017.

  3. Ripple WJ, Wolf C, Newsome TM, Galetti M, Alamgir M, Crist E, Mahmoud MI, Laurance WF & 15,364 scientist signatories: World scientists' warning to humanity: a second notice. BioScience, 67(12): 1026-1028, 2017.

 

Edited Volumes / Special Issues

  1. Lucieer V, Lecours V & Dolan MFJ (Eds.): Marine Geomorphometry. MDPI, 400 p., 2019.

  2. Special Issue of Frontiers in Marine Science on Seafloor Mapping of the Atlantic Ocean, edited by P. Buhl-Mortensen, V. Lecours & C.J. Brown, 2018-2019.

  3. Special Issue of Geosciences on Marine Geomorphometry, edited by M. Dolan, V. Lecours & V. Lucieer, 2017-2018.

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