Virtual Museum of Canada
Jardin botanique de Montréal 
Centre for Forest Research

Credits

The virtual exhibit Trees Inside Out is a collaborative team result. This website was made by the Jardin botanique de Montréal (Montreal Botanical Garden), in collaboration with the Centre d’étude de la forêt (CEF) (Centre for Forestry Research - CFR), and financed by the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC).

The Jardin botanique de Montréal gratefully acknowledges the financial investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage in the creation of this online presentation for the Virtual Museum of Canada.

The Montreal Botanical Garden is one of the most important and beautiful botanical gardens in the world. It holds a collection of 22,000 species and cultivars of plants, 10 exposition greenhouses, about thirty thematic gardens, along with a team of scientists and animation programs. Its Arboretum, spreading over 40 hectares, comprises close to 7,000 tree and shrub specimens, along with a pavilion specially dedicated to the valorization of the Arboretum's collections, of trees and of the forest: the Tree House.

The Centre for Forestry Research is an academic grouping that reunites expertise of 49 scientists from eight university establishments and their graduate students, that work in forests around a global vision that ties comprehension of the functional role of organisms and dynamic processes in forest ecosystems with the conception of innovating alternatives in forest management.

Trees Inside Out is part of virtualmuseum.ca, the result of a close partnership between Canada's museum community and the Department of Canadian Heritage. As an endless source of discoveries, virtualmuseum.ca is a unique interactive space that brings together Canadian museum collections and riches in a variety of thought-provoking and instructive contents. It's the window on current museum news and the reference guide to planning an outing. In virtualmuseum.ca, you will find virtual exhibits, an image gallery, teaching resources, and innovative projects. Enter your museum space!

Trees Inside Out

Coordination committee

Céline Arseneault – coordinator
Céline Arseneault is a botanist, librarian and webmaster of the Jardin botanique de Montréal. You can see her talk about the Arboretum of the Jardin botanique de Montréal here.

Isabelle Aubin – project manager (January 08 to January 09); scientific adviser
Isabelle Aubin is a scientific researcher at the Canadian Forest Service, for Natural Resources Canada. You can see her researcher profile here.

Michel Labrecque – scientific adviser and administrator
Michel Labrecque is curator and head of the Research and Development department of the Jardin botanique de Montréal, researcher at the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale. You can see his researcher profile here.

Alain Cogliastro – scientific adviser
Alain Cogliastro is botanist at the Jardin botanique de Montréal, researcher at the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale and associate professor at the department of biological sciences of the Université de Montréal.

Christian Messier – scientific adviser
Christian Messier is the director of the Centre for Forestry Research and professor at the department of biological sciences of the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Luc Lauzon – scientific adviser
Luc Lauzon is the coordinator of the Center for Forestry Research.

Nathalie Gagnon – pedagogic adviser
Nathalie Gagnon is a cultural agent at the Tree House.

Mathieu Lanteigne-Cauvier – technical writer

Yann Vergriete – production assistant (January 09 to July 09)

Website Development

Jean-Simon Bolduc - president, Productions Multimage
Pierre-Luc Boisvert – web designer, Productions Multimage
Céline Arseneault - coordinator
Mathieu Lanteigne-Cauvier – technical writer

Website production

Jean-Simon Bolduc - president, Productions Multimage
Pierre-Luc Boisvert – web designer, Productions Multimage
Jérôme Trépanier - web designer, Productions Multimage
Mathieu Robichaud – programmer, Productions Multimage
Nicholas Pollender – programmer, Productions Multimage
Geneviève Brassard Houde – programmer, Productions Multimage

Steve Bolduc - 2D and 3D graphic illustrator

Animation production

Members of the Productions Multimage team
Steve Bolduc
Mathieu Lanteigne-Cauvier
Sabrina Parent (nutrients animation)

...with the participation of...

Seasons videoclip: Eirik Solheim, http://www.eirikso.com
Trees on Earth videoclip: Tom Lowe, Timescapes
The First Trees animation: Dennis Murphy, Devonian Times
Nutrients in the forest: Jussi Rasinmäki, The Carbon Tree
Trees and Mankind photomontage, Hakalau: Jack Jeffrey, Jack Jeffrey Photos and Hakalau forest national wildlife refuge
Trees and Mankind photomontage, Algoma: Dean Thompson, Algoma Highlands Conservancy
Trees and Mankind photomontage, Reuniting Trees and Humans: Contact Futur
Cells and water, One day at a time, Germination animations: Dr. Lawrence Jensen and Andrew Chung (University of Auckland), The Secret Life of Plant Series, distributed by Ward's Natural Science

Scientific consultants:

Anja Geitmann, Mohamed Hijri, Lael Parrott and Jean Rivoal, professors, IRBV
Philippe DeReffye, INRIA
Meng Zeng Kang
Jussi Rasinmäki et Jari Perttunen, METLA
Lawrence Jensen, University of Auckland
Laurent Larrieu, INRA Toulouse
Andrea Genre
John Shaw, Geological Survey of Canada
Pierre Richard and Gérald Domon, Université de Montréal
Yan Volney and Martin Alexander, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resource Canada
Line Lapointe, Université Laval
David Rivest, Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada
J.A. Fortin, Université Laval
David Paré, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides, Forêt Canada
Marc St-Arnaud, Jardin botanique de Montréal and Université de Montréal, Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Mohamed Hijri, Université de Montréal, Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Anne Bruneau Université de Montréal, Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Jacques Brisson, Université de Montréal, Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
Alain Paquette, UQAM

Texts redaction/proof reading

Mathieu Lanteigne-Cauvier – technical writer and proof reader
Members of the CFR, texts Science +.

Redaction, For Teachers, The trees near me

Matthieu Burgard – writer
Christine Tremblay-Corno – writer and proof reader

Development of the game The trees near me

Catherine Allard - writer and designer

Development of video clips, Focus on the Arboretum

Steve Patry, Fumanbules Médias

Participants for video clips, Focus on the Arboretum

Catherine Allard
Céline Arseneault
Stéphane-Marc Bailleul
Emmanuel Bilodeau
Patrick Boisclair
Alain Cogliastro
Alain Cuerrier
Renée Gaudette
Michel Guérette
Monique Poissant
Claude Roy

Add-ons, updating, development and email management

Céline Arseneault
Jardin botanique de Montréal

Photo credits

See specific photo and illustration credits

Photo selection

Lise Servant – coordinator, slide library, Jardin botanique de Montréal

English translation

Terry Knowles
Pamela Ireland
Karen Grislis
David Easterbrook
Patricia Woods

Administrative management

The Jardin botanique de Montréal thanks the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale (IRBV) for its collaboration.

Thanks to...

Lise Servant – coordinator, slide library, Jardin botanique de Montréal
Steluta Ovesia – documentalist, library, Jardin botanique de Montréal
Imane Chemalli – archivist, library, Jardin botanique de Montréal
Andrea Genre – Biology Department, Turin University, Italy
Dr. Lawrence Jensen – honorary lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zeland
Anne-Claire Morin and Marie-Ève Richer – teachers
Gabrielle Blanchette - consultant, education


Finally, a BIG thanks to all the members of the CFR (professionals and students) who have freely contributed, by sending texts, multimedia and/or by offering their time to the realization of this project.