Kevin A. Solarik

Director of Forestry Research, Canada & Northeastern/Northcentral U.S.
NCASI
1010 Sherbrooke St West
Suite 1800
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H3A 2R7

Associated Links

National Council for Air and Stream Improvement 
Personal Website: http://www.kevinsolarik.com 

Formation

Post-Doc Forest Land Reclamation - University of Alberta (2017-2018)
Ph.D Biological Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal (2017)
M.Sc Forest Biology and Management - University of Alberta (2010)
B.Sc Specialization Environmental Science - Concordia University (2008)

Publications

Book Chapters
  • Solarik, K.A .,Spence, J.R. (In Press). The Experiment. In J Spence et al The EMEND Experiment: Guidance from a decade for boreal forestry of the future.
  • Solarik, K.A., Spence, J.R., Volney, W.J. (In Press). Growth of the forest before and after application of variable retention harvest. In J Spence et al The EMEND Experiment: Guidance from a decade for boreal forestry of the future.
  • Solarik, K.A., Lieffers, V.J., Spence, J.R., Sidders, D. & Volney, W.J. (In Press). Silvicultural implications of green-tree retention harvests in the boreal forest. In J Spence et al, The EMEND Experiment: Guidance from a decade for boreal forestry of the future.
Peer-Reviewed Articles
  • Loehle, C., Solarik, K.A. (In Press). Forest Growth Trends in Canada. The Forestry Chronicle. 
  • Solarik, K.A., Cazelles, K., Messier, C., Bergeron, Y., and Gravel, D. (2019). Data from Priority effects are preventing range shifts of temperate tree species into the boreal forest. Dryad Digital Repository. DOI: 10.5061/dryad.q573n5tdx.
  • Xing D, Bergeron, J.A.C.,Solarik, K.A., Volney, W.J.A., Macdonald, E., Spence, J.R., He, F. Challenges in estimating forest biomass: use of allometric equations for three boreal species. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 49: 1613-1622. DOI: 10.1139/cjfr-2019-0258.PDF 
  • Solarik, K.A., Cazelles, K., Messier, C., Bergeron, Y., and Gravel, D. (2019). Priority effects are preventing range shifts of temperate tree species into the boreal forest. Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13311.PDF 
  • Solarik, K.A., Messier, C., Ouimet, R., Bergeron, Y., Gravel, D. (2019) Data from Local adaptation of trees at the range margins impact range shifts in the face of climate change. Dryad Digital Repository. DOI: 10.5061/dryad.j0t179b.
  • Lieffers, V.J., Sidders, D., Keddy, T., Solarik, K.A., Blenis, P. (2019). A partial deciduous canopy, coupled with site preparation, produces excellent growth of planted white spruce. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 49(3):270–280. PDF 
  • Solarik, K.A.,Messier, C., Ouimet, R., Bergeron, Y., Gravel, D. (2018). Local adaptation of trees at the range margins impact range shifts in the face of climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography, DOI:10.1111/geb.12829. PDF 
  • Ameztegui,A., Solarik, K.A., Gravel, D., Houle, D., Messier, C., and Parkins, J.R. (2018).Perceptions of climate change across the Canadian forest sector: the key factors of institutional and geographical environment. PLOS One 13(6): e0197689.PDF 
  • Solarik, K.A., Gravel, D., Ameztegui, A., Bergeron, Y., Messier, C. (2016). Assessing tree germination resilience to global warming: A manipulative experiment using sugar maple (Acer saccharum). Seed Science Research. Available on CJO 2016 doi:10.1017/S0960258516000040 PDF 
  • Talluto, M.V., Boulangeat, I., Ameztegui, A., Aubin, I., Berteaux, D., Butler, A., Cyr, D., Doyon, F., Drever, R., Fortin.M-A., Francescini, T., Lienard, J., McKenney, D., Solarik, K.A., Strigul, N., Thuiller, W., Gravel, D. (2015). Cross-scale integration of data and knowledge for predicting species ranges. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 25:2: 238-249.PDF 
  • Solarik, K.A. (2015). Modelling Climate Change Impact on Tree Regeneration and Future Migration. BC Forest Professional. 22:4.18-19. PDF 
  • Solarik, K.A., Lieffers, V.J., Volney, W.J. (2012). The interaction between retention harvests and natural regeneration. EMEND Insights #1. 6p. PDF 
  • Solarik, K.A., Volney, W.J., Lieffers, V.J., Spence, J.R, Hamann, A. (2012). Factors affecting white spruce and aspen survival after partial harvest. Journal of Applied Ecology. 49(1): 145-154.|PDF 
  • Solarik, K.A., Lieffers, V.J., Volney, W.J., Pelletier, R., Spence, J.R. (2010). Seed tree density, variable retention and stand composition influence recruitment of white spruce in the boreal mixedwood forests. Can. J. For. Res. 40(9): 1821–1832.PDF 
Reports
  • McCavour, M.J., McNair, S., Tittler, R., Gervais, D., Solarik, K.A., Greene, D.F., Messier, C. 2011. The effect of forest harvest residue removal on biodiversity in northwest Ontario with special reference to the hardwood component. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. 109p.
Theses
  • Solarik, K.A. (2017). Limited Migration: Will Sugar Maple Tap Out to Climate Change. Doctoral Thesis. Université du Québec à Montréal. 212pg.
  • Solarik, K.A. (2010). Variable Retention Harvesting: Mortality of Residual Trees and Natural Regeneration of White Spruce. Masters Thesis, University of Alberta. 110pg.PDF 

Scholarships & Awards

Training & Safety Courses Completed

  • Canadian Safety Council – ATV Training Course. 2011.
  • Chainsaw Safety Training – Level 3 – Intermediate. 2011.
  • St.John Ambulance – Standard First Aid – Level C CPR/AED. 2011
  • Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator. 2010.
  • Canadian Safety Council - Green Driving Course. 2008.
  • WHMIS Safety Training. 2008.
  • Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course. 2007.
  • Canadian Long Arms Safety Course. 2001.

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