Martin Simard

Regular Member
Landscape ecology, forest dynamics and disturbances

Laval University
Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics
Department of Geography
Abitibi-Price Building
2405 rue de la Terrasse
Québec (QC) Canada G1V 0A6

(418) 656-2131 poste 408400

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Graduate Student Advisor

Doctorates
Stelsa Fortin
Master's
Camille Coulombe Potvin
Véronique Migué
Lou Monteil

Co-Advisor

Doctorates
Marc-Antoine Leclerc
Benjamin Marquis
Master's
Claudia Beaupré
Francisco Beltran-Carrasco
Former Students
Director
Anne Cotton-Gagnon (M.Sc. 2017)
Maude-Nancy Durette (M.Sc. 2017)
Ariane Bernier (M.Sc. 2016)
Hugues Dorion (M.Sc. 2016)
Lady Cardona Trejos (M.Sc. 2014)
Co-Director
Marianne Caouette (M.Sc. 2018)
Sarah-Kim Lavoie (M.Sc. 2017)

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010 (University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA)
  • Ph.D. Zoology, 2009 (University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA)
  • Ph.D. Biology, 1999 (Laval University)
  • B.Sc. Biology, 1996 (Laval University)
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Natural and anthropogenic disturbances in boreal and subalpine forest (fires, insect outbreaks and logging)
  • Forest ecosystem dynamics
  • Ecosystem forest management
  • Paludification and boreal forest productivity
  • Ecosystem stability and resilience
You can download all my bibliography in the BibTeX, BibTeX-CSV or EndNote format.
PUBLICATIONS
Books


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Book chapters


  1. Turner, M.G., Simard, M. (2017) Using spatial statistics and landscape metrics to compare disturbance mosaics. (Chap. 11) In Learning landscape ecology. (Gergel, S.E. and Turner, M.G., Eds.) Springer, pages 175-190. (EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  2. Simard, M., Lecomte, N., Bergeron, Y., Bernier, P.Y., Pare, D. (2009) Ecosystem Management of Québec’s Northern Clay Belt Spruce Forest: Managing the Forest… and Especially the Soils. (Chap. 11) In Ecosystem management in the boreal forest. (Gauthier, S. and Vaillancourt, M.-A. and Leduc, A. and De Grandpre, L. and Kneeshaw, D.D. and Morin, H. and Drapeau, P. and Bergeron, Y., Eds.) Québec, QC, Canada, Presses de l’Université du Québec, pages 229-256. (EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  3. Simard, M., Lecomte, N., Bergeron, Y., Bernier, P.Y., Pare, D. (2008) Un aménagement écosystémique de la pessière du nord de la ceinture d’argile québécoise : gérer la forêt… mais surtout les sols. (Chap. 11) In Aménagement écosystémique en forêt boréale. (Gauthier, S. and Vaillancourt, M.-A. and Leduc, A. and De Grandpre, L. and Kneeshaw, D.D. and Morin, H. and Drapeau, P. and Bergeron, Y., Eds.) Québec, QC, Canada, Presses de l’Université du Québec, pages 269-300. (Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )


Edited books and proceedings



Peer-reviewed articles


  1. Cotton-Gagnon, A., Simard, M., De Grandpré, L., Kneeshaw, D.D. (2018) Salvage logging during spruce budworm outbreaks increases defoliation of black spruce regeneration. Forest Ecology and Management, 430:421 - 430. (URL  | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  2. Germain, D., Dagenais-Du-Fort, E., Lajeunesse, P., Simard, M. (2018) Dendrogeomorphic reconstruction of the seasonal timing and rainfall threshold for debris slide occurrence in eastern Canada. Dendrochronologia, 52:57 - 66. (URL  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  3. Lafleur, B., Fenton, N.J., Simard, M., Leduc, A., Pare, D., Valeria, O., Bergeron, Y. (2018) Ecosystem management in paludified boreal forests: enhancing wood production, biodiversity, and carbon sequestration at the landscape level. Forest Ecosystems, 5(1):27. (URL  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  4. Preston, C.M., Simard, M., Bergeron, Y., Bernard, G.M., Wasylishen, R.E. (2017) Charcoal in Organic Horizon and Surface Mineral Soil in a Boreal Forest Fire Chronosequence of Western Quebec: Stocks, Depth Distribution, Chemical Properties and a Synthesis of Related Studies. Frontiers in Earth Science, 5:98. (URL  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  5. Lafleur, B., Renard, S.M., Leroy, C., Fenton, N.J., Simard, M., Gauthier, S., Pare, D., Leduc, A., Thiffault, N., Bergeron, Y. (2016) Silviculture to sustain productivity in black spruce paludified forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 375:172-181. ( | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  6. Simard, M., Lajeunesse, P. (2015) The Interaction Between Insect Outbreaks and Debris Slides in a Glacial Valley of the Eastern Canadian Shield. Ecosystems, 18(7):1281-1289. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  7. Griffin, J.M., Simard, M., Turner, M.G. (2013) Salvage harvest effects on advance tree regeneration, soil nitrogen, and fuels following mountain pine beetle outbreak in lodgepole pine. Forest Ecology and Management, 291:228-239. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  8. Donato, D.C., Simard, M., Romme, W.H., Harvey, B.J., Turner, M.G. (2013) Evaluating post-outbreak management effects on future fuel profiles and stand structure in bark beetle-impacted forests of Greater Yellowstone. Forest Ecology and Management, 303:160-174. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  9. Donato, D.C., Harvey, B.J., Romme, W.H., Simard, M., Turner, M.G. (2013) Bark beetle effects on fuel profiles across a range of stand structures in Douglas-fir forests of Greater Yellowstone. Ecological Applications, 23(1):3-20. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  10. Simard, M., Romme, W.H., Griffin, J.M., Turner, M.G. (2012) Do mountain pine beetle outbreaks change the probability of active crown fire in lodgepole pine forests? Reply. Ecology, 93(4):946-950. (Scopus  | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  11. Simard, M., Powell, E.N., Raffa, K.F., Turner, M.G. (2012) What explains landscape patterns of tree mortality caused by bark beetle outbreaks in Greater Yellowstone? Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21(5):556-567. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  12. Griffin, J.M., Turner, M.G., Simard, M. (2011) Nitrogen cycling following mountain pine beetle disturbance in lodgepole pine forests of Greater Yellowstone. Forest Ecology and Management, 261(6):1077-1089. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  13. Simard, M., Romme, W.H., Griffin, J.M., Turner, M.G. (2011) Do mountain pine beetle outbreaks change the probability of active crown fire in lodgepole pine forests? Ecological Monographs, 81(1):3-24. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  14. Payette, S., Delwaide, A., Simard, M. (2010) Frost-ring chronologies as dendroclimatic proxies of boreal environments. Geophysical Research Letters, 37(2). (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  15. Lafleur, B., Fenton, N.J., Pare, D., Simard, M., Bergeron, Y. (2010) Contrasting effects of season and method of harvest on soil properties and the growth of black spruce regeneration in the boreal forested Peatlands of Eastern Canada. Silva Fennica, 44(5):799-813. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  16. Lafleur, B., Fenton, N.J., Pare, D., Simard, M., Bergeron, Y. (2010) Contrasting effects of season and method of harvest on soil properties and the growth of black spruce regeneration in the boreal forested Peatlands of Eastern Canada. Silva Fennica, 44(5):799-813. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  17. Drobyshev, I., Simard, M., Bergeron, Y., Hofgaard, A. (2010) Does soil organic layer thickness affect climate-growth relationships in the black spruce boreal ecosystem? Ecosystems, 13(4):556-574. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  18. Fenton, N.J., Simard, M., Bergeron, Y. (2009) Emulating natural disturbances: The role of silviculture in creating even-aged and complex structures in the black spruce boreal Forest of eastern North America. Journal of Forest Research, 14(5):258-267. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  19. Simard, M., Bernier, P.Y., Bergeron, Y., Pare, D., Guerine, L. (2009) Paludification dynamics in the boreal forest of the James Bay Lowlands: effect of time since fire and topography. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 39(3):546-552. (Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  20. Fenton, N.J., Simard, M., Bergeron, Y. (2009) Emulating natural disturbances: The role of silviculture in creating even-aged and complex structures in the black spruce boreal Forest of eastern North America. Journal of Forest Research, 14(5):258-267. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  21. Simard, M., Lecomte, N., Bergeron, Y., Bernier, P.Y., Pare, D. (2007) Forest productivity decline caused by successional paludificationof boreal soils. Ecological Applications, 17(6):1619-1637. (Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  22. Lecomte, N., Simard, M., Fenton, N.J., Bergeron, Y. (2006) Fire severity and long-term ecosystem biomass dynamics in coniferousboreal forests of eastern Canada. Ecosystems, 9(8):1215-1230. (Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  23. Lecomte, N., Simard, M., Bergeron, Y. (2006) Effects of fire severity and initial tree composition on stand structuraldevelopment in the coniferous boreal forest of northwestern Quebec,Canada. Ecoscience, 13(2):152-163. (Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  24. Simard, M., Payette, S. (2005) Reduction of black spruce seed bank by spruce budworm infestation compromises postfire stand regeneration. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 35(7):1686-1696. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  25. Simard, M., Payette, S. (2003) Accurate dating of spruce budworm infestation using tree growth anomalies. Ecoscience, 10(2):204-216. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  26. Simard, M., Payette, S. (2001) Black spruce decline triggered by spruce budworm at the southern limit of lichen woodland in eastern Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 31(12):2160-2172. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  27. Payette, S., Bhiry, N., Delwaide, A., Simard, M. (2000) Origin of the lichen woodland at its southern range limit in eastern Canada: The catastrophic impact of insect defoliators and fire on the spruce-moss forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 30(2):288-305. (Scopus  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )


Articles published in proceedings



Scientific reports, manuals and others


  1. Boudreau, S., Simard, M., Levesque, E., Ropars, P., Dorion, H. (2018-2019) Évolution de la productivité et de la structure des communautés végétales du Nunavik au 21ème siècle. Technical report, Ministère du développement durable, de l’environnement et de la lutte aux changements climatiques du Québec. (EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  2. Turner, M.G., Romme, W.H., Townsend, P.A., Renkin, R.A., Donato, D.C., Simard, M., Harvey, B.J., Griffin, J.M. (2013) Bark beetles, fuels and future fire hazard in contrasting conifer forests of Greater Yellowstone. JFSP Research Project Reports 09-1-06-3, U.S. Joint Fire Science Program. (URL  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  3. Turner, M.G., Simard, M., Griffin, J.M., Raffa, K.F., Powell, E.N. (2011) Fire, Bark Beetles and Salvage Logging in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Technical report, USDA Forest Service Western Wildlands Environmental Threats Assessment Center. (EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  4. Tinker, D.B., Turner, M.G., Romme, W.H., Townsend, P.A., Raffa, K.F., Renkin, R.A., Simard, M., Bockino, N.K., Powell, E.N., Griffin, J.M. et al. (2009) Reciprocal interactions between bark beetles and wildfire in subalpine forests: landscape patterns and the risk of high-severity fire. Technical report, Joint Fire Science Program. (PDF  | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  5. Simard, M., Powell, E.N., Griffin, J.M., Raffa, K.F., Turner, M.G. (2008) Annotated bibliography for forest managers on fire-bark beetle interactions. Technical report, USDA Forest Service Western Wildlands Environmental Threats Assessment Center. (EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  6. Bernier, P.Y, Simard, M., Pare, D., Bergeron, Y. (2008) Paludification des sites forestiers sur les basses-terres de la Baie James : un phénomène à gérer. Technical report, Chaire industrielle CRSNG-UQAT-UQAM en aménagement forestier durable. (EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  7. Lecomte, N., Simard, M., Asselin, H., Nappi, A., Bergeron, Y., Noel, J. (2006) Similarities and differences between harvesting- and wildfire-induced disturbances in fire-mediated Canadian landscapes. Technical report 0924, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement. (EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )


Theses, dissertations and essays


  1. Simard, M. (2010) Bark Beetle–Fire–Forest Interactions in The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. PhD thesis, Dept. of Zoology, University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI. (EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  2. Simard, M. (2000) Dépérissement de l’épinette noire dans la pessière à lichens du parc des Grands-Jardins : une analyse dendroécologique et dendroarchitecturale. Master's thesis, Dép. de biologie, Université Laval, Québec. (EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )


Supervised theses, dissertations and essays


  1. Caouette, M. (2018) Déterminants de l'hétérogénéité du recul de la lande à lichens dans la Réserve de Parc National de l'Archipel-de-Mingan. Master's thesis, Université Laval. (URL  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  2. Durette, M.-N. (2017) Dynamique forestière des peuplements de peuplier faux-tremble et d'épinette noire de la région de la plaine du lac Matagami (Québec, Canada). Master's thesis, Université Laval. (URL  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  3. Cotton-Gagnon, A. (2017) Effets de facteurs naturels et de la coupe de récupération sur la défoliation de la régénération préétablie pendant une épidémie de la tordeuse des bourgeons de l'épinette. Master's thesis, Université Laval. (URL  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  4. Lavoie, S.-K. (2017) Dynamique du pin blanc (Pinus strobus Linnaeus) dans les tourbières ombrotrophes du sud du Québec. Master's thesis, Université Laval. (URL  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  5. Dorion, H. (2016) Patrons spatiaux d'une épidémie de la tordeuse des bourgeons de l'épinette sur la Côte-Nord : une approche de télédétection. Master's thesis, Université Laval. (URL  | Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  6. Bernier, A. (2016) Suivi de l'enffeuillement des forêts après coupe dans le nord-ouest du Québec. Master's thesis, Université Laval. (EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  7. Gosselin-Arseneault, A. (2015) Sévérité de la réponse d’espèces conifériennes de la réserve faunique des Laurentides aux épidémies de la tordeuse des bourgeons de l’épinette en fonction de l’altimétrie : une étude dendroécologique. Master's thesis, Université Laval. (EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  8. Demers, C. (2014) Comparaison de la croissance des érables argentés en amont et en aval d’un barrage de type inversion. Cas du barrage de Matawin (Québec, Canada). Master's thesis, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. (EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )
  9. Cardona, L. (2014) Dynamique des peuplements de peuplier faux-tremble dans la forêt boréale de l’ouest du Québec. Master's thesis, Université Laval. (Abstract | EndNote | BibTeX-CSV | BibTeX | Scholar )


Non peer-reviewed articles



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