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Pascale Ropars


Department of biology, chemistry and geography, UQAR

Alexandre-Vachon Building
1045 avenue de la Médecine
Quebec, Canada
G1V 0A6

418.656.2131 extension 12004



Scientific communications

Legagneux, P., Casajus, N., Cazelles, K., Chevallier, C., Chevrinais, M., Guéry, L., Jacquet, C., Jaffré, M., Naud, M.-J., Noisette, F., Ropars, P., Vissault, S., Archambault, P., Bêty, J., Berteaux, D., Gravel, D., 2018. Our house is burning: discrepancy in climate change vs biodiversity coverage in the media as compared to scientific literature. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 5. Article #175. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00175.

Ropars, P., Angers-Blondin, S., Gagnon, M., Myers-Smith, I., Lévesque, E., Boudreau, S., 2017. Different parts, different stories: climate sensitivity of growth is stronger in root collars versus stems in tundra shrubs. Global Change Biology, 23(8): 3281-3291. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13631.

Ropars, P., Lévesque, E., Boudreau, S., 2015. How do climate and topography influence the greening of the forest-tundra ecotone in northern Québec? A dendrochronological analysis of Betula glandulosa. Journal of Ecology, 103(3): 679-690. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12394 .

Ropars, P., Lévesque, E., Boudreau, S., 2015. Shrub densification heterogeneity in subarctic regions: the relative influence of historical and topographic variables. Écoscience, 22(2-4): 83-95. DOI: 10.1080/11956860.2015.1107262.

Dumais, C., Ropars, P., Denis, M.-P., Dufour-Tremblay, G., Boudreau, S., 2014. Are low altitude alpine tundra ecosystems under threat? A case study from the Parc National de la Gaspésie, Québec. Environmental Research Letters, 9(9): 094001. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/9/094001.

Plante, S., Champagne, É., Ropars, P., Boudreau, S., Lévesque, E., Tremblay, B., Tremblay, J.-P., 2014. Shrub cover in northern Nunavik: can herbivores limit shrub expansion? Polar Biology, 37(5): 611-619. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-014-1461-6.

McManus, K.M., Morton, D.C., Masek, J.G., Wang, D., Sexton, J.O., Nagol, J.R., Ropars, P., Boudreau, S., 2012. Satellite-based evidence for shrub and graminoid tundra expansion in northern Quebec from 1986 to 2010. Global Change Biology, 18(7): 2313–2323. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02708.x.

Ropars, P., Boudreau, S., 2012. Shrub expansion at the forest-tundra ecotone: spatial heterogeneity linked to local topography. Environmental Research Letters, 7: 015501. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/015501.

Myers-Smith, I., Forbes, B.C., Wilmking, M., Hallinger, M., Lantz, T., Blok, D., Tape, K.D., Macias-Fauria, M., Sass-Klaassen, U., Lévesque, E., Boudreau, S., Ropars, P., Hermanutz, L., Trant, A., Collier, L.S., Weijers, S., Rozema, J., Rayback, S.A., Schmidt, N.M., Schaepman-Strub, G., Wipf, S., Rixen, C., Ménard, C.B., Venn, S., Goetz, S., Andreu-Hayles, L., Elmendorf, S., Ravolainen, V., Welker, J., Grogan, P., Epstein, H.E., Hik, D., 2011. Shrub expansion in tundra ecosystems: dynamics, impacts and research priorities. Environmental Research Letters, 6: 045509. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/045509.

Boudreau, S., Ropars, P., Harper, K., 2010. Population dynamics of Empetrum hermaphroditum (Ericaceae) on a subarctic sand dune: Evidence of rapid colonization through efficient sexual reproduction. American Journal of Botany, 97(5): 770-781. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.0900304.

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