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I am a professor in the Department of Geography at Laval University and my main field of research is landscape ecology. I am interested in forest dynamics and natural disturbances in boreal and subalpine forests. I obtained my undergraduate and masters degrees from Laval University and my Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I was also a postdoctoral fellow. My current research focuses on the causes and consequences of insect outbreaks and fires, using dendrochronology, GIS, remote sensing, and field studies.
Beaupré, Claudia (Master - Codirector). Evolution of the structure and productivity of subarctic ecosystems in Nunavik in the 21st century.
Lepage, Jean-Philippe (Master). Quantification of lodgepole pine prior growth following mountain pine beetle outbreaks in Yellowstone Park (USA).
Monteil, Lou (Doctorate). Mortality caused by the spruce budworm: influence of forest mosaic and climate.
Cotton-Gagnon, Anne , 2017 (Master). Comparing advance regeneration of balsam fir and black spruce during a spruce budworm outbreak.
Durette, Maude , 2017 (Master). Contemporary dynamics of black spruce trembling aspen stands of the Abitibi clay belt: a dendroecological approach.
Lavoie, Sarah-Kim , 2017 (Master - Codirection). The dynamics of white pine (Pinus strobus) in ombrotrophic peatlands of southern Quebec.
Bernier, Ariane , 2016 (Master). Enfeuillement du peuplier faux-tremble (Populus tremuloides) en sapinière à bouleau blanc de l'ouest du Québec (Canada).
Dorion, Hugues , 2016 (Master). Spatial patterns of an outbreak of spruce budworm on the North Shore (Quebec): a remote sensing approach.
Cardona, Lady , 2014 (Master). Dynamics of aspen stands in the boreal forest of western Quebec.
Preston, C.M., Simard, M., Bergeron, Y., Bernard, G., 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 Scienc, 5: Article 98. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2017.00098.
Turner, M., Simard, M., 2017. Using spatial statistics and landscape metrics to compare disturbance mosaics. Pages 175-190 in Gergel, S., Turner, M. (Editors). Learning Landscape Ecology - A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques. Springer-Verlag. United States.
Lafleur, B., Renard, S., Leroy, C., Fenton, N.J., Simard, M., Gauthier, S., Paré, D., Leduc, A., Thiffault, N., Bergeron, Y., 2016. Silviculture to sustain productivity in black spruce paludified forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 375: 172-181. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.05.037.
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. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-015-9897-2.
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. DOI: 10.1890/12-0772.1.
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. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.04.022.
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. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.11.029.
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: 556-567.
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): 939-941.
Griffin, J.M., Simard, M., Turner, M.G., 2011. Nitrogen cycling following mountain pine beetle disturbance in lodgepole pine forests of Greater Yellowstone. Forest Ecology and Management, 261: 1077-1089. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.12.031.
Simard, M., Romme, B., 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.
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: 556-574. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-010-9340-7.
Lafleur, B., Fenton, N.J., Paré, D., Simard, M., Bergeron, Y., 2010. Contrasting effects of harvesting method and season on soil properties and black spruce growth in the boreal forested peatlands of eastern Canada. Silva Fennica, 44(5): 799-813.
Payette, S., Delwaide, A., Simard, M., 2010. Frost-ring chronologies as dendroclimatic proxies of boreal environments. Geophysical Research Letters, 37. DOI: 10.1029/2009GL041849, 2010.
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. DOI: 10.1007/s10310-009-0134-8.
Simard, M., Bernier, P.Y., Bergeron, Y., Paré, D., Guérine, 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. DOI: 10.1139/X08-195.
Simard, M., Lecomte, N., Bergeron, Y., Bernier, P.Y., Paré, D., 2009. Ecosystem Management of Québec's Northern Clay Belt Spruce Forest: Managing the Forest… and Especially the Soils. Pages 257-286 in Gauthier, S., Vaillancourt, M.-A., Leduc, A., De Grandpré, L., Kneeshaw, D.D., Morin, H., Drapeau, P., Bergeron, Y. (Editors). Ecosystem management of the boreal forest. Les Presses de l'Université du Québec. Canada.