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Dominique Arseneault

 

Regular member

Department of biology, chemistry and geography, UQAR

Des Ursulines Building
300 Allée des Ursulines
UQAR
Quebec, Canada
G5L 3A1

418.723.1986 extension 1519
dominique_arseneault@uqar.ca

 

 


 

Dominique Arseneault focuses on the interactions between disturbances (fires, forest cuts) and climate change and their long-term impacts on boreal forest. He conducts research on historiacal fire regimes in the taiga, the dynamics of millennium riparian forests and the transfer of woody debris across riparian interfaces. He develops millennia-long tree-ring  chronologies in the boreal zone. He also works on the reconstruction of the historic transformation of the eastern Quebec forests under the influence of forest cuts since the early nineteenth century.

 
 

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Research Themes

  • Impacts of overlapping fires and impacts of severity and frequency of fires on northern boreal forests structure and composition.
  • Late Holocene vegetation and sedimentation in floodplains of the northern boreal forest.
  • Long-term impacts of logging on biodiversity in eastern Québec.
  • Long-term interactions between disturbances and climate change in the boreal forest.
  • Secular dynamics of riparian forests and associated dynamics of aquatic wood debris.
 
 

CEN Students / Postdoctoral fellows

Shakeri, Zahed (Doctorate). The natural variability of fire activity in the La Grande region in the context of global warming.

Wang, Feng (Doctorate). Millennial tree rings in the eastern Canadian taiga: maximum latewood density for climate reconstructions.

 
 
 
 

Scientific communications

Arseneault, D., Erni, S., Héon, J., Bégin, Y., 2021. Le climat et les très grands feux à la Baie de James. Pages 71-77 in Bégin, C., Nicault, A., Bégin, Y. (Editors). Utilisation des archives naturelles pour la reconstitution du passé hydro-climatique. Dossier public 8768, Commission géologique du Canada. Quebec, Canada. DOI: 10.4095/328045.

Baltzer, J.L., Day, N.J., Walker, X.J., Greene, D.M., Mack, M.C., Alexander, H.D., Arseneault, D., Barnes, J., Bergeron, Y., Boucher, Y., Bourgeau-Chavez, L., Brown, C.D., Carrière, S., Howard, B.K., Gauthier, S., Parisien, M.-A., Reid, K.A., Rogers, B.M., Roland, C.H., Sirois, L., Stehn, S., Thompson, D.K., Turetsky, M.R., Veraverbeke, S., Whitman, E., Yang, J., Johnstone, J.F., 2021. Increasing fire and the decline of fire adapted black spruce in the boreal forest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 118(45), e2024872118. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2024872118.

Berguet, C., Martin, M., Arseneault, D., Morin, H., 2021. Spatiotemporal dynamics of 20th-century spruce budworm outbreaks in Eastern Canada: Three distinct patterns of outbreak severity. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8, 544088. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2020.544088.

Boucher, Y., Auger, I., Arseneault, D., Elzein, T., Sirois, L., 2021. Long-term (1925–2015) forest structure reorganization in an actively managed temperate-boreal forest region of eastern North America. Forest Ecology and Management, 481, 118744. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2020.118744.

Büntgen, U., Allen, K., Anchukaitis, K.J., Arseneault, D., Boucher, É., Bräuning, A., Chatterjee, S., Cherubini, P., Churakova (Sidorova), O.V., Corona, C., Gennaretti, F., Grießinger, J., Guillet, S., Guiot, J., Gunnarson, B., Helama, S., Hochreuther, P., Hughes, M.K., Huybers, P., Kirdyanov, A.V., Krusic, P.J., Ludescher, J., Meier, W.J.-H., Myglan, V.S., Nicolussi, K., Oppenheimer, C., Reinig, F., Salzer, M.W., Seftigen, K., Stine, A.R., Stoffel, M., St. George, S., Tejedor, E., Trevino, A., Trouet, V., Wang, J., Wilson, R., Yang, B., Xu, G., Esper, J., 2021. The influence of decision-making in tree ring-based climate reconstructions. Nature Communications, 12, 3411. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-23627-6.

Danneyrolles, V., Vellende, M., Dupuis, S., Boucher, Y., Laflamme, J., Bergeron, Y., Fortin, G., Leroyer, M., de Römer, A., Terrail, R., Arseneault, D., 2021. Scale‐dependent changes in tree diversity over more than a century in eastern Canada: Landscape diversification and regional homogenization. Journal of Ecology, 109(1): 273-283. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13474.

Delwaide, A., Asselin, H., Arseneault, D., Lavoie, C., Payette, S., 2021. A 2233-year tree-ring chronology of subarctic black spruce (Picea mariana): growth forms response to long-term climate change. Écoscience(published online 2021-08-02). DOI: 10.1080/11956860.2021.1952014.

Gauthray-Guyénet, V., Schneider, R., Alexis, A., Fortin, M., Paré, D., Arseneault, D., 2021. Legacy of forest composition and changes over the long-term on tree radial growth. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 51(10): 1501-1511. DOI: 10.1139/cjfr-2020-0395.

Gennaretti, F., Autin, J., Bouthillier, Y., Arseneault, D., 2021. Longues séries dendrochronologiques établies à partir de troncs subfossiles. Pages 172-182 in Bégin, C., Nicault, A., Bégin, Y. (Editors). Utilisation des archives naturelles pour la reconstitution du passé hydro-climatique. Dossier public 8768, Commission géologique du Canada. Quebec, Canada. DOI: 10.4095/328045.

Naulier, M., Savard, M.M., Bégin, C., Arseneault, D., 2021. Traitement et production d’une série dendroisotopique millénaire. Pages 183-187 in Bégin, C., Nicault, A., Bégin, Y. (Editors). Utilisation des archives naturelles pour la reconstitution du passé hydro-climatique. Dossier public 8768, Commission géologique du Canada. Quebec, Canada. DOI: 10.4095/328045.

Perreault, L., Nicault, A., Boucher, É., Arseneault, D., Gennaretti, F., 2021. Analyse des changements de régimes dans les sé-ries temporelles issues de la dendrochronologie. Pages 130-142 in Bégin, C., Nicault, A., Bégin, Y. (Editors). Utilisation des archives naturelles pour la reconstitution du passé hydro-climatique. Dossier public 8768, Commission géologique du Canada. Quebec, Canada. DOI: 10.4095/328045.

Büntgen, U., Arseneault, D., Boucher, É., Churakova, O.V., Gennaretti, F., Crivellaro, A., Hughes, M.K., Kirdyanov, A., Klippel, L., Krusic, P.J., Linderholm, H.W., Ljungqvist, F.C., Ludescher, J., McCormick, M., Myglan, V.S., Nicolussi, K., Piermattei, A., Oppenheimer, C., Reinig, F., Sigl, M., Vaganov, E.A., Esper, J., 2020. Prominent role of volcanism in Common Era climate variability and human history. Dendrochronologia, 64, 125757. DOI: 10.1016/j.dendro.2020.125757.

Dupuis, S., Danneyrolles, V., Laflamme, J., Boucher, Y., Arseneault, D., 2020. Forest transformation following European settlement in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean Valley in Eastern Québec, Canada. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8, 257. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2020.00257.

Elzein, T., Arseneault, D., Sirois, L., Boucher, Y., 2020. The changing disturbance regime in eastern Canadian mixed forests during the 20th Century. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8: 156. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2020.00156.

Elzein, T., Larocque, G.R., Sirois, L., Arseneault, D., 2020. Comparing the predictions of gap model with vegetation and disturbance data in south-eastern Canadian mixed forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 455, 117649. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2019.117649.

Johnston, L.M., Wang, X., Erni, S., Taylor, S.W., McFayden, C.B., Oliver, J.A., Stockdale, C.A., Christianson, A., Boulanger, Y., Gauthier, S., Arseneault, D., Wotton, B.M., Parisien, M.-A., Flannigan, M.D., 2020. Wildland fire risk research in Canada. Environmental Reviews - Dossiers environnement, 28(2): 164-186. DOI: 10.1139/er-2019-0046.

Marchais, M., Arseneault, D., Bergeron, Y., 2020. Composition changes in the boreal mixedwood forest of western Quebec since euro-canadian settlement. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8: 126. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2020.00126.

Nasri, B.R., Boucher, É., Perreault, L., Rémillard, B.N., Huard, D., Nicault, A., Arseneault, D., Bégin, C., Savard, M.M., Bégin, Y., Francus, P., Lajeunesse, P., 2020. Modeling hydrological inflow persistence using paleoclimate reconstructions on the Québec‐Labrador (Canada) Peninsula. Water Resources Research, 56(5), e2019WR025122. DOI: 10.1029/2019WR025122.

Parisien, M.-A., Barber, Q.E., Hirsch, K.G., Stockdale, C.A., Erni, S., Wang, X., Arseneault, D., Parks, S.A., 2020. Author Correction: Fire deficit increases wildfire risk for many communities in the Canadian boreal forest. Nature Communications, 11, 3855. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-17650-2.

Parisien, M.-A., Barber, Q.E., Hirsch, K.G., Stockdale, C.A., Erni, S., Wang, X., Arseneault, D., Parks, S.A., 2020. Fire deficit increases wildfire risk for many communities in the Canadian boreal forest. Nature Communications, 11, 2121. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-15961-y.

Stralberg, D., Arseneault, D., Baltzer, J.L., Bayne, E.M., Boulanger, Y., Brown, C.D., Cooke, H.A., Devito, K., Edwards, J., Estevo, C.A., Fleynn, N., Frelich, L.E., Hogg, E.H., Johnston, M., Logan, T., Matsuoka, S.M., Moore, P., Morell, L.T., Morissette, J.L., Nelson, E.A., Nenzén, H., Nielsen, S.E., Parisien, M.-A., Pedlar, J.H., Price, D.T., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Slattery, S.M., Sonnentag, O., Thompson, D.K., Whitman, E., 2020. Climate-change refugia in boreal North America: what, where, and for how long? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15(5 - Special Issue: Climate‐Change Refugia): 261-270. DOI: 10.1002/fee.2188.

Terrail, R., Morin-Rivat, J., de Lafontaine, G., Fortin, M.-J., Arseneault, D., 2020. Effects of 20th‐century settlement fires on landscape structure and forest composition in eastern Quebec, Canada. Journal of Vegetation Science, 31(1): 40-52. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12832.

Wang, F., Arseneault, D., Boucher, É., Galipaud Gloaguen, G., Deharte, A., Yu, S., Trou-Kechout, N., 2020. Temperature sensitivity of blue intensity, maximum latewood density, and ring width data of living black spruce trees in the eastern Canadian taiga. Dendrochronologia, 64, 125771. DOI: 10.1016/j.dendro.2020.125771.

Wang, F., Arseneault, D., Boucher, É., Yu, S., Ouellet, S., Chaillou, G., Delwaide, A., Wang, L., 2020. Chemical destaining and the delta correction for blue intensity measurements of stained lake subfossil trees. Biogeosciences, 17: 4559–4570. DOI: 10.5194/bg-17-4559-2020.

Wang, F., Arseneault, D., Boucher, Y., Yu, S., Ouellet, S., Chaillou, G., Delwaide, A., Wang, L., 2020. Chemical destaining and the delta correction for blue intensity measurements of stained lake subfossil trees ---- Copie ----. Biogeosciences.

Wang, F., Arseneault, D., Boucher, Y., Yu, S., Ouellet, S., Chaillou, G., Delwaide, A., Wang, L., 2020. Chemical destaining and the delta correction for blue intensity measurements of stained lake subfossil trees. Biogeosciences, 17(8): 4559–4570. DOI: 10.5194/bg-17-4559-2020.

Boulanger, Y., Arseneault, D., Boucher, Y., Gauthier, S., Cyr, D., Taylor, A.R., Price, D.T., Dupuis, S., 2019. Climate change will affect the ability of forest management to reduce gaps between current and presettlement forest composition in southeastern Canada. Landscape Ecology, 34(1): 159-174. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-018-0761-6.

Danneyrolles, V., Dupuis, S., Fortin, G., Leroyer, M., de Römer, A., Terrail, R., Vellende, M., Laflamme, J., Boucher, Y., Bergeron, Y., Arseneault, D., 2019. Stronger influence of anthropogenic disturbance than climate change on century-scale compositional changes in northern forests. Nature Communications, 10, 1265. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09265-z.

Terrail, R., Dupuis, S., Danneyrolles, V., Boucher, Y., Fortin, M.-J., Arseneault, D., 2019. Reorganization of tree assemblages over the last century in the northern hardwoods of eastern Canada. Applied Vegetation Science, 22(4): 474-483. DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12449.

Wang, F., Arseneault, D., Pan, B., Liao, Q., Sugiyama, J., 2019. Pre-1930 unstable relationship between climate and tree-ring width of Pinus taiwanensis Hayata in southeastern China. Dendrochronologia, 57, 125629. DOI: 10.1016/j.dendro.2019.125629.

Barber, Q.E., Parisien, M.-A., Whitman, E., Stralberg, D., Johnson, C.J., St-Laurent, M.-H., DeLancey, E.R., Price, D.T., Arseneault, D., Wang, X., Flannigan, M.D., 2018. Potential impacts of climate change on the habitat of boreal woodland caribou. Ecosphere, 9(10), e02472. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2472.

Büntgen, U., Wacker, L., Galván, J.D., Arnold, S., Arseneault, D., Baillie, M., Beer, J., Bernabei, M., Bleicher, N., Boswijk, G., Bräuning, A., Carrer, M., Ljungqvist, F.C., Cherubini, P., Christl, M., Christie, D.A., Clark, P.W., Cook, E.R., D’Arrigo, R., Davi, N., Eggertsson, Ó., Esper, J., Fowler, A.M., Gedalof, Z., Gennaretti, F., Grießinger, J., Grissino-Mayer, H., Grudd, H., Gunnarson, B.E., Hantemirov, R., Herzig, F., Hessl, A., Heussner, K.-U., Jull, A.J.T., Kukarskih, V., Kirdyanov, A., Kolář, T., Krusic, P.J., Kyncl, T., Lara, A., LeQuesne, C., Linderholm, H.W., Loader, N.J., Luckman, B., Miyake, F., Myglan, V.S., Nicolussi, K., Oppenheimer, C., Palmer, J., Panyushkina, I., Pederson, N., Rybníček, M., Schweingruber, F., Seim, A., Sigl, M., Churakova, O., Speer, J.H., Synal, H.-A., Tegel, W., Treydte, K., Villalba, R., Wiles, G., Wilson, R., Winship, L.J., Wunder, J., Yang, B., Young, G.H.F., 2018. Tree rings reveal globally coherent signature of cosmogenic radiocarbon events in 774 and 993 CE. Nature Communications, 9(1), 3605. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06036-0.

D'Orangeville, L., Maxwell, J., Kneeshaw, D., Pederson, N., Duchesne, L., Logan, T., Houle, D., Arseneault, D., Beier, C.M., Bishop, D.A., Druckenbrod, D., Fraver, S., Girard, F., Halman, J., Hansen, C., Hart, J.L., Hartmann, H., Kaye, M., Leblanc, D., Manzoni, S., Ouimet, R., Rayback, S., Rollinson, C.R., Phillips, R.P., 2018. Drought timing and local climate determine the sensitivity of eastern temperate forests to drought. Global Change Biology, 24(6): 2339-2351. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14096.

Erni, S., Arseneault, D., Parisien, M.-A., 2018. Stand age influence on potential wildfire ignition and spread in the boreal forest of northeastern Canada. Ecosystems, 21(7): 1471-1486. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-018-0235-3.

Gennaretti, F., Boucher, É., Nicault, A., Gea-Izquierdo, G., Arseneault, D., Berninger, F., Savard, M., Bégin, C., Guiot, J., 2018. Underestimation of the Tambora effects in North American taiga ecosystems. Environmental Research Letters, 13: 034017. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aaac0c.

Lemus-Lauzon, I., Bhiry, N., Arseneault, D., Woollett, J., Delwaide, A., 2018. Tree-ring evidence of changes in the subarctic forest cover linked to human disturbance in northern Labrador (Canada). Écoscience, 25(2): 135-151. DOI: 10.1080/11956860.2018.1436244.

Boucher, É., Nicault, A., Arseneault, D., Bégin, Y., Karami, M.P., 2017. Decadal variations in eastern Canada’s taiga wood biomass production forced by ocean-atmosphere interactions. Scientific Reports, 7: 2457. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-02580-9.

Boucher, Y., Auger, I., Noël, J., Grondin, P., Arseneault, D., 2017. Fire is a stronger driver of forest composition than logging in the boreal forest of eastern Canada. Journal of Vegetation Science, 28(1): 57-68. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12466.

Danneyrolles, V., Dupuis, S., Arseneault, D., Terrail, R., Leroyer, M., de Römer, A., Fortin, G., Boucher, Y., Ruel, J.-C., 2017. Eastern white cedar long-term dynamics in eastern Canada: Implications for restoration in the context of ecosystem-based management. Forest Ecology and Management, 400: 502-510. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.06.024.

Erni, S., Arseneault, D., Parisien, M.-A., Bégin, Y., 2017. Spatial and temporal dimensions of fire activity in the fire-prone eastern Canadian taiga. Global Change Biology, 23(3): 1152-1166. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13461.

Gennaretti, F., Gea-Izquierdo, G., Boucher, É., Berninger, F., Arseneault, D., Guiot, J., 2017. Ecophysiological modeling of photosynthesis and carbon allocation to the tree stem in the boreal forest. Biogeosciences, 14(21): 4851-4866. DOI: 10.5194/bg-14-4851-2017.

Gennaretti, F., Huard, D., Naulier, M., Savard, M., Bégin, C., Arseneault, D., Guiot, J., 2017. Bayesian multiproxy temperature reconstruction with black spruce ring widths and stable isotopes from the northern Quebec taiga. Climate Dynamics, 49(11-12): 4107-4119. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-017-3565-5.

Whitman, E., Parisien, M.-A., Price, D.T., St-Laurent, M.-H., Johnson, C.J., DeLancey, E.R., Arseneault, D., Flannigan, M.D., 2017. A framework for modeling habitat quality in disturbance-prone areas demonstrated with woodland caribou and wildfire. Ecosphere, 8(4): e01787. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1787.

Danneyrolles, V., Arseneault, D., Bergeron, Y., 2016. Long-term compositional changes following partial disturbance revealed by the resurvey of logging concession limits in the northern temperate forest of eastern Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 46(7): 943-949. DOI: 10.1139/cjfr-2016-0047.

Danneyrolles, V., Arseneault, D., Bergeron, Y., 2016. Pre-industrial landscape composition patterns and post-industrial changes at the temperate–boreal forest interface in western Quebec, Canada. Journal of Vegetation Science, 27(3): 470-481. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12373.

Laflamme, J., Munson, A.D., Grondin, P., Arseneault, D., 2016. Anthropogenic disturbances create a new vegetation toposequence in the Gatineau River Valley, Quebec. Forests, 7: 254. DOI: 10.3390/f7110254 .

Portier, J., Gauthier, S., Leduc, A., Arseneault, D., Bergeron, Y., 2016. Fire regime along latitudinal gradients of continuous to discontinuous coniferous boreal forests in eastern Canada. Forests, 7(10): 211. DOI: 10.3390/f7100211.

Autin, J., Gennaretti, F., Arseneault, D., Bégin, Y., 2015. Biases in RCS tree ring chronologies due to sampling heights of trees. Dendrochronologia, 36: 13-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.dendro.2015.08.002.

Naulier, M., Savard, M., Bégin, C., Gennaretti, F., Arseneault, D., Marion, J., Nicault, A., Bégin, Y., 2015. A millennial summer temperature reconstruction for northeastern Canada using oxygen isotopes in subfossil trees. Climate of the Past, 11: 1153-1164. DOI: 10.5194/cp-11-1153-2015.

Nicault, A., Boucher, É., Tapsoba, D., Arseneault, D., Berninger, F., Bégin, C., DesGranges, J.-L., Guiot, J., Marion, J., Wicha, S., Bégin, Y., 2015. Spatial analysis of black spruce (Picea mariana [MILL] B.S.P.) radial growth response to climate in northern Québec-Labrador Peninsula, Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 45(3): 343-352. DOI: 10.1139/cjfr-2014-0080.

Gennaretti, F., Arseneault, D., Bégin, Y., 2014. Millennial disturbance-driven forest stand dynamics in the Eastern Canadian taiga reconstructed from subfossil logs. Journal of Ecology, 102(6): 1612-1622. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12315.

Gennaretti, F., Arseneault, D., Bégin, Y., 2014. Millennial stocks and fluxes of large woody debris in lakes of the North American taiga. Journal of Ecology, 102(2): 367-380. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12198.

Gennaretti, F., Arseneault, D., Nicault, A., Perreault, L., Bégin, Y., 2014. Volcano-induced regime shifts in millennial tree-ring chronologies from northeastern North America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 111(28): 10077–10082. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1324220111.

Héon, J., Arseneault, D., Parisien, M.-A., 2014. Resistance of the boreal forest to high burn rates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 111(38): 13888–13893. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1409316111.

Naulier, M., Savard, M., Bégin, C., Marion, J., Arseneault, D., Bégin, Y., 2014. Carbon and oxygen isotopes of lakeshore black spruce trees in northeastern Canada as proxies for climatic reconstruction. Chemical Geology, 374-375: 37-43. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.02.031.

Terrail, R., Arseneault, D., Fortin, M.-J., Dupuis, S., Boucher, Y., 2014. An early forest inventory indicates a high accuracy of forest composition data in early land survey records. Journal of Vegetation Science, 25(3): 691-702. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12142.

Arseneault, D., Dy, B., Gennaretti, F., Autin, J., Bégin, Y., 2013. Developing millennial tree ring chronologies in the fire-prone North American boreal forest. Journal of Quaternary Science, 28(3): 283-292. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2612.

Boucher, É., Bégin, Y., Arseneault, D., Ouarda, T.B.M.J., 2012. Long-term and large-scale river-ice processes in cold-region watersheds. Pages 546-554 in Church, M., Biron, P.M., Roy, A. (Editors). Gravel-bed rivers: processes, tools, environment. First edition. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Boulanger, Y., Arseneault, D., Morin, H., Jardon, Y., Bertrand, P., Dagneau, C., 2012. Dendrochronological reconstruction of spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) outbreaks in southern Quebec for the last 400 years. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 42: 1264-1276.

Savard, M., Bégin, C., Marion, J., Arseneault, D., Bégin, Y., 2012. Evaluating the integrity of C and O isotopes in sub-fossil wood from boreal lakes. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 348-349(1): 21-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2012.06.003.

 
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