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Sylvie Gauthier

Email : sylvie.gauthier2[at]canada.ca

Publications : (see most recent)

  1. Yan Boulanger, Sylvie Gauthier, David R. Gray, Héloïse Le Goff, Patrick Lefort, Jacques Morissette, 2013. Fire regime zonation under current and future climate over eastern Canada Ecological applications  DOI:10.1890/12-0698.1

  2. Frédérick Raulier, Héloïse Le Goff, Sylvie Gauthier, Rija Rapanoela, Yves Bergeron, 2013. Introducing two indicators for fire risk consideration in the management of boreal forests. Ecological Indicator 24:451-461 DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.07.023

  3. Martin-Philippe Girardin, Adam Ali, Christopher Carcaillet, Sylvie Gauthier, Christelle Hely-Alleaume, Héloïse Le Goff, Aurélie Terrier, Yves Bergeron, 2013. Fire in managed forests of eastern Canada: Risks and options For. Ecol. Manage. 294:238-249 DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2012.07.005

  4. Annie Claude Bélisle, Sylvie Gauthier, Dominic Cyr, Yves Bergeron, Hubert Morin, 2012. Fire Regime and Old-Growth Boreal Forests in Central Quebec, Canada: An Ecosystem Management Perspective Silva Fennica 45(5):889-908

  5. Dominic Cyr, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 2012. The influence of landscape-level heterogeneity in fire frequency on canopy composition in the boreal forest of eastern Canada. J. Veg. Sci. 23(1):140-150 DOI:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01338.x

  6. Ekaterina Shorohova, Daniel Kneeshaw, Timo Kuuluvainen, Sylvie Gauthier, 2012. Variability and dynamics of old-growth forests in the circumboreal zone: implications for conservation, restoration and management Silva Fennica 45(5):785-806

  7. Nicolas Mansuy, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 2012. Afforestation opportunities when stand productivity is driven by a high risk of natural disturbance: a review of the open lichen woodland in the eastern boreal forest of Canada. Mitigation and adaptation strategies for global change 1-20 DOI:10.1007/s11027-012-9362-x

  8. Martin-Philippe Girardin, Xiao Jing Guo, Pierre-Yves Bernier, Frédérick Raulier, Sylvie Gauthier, 2012. Changes in growth of pristine boreal North American forests from 1950 to 2005 driven by landscape demographics and species traits Biogeosciences 9:2523-2536 DOI:10.5194/bg-9-2523-2012

  9. Nicolas Mansuy, Sylvie Gauthier, André Robitaille, Yves Bergeron, 2012. Regional patterns of postfire canopy recovery in the northern boreal forest of Quebec: interactions between surficial deposit, climate, and fire cycle Can. J. For. Res. 42(7):1328-1343 DOI:10.1139/x2012-101

  10. Virginie-Arielle Angers, Sylvie Gauthier, Pierre Drapeau, Karelle Jayen, Yves Bergeron, 2011. Tree mortality and snag dynamics in North American boreal tree species after a wildfire: a long-term study. International Journal of Wildland Fire 20(6):751-763 DOI:10.1071/WF10010

  11. Dominic Cyr, Sylvie Gauthier, D.A. Etheridge, G.J. Kayahara, Yves Bergeron, 2010. A simple Bayesian Belief Network for estimating the proportion of old-forest stands in the Clay Belt of Ontario using the provincial forest inventory. Can. J. For. Res. 40(3):573–584 DOI:10.1139/X10-025

  12. Nicolas Mansuy, Sylvie Gauthier, André Robitaille, Yves Bergeron, 2010. The effects of surficial deposit–drainage combinations on spatial variations of fire cycles in the boreal forest of eastern Canada. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19(8):1083-1098 DOI:10.1071/WF09144

  13. Amar Madoui, Alain Leduc, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 2010. Spatial pattern analyses of post-fire residual stands in the black spruce boreal forest of western Quebec. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19(8):1110-1126 DOI:10.1071/WF10049

  14. Tadeusz Bartek Splawinski, David Greene, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 2010. Does the post-fire organic layer compress beneath the snowpack? International Journal of Wildland Fire 19(5):673-676 DOI:10.1071/WF09056

  15. Sylvie Gauthier, Dominique Boucher, Jacques Morissette, Louis DeGrandpré, 2010. Fifty-seven years of composition change in the eastern boreal forest of Canada. J. Veg. Sci. 1–14 DOI:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2010.01186.x

  16. Dominic Cyr, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, Christopher Carcaillet, 2009. Forest management is driving the eastern North American boreal forest outside its natural range of variability. Frontiers in ecology and the environment  DOI:10.1890/080088

  17. Tuomas Aakala, Timo Kuuluvainen, Sylvie Gauthier, Louis DeGrandpré, 2008. Standing dead trees and their decay-class dynamics in the northeastern boreal old-growth forests of Québec. For. Ecol. Manage. 255(3-4):410-420 DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2007.09.008

  18. Annie Belleau, Yves Bergeron, Alain Leduc, Sylvie Gauthier, Andrew Fall, 2007. Using spatially explicit simulations to explore size distribution and spacing of regenerating areas produced by wildfires: recommendations for designing harvest agglomerations for the Canadian boreal forest. For. Chron. 83(1):72-82.

  19. Yves Bergeron, Pierre Drapeau, Sylvie Gauthier, Nicolas Lecomte, 2007. Using knowledge of natural disturbances to support sustainable forest management in the northern Clay Belt. For. Chron. 83(3):326-337.

  20. Dominic Cyr, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 2007. Scale-dependent determinants of heterogeneity in fire frequency in a coniferous boreal forest of eastern Canada. Landscape Ecology  DOI:10.1007/s10980-007-9109-3

  21. Karen Harper, Yves Bergeron, Pierre Drapeau, Sylvie Gauthier, Louis DeGrandpré, 2006. Changes in spatial pattern of trees and snags during structural development in Picea mariana boreal forests. J. Veg. Sci. 17:625-636.

  22. Dominic Cyr, Yves Bergeron, Sylvie Gauthier, Alain Larouche, 2006. Des pessières millénaires en Abitibi : comment se fait-il qu’elles n’aient pas brûlé pendant tout ce temps? Le Couvert Boréal pages 29-31.

  23. David Greene, Sylvie Gauthier, Josée Noël, Marie-Claude Rousseau, Yves Bergeron, 2006. A field experiment to determine the effect of post-fire salvage on seedbeds and tree regeneration. Frontiers in ecology and the environment 4(2):69-74.

  24. Yves Bergeron, Dominic Cyr, Ronald Charles Drever, Micheal Flannigan, Sylvie Gauthier, Daniel Kneeshaw, Eve Lauzon, Alain Leduc, Héloïse Le Goff, Daniel Lesieur, Kimberly Logan, 2006. Past, current, and future fire frequencies in Quebec's commercial forests: implications for the cumulative effects of harvesting and fire on age-class structure and natural disturbance-based management. Can. J. For. Res. 36(11):2737-2744. DOI:10.1139/X06-177

  25. Dominique Boucher, Sylvie Gauthier, Louis DeGrandpré, 2006. Structural changes in coniferous stands along a chronosequence and a productivity gradient in the northeastern boreal forest of Québec. Ecoscience 13(2):172-180.

  26. Patrick Lefort, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 2006. Caractérisation de la fréquence des feux dans la forêt modèle du lac Abitibi. Le Couvert Boréal pages 24-25.

  27. Karen Harper, Yves Bergeron, Pierre Drapeau, Sylvie Gauthier, Louis DeGrandpré, 2005. Structural development following fire in black spruce boreal forest. For. Ecol. Manage. 206(1-3):293-306. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2004.11.008

  28. Dominic Cyr, Yves Bergeron, Sylvie Gauthier, Alain Larouche, 2005. Are the old-growth forests of the Clay Belt part of a fire-regulated mosaic? Can. J. For. Res. 35(1):65-73. DOI:10.1139/x04-204

  29. Sylvie Gauthier, Thuy Nguyen-Xuan, Yves Bergeron, Alain Leduc, Pierre Drapeau, Pierre Grondin, 2004. Developing Forest Management Strategies Based on Fire Regimes in Northwestern Quebec, Canada. Chapter 18. In A.H. Perera, L.J. Buse et M.G. Weber. Emulating Natural Forest Landscape Disturbances : Concepts and Applications. Columbia University Press, New York, NY.

  30. Yves Bergeron, Sylvie Gauthier, Micheal Flannigan, Victor Kafka, 2004. Fire regimes at the transition between mixedwood and coniferous boreal forest in Northwestern Quebec. Ecology 85(7):1916-1932.

  31. A Groot, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 2004. Stand dynamics modelling approaches for multicohort management of eastern Canadian boreal forests. Silva Fennica 38(4):437-448.

  32. Anh thu Pham, Louis DeGrandpré, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 2004. Gap dynamics and replacement patterns in gaps of the northeastern boreal forest of Quebec. Can. J. For. Res. 34(2):353-364. DOI:10.1139/x03-265

  33. Patrick Lefort, Alain Leduc, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 2004. Recent fire regime (1945-1998) in the boreal forest of western Quebec. Ecoscience 11 (4):433-445.

  34. Yves Bergeron, Micheal Flannigan, Sylvie Gauthier, Alain Leduc, Patrick Lefort, 2004. Past, current and future fire frequency in the Canadian boreal forest: Implications for sustainable forest management. Ambio : A Journal of the Human Environment 33(6):356-360. DOI:10.1579/0044-7447-33.6.356

  35. David Greene, Josée Noël, Yves Bergeron, Marie-Claude Rousseau, Sylvie Gauthier, 2004. Recruitment of Picea mariana, Pinus banksiana, and Populus tremuloides across a burn severity gradient following wildfire in the southern boreal forest of Quebec. Can. J. For. Res. 34(9):1845-1857. DOI:10.1139/x04-036

  36. Mark Purdon, Josée Noël, Antoine Nappi, Pierre Drapeau, Brian Harvey, Suzanne Brais, Yves Bergeron, Sylvie Gauthier, David Greene, 2003. The impact of salvage-logging after wildfire in the boreal forest : Lessons from Abitibi. Chaire industrielle CRSNG UQAT-UQAM-AFD. Fiche technique 4. 8 pages.

  37. Yves Bergeron, Patrick Lefort, Victor Kafka, Sylvie Gauthier, Micheal Flannigan, 2003. Le régime des feux de la forêt mixte et boréale de l'Ouest du Québec. Chaire industrielle CRSNG UQAT-UQAM-AFD. Fiche technique 5. 4 pages.

  38. Pierre Drapeau, Alain Leduc, Yves Bergeron, Sylvie Gauthier, Jean-Pierre Savard, 2003. Les communautés d'oiseaux des vieilles forêts de la pessière à mousses de la ceinture d'argile : Problèmes et solutions face à l'aménagement forestier. For. Chron. 79(3):531-540.

  39. Patrick Lefort, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 2003. The influence of Fire Weather and Land Use on the Fire Activity of the Lake Abitibi Area, Eastern Canada. Forest Science 49(4):509-521.

  40. Karen Harper, Catherine Boudreault, Louis DeGrandpré, Pierre Drapeau, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 2003. Structure, composition, and diversity of old-growth black spruce boreal forest of the Clay Belt region in Quebec and Ontario. Environ. Rev. 11:S79-S98.

  41. Pierre Drapeau, Alain Leduc, Yves Bergeron, Sylvie Gauthier, Jean-Pierre Savard, 2003. Bird communities in old lichen-black spruce stands in the clay belt: Problems and solutions regarding forest management For. Chron. 79(3):531-540.

  42. Daniel Kneeshaw, Sylvie Gauthier, 2003. Old growth in the boreal forest: A dynamic perspective at the stand and landscape level. Environ. Rev. 11:S99-S114.

  43. Daniel Lesieur, Yves Bergeron, Sylvie Gauthier, Victor Kafka, Patrick Lefort, 2002. Changes in fire frequency during the last 300 years in the eastern canadian boreal forests. Pages. 10(1):18-19.

  44. Alain Leduc, Thuy Nguyen-Xuan, Yves Bergeron, Brian Harvey, Sylvie Gauthier, Pierre Drapeau, 2002. L'aménagement par cohorte: de la rhétorique à la pratique. Chaire industrielle CRSNG UQAT-UQAM-AFD. Fiche technique 3. 4 pages.

  45. Karen Harper, Yves Bergeron, Sylvie Gauthier, Pierre Drapeau, 2002. Structural development of black spruce forests following fire in Abitibi, Québec: a landscape scale investigation. Silva Fennica 36(1):249-263

  46. Daniel Lesieur, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 2002. Fire frequency and vegetation dynamics for the south-central boreal forest of Quebec, Canada. Can. J. For. Res. 32(11):1996-2009. DOI:10.1139/x02-113

  47. Sylvie Gauthier, Patrick Lefort, Yves Bergeron, Pierre Drapeau, 2002. Carte du temps écoulé depuis le feu, répartition des classes d'âge et dynamique forestière dans la forêt modèle du lac Abitibi. Rapport d'information LAU-X-125F. 10 p.

  48. Catherine Boudreault, Yves Bergeron, Sylvie Gauthier, Pierre Drapeau, 2002. Bryophyte and lichen communities in mature to old-growth stands in eastern boreal forests of Canada. Can. J. For. Res. 32(6):1080-1093. DOI:10.1139/x02-027

  49. Yves Bergeron, Alain Leduc, Brian Harvey, Sylvie Gauthier, 2002. Natural fire regime : A guide for sustainable forest management in the Canadian boreal forest. Silva Fennica 36(1):81-95

  50. Karen Harper, Yves Bergeron, Sylvie Gauthier, Pierre Drapeau, 2002. Post-fire development of canopy structure and composition in black spruce forests of Abitibi, Quebec: A landscape scale study. Silva Fennica 36(1):249-263

  51. Brian Harvey, Alain Leduc, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 2002. Stand-landscape intergration in natural disturbance-based mangement of the southern boreal forest. For. Ecol. Manage. 155(1-3):369-385. DOI:10.1016/S0378-1127(01)00573-4

  52. Mark Purdon, Josée Noël, Antoine Nappi, Pierre Drapeau, Brian Harvey, Suzanne Brais, Yves Bergeron, Sylvie Gauthier, David Greene, 2002. L'impact des coupes de récupération après feu en forêt boréale : leçons d'Abitibi. Chaire industrielle CRSNG UQAT-UQAM-AFD. Fiche technique 4. 8 pages.

  53. Victor Kafka, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 2001. Fire impacts and crowning in the boreal forest: study of a large wildfire in western Quebec. International Journal of Wildland Fire 10(2):119-127. DOI:10.1071/WF01012

  54. Sylvie Gauthier, Alain Leduc, Brian Harvey, Yves Bergeron, Pierre Drapeau, 2001. Les perturbations naturelles et la diversité écosystémique. Numéro spécial: La forêt boréale: recherche et biodiversité. Le Naturaliste canadien 125:10-17.

  55. Yves Bergeron, Sylvie Gauthier, Victor Kafka, Patrick Lefort, Daniel Lesieur, 2001. Natural fire frequency for the eastern Canadian boreal forest: consequences for sustainable forestry. Can. J. For. Res. 31(3):384-391. DOI:10.1139/CJFR-31-3-384

  56. Christopher Carcaillet, Yves Bergeron, Pierre J.H. Richard, Bianca Fréchette, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Prairie, 2001. Change of fire frequency in the eastern Canadian boreal forests during the Holocene: does vegetation composition or climate trigger the fire regime? Journal of Ecology 89(6):930-946.

  57. Louis DeGrandpré, Jacques Morissette, Sylvie Gauthier, 2000. Long-term post-fire changes in the northeastern boreal forest of Quebec. J. Veg. Sci. 11(6):791-800

  58. Sylvie Gauthier, Louis DeGrandpré, Yves Bergeron, 2000. Differences in forest composition in two ecoregions of the boreal forest of Québec. J. Veg. Sci. 11(6):781-790.

  59. Patrick Lefort, Sylvie Gauthier, Alain Leduc, Yves Bergeron, 2000. Étude de l’impact des facteurs physiographiques sur les feux de forêt en milieu boréal et analyse spatiale de l’homogénéité du régime de feux. Research report for QMNR. 52 p.

  60. Catherine Boudreault, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 2000. Epiphytic lichens and bryophytes on Populus tremuloides along a chronosequence in the southwestern boreal forest of Québec, Canada. The Bryologist 103(4):725-738.

  61. Alain Leduc, Yves Bergeron, Pierre Drapeau, Brian Harvey, Sylvie Gauthier, 2000. Le régime naturel des incendies forestiers : un guide pour l’aménagement durable de la forêt boréale. L'Aubelle 135:13-22.

  62. Yves Bergeron, Brian Harvey, Alain Leduc, Sylvie Gauthier, 1999. Forest management strategies based on the dynamics of natural disturbances - Considerations and a proposal for a model allowing an even-management approach. For. Chron. 75(1):55-61.

  63. Yves Bergeron, Brian Harvey, Alain Leduc, Sylvie Gauthier, 1999. Forest management guidelines based on natural disturbance dynamics: stand and forest-level considerations / Stratégies d'aménagement forestier qui s'inspirent de la dynamique des perturbations naturelles: considérations à l'échelle du peuplement et de la forêt. For. Chron. 75(1):49-54.

  64. Yves Bergeron, Pierre J.H. Richard, Christopher Carcaillet, Micheal Flannigan, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Prairie, 1998. Variability in Holocene fire frequency and forest composition in Canada’s southeastern boreal forest : a challenge for sustainable forest management. Conservation Ecology online 2(2):http://www.consecol.org/vol2/iss2/art6.

  65. Sylvie Gauthier, Alain Leduc, Yves Bergeron, 1996. Forest dynamics modelling under a natural fire cycle: A tool to define natural mosaic diversity in forest management. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 39(1-3):417-434.

  66. Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, Jean-Pierre Simon, 1996. Effects of fire regime on the serotiny level of jack pine. Journal of Ecology 84(4):539-548.

  67. Alain Leduc, Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, 1995. Prévision de la composition d’une mosaïque forestière naturelle soumise a un régime des feux: proposition d’un modèle empirique pour le nord-ouest du Québec. pp 197-205 in: Domon, G. and Falardeau, J. (Ed.) Méthodes et réalisations de l’écologie du paysage pour l’aménagement du territoire. Polyscience publication, Morin Heights. 227 p.

  68. Sylvie Gauthier, Yves Bergeron, Jean-Pierre Simon, 1993. Cone serotiny in jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.): Effects of individual age and size, cone age and cone position. Can. J. For. Res. 23:394-401. DOI:10.1139/cjfr-23-3-394

  69. Sylvie Gauthier, 1991. Structure génétique et sérotinisme de population de pin gris (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) soumises à deux régimes des feux distincts. Thèse de doctorat en biologie, Université de Montréal. 218 p.

Post-doctoral fellow
(d) = Supervisor; (c) = Co-supervisor

◊ Tadeusz Bartek Splawinski (c)



Ph.D.
(d) = Supervisor; (c) = Co-supervisor

◊ Mathilde Pau (d)







Graduated Ph.D.
(d) = Supervisor; (c) = Co-supervisor

◊ Jeanne Portier (d) 2018

◊ Tadeusz Bartek Splawinski (d) 2015

◊ Pierre Grondin (d) 2014

◊ Amar Madoui (d) 2014

◊ Dominic Cyr (d) 2010

◊ Rija Rapanoela (c) 2017

◊ Nicolas Mansuy (c) 2013



Graduated M.Sc.
(d) = Supervisor; (c) = Co-supervisor

◊ Stelsa Fortin (d) 2019

◊ Annie Claude Bélisle (d) 2013

◊ Mathieu Paquette (d) 2011

◊ Sébastien Renard (d) 2010

◊ Dominic Cyr (d) 2001

◊ Alexis Schab (c) 2020

◊ Marie-André Vaillancourt (c) 2007

◊ Lidia Capece (c) 2003

◊ Anh thu Pham (c) 2003

◊ Caroline Plaisance (c) 2003

◊ Daniel Lesieur (c) 2000

◊ Patrick Lefort (c) 1998

◊ Victor Kafka (c) 1997



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