Steven G. Cumming

Chercheur régulier
Modélisation des écosystèmes boréaux
Université Laval
Faculté de foresterie et de géomatique
Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt
Pavillon Abitibi-Price
2405 Rue de la Terrasse
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6

Téléphone: (418) 656-2131 poste 2593
Télécopieur: (418) 656-5262

Trish Fontaine
Mélina Houle

Directions d'étudiants

Nicole Barker
Sarah Bauduin
Jean Marchal
Yosune Miquelajauregui
Christian Roy


Ancien personnel
Bénédicte Kenmei (Prof. de rech. 2013)
Pierre Racine (Prof. de rech. 2012)
Kara Lefevre (Postdoc 2010)
Mélanie-Louise Leblanc (Prof. de rech. 2010)
Denis Drolet (Prof. de rech. 2009)
Fang Shoufan (Prof. de rech. 2009)
Sapna Sharma (Postdoc 2008)
Patrick Charlebois (Prof. de rech. 2008)
Nadia Bokenge Aridja (Stage 2008)
Dan Mazerolle (Postdoc 2007)

Étudiants diplômés
Nadia Bokenge Aridja (M.Sc. 2012)
Frédérique Saucier (M.Sc. 2011)
  • Ph.D. en écologie forestière, 1997 (Université de la Colombie-Britannique)
  • M.Sc. en informatique, 1986 (Simon Fraser University)
  • B.Sc. en informatique, 1981 (Université d'Alberta)

Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en modélisation des écosystèmes boréaux.

Research and Projects

Vous pouvez télécharger toutes mes publications en format BibTeX ou en format EndNote.
Boreal Avian Modelling Project Reports

Chapitres de livre

  1. Krawchuk, M., Lisgo, K., Leroux, S., Vernier, P., Cumming, S.G. and Schmiegelow, F. (2012) Boreal Forest, Canada. (Chap. 6) In Climate and Conservation: Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action. (Hilty, J.A. and Chester, C.C. and Cross, M.S., Eds.) Island Press. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  2. Messier, C., Fortin, M.-J., Schmiegelow, F., Doyon, F., Cumming, S.G., Kimmins, J.P., Seely, B., Welham, C. and Nelson, J. (2003) Modelling tools to assess the sustainability of forest management scenarios. (Chap. 14) In Towards Sustainable Management of the Boreal Forest. (Burton, P.J. and Messier, C. and Smith, D.W. and Adamowicz, W.L., Eds.) NRC Research Press, pages 531-580. (EndNote | BibTeX)
  3. Greenway, K., Cumming, S.G. and Grover, B. (2002) Regeneration of trees after wildfire and harvesting. (Chap. 8) In Ecological basis for stand management: A summary and synthesis of ecological responses to wildfire and harvesting in boreal forests. (Song, S.J., Eds.) Alberta Research Council Inc., pages 1-26. (EndNote | BibTeX)

Livres ou actes de colloques publiés à titre d'éditeur

Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

  1. Stralberg, D., Matsuoka, S.M., Hamann, A., Bayne, E.M., Solymos, P., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Wang, X., Cumming, S.G. and Song, S.J. (2015) Projecting boreal bird responses to climate change: The signal exceeds the noise. Ecological Applications, 25(1):52-69. (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  2. Cumming, S.G., Drever, C.R., Houle, M., Cosco, J., Racine, P., Bayne, E. and Schmiegelow, F.K. (2015) A gap analysis of tree species representation in the protected areas of the canadian boreal forest: Applying a new assemblage of digital forest resource inventory data1. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 45(2):163-173. (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  3. Cumming, S.G., Stralberg, D., Lefevre, K.L., Solymos, P., Bayne, E.M., Fang, S., Fontaine, T., Mazerolle, D., Schmiegelow, F.K.A. and Song, S.J. (2014) Climate and vegetation hierarchically structure patterns of songbird distribution in the Canadian boreal region. Ecography, 37(2):137-151. (Scopus  | EndNote | BibTeX)
  4. Barker, N.K.S., Slattery, S.M., Darveau, M. and Cumming, S.G. (2014) Modeling distribution and abundance of multiple species: Different pooling strategies produce similar results. Ecosphere, 5(12). (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  5. Barker, N.K.S., Cumming, S.G. and Darveau, M. (2014) Models to predict the distribution and abundance of breeding ducks in Canada. Avian Conservation and Ecology, 9(2). (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  6. Solymos, P., Matsuoka, S.M., Bayne, E.M., Lele, S.R., Fontaine, P., Cumming, S.G., Stralberg, D., Schmiegelow, F.K.A. and Song, S.J. (2013) Calibrating indices of avian density from non-standardized survey data: Making the most of a messy situation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4(11):1047-1058. (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  7. Powers, R.P., Coops, N.C., Morgan, J.L., Wulder, M.A., Nelson, T.A., Drever, C.R. and Cumming, S.G. (2013) A remote sensing approach to biodiversity assessment and regionalization of the Canadian boreal forest. Progress in Physical Geography, 37(1):36-62. (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  8. Beguin, J., McIntire, E.J.B., Fortin, D., Cumming, S.G., Raulier, F., Racine, P. and Dussault, C. (2013) Explaining Geographic Gradients in Winter Selection of Landscapes by Boreal Caribou with Implications under Global Changes in Eastern Canada. PLoS ONE, 8(10):e78510. (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  9. Matsuoka, S.M., Bayne, E.M., Solymos, P., Fontaine, P.C., Cumming, S.G., Schmiegelow, F.K.A. and Song, S.J. (2012) Using binomial distance-sampling models to estimate the effective detection radius of point-count surveys across boreal Canada. Auk, 129(2):268-282. (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  10. Garet, J., Raulier, F., Pothier, D. and Cumming, S.G. (2012) Forest age class structures as indicators of sustainability in boreal forest: Are we measuring them correctly? Ecological Indicators, 23:202-210. (URL  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  11. Wang, X., Hamann, A. and Cumming, S.G. (2012) Measuring boreal forest fragmentation after fire: Which configuration metrics are best? Ecological Indicators, 13(1):189-195. (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  12. Beguin, J., Martino, S., Rue, H. and Cumming, S.G. (2012) Hierarchical analysis of spatially autocorrelated ecological data using integrated nested Laplace approximation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 3(5):921-929. (URL  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  13. Krawchuk, M.A. and Cumming, S.G. (2011) Effects of biotic feedback and harvest management on boreal forest fire activity under climate change. Ecological Applications, 21(1):122-136. (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  14. Wang, X.L. and Cumming, S.G. (2011) Measuring landscape configuration with normalized metrics. Landscape Ecology, 26(5):723-736. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  15. Leroux, S.J., Krawchuk, M.A., Schmiegelow, F., Cumming, S.G., Lisgo, K., Anderson, L.G. and Petkova, M. (2010) Global protected areas and IUCN designations: Do the categories match the conditions? Biological Conservation, 143(3):609-616. (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  16. Hauer, G., Cumming, S.G., Schmiegelow, F., Adamowicz, W., Weber, M. and Jagodzinski, R. (2010) Tradeoffs between forestry resource and conservation values under alternate policy regimes: A spatial analysis of the western Canadian boreal plains. Ecological Modelling, 221(21):2590-2603. (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  17. Wang, X. and Cumming, S.G. (2010) Configuration dynamics of boreal forest landscapes under recent fire and harvesting regimes in western Canada. Landscape Ecology, 25(9):1419-1432. (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  18. Cumming, S.G., Lefevre, K.L., Bayne, E., Fontaine, T., Schmiegelow, F.K.A. and Song, S.J. (2010) Toward Conservation of Canada's Boreal Forest Avifauna: Design and Application of Ecological Models at Continental Extents. Avian Conservation and Ecology, 5(2):8. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  19. Desrochers, A., McIntire, E.J.B., Cumming, S.G., Nowak, J. and Sharma, S. (2010) False negatives – a false problem in studies of habitat selection? Ideas in Ecology and Evolution, 3:20-25. (URL  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  20. Cumming, S.G., Trindade, M., Greene, D.F. and MacDonald, E.S. (2009) Canopy and emergent white spruce in "pure" broadleaf stands: Frequency, predictive models, and ecological importance. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 39(10):1997-2004. (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  21. Arienti, M.C., Cumming, S.G., Krawchuk, M.A. and Boutin, S. (2009) Road network density correlated with increased lightning fire incidence in the Canadian western boreal forest. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 18(8):970-982. (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  22. Wang, X.L. and Cumming, S.G. (2009) Modeling configuration dynamics of harvested forest landscapes in the Canadian boreal plains. Landscape Ecology, 24(2):229-241. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  23. Krawchuk, M.A., Cumming, S.G. and Flannigan, M.D. (2009) Predicted changes in fire weather suggest increases in lightning fire initiation and future area burned in the mixedwood boreal forest. Climatic Change, 92(1-2):83-97. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  24. Krawchuk, M.A. and Cumming, S.G. (2009) Disturbance history affects lightning fire initiation in the mixedwood boreal forest: Observations and simulations. Forest Ecology and Management, 257(7):1613-1622. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  25. Azeria, E.T., Fortin, D., Lemaître, J., Janssen, P., Hebert, C., Darveau, M. and Cumming, S.G. (2009) Fine-scale structure and cross-taxon congruence of bird and beetle assemblages in an old-growth boreal forest mosaic. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 18(3):333-345. (URL  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  26. Vernier, P.R., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Hannon, S. and Cumming, S.G. (2008) Generalizability of songbird habitat models in boreal mixedwood forests of Alberta. Ecological Modelling, 211(1-2):191-201. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  27. Leroux, S.J., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Cumming, S.G., Lessard, R.B. and Nagy, J. (2007) Accounting for system dynamics in reserve design. Ecological Applications, 17(7):1954-1966. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  28. Leroux, S.J., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Lessard, R.B. and Cumming, S.G. (2007) Minimum dynamic reserves: A framework for determining reserve size in ecosystems structured by large disturbances. Biological Conservation, 138(3-4):464-473. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  29. Arienti, M.C., Cumming, S.G. and Boutin, S. (2006) Empirical models of forest fire initial attack success probabilities: the effects of fuels, anthropogenic linear features, fire weather, and management. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 36(12):3155-3166. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  30. Krawchuk, M.A., Cumming, S.G., Flannigan, M.D. and Wein, R.W. (2006) Biotic and abiotic regulation of lightning fire initiation in the mixedwood boreal forest. Ecology, 87(2):458-468. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  31. Martell, K.A., Foote, A.L. and Cumming, S.G. (2006) Riparian disturbance due to beavers (Castor canadensis) in Alberta's boreal mixedwood forests: Implications for forest management. Ecoscience, 13(2):164-171. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  32. Greene, D.F., Macdonald, S.E., Cumming, S.G. and Swift, L. (2005) Seedbed variation from the interior through the edge of a large wildfire in Alberta. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 35(7):1640-1647. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  33. Cumming, S.G. (2005) Effective fire suppression in boreal forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 35(4):772-786. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  34. Cumming, S.G. and Armstrong, G.W. (2004) Divided landbase, overlapping tenures, and fire risk. Forestry Chronicle, 80(4):478-484. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  35. Armstrong, G.W., Adamowicz, W.L., Beck, J.A., Cumming, S.G. and Schmiegelow, F.K.A. (2003) Coarse filter ecosystem management in a nonequilibrating forest. Forest Science, 49(2):209-223. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  36. Armstrong, G.W. and Cumming, S.G. (2003) Estimating the cost of land base changes due to wildfire using shadow prices. Forest Science, 49(5):719-730. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  37. Cumming, S.G. (2002) Fire smart forests? New research study supports concept. Forestry Chronicle, 78(2):204. (Scopus  | EndNote | BibTeX)
  38. Cumming, S.G. and Vernier, P. (2002) Statistical models of landscape pattern metrics, with applications to regional scale dynamic forest simulations. Landscape Ecology, 17(5):433-444. (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  39. Cumming, S.G. and Armstrong, G.W. (2001) Divided land base and overlapping forest tenure in Alberta, Canada: A simulation study exploring costs of forest policy. Forestry Chronicle, 77(3):501-508. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  40. Cumming, S.G. (2001) A parametric model of the fire-size distribution. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 31(8):1297-1303. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  41. Cumming, S.G. (2001) Forest type and wildfire in the alberta boreal mixedwood: What do fires burn? Ecological Applications, 11(1):97-110. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  42. Cumming, S.G., Schmiegelow, F.K.A. and Burton, P.J. (2000) Gap dynamics in boreal aspen stands: Is the forest older than we think? Ecological Applications, 10(3):744-759. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  43. Armstrong, G.W., Cumming, S.G. and Adamowicz, W.L. (1999) Timber supply implications of natural disturbance management. Forestry Chronicle, 75(3):497-504. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  44. Cumming, S.G., Burton, P.J. and Klinkenberg, B. (1996) Boreal mixedwood forests may have no representative areas: Some implications for reserve design. Ecography, 19(2):162-180. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  45. Cumming, S.G. and Burton, P.J. (1996) Phenology-mediated effects of climatic change on some simulated British Columbia forests. Climatic Change, 34(2):213-222. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  46. Bugmann, H.K.M., Yan, X.D., Sykes, M.T., Martin, P., Lindner, M., Desanker, P.V. and Cumming, S.G. (1996) A comparison of forest gap models: Model structure and behaviour. Climatic Change, 34(2):289-313. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  47. Burton, P.J. and Cumming, S.G. (1995) Potential effects of climatic-change on some western canadian forests, based on phenological enhancements to a patch model of forest succession. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 82(1-2):401-414. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  48. Cumming, S.G., Burton, P.J., Prahacs, S. and Garland, M.R. (1994) Potential conflicts between timber supply and habitat protection in the boreal mixedwood of Alberta, Canada - a simulation study. Forest Ecology and Management, 68(2-3):281-302. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  49. Cumming, S.G. and Burton, P.J. (1993) Programmable shell and graphics system for forest stand simulation. Environmental Software, 8(4):219-230. (Scopus  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  50. Burton, P.J., Balisky, A.C., Coward, L.P., Cumming, S.G. and Kneeshaw, D.D. (1992) The value of managing for biodiversity. Forestry Chronicle, 68(2):225-237. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)

Articles publiés dans des actes de colloque (proceedings)

Rapports scientifiques

  1. Guerette-Montminy, A., Berthiaum,e E., Darveau, M., Cumming, S.G., Bordage, D., Lapointe, S. and Lemelin, L-V. (2009) Répartition de la sauvagine en période de nidification entre les 51e et 58e de latitude nord dans la province de Québec. Technical report Q14, Canards Illimités Canada - Québec, Québec. (EndNote | BibTeX)
  2. Lisgo, K., Cumming, S.G., Flynn, N. and Schmiegelow F.K.A. (2008) Evaluation of Saskatchewan Designated Protected Lands as Ecological Benchmarks for Forest Management. Technical report, Saskatchewan Environment Forest Service. (EndNote | BibTeX)
  3. Hauer, G., Cumming, S.G., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Adamowicz, W., Weber, M. and Jagodzinski, R. (2007) Tradeoffs between forestry resource and conservation values under alternate forest policy regimes: A spatial analysis of the western Canadian boreal plains. Technical report, Dep?t Rural Economy, University of Alberta. (EndNote | BibTeX)
  4. Vernier, P., Cumming, S.G. and Schmiegelow, F.K.A. (2006) Application of Remote Areas Project (RAP) models to Alpac?s DFMP process. Technical report, Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc, Boyle Alberta. (EndNote | BibTeX)

Thèses et mémoires

  1. Cumming, S.G. (1997) Landscape dynamics of the boreal mixedwood forest. Thèse de doctorat, University of British Colombia. (EndNote | BibTeX)
  2. Cumming, S.G. (1986) Axiomatising the logic of distributed computation. Mémoire de maîtrise, Simon Fraser University. (EndNote | BibTeX)

Thèses et mémoires supervisés

  1. Bokenge, A. (2013) Mesure et modélisation du taux d'effondrement et de dépérissement de la canopée du peuplier faux-tremble, en Alberta. Mémoire de maîtrise, Université Laval. (Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)
  2. Saucier, F. (2011) Développement d'une approche de planification systématique pour l'élaboration de réseaux de conservation représentatifs faits d'aires protégées qui visent la persistance de la biodiversité à long terme: étude de cas au Moyen Nord du Québec. Mémoire de maîtrise, Université Laval. (URL  | Résumé | EndNote | BibTeX)

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