Alain Paquette

Regular member
Urban Ecology and Tree Biodiversity

Scientific Coordinator: IDENT (International Diversity Experiment Network with Trees)

Founding member and administrator: Canopée 

Steering Committee: GFBi (Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative)

Université du Québec à Montréal
Département des sciences biologiques
CP 8888, Succursale Centre-ville
Montréal, Qc, Canada H3C 3P8

(514) 987-3000 Ext. 1277


  • Postdocs on forest functional zoning (TRIADE) and biodiversity, 2007 (UQAM and UQO)
  • Ph.D. biology, 2007 (Université de Montréal)
  • M.Sc. biology, 1999 (UQAM)

I am interested in the effects of biodiversity on forest functioning, and on the role of trees in urban and periurban environments.

My work is on green infrastructures and the effects of biodiversity on the functioning and resilience of forest ecosystems, both in the forest and in the city. My most current research makes use of controlled experiments (IDENT, TreeDivNet), simulations and long term field surveys (GFBi) to test the links between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in forest ecosystems. I am scientific coordinator of the International Diversity Experiment Network with Trees (IDENT), with already several experiments established in North America and Europe, s well as Africa, including urban environments (IDENT-Cité). I currently lead several research projects on the benefits of planting greater diversity in cities towards increased resilience.

Reserch interests: Forest Ecology; Urban Ecology; Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning; Forest plantations

You can download all my bibliography in the BibTeX, BibTeX-CSV or EndNote format.

Book chapters

  1. Messier, C., Betts, M., Tittler, R., Paquette, A. (2020) A novel TRIAD approach to increase resilience of the forest landscape to global change: or how to make a better omelette without cracking too many eggs. In How to balance forestry and biodiversity conservation. A view across Europe. (Krumm, F., A. Schuck and Rigling, A., Eds.) European Forest Institute (EFI); Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) Pages 398-401
  2. Urgoiti Otazua, J., Paquette, A. (2018) Mixed Forest Plantations. In Dynamics, Silviculture and Management of Mixed Forests. Managing Forest Ecosystems, vol 31. (Bravo-Oviedo A., Pretzsch H., del Río M., Eds.) Springer, Cham., pages 319-341
  3. Schleppi, P., Paquette, A. (2017) Solar Radiation in Forests: Theory for Hemispherical Photography. In Hemispherical Photography in Forest Science: Theory, Methods, Applications. (Fournier, R.A. and Hall, R.J., Eds.) Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands, pages 15-52
  4. Messier, C., Carpentier, S, Angers, V.-A., Tittler, R., St-Denis, A., Handa, I.T., Filotas, E., Paquette, A. (2015) La véritable valeur des arbres et bois urbains et péri-urbains. In L’économie de la biodiversité et des services produits par les écosystèmes: Un regard sur les concepts, outils et sur l’état de l’avancement de la recherche au Québec. (Revéret J-P and Dupras J, Eds.) Presses de l’Université du Québec
  5. Olivier, A., Alam, M., Paquette, A., Dupras, J., Revéret, J.P. (2015) L’évaluation économique des services écosystémiques produits par les systèmes agroforestiers intercalaires en milieu tempéré. In Nature et économie : un regard sur les écosystèmes du Québec. (Dupras, J. and Revéret, J.P., Eds.) Presses de l'Université du Québec, pages 131-148
  6. Paquette, A., Messier, C. (2013) Managing Tree Plantations as Complex Adaptive Systems. (Chap. 13) In Managing Forests as Complex Adaptive Systems - Building Resilience to the Challenge of Global Change. (Messier, C., Puettmann, K.J. and Coates, D.K., Eds.) Routledge
  7. Paquette, A., Menard, A., Messier, C., Cogliastro, A. (2006) Optimisation des densités de plantation en double rotation : Modélisation des conditions lumineuses en fonction des cultivars, des espacements et du temps. In Écologie comparée et bilan nutritif de peupliers hybrides en double rotation avec des feuillus nobles. Rapport final préparé pour le réseau Ligniculture Québec. (d’Orangeville, L., Bouchard, A., Daigle, S. and Cogliastro, A., Eds.) Montréal, Institut de recherche en biologie végétale, pages 63-71

Edited books, special journal editions and proceedings

Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Schuster, M.J., Williams, L.J., Stefanski, A., Bermudez, R., Belluau, M., Messier, C., Paquette, A., Gravel, D., Reich, P.B. (2023) Patterns of belowground overyielding and fine-root biomass in native and exotic angiosperms and gymnosperms. Oikos, 2023:e08877
  2. Sousa-Silva, R., Duflos, M., Ordóñez Barona, C., Paquette, A. (2023) Keys to better planning and integrating urban tree planting initiatives. Landscape and Urban Planning, 231:104649
  3. Desie, E., Zuo, J., Verheyen, K., Djukic, I., Van Meerbeek, K., Auge, H., Barsoum, N., Baum, C., Bruelheide, H., Eisenhauer, N. et al. (2023) Disentangling drivers of litter decomposition in a multi-continent network of tree diversity experiments. Science of the Total Environment, 857
  4. Stemmelen, A., Paquette, A., Benot, M.-L., Kadiri, Y., Jactel, H., Castagneyrol, B. (2022) Insect herbivory on urbantrees: Complementary effects of tree neighbours and predation. Peer Community Journal, 2(e22)
  5. Gatti, R.C, Reich, P.B., Gamarra, J.G.P., Crowther, T., Hui, C., Morera, A., Bastin, J.-F, de-Miguel, S., Nabuurs, G.-J, Svenning, J.-C et al. (2022) Erratum: The number of tree species on Earth (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2022) 119 (e2115329119) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2115329119). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(13)
  6. {Liang, J., Gamarra, J.G.P., Picard, N., Zhou, M., Pijanowski, B., Jacobs, D.F., Reich, P.B., Crowther, T.W., Nabuurs, G.-J, de-Miguel, S. et al. (2022) Co-limitation towards lower latitudes shapes global forest diversity gradients. Nature Ecology & Evolution
  7. Searle, E.B., Chen, H.Y.H., Paquette, A. (2022) Higher tree diversity is linked to higher tree mortality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(19):e2013171119
  8. Gatti, R.C., Reich, P.B., Gamarra, J.G.P., Crowther, T., Hui, C., Morera, A., Bastin, J.-F., de-Miguel, S., Nabuurs, G.-J., Svenning, J.-C. et al. (2022) The number of tree species on Earth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(6)
  9. Waring, B.G., Smith, K.R., Belluau, M., Khlifa, R., Messier, C., Munson, A.D., Paquette, A. (2022) Soil carbon pools are affected by species identity and productivity in a tree common garden experiment. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 5
  10. Urgoiti, J., Messier, C., Keeton, W.S., Reich, P.B., Gravel, D., Paquette, A. (2022) No complementarity no gain—Net diversity effects on tree productivity occur once complementarity emerges during early stand development. Ecology Letters, 25(4):851 – 862
  11. Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Gessner, M.O., Beisner, B.E., Messier, C., Paquette, A., Petermann, J.S., Soininen, J., Nock, C.A. (2022) Pathways for cross-boundary effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 37(5):454 – 467
  12. Cesarz, S., Craven, D., Auge, H., Bruelheide, H., Castagneyrol, B., Gutknecht, J., Hector, A., Jactel, H., Koricheva, J., Messier, C. et al. (2022) Tree diversity effects on soil microbial biomass and respiration are context dependent across forest diversity experiments. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 31(5):872 – 885
  13. Hajek, P., Link, R.M., Nock, C.A., Bauhus, J., Gebauer, T., Gessler, A., Kovach, K., Messier, C., Paquette, A., Saurer, M. et al. (2022) Mutually inclusive mechanisms of drought-induced tree mortality. Global Change Biology, 28(10):3365 – 3378
  14. Messier, C., Bauhus, J., Sousa-Silva, R., Auge, H., Baeten, L., Barsoum, N., Bruelheide, H., Caldwell, B., Cavender-Bares, J., Dhiedt, E. et al. (2022) For the sake of resilience and multifunctionality, let's diversify planted forests! Conservation Letters, 15(1):e12829
  15. Liang, J., Gamarra, J.G.P., Picard, N., Zhou, M., Pijanowski, B., Jacobs, D.F., Reich, P.B., Crowther, T.W., Nabuurs, G.-J., de-Miguel, S. et al. (2022) Co-limitation towards lower latitudes shapes global forest diversity gradients. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 6(10):1423 – 1437
  16. Sousa-Silva, R., Smargiassi, A., Kneeshaw, D.D., Dupras, J., Zinszer, K., Paquette, A. (2021) Strong variations in urban allergenicity riskscapes due to poor knowledge of tree pollen allergenic potential. Scientific Reports, 11(1):10196
  17. Belluau, M., Vitali, V., Parker, W.C., Paquette, A., Messier, C. (2021) Overyielding in young tree communities does not support the stress-gradient hypothesis and is favoured by functional diversity and higher water availability. Journal of Ecology, 109(4):1790-1803
  18. Francoeur, X.W., Dagenais, D., Paquette, A., Dupras, J., Messier, C. (2021) Complexifying the urban lawn improves heat mitigation and arthropod biodiversity. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 60
  19. Paquette, A., Sousa-Silva, R., Maure, F., Cameron, E., Belluau, M., Messier, C. (2021) Praise for diversity: A functional approach to reduce risks in urban forests. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 62:127157
  20. Williams, L.J., Butler, E.E., Cavender-Bares, J., Stefanski, A., Rice, K.E., Messier, C., Paquette, A., Reich, P.B. (2021) Enhanced light interception and light use efficiency explain overyielding in young tree communities. Ecology Letters, 24(5):996-1006
  21. Sousa-Silva, R., Cameron, E., Paquette, A. (2021) Prioritizing Street Tree Planting Locations to Increase Benefits for All Citizens: Experience From Joliette, Canada. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9:630
  22. Belluau, M., Paquette, A., Gravel, D., Reich, P.B., Stefanski, A., Messier, C. (2021) Exotics are more complementary over time in tree biodiversity–ecosystem functioning experiments. Functional Ecology, 35(11):2550-2561
  23. Zhao, N., Prieur, J.-F., Liu, Y., Kneeshaw, D.D., Morasse Lapointe, E., Paquette, A., Zinszer, K., Dupras, J., Villeneuve, P. J., Rainham, D. G. et al. (2021) Tree characteristics and environmental noise in complex urban settings – A case study from Montreal, Canada. Environmental Research, 202:111887
  24. Poeydebat, C., Jactel, H., Moreira, X., Koricheva, J., Barsoum, N., Bauhus, J., Eisenhauer, N., Ferlian, O., Francisco, M., Gottschall, F. et al. (2021) Climate affects neighbour-induced changes in leaf chemical defences and tree diversity–herbivory relationships. Functional Ecology, 35(1):67-81
  25. Ayotte-Beaudet, J.-P., Chastenay, P., Beaudry, M.-C., L’Heureux, K., Giamellaro, M., Smith, J., Desjarlais, E., Paquette, A. (2021) Exploring the impacts of contextualised outdoor science education on learning: the case of primary school students learning about ecosystem relationships. Journal of Biological Education
  26. Williams, L.J., Cavender-Bares, J., Paquette, A., Messier, C., Reich, P.B. (2020) Light mediates the relationship between community diversity and trait plasticity in functionally and phylogenetically diverse tree mixtures. Journal of Ecology, 108(4):1617-1634
  27. Martin-Guay, M.-O., Paquette, A., Reich, P.B., Messier, C. (2020) Implications of contrasted above- and below-ground biomass responses in a diversity experiment with trees. Journal of Ecology, 108(2):405-414
  28. Sousa-Silva, R., Smargiassi, A., Paquette, A., Kaiser, D., Kneeshaw, D.D. (2020) Exactly what do we know about tree pollen allergenicity? The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 8(3):e10
  29. Zohner, C.M., Mo, L., Renner, S.S., Svenning, J.-C., Vitasse, Y., Benito, B.M., Ordonez, A., Baumgarten, F., Bastin, J.-F., Sebald, V. et al. (2020) Late-spring frost risk between 1959 and 2017 decreased in North America but increased in Europe and Asia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(22)
  30. Cook-Patton, S. C., Leavitt, S M., Gibbs, D., Harris, N. L., Lister, K., Anderson-Teixeira, K.J., Briggs, R.D., Chazdon, R.L., Crowther, T.W., Ellis, P.W. et al. (2020) Mapping carbon accumulation potential from global natural forest regrowth. Nature, 585(7826):545-550
  31. Archambault, C., Paquette, A., Messier, C., Khlifa, R., Munson, A.D., Handa, I.T. (2019) Evergreenness influences fine root growth more than tree diversity in a common garden experiment. Oecologia, 189(4):1027-1039
  32. Rissanen, K., Martin-Guay, M.-O., Riopel-Bouvier, A.-S., Paquette, A. (2019) Light interception in experimental forests affected by tree diversity and structural complexity of dominant canopy. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 278
  33. Vitali, V., Ramirez, J.A., Perrette, G., Delagrange, S., Paquette, A., Messier, C. (2019) Complex Above- and Below-Ground Growth Responses of Two Urban Tree Species Following Root, Stem, and Foliage Damage—An Experimental Approach. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10
  34. Kambach, S., Allan, E., Bilodeau-Gauthier, S., Coomes, D.A., Haase, J., Jucker, T., Kunstler, G., Muller, S., Nock, C., Paquette, A. et al. (2019) How do trees respond to species mixing in experimental compared to observational studies? Ecology and Evolution, 9(19):11254 – 11265
  35. Pelletier, J., Paquette, A., Mbindo, K., Zimba, N., Siampale, A., Chendauka, B., Siangulube, F., Roberts, J.W. (2018) Carbon sink despite large deforestation in African tropical dry forests (miombo woodlands). Environmental Research Letters, 13(9)
  36. Grossman, J.J., Vanhellemont, M., Barsoum, N., Bauhus, J., Bruelheide, H., Castagneyrol, B., Cavender-Bares, J., Eisenhauer, N., Ferlian, O., Gravel, D. et al. (2018) Synthesis and future research directions linking tree diversity to growth, survival, and damage in a global network of tree diversity experiments. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 152:68 - 89
  37. Van de Peer, T., Mereu, S., Verheyen, K., Maria Costa Saura, J., Morillas, L., Roales, J., Lo Cascio, M., Spano, D., Paquette, A., Muys, B. (2018) Tree seedling vitality improves with functional diversity in a Mediterranean common garden experiment. Forest Ecology and Management, 409:614-633
  38. {Djukic, I., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Schmidt, I.K., Larsen, K.S., Beier, C., Berg, B., Verheyen, K., Caliman, A., Paquette, A., Gutiérrez-Girón, A. et al. (2018) Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. Science of the Total Environment, 628-629:1369-1394
  39. Dornelas, M., Antão, L.H., Moyes, F., Bates, A.E., Magurran, A.E., Adam, D., Akhmetzhanova, A.A., Appeltans, W., Arcos, J.M., Arnold, H. et al. (2018) BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27(7):760-786
  40. Magnoux, A., Cogliastro, A., Paquette, A. (2018) Growth of planted seedlings inside protective sleeves under strip openings of different widths in a post-agricultural forest. New Forests, 49(2):279-296
  41. Plas, F., Ratcliffe, S., Ruiz-Benito, P., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Verheyen, K., Wirth, C., Zavala, M. A., Ampoorter, E., Baeten, L., Barbaro, L., Bastias, C.C. et al. (2018) Continental mapping of forest ecosystem functions reveals a high but unrealised potential for forest multifunctionality. Ecology Letters, 21(1):31-42
  42. Royer-Tardif, S., Paquette, A., Messier, C., Bournival, P., Rivest, D. (2018) Fast-growing hybrids do not decrease understorey plant diversity compared to naturally regenerated forests and native plantations. Biodiversity and Conservation, 27(3):607-631
  43. Paquette, A., Vayreda, J., Coll, L., Messier, C., Retana, J. (2018) Climate Change Could Negate Positive Tree Diversity Effects on Forest Productivity: A Study Across Five Climate Types in Spain and Canada. Ecosystems, 21(5):960-970
  44. Bissonnette, J.-F., Dupras, J., Messier, C., Lechowicz, M., Dagenais, D., Paquette, A., Jaeger, J.A.G., Gonzalez, A. (2018) Moving forward in implementing green infrastructures: Stakeholder perceptions of opportunities and obstacles in a major North American metropolitan area. Cities
  45. Lecina-Diaz, J., Alvarez, A., Regos, A., Drapeau, P., Paquette, A., Messier, C., Retana, J. (2018) The positive carbon stocks–biodiversity relationship in forests: co-occurrence and drivers across five subclimates. Ecological Applications, 28(6):1481-1493
  46. Carol Adair, E., Hooper, D.U., Paquette, A., Hungate, B.A. (2018) Ecosystem context illuminates conflicting roles of plant diversity in carbon storage. Ecology Letters, 21(11):1604-1619
  47. Paquette, A., Hector, A., Vanhellemont, M., Koricheva, J., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Verheyen, K., Abdala-Roberts, L., Auge, H., Barsoum, N., Bauhus, J. et al. (2018) A million and more trees for science. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(5):763-766
  48. Martin-Guay, M.-O., Paquette, A., Dupras, J., Rivest, D. (2018) The new Green Revolution: Sustainable intensification of agriculture by intercropping. Science of the Total Environment, 615:767 - 772
  49. Thiffault, N., Paquette, A., Messier, C. (2017) Early silvicultural guidelines for intensive management of hybrid larch plantations on fertile sub-boreal sites. Silva Fennica, 51(2):article id 1716
  50. Sittaro, F., Paquette, A., Messier, C., Nock, C.A. (2017) Tree range expansion in eastern North America fails to keep pace with climate warming at northern range limits. Global Change Biology, 23(8):3292-3301
  51. Khlifa, R., Paquette, A., Messier, C., Reich, P.B., Munson, A.D. (2017) Do temperate tree species diversity and identity influence soil microbial community function and composition? Ecology and Evolution, 7(19):7965-7974
  52. Williams, L.J., Paquette, A., Cavender-Bares, J., Messier, C., Reich, P.B. (2017) Spatial complementarity in tree crowns explains overyielding in species mixtures. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1(4)
  53. O'Connor, M.I., Gonzalez, A., Byrnes, J.E.K., Cardinale, B.J., Duffy, J.E., Gamfeldt, L., Griffin, J.N., Hooper, D., Hungate, B.A., Paquette, A. et al. (2017) A general biodiversity–function relationship is mediated by trophic level. Oikos, 126(1):18-31
  54. Di Paola, A., Paquette, A., Trabucco, A., Mereu, S., Valentini, R., Paparella, F. (2017) Coexistence trend contingent to Mediterranean oaks with different leaf habits. Ecology and Evolution, 7(9):3006-3015
  55. Ratcliffe, S., Wirth, C., Jucker, T., van der Plas, F., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Verheyen, K., Allan, E., Benavides, R., Bruelheide, H., Ohse, B. et al. (2017) Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning relations in European forests depend on environmental context. Ecology Letters, 20(11):1414-1426
  56. Laforest-Lapointe, I., Paquette, A., Messier, C., Kembel, S.W. (2017) Leaf bacterial diversity mediates plant diversity and ecosystem function relationships. Nature, 546(7656):145-147
  57. Ameztegui, A., Paquette, A., Shipley, B., Heym, M., Messier, C., Gravel, D. (2017) Shade tolerance and the functional trait: demography relationship in temperate and boreal forests. Functional Ecology, 31(4):821-830
  58. Jewell, M.D., Shipley, B., Low-Decarie, E., Tobner, C.M., Paquette, A., Messier, C., Reich, P.B. (2017) Partitioning the effect of composition and diversity of tree communities on leaf litter decomposition and soil respiration. Oikos, 126(7):959-971
  59. Tobner, C.M., Paquette, A., Gravel, D., Reich, P.B., Williams, L.J., Messier, C. (2016) Functional identity is the main driver of diversity effects in young tree communities. Ecology Letters, 19(6):638-647
  60. Nguyen, N.H., Williams, L.J., Vincent, J.B., Stefanski, A., Cavender-Bares, J., Messier, C., Paquette, A., Gravel, D., Reich, P.B., Kennedy, P.G. (2016) Ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity and saprotrophic fungal diversity are linked to different tree community attributes in a field-based tree experiment. Molecular Ecology, 25(16):4032-4046
  61. Alam, M., Olivier, A., Paquette, A. (2016) Measurements and economics of carbon sequestration in temperate tree-based intercropping systems. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 12(2):125-136
  62. Peck, V., Quiza, L., Buffet, J.-P., Khdhiri, M., Durand, A.-A., Paquette, A., Thiffault, N., Messier, C., Beaulieu, N., Guertin, C. et al. (2016) Towards the development of multifunctional molecular indicators combining soil biogeochemical and microbiological variables to predict the ecological integrity of silvicultural practices. Microbial Biotechnology, 9(3):316-329
  63. Verheyen, K., Vanhellemont, M., Auge, H., Baeten, L., Baraloto, C., Barsoum, N., Bilodeau-Gauthier, S., Bruelheide, H., Castagneyrol, B., Godbold, D. et al. (2016) Contributions of a global network of tree diversity experiments to sustainable forest plantations. Ambio, 45(1):29-41
  64. Aubin, I., Munson, A.D., Cardou, F., Burton, P.J., Isabel, N., Pedlar, J.H., Paquette, A., Taylor, A.R., Delagrange, S., Kebli, H. et al. (2016) Traits to stay, traits to move: a review of functional traits to assess sensitivity and adaptive capacity of temperate and boreal trees to climate change. Environmental Reviews, 24(2):164-186
  65. Liang, J., Crowther, T.W., Picard, N., Wiser, S., Zhou, M., Alberti, G., Schulze, E.-D., McGuire, A.D., Bozzato, F., Pretzsch, H. et al. (2016) Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests. Science, 354(6309)
  66. Duan, B., Zhang, Y., Xu, G., Chen, J., Paquette, A., Peng, S. (2015) Long-term responses of plant growth, soil microbial communities and soil enzyme activities to elevated CO2 and neighbouring plants. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 213:91-101
  67. Jewell, M.D., Shipley, B., Paquette, A., Messier, C., Reich, P.B. (2015) A traits-based test of the home-field advantage in mixed-species tree litter decomposition. Annals of Botany, 116(5):781-788
  68. Houle, D., Paquette, A., Cote, B., Logan, T., Power, H., Charron, I., Duchesne, L. (2015) Impacts of climate change on the timing of the production season of maple syrup in Eastern Canada. PLOS ONE, 10(12)
  69. Rivest, D., Paquette, A., Shipley, B., Reich. P., Messier, C. (2015) Tree communities rapidly alter soil microbial resistance and resilience to drought. Functional Ecology, 29:570-578
  70. Buitrago, M., Paquette, A., Thiffault, N., Belanger, N., Messier, C. (2015) Early performance of planted hybrid larch: effects of mechanical site preparation and planting depth. New Forests, 46(3):319-337
  71. Lindenmayer, D., Messier, C., Paquette, A., Hobbs, R.J. (2015) Managing tree plantations as novel socioecological systems: Australian and North American perspectives. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 45(10):1427-1433
  72. Paine, C.E.T., Amissah, L., Auge, H., Baraloto, C., Baruffol, M., Bourland, N., Bruelheide, H., Dainou, K., de Gouvenain, R.C., Doucet, J.-L. et al. (2015) Globally, functional traits are weak predictors of juvenile tree growth, and we do not know why. Journal of Ecology, 103(4):978-989
  73. Paquette, A., Joly, S., Messier, C. (2015) Explaining forest productivity using tree functional traits and phylogenetic information: Two sides of the same coin over evolutionary scale? Ecology and Evolution, 5(9):1774-1783
  74. Hallema, D.W., Rousseau, A.N., Gumiere, S.J., Periard, Y., Hiemstra, P.H., Bouttier, L., Fossey, M., Paquette, A., Cogliastro, A., Olivier, A. (2014) Framework for studying the hydrological impact of climate change in an alley cropping system. Journal of Hydrology, 517:547-556
  75. Duan, B., Paquette, A., Juneau, P., Brisson, J., Fontaine, B., Berninger, F. (2014) Nitrogen resorption in Acer platanoides and Acer saccharum: influence of light exposure and leaf pigmentation. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 36(11):3039-3050
  76. Ruiz-Benito, P., Gomez-Aparicio, L., Paquette, A., Messier, C., Kattge, J., Zavala, M.A. (2014) Diversity increases carbon storage and tree productivity in Spanish forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 23(3):311-322
  77. Tobner, C.M., Paquette, A., Reich, P.B., Gravel, D., Messier, C. (2014) Advancing biodiversity-ecosystem functioning science using high-density tree-based experiments over functional diversity gradients. Oecologia, 174(3):609-621
  78. Hallema, D.W., Rousseau, A.N., Gumiere, S.J., Periard, Y., Hiemstra, P.H., Bouttier, L., Fossey, M., Paquette, A., Cogliastro, A., Olivier, A. (2014) Framework for studying the hydrological impact of climate change in an alley cropping system. Journal of Hydrology, 517:547-556
  79. Alam, M., Olivier, Al., Paquette, A., Dupras, J., Reveret, J.-P., Messier, C. (2014) A general framework for the quantification and valuation of ecosystem services of tree-based intercropping systems. Agroforestry Systems, 88(4):679-691
  80. Bouttier, L., Paquette, A., Messier, C., Rivest, D., Olivier, A., Cogliastro, A. (2014) Vertical root separation and light interception in a temperate tree-based intercropping system of Eastern Canada. Agroforestry Systems, 88(4):693-706
  81. Barrette, M., Leblanc, M., Thiffault, N., Paquette, A., Lavoie, L., Belanger, L., Bujold, F., Cote, L., Lamoureux, J., Schneider, R. et al. (2014) Issues and solutions for intensive plantation silviculture in a context of ecosystem management [Enjeux et solutions pour la sylviculture intensive de plantations dans un contexte d'aménagement écosystémique]. Forestry Chronicle, 90(6):732-762
  82. Doblas-Miranda, E., Paquette, A., Work, T.T. (2014) Intercropping trees' effect on soil oribatid diversity in agro-ecosystems. Agroforestry Systems, 88(4):671-678
  83. Sapijanskas, J., Paquette, A., Potvin, C., Kunert, N., Loreau, M. (2014) Tropical tree diversity enhances light capture through crown plasticity and spatial and temporal niche differences. Ecology, 95(9):2479-2492
  84. Balvanera, P., Siddique, I., Dee, L., Paquette, A., Isbell, F., Gonzalez, A., Byrnes, J., O'Connor, M.I., Hungate, B.A., Griffin, J.N. (2014) Linking biodiversity and ecosystem services: Current uncertainties and the necessary next steps. BioScience, 64(1):49-57
  85. Nock, C.A., Paquette, A., Follett, M., Nowak, D.J., Messier, C. (2013) Effects of Urbanization on Tree Species Functional Diversity in Eastern North America. Ecosystems, 16:1487-1497
  86. Rivest, D., Paquette, A., Moreno, G., Messier, C. (2013) A meta-analysis reveals mostly neutral influence of scattered trees on pasture yield along with some contrasted effects depending on functional groups and rainfall conditions. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 165:74-79
  87. Pawson, S.M., Brin, A., Brockerhoff, E.G., Lamb, D., Payn, T.W., Paquette, A., Parrotta, J.A. (2013) Plantation forests, climate change and biodiversity. Biodiversity and Conservation, 22(5):1203-1227
  88. Tobner, C.M., Paquette, A., Messier, C. (2013) Interspecific coordination and intraspecific plasticity of fine root traits in North American temperate tree species. Frontiers in Plant Science, 4(JUL)
  89. Cogliastro, A., Paquette, A. (2012) Thinning effect on light regime and growth of underplanted red oak and black cherry in post-agricultural forests of south-eastern Canada. New Forests, 43(5-6):941-954
  90. Cogliastro, A., Paquette, A. (2012) Thinning effect on light regime and growth of underplanted red oak and black cherry in post-agricultural forests of south-eastern Canada. New Forests, 43(5-6):941-954
  91. Ameztegui, A., Coll, L., Benavides, R., Valladares, F., Paquette, A. (2012) Understory light predictions in mixed conifer mountain forests: Role of aspect-induced variation in crown geometry and openness. Forest Ecology and Management, 276:52-61
  92. Paquette, A., Fontaine, B., Berninger, F., Dubois, K., Lechowicz, M.J., Messier, C., Posada, J., Valladares, F., Brisson, J. (2012) Norway maple displays greater seasonal growth and phenotypic plasticity to light than native sugar maple. Tree Physiology, 32(11):1339-1347
  93. Boivin, F., Paquette, A., Racine, P., Messier, C. (2011) A fast and reliable method for the delineation of tree crown outlines for the computation of crown openness values and other crown parameters. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 41(9):1827-1835
  94. Paquette, A., Messier, C. (2011) The effect of biodiversity on tree productivity: From temperate to boreal forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 20(1):170-180
  95. Paquette, A., Girard, J.-P., Walsh, D. (2011) Deep planting has no short-or long-term effect on the survival and growth of white spruce, black spruce, and jack pine. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, 28(3):146-151
  96. Paquette, A., Messier, C. (2010) The role of plantations in managing the world's forests in the Anthropocene. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 8(1):27-34
  97. Boivin, F., Paquette, A., Papaik, M.J., Thiffault, N., Messier, C. (2010) Do position and species identity of neighbours matter in 8-15-year-old post harvest mesic stands in the boreal mixedwood? Forest Ecology and Management, 260(7):1124-1131
  98. Paquette, A., Fontaine, B., Messier, C., Brisson, J. (2010) Homogeneous light in shade-house experiment overestimates carbon gains in tree seedlings. Journal of Horticulture and Forestry, 2(6):117-121
  99. Laliberte, E., Paquette, A., Legendre, P., Bouchard, A. (2009) Assessing the scale-specific importance of niches and other spatial processes on beta diversity: A case study from a temperate forest. Oecologia, 159(2):377-388
  100. Messier, C., Tittler, R., Kneeshaw, D.D., Gelinas, N., Paquette, A., Berninger, K., Rheault, H., Meek, P., Beaulieu, N. (2009) TRIAD zoning in Quebec: Experiences and results after 5 years. Forestry Chronicle, 85(6):885-896
  101. Paquette, A., Hawryshyn, J., Senikas, A.V., Potvin, C. (2009) Enrichment Planting in Secondary Forests: a Promising Clean Development Mechanism to Increase Terrestrial Carbon Sinks. Ecology and Society, 14(1):31
  102. Paquette, A., Messier, C., Perinet, P., Cogliastro, A. (2008) Simulating light availability under different hybrid poplar clones in a mixed intensive plantation system. Forest Science, 54(5):481-489
  103. Paquette, A. (2008) The aquarium plant trade: Missing pieces. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 6(3):123-124
  104. Paquette, A., Laliberte, E., Bouchard, A., De Blois, S., Legendre, P., Brisson, J. (2007) Lac Croche understory vegetation data set (1998-2006): Ecological Archives E088-197. Ecology, 88(12):3209
  105. Paquette, A., Bouchard, A., Cogliastro, A. (2007) A less restrictive technique for the estimation of understory light under variable weather conditions. Forest Ecology and Management, 242(2-3):800-804
  106. Paquette, A., Bouchard, A., Cogliastro, A. (2007) Morphological plasticity in seedlings of three deciduous species under shelterwood under-planting management does not correspond to shade tolerance ranks. Forest Ecology and Management, 241(1-3):278-287
  107. Paquette, A., Bouchard, A., Cogliastro, A. (2006) Survival and growth of under-planted trees: A meta-analysis across four biomes. Ecological Applications, 16(4):1575-1589
  108. Paquette, A., Bouchard, A., Cogliastro, A. (2006) Successful under-planting of red oak and black cherry in early-successional deciduous shelterwoods of North America. Annals of Forest Science, 63(8):823-831
  109. Vujanovic, V., Cogliastro, A., Paquette, A., Gagnon, D. (2001) Le chancre fusarien sur le chêne rouge (Quercus rubra) au Québec en 1999 et 2000. Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 81:158-160
  110. Vujanovic, V., Cogliastro, A., Paquette, A., Gagnon, D. (2001) Le chancre fusarien sur le chêne rouge (Quercus rubra) au Québec en 1999 et 2000. Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 81:158-159

Articles published in proceedings

Scientific reports, manuals and others

  1. Lorrain-Landry, F., Messier, C., He, J., Smargiassi, A., Kneeshaw, D.D., Paquette, A., Dupras, J. (2021) Verdir Québec pour augmenter la résilience et l’équité : Étude des préférences citoyennes à l’égard de laforêt urbaine. Technical report 31, Research Chair in Ecological Economics
  2. Lorrain-Landry, F., Messier, C., He, J., Smargiassi, A., Kneeshaw, D.D., Paquette, A., Dupras, J. (2021) Verdir Montréal pour augmenter la résilience et l’équité: Étude des préférences citoyennes à l’égard de laforêt urbaine. Technical report 31, Research Chair in Ecological Economics
  3. Thiffault, N., Paquette, A., Messier, C. (2017) Préparation de terrain, profondeur de mise en terre et gestion de la végétation concurrente dans les plantations de mélèze hybride. Avis de recherche forestière 91. Technical report, Direction de la recherche forestière, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs.
  4. Lecigne, B., Follett, M., Nock, C.A., Delagrange, S., Paquette, A., Messier, C. (2014) Identification des facteurs influençant la réaction des arbres aux tailles de dégagement des réseaux électriques. Technical report, Chaire CRSNG/Hydro Quebec sur le contrôle de la croissance des arbres, UQAM
  5. Belanger, L., Tremblay, J.-P., Bujold, F., Cote, L., Lamoureux, J., Thiffault, N., Lavoie, L., Paquette, A., Schneider, R. (2013) La sylviculture intensive de plantations dans un contexte d’aménagement écosystémique – Rapport du groupe d’experts, sous la direction de M. Barrette et M. Leblanc. Technical report, Ministère des Ressources naturelles. Direction de l’aménagement et de l’environnement forestiers
  6. Cogliastro, A., Paquette, A., Vaillancourt, M.-A., Bouchard, A. (2003) Enrichissement des peuplements de feuillus intolérants et dégradés : succès de la régénération artificielle en feuillus nobles en fonction de la lumière disponible suite aux travaux d'éclaircie et de dégagement. Rapport final déposé à la Direction de la recherche forestière, Forêt Québec, ministère des Ressources naturelles du Québec Projet 0313 3124, Institut de recherche en biologie végétale

Theses, dissertations and essays

  1. Paquette, A. (2006) Réhabilitation de forêts par la plantation sous-couvert : écologie des arbres plantés dans le sud-ouest du Québec. PhD thesis, Université de Montréal
  2. Paquette, A. (2000) Étude comparative de l’efficience d’utilisation des éléments nutritifs chez deux espèces d’arbres feuillus, le chêne rouge et le frêne de Pennsylvanie, après dix années de croissance en plantation. Master's thesis, Université du Québac à Montréal

Supervised theses, dissertations and essays

  1. Bouliane, P.-A. (2021) Plasticité phénotypique de jeunes arbres le long d'un gradient d'urbanisation. Master's thesis, Université du Québec en Outaouais
  2. Bouchard, E. (2020) Une approche fonctionnelle à l'étude de la biogéographie mondiale des arbres. Master's thesis, Université du Québec à Montréal
  3. Martin-Guay, M.-O. (2017) Effets de la diversité sur la croissance de jeunes arbres de la forêt tempérée : rôle de la lumière et stratégies de distribution de la biomasse. Master's thesis, Université du Québec à Montréal
  4. Archambault, C. (2015) Effet de la diversité spécifique et fonctionnelle des arbres sur la densité et profondeur d'enracinement. Master's thesis, UQAM
  5. Buitrago, M. (2014) La variabilité des conditions du microsite affecte la réponse initiale des plants de mélèze hybride en plantation. Master's thesis, Université du Québec à Montréal
  6. Garbe, C. (2014) Traits fonctionnels des arbres : de la plasticité intraspécifique aux effets de leur diversité sur le fonctionnement de l'écosystème. PhD thesis, Université du Québec à Montréal
  7. Boivin, F. (2010) Est-ce que la position et l'espèce des voisins comptent? une comparaison d'indices de compétition dans des peuplements âgés de huit à quinze ans de la forêt boréale mixte. Master's thesis, Université du Québec à Montréal

Non peer-reviewed articles

  1. Secours, E., Paquette, A., Ayotte-Beaudet, J.-P., Chastenay, P., Gignac, A., Castagneyrol, B. (2020) Chenilles-espionnes, un projet de sciences citoyennes pour sensibiliser les jeunes à la biodiversité. Spectre

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Former Students
Director - Alex-Anne Couture (M.Sc. 2023) - Orane Mordacq (M.Sc. 2023) - Meggy Legault (M.Sc. 2022) - Émilie Secours (M.Sc. 2021) - Élise Bouchard (M.Sc. 2020) - Margaux Dubé (M.Sc. 2020) - Diong Boniface Gomis (M.Sc. 2018)
Co-Director - Pierre-Antoine Bouliane (M.Sc. 2021) - Ananda Christophe (M.Sc. 2020) - Marc-Olivier Martin-Guay (M.Sc. 2017) - Chelsea Archambault (M.Sc. 2015) - Mario Buitrago (M.Sc. 2014) - Cornelia Garbe (Ph.D. 2014) - Frédéric Boivin (M.Sc. 2010)

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