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Martin P. Girardin

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Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)

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Service canadien des forêts
Centre de Foresterie des Laurentides
1055, rue du P.E.P.S.
Case postale 10380 Succ Sainte-Foy
Québec, Qc, G1V 4C7

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  • Baccalauréat en sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Maîtrise en sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Doctorat en botanique, University of Manitoba
  • Postdoctorat, Université Laval


Recherche couvrant les domaines suivants : dendrochronologie, écologie et climatologie globale, reconstitution climatique, historique des feux, climatologie et sciences de l’atmosphère, croissance arborescente et environnement, modélisation de la balance hydrique, dynamique forestière, dynamique des tourbières, dynamique des perturbations, historique des perturbations d’insectes, productivité forestière, etc.

Nos travaux dans les médias

Autres communications

Publications scientifiques

Submitted/Under revision

114. Mirabel, A. Girardin, M.P., Metsaranta, J, Way, D., Reich, P.B. Submitted. Increasing atmospheric dryness reduces boreal forest tree growth.

113. Ols, C., DeRose, J., Girardin, M.P., Evans, M.E.K., Klesse, S., Trouet, V. In press. Tree growth-climate relationships: should we detrend the explanatory variables? Dendrochronologia

112. Boakye, E.A., Bergeron, Y., Drobyshev, I., Beekharry, A., Voyer, D., Achim, A., Huang, J.G., Girardin, M.P. Submitted. Recent decline in sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) growth transcends to the northern parts of its distribution range in eastern Canada.

111. Girardin, M.P., Guo, X.J., Marchand, W., Depardieu, C. Submitted. Unraveling the biogeographic determinants of tree growth sensitivity to freeze and drought in Canada’s forests.

110. Sayedi, S., Abbott, B.W., Vannière, B., et al. Submitted. Assessing changes in global fire regimes.

109. Nolin, A.F., Girardin, M.P., Adamowski, J.F., Barzegar, R., Boucher, M.-A., Tardif, J.C., and Bergeron, Y. Under revision. Observed and projected trends in spring flood discharges for the Upper Harricana River, eastern boreal Canada. Journal of Hydrology – Regional Studies.

108. Pau, M., Gauthier, S., Boulanger, Y., Ouzennou, H., Girardin, M.P., Bergeron, Y. 2023. Response of forest productivity to changes in growth and fire regime due to climate change. Canadian Journal of Forest Research https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2022-0207

107. Sato, H., Chaste, E., Girardin, M.P., Kaplan, J.O., Hély, C., Candau, J.N., Mayor, S.J. Under revision. Dynamically simulating spruce budworm in eastern Canada and its interactions with wildfire. Ecological Modelling

106. Chaste, E., Girardin, M.P., Kaplan, J.O., Blarquez, O., Bergeron, Y., Hély, C. In prep. Holocene dynamics of the boreal forest of eastern Canada: untangling the drivers of vegetation change using paleoecological data and models.

105. Gaboriau, D.M., Chaste, E., Asselin, H., Ali, A.A., Bergeron, Y., Girardin, M.P., Hély, C. 2023. Interactions within the climate-vegetation-fire nexus may transform 21st century boreal forests in northwestern Canada. iScience


104. Martin, M.A. and 68 co-authors 2022. Ten new insights in climate science 2022. Global Sustainability, 5: e20

103. Chavardès, R.D., Danneyrolles, V., Portier, J., Girardin, M.P., Gaboriau, D.M., Gauthier, S., Drobyshev, I., Cyr, D., Wallenius, T., Bergeron, Y. 2022. Converging and diverging burn rates in North American boreal forests from the Little Ice Age to the present. International Journal of Widland Fire 31(12): 1184-1193, doi:10.1071/WF22090.

102. Duchesne, I., Lenz, P., Girardin, M.P., Isabel, N. 2022. Translocating seed sources to new geoclimatic environments has limited effect on lumber quality of eastern Canadian white spruce. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 52, 1553-1565. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2022-0075

101. Mirabel, A., Girardin, M.P., Metsaranta, J., Campbell, E., Arsenault, A., Way, D., Reich, P.B. 2022. New tree-ring data from Canadian boreal and hemi-boreal forests provide insight for improving the climate sensitivity of terrestrial biosphere models. Science of The Total Environment 851, 158062, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.158062

100. Gaboriau, D.M., Asselin, H., Ali, A.A., Bergeron, Y., Hély, C., Girardin, M.P. 2022. Drivers of extreme wildfire years in the 1965–2019 fire regime of the Tłı̨chǫ First Nation territory, Canada. Écoscience, 29: 249-265, doi:10.1080/11956860.2022.2070342..

Pinus strobus, La Mauricie National Park, Canada

99. Girardin, M.P., Guo, X.J., Gervais, D., Metsaranta, J., Campbell, E.M., Arsenault, A., Isaac-Renton, M., Hogg, E.H. 2022. Cold-season freeze frequency is a pervasive driver of subcontinental forest growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 119 (18) e2117464119. doi:10.1073/pnas.2117464119.

98. Boakye, E., Houle, D., Bergeron, Y., Girardin, M.P., Drobyshev, I. 2022. Insect defoliation modulates influence of climate on the growth of tree species in the boreal mixed forests of eastern Canada. Ecology and Evolution, 12, e8656. doi:10.1002/ece3.8656.

97. Margolis, E., Guitterman, C., Chavardès, R., et al. 2022. The North American tree-ring fire-scar network. Ecosphere, 13(7), e4159.

96. Nolin, A.F., Girardin, M.P., Tardif, J.C., Guo, X.J., Conciatori, F., Bergeron, Y. 2022. A 247-years tree-ring reconstruction of spring temperature and relation to spring flooding in eastern boreal Canada. International Journal of Climatology. 42: 6479-6498, doi:10.1002/joc.7608.

95. Augustin, F., Girardin, F.P., Terrier, A., Auger, I., Grondin, P., Bergeron, Y., Lambert, L., Leduc, A. 2022. Projected changes in fire activity and severity feedback in the spruce–feather moss forest of western Quebec, Canada. Trees, Forests and People, 8: 100229, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tfp.2022.100229

94. Harrison, S.P., Villegas-Diaz, R., Cruz-Silva, E., Gallagher, D., Kesner, D., Lincoln, P., Shen, Y., Sweeney, L., Colombaroli, D., Ali, A., Barhoumi, C.,Bergeron, Y., Blyakharchuk, T., Bobek, P., Bradshaw, R., Clear, J.L., Czerwiński, S., Daniau, A.L., Dodson, J., Edwards, K.J., Edwards, M.E., Feurdean, A., Foster, D., Gajewski, K., Gałka, M., Garneau, M., Giesecke, T., Romera, G.G., Girardin, M.P., Hoefer, D., Huang, K., Inoue, J., Jamrichová, E., Jasiunis, N., Jiang, W., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Kołaczek, P., Kuosmanen, N., Lamentowicz, M., Lavoie, M., Li, F., Li, J., Lisitsyna, O., López-Sáez, J.A., Luelmo-Lautenschlaeger, R., Magnan, G., Magyari, E.K., Maksims, A., Marcisz, K., Marinova, E., Marlon, J., Mensing, S., Miroslaw-Grabowska, J., Oswald, W., Pérez-Díaz, S., Pérez-Obiol, R., Piilo, S., Poska, A., Qin, X., Remy, C.C., Richard, P., Salonen, S., Sasaki, N., Schneider, H., Shotyk, W., Stancikaite, M., Šteinberga, D., Stivrins, N., Takahara, H., Tan, Z., Trasune, L., Umbanhowar, C.E., Väliranta, M., Vassiljev, J., Xiao, X., Xu, Q., Xu, X., Zawisza, E., Zhao, Y., Zhou, Z. 2022. The Reading Palaeofire database: an expanded global resource to document changes in fire regimes from sedimentary charcoal records. Earth System Science Data, 14, 1109–1124. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-272.

93. Boulanger, Y., Pascual, J., Bouchard, M., D’Orangeville, L., Périé, C., Girardin, M.P. 2022. Multi‐model projections of tree species performance in Quebec, Canada under future climate change. Global Change Biology, 28, 1884– 1902, https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16014

92. Pau, M., Gauthier, S., Chavardès, R.D., Girardin, M.P., Marchand, W., Bergeron, Y. 2022. Site index as a predictor of the effect of climate warming on boreal tree growth. Global Change Biology, 28, 1903– 1918, https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16030.


91. DeRose, R.J., Evans, M.K., Klesse, S., Girardin, M.P., Heilman, K.A., Alexander, M.R., Arsenault, A., Babst, F., Bouchard, M., Cahoon, S.M.P., Campbell, E., Dietze, M., Duchesne, L., Frank, D.C., Giebink, C., Guerrero, A.G., García, G.G., Villela Gaytán, S.A., Hogg, E.H., Metsaranta, J., Ols, C., Rayback, S.A., Reid, A., Ricker, M., Schaberg, P.G., Shaw, J.D., Sullivan, P.F. 2021. Adding tree rings to North America's National Forest Inventories: An essential tool to guide drawdown of atmospheric CO2. BioScience, biab119, https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biab119.

90. Danneyrolles, V., Cyr, D., Gauthier, S., Asselin, H., Bergeron, Y. 2021. Influences of climate fluctuations on northeastern North America’s burned areas largely outweigh those of European settlement since AD 1850. Environmental Research Letters, 16 (11), 114007.

89. Housset, J.M., Tóth, E.G., Girardin, M.P., Tremblay, F., Motta, R., Bergeron, Y., Carcaillet, C. 2021. Tree-rings, genetics and the environment: Complex interactions at the rear edge of species distribution range. Dendrochronologia, 69, 125863.

88. Marchand, W., Girardin, M.P., Hartmann, H., Lévesque, M., Gauthier, S., Bergeron, Y. 2021. Contrasting life-history traits of black spruce and jack pine influence their physiological response to drought and growth recovery in northeastern boreal Canada. Science of The Total Environment, 148514.

87. Boakye, E., Bergeron, Y., Girardin, M.P., Drobyshev, I. 2021. Contrasting Growth Response of Jack Pine and Trembling Aspen to Climate Warming in Quebec Mixedwoods Forests of Eastern Canada Since the Early Twentieth Century. Journal of Geophysical Research 126 (5), e2020JG005873.

86. Girardin, M.P., Guo, X.J., Metsaranta, J., Gervais, D., Campbell, E., Arsenault, A., Isaac-Rentone, M., Harvey, J.E., Bhatti, J., Hogg, E.A. 2021. A national tree-ring repository for Canadian forests (CFS-TRenD): structure, synthesis and applications. Environmental Reviews, 29 (999), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1139/er-2020-0099.

85. Depardieu, C., Gérardi, S., Nadeau, S., Parent, G., MacKay, J., Lenz, P., Lamothe, M., Girardin, M.P., Bousquet, J., Isabel, N. 2021. Connecting tree-ring phenotypes, genetic associations and transcriptomics to decipher the genomic architecture of drought adaptation in a widespread conifer. Molecular Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15846.

84. Girardin, M.P., Isabel, N., Guo, X.J., Lamothe, M., Duchesne, I., Lenz, P. 2021. Annual aboveground carbon uptake enhancements from assisted gene flow in boreal black spruce forests are not long-lasting. Nature Communications, 12 (1), 1-15.


83. Hély, C., Chaste, E., Girardin, M.P., Remy, C., Blarquez, O., Bergeron, Y., Ali, A.A. 2020. A Holocene perspective of vegetation controls on seasonal boreal wildfire sizes using numerical paleoecology. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 3, 106, doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2020.511901.

82. Gaboriau, D., Remy, C.C., Girardin, M.P., Asselin, H., Hély, C., Bergeron, Y., Ali, A.A. 2020. Temperature and fuel availability control fire size/severity in the boreal forest of central Northwest Territories, Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews 250, 106697.

81. Marchand, W., Girardin, M.P., Hartmann, H., Depardieu, C., Isabel, N., Gauthier, S., Boucher, E., Bergeron, Y. 2020. Strong overestimation of water-use efficiency responses to rising CO2 in tree-ring studies. Global Change Biology 26: 4538– 4558. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15166.

80. Depardieu, C., Girardin, M.P., Nadeau, S., Lenz, P., Bousquet, J., Isabel, N. 2020. Adaptive genetic variation to drought in a widely distributed conifer suggests a potential for increasing forest resilience in a drying climate. New Phytologist 227: 427-439, doi:10.1111/nph.16551. Genetic variation in boreal conifers  (Science)


79. Girardin, M.P., Portier, J., Remy, C., Ali, A.A., Paillard, J., Blarquez, O., Asselin, H., Gauthier, S., Grondin, P., Bergeron, Y. 2020. Coherent signature of warming-induced extreme sub-continental boreal wildfire activity 4,800 and 1,100 years BP. Environmental Research Letters 14(12): 124042.

78. Boucher, D., Gauthier, S., Thiffault, N., Marchand, W., Girardin, M.P, Urli, M. 2019. How climate change might directly affect tree regeneration following fire at northern latitudes: A review. New Forest 51: 543–571, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11056-019-09745-6.

77. Barhoumi, C., Drobyshev, I., Ali, A.A., Kryshen, A., Peyron, O., Subetto, D., Alleaume, S., Girardin, M.P., Paradis, L., Brossier, B., Joannin, S., Pastor, T. 2019. Gradually increasing forest fire activity during the Holocene in the northern Ural region (Komi Republic, Russia). The Holocene 29: 1906-1920.

76. Hember, R.A., Kurz, W.A., Girardin, M.P. 2019. Tree-ring reconstructions of stemwood biomass indicate increases in the growth rate of black spruce trees across boreal forests of Canada. Journal of Geophysical Research 124: 2460–2480. https://doi.org/ 10.1029/2018JG004573.

75. Marchand, W., Girardin, M.P., Hartmann, H., Gauthier, S., Bergeron, Y. 2019. Topography, together with ontogeny, competition and soil parameters, drives needleleaf species’ sensitivity to climate in boreal North America. Global Change Biology 25(8): 2793-2809, https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14665.

74. Giguère-Croteau, C., Boucher, E., Bergeron, Y., Girardin, M.P., Drobyshev, I., Silva, L.C.R., Hélie, J.F., Garneau, M. 2019. North America’s oldest boreal trees are more efficient water users due to increased [CO2], but do not grow faster. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 116(7): 2749-2754.

73. Chaste, E., Girardin, M.P., Kaplan, J.O., Bergeron, Y., Hély, C. 2019. Increases in heat-induced tree mortality could drive reductions of biomass resources in Canada’s managed boreal forest. Landscape Ecology 34(2): 403–426, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00780-4.

72. Babst, F., Bouriaud, O., Poulter, B., Trouet, V., Girardin, M.P., Frank, D.C. 2019. Twentieth century redistribution in climatic drivers of global tree growth. Science Advances, 5(1): eaat4313.

71. De Grandpré, M.P., Kneeshaw, D., Perigon, S., Boucher, D., Marchand, M., Pureswaran, D., Girardin, M.P. 2019. Adverse climatic periods precede and amplify defoliator‐induced tree mortality in eastern boreal North America. Journal of Ecology 107: 452-467, https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13012. Forests undergoing novel disturbances  (Top papers across all BES journals)


70. Marchand, W., Girardin, M.P., Gauthier, S., Hartmann, H., Bouriaud, O., Babst, F., Bergeron, Y. 2018. Untangling methodological and scale considerations in growth and productivity trend estimates of Canada’s forests. Environmental Research Letters 13: 093001.

69. Remy, C.C., Fouquemberg, C., Asselin, H., Andrieux, B., Magnan, G., Brossier, B., Grondin, P., Bergeron, Y., Talon, B., Girardin, M.G., Blarquez, O., Bajolle, L., Ali, A.A. 2018. Guidelines for the use and interpretation of palaeofire reconstructions based on various archives and proxies. Quaternary Science Reviews 193: 312-322.

68. Babst, F., Bouriaud, O., Poulter, B., Zhang, Z., Trouet, V., Evans, M., Charney, N., Record, S., Enquist, B., Seftigen, K., Björklund, J., Klesse, S., Bodesheim, P., Mahecha, M., Girardin, M., Friend, A., Frank, D. 2018. When tree rings go global: challenges and opportunities for retro- and prospective insight. Quaternary Science Reviews 197: 1-20.

67. Waito, J., Girardin, M.P., Tardif, J.C., Conciatori, F., Bergeron, Y., Ali, A.A. 2018. Recent fire activity in the boreal eastern interior of North America is below that of the past 2000 years. Ecosphere 9(6): e02287.

66. Chaste, E., Girardin, M.P., Kaplan, J.O., Portier, J., Bergeron, Y., Hély, C. 2018. The pyrogeography of eastern boreal Canada from 1901 to 2012 simulated with the LPJ-LMfire model. Biogeosciences 15: 1273, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1273-2018.

65. Ols, C., Trouet, V., Girardin, M.P., Hofgaard, A., Bergeron, Y., Drobyshev, I. 2018. Post-1980 shifts in the sensitivity of boreal tree growth to North Atlantic Ocean dynamics and seasonal climate. Global and Planetary Change 165: 1-12, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2018.03.006.

64. Housset, J., Nadeau, S., Isabel, N., Depardieu, C., Duchesne, I., Lenz, P., Girardin, M. 2018. Tree rings provide a new class of phenotypes for genetic associations that foster insights into adaptation of conifers to climate change. New Phytologist 218: 630-645.

63. Ols, C., Girardin, M.P., Hofgaard, A., Bergeron, Y., Drobyshev, I. 2018. Monitoring climate sensitivity shifts in tree-rings of eastern boreal North America using model-data comparison. Ecosystems 21: 1042–1057.


62. Drobyshev, I., Bergeron, Y., Girardin, M.P., Gauthier, S., Ols, C. 2017. Strong gradients in forest sensitivity to climate change revealed by dynamics of forest fire cycles in the post Little Ice Age era. J. Geophysical Res. Biogeosciences 122 (10) 2605–2616, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2017JG003826

61. Boulanger, Y., Girardin, M.P., Bernier, P.Y., Gauthier, S., Beaudoin, A., Guindon, L. 2017. Changes in mean forest age in Canada’s forests could limit future increases in area burned but compromise potential harvestable conifer volumes. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 47(6): 755-764.

60. Remy, C.C., Lavoie, M. , Girardin, M.P., Hély, C., Bergeron, Y., Grondin, P., Oris, F., Asselin, H., Ali, A.A. 2017. Wildfire size alters long-term vegetation trajectories in boreal forests of eastern North America. J. Biogeography, 44: 1268–1279.

59. Terrier, A., Paquette, M., Gauthier, S., Girardin, M.P., Pelletier-Bergeron, S., Bergeron, Y. 2017. Influence of fuel load dynamics on carbon emission by wildfire: old-growth forests in the Clay Belt boreal landscape. Forests 8: doi:10.3390/f8010009 


58. Girardin, M.P., Bouriaud, O., Hogg, E.H., Kurz, W.A., Zimmermann, N.E., Metsaranta, J., de Jong, R., Frank, D.C., Esper, J., Büntgen, U., Guo, X.J., Bhatti, J. 2016. No growth stimulation of Canada’s boreal forest under half-century of combined warming and CO2 fertilization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 113: E8406-E8414 doi: 10.3410/f.727103061.793526702  Featured Video  Cover page 

57. Housset, J., Carcaillet, C., Girardin, M.P., Xu, X, Bergeron, Y. 2016. In situ comparison of tree-ring responses to climate and population genetics: the need to control for local climate and site variables. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4: 123, doi: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00123.

56. Abbott, B.W., Jones, J.B., Schuur, E.A.G., Chapin III, F.S., Bowden, W.B., ... 2016. Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, and wildfire: an expert assessment. Environmental Research Letters, 11 (3), 034014

55. Girardin, M.P.*, Hogg, E.H., Bernier, P.Y., Kurz, W.A., Guo, X.J., Cyr, G. 2016. Negative impacts of high temperatures on growth of black spruce forests intensify with the anticipated climate warming. Global Change Biology, 22: 627–643. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13072.


54. Blarquez, O., Ali, A.A., Girardin, M.P., Grondin, P., Fréchette, B., Bergeron, Y., Hély, C. 2015. Regional paleofire regimes affected by non-uniform climate, vegetation and human drivers. Scientific Reports 5, 13356; doi: 10.1038/srep13356.

53. Girardin, M.P, Terrier, A. 2015. Mitigating risks of future wildfires by management of the forest composition: an analysis of the offsetting potential through boreal Canada. Climatic Change 130(4): 587-601. Manuscript 

52. Housset, J., Girardin, M.P., Baconnet, M., Carcaillet, C., Bergeron, Y. 2015. Unexpected warming-induced growth decline in Thuja occidentalis at its northern limit in North America. Journal of Biogeography 42(7): 1233–1245.

51. Terrier, A., Girardin, M.P., Cantin, A., de Groot, W.J., Anyomi, K.A., Gauthier, S., Bergeron, Y. 2015. Disturbance legacies and paludification mediate the ecological impact of an intensifying wildfire regime in the Clay Belt boreal forest of eastern North America. Journal of Vegetation Science 26(3): 588–602.

50. Waito, J., Girardin, M.P., Tardif, J.C., Hély, C., Blarquez, O., Ali, A.A. 2015. Fire and climate: using the past to predict the future. In Handbook of Forest Ecology, edited by Kelvin Peh, Richard Corlett, and Yves Bergeron.


49. Anyomi, K.A., Raulier, F., Bergeron, Y., Mailly, D., Girardin, M.P. 2014. Spatial and temporal heterogeneity of forest site productivity drivers: a case study within the eastern boreal forests of Canada. Landscape Ecology 29: 905-918.

48. Girardin, M.P., Xiao Guo, J., de Jong, R., Kinnard, C., Bernier, P.Y., Raulier, F. 2014. Unusual forest-growth decline in boreal North America covarying with the retreat of Arctic sea ice. Global Change Biology , 20: 851-866.

47. Terrier, A., de Groot, W.J., Girardin, M.P., Bergeron, Y. 2014. Dynamics of moisture content in spruce-feather moss and spruce-Sphagnum organic layers during an extreme fire season and implications for future depths of burn in Clay Belt black spruce forests. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23: 490-502, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF13133.


46. Blarquez, O., Girardin, M.P., Leys, B., Ali, A.A., Aleman, J.C., Bergeron, Y., Carcaillet, C. 2013. Paleofire reconstruction based on an ensemble-member strategy applied to sedimentary charcoal. Geophysical Research Letters 40: 2667–2672, doi:10.1002/grl.50504, Open Access .

45. Girardin, M.P., Ali, A.A., Carcaillet, C., Blarquez, O., Hély, C., Terrier, A., Genries, G., Bergeron, Y. 2013. Vegetation limits the impact of a warm climate on boreal wildfires. New Phytologist : 199: 1001–1011. doi: 10.1111/nph.12322.

44. Girardin, M.P., Ali, A.A., Carcaillet, C., Gauthier, S., Hély, C., Le Goff, H., Terrier, A., Bergeron, Y. . 2013. Fire in managed forests of eastern Canada: Risks and options. Forest Ecology and Management 294: 238–249.

43. Terrier, A., Girardin, M.P., Périé, C., Legendre, P., Bergeron, Y. 2013. Potential changes in forest composition could reduce impacts of climate change on boreal wildfires Ecological Applications  23: 21-35.

42. Price, D.T., Alfaro, R.I., Brown, K.J., Flannigan, M., Fleming, R.A., Hogg, E.H., Girardin, M.P., Lakusta, T., Johnston, M., Pedlar, J., McKenney, D.W., Stratton, T., Sturrock, R., Thompson, I., Trofymow, J.A., and Venier, L.A. 2013. Anticipating the consequences of climate change for Canada’s boreal forest ecosystems. Environmental Reviews , 21(4): 322-365, 10.1139/er-2013-0042 The Ottawa Citizen December 6 2013 

41. Meyn, A., Schmidtlein, S., Taylor, S.W., Girardin, M.P., Thonicke, K., and Cramer, W. 2013. Precipitation-driven decrease of wildfires in British Columbia, Regional Environmental Change 13: 165-177 Access to Journal .


40. Ali, A.A., Blarquez, O., Girardin, M.P., Hély, C., Tinquaut, F., Guellab, A.E., Valsecchi, V., Terrier, A., Bremond, L., Genries, A., Gauthier, S., Bergeron, Y. 2012. Control of the multimillennial wildfire size in boreal North America by spring climatic conditions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 109(51), 20966–20970,doi/10.1073/pnas.1203467109

39. Anyomi, K., Raulier, F., Mailly, D., Girardin, M.P., Bergeron, Y. 2012. Using height growth to model local and regional response of trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) to climate within the boreal forest of western Québec, Ecological Modelling 243: 123–132.

38. Girardin, M.P., Guo, J.X., Bernier, P.Y., Raulier, F., Gauthier, S. 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. Open Access 

38a. Girardin, M.P.2012. Interactive comment on “Changes in growth of pristine boreal North American forests from 1950 to 2005 driven by landscape demographics and species traits: Detangling age declines from low-frequency climate variability”. Biogeosciences Discuss., 9, C292–C300, 2012 Open Access 
38b. Girardin, M.P., Guo, J.X., Bernier, P.Y., Raulier, F., Gauthier, S. 2012. Interactive comment on “Changes in growth of pristine boreal North American forests from 1950 to 2005 driven by landscape demographics and species traits“. Biogeosciences Discuss., 9, C1092–C1098. Open Access Journal 


37. Terrier, A., Girardin, M.P., Bergeron, Y. 2011. Les réservoirs de carbone en forêt boréale à l’est du Canada : acquis et incertitudes dans la modélisation face aux changements climatiques. VertigO 11, DOI : 10.4000/vertigo.11587. Open Access 

36. Tardif, J.C., Girardin, M.P., and Conciatori, F. 2011. Light rings as bioindicators of climate change in Interior North America. Global and Planetary Changes 79: 134-144.

35. Girardin, M.P., Bernier, P.Y., and Gauthier, S. 2011. Increasing potential NEP of eastern boreal North American forests constrained by decreasing wildfire activity. Ecosphere - A journal of the Ecological Society of America, 2:art25. Open Access Journal 

34. Girardin, M.P., Bernier, P.Y., Raulier, F., Tardif, J.C., Conciatori, F., Guo, X.J. 2011. Testing for a CO2 fertilization effect on growth of Canadian boreal forests. Journal of Geophysical Research Research, 116, G01012, doi:10.1029/2010JG001287. Manuscript Auxilliary material 


33. Girardin, M.P., Ali, A.A, Hély, C. 2010. Wildfires in boreal ecosystems: past, present, and some emerging trends. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19: 991-995.

32. Drobyshev, I., Flannigan, M.D., Bergeron, Y., Girardin, M.P., Suran, B. 2010. Variation in local weather explains differences in fire regimes within a Québec south-eastern boreal forest landscape. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19: 1073-1082.

31. Bergeron, Y., Cyr, D. Girardin, M.P., and C. Carcaillet 2010. Will climate change drive 21st century burn rates in Canadian boreal forest outside of its natural variability: collating global climate model experiments with sedimentary charcoal data. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19: 1127-1139. Manuscript 

30. Carcaillet, C., Bergeron, Y., Ali, A.A., Gauthier, S., Girardin, M.P., and Hély, C. 2010. Holocene fires in eastern Canada: toward a forest management perspective in light of future global changes. PAGES News 18: 68-70

29. Hély, C., Girardin M.P., Ali, A.A., Carcaillet, C., Brewer, S., and Bergeron, Y. 2010. Eastern boreal North American wildfire risk of the past 7000 years: a model-data comparison. Geophysical Research Letters L14709, doi:10.1029/2010GL043706. Auxilliary material 

28. Meyn, A., Schmidtlein, S., Taylor, S.W., Girardin, M.P., Thonicke, K., Cramer, W. 2010. Spatial variation of trends in wildfire and summer drought in British Columbia, Canada, 1920–2000. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19: 272-283.

27. Huang, J., Tardif, J.C., Bergeron, Y., Denneler, B., Berninger, F., Girardin, M.P. 2010. Radial growth response of four dominant boreal tree species to climate along a latitudinal gradient in the eastern Canadian boreal forest. Global Change Biology 16: 711-731. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01990.x

26. Girardin, M.P. 2010. Wildfire risk inferred from tree rings in the Central Laurentians of boreal Quebec, Canada. Dendrochronologia 28: 187–206.


25. Girardin, M.P., Flannigan, M.D., Tardif, J.C. and Bergeron, Y. 2009. Climate, weather, and forest fire. In Ecosystem management in the boreal forest, S. Gauthier, M-A Vaillancourt, A. Leduc, L. De Grandpré, D. Kneeshaw, H. Morin, P. Drapeau and Y. Bergeron (editors). Presses de l’Université du Québec. 392 pages.

24. Girardin, M.P., Ali, A.A., Carcaillet, C., Mudelsee, M., Drobyshev, I., Hély, C., Bergeron, Y. 2009. Heterogeneous response of circumboreal wildfire risk to climate change since the early 1900s. Global Change Biology 15, 2751–2769, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01869.x

23. Girardin, M.P., Tardif, J.C., Epp, B.,Conciatori, F. 2009. Frequency of cool summers in interior North America over the past three centuries. Geophysical Research Letters 36, L07705, doi:10.1029/2009GL037242.

22. St. George, S., Meko, D.M., Girardin, M.P., Nielsen, E., Pederson, G., Sauchyn, D.J., Tardif, J. and Watson, E. 2009. The tree-ring record of summer drought in the Canadian Prairies. Journal of Climate 22: 689-710.

July Drought Code across Canada, 1901-2002

21. Girardin, M.P. and Wotton, B.M. 2009. Summer moisture and wildfire risks across Canada. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 48: 517-533. Software SimMDC and related SAS code 


20. Girardin, M.P., Flannigan, M.D., Tardif, J.C. and Bergeron, Y. 2008. Climatologie, météorologie et feux de forêt. pp 83-108. In Aménagement écosystémique en forêt boréale, S. Gauthier, M-A Vaillancourt, A. Leduc, L. De Grandpré, D. Kneeshaw, H. Morin, P. Drapeau and Y. Bergeron (éditeurs). Presses de l’Université du Québec, 600 pp.

19. Le Goff, H., Girardin, M.P., Flannigan, M.D., and Bergeron, Y. 2008. Dendroclimatic inference of wildfire activity in Quebec over the 20th century and implications for natural disturbance based forest management at the northern limit of the commercial forest. International Journal of Wildland Fire 17: 348–362.

18. Mudelsee, M. and Girardin, M.P. 2008. Risk prediction of Canadian wildfires. PAGES News 16(2): 28-30.

17. Girardin, M.P., and Mudelsee, M. 2008. Past and future changes in Canadian boreal wildfire activity. Ecological Applications 18(2): 391-406.

16. Girardin, M.P., Raulier, F., Bernier, P.Y., and Tardif, J.C. 2008. Response of tree growth to a changing climate in boreal central Canada: a comparison of empirical, process-based and hybrid modelling approaches. Ecological Modelling 213: 209-228.

15. Girardin, M.P., and Sauchyn, D. 2008. Three centuries of annual area burned variability in northwestern North America inferred from tree rings. The Holocene 18: 205-214.


Area burned in Canada versus Northern Hemisphere temperatures

14. Le Goff, H., Flannigan, M.D., Bergeron, Y., Girardin, M.P. 2007. Historical fire regime shifts related to climate teleconnections in the Waswanipi area, central Quebec, Canada. International Journal of Wildland Fire 16(5): 607–618

13. Girardin, M.P. 2007. Interannual to decadal changes in area burned in Canada from 1781 to 1982 and the relationship to Northern Hemisphere land temperatures. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16(5): 557-566, doi: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2007.00321.x.


12. Girardin, M.P., J. Tardif, M. D. Flannigan, and Y. Bergeron. 2006. Forest fire-conducive drought variability in the southern Canadian boreal forest and associated climatology inferred from tree rings. Canadian Water Resources Journal 31: 275-296.

11. Girardin, M.P., Tardif, J., and Flannigan, M.D. 2006. Temporal variability in area burned for the Province of Ontario, Canada during the past 200 years inferred from tree-rings. Journal of Geophysical Research 111, D17108, doi:10.1029/2005JD006815.

10. Girardin, M.P., Bergeron, Y., Tardif, J.C., Flannigan, M.D., Gauthier, S., and Mudelsee, M. 2006. A 229-year dendroclimatic-inferred record of forest fire activity for the Boreal Shield of Canada. International Journal of Wildland Fire 15: 375-388.

9. Girardin, M.P., Tardif, J., Flannigan, M.D., and Bergeron, Y. 2006. Synoptic scale atmospheric circulation and boreal Canada summer drought variability of the past three centuries. Journal of Climate 19: 1922-1947.

Photo: Nicolas Mansuy, Baie-Comeau, 2006


8. Girardin, M.P. and Tardif, J. 2005. Sensitivity of tree growth to the atmospheric vertical profile in the Boreal Plains of Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35: 48-64.

7. Girardin, M.P., Berglund, E., Tardif, J., and Monson, K. 2005. Radial growth of tamarack (Larix laricina) in the Churchill area (Manitoba) in relation to climate and larch sawfly (Pristiphora erichsonii) herbivory. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 37: 206-217.


6. Girardin, M.P., Tardif, J., Flannigan, M.D., Wotton, B.M., and Bergeron, Y. 2004. Trends and periodicities in the Canadian Drought Code and their relationships with atmospheric circulation for the southern Canadian boreal forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34: 103-119.

5. Girardin, M.P., Tardif, J., Flannigan, M.D., and Bergeron, Y. 2004. Multicentury reconstruction of the Canadian Drought Code from eastern Canada and its relationship with paleoclimatic indices of atmospheric circulation. Climate Dynamics 23: 99-115.


4. Girardin M.P., Tardif. J., and Bergeron, Y. 2002. Dynamics of eastern larch stands and its relationships with larch sawfly outbreaks in the Northern Clay Belt of Quebec. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32: 206-216.

3. Bergeron, Y., Denneler, B., Charron, D. and Girardin, M.P. 2002. Using dendrochronology to reconstruct disturbance and forest dynamics around Lake Duparquet, northwestern Quebec. Dendrochronologia 01-02: 175-190.


2. Girardin, M.P., Tardif, J., and Bergeron, Y. 2001. Radial growth analysis of Larix laricina from Lake Duparquet area, Québec, in relation to climate and larch sawfly outbreaks. Écoscience 8: 127-138.

1. Girardin, M.P., Tardif, J., and Bergeron, Y. 2001. Gradient analysis of Larix laricina dominated wetlands in Canada’s southeastern boreal forest. Canadian Journal of Botany 79: 444-456.

Autres documents officiels

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments of Canada. 2010. Canadian Biodiversity: Ecosystem Status and Trends 2010. Canadian Councils of Resource Ministers. Ottawa, ON. vi + 142 p. Contributing author to the Boreal Shield and Hudson Plains Technical Ecozone+ Status and Trends Reports

Collections dendrochronologiques

Actes de conférence

Girardin, M.P., Tardif, J., Flannigan, M.D., and Bergeron, Y. 2002. Reconstructing atmospheric circulation history using tree rings: one more step toward understanding temporal changes in forest dynamics. In Proceedings for the 3rd International Sustainable Forest Management Network Conference - Advance in forest management: from knowledge to practice, 13-15 November, Edmonton, Alberta. Edited by T.S. Veeman, P.N. Duinker, B.J. Macnab, A,G. Coyne, K.M. Veeman, and D. Korber. Edmonton, Alberta. pp. 105-110.

Autres contributions

Bernier, P.Y., Raulier, F., Girardin, M.G., Paré, D., Kurz, W.A. 2014. New data on tree growth do not impact forest carbon management. Comment arising from "Rate of tree carbon accumulation increases continuously with tree size" by Stevenson et al. Nature doi:10.1038/nature12914.Comment 

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