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Publications & Presentations

This section shows the documents (if any) that are available in R-libre, TELUQ's open access research publication repository.

Journal articles (refereed)

Houle, Daniel; Marty, Charles; Gagnon, Christian; Bilodeau-Gauthier, Simon, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2021). Is the past history of acidic deposition in eastern Canada reflected in sugar maple's tree rings 87Sr/86Sr, Sr and Ca concentrations?. Applied Geochemistry, 125, 104860. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2020.104860

Fontana, Mario; Collin, Alexandre; Couchesne, Francois; Labrecque, Michel, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2020). Root System Architecture of Salix miyabeana “SX67” and Relationships with Aboveground Biomass Yields. Bioenergy Research, 13 (1), 183-196. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12155-019-10062-1

Lévesque, Ann; Bélanger, Nicolas; Poder, Thomas G.; Filotas,, Élise, & Dupras, Jérôme (2020). From white to green gold: Digging into public expectations and preferences for ecological restoration of asbestos mines in southeastern Quebec, Canada. The Extractive Industries and Society, 7 (4), 1411-1423. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2020.10.006

Emilson, Caroline E.; Bélanger, Nicolas; Brais, Suzanne; Chisholm, Colin E.; Diochon, Amanda; Joseph, Ruth; Markam, John; Morris, Dave; Van Rees, Ken; Rutherford, Michael; Venier, Lisa A., & Hazlett, Paul W. (2020). Short-term growth response of jack pine and spruce spp. to wood ash amendment across Canada. Global Change Biology Bioenergy, 12 (2), 158-167. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12661

Charron, Guillaume; Robichaud-Courteau, Thomas; La Vigne, Hughes; Weintraub, Samantha; Hill, Andy; Justice, Douglas; Bélanger, Nicolas, & Lussier Desbiens, Alexis (2020). The Deleaves: A UAV device for efficient tree canopy sampling. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, 8 (3), 245-264. https://doi.org/10.1139/juvs-2020-0005

Bélanger, Nicolas; Collin, Alexandre; Ricard-Piché, Jacinthe; Kembel, Steven W., & Rivest, David (2019). Microsite conditions influence leaf litter decomposition in sugar maple bioclimatic domain of Quebec. Biogeochemistry, 145 (1-2), 107-126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-019-00594-1

Bouachir, Wassim; Ihou, Koffi Eddy; Gueziri, Houssem-Eddine; Bouguila, Nizar, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2019). Computer Vision System for Automatic Counting of Planting Microsites Using UAV Imagery. IEEE Access, 7, 82491 - 82500. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2923765

Fontana, Mario; Labrecque, Michel; Messier, Christian, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2018). Permanent site characteristics exert a larger influence than atmospheric conditions on leaf mass, foliar nutrients and ultimately aboveground biomass productivity of Salix miyabeana ‘SX67’. Forest Ecology and Management, 427 (1), 423-433. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2018.02.005

Amichev, Beyhan Y.; Volk, Timothy A.; Hangs, Ryan D.; Bélanger, Nicolas; Vujanovic, Vladimir, & Van Rees, Ken C.J. (2018). Growth, Survival, and Yields of 30 Short-Rotation Willow Cultivars on the Canadian Prairies: 2nd Rotation Implications. New Forests, 49 (5), 649-665. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11056-018-9650-8

Kimmig, Sara R.; Holmden, Chris, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2018). Biogeochemical cycling of Mg and its isotopes in a sugar maple forest in Québec. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 230 (1), 60-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2018.03.020

Collin, Alexandre; Messier, Christian; Kembel, Steven W., & Bélanger, Nicolas (2018). Can sugar maple establish into the boreal forest? Insights from seedlings under various canopies in southern Quebec. Ecosphere, 9 (1), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2022

Fontana, Mario; Labrecque, Michel; Messier, Christian; Courchesne, Francois, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2017). Quantifying the effects of soil and climate on aboveground biomass production of Salix miyabeana SX67 in Quebec. New Forests, 48 (6), 817-835. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11056-017-9599-z

Perreault, Lili; Brais, Suzanne; Bélanger, Nicolas, & Quideau, Sylvie (2017). Soil and seedling response to dehydrated septic tank sludge versus forest floor additions at a disturbed site. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 98 (1), 114-127. https://doi.org/10.1139/CJSS-2017-0073

Collin, Alexandre; Messier, Christian; Kembel, Steven, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2017). Low light availability associated with American beech is the main factor for reduced sugar maple seedling Survival and growth rates in a hardwood forest of southern Quebec. Forests, 8 (11), 413. https://doi.org/10.3390/f8110413

Collin, Alexandre; Messier, Christian, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2017). Conifer presence may negatively affect sugar maple’s ability to migrate into the boreal forest through reduced foliar nutritional status. Ecosystems, 20 (4), 701-716. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-016-0045-4

Saint-Denis, Annick; Kneeshaw, Daniel; Bélanger, Nicolas; Simard, Suzanne; Laforest-Lapointe, Isabelle, & Messier, Christian (2017). Species-specific responses to forest soil inoculum in planted trees in an abandoned agricultural field. Applied Soil Ecology, 112, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.12.008

Fontana, Mario; Labrecque, Michel; Collin, Alexandre, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2017). Stomatal distribution patterns change according to leaf development and leaf water status in Salix miyabeana. Plant Growth Regulation, 81 (1), 63-70. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10725-016-0185-8

Fontana, Mario; Lafleur, Benoit; Labrecque, Michel; Courchesne, Francois, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2016). Maximum Annual Potential Yields of Salix miyabeana SX67 in Southern Quebec and Effects of Coppicing and Stool Age. BioEnergy Research, 9 (4), 1109-1125. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12155-016-9752-0

Collin, Alexandre; Messier, Christian; Côté, Benoît; Fontana, Mario, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2016). Contrasting nutritional acclimation of sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) and red maple (Acer rubrum L.) to increasing conifers and soil acidity as demonstrated by foliar nutrient balances. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 4, 85. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2016.00085

Amichev, Beyhan; Hangs, Ryan D.; Bélanger, Nicolas; Volk, Timothy A.; Vujanovic, Vladimir; Schoenau, Jeff J., & Van Rees, Kenneth C. J. (2015). First-rotation yields of 30 short-rotation willow cultivars in central Saskatchewan, Canada. Bioenergy Research, 8 (1), 292-306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12155-014-9519-4

Hangs, Ryan D.; Schoenau, Jeff J.; Van Rees, Kenneth C. J.; Bélanger, Nicolas; Volk, Timothy, & Jensen, Thomas (2014). First rotation biomass production and nutrient cycling within short-rotation coppice willow plantations in Saskatchewan, Canada. Bioenergy Research, 7 (4), 1091-1111. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12155-014-9452-6

Amichev, Beyhan Y.; Hangs, Ryan D.; Konecsni, Sheala M.; Stadnyk, Christine N.; Volk, Timothy A.; Bélanger, Nicolas; Vujanovic, Vladimir; Schoenau, Jeff J.; Moukoumi, Judicaël, & Van Rees, Kenneth C. J. (2014). Willow short-rotation production systems in Canada and Northern United States: A review. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 78 (S1), S168-S181. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2013.08.0368nafsc

Hangs, Ryan D.; Schoenau, Jeff J.; Van Rees, Kenneth C. J.; Bélanger, Nicolas, & Volk, Timothy A. (2014). Leaf litter decomposition and nutrient release characteristics of several willow varieties within short-rotation coppice plantations in Saskatchewan, Canada. Bioenergy Research, 7 (4), 1074-1090. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12155-014-9431-y

Bélanger, Nicolas; Carcaillet, Christopher; Padbury, Glenn A.; Harvey-Schafer, Alexis N., & Van Rees, Kenneth C. J. (2014). Periglacial fires and trees in a continental setting of Central Canada, Upper Pleistocene. Geobiology, 12 (2), 109-118. https://doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12076

Routhier, Martine; Lafleur, Benoit, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2014). Accumulation des stocks de carbone dans les sols sous des cultures bioénergétiques de Populus spp., Salix spp. et Panicum Virgatum. Vertigo, 14 (2). https://doi.org/10.4000/vertigo.15076

Bilodeau-Gauthier, Simon; Paré, David; Messier, Christian, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2013). Root production of hybrid poplars and nitrogen mineralization improve following mounding of boreal Podzols. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 43 (12), 1092-1103. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2013-0338

Chen, Ching-Chih; Beauregard, Frieda; Côté, Benoît; Bélanger, Nicolas; Courchesne, François, & Hendershot, William H. (2013). Partitioning of the source of leaf calcium of American beech and sugar maple using leaf Ca/Sr ratios: A predominantly surficial but variable depth of Ca uptake. Plant and Soil, 373 (1-2), 229-242. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-013-1787-9

Ens, Joel; Farrell, Richard E., & Bélanger, Nicolas (2013). Early effects of afforestation with willow (Salix purpurea, “Hotel”) on soil carbon and nutrient availability. Forests, 4 (1), 137-154. https://doi.org/10.3390/f4010137

Ens, Joel; Farrell, Richard E., & Bélanger, Nicolas (2013). Effects of edaphic conditions on site quality for Salix purpurea ‘Hotel’ plantations across a large climatic gradient in Canada. New Forests, 44 (6), 899-918. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11056-013-9384-6

Lafleur, Benoit; Paré, David; Claveau, Yves; Thiffault, Évelyne, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2013). Influence of afforestation on soil: The case of mineral weathering. Geoderma, 202-3, 18-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.03.004

Bélanger, Nicolas; Holmden, Chris; Courchesne, François; Côté, Benoit, & Hendershot, William H. (2012). Constraining soil mineral weathering 87Sr/86Sr for calcium apportionment studies of a deciduous forest growing on soils developed from granitoid igneous rocks. Geoderma, 185-6, 84-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2012.03.024

Houle, Daniel; Lamoureux, Patrick; Bélanger, Nicolas; Bouchard, Mireille; Gagnon, Christian; Couture, Suzanne, & Bouffard, Arianne (2012). Soil weathering rates in 21 catchments of the Canadian Shield. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16, 685-697. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-685-2012

Moukoumi, Judicaël; Farrell, Richard E.; Van Rees, Kenneth C. J.; Hynes, Russell K., & Bélanger, Nicolas (2012). Intercropping Caragana arborescens with Salix miyabeana to satisfy nitrogen demand and maximize growth. Bioenergy Research, 5 (3), 719-732. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12155-012-9181-7

Bilodeau-Gauthier, Simon; Paré, David; Messier, Christian, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2011). Juvenile growth of hybrid poplars on acidic boreal soil determined by environmental effects of soil preparation, vegetation control, and fertilization. Forest Ecology and Management, 261 (3), 620–629. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2010.11.016

Pinno, Bradley D., & Bélanger, Nicolas (2011). Estimating trembling aspen productivity in the boreal transition ecoregion of Saskatchewan using site and soil variables. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 91 (4), 661-669. https://doi.org/10.4141/CJSS10082

Messier, Christian; Bélanger, Nicolas; Brisson, Jacques; Lechowicz, Martin J., & Gravel, Dominique (2011). Comment on ‘‘Present-day expansion of American beech in northeastern hardwood forests: Does soil base status matter?’’. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 41 (3), 649–653. https://doi.org/10.1139/X10-239

Bélanger, Nicolas, & Holmden, Chris (2010). Influence of landscape on the apportionment of Ca nutrition in a Boreal Shield forest of Saskatchewan (Canada) using 87Sr/86Sr as a tracer. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 90 (2), 267-288. https://doi.org/10.4141/CJSS09079

Pinno, Bradley D.; Thomas, Barb R., & Bélanger, Nicolas (2010). Predicting the productivity of a young hybrid poplar clone under intensive plantation management in northern Alberta, Canada using soil and site characteristics. New Forests, 39 (1), 89-103. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11056-009-9157-4

Holmden, Chris, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2010). Ca isotope cycling in a forested ecosystem. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 74 (3), 995-1015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2009.10.020

Moukoumi, Judicaël; Hynes, Russell K.; Dumonceaux, Timothy J.; Town, Jennifer, & Bélanger, Nicolas (2013). Characterization and genus identification of rhizobial symbionts from Caragana arborescens in western Canada. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 59 (6), 399-406. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjm-2013-0158

Buitrago, Mario; Paquette, Alain; Thiffault, Nelson; Bélanger, Nicolas, & Messier, Christian (2015). Early performance of planted hybrid larch: effects of mechanical site preparation and planting depth. New Forests, 46 (3), 319-337. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11056-014-9463-3

Brais, Suzanne; Bélanger, Nicolas, & Guillemette, Toma (2015). Wood ash and N fertilization in the Canadian boreal forest: Soil properties and response of jack pine and black spruce. Forest Ecology and Management, 348, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2015.03.021

Lafleur, Benoit; Labrecque, Michel; Arnold, Alexandre A., & Bélanger, Nicolas (2015). Organic Carbon Accumulation in Topsoil Following Afforestation with Willow: Emphasis on Leaf Litter Decomposition and Soil Organic Matter Quality. Forests, 6 (3), 769-793. https://doi.org/10.3390/f6030769

Bannon, Kim; Delagrange, Sylvain; Bélanger, Nicolas, & Messier, Christian (2015). American beech and sugar maple sapling relative abundance and growth are not modified by light availability following partial and total canopy disturbances. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 45 (6), 632-638. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2014-0240

Conference presentations (refereed)

Gueziri, Houssem-Eddine; Bouachir, Wassim; Gouiaa, Rafik; Djafri, Ikram, & Bélanger, Nicolas (Aug 2018). Estimating the number of planting microsites using UAV and computer vision. Paper presented at The Montreal Artificial Intelligence Symposium, Montréal, QC, Canada.