Claude Lavoie

Professor,
Université Laval

École supérieure d'aménagement du territoire et du développement regional
Bureau: FAS-1642
Pavillon Félix-Antoine-Savard, local 1636
Québec, Québec G1K 7P4
Tel: (418) 656-2131, poste 5375
E-mail: claude.lavoie@esad.ulaval.ca
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Research
The Research Laboratory on Invasive Plants (RELIP) is the only laboratory in Québec focussing almost exclusively its research effort on invasive plants and weeds. RELIP is particularly active for studying the biogeography of biological invasions, especially along river and road systems; all RELIP biogeographical works have a world (Europe - North America) or a regional perspective. RELIP is also active for studying the impact of weeds on natural ecosystems and for developing methods for controlling the spread of invasive plants. For instance, RELIP is working with ornamental plant industries for developing decision-making tools to prevent the introduction of potential weeds. A major contribution of RELIP was the foundation and coordination of the PHRAGMITES Group, a leader on research on common reed (Phragmites australis), one of the most troublesome plant invaders of northeastern North America (see: http://phragmites.crad.ulaval.ca/). Finally, RELIP is conducting several research projects in national parks, and then contributes to a better management of these exceptional natural sites.

QCBS students
Catherine Dubois, M.Sc.
(Start: 2015, End: 2017)

Other (co-)supervisor: Raphaël Proulx, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Thesis title: Comment la végétation des milieux humides du lac Saint-Pierre a-t-elle changée au cours des 15 dernières années ?
Valérie Teasdale, M.Sc.
(Start: 2015, End: 2017)

Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Jacques Brisson
Thesis title: Détermination d'un mélange de semence pouvant inhiber l'établissement de la Berce du Caucase
Previous students (since 2009)
Anais Comperot, M.A.
(Start: 2012, End: 2014)
Thesis title: DE LA SOURCE À L'EMBOUCHURE: DISSÉMINATION DE LA RENOUÉE JAPONAISE ENVAHISSANTE LE LONG DE LA RIVIÈRE CHAUDIÈRE, QUÉBEC
Siobhan Gorham, Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2012, End: 2013)

Thesis title: Climate change and phenology of vascular plants in the Arctic: An historical analysis
Manzoor Shah, Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2010, End: 2011)
Thesis title: Native range of exotic species as a predictor of invasiveness
Arnaud Albert, Ph.D.
(Start: 2010, End: 2016)

Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Jacques Brisson
Thesis title: Reproduction and establishment strategies of the exotic common reed (Phragmites australis)
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Alexandre Bergeron, Ph.D.
(Start: 2011, End: 2016)

Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Stéphanie Pellerin
Thesis title: Distribution of native and exotic plants in urban forests: a comparative approach to diversity through space and time
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Geneviève Guay, Ph.D.
(Start: 2009, End: 2014)

Thesis title: FLORAIDE: a new decision making tool for weedy species
Isabelle Simard, Ph.D.
(Start: 1999, End: 2011)
Thesis title: Tordeuse des bourgeons de l'épinette - paléoécologie
Marie-Pierre Beauvais, M.Sc.
(Start: 2013, End: 2015)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Stéphanie Pellerin
Thesis title: La conservation de la biodiversité végétale dans les territoires protégés en région périurbaine
Vicky Bérubé, M.Sc.
(Start: 2007, End: 2009)
Other (co-)supervisor: Line Rochefort
Thesis title: Paleoecology and Peatland Restoration
Noémie Blanchette-Forget, M.Sc.
(Start: 2014, End: 2016)

Thesis title: Predicting the invasive potential of exotic plants according to their native range.
Marilou Bourdages, M.Sc.
(Start: 2007, End: 2009)
Thesis title: Le bilan floristique historique de l’île Bonaventure: 1967 – 2008
Myosotis Bourgon-Desroches, M.Sc.
(Start: 2008, End: 2010)
Thesis title: Intégrité écologique d'un marais salé
Marie-Claude Duquette, M.Sc.
(Start: 2012, End: 2014)
Thesis title: De la source à l'embouchure: dissémination de la renouée japonaise envahissante le long de la rivière Chaudière, Québec
Noémie Gagnon Lupien, M.Sc.
(Start: 2009, End: 2013)
Other (co-)supervisor: Gilles Gauthier, Université Laval
Thesis title: Impact of the invasive Phragmites australis on birds of freshwater marshes of eastern Canada
Sam Karathanos, M.Sc.
(Start: 2013, End: 2015)

Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Jacques Brisson
Thesis title: Integrated management of an invasive plant in a natural protected area
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Mélissa Larochelle, M.Sc.
(Start: 2009, End: 2011)
Thesis title: Impact du roseau commun sur la reproduction du grand brochet
Marie-Andrée Tougas-Tellier, M.Sc.
(Start: 2011, End: 2013)
Thesis title: Expansion du roseau commun selon différents scénarios climatiques
Publications
74- Herbarium specimens as tools to assess the impact of large herbivores on plant species
Beauvais M., Pellerin S., Dubé J., Lavoie C.
2017 Botany (Date Added: 2017-02-20)

73- From the Source to the Outlet: understanding the Distribution of Invasive Knotweeds along a North American River: Invasive Knotweeds and North American Rivers
Duquette, M.-C., Compérot, A., Hayes, L.F., Pagola, C., Belzile, F., Dubé, J., Lavoie, C.
2016 River Research and Applications (Date Added: 2016-11-29)

72- Explaining naturalization and invasiveness: new insights from historical ornamental plant catalogs
Lavoie, C., Joly, S., Bergeron, A., Guay, G., Groeneveld, E.
2016 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2016-11-29)

71- Bias in Research Grant Evaluation Has Dire Consequences for Small Universities
Murray, D.L., Morris, D., Lavoie, C., Leavitt, P.R., MacIsaac, H., Masson, M.E.J., Villard, M.-A.
2016 PloS one (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

70- Beta diversity declines while native plant species richness triples over 35years in a suburban protected area
Beauvais, M.-P., Pellerin, S., Lavoie, C.
2016 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2016-02-08)

69- Strategies for a successful plant invasion: the reproduction of_Phragmites australis_in north-eastern North America
Albert, A., Brisson, J., Belzile, F., Turgeon, J., Lavoie, C., Alpert, P.
2015 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

68- Training Environmental Managers to Control Invasive Plants: Acting to Close the Knowing–Doing Gap
Lavoie, C., Brisson, J.
2015 Invasive Plant Science and Management (Date Added: 2016-06-06)

67- Freshwater wetlands: fertile grounds for the invasive_Phragmites australis_in a climate change context
Tougas-Tellier, M.-A., Morin, J., Hatin, D., Lavoie, C.
2015 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2015-08-31)

66- Biological Flora of the British Isles:_Ambrosia artemisiifolia_
Essl, F., Biró, K., Brandes, D., Broennimann, O., Bullock, J.M., Chapman, D.S., Chauvel, B., Dullinger, S., Fumanal, B., Guisan, A., Karrer, G., Kazinczi, G., Kueffer, C., Laitung, B., Lavoie, C., Leitner, M., Mang, T., Moser, D., Müller-Schärer, H., Petitpierre, B., Richter, R., Schaffner, U., Smith, M., Starfinger, U., Vautard, R., Vogl, G., von der Lippe, M., Follak, S.
2015 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2015-06-25)

65- Varying Effects of Common Reed Invasion on Early Life History of Northern Pike
Larochelle, Mélissa, Dumont, Pierre, Lavoie, Claude, Hatin, Daniel
2015 Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (Date Added: 2015-05-04)

61- A Framework to Predict the Impacts of Shale Gas Infrastructures on the Forest Fragmentation of an Agroforest Region
Racicot, Alexandre, Babin-Roussel, Véronique, Dauphinais, Jean-François, Joly, Jean-Sébastien, Noël, Pascal, Lavoie, Claude
2014 Environmental Management (Date Added: 2014-02-24)

60- Do Woody Plants Prevent the Establishment of Common Reed along Highways? Insights from Southern Quebec
Albert, Arnaud, Brisson, Jacques, Dubé, Jean, Lavoie, Claude
2013 Invasive Plant Science and Management (Date Added: 2014-01-06)

59- Establishing the value of a salt marsh as a potential benchmark: vegetation surveys and paleoecological analyses as assessment tools
Bourgon Desroches, Myosotis, Lavoie, Martin, Lavoie, Claude
2013 Botany (Date Added: 2013-11-11)

58- Biological collections in an ever changing world: Herbaria as tools for biogeographical and environmental studies
Lavoie, Claude
2013 Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (Date Added: 2013-02-25)

57- Explaining invasiveness from the extent of native range: new insights from plant atlases and herbarium specimens
Lavoie, Claude, Shah, Manzoor A., Bergeron, Alexandre, Villeneuve, Paul
2013 Diversity and Distributions (Date Added: 2012-12-19)

56-Northern peatlands
Rochefort, Line, Strack, M., Poulin, Monique, Price, J.S., Graf, M.D., Desrochers, A., Lavoie, Claude
2012 Wetland habitats of North America : ecology and conservation concerns ( Date Added: 2012-09-19)

55- Roads as Corridors for Invasive Plant Species: New Evidence from Smooth Bedstraw (Galium mollugo)
Meunier, Geneviève, Lavoie, Claude
2012 Invasive Plant Science and Management (Date Added: 2012-05-01)

54- Naturalization of exotic plant species in north-eastern North America: trends and detection capacity
Lavoie, Claude, Saint-Louis, Annie, Guay, Geneviève, Groeneveld, Elisabeth, Villeneuve, Paul
2012 Diversity and Distributions (Date Added: 2012-02-06)

53- Predicting plant invasiveness from native range size: clues from the Kashmir Himalaya
Shah, M. A., Reshi, Z. A., Lavoie, C.
2011 Journal of Plant Ecology (Date Added: 2012-05-01)

52- Paving the Way for Invasive Species: Road Type and the Spread of Common Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)
Joly, Martin, Bertrand, Pascale, Gbangou, Roland Y., White, Marie-Catherine, Dubé, Jean, Lavoie, Claude
2011 Environmental Management (Date Added: 2012-02-06)

51- Plant Introduction and Extirpation in a Small Island Park: Natural and Anthropogenic Rates
Bourdages, Marilou, Lavoie, Claude
2011 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2012-02-06)

50- The invasion of a large lake by the Eurasian genotype of common reed: The influence of roads and residential construction
LeBlanc, M.-C., de Blois, S., Lavoie, C.
2010 Journal of Great Lakes Research (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

49- Roadside as invasion pathway for common reed (Phragmites australis)
Brisson, J., De Blois, S., Lavoie, C.
2010 Invasive Plant Science and Management (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

48- Seeds contribute strongly to the spread of the invasive genotype of the common reed (Phragmites australis)
Belzile, F., Labbé, J., LeBlanc, M.-C., Lavoie, C.
2010 Biological Invasions (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

47- Should we care about purple loosestrife? The history of an invasive plant in North America
Lavoie, C.
2010 Biological Invasions (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

46- Quels Sont Les Facteurs Qui Facilitent L'Implantation Du Roseau Commun ( Phragmites australis ) Le Long Des Routes Du Sud Du Québec?
Lelong, Benjamin, Lavoie, Claude, Thériault, Marius
2009 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2011-08-08)

44- Changes in plant communities over three decades on two disturbed bogs in southeastern québec
Pellerin, S., Mercure, M., Desaulniers, A.S., Lavoie, C.
2009 Applied Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2011-04-15)

43- Highways as corridors and habitats for the invasive common reed Phragmites australis in Quebec, Canada
Jodoin, Y., Lavoie, C., Villeneuve, P., Theriault, M., Beaulieu, J., Belzile, F.
2008 Journal of Applied Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

42- Can a small park preserve its flora? A historical study of Bic National Park, Quebec
Lavoie, C., Saint-Louis, A.
2008 Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

41- How did common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) spread in Québec? A historical analysis using herbarium records
Lavoie, C., Jodoin, Y., De Merlis, A.G.
2007 Journal of Biogeography (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

40- Expansion pathways of the exotic common reed (Phragmites australis): A historical and genetic analysis
Lelong, B., Lavoie, C., Jodoin, Y., Belzile, F.
2007 Diversity and Distributions (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

39- Fires in temperate peatlands (southern Quebec): Past and recent trends
Lavoie, C., Pellerin, S.
2007 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-15)

38- A millennial-scale reconstruction of spruce budworm abundance in Saguenay, Québec, Canada
Simard, I., Morin, H., Lavoie, C.
2006 Holocene (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

37- A new herbarium-based method for reconstructing the phenology of plant species across large areas
Lavoie, C., Lachance, D.
2006 American Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

36- Animal and vegetation patterns in natural and man-made bog pools: Implications for restoration
Mazerolle, M.J., Poulin, M., Lavoie, C., Rochefort, L., Desrochers, A., Drolet, B.
2006 Freshwater Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

35- Vegetation dynamics on an abandoned vacuum-mined peatland: 5 Years of monitoring
Lavoie, C., Saint-Louis, A., Lachance, D.
2005 Wetlands Ecology and Management (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

34- The dynamics of a cotton-grass (Eriophorum vaginatum L.) cover expansion in a vacuum-mined peatland, Southern Québec, Canada
Lavoie, C., Marcoux, K., Saint-Louis, A., Price, J.S.
2005 Wetlands (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

33- The spread of reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea) in Québec: A spatio-temporal perspective
Lavoie, C., Dufresne, C., Delisle, F.
2005 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

32- The impact of peatland afforestation on plant and bird diversity in southeastern Québec
Lachance, D., Lavoie, C., Desrochers, A.
2005 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

31- Introductory remarks: Spatial and temporal dynamics of biological invasions
Lavoie, C., Johnson, L.E.
2005 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

30- Spontaneous revegetation of mined peatlands in eastern Canada
Poulin, M., Rochefort, L., Quinty, F., Lavoie, C.
2005 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

29- Vegetation of Sphagnum bogs in highly disturbed landscapes: Relative influence of abiotic and anthropogenic factors
Lachance, D., Lavoie, C.
2004 Applied Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

28- Determining the immigration potential of plants colonizing disturbed environments: The case of milled peatlands in Quebec
Campbell, D.R., Rochefort, L., Lavoie, C.
2003 Journal of Applied Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

27- Reconstructing the spread of invasive plants: Taking into account biases associated with herbarium specimens
Delisle, F., Lavoie, C., Jean, M., Lachance, D.
2003 Journal of Biogeography (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

26- Spontaneous revegetation of mined peatlands: An useful restoration tool?
Lavoie, C., Grosvernier, P., Girard, M., Marcoux, K.
2003 Wetlands Ecology and Management (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

25- Exotic plant species of the St Lawrence River wetlands: A spatial and historical analysis
Lavoie, C., Jean, M., Delisle, F., Létourneau, G.
2003 Journal of Biogeography (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

24- Reconstructing the recent dynamics of mires using a multitechnique approach
Pellerin, S., Lavoie, C.
2003 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-15)

23- Recent expansion of jack pine in peatlands of southeastern Québec: A paleoecological study
Pellerin, S., Lavoie, C.
2003 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2011-04-15)

22- Wind erosion and surface stability in abandoned milled peatlands
Campbell, D.R., Lavoie, C., Rochefort, L.
2002 Canadian Journal of Soil Science (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

21- The regeneration of a highly disturbed ecosystem: A mined peatland in southern Québec
Girard, M., Lavoie, C., Thériault, M.
2002 Ecosystems (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

19- A paleoecological analysis of a southern permafrost peatland, Charlevoix, Quebec
Zimmermann, C., Lavoie, C.
2001 Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

17- Late Holocene climate of the James Bay area, Québec, Canada, reconstructed using fossil beetles
Lavoie, C.
2001 Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

16- Peatland restoration in Southern Québec (Canada): A paleoecological perspective
Lavoie, C., Zimmermann, C., Pellerin, S.
2001 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2011-04-15)

15- The natural revegetation of a vacuum-mined peatland: Eight years of monitoring
Berube, M.-E., Lavoie, C.
2000 Canadian Field-Naturalist (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

14- Peatland fragments of southern Quebec: Recent evolution of their vegetation structure
Pellerin, S., Lavoie, C.
2000 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-15)

13- The spread of gray birch (Betula populifolia) in eastern Quebec: Landscape and historical considerations
Lavoie, C., Saint-Louis, A.
1999 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

12- Late Pleistocene environments of the western Noatak basin, northwestern Alaska
Elias, S.A., Hamilton, T.D., Edwards, M.E., Begét, J.E., Krumhardt, A.P., Lavoie, C.
1999 Bulletin of the Geological Society of America (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

10- Holocene fossil beetles from a treeline peatland in subarctic Quebec
Lavoie, C., Elias, S.A., Payette, S.
1997 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

9- A 7000-year record of insect communities from a peatland environment, southern Québec
Lavoie, C., Elias, S.A., Filion, L.
1997 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

8- The long-term stability of the boreal forest limit in subarctic Québec
Lavoie, C., Payette, S.
1996 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

7- Patterns of tree stem decline along a snow-drift gradient at treeline: A case study using stem analysis
Payette, S., Delwaide, A., Morneau, C., Lavoie, C.
1996 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

5- Analyse macrofossile d'une palse subarctique (Quebec nordique)
Lavoie, C., Payette, S.
1995 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

4- Stem analysis of a long-lived black spruce clone at treeline
Payette, S., Delwaide, A., Morneau, C., Lavoie, C.
1994 Arctic and Alpine Research (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

3- Recent fluctuations of the lichen-spruce forest limit in subarctic Quebec
Lavoie, C., Payette, S.
1994 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

2- The Arctic tree line as a record of past and recent climatic changes
Payette, S., Lavoie, C.
1994 ENVIRON.REV. (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

1- Black spruce growth forms as a record of a changing winter environment at treeline, Quebec, Canada
Lavoie, C., Payette, S.
1992 Arctic & Alpine Research (Date Added: 2011-04-20)

In the media
Herbaria prove valuable in demonstrating long-term changes in plant populations
2017-01-19

La clé des champs
(Hamann, Jean) 2016-10-13

En guerre contre une plante qui brûle au troisième degré
(Olivier, Joey) 2016-07-08

Des lacs en guerre contre une « plante zombie »
(Péloquin, Tristan) 2016-07-04

La semaine verte - Épisode du samedi 2 avril 2016
(Rachel Brillant) 2016-04-02

L’univers des plantes : un monde en mutation rapide
(Schlegl, Simon) 2016-01-27

Éradiquer la phragmite
(ici-radio canada) 2015-09-10

Renouée du Japon : terreur végétale dans la cour
(l'actualité) 2015-07-28

Gare à la berce du Caucase en Outaouais
(ici Radio-Canada) 2015-07-25

Détecter l’herbe à puce qui brûle la peau
(météo média) 2015-07-23

Plantes envahissantes: l'invasion des clones
(Techno-Science) 2015-06-14

L'invasion des clones
(Jean Hamann) 2015-06-11

L’herbe à puce puissance 10
(météo média) 2015-05-20

Un envahisseur inoffensif pour la faune
lefil ulaval (Hamann, Jean) 2015-02-12

Le phragmite exotique, un roseau envahissant
(Rémillard, David) 2014-08-09

La Contrée en montagnes inspire l'Université Laval - Actualités - La Voix du Sud
(Serge Lamontagne) 2014-06-11

In Jeopardy: The Future of Organic, Biodynamic' Transitional Agriculture
Death of a Million Trees (cohen, fritzi; Daley, Virginia) 2014-04-22

La science a rendez-vous au parc du Bic
Journal L’Avantage (Martin, Thérèse) 2014-04-18

Une plante japonaise menace la végétation des berges
Le journal de Québec (Dessureault, Simon) 2014-04-18

Les plantes victimes de racisme
Abitibi Express (Rodrigue, Patrick) 2013-11-29

La berce du Caucase
2013-11-05

Un herbier pour demain
Tela Botanica (Pirat, Céline) 2013-09-00

Belle, vénéneuse et envahissante
Contact (Hamann, Jean) 2013-09-00

La berce du Caucase gagne du terrain
Les années lumière (Radio-Canada.ca, Zone radio-) 2013-08-04

Des phragmites et des abeilles
Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe 2013-07-18

Lire l'avenir dans les plantes
Le Fil (Hamann, Jean) 2013-06-13

Une plante nuisible dans la mire de la Ville de Québec
Radio-Canada 2013-06-05

Une plante envahissante sur les berges de la Saint-Charles
Première heure (Radio-Canada.ca, Zone radio-) 2013-06-05

Vénéneuse et envahissante
Le Fil (Hamann, Jean) 2013-05-16

Attention à la dangereuse berce du Caucase qui envahit le Québec
PsychoMedia 2013-05-16

Au chevet d'une orchidée
Techno-Science 2012-02-24

Au chevet d'une orchidée
Au fil des événements (Hamann, Jean) 2012-02-23

Franc succès du 7e colloque du groupe PHRAGMITES
Phragmites 2011-10-20

Une espèce envahissante
Au fil des événements (Hamann, Jean) 2010-10-07