Marcel Darveau

Adjunct Professor,
Université Laval

Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt
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  • Ph.D. Université Laval, Biology 1992
  • M.Sc. Université Laval, Forest ecology and pedology 1984
  • B.Sc Université Laval, Forest engineering 1979


Interested in forest wildlife ecology and integrated management. Currently, my projets are aimed at understanding the role of riparian habitats and rare features of ecosystems in the maintenance of regional biodiversity and determining the effects of forest management on wildlife.

QCBS students

Alexandre Terrigeol

Other (co-)supervisor: Daniel Fortin
(Start: 2017)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Christian Hébert
Studying the variations in species assemblages (birds, beetles and plants) following climate change in the Northern part of Canada
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Previous students (since 2009)

Nicole Barker

Other (co-)supervisor: Steve Cumming, Université Laval
(Start: 2010, End: 2015)
Modelling spatial and temporal trends in distribution, abundance, and habitat of waterfowl
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Jérôme Cimon-Morin

(Start: 2011, End: 2014)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Monique Poulin
Development of a wetland conservation network approach based on ecosystem services

Jérôme Lemaître

(Start: 2004, End: 2009)
Déterminants de la diversité des oiseaux et des micromammifères dans la forêt boréale de l’est de l’Amérique du Nord

Laurie Bisson Gauthier

Other (co-)supervisor: Richard Fournier, Université de Sherbrooke
(Start: 2012, End: 2014)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Monique Poulin
Caractérisation des marécages riverains et non-riverains en milieu agricole

Andréane Chabot

(Start: 2009, End: 2011)
Comparaison des effets du castor et de la drave sur les hydrosystèmes de deux parcs nationaux du Québec méridional

Audrey Comtois

(Start: 2011, End: 2013)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Monique Poulin
Structure and composition of riparian boreal forest in Quebec

Geneviève Courchesne

(Start: 2009, End: 2011)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Monique Poulin
Déterminants de la végétation des milieux humides aménagés pour la sauvagine dans le Québec méridional

Natalie James

(Start: 2009, End: 2012)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Sylvie de Blois
Modelling the effects of climate change on the distribution of wetland plants in Quebec

Julie Labbé

(Start: 2007, End: 2009)
Modélisation de l’utilisation de l’habitat du castor à l’échelle paysagère

Mélanie-Louise LeBlanc

Other (co-)supervisor: Daniel Fortin, Université Laval
(Start: 2007, End: 2009)
Short term impact of silvicultural treatments on small mammal and bird communities in the Eastern boreal forest of Québec.

Marie-Hélène Ouellet-d’Amours

(Start: 2007, End: 2010)
Modélisation de l’habitat de la sauvagine dans le Québec forestier

Stéphanie Lefebvre-Ruel

(Start: 2013, End: 2013)
Dynamique de la végétation en zones exondées suite au retrait de barrages de drave dans le Parc national du Canada de la Mauricie

Examples of species studied

Abies balsamea
Castor canadensis


37- Boreal Wetlands of Canada and the United States of America
Gingras B , Slattery S , Smith K , Darveau M ,
2018 The Wetland Book II: Distribution, Description, and Conservation (Date Added: 2019-12-14)

35- Factors Affecting Abundance of Beaver Dams in Forested Landscapes
St-Pierre M L , Labbé J , Darveau M , Imbeau L , Mazerolle M J ,
2017 Wetlands (Date Added: 2017-07-19)

34- Consequences of delaying conservation of ecosystem services in remote landscapes prone to natural resource exploitation
Cimon-Morin, J, Darveau, M, Poulin, M
2016 Landscape Ecology (Date Added: 2016-04-03)

33- Site complementarity between biodiversity and ecosystem services in conservation planning of sparsely-populated regions
Cimon-Morin, JRM, Darveau, M, Poulin, M
2016 Environmental Conservation (Date Added: 2016-02-29)

32- Conservation biogeography of ecosystem services. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
Cimon-Morin, J, Darveau, D, Poulin, M
2015 Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (Date Added: 2016-06-29)

31- Modeling distribution and abundance of multiple species: Different pooling strategies produce similar results
Barker, NKS, Slattery, SM, Darveau, M, Cumming, SG
2014 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2015-01-06)

30- Towards systematic conservation planning adapted to the local flow of ecosystem services
Cimon-Morin, J, Darveau, M, Poulin, M
2014 Global Ecology and Conservation (Date Added: 2014-12-17)

29- Ecosystem services expand the biodiversity conservation toolbox – A response to Deliège and Neuteleers
Cimon-Morin, J, Darveau, M, Poulin, M
2014 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2014-03-10)

28- Fostering synergies between ecosystem services and biodiversity in conservation planning: A review
Cimon-Morin, J, Darveau, M, Poulin, M
2013 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2013-07-30)

27- Multiscale assessment of the influence of habitat structure and composition on bird assemblages in boreal forest
Lemaître, J, Darveau, M, Zhao, Q, Fortin, D
2012 Biodiversity and Conservation (Date Added: 2012-09-04)

26- The CC-Bio Project: Studying the Effects of Climate Change on Quebec Biodiversity
Berteaux, D, Blois, Sd, Angers, J-F, Bonin, J, Casajus, N, Darveau, M, Fournier, F, Humphries, MM, McGill, B, Larivée, J, Logan, T, Nantel, P, Périé, C, Poisson, F, Rodrigue, D, Rouleau, S, Siron, R, Thuiller, W, Vescovi, L
2010 Diversity (Date Added: 2012-09-14)

25- Essais de jardinage sans martelage dans des peuplements irréguliers de sapin baumier et d'épinette noire
Cimon-Morin, J, Ruel, JC, Darveau, M, Lussier, JM, Meek, P, Roy, V
2010 The Forestry Chronicle (Date Added: 2012-03-13)

24- Short term response of small mammals and forest birds to silvicultural practices differing in tree retention in irregular boreal forests
LeBlanc, M-L, Fortin, D, Darveau, M, Ruel, J-C
2010 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

23- Wetland use and selection by breeding waterbirds in the boreal forest of Quebec, Canada
Lemelin, L-V, Darveau, M, Imbeau, L, Bordage, D
2010 Wetlands (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

22- Short term effects of alternative silvicultural treatments on stand attributes in irregular balsam fir-black spruce stands
Cimon-Morin, J, Ruel, J-C, Darveau, M
2010 Forest Ecology and Management (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

21- Deer mice mediate red-backed vole behaviour and abundance along a gradient of habitat alteration
Lemaître, J, Fortin, D, Morris, DW, Darveau, M
2010 Evolutionary Ecology Research (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

20- Bot fly parasitism of the red-backed vole: Host survival, infection risk, and population growth
Lemaître, J, Fortin, D, Montiglio, P-O, Darveau, M
2009 Oecologia (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

19- Fine-scale structure and cross-taxon congruence of bird and beetle assemblages in an old-growth boreal forest mosaic
Azeria, ET, Fortin, D, Lemaître, J, Janssen, P, Hébert, C, Darveau, M, Cumming, SG
2009 Global Ecology and Biogeography (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

17- Coarse and fine filters, gap analysis, and systematic conservation planning
Lemelin, L-V, Darveau, M
2006 Forestry Chronicle (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

16- Are temperate mixedwood forests perceived by birds as a distinct forest type?
Girard, C, Darveau, M, Savard, J-PL, Huot, J
2004 Canadian Journal of Forest Research (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

15- Nest predation and breeding activity of songbirds in riparian and nonriparian black spruce strips of central Quebec
Boulet, M, Darveau, M, Bélanger, L
2003 Canadian Journal of Forest Research (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

14- The use of riparian forest strips by small mammals in a boreal balsam fir forest
Darveau, M, Labbé, P, Beauchesne, P, Bélanger, L, Huot, J
2001 Forest Ecology and Management (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

13- Depredation of artificial bird nests along roads, rivers, and lakes in a boreal Balsam Fir, Abies balsamea, forest
Boulet, M, Darveau, M
2000 Canadian Field-Naturalist (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

12- A landscape perspective of bird nest predation in a managed Boreal black spruce forest
Boulet, M, Darveau, M, Belanger, L
2000 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

11- Riparian forest strips as habitat for snowshoe hare in a boreal balsam fir forest
Darveau, M, Huot, J, Bélanger, L
1998 Canadian Journal of Forest Research (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

10- Territorial responses of boreal forest birds to habitat gaps
Rail, J-F, Darveau, M, Desrochers, A, Huot, J
1997 Condor (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

9- Associations between forest decline and bird and insect communities in northern hardwoods
Darveau, M, Martel, J, Desgranges, J-L, Mauffette, Y
1997 Canadian Journal of Forest Research (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

8- Forestry practices and the risk of bird nest predation in a boreal coniferous forest
Darveau, M, Bélanger, L, Huot, J, Mélançon, , Debellefeuille, S
1997 Ecological Applications (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

7- Riparian forest strips as habitat for breeding birds in boreal forest
Darveau, M, Beauchesne, P, Belanger, L, Huot, J, Larue, P
1995 Journal of Wildlife Management (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

6- Nesting success, nest sites, and parental care of the least flycatcher in declining maple forests
Darveau, M, Gauthier, G, Desgranges, J-L, Mauffette, Y
1993 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

5- Phyto-ecology of lacustrine bird habitats in Quebec
Darveau, M, Houde, B, Desgranges, J-L
1989 Occasional Paper - Canadian Wildlife Service (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

4- Frequenting of southern Quebec lakes by aquatic birds during the breeding season
Desgranges, J-L, Darveau, M
1988 Naturaliste Canadien (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

3- Effect of lake acidity and morphometry on the distribution of aquatic birds in southern Quebec.
Desgranges, J-L, Darveau, M
1985 Holarctic Ecology (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

2- Plant dynamics in powerline corridors
Darveau, M, Bellefleur, P
1984 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

1- Simulation model of avian community dynamics as a function of the succession from maple grove to yellow birch
Darveau, M, Bellefleur, P, Houde, B
1982 Naturaliste Canadien (Date Added: 2012-03-09)

In the media

9e colloque étudiant EDS - Marcel Darveau, Canards Illimités, Canada

Comment exploiter le Nord sans le perdre ?
GaïaPresse (Emond, Eugénie) 2013-04-02

Conserver la sauvagine
La Frontière - Le Citoyen (deNoncourt, Thierry) 2012-10-24

Un héron pas comme les autres
Le Soleil (Samson, Jacques) 2010-09-16

Une histoire qui finit bien
Le Soleil (Samson, Jacques) 2010-07-10

500 scientifiques demandent à Charest de respecter sa promesse
Le Soleil (Moreault, Éric) 2009-09-10