Refereed Publications

Nehemy, M., Pierrat, Z., Maillet, J., Richardson, A., Stutz, J., Johnson, B., Helgason, W., Barr, A., Laroque, C.P., McDonnell, J. (2023). Phenological assessment of transpiration: The stem-temp approach for determining start and end of season. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Volume 331. Doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2023.109319. [View abstract] [Download paper]

Canning, C., Mood, B., Bonsal, B., Howat, B., Laroque, C.P. (2023). Comparison of tree-growth drought legacies of three shelterbelt species in the Canadian Prairies. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Volume 330. Doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2023.109317. [View abstract] [Download paper]

Nehemy, M., Maillet, J., Perron, N., Pappas, C., Sonnentag, O., Baltzer, J., Laroque, C.P., McDonnell, J. (2022). Snowmelt water use at transpiration onset: Phenology, isotope tracing, and tree water transit time. Water Resources Research. Volume 58(9). Doi: 10.1029/2022WR032344. [View abstract] [Download paper]

Rudd, L., Belcher, K., Kulshreshtha, S., Laroque, C.P., and Bentham, M. (2022). Life cycle assessment of carbon dioxide emissions from shelterbelt seedling production and transportation in Saskatchewan, Canada. American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Volume 10(3): 85-93. Doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20221003.11 [View abstract] [Download paper]

Beckhusen, Gary, Stuart, Glenn, Andrew, Leon, Mackay, Glen, Andrews, Thomas, Laroque, Colin. (2022). Creating a Millennial-Long Chronology in Northern Canada: Dendroarchaeological Dating of the Moose Horn Pass Caribou Fence (KjRx-1), Mackenzie Mountains, NT. Forests. Doi: [View abstract] [Download paper]

Maillet, J., Nehemy M.F., Mood, B.J., Pappas, C., Bonsal, B., and Laroque, C.P. (2022). A multi-scale dendroclimatological analysis of four common species in the southern Canadian boreal forest. Dendrochronologia, Volume 72. [View abstract] [Download paper]

Nehemy, M.F., Pierrat, Z., Maillet, J., Richardson, A., Stutz, J., Helgason, W., Laroque, C.P., McDonnell, J. (2021). Phenological assessment of boreal forest transpiration. The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System, 2021AGUFM.H21I..06N [View abstract] [Download paper]

Amichev, B.T., Laroque, C.P., Van Rees, K.C.J. (2021). Shelterbelt management practices for maximized ecosystem carbon stocks on agricultural landscapes in Saskatchewan, Canada. Environmental Management, Volume 68, page 522-538. [View abstract] [Download paper]

Nehemy, M. , Maillet, J. , Laroque, C.P. (2021). Stem radius change from Picea mariana and Larix laricina at the Old Black Spruce site, Boreal Research Ecosystem and Monitoring Sites (BERMS). Federated Research Data Repository. [View abstract] [Download paper]

B.J. Mood, B. Bonsal, B. Howat, C.P. Laroque, 2021. Multi-year white spruce drought legacies in southern Saskatchewan. Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 49. [View abstract] [Download paper]

Z. Pierrat, M.F., Nehemy, A. Roy, T. Magney, N. Parazoo, C.P. Laroque, C. Pappas. O/ Sonnentag, K Grossman, D. Bowling, U. Seibt, A. Ramirez, B Johnson, W. Hegason, A. Barr, J. Stutz, 2021.Tower-based remote sensing reveals mechanisms behind a two-phased spring transition in a mixed-species boreal forest. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. Volume 126; Volume 5. DOI: 10.1029/2020JG006191. [View abstract] [Download paper]

Kröbel, R., Moore, J., Ni, Y., Mcpherson, A., Poppy, L. Soolanayakanahally, R., Amichev, B., Ward, T., Laroque, C.P., Van Rees, K., Akhter, F., 2020. Demonstration and testing of the improved shelterbelt component in the Holos model. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 8. 10.3389/fenvs.2020.00149. [View abstract] [Download paper]

Amichev, B.T., Laroque, C.P., Belcher, K. W., Bentham, M.J., Van Rees, K.C.J., 2020. Shelterbelt systems establishment in Saskatchewan, Canada: a multi-criteria fuzzy logic approach to land suitability mapping. New Forests, 51: 933-963. [View abstract] [Download paper]

Amichev, B.Y., Laroque, C.P., Van Rees, K.C.J, 2020. Shelterbelt removals in Saskatchewan, Canada; implications for long-term carbon sequestration. Agroforestry Systems, 94: 1665-1680. [View abstract] [Download paper]
Pappas, J. Maillet, S.Rakowski, J.L. Baltzer A.G. Barr, T. A. Black, S. Fatichi, Laroque, C.P., A.M. Matheny, A.R.O. Sonnentag, T. Zha, 2020. Aboveground tree growth is a minor and decoupled fraction of boreal forest carbon input. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 290. [View abstract] [Download paper]

Mayrinck, R.C., Laroque, C.P., Amichev, B.Y., Van Rees, K.C.J, 2019. Above- and below-ground carbon sequestration in shelterbelt trees in
Canada: A review. Forests, 10(10): 922. [View abstract] [Download paper]

Mamet, S.D., Brown, C.D., Trant, A.J., Laroque, C.P. 2019 Shifting global Larix distributions: Northern expansion and southern retraction as species respond to changing climate. Journal of Biogeography 46(1): 30–44.20. [View abstract] [Download paper]

Ha, T.V., Amichev, B.Y., Belcher, K.W., Bentham, M.J., Kulshreshtha, S.N., Laroque, C.P., Van Rees, K.C.J, 2019. Shelterbelt agroforestry systems inventory and removal analyzed by object-based classification of satellite data in Saskatchewan, Canada. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 45:2, 246-263.  [View abstract] [Download paper]

Nehemy, M.F., Millar, C., Janzen, K., Gaj, M., Laroque, C.P., McDonnell, J.J., 2019.  17O‐excess as a detector for co‐extracted organics in vapor analyses of plant isotope signatures. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 33:1301–1310. [View abstract] [Download paper]

Nehemy, M., and Laroque, C.P., 2018. Tree-ring analysis of larch sawfly (Pristiphora erichsonii (Hartig)) defoliation events and hydrological growth suppression in a peatland. Dendrochronologia, 51; 1-9.  [View abstract] [Download paper]

Maillet, J., Laroque, C.P., and Bonsal, B. 2017. A dendroclimatological assessment of shelterbelt trees in a moisture limited environment. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 37 (2017) 30-38.  [View abstract] [Download paper]

Amichev, B.Y., Bentham, M.J., Kulshreshtha, S., Laroque, C.P., Piwowar, J.M., and Van Rees, K.C.J. 2016. Carbon sequestration and growth of six common tree and shrub shelterbelts in Saskatchewan, Canada. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, (  [View abstract][Download Paper]

Amichev, B.Y., Bentham, M.J., Kurz, W.A., Laroque, Laroque, C.P., Kulshreshtha, S., Piwowar, J.M., and Van Rees, K.C.J. 2016. Carbon sequestration by white spruce shelterbelts in Saskatchewan, Canada. Ecological Modelling 325, 35-46.  [View abstract][ Download Paper]

Danek, M., Bell, T., Laroque, C.P. 2015. Some considerations in the reconstruction of lead levels using laser ablation: lessons from the design stage of an urban dendrochemistry study, St. John’s, Canada. Geochronometria 42, 217-231.  [View abstract][Download Paper]

Amichev, B.Y., Bentham, M.J., Cerkowniak, D., Kort, J., Kulshreshtha, S., Laroque, C.P., Piwowar, J.M. and Van Rees, K.C.J. 2015. Mapping and quantification of planted tree and shrub shelterbelts in Saskatchewan, Canada. Agroforstry Systems 89, 49-65.  [View abstract][Download Paper]

Małgorzata D., Bell, T., Laroque, C.P., Diegor, W., Lam, R. and Sylverster, P. 2014. Przykład wykorzystania analizy przyrostów rocznych drzew metodą ablacji laserowej (LA ICP-MS) w badaniach zanieczyszczenia środowiska ołowiem. [Polish with English abstract – Example of an application of tree ring laser ablation analysis (LA ICP-MS) in studies of environmental lead pollution] Studia i Materiały CEPL w Rogowie [Proceedings of the Center for Nature and Forestry Education], Volume 40: 265-272.  [View abstract][Download Paper]

Richard, M.G., Laroque, C.P., and Herman, T.B. 2014. Relating annual increments of the endangered Blanding’s turtle plastron growth to climate. Ecology and Evolution, 4: 1972-1980.  [View abstract][Download Paper]

Kershaw, G.G.L., Castleden, H. and Laroque, C.P. 2014. Physical geography knowledge mobilization on Indigenous landscapes in Canada: Idle No More? A special call to early career scientists. The Canadian Geographer. DOI: 10.1111/cag.12092.
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Davis, E.L., Laroque, C.P., and Van Rees, K., 2013. Evaluating the suitability of nine shelterbelt species for dendrochronological purposes in the Canadian Prairies. Agroforestry Systems, 87:713-727.  [View abstract][Download Paper]

Anderson, F., Brunt, J., Cameron, R., Caverhill, B., Clapp, D., Clapp, H., Coulthard, B., Hart, S., Helmer, L., Hubley, S., Hurlburt, D., Imlay, T., Jameson, R., Kidd, P., Laroque, C.P., Marotte, R., Marshall, K., Mitchell, S.C., Neily, T., Nickerson, K., O’Neill, N., Phillips, B., Pross, C., Proulx, G., Reardon, C., Todd, J., and Towers, J., 2012. Bioblitz of the Lake Rossignal Wilderness Area. Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, 47:33-57.  [View abstract][Download Paper]

Kershaw, G.G.L., and Laroque, C.P., 2012. The dendroclimatological potential of white birch (Betula papyrifera) in Labrador, Canada. The Northeastern Geographer, 4:28-38.  [View abstract][Download Paper]

Hart, S.J., and Laroque, C.P., 2012. Searching for thresholds in climate-radial growth relationships of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. Dendrochronologia, 31:9-15.  [View abstract ][Download Paper]

Trindade, M., Bell, T., Laroque, C.P., Jacobs, J.D., and Hermanutz, L., 2011. Dendroclimatic response of a coastal alpine treeline: a multi-species perspective from Labrador. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 41: 469-478.  [View abstract ][Download Paper]

Nelson, T.A, Laroque, C.P., and Smith D.J., 2011. Detecting spatial connections within a dendrochronological network on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Dendrochronologia, 29:49-54.  [View abstract ][Download Paper]

Trindade, M., Bell, T., Laroque, C.P., 2011. Changing climatic sensitivities of two spruce species across a moisture gradient in Northeastern Canada. Dendrochronologia, 29:25-30.  [View abstract] [Download Paper]

Pickard, F.D., Robichaud, A., and Laroque, C.P., 2011. Using dendrochronology to date the Val Comeau canoe, New Brunswick and developing an eastern white pine chronology in the Canadian Maritimes. Dendrochronologia, 29:3-8.  [View abstract] [Download Paper]

MacDonald, H.C., Laroque, C.P., Fleming, D.E.B. and Gherase, M.R., 2011. Dendroanalysis of metal pollution from the Sydney Steel Plant in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Dendrochronologia, 29:9-15.  [View abstract] [Download Paper]

Nishimura, P.H., and Laroque, C.P., 2011. Observed continentality in radial growth-climate relationships in a twelve site network in western Labrador, Canada. Dendrochronologia, 29:17-23. [View abstract[Download Paper]

Quann, S.L., Young, A.B., Laroque C.P., Falcon-Lang, H.J., and Gibling, M.R., 2010. Dendrochronological dating of coal mine workings at Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Nova Scotia, Canada. Atlantic Geology, 46:185-194.  [View abstract[Download Paper]

Nishimura, P.H., and Laroque, C.P., 2010. Tree-ring evidence of larch sawfly outbreaks in western Labrador, Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 40:1542-1549.  [View abstract[Download Paper]

Trindade M., and Laroque, C.P., 2009. Multidisciplinary applications of tree-ring analysis in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Ktaqamkuk (Irish Journal of Newfoundland and Labrador Studies), 1: 126-143.  [View abstract][Download Paper]

Robichaud, A., and Laroque, C.P., 2008. Dendroarchaeology in southwestern Nova Scotia and the construction of a regional red spruce chronology. Tree-Ring Research, 64(1): 17-25.  [View abstract][Download paper]

Selig, N., Laroque, C.P., and Marsh, S., 2007. Dendroarchaeological investigations in the Maritimes: A case study of Dorchester House, New Brunswick. Material Culture Review, 66:42-49.  [View abstract][Download paper]

Campbell, L.J., and Laroque, C.P., 2007. Decay progression and classification in two old-growth forests in Atlantic Canada. Forest Ecology and Management, 238: 293-301.  [View abstract][Download paper]
Laroque, C.P., and Smith, D.J., 2005. Predicted short-term radial-growth changes of trees based on past climate on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Dendrochronologia, 22: 163-168.  [View abstract][Download paper]

Bachrach, T., Jakobsen, K., Kinney, J., Nishimura, P., Reyes, A., Laroque, C.P., and Smith, D.J., 2004. Dendrogeomorphological assessment of movement at Hilda rock glacier, Banff National Park, Canadian Rocky Mountains. Geografiska Annaler A, 86A(1): 1-9.  [View abstract] [Download paper]

Laroque, C.P., and Smith, D.J., 2003. Radial-growth forecasts for five high-elevation conifer species on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Forest Ecology and Management, 183: 313-325.  [View abstract] [Download paper]

Laroque,C.P., Lewis, D.H., and Smith, D. J., 2000/01. Treeline dynamics on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Western Geography, 10/11: 43-63.  [View abstract] [Download paper]

Kellner, A.E., Laroque, C.P., Smith, D.J., and Harestad, A.S., 2000. Chronological dating of high-elevation dead and dying trees on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Northwest Science, 74:242-247.  [View abstract] [Download paper]

Carter, R., LeRoy, S., Nelson, T., Laroque, C.P., and Smith, D.J., 1999. Dendroglaciological investigations at Hilda Creek rock glacier, Banff National Park, Canadian Rocky Mountains. Geographie physique et Quaternaire, 53: 365-371.  [View abstract] [Download paper

Laroque, C.P., and Smith, D.J., 1999. Tree-ring analysis of yellow-cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 29: 115-123.  [View abstract] [Download paper]

Smith, D.J., and Laroque, C.P., 1998. Mountain hemlock growth dynamics on Vancouver Island. Northwest Science, 72 (Special Issue 2): 67-70.  [View abstract] [Download paper]

Smith, D.J., and Laroque, C.P., 1998. High-elevation dendroclimatic records from Vancouver Island. In: Decoding Canada’s Past: Climate Variations and Biodiversity Change During the Last Millennium. MacIver, D.C. and Meyer, R.E. (eds.). Atmospheric and Environment Services, Downsview, Ontario, 33-44.  [View abstract] [Download paper]

Smith, D.J., and Laroque, C.P., 1996. Dendroglaciological dating of a Little Ice Age glacial advance at Moving Glacier, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Geographie physique et Quaternaire, 50: 47-55.  [View abstract] [Download Paper]

Denton, J.J., Laroque, C.P., Williams, A.E., and Wilson, P.J., 1995. Proglacial sedimentation in the Loss Creek valley, southwestern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Western Geography, 5: 1-12.  [View abstract] [Download Paper]

Lawby, C.P., Smith, D.J, Laroque, C.P., and Brugman, M.M., 1995. Glaciological studies at Rae Glacier, Canadian Rocky Mountains. Physical Geography, 15:425-441.  [View abstract] [Download Paper]