Scientific articles

(Note : Names of the authors affiliated to the Chair are in bold)

2018

Champagne E., B. D. Moore, S. D. Côté and J.-P. Tremblay. 2018. Spatial correlations between browsing on balsam fir by white-tailed deer and nutritional value of neighbouring winter forage. Ecology and Evolution 8: 2812-2823. To download the article (PDF)

Champagne, E., L. Perroud, A. Dumont, J.-P. Tremblay and S. D. Côté. 2018. Neighbouring plants and perception of predation risk modulate winter browsing by white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 96: 117-125. To download the article (PDF)

2017

Brousseau, M., N. Thiffault, J. Beguin, V. Roy and J.-P. Tremblay. 2017. Deer browsing outweighs the effects of site preparation and mechanical release on balsam fir seedlings performance: Implications to forest management. Forest Ecology and Management 405: 360-366. To download the article (PDF)

Barrette, M., L. Bélanger, L De Grandpré and A. A. Royo. 2017. Demographic disequilibrium caused by canopy gap expansion and recruitment failure triggers forest cover loss. Forest Ecology and Management 401: 117-124. To download the article (PDF)

Courchesne, M., S. Pellerin, M. Bachand, S. D. Côté and M. Poulin. 2017. La flore des tourbières de l’île d’Anticosti lorsque soustraite au broutement par le cerf de Virginie. Le Naturaliste Canadien 141:6-15. To download the article (PDF)

2016

Jean, P.-O., R. L. Bradley, R. Berthiaume and J.-P. Tremblay. 2016. Evaluating old and novel proxies for in vitro digestion assays in wild ruminants. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40: 359-367. To download the article (PDF)

Beguin, J., J.-P. Tremblay, N. Thiffault, D. Pothier and S. D. Côté. 2016. Management of forest regeneration in boreal and temperate deer-forest systems: challenges, guidelines and research gaps. Ecosphere 7(10): e01488. To download the article (PDF)

Drolet, A.C. Dussault and S. D. Côté. 2016. Simulated drilling noise affects the space use of a large terrestrial mammal. Wildlife Biology 22: 284-293. To download the article (PDF)

Giroux, M.-A.C. DussaultJ.-P. Tremblay and S. D. Côté. 2016. Winter severity modulates the benefits of using a habitat temporally uncoupled from browsing. Ecosphere 7(8): e01432. To download the article (PDF)

Bonin, M.J.-P. Tremblay and S. D. Côté2016. Contributions of digestive plasticity to the ability of white-tailed deer to cope with a low-quality diet. Journal of Mammalogy 97: 1406-1413. To download the article (PDF)

Champagne, E., J.-P. Tremblay et S. D. Côté. 2016. Spatial extent of neighboring plants influences the strength of associational effects on mammal herbivory. Ecosphere 7(6): e01371 To download the article (PDF)

2015

Giroux, M.-A., É. Valiquette, J.-P. Tremblay and S. D. Côté. 2015. Isotopic differences between forage consumed by a large herbivore in open, closed, and coastal habitats: New evidence from a boreal study system. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0142781. To download the article (PDF)

Jean, P.-O., R. L. Bradley and J.-P. Tremblay. 2015. Testing for bottom-up effects in an overbrowsed boreal landscape. Wildlife Biology 21:318-322. To download the article (PDF)

Bachand, M., S. Pellerin, J.-P. Tremblay, S. D. Côté, and M. Poulin. 2015. Compositional and functional trajectories of herbaceous communities after deer density control in clear-cut boreal forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45: 758-763. To download the article (PDF)

Jean, P.-O., R. L. Bradley, J.-P. Tremblay, and S. D. Côté. 2015. Combining near infrared spectra of feces and geostatistics to generate forage nutritional quality map across landscapes. Ecological Applications 25:1630-1639. To download the article (PDF)

2014

Bachand, M., S. Pellerin, M. Moretti, I. Aubin, J.-P. Tremblay, S. D. Côté, and M. Poulin. 2014. Functional responses and relisience of boreal forest ecosystem after reduction of deer density. Plos One 9: e90437. To download the article (PDF)

Bachand, M., S. Pellerin, S. D. Côté, M. Moretti, M. De Cáceres, P.-M. Brousseau, C. Cloutier, C. Hébert, É. Cardinal, J.-L. Martin, and M. Poulin. 2014. Species indicators of ecosystem recovery after reducing large herbivore density: comparing taxa and testing species combinations. Ecological Indicators 38: 12-19. To download the article (PDF)

Barrette, M., L. Bélanger, L. De Grandpré, and J.-C. Ruel. 2014. Cumulative effects of chronic deer browsing and clear-cutting on regeneration processes in second-growth white spruce stands. Forest Ecology and Management 329: 69-78. To download the article (PDF)

Côté, S. D., J. Beguin, S. de Bellefeuille, E. Champagne, N. Thiffault, and J.-P. Tremblay. 2014. Structuring effects of deer in boreal forest ecosystems. Advances in Ecology: ID 917834. To download the article (PDF)

Darmon, G., B. Hidding, S. de Bellefeuille, J.-P. Tremblay, and S. D. Côté. 2014. A generalist rodent benefits from logging regardless of deer density. Écoscience 20: 319-327. To download the article (PDF)

Giroux, M.-A., J.-P. Tremblay, M.-A. Simard, N. G. Yoccoz, and S. D. Côté. 2014. Forage-mediated density and climate effects on body mass in a temperate herbivore: a mechanistic approach. Ecology 95: 1332-1340. To download the article (PDF)

Jean, P.-O., R. L. Bradley, M.-A. Giroux, J.-P. Tremblay, and S. D. Côté. 2014. Near infrared spectroscopy and fecal chemistry as predictors of the diet composition of white-tailed deer. Rangeland Ecology & Management 67: 154-159. To download the article (PDF)

Simard, M.-A., J. Huot, S. de Bellefeuille, and S. D. Côté. 2014. Influences of habitat composition, plant phenology, and population density on autumn indices of body condition in a northern white-tailed deer population. Wildlife Monographs 187: 1-28. To download the article (PDF)

Simard, M.-A., J. Huot, S. de Bellefeuille, and S. D. Côté. 2014. Linking conception and weaning success with environmental variation and female body condition in a northern ungulate. Journal of Mammalogy 95: 311-327. To download the article (PDF)

2013

Brousseau, P.-M., C. Hébert, C. Cloutier, and S. D. Côté. 2013. Short-term effects of reduced white-tailed deer density on insect communities in a strongly over browsed boreal forest ecosystem. Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 77-92. To download the article (PDF)

Hidding, B., J.-P. Tremblay, and S. D. Côté. 2013. A large herbivore triggers alternative successional trajectories in the boreal forest. Ecology 94: 2852-2860. To download the article (PDF)

Faure-Lacroix, J., J.-P. Tremblay, N. Thiffault, and V. Roy. 2013. Stock type performance in addressing top-down and bottom-up factors for the restoration of indigenous trees. Forest Ecology and Management 307: 333-340. To download the article (PDF)

Massé, A., and S. D. Côté. 2013. Spatiotemporal variations in resources affect activity and movement patterns of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) at high density. Canadian Journal of Zoology 91: 252-263. To download the article (PDF)

Simard, M-A., C. Dussault, J. Huot, and S. D. Côté. 2013. Is hunting an effective tool to manage overabundant deer? A test using an experimental approach. Journal of Wildlife Management 77: 254-269. To download the article (PDF)

2012

Cardinal, E., J.-L. Martin, J.-P. Tremblay, and S. D. Côté. 2012. An experimental study of how variation in deer density affects vegetation and songbird assemblages of recently harvested boreal forests. Canadian Journal of Zoology 90: 704-713. To download the article (PDF)

Cardinal, E., J.-L. Martin, and S. D. Côté. 2012. Large herbivore effects on songbirds in boreal forests: lessons from deer introduction on Anticosti Island. Ecoscience 19: 38-47. To download the article (PDF)

Giroux, M.-A., C. Dussault, N. Lecomte, J.-P. Tremblay, and S. D. Côté. 2012. A new way of assessing foraging behaviour at the individual level using faeces marking and satellite telemetry. PlosOne 7: e49719. To download the article (PDF)

Hidding, B., J.-P. Tremblay, and S. D. Côté. 2012. Survival and growth of balsam fir seedlings and saplings under multiple controlled ungulate densities. Forest Ecology and Management 276: 96-103. To download the article (PDF)

Lebel, F., C. Dussault, A. Massé, and S. D. Côté. 2012. Influence of habitat features and hunter behaviour on white-tailed deer harvest. Journal of Wildlife Management 76: 1431-1440. To download the article (PDF)

Massé, A., and S. D. Côté. 2012. Linking habitat heterogeneity to space use by large herbivores at multiple scales: from habitat mosaics to forest canopy openings. Forest Ecology and Management 285: 67-76. To download the article (PDF)

Massé, A., and S. D. Côté. 2012. Linking alternative food sources to winter habitat selection of herbivores in overbrowsed landscapes. Journal of Wildlife Management 76: 544-556. To download the article (PDF)

Simard, M.-A., S. D. Côté, A. Gingras, and T. Coulson. 2012. Tests of density dependence using indices of relative abundance in a deer population. Oikos 121: 1351-1363. To download the article (PDF)

2011

Beguin, J., D. Pothier, and S. D. Côté. 2011. Deer browsing and soil disturbance induce cascading effects on plant communities: a multilevel path analysis. Ecological Applications 21: 439-451. To download the article (PDF)

Coulombe, M.-L., J. Huot, A. Massé, and S. D. Côté. 2011. Influence of forage biomass and cover on deer space use at a fine-scale: a controlled-density experiment. Ecoscience: 262-272. To download the article (PDF)

Dufresne, M., R. L. Bradley, J.-P. Tremblay, and S. D. Côté. 2011. Evidence that soil depth and clay content control the post-disturbance regeneration of balsam fir and paper birch under heavy browsing from deer. 18: 363-368. To download the article (PDF)

2010

Barrette, M., L. Bélanger, and L. DeGrandpré. 2010. Preindustrial reconstruction of a perhumid mid-boreal landscape, Anticosti Island, Quebec. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40: 928-942. To download the article (PDF)

Simard, M.-A., T. Coulson, A. Gingras, and S. D. Côté. 2010. Influence of density and climate on the population dynamics of a large herbivore under harsh environmental conditions. Journal of Wildlife Management 74: 1671–1685. To download the article (PDF)

2009

Beguin, J., M. Prévost, D. Pothier, and S. D. Côté. 2009. Establishment of natural regeneration under severe browsing pressure from white-tailed deer after group seed-tree cutting with scarification on Anticosti Island. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39: 596-605. To download the article (PDF)

Beguin, J., D. Pothier, and M. Prévost. 2009. Can the impact of deer browsing on tree regeneration be mitigated by shelterwood cutting and strip clearcutting? Forest Ecology and Management 257: 38-45. To download the article (PDF)

Dufresne, M., Bradley, R. L., Tremblay, J.-P., Poulin, M., and Pellerin, S. 2009. Clearcutting and deer browsing intensity interact in controlling nitrification rates in forest floor. Écoscience 16: 361-368. To download the article (PDF)

Massé, A., and S. D. Côté. 2009. Habitat selection of a large herbivore at high density and without predation: trade-off between forage and cover? Journal of Mammalogy 90: 961-970. To download the article (PDF)

Morissette, È.-M., C. Lavoie, and J. Huot. 2009. Fairy slipper (Calypso bulbosa) on Anticosti Island: the occurrence of a rare plant in an environment strongly modified by white-tailed deer. Botany 87: 1223-1231. To download the article (PDF)

2008

Casabon, C., and D. Pothier. 2008. Impact of deer browsing on plant communities in cutover sites on Anticosti Island. Écoscience 15: 389-397. To download the article (PDF)

Côté, S. D., C. Dussault, J. Huot, F. Potvin, J.-P. Tremblay, and V. Viera. 2008. High herbivore density and boreal forest ecology: white-tailed deer on Anticosti Island. Pp. 154- 161 in Gaston A. J., Golumbia T. E., Martin J. L. et Sharpe S. T. (éds.). Lessons from the Islands: introduced species and what they tell us about how ecosystems work. Proceedings from the Research Group on Introduced Species 2002 Symposium, Queen Charlotte City, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia. Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Ottawa.

Coulombe, M.-L., S. D. Côté, and J. Huot. 2008. Experimental influence of population density and vegetation biomass on the movements and activity budget of a large herbivore. Behaviour 145: 1167-1194. To download the article (PDF)

Simard, A., S. D. Côté , R. B. Weladji, and J. Huot. 2008. Feedback effects of chronic browsing on life-history traits of a large herbivore. Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 678-686. To download the article (PDF) To download the related article "in focus" (PDF)

Taillon, J., and S. D. Côté. 2008. Are fecal hormone levels linked to winter progression, diet quality, and social rank in young ungulates? An experiment with white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) fawns. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62: 1591-1600. To download the article (PDF)

2007

Casabon, C., and D. Pothier. 2007. Browsing of tree regeneration by white-tailed deer in large clearcuts on Anticosti Island, Quebec. Forest Ecology and Management 253: 112–119. To download the article (PDF)

Lefort, S., J.-P. Tremblay, F. Fournier, F. Potvin, and J. Huot. 2007. Importance of balsam fir as winter forage for white-tailed deer at the northeastern limit of their distribution range. Écoscience 14: 109-116. To download the article (PDF)

Pettorelli, N., S. D. Côté, A. Gingras, F. Potvin, and J. Huot. 2007. Aerial surveys vs hunting statistics to monitor deer density: the example of Anticosti Island, Québec, Canada. Wildlife Biology 13: 321-327. To download the article (PDF)

Sauvé D. G., and S. D. Côté. 2007. Winter forage selection in white-tailed deer at high density: Balsam fir is the best of a bad choice. Journal of Wildlife Management 71: 911-914. To download the article (PDF)

Simard, A., S. D. Côté, R. B. Weladji, S. de Bellefeuille, and J. Huot. 2007. Un siècle de broutement intensif sur l'île d'Anticosti: les cerfs d'aujourd'hui en payent-ils le prix? Le Naturaliste canadien 131: 33-37. To download the article (PDF)

Taillon, J., and S. D. Côté. 2007. Social rank and winter forage quality affect aggressiveness in white-tailed deer fawns. Animal Behaviour 74: 265-275. To download the article (PDF)

Taillon, J., D. G. Sauvé, and S. D. Côté. 2007. Effets d'un régime alimentaire hivernal de mauvaise qualité sur la condition corporelle, la survie et le comportement d'approvisionnement du cerf de Virginie de l'île d'Anticosti. Le Naturaliste canadien 131: 38-43. To download the article (PDF)

Tremblay, J.-P., J. Huot, F. Potvin, and S. D. Côté. 2007. Relations entre l'abondance du cerf de Virginie et la dynamique de régénération des forêts de l'île d'Anticosti. Le Naturaliste canadien 131: 26-32. To download the article (PDF)

Tremblay, J.-P., J. Huot, and F. Potvin. 2007. Density-related effects of deer browsing on the regeneration dynamics of boreal forests. Journal of Applied Ecology 44: 552-562. To download the article (PDF)

2006

Côté, S. D., and S. de Bellefeuille. 2006. Disparition de la population d'ours noirs de l'île d'Anticosti: le cerf de Virginie serait-il coupable? Le Naturaliste canadien 130 : 51-55. To download the article (PDF)

Coulombe, M.-L., A. Massé, and S. D. Côté. 2006. Quantification and accuracy of activity data measured with VHF and GPS telemetry. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34 : 81-92. To download the article (PDF)

Pellerin, S., J. Huot, and S. D. Côté. 2006. Long term effects of deer browsing and trampling on the vegetation of peatlands. Biological Conservation 128 : 316-326. To download the article (PDF)

Sauvé D. G., and S. D. Côté. 2006. Is winter diet quality related to body condition of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)? An experiment using urine profiles. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84 :1003-1010. To download the article (PDF)

Taillon J., and S. D. Côté. 2006. The role of previous social encounters and body mass in determining social rank: an experiment with white-tailed deer. Animal Behaviour 72: 1103-1110. To download the article (PDF)

Taillon J., D. G. Sauvé, and S. D. Côté. 2006. The effects of decreasing winter diet quality on foraging behavior and life-history traits of white-tailed deer fawns. Journal of Wildlife Management 70: 1445-1454. To download the article (PDF)

Tremblay, J.-P., J. Huot, and F. Potvin. 2006. Divergent nonlinear responses of the boreal forest field layer along an experimental gradient of deer densities. Oecologia 150: 78-88.

2005

Côté, S. D. 2005. Extirpation of a large black bear population by introduced white-tailed deer.  Conservation Biology 19 :1668-1671. To download the article (PDF)

Potvin, F., and L. Breton. 2005. From the field: Testing 2 aerial techniques on deer in fenced enclosures-visual double-counts and thermal infrared sensing. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33 : 317-325. To download the article (PDF)

Tremblay, J.-P., I. Thibault, C. Dussault, J. Huot, and S. D. Côté. 2005. Long-term decline in white-tailed deer browse supply: can lichens and litterfall act as alternate food sources that preclude density-dependent feedbacks? Canadian Journal of Zoology 83 : 1087-1096. To download the article (PDF)

2004

Côté, S. D., T. P. Rooney, J.-P. Tremblay, C. Dussault, and D. M. Waller. 2004. Ecological impacts of deer overabundance. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst. 35 : 113-147. To download the article (PDF)

Plante, M., K. Lowell, F. Potvin, B. Boots, and M.-J. Fortin. 2004. Studying deer habitat on Anticosti Island, Québec: relating animal occurrences and forest map information. Ecological Modelling 174 : 387-399. To download the article (PDF)

Potvin, F., and B. Boots. 2004. Winter habitat selection by white-tailed deer on Anticosti Island 2: relationship between deer density from an aerial survey and the proportion of balsam fir forest on vegetation maps. Canadian Journal of Zoology 82 : 671-676. To download the article (PDF)

Potvin F., and S. Poirier. 2004. L'île d'Anticosti, un paradis ? L'influence du cerf de Virginie sur la végétation des sapinières. Le Naturaliste canadien 128 : 52-60. To download the arcticle (PDF)

Tremblay, J.-P., A. Hester, J. McLeod, and J. Huot. 2004. Choice and development of decision support tools for the sustainable management of deer forest systems. Forest Ecology and Management 191 : 1-16. To download the article (PDF)

2003

Potvin, F., P. Beaupré, and G. Laprise. 2003. The eradication of balsam fir stands by white-tailed deer on Anticosti Island, Québec: a 150-year process. Écoscience 10 : 487-495. To download the article (PDF)

Potvin, F., B. Boots, and A. Dempster. 2003. Comparison among three approaches to evaluate winter habitat selection by white-tailed deer on Anticosti Island using occurences from an aerial survey and forest vegetation maps. Canadian Journal of Zoology 81 : 1662-1670. To download the article (PDF)

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