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SILVICULTURE AND STAND DYNAMICS  
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Refereed Publications

Cortini, F., P.G. Comeau, J.O. Boateng, L. Bedford, J. McClarnon, and A.Powellson. 2011.  Effects of climate on growth of lodgepole pine and white spruce following site preparation and its implications in a changing climate. Can. J. For. Res. 41: 180–194.

Comeau, P.G., M. White, G. Kerr, and S.Hale. 2010. Maximum density-size relationships for Sitka spruce and coastal Douglas-fir in Britain and Canada.  Forestry 83:461-468.

Cortini, F.,  P.G. Comeau, J.O. Boateng, and L.Bedford. 2010.  Yield Implications of site preparation treatments for lodgepole pine and white spruce in northern British Columbia. Forests 1: 25-48.

Pitt, D.G., P.G. Comeau,  W.C. Parker, D. MacIsaac, S. McPherson, M.K. Hoepting, A. Stinson, and M. Mihajlovich. 2010. Early vegetation control for regeneration of a single cohort, intimate mixture of white spruce and trembling aspen on upland boreal sites.  Can. J. For. Res. 40: 549-564.

Newsome, T.A., J.L. Heineman, A.F. Nemec, P.G. Comeau, A. Arsenault, and  M. Waterhouse. 2010.Ten-year regeneration responses to varying levels of overstory retention in two productive southern British Columbia ecosystems. For. Ecol. and Manage. 260: 132–145.

Comeau, P.G., C.N. Filipescu, R. Kabzems, and C. DeLong. 2009. Growth of white spruce underplanted beneath spaced and unspaced aspen stands in northeastern B.C.—10 year results. For. Ecol. Manage. 257: 1629-1636.

Comeau, P.G. and G.J. Harper. 2009. Effects of vegetation control treatments for release of Engelmann spruce from a mixed-shrub community in southern British Columbia – Year 15 results. For. Chron. 85: 583-592.

Ye, F. and P.G. Comeau. 2009. Effects of gap size and surrounding trees on light patterns and aspen branch growth in the western boreal forest.  Can. J. For. Res. 2021-2032.

Man, C.D., P.G. Comeau, and D.G. Pitt. 2008. Competitive effects of woody and herbaceous vegetation in a young boreal mixedwood stand. Can. J. For. Res. 38: 1817-1828.

Cortini, F. and P.G. Comeau. 2008. Effects of red alder and paper birch competition on growth of young conifers in Southwestern British Columbia. For. Ecol. Manage. 256:1795-1803.

Cortini, F. and P.G. Comeau. 2008. Evaluation of competitive effects of green alder, willow and other tall shrubs in Northern Alberta. For. Ecol. Manage. 255: 82-91.

Bokalo, M., P.G., Comeau, and S.J. Titus. 2007. Early development of tended mixtures of aspen and spruce in western Canadian boreal forests. For. Ecol. Manage. 242:175-184.

Filipescu, C.N. and P.G. Comeau. 2007. Aspen competition affects light and white spruce growth across several boreal sites in western Canada. Can. J. For. Res. 37: 1701-1713.

Filipescu, C.N and P.G. Comeau. 2007. Competitive interactions between aspen and white spruce vary with stand age in boreal mixedwoods. For. Ecol. Manage. 247: 175-184.

Claveau, Y., P. Comeau, C. Messier, and C. P. Kelly. 2006. Early above- and below- ground responses of sub-boreal conifer seedlings to various levels of deciduous canopy removal.  Can. J. For. Res. 36: 1891-1899.

MacIsaac, D.A., P.G. Comeau, and S.E. Macdonald. 2006.  Gap dynamics of regeneration following harvest of aspen stands. Can. J. For. Res. 36: 1818-1833.
Comeau, P., J. Heineman and T. Newsome. 2006. Evaluation of relationships between understory light and aspen basal area in the B.C. central interior. Forest Ecol. Manage. 226: 80-87.

Voicu, M. and P.G. Comeau. 2006. Microclimatic and spruce growth gradients adjacent to young aspen stands. Forest Ecol. Manage. 221: 13-26.

Gendron, F.., C. Messier, E. Lo, and P. Comeau. 2006. The angular distribution of diffuse photosynthetically active radiation under different sky conditions in the open and within deciduous and conifer forest stands of Quebec and British Columbia, Canada. Ann. For. Sci. 63(1): 43-53.

Comeau, P.G., R. Kabzems, J. McClarnon, and J.L. Heineman. 2005. Implications of selected silvicultural systems for regenerating and managing western boreal mixedwoods. For. Chron. 81(4) 559-574.

DeLong, D.L., S. W. Simard, P. G. Comeau, P. R. Dykstra and S. J. Mitchell. 2005. Survival and growth response of seedlings in root disease infected partial cuts in the Interior Cedar Hemlock zone of south-eastern British Columbia. Forest Ecol. Manage. 206(1/3): 365-379.

Claveau, Y., C. Messier, and P. Comeau, P.G. 2005. Interacting influence of light and size on above-ground biomass distribution in sub-boreal conifer saplings with contrasting shade tolerance.  Tree Physiology 25(3): 373-384.

Harper, G.J.,  P.G. Comeau, and B.S. Biring. 2005. A comparison of herbicide and mulch mat treatments for reducing grass, herb and shrub competition in the B.C. Interior Douglas-fir zone – Ten year results. West. J. Appl. For. 20(3):167-176.

Amponsah, I.G., P.G. Comeau, V.J. Lieffers and R.P. Brockley.  2005. Effects of repeated fertilization on needle longevity, leaf area and growth characteristics of lodgepole pine in interior British Columbia, Canada. Can. J. For. Res. 35(2): 440-451.

Comeau, P.G., C. N. Filipescu, R. Kabzems and C. DeLong. 2004. Early growth of white spruce underplanted beneath spaced and unspaced aspen stands in northeastern B.C. Can. J. For. Res. 34: 2277-2283.

Pritchard, J.M, and P.G. Comeau. 2004. Effects of opening size and stand characteristics on light transmittance and temperature under young trembling aspen stands. Forest Ecol. Manage. 200:119-128.

Amponsah, I.G., V.J. Lieffers, P.G. Comeau and R.P. Brockley. 2004. Growth response and sapwood hydraulic properties of young lodgepole pine following repeated fertilization. Tree Physiology 24:1099–1108.

Lavery, J.M., P.G. Comeau, and C.E. Prescott. 2004. The influence of red alder patches on light, litterfall and soil nutrients in adjacent conifer stands. Can. J. For. Res. 34: 56-64.

Biring, B.S., P.G. Comeau and P.L. Fielder. 2003. Long-term effects of vegetation control treatments for release of Engelmann spruce from a mixed-shrub community in southern British Columbia. Ann. Forest Sci. 60:681-690.

Comeau, P.G. and J. Heineman. 2003. Predicting understory light microclimate from stand parameters in young paper birch (Betula papyrifera Marsh.) stands. Forest Ecol. Manage. 180: 303-315.

Comeau, P.G., J.R. Wang, and T. Letchford. 2003. Influences of paper birch competition on growth of understory white spruce and subalpine fir following spacing. Can. J. For. Res. 33: 1962-1973.

Frey, B.R., V.J. Lieffers, S.M. Landhausser, P.G. Comeau and K.J. Greenway. 2003. An analysis of sucker regeneration of trembling aspen. Can. J. For. Res. 33: 1169-1179.

Claveau, Y., C. Messier and P.G. Comeau. 2002. Growth and crown morphological responses of boreal conifer seedlings and saplings with contrasting shade tolerance to a gradient of light and height. Can. J. For. Res. 32: 458-468.

Comeau, P.G. 2001. Relationships between stand parameters and understory light in boreal aspen stands.  B.C. Journal of Ecosystems and Management 1(2): 103–110.

Gendron, F., C. Messier, and P.G. Comeau. 2001. Temporal variations in the understory photosynthetic photon flux density of a deciduous stand: effects of canopy development, solar elevation, and sky conditions.  Agric. For. Meteorol. 106:23-40.

Thomas, K.D., W.J. Reid, and P.G. Comeau. 2001. Vegetation management in a coastal British Columbia hybrid poplar plantation – 4 year growth response. West. J. Appl For. 16:26-30.

Comeau, P.G., B.S. Biring, and G.J. Harper. 2000. Effectiveness of repeated manual cutting and glyphosate for release of Engelmann spruce from mixed-shrub herb vegetation. West. J. Appl. For. 15:154-162.

Ruel, J.C., C. Messier, R. Doucet,  Y. Claveau and P. Comeau. 2000. Morphological indicators of response to overstory removal for boreal conifers. Forestry Chron. 76:633-642.

Wang, J.R., T. Letchford, P.G. Comeau, and D. Coopersmith. 2000. Foliar responses of understorey Abies lasiocarpa to different degrees of release cutting in a Betula papyrifera and conifer mixed species stand. Scand. J. For. Res. 15:611-620.

Wang, J.R., T. Letchford, P.G. Comeau, and J.P. Kimmins. 2000. Above and below-ground biomass and nutrient contents of paper birch and subalpine fir mixed forests in the Sub-Boreal Spruce zone of British Columbia.  Forest Ecol. Manage. 130:17-26.