Profile

Étienne Boucher
Regular member
Department of geography
UQAM
boucher.etienne@uqam.ca

Supervising:

Émilie Labourdette (Master student)

Camille Lepage (Master student)

Jeanne Vermette (Master student)

Co-supervising:

David Querry (Master student)

Recent Theses and Dissertations

Feng Wang (Doctorate - 2021)
Millennial reconstruction of eastern North American summer temperatures from maximum end-wood density of annual tree rings

Scientific Communications

Büntgen, U., Arseneault, D., Boucher, É., Churakova, O.V., Gennaretti, F., Crivellaro, A., Hughes, M.K., Kirdyanov, A., Klippel, L., Krusic, P.J., Linderholm, H.W., Ljungqvist, F.C., Ludescher, J., McCormick, M., Myglan, V.S., Nicolussi, K., Piermattei, A., Oppenheimer, C., Reinig, F., Sigl, M., Vaganov, E.A., Esper, J., 2022. Recognising bias in Common Era temperature reconstructions. <strong>Dendrochronologia</strong>, 74, 125982. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2022.125982" target="_blank">10.1016/j.dendro.2022.125982</a>.

Field, R.D., Andreu-Hayles, L., D'Arrigo, R.D., Oelkers, R., Luckman, B.H., Morimoto, D., Boucher, É., Gennaretti, F., Hermoso de Mendoza, I., Lavergne, A., Leveque, M., 2022. Correction to: Tree-ring cellulose δ<sup>18</sup>O records similar large-scale climate influences as precipitation δ<sup>18</sup>O in the Northwest Territories of Canada. <strong>Climate Dynamics</strong>, 58(2907). DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00382-021-05932-4" target="_blank">10.1007/s00382-021-05932-4</a>.

Field, R.D., Andreu-Hayles, L., D'Arrigo, R.D., Oelkers, R., Luckman, B.H., Morimoto, D., Boucher, É., Gennaretti, F., Hermoso de Mendoza, I., Lavergne, A., Leveque, M., 2022. Tree-ring cellulose δ<sup>18</sup>O records similar large-scale climate influences as precipitation δ<sup>18</sup>O in the Northwest Territories of Canada. <strong>Climate Dynamics</strong>, 58: 759–776. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00382-021-05932-4" target="_blank">10.1007/s00382-021-05932-4</a>.

Hermoso de Mendoza, I., Boucher, É., Gennaretti, F., Lavergne, A., Field, R.D., Andreu-Hayles, L., 2022. A new snow module improves predictions of the isotope-enabled MAIDENiso forest growth model. <strong>Geoscientific Model Development</strong>, 15(5): 1931–1952. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1931-2022" target="_blank">10.5194/gmd-15-1931-2022</a>.

Wang, F., Arseneault, D., Boucher, É., Gennaretti, F., Yu, S., Zhang, T., 2022. Tropical volcanoes synchronize eastern Canada with Northern Hemisphere millennial temperature variability. <strong>Nature Communications</strong>, 13, 5042. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-32682-6" target="_blank">10.1038/s41467-022-32682-6</a>.

Beaulne, J., Garneau, M., Magnan, G., Boucher, É., 2021. Peat deposits store more carbon than trees in forested peatlands of the boreal biome. <strong>Scientific Reports</strong>, 11, 2657. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-82004-x" target="_blank">10.1038/s41598-021-82004-x</a>.

Bégin, Y., Boucher, É., Nicault, A., 2021. La dendrochronologie au service de l’hydrologie. Pages 27-38 dans Utilisation des archives naturelles pour la reconstitution du passé hydro-climatique. Dossier public 8768, Commission géologique du Canada. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.4095/328045" target="_blank">10.4095/328045</a>.

Boucher, É., Guiot, J., Berninger, F., Gennaretti, F., 2021. Des arbres virtuels pour reconstituer les varia-tions climatiques: une approche basée sur les processus écophysiologiques. Pages 97-107 dans Utilisation des archives naturelles pour la reconstitution du passé hydro-climatique. Dossier public 8768, Commission géologique du Canada. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.4095/328045" target="_blank">10.4095/328045</a>.

Büntgen, U., Allen, K., Anchukaitis, K.J., Arseneault, D., Boucher, É., Bräuning, A., Chatterjee, S., Cherubini, P., Churakova (Sidorova), O.V., Corona, C., Gennaretti, F., Grießinger, J., Guillet, S., Guiot, J., Gunnarson, B., Helama, S., Hochreuther, P., Hughes, M.K., Huybers, P., Kirdyanov, A.V., Krusic, P.J., Ludescher, J., Meier, W.J.-H, Myglan, V.S., Nicolussi, K., Oppenheimer, C., Reinig, F., Salzer, M.W., Seftigen, K., Stine, A.R., Stoffel, M., St. George, S., Tejedor, E., Trevino, A., Trouet, V., Wang, J., Wilson, R., Yang, B., Xu, G., Esper, J., 2021. The influence of decision-making in tree ring-based climate reconstructions. <strong>Nature Communications</strong>, 12, 3411. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-23627-6" target="_blank">10.1038/s41467-021-23627-6</a>.

Nicault, A., Boucher, É., Guiot, J., Bégin, Y., 2021. Reconstitution des apports en eau des deux derniers siècles: approche méthodologique. Application au réservoir Caniapiscau (Complexe La Grande, Québec). Pages 152-161 dans Utilisation des archives naturelles pour la reconstitution du passé hydro-climatique. Dossier public 8768, Commission géologique du Canada. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.4095/328045" target="_blank">10.4095/328045</a>.

Nicault, A., Boucher, É., Perreault, L., Guiot, J., 2021. Reconstitution des apports en eau et influence de la circulation atmosphérique sur la variabilité spatiotemporelle de l’hydrologie. Pages 162-171 dans Utilisation des archives naturelles pour la reconstitution du passé hydro-climatique. Dossier public 8768, Commission géologique du Canada. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.4095/328045" target="_blank">10.4095/328045</a>.

Nicault, A., Boucher, É., Tapsoba, D., Bégin, Y., 2021. Influence des variations interannuelles du climat sur la croissance radiale des épinettes noires. Pages 88-96 dans Utilisation des archives naturelles pour la reconstitution du passé hydro-climatique. Dossier public 8768, Commission géologique du Canada. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.4095/328045" target="_blank">10.4095/328045</a>.

Ouellet-Bernier, M.-M., De Vernal, A., Chartier, D., Boucher, É., 2021. Historical perspectives on exceptional climatic years at the Labrador/Nunatsiavut Coast 1780 to 1950. <strong>Quaternary Research</strong>, 101: 114-128. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/qua.2020.103" target="_blank">10.1017/qua.2020.103</a>.

Paquin, D., Nicault, A., Perreault, L., Grenier, P., Roy, R., Boucher, É., 2021. Comparaison entre les apports hydrologiques naturels observés, reconstitués et simulés. Pages 194-201 dans Utilisation des archives naturelles pour la reconstitution du passé hydro-climatique. Dossier public 8768, Commission géologique du Canada. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.4095/328045" target="_blank">10.4095/328045</a>.

Perreault, L., Nicault, A., Boucher, É., Arseneault, D., Gennaretti, F., 2021. Analyse des changements de régimes dans les sé-ries temporelles issues de la dendrochronologie. Pages 130-142 dans Utilisation des archives naturelles pour la reconstitution du passé hydro-climatique. Dossier public 8768, Commission géologique du Canada. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.4095/328045" target="_blank">10.4095/328045</a>.

Yang, G., Yang, B., Boucher, É., Rossi, S., 2021. How did climate and CO<sub>2</sub> concentration affect intrinsic water-use efficiency and tree growth in a semi-arid region of China? <strong>Trees</strong>, 35: 769–781. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00468-020-02075-7" target="_blank">10.1007/s00468-020-02075-7</a>.

Arteau, J., Boucher, É., Poirier, A., Widory, D., 2020. Historical smelting activities in Eastern Canada revealed by Pb concentrations and isotope ratios in tree rings of long-lived white cedars (<em>Thuja occidentalis</em> L.). <strong>Science of the Total Environment</strong>, 740, 139992. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139992" target="_blank">10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139992</a>.

Biron, P., Boucher, É., Taha, W., 2020. Comité expert visant à identifier des solutions porteuses pour la réduction de la vulnérabilité des risques liés à l’inondation par embâcles de glace sur la rivière Chaudière - Rapport final. Rapport préparé pour Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques. 103 pages.

Biron, P., Boucher, É., Taha, W., 2020. Solutions porteuses pour la réduction de la vulnérabilité des risques liés à l’inondation sur la rivière Chaudière - rapport du comité expert. Atelier avec le Conseil municipal de Sainte-Marie. Sainte-Marie, Québec.

Biron, P., Boucher, É., Taha, W., 2020. Solutions porteuses pour la réduction de la vulnérabilité des risques liés à l’inondation sur la rivière Chaudière - rapport du comité expert. Atelier du Ministère de l'environnement et de la lutte au changement climatique (MELCC). Québec, Québec.

Biron, P., Boucher, É., Taha, W., 2020. Solutions porteuses pour la réduction de la vulnérabilité des risques liés à l’inondation sur la rivière Chaudière - rapport du comité expert. Réseau Inondations InterSectoriel du Québec (RIISQ) - Webinaires. Québec, Québec.

Büntgen, U., Arseneault, D., Boucher, É., Churakova, O.V., Gennaretti, F., Crivellaro, A., Hughes, M.K., Kirdyanov, A., Klippel, L., Krusic, P.J., Linderholm, H.W., Ljungqvist, F.C., Ludescher, J., McCormick, M., Myglan, V.S., Nicolussi, K., Piermattei, A., Oppenheimer, C., Reinig, F., Sigl, M., Vaganov, E.A., Esper, J., 2020. Prominent role of volcanism in Common Era climate variability and human history. <strong>Dendrochronologia</strong>, 64, 125757. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2020.125757" target="_blank">10.1016/j.dendro.2020.125757</a>.

Gratton, M., Germain, D., Boucher, É., 2020. Meteorological triggering scenarios of tree-ring-based snow avalanche occurrence on scree slopes in a maritime climate, Eastern Canada. <strong>Physical Geography</strong>, 41(1): 3-20. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02723646.2019.1573622" target="_blank">10.1080/02723646.2019.1573622</a>.

Marchand, W., Girardin, M.P., Hartmann, H., Depardieu, C., Isabel, N., Gauthier, S., Boucher, É., Bergeron, Y., 2020. Strong overestimation of water‐use efficiency responses to rising CO<sub>2</sub> in tree‐ring studies. <strong>Global Change Biology</strong>, 26(8): 4538-4558. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15166" target="_blank">10.1111/gcb.15166</a>.

Nasri, B.R., Boucher, É., Perreault, L., Rémillard, B.N., Huard, D., Nicault, A., Arseneault, D., Bégin, C., Savard, M.M., Bégin, Y., Francus, P., Lajeunesse, P., 2020. Modeling hydrological inflow persistence using paleoclimate reconstructions on the Québec‐Labrador (Canada) Peninsula. <strong>Water Resources Research</strong>, 56(5), e2019WR025122. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2019WR025122" target="_blank">10.1029/2019WR025122</a>.

Rezsöhazy, J., Goosse, H., Guiot, J., Gennaretti, F., Boucher, É., André, F., Jonard, M., 2020. Application and evaluation of the dendroclimatic process-based model MAIDEN during the last century in Canada and Europe. <strong>Climate of the Past</strong>, 16(3): 1043–1059. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1043-2020" target="_blank">10.5194/cp-16-1043-2020</a>.

van Bellen, S., De Vernal, A., To, A., Ouellet‐Bernier, M., Roy, N., Allan, E., Boucher, É., Brice, C., Dueymes, G., Falardeau, J., Fichefet, T., Fillion, M.C., Fréchette, B., Gachon, P., Garneau, M., Gilson, G., Goosse, H., Hillaire-Marcel, C., Houde, N., Laprise, R., Ogden, N., Saint‐Arnaud, M., Tremblay, B., Vanwambeke, S., Wazneh, H., van Ypersele,., 2020. A database of Holocene temperature records for north‐eastern North America and the north‐western Atlantic. <strong>Geoscience Data Journal</strong>, 7(1): 38-43. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gdj3.89" target="_blank">10.1002/gdj3.89</a>.

Wang, F., Arseneault, D., Boucher, É., Galipaud Gloaguen, G., Deharte, A., Yu, S., Trou-Kechout, N., 2020. Temperature sensitivity of blue intensity, maximum latewood density, and ring width data of living black spruce trees in the eastern Canadian taiga. <strong>Dendrochronologia</strong>, 64, 125771. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2020.125771" target="_blank">10.1016/j.dendro.2020.125771</a>.

Wang, F., Arseneault, D., Boucher, É., Yu, S., Ouellet, S., Chaillou, G., Delwaide, A., Wang, L., 2020. Chemical destaining and the delta correction for blue intensity measurements of stained lake subfossil trees. <strong>Biogeosciences</strong>, 17: 4559–4570. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-4559-2020" target="_blank">10.5194/bg-17-4559-2020</a>.

Boucher, É., 2019. Virtual trees: numerical laboratories for the study of climate change and its impacts on ecosystems. China Academy of Sciences Seminars. Lanzhou.

Boucher, É., 2019. Virtual trees: numerical laboratories to study climate change and impact on ecosystems. Nanjing Forest University Seminars. Nanjing.

D'Arcy, F., Boucher, É., De Moor, J.M, Hélie, J.-F., Piggott, R., Stix, J., 2019. Carbon and sulfur isotopes in tree rings as a proxy for volcanic degassing. <strong>Geology</strong>, 47(9): 825–828. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G46323.1" target="_blank">10.1130/G46323.1</a>.

Giguère-Croteau, C., Boucher, É., Bergeron, Y., Girardin, M.P., Drobyshev, I., Garneau, M., Hélie, J.-F., 2019. North America’s oldest boreal trees are more efficient water users due to increased [CO<sub>2</sub>], but do not grow faster. <strong>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)</strong>, 116(7): 2749-2754. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1816686116" target="_blank">10.1073/pnas.1816686116</a>.

Plante Lévesque, V., Boucher, É., Proulx, G., 2019. Spatialisation des processus d’embâcles dans le bassin versant de la rivière l’Acadie, Montérégie: une approche hydrogéomorphologique / Spatial distribution of ice jamming processes in the L’Acadie River watershed, Montérégie: a hydrogeomorphological approach. <strong>Revue des Sciences de l’Eau / Journal of Water Science</strong>, 32(1): 1-81. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.7202/1059878ar" target="_blank">10.7202/1059878ar</a>.

Boucher, É., 2018. Hydrological persistence during the last centuries. Groupe énergie, Consortium Ouranos. Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Boucher, É., 2018. Les arbres virtuels: des laboratoires numériques pour l’étude des changements climatiques et leur impact sur la végétation. Conférence du RIVE. Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada.

Gennaretti, F., Boucher, É., Nicault, A., Gea-Izquierdo, G., Arseneault, D., Berninger, F., Savard, M., Bégin, C., Guiot, J., 2018. Underestimation of the Tambora effects in North American taiga ecosystems. <strong>Environmental Research Letters</strong>, 13: 034017. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaac0c" target="_blank">10.1088/1748-9326/aaac0c</a>.

Boucher, É., 2017. Fluctuation et persistance hydrologique à l’échelle des derniers siècles au Québec Labrador: importance pour la gestion durable de la production hydro-électrique. Symposium Ouranos. Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Boucher, É., 2017. River ice and ice jams. Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118786352" target="_blank">10.1002/9781118786352</a>.

Boucher, É., Lemay, M., Bégin, Y., 2017. Lake ice flood. The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment and Technology. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0796" target="_blank">10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0796</a>.

Boucher, É., Nicault, A., Arseneault, D., Bégin, Y., Karami, M.P., 2017. Decadal variations in eastern Canada’s taiga wood biomass production forced by ocean-atmosphere interactions. <strong>Scientific Reports</strong>, 7: 2457. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-02580-9" target="_blank">10.1038/s41598-017-02580-9</a>.

Gennaretti, F., Gea-Izquierdo, G., Boucher, É., Berninger, F., Arseneault, D., Guiot, J., 2017. Ecophysiological modeling of photosynthesis and carbon allocation to the tree stem in the boreal forest. <strong>Biogeosciences</strong>, 14(21): 4851-4866. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4851-2017" target="_blank">10.5194/bg-14-4851-2017</a>.

Lavergne, A., Gennaretti, F., Risi, C., Daux, V., Boucher, É., Savard, M., Naulier, M., Villalba, R., Bégin, C., Guiot, J., 2017. Modelling tree ring cellulose δ<sup>18</sup>O variations in two temperature-sensitive tree species from North and South America. <strong>Climate of the Past</strong>, 13(11): 1515–1526. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-1515-2017" target="_blank">10.5194/cp-13-1515-2017</a>.

Boucher, É., Morin, S., Lagadec, A., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Germain, D., 2015. Les emb&acirc;cles de glace: acquisition de donn&eacute;es de base (fr&eacute;quence, intensit&eacute;, localisation, impacts) &agrave; partir d&rsquo;une approche &eacute;co-g&eacute;omorphologique: le cas de la rivi&egrave;re Mistassini. 7e Colloque annuel AGRCQ (Association des gestionnaires régionaux des cours d'eau du Québec). Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada.

Boucher, É., Morin, S., Lagadec, A., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Germain, D., 2015. Tree rings as indicators of ice jam regimes, triggering conditions and geomorphological impacts: the case of the Mistassini River. Joint Assembly AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU - Session: River Ice Dynamics and Channel Morphology. Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Fines-Neuschild, S., Boucher, É., De Vernal, A., Gélinas, Y., Leclerc, P., 2015. Accelerated solvent extraction &mdash; An efficient tool to remove extractives from tree-rings. <strong>Dendrochronologia</strong>, 36: 45-48. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2015.09.003" target="_blank">10.1016/j.dendro.2015.09.003</a>.

Lagadec, A., Boucher, É., Germain, D., 2015. Tree ring analysis of hydro-climatic thresholds that trigger ice jams on the Mistassini River, Quebec. <strong>Hydrological Processes</strong>, 29(23): 4880-4890. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10537" target="_blank">10.1002/hyp.10537</a>.

Morin, S., Boucher, É., Buffin-Bélanger, T., 2015. The spatial variability of ice-jam bank morphologies along the Mistassini River (Quebec, Canada): an indicator of the ice-jam regime? <strong>Natural Hazards</strong>, 77(3): 2117-2138. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11069-015-1693-y" target="_blank">10.1007/s11069-015-1693-y</a>.

Nicault, A., Boucher, É., Tapsoba, D., Arseneault, D., Berninger, F., Bégin, C., DesGranges, J.-L., Guiot, J., Marion, J., Wicha, S., Bégin, Y., 2015. Spatial analysis of black spruce (<I>Picea mariana </I>[MILL] B.S.P.) radial growth response to climate in northern Qu&eacute;bec-Labrador Peninsula, Canada. <strong>Canadian Journal of Forest Research</strong>, 45(3): 343-352. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2014-0080" target="_blank">10.1139/cjfr-2014-0080</a>.

Boucher, É., 2014. Natural Heritage: a physical geography perspective. Purchase College. New York, New York, États-Unis.

Boucher, É., Guiot, J., Hatté, C., Daux, V., Danis, P.-A., Dussouillez, P., 2014. An inverse modeling approach for tree-ring-based climate reconstructions under changing atmospheric CO<SUB>2</SUB> concentrations. <strong>Biogeosciences</strong>, 11(12): 3245-3258. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-3245-2014" target="_blank">10.5194/bg-11-3245-2014</a>.

Boucher, É., Guiot, J., Hatte, C., Daux, V., Danis, P.A., Dussouillez, P., 2014. Data-model fusion in dendroclimatology: general ideas, applications, and research perspectives. BPE seminars, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. New York, New York, États-Unis.

Guiot, J., Boucher, É., Gea-Izquierdo, G., 2014. Process models and model-data fusion in dendroecology. <strong>Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment</strong>, 2: Article 52. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2014.00052" target="_blank">10.3389/fevo.2014.00052</a>.

Morin, S., Boucher, É., Buffin-Bélanger, T., 2014. Morphological predisposition of the Mistassini River to ice jamming. Midis-géo. Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Nicault, A., Boucher, É., Bégin, C., Guiot, J., Marion, J., Perreault, L., Roy, R., Savard, M., Bégin, Y., 2014. Hydrological reconstruction from tree-ring multi-proxies over the last two centuries at the Caniapiscau Reservoir, northern Québec, Canada. <strong>Journal of Hydrology</strong>, 513: 435-445. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.03.054" target="_blank">10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.03.054</a>.

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