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Département de Biologie /
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2064
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 2131 ext. 404880


Debra Christiansen-Stowe

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Phone : 418-656-5193
Fax : 418-656-2339

M.Sc., Forest Ecophysiology (2001)
Université Laval

B.S.F., Forest Resources Management (1984)
University of British Columbia

Current Employment :
Office of the Vice Rector, Research, Creation and Innovation, Université Laval
Coordinator of Operations, Institut Nordique du Québec

Past Employment :
Département de Biologie, Université Laval
Assistant Coordinator, CERC in Remote Sensing of Canada's New Arctic Frontier
Assistant Coordinator, UMI Takuvik, CNRS/Université Laval

Département de sciences du bois et de la forêt, Université Laval
Assistant Network Manager, Canadian Carbon Program
Management of network research projects

Freelance translator, scientific editor

Research Interests :
Response of marine and terrestrial ecosystems to climate change and environmental stress, tree improvement and production of forest seedlings, ecosystem carbon flux.


Bakry, M., Lamhamedi, M.S., Caron, J., Bernier, P.Y., El Abidine Abdenabi, Z., Stowe, D.C., Margolis, H.A. 2013. Changes in the physical properties of two Acacia compost-based growing media and their effects on carob (Cerontonia siliqua L.) seedlings. New Forests 44: 827-847.

Carles, S., Lamhamedi, M.S., Stowe, D.C., Veilleux, L., Margolis, H.A. 2012. An operational method for estimating cold tolerance thresholds of white spruce seedlings in forest nurseries. Forestry Chronicle 88(4): 448-457.

Bakry, M., Lamhamedi, M.S., Caron, J., Margolis, H.A., El Abidine Abdenabi, Z., Bellaka, M., Stowe, D.C. 2012. Are composts from shredded leafy branches of fast growing forest species suitable as nusery growing media in arid regions?. New Forests 43: 267-286.

Carles, S., Lamhamedi, M.S., Beaulieu, J., Stowe, D.C., Margolis, H.A. 2012. Genetic parameters of morphological and physiological characteristics of white spruce (Picea glauca [Moench.] Voss) seedlings. Tree Genetics and Genomes 8: 39-51.

Carles, S., Lamhamedi, M.S., Stowe, D.C., Bernier, P.Y., Veilleux, L., Margolis, H.A. 2011. Relationships between frost hardiness, root growth potential and photosynthesis of nursery-grown white spruce seedlings. Annals of Forest Sciences 68: 1303-1313.

Gravel Grenier J., Lamhamedi, M.S., Beaulieu, J., Carles, S., Margolis, H.A., Rioux, M., Stowe, D.C., Lapointe, L. 2011. Utilization of family genetic variability to improve the rooting ability of white spruce (Picea glauca [Moench] Voss.) cuttings. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41: 1308- 1318.

Carles S., Lamhamedi, M.S., Beaulieu, J., Stowe, D.C., Margolis, H.A. 2011. Differences in growth and mineral nutrition of seedlings produced from ten white spruce seed orchards. New Forests. 42: 195-214.

Stowe, D.C., Lamhamedi, M.S., Carles, S., Fecteau, B., Margolis, H.A., Renaud M., Bernier, P.Y. 2010. Managing irrigation to reduce nutrient leaching in containerized white spruce seedling production. New Forests 40:185–204 doi 10.1007/s11056-010-9193-0.

Bakry, M., Bussières, G. Lamhamedi, M.S. Margolis H.A., Stowe, D.C., Abourouh, M., Blais M., Bérubé, J.A. 2009. A first report of Pestalotiopsis clavispora in Argan mass cutting propagation: Prevalence, prevention and consequences for plant production. Phytoprotection. 90:117-120.

Carles, S.A., Lamhamedi, M.S., Beaulieu, J. Colas, F., Stowe, D.C., Margolis, H.A. 2009. Effects of seed size and germination pattern on early seedling growth of 75 open-pollinated white spruce (Picea glauca) families. Sylvae Genetica. 58(4):152-161.

Carles, S.A., Lamhamedi, M.S., Stowe, D.C. Margolis, H.A. Bernier, P.Y., Veilleux, L. 2008. Frost tolerance of (2+0) white spruce plants (Picea glauca) grown under different irrigation regimes. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. 23: 137-147.

Lamhamedi, M.S., Labbé, L., Margolis, H.A., Stowe, D.C., Blais, L., Renaud, M. 2006. Spatial variability of substrate water content and growth of white spruce seedlings. Soil Science of America Journal 70: 108-120.

Bergeron, O., Lamhamedi, M.S., Margolis, H.A., Bernier, P.Y., Stowe, D.C. 2004. Irrigation control and morphophysiological responses of nursery grown black spruce seedlings (1+0) cultivated in air- slit containers. HortScience. 39(3): 599-605.

Stowe, D.C. 2001. Morphological and physiological characteristics of air-slit containerized white spruce seedlings (1+0) in response to four different irrigation regimes. Mémoire de maîtrise, Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt, Faculté de Foresterie et Géomatique, Université Laval, Quebec. 115p

Stowe, D.C., Lamhamedi, M.S., Margolis, H.A. 2001. Water relations, cuticular transpiration and bud characteristics of air-slit containerized Picea glauca seedlings in response to controlled irrigation regimes. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 31:2200-2212.