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Articles scientifiques


Edman, M., Eriksson, A.-M. et Villard, M.-A.  2016.  The importance of large tree retention for the persistence of old-growth epiphytic bryophyte Neckera pennata in selection harvest systems.  Forest Ecology and Management (sous presse).

Drapeau, P., Villard, M.-A., Leduc, A. et Hannon, S.J. 2016. Natural disturbance regimes as templates for the response of bird species assemblages to contemporary forest management. Diversity and Distributions 22:385-399.

Haché, S., Bertrand, P., Fiola, M.-L., Thériault, S., Bayne, E. et Villard, M.-A.  2016. Band-related foot-loss does not prevent successful return and reproduction in the Ovenbird. Wilson Journal of Ornithology (sous presse).

Haché, S., Cameron, R., Villard, M.-A., Bayne, E.M., et MacLean, D.A. 2016. Demographic response of a Neotropical migrant songbird to forest management and climate change scenarios. Forest Ecology and Management 359: 309-320.  PDF

Touihri, M., Villard, M.-A. et Charfi-Cheikhrouha, F. 2015. Nesting habitat requirements of two species of North African woodpeckers in native oak forest. Bird Study 62: 386-393. PDF

Bourque, N., Villard, M.-A., Mazerolle, M.J., Amirault-Langlais, D., Tremblay, E. et Jolicoeur, S. 2015. Piping Plover response to coastal storms occurring during the nonbreeding season. Avian Conservation and Ecology 10(1):12. PDF

Toms, J.D. et Villard, M.-A. 2015. Threshold detection: matching statistical methodology to ecological questions and conservation planning objectives. Avian Conservation and Ecology 10(1): 2. PDF

Vernouillet, A., Villard, M.-A. et Haché. S. 2014. ENSO, Nest predation risk, food abundance, or male status fail to explain annual variations in the apparent survival rate of a migratory songbird. PLOS ONE 9(11): e113844. PDF

Villard, M.-A. et Metzger, J.P. 2014. Beyond the fragmentation debate: a conceptual model to predict when habitat configuration really matters. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 309-318. PDF

Haché, S., Hobson, K.A., Bayne, E.M., Van Wilgenberg, S.L., et Villard, M.-A. 2014. Tracking natal dispersal in a coastal population of a migratory songbird using feather stable isotope (2H, 34S) tracers. PLOS ONE 9(4): e94437. PDF

MacKay, A., Allard, M. et Villard, M.-A. 2014. Capacity of older plantations to host bird assemblages of naturally-regenerated conifer forests: a test at stand and landscape levels. Biological Conservation 170: 110-119. PDF

Haché, S., Bayne, E. et Villard, M.-A. 2014. Post-harvest regeneration, Sciurid abundance, and postfledging abundance and movements in an Ovenbird population. Condor - Ornithological Applications 116: 102-112. PDF

Touihri, M., Villard, M.-A. et Charfi, F. 2014. Cavity-nesting birds show threshold responses to stand structure in native oak forests of northwestern Tunisia. Forest Ecology and Management 325: 1-7. PDF

Cunningham, S.A., Bawa, K.S., Benton TG, Broadhurst LM, Didham RK, McIntyre S, Perfecto I, Samways M.J., Tscharntke, T., Vandermeer, J., Villard, M.-A., Young, A.G. et Lindenmayer, D.B. 2013. To close the yield-gap while saving biodiversity will require multiple locally relevant strategies. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 173: 20-27. PDF

Haché, S., M.-A. Villard et E.M. Bayne. 2013. Experimental evidence for an ideal free distribution in a breeding population of a territorial songbird. Ecology 94: 861-869. PDF

Haché, S., Pétry, T. et Villard, M.-A. 2013. Temporal changes in the numerical response of breeding birds to experimental selection harvesting in a northern hardwood forest. Avian Conservation and Ecology 8(1): 4.

Villard, M.-A. et S. Haché. 2012. Conifer plantations consistently act as barriers to movement in a deciduous forest songbird: a translocation experiment. Biological Conservation 155: 33-37. PDF

Thériault, S., M.-A. Villard et S. Haché. 2012. Habitat selection in site-faithful ovenbirds and recruits in the absence of experimental attraction. Behavioral Ecology 23: 1289-1295. PDF

Haché, S., K.A. Hobson, M.-A. Villard et E.M. Bayne. 2012. Assigning birds to geographic origin using feather hydrogen isotope ratios (δ2H): importance of year, age, and habitat. Canadian Journal of Zoology 90: 722-728. PDF

Villard, M.-A., É. D’Astous, S. Haché, J.-F. Poulin et S. Thériault. 2012. Do we create ecological traps when trying to emulate natural disturbances? A test on songbirds of the northern hardwood forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42: 1213-1219. PDF

D’Astous, E. et M.-A. Villard. 2012. Effects of selection harvesting on bark invertebrates and nest provisioning rate in an old forest associate specialist, the Brown Creeper (Certhia americana). Écoscience 19: 106-112. PDF

Villard, M.-A., M.J. Mazerolle et S. Haché. 2012. L’impact des routes, au-delà des collisions : le cas des oiseaux et des amphibiens. Naturaliste canadien 136 (2): 61-65. PDF

Gravel, M., M.J. Mazerolle et M.-A. Villard. 2012. Interactive effects of roads and weather on juvenile amphibian movements. Amphibia-Reptilia 33: 113-127. PDF

Poulin, J.-F. et M.-A. Villard. 2011. Edge effect and matrix influence on the nest survival of an old forest specialist, the Brown Creeper (Certhia americana). Landscape Ecology 26: 911-922. PDF

Haché, S. et M.-A. Villard. 2010. Age-specific response of a migratory bird to an experimental alteration of its habitat. Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 897-905. PDF

Poulin, J.-F., M.-A. Villard et S. Haché. 2010. Short-term demographic response of an old forest specialist to experimental selection harvesting. Écoscience 17: 20-27. PDF

Bonifait, S. et M.-A. Villard 2010. Efficiency of buffer zones around ponds to conserve odonates and songbirds in mined peat bogs. Ecography 33: 913-920. PDF

Villard, M.-A. et B.G. Jonsson. 2009. Tolerance of focal species to forest management intensity as a guide in the development of conservation targets. Forest Ecology and Management 258S: S142-S145. PDF

Villard, M.-A. et B.G. Jonsson. 2009. Biodiversity as Patient: Diagnoses and Treatment. Conservation Biology 23: 3-4.PDF

Tittler, R., M.-A. Villard et L. Fahrig. 2009. How far do songbirds disperse? Ecography 32: 1051-1061. PDF

Pérot, A. et M.-A. Villard. 2009. Putting density back into the habitat-quality equation: case study of an open-nesting forest bird. Conservation Biology 23: 1550-1557.PDF

Poulin, J.-F., M.-A. Villard, M. Edman, P.J. Goulet et A.-M. Eriksson. 2008. Thresholds in nesting habitat requirements of an old forest specialist, the Brown Creeper (Certhia americana), as conservation targets. Biological Conservation 141: 1129-1137. PDF

Roberge, J.-M., P. Angelstam et M.-A. Villard. 2008. Specialised woodpeckers and naturalness in hemiboreal forests – Deriving quantitative targets for conservation planning. Biological Conservation 141: 997-1012. PDF

Edman, M., A.-M. Eriksson et M.-A. Villard. 2008. Effects of selection cutting on the abundance and fertility of indicator lichens Lobaria pulmonaria and L. quercizans. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 26-33. PDF

Pärt, T., D. Arlt et M.-A. Villard. 2007. Empirical evidence for ecological traps: a two-step model focusing on individual decisions. Journal of Ornithology 148: S327-S332. PDF

Bélisle, M.M., A. Desrochers, J.-F. Gobeil et M.-A. Villard. 2007. Are Boreal Ovenbirds, Seiurus aurocapilla, More Prone to Move across Inhospitable Landscapes in Alberta’s Boreal Mixedwood Forest than in Souther Québec’s Temperate Deciduous Forest? Écologie et conservation des oiseaux 2(2) :1 [en ligne] URL:

Villard, M.-A., F.K.A. Schmiegelow et M.K. Trzcinski. 2007. Short-term response of forest birds to experimental clearcut edges. Auk 124: 828-840. PDF

Tittler, R., L. Fahrig et M.-A. Villard. 2006. Evidence of large-scale source-sink dynamics and long-distance dispersal among Wood Thrush populations. Ecology 87: 3029-3036. PDF

Bonifait, S., M.-A. Villard et D. Paulin. 2006. An index of reproductive activity provides an accurate estimate of reproductive success of Palm Warblers. Journal of Field Ornithology 77: 302-309. PDF

Toms, J.D., F.K.A. Schmiegelow, S.J. Hannon et M.-A. Villard. 2006. Are Point Counts of Boreal Songbirds Reliable Proxies for More Intensive Abundance Estimators? Auk 123: 438-454.

Betts, M.G., A.W. Diamond, G.J. Forbes, M.-A. Villard et J.S. Gunn. 2006. The importance of spatial autocorrelation, extent and resolution in predicting forest bird occurrence. Ecological Modelling 191: 197-224.

Lemaître, J. et M.-A. Villard. 2005. Foraging patterns of pileated woodpeckers in a managed Acadian forest: a resource selection function. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35: 2387-2393. PDF

Guénette, J.-S. et M.-A. Villard. 2005. Thresholds in Forest Bird Response to Habitat Alteration as Quantitative Targets for Conservation. Conservation Biology 19: 1168-1180. PDF

Betts, M.G., A.W. Diamond, G.J. Forbes, K. Frego, J.A. Loo, B. Matson, M. Roberts, M.-A. Villard, R. Wissink et L. Wuest. 2005. Plantations and biodiversity: a comment on the debate in New Brunswick. Forestry Chronicle 81: 265-269.

Guénette, J.-S. et M.-A. Villard. 2004. Do empirical thresholds truly reflect species tolerance to habitat alteration? Ecological Bulletins 51: 163-171. PDF

Angelstam, P., S. Boutin, F.K.A. Schmiegelow, M.-A. Villard, P. Drapeau, G. Host, J. Niemela, J. Innes, G. Isachenko, T. Kuuluvainen, M. Mönkkönen, G. Niemi, J.-M. Roberge, J. Spence et D. Stone. 2004. Targets for boreal forest biodiversity conservation – a rationale for macroecological research and adaptive management. Ecological Bulletins 51: 487-509.

Villard, M.-A. et T. Pärt. 2004. Don’t put all your eggs in real nests: a sequel to Faaborg. Conservation Biology 18: 371-372. PDF

Gobeil, J.-F. et M.-A. Villard. 2002. Permeability of three boreal forest landscape types to bird movements as determined from experimental translocations. Oikos 98: 447-458. PDF

Robichaud, I., M.-A. Villard et C.S. Machtans. 2002. Effects of forest regeneration on songbird movements in a managed forest landscape of Alberta, Canada. Landscape Ecology 17: 247-262. PDF

Carignan, V. et M.-A. Villard. 2002. Selecting Indicator Species to Monitor Ecological Integrity: A Review. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 78: 45-61. PDF

Villard, M.-A. 2002. Habitat fragmentation: major conservation issue or “intellectual attractor”? Ecological Applications 12: 319-320.

Carignan, V. et M.-A. Villard. 2002. Effects of variations in micro-mammal abundance on artificial nest predation in conifer plantations and adjoining deciduous forests. Forest Ecology and Management 15: 255-265. PDF

Dumond, M., M.-A. Villard et É. Tremblay. 2001. Does coyote diet vary seasonally between a protected and an unprotected forest landscape? Écoscience 8: 301-310. PDF

Bourque, J. et M.-A. Villard. 2001. Effects of Selection Cutting and Landscape-Scale Harvesting on the Reproductive Success of Two Neotropical Migrant Bird Species. Conservation Biology 15: 184-195. PDF

Linder, E.T., M.-A. Villard, B.A. Maurer et E.V. Schmidt. 2000. Geographic range structure of North American landbirds: variation with migratory strategy, trophic level, and breeding habitat. Ecography 23: 678-686.

Gunn, J.S., A. Desrochers, M.-A. Villard, J. Bourque et J. Ibarzabal. 2000. Playbacks of Black‑capped Chickadee mobbing calls as a method to estimate reproductive success of forest birds. Journal of Field Ornithology 71: 472-483.

Dumond, M. et M.-A. Villard. 2000. Demography and body condition of coyotes (Canis latrans) in eastern New Brunswick. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 399-406. PDF

Villard, M.-A., M.K. Trzcinski et G. Merriam. 1999. Fragmentation Effects on Forest Birds: Relative Influence of Woodland Cover and Configuration on Landscape Occupancy. Conservation Biology 13:774-783. PDF

Mazerolle, M.J. et M.-A. Villard. 1999. Patch characteristics and landscape context as predictors of species presence and abundance: a review. Écoscience 6: 117-124. PDF

Robichaud, I. et M.-A. Villard. 1999. Do Black-throated Green Warblers prefer conifers? Meso- and Microhabitat Use in a Mixedwood Forest. Condor 101: 262-271. PDF

Villard, M.-A. 1998. On Forest-interior Species, Edge Avoidance, Area Sensitivity, and Dogmas in Avian Conservation. Auk 115: 801-805. PDF

Hobson, K.A. et M.-A. Villard. 1998. Forest fragmentation affects the behavioral response of American Redstarts to the threat of cowbird parasitism. Condor 100: 389-394.

Villard, M.-A. et J. Schieck. 1997. Immediate post-fire nesting by Black-backed Woodpeckers, Picoides arcticus, in northern Alberta. Canadian Field-Naturalist 111: 478-479.

Machtans, C.S., M.-A. Villard, et S.J. Hannon. 1996. Use of riparian buffer strips as movement corridors by forest songbirds. Conservation Biology 10: 1366-1379.

Maurer B.A. et M.-A. Villard. 1996. Continental scale ecology and neotropical migratory birds: How to detect declines amid the noise. Ecology 77: 1-2.

Villard M.-A. et B.A. Maurer. 1996. Geostatistics as a Tool for Examining Hypothesized Declines in Migratory Songbirds. Ecology 77: 59-68. PDF

Villard, M.-A., G. Merriam et B.A. Maurer. 1995. Dynamics in Subdivided Populations of Neotropical Migratory Birds in a Fragmented Temperate Forest. Ecology 76: 27-40. PDF

Villard, M.-A. et Taylor, P.D. 1994. Tolerance to habitat fragmentation influences the colonization of new habitat. Oecologia 98: 393-401. PDF

Maurer B.A. et M.-A. Villard. 1994. Population density. National Geographic Research and Exploration 10: 306-317.

Villard, M.-A., P.R. Martin et C.G. Drummond. 1993. Habitat Fragmentation and Pairing Success in the Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus). Auk 110: 759-768. PDF


Livres et chapitres de livres


Poulin, J.-F., D'Astous, E., Villard, M.-A., Hejl, S.J. Newlon, K.R., Mcfadzen, M.E. Young, J.S. et Ghalambor, C.K. 2013. Brown Creeper (Certhia americana), The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America Online:


Villard, M.-A. 2012. Land use intensification and the status of focal species in managed forest landscapes of New Brunswick, Canada. Pages 85-92 in Lindenmayer, D, Cunningham, S., et Young, A. (rédacteurs). Land use intensification: effects on agriculture, biodiversity and ecological processes. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australie.

Martin, J.-L., Drapeau, P., Fahrig, L., Kirk, D., Lindsay, K., Smith, A. et Villard, M.-A. 2012. Birds in cultural landscapes: actual and perceived differences between northeastern North America and western Europe. Pages 481-515 in Fuller, R.J. (rédacteur). Birds and habitat - Relationships in changing landscapes. Cambridge University Press.

Villard, M.-A. et Jonsson, B.G. (co-rédacteurs). 2009. Setting Conservation Targets for Managed Forest Landscapes. Cambridge University Press. 411 pp.

Carignan, V. et Villard, M.-A. 2004. Indicator species in environmental monitoring programs: conceptual and operational considerations. Pages 567-582 in Wiersma, G.B. (rédacteur). Environmental Monitoring. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Freemark, K.E., Bert, D. et Villard, M.-A. 2002. Patch-, landscape-, and regional-scale effects on biota. Pages 58-83 in Gutzwiller, K. (rédacteur). Concepts and applications of landscape ecology in biological conservation. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.

Villard, M.-A., Maurer, B.A., et Schmidt, E.V. 1998. Contribution of spatial modeling to avian conservation. Pages 49-64 in J. M. Marzluff et R. Sallabanks (co-rédacteurs). Avian Conservation: Research and Management. Island Press, Washington, D.C.