CERC - Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier


Debra Christiansen-Stowe

Assistant Coordinator

Contact information:
Université Laval,
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Local VCH-2064C,
Quebec, (Quebec) G1V 0A6 Canada

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


M. Sc. Forest Ecophysiology (2001)
Université Laval, Quebec, QC Canada

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

Past Employement :

2001-2011: Département de sciences du bois et de la forêt, Université Laval
• Assistant Network Manager, Canadian Carbon Program
• Management of network research projects

2000-present: Freelance translator, scientific editor

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


Bakry, M., Lamhamedi, M.S., Caron, J., Bernier, P.Y., 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. Valorization and composting of branches of fast-growing forest species in arid regions: I. Chemical characteristics of composts and their use for the production of tree seedlings. 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. 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. DOI 10.1007/s11056-011-9247-y.

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 ans consequences for plant production. Phytoprotection. 90:117-120.

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.

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.