Michel Labrecque – publications

Peer-reviewed publications (selection)


  • Brereton, N.J., E. Gonzalez, J. Marleau, W. Guidi Nissim, M. Labrecque, S. Joly, et F.E. Pitre. 2016. Comparative transcriptomic approaches exploring contamination stress tolerance in Salix sp. reveal the Importance for a metaorganismal de novo assembly approach for nonmodel plants. Plant physiology, 171 (1) : 3-24.
  • Gomes, M.P., S.G. Le Manach, M. Moingt, E. Smedbol, S. Paquet, M. Labrecque, M. Lucotte et P. Juneau. 2016. Impact of phosphate on glyphosate uptake and toxicity in willow. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 304 : 269-279.
  • Guidi Nissim, W. et M. Labrecque. 2016. Planting microcuttings : An innovative method for establishing a willow vegetation cover. Ecological Engineering, 91 : 472-476.


  • Almeida-Rodríguez, A.M., M.P. Gómes, A. Loubert-Hudon, S. Joly et M. Labrecque. 2015. Symbiotic association between Salix purpurea and Rhizophagus irregularis : modulation of plant responses under copper stress. Tree physiology, tpv119 : 14 pages.
  • Berthod, N., N.J. Brereton, F.E. Pitre, et M. Labrecque. 2015. Five willow varieties cultivated across diverse field environments reveal stem density variation associated with high tension wood abundance. Frontiers in plant science, 6 : 11 pages (948).
  • Desjardins, D., F.E. Pitre, W. Guidi Nissim et M. Labrecque. 2015. Differential uptake of silver, copper and zinc suggests complementary species-specific phytoextraction potential. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 18 (6) : 598-604.
  • Gomes, M.P., S. Maccario, M. Lucotte, M. Labrecque et P. Juneau. 2015. Consequences of phosphate application on glyphosate uptake by roots : Impacts for environmental management practices. Science of The Total Environment, 537 : 115-119.
  • Gomes, M.P., S.G. Le Manach, S. Maccario, M. Labrecque, M. Lucotte et P. Juneau. 2015. Differential effects of glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) on photosynthesis and chlorophyll metabolism in willow plants. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 130 : 65-70.
  • Gonzalez, E., N.J. Brereton, J. Marleau, W. Guidi Nissim, M. Labrecque, F.E. Pitre et S. Joly. 2015. Meta-transcriptomics indicates biotic cross-tolerance in willow trees cultivated on petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil. BMC plant biology, 15 (246) : 18 pages.
  • Lupi, C., G. Larocque, A. DesRochers, M. Labrecque, A. Mosseler, J. Major, J. Beaulieu, F. Tremblay, A.M. Gordon, B.R. Thomas, A. Vézina, H. Bouafif, D. Cormier, D. Sidders, R. Krygier, N. Thevathasan, M. Riopel et B. Ferland- Raymond. 2015. Evaluating sampling designs and deriving biomass equations for young plantations of poplar and willow clones. Biomass and Bioenergy, 83 : 196-205.
  • Grenier, V., F.E. Pitre, W. Guidi Nissim et M. Labrecque. 2015. Genotypic differences explain most of the response of willow cultivars to petroleum-contaminated soil. Trees Structures and Function, 29: 871-881.
  • Lafleur, B., M. Labrecque, A.A. Arnold et N. Bélanger. 2015. Organic carbon accumulation in topsoil following afforestation with willow: emphasis on leaf litter decomposition and soil organic matter quality. Forests, 6 (3): 769-793.
  • Lauron-Moreau, A., F.E. Pitre, G.W. Argus, M. Labrecque et L. Brouillet. 2015. Phylogenetic relationships of american willows (Salix L., Salicaceae). ). PloS One, 10 (4): e0121965.
  • Guidi Nissim, W., S. Hasbroucq, H. Kadri, F.E. Pitre et M. Labrecque. 2015. Potential of selected Canadian plant species for phytoextraction of trace elements from selenium-rich soil contaminated by industrial activity. International journal of phytoremediation, 17 (8) : 745-752.
  • Guidi Nissim, W., A. Jerbi, B, Lafleur, R. Fluet et M. Labrecque. 2015. Willows for the treatment of municipal wastewater: long-term performance under different irrigation rates. Ecological Engineering, 81: 395-404.


  • Guidi Nissim, W., F.E. Pitre, H. Kadri, D. Desjardins and M. Labrecque. 2014. Early Response of willow to increasing silver concentration exposure. International Journal of Phytoremediation 16 (7-8): 660-670.
  • Mosseler, A., J.E. Major et M. Labrecque. 2014. Genetic by environment interactions of two North American Salix species assessed for coppice yield and components of growth on three sites of varying quality. Trees, 28 (5): 1401-1411.
  • Mosseler, A., J.E. Major and M. Labrecque. 2014. Growth and survival of seven native willow species on highly disturbed coal mine sites in eastern Canada. Can. J. For. Res. 44: 340-349.
  • Desjardins, D., W. Guidi Nissim, F. Pitre, A. Naud and M. Labrecque. 2014. Distribution patterns of spontaneous vegetation and pollution at a former decantation basin in southern Québec, Canada. Ecological Engineering, 64, 385–390.
  • Mosseler, A., J.E Major, M. Labrecque and G. R. Larocque. 2014. Allometric relationships in coppice biomass production in two North American willows (Salix spp.) across three different sites. Forest Ecology and Management 340: 190-196.
  • Pedrosa Gomes, M. É. Smedbol, L. Hénault-Ethier, A. Chalifour, M. Labrecque, M. Lucotte and P. Juneau. 2014. Alteration of plant physiology by glyphosate and its by-product aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) – A review. Journal of Experimental Botany. 65 (17): 4691-4703.


  • Larocque, G.R., A. DesRochers, M. Larchevêque, F. Tremblay, J. Beaulieu, A. Mosseler, J. Major, S. Gaussiran, B.R. Thomas, D. Sidders, P. Périnet, J. Kort, M. Labrecque, P. Savoie, S. Masse, O.T. Bouman1, D. Kamelchuk, L. Benomar, T. Mamashita and P. Gagné. 2013. Research on hybrid poplars and willow species for fast-growing tree plantations: its importance for growth and yield, silviculture, policy making and commercial applications. For. Chron. 89 (1): 32-41.
  • Vincent, G. and M. Labrecque. 2013. Der Botanische Garten Montreal – 78 Jahre lang gestaltet nach den Prinzipien. von Henry Teuscher The Montréal Botanical Garden: 78 years of development according to Henry Teuscher’s principles. Englera 30: 109-118.
  • Lauron-Moreau, A., F. E. Pitre, L. Brouillet and M. Labrecque. 2013. Microsatellite Markers of Willow Species and Characterization of 11 Polymorphic Microsatellites for Salix eriocephala (Salicaceae), a Potential Native Species for Biomass Production in Canada. Plants 2013 (2): 203-210.
  • Guidi, W., F. E. Pitre, T.I. Teodorescu and M. Labrecque. 2013. Long term biomass productivity of bioenergy plantations maintained in southern Quebec, Canada. Biomass and Bioenergy 56: 361-369.
  • Park, Y.-I., M. Labrecque and J.M. Lavoie. 2013. Influence of Elevated CO2 and Municipal Wastewater Feed on the Productivity, Morphology, and Chemical Composition of Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 1(11): 1348-1356.
  • Guidi-Nissim, W., A. Voicu and M. Labrecque. 2013. Willow short-rotation coppice for treatment of polluted groundwater. Ecological Engineering 62 (2014) 102– 114.


  • Lockwell, J., W. Guidi and Labrecque M. 2012. Soil carbon sequestration potential of willows in short-rotation coppice established on abandoned farm lands. Plant and Soil Volume 360 (1): 299-318.
    Guidi Nissim W. et M. Labrecque. 2012 Il salice nel controllo del degrado ambientale: L’esperienza canadese nell’ambito delle fitotecnologie. Sherwood 184: 41-45.
  • Guidi W., Kadri H., Labrecque M. 2012. Establishment techniques to using willow for phytoremediation on a former oil refinery in southern Quebec: achievements and constraints. Chemistry and Ecology 28 (1): 49-64.


  • Fillion, M. J. Brisson, W. Guidi, and M. Labrecque. 2011. Increasing phosphorus removal in willow and poplar vegetation filters using arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Ecological Eng. 37 : 199-205.
  • Guidi, W., T.I. Teodorescu and M. Labrecque. 2011. The use of non-dormant rods as planting material: a new approach to establishing willow for environmental applications. Ecological Engineering 37 (9): 1430-1433.
  • Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson , K.D. Cameron, , P. Castellano, T. Corbin, E. Fabio, G. Johnson, Y. Kuzovskina-Eischen, M. Labrecque, R. Miller, D. Sidders, L.B. Smart, S. Staver, G.R. Tanosz and K. Van Rees. 2011. Yields of willow biomass crops across a range of sites in North America. Aspects of Applied Biology 112: 67.74.
  • Cavanagh, A., M.O. Gasser and M. Labrecque. 2011. Pig slurry as fertilizer on willow plantation. Biomass and Bioenergy Volume 35 (10): 4165-4173.


  • Guidi, W. and M. Labrecque. 2010. Effects of high water supply on growth, water use and nutrient allocation in willow and poplar grown in a one- year pot trial. Water, Air & Soil Pollution 207 :85-101.
  • Bissonnette, L., M. St-Arnaud and M. Labrecque. 2010. Phytoextraction of heavy metals by two Salicaceae clones in symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi during the second year of a field trial. Plant and Soil 332:55–67.
  • Pitre, F. T.I. Teodorescu and M. Labrecque. 2010. Brownfield phytoremediation of heavy metals using Brassica and Salix supplemented with EDTA: Results of the first growing season Jour. of Environ. Science and Engi. Vol. 4(9) : 51-59.


  • Fillion, M., J. Brisson, T. I. Teodorescu, S. Sauvé and M. Labrecque. 2009. Performance of Salix viminalis and Populus nigra x P. maximowiczii in short rotation intensive culture under high irrigation. Biomass and Bioenergy 33 (9): 1271-1277.


  • Barraoui, D., M. Labrecque and J.F. Blais. 2008. Decontamination of sludge by the METIX-AC process Part I: Effects on sludge quality and leaching of chemicals. Bioressource Technology 99: 1433-1449.
  • Barraoui, D., M. Labrecque and J.F. Blais. 2008. Decontamination of sludge by the METIX-AC process, Part II: Effects on maize growth and bioaccumulation of metals. Bioresource Tech. 99: 1450-1464.
  • Kuzovkina, Y. A., M. Weih, M. A.s Romero, J. Charles, S. Hurst, I. McIvor,A. Karp, S. Trybush, M. Labrecque, T. I. Teodorescu, N. B. Singh, Y. S. Parmar, L..B. Smart and T. A. Volk. 2008. Salix: Botany and Global Horticulture. Horticultural Reviews 34:447-489.
  • Vujanovic, V. and M. Labrecque. 2008. Potentially pathogenic and biocontrol Ascomycota associated with green wall structures of basket willow (Salix viminalis L.). Biocontrol. 53 (2): 413-426.


  • Labrecque, M. and T.I. Teodorescu. 2006. Biomass production and environmental impact of willow intensive plantations in Quebec, Canada. Proceedings of the 14th European Biomass Conference. Ed. L. Sjunnesson, J.E. Carrasco, P.Helm and A. Grassi. Paris, France, 17-21 October, 2005, pp. 190-193.
  • Sean, S.T., and M. Labrecque. 2006. Use of short-rotation coppice willow clone of Salix viminalis as furnish panel production. Forest products Journal 56 (9): 47-52.


  • Labrecque, M. and T.I. Teodorescu. 2005. Research Note: Preliminary evaluation of a living willow sound barrier along a Highway in Quebec, Canada. Journal of Arboriculture 31 (2): 95-98.
  • Labrecque, M. and T.I. Teodorescu. 2005. Field performance and biomass production of 12 willow and poplars in short-rotation coppice in southern Quebec (Canada). Biomass and Bioenergy 29 (1): 1-9.
  • Roy, S., S. Labelle, P. Mehta, A. Mihoc, C. Masson, R. Leblanc, C. Gallipeau, C. Olsen, S. Delisle, M. Labrecque and C.W. Greer. 2005. Phytoremediation of heavy metal and PAH-contaminated brownfield sites. Plant and Soil 272: 277-290

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