Publications – Patrick Lenz


Beaulieu, J., S. Nadeau,  C. Ding, J. M. Celedon, A. Azaiez, C. Ritland, J‐P. Laverdière, M. Deslauriers, G. Adams, M. Fullarton, J. Bohlmann, P.R.N. Lenz  & J. Bousquet . 2020. Genomic selection for resistance to spruce budworm in white spruce and relationships with growth and wood quality traits. Evolutionary Applications (in press) (

Depardieu, C., M.P. Girardin, S. Nadeau, P. LenzJ. Bousquet & N. Isabel. 2020. Adaptive genetic variation to drought in a widely distributed conifer suggests a potential for increasing forest resilience in a drying climate. New Phytologist 227: 427–439.

Lenz, P.R.N., S. Nadeau, M.-J. Mottet, M. PerronN. IsabelJ. Beaulieu & J. Bousquet. 2020. Multi-trait genomic selection for weevil resistance, growth and wood quality traits in Norway spruce. Evolutionary Applications 13: 76-94.

Lenz, P.R.N., S. Nadeau, A. Azaïez, S. Gerardi, M. Deslauriers, M. PerronN. IsabelJ. Beaulieu & J. Bousquet. 2020. Genomic prediction for hastening and improving efficiency of forward selection in conifer polycross mating designs: an example from white spruce. Heredity 124: 562-578.


Hassegawa, M., M. Savard, P.R.N. Lenz, E. Duchateau, N. Gelinas, J. Bousquet & A. Achim. 2019. White spruce wood quality for lumber products: priority traits and their enhancement through tree improvement. Forestry. 93: 16-37.


Lenz, P., J. Beaulieu, S. Clément, S. Mansfield, M. Desponts & J. Bousquet. 2017. Factors affecting the accuracy of genomic selection for growth and wood quality traits in an advanced-breeding population of black spruce (Picea mariana). BMC Genomics 18: 335 (17p.).


Lamara, M., E. Raherison, P. Lenz, J. Beaulieu, J. Bousquet & J. MacKay. 2015. Genetic architecture of wood properties based on association analysis and co-expression networks in white spruce. New Phytologist 210: 240-255.


Lenz, P., M. Deslauriers, C.-H. Ung, J. MacKay & J. Beaulieu. 2014. What do ecological regions tell us about wood quality? A case study in eastern Canadian white spruce. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44:1383-1393.


Lenz, P., D. Auty, A. Achim, J. Beaulieu & J. Mackay. 2013. Genetic improvement of white spruce mechanical wood traits – early screening by means of acoustic velocity. Forests 4:575-594.


Lenz, P., M. Bernier-Cardou, J. MacKay & J. Beaulieu. 2012. Can wood properties be predicted from the morphological traits of a tree? A canonical correlation study of plantation-grown white spruce. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42:1518-1529.


Beaulieu, J., T. Doerksen, B. Boyle, S. Clément, M. Deslauriers, S. Beauseigle, S. Blais, P.-L. Poulin, P. Lenz, S. Caron, P. Rigault, P. Bicho, J. Bousquet & J. MacKay. 2011. Association genetics of wood physical traits in the conifer white spruce and relationships with gene expression. Genetics 188:197-214.

Lenz, P., J. MacKay, A. Rainville, A. Cloutier & J. Beaulieu. 2011. The influence of cambial age on breeding for wood properties in Picea glauca. Tree Genetics & Genomes 7:641-653.


Lenz, P., A. Cloutier, J. MacKay & J. Beaulieu. 2010. Genetic control of wood properties in Picea glauca – an analysis of trends with cambial age. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40:703-715.