Publications – Patrick Lenz


Beaulieu, J., P. Lenz & J. Bousquet. 2022. Metadata analysis indicates biased estimation of genetic parameters and gains using pedigree information instead of genomic-based approaches in tree breeding. Scientific Reports 12, 3933 (10p.).

Laverdière, J.-P., P. Lenz, S. Nadeau, C. Depardieu, N. Isabel, M. Perron, J. Beaulieu & J. Bousquet. 2022. Breeding for adaptation to climate change: genomic selection for drought response in a white spruce multi-site polycross test. Evolutionary Applications 15: 383-402. 

Rashidi-Jouybari, I., P. Lenz, J. Beaulieu, S. Nadeau, J. Bousquet & A. Achim. 2022. Multi-trait selection for improved solid wood physical and flexural properties in white spruce (Picea glauca). Forestry 75, doi:10.1093/forestry/cpac006 (12p.). In press.

Soro, A., P. Lenz, M. Hassegawa, J.-R. Roussel, J. Bousquet & A. Achim. 2022. Genetic influence on components of wood density in white spruce. Forestry 75: 153-165.


Bousquet, J., S. Gérardi, G. de Lafontaine, J.P. Jaramillo-Correa, N. Pavy, J. Prunier, P. Lenz & J. Beaulieu. 2021. Spruce population genomics. In Population Genomics: Forest Trees. Ed. O.P. Rajora. Springer. 64p.

Depardieu, C., S. Gérardi, S. Nadeau, G. Parent, J. Mackay, P. Lenz, J. Bousquet & N. Isabel. 2021. Connecting tree-ring phenotypes, association genomics, and transcriptomics to decipher the genomic architecture of drought tolerance in a widespread conifer. Molecular Ecology 30: 3898-3917 (this article was elected for the cover page of the August 2021 issue of the journal, and was also the subject of an editorial comment on pages 3893-95 of the same issue).

Girardin, M.P., N. Isabel, X.J. Guo, M. Lamothe, I. Duchesne & P. Lenz. 2021. Annual aboveground carbon uptake enhancements from assisted gene flow in boreal black spruce forests are not long-lasting. Nature Communications 12: 1169 (15p.)

Soro, A., P. Lenz, M. Hassegawa, J.-R. Roussel, J. Bousquet & A. Achim. 2021. Genetic influence on components of wood density in white spruce. Forestry 75. 13p.


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 13:2704-2722.

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.


Housset, J. M., S. Nadeau, N. Isabel, C. Depardieu, I. Duchesne, P. Lenz,
& M.P. Girardin. 2018. Tree rings provide a new class of phenotypes for genetic
associations that foster insights into adaptation of conifers to climate
change. New Phytologist. 218:630–645.


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.