Book Chapters­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

  • Solarik, K.A., Spence, J.R. (In Press). The Experiment. In J.R. Spence et al The EMEND Experiment: Guidance from a decade for boreal forestry of the future.
  • Solarik, K.A., Spence, J.R., Volney, W.J. (In Press). Growth of the forest before and after application of variable retention harvest. In J.R. Spence et al The EMEND Experiment: Guidance from a decade for boreal forestry of the future.
  • Solarik, K.A., Lieffers, V.J., Spence, J.R., Sidders, D. & Volney, W.J. (In Press). Silvicultural implications of green-tree retention harvests in the boreal forest. In J .R. Spence et al, The EMEND Experiment: Guidance from a decade for boreal forestry of the future.

Peer-Reviewed Published Work

  • Solarik, K.A., Spence, J.R., Langor, D.W., Archibald, T., Bergeron, C., Volney, J.W.A. Prescribed Fires: Lessons Learned from EMEND. (In Prep).
  • Solarik, K.A., Messier, C., Bergeron, Y., and Gravel, D. Priority effects are preventing range shifts of temperate tree species into the boreal forest. (In Prep).
  • Solarik, K.A., Gravel, D., Ouimet, R., Bergeron, Y., Messier, C. Local adaptation of trees at the range margins slows range shifts in the face of climate change. (In Prep).
  • Ameztegui,A., Solarik, K.A., Parkins, J.R., Houle, D., Messier, C., Gravel, D. Integration of climate change into forest management: views from different stakeholders across Canada. (Submitted).
  • Solarik, K., Gravel, D., Ameztegui, A., Bergeron, Y., Messier, C. Assessing tree germination resilience to global warming: A manipulative experiment using sugar maple (Acer saccharum). Seed Science Research. 26, 153-164 (Download).
  • Talluto, M.V., Boulangeat, I., Ameztegui, A., Aubin, I., Berteaux, D., Butlet, A., Cyr, D., Doyon, F., Drever, R., Fortin.M-A., Francescini, T., Lienard, J., McKenney, D., Solarik, K.A., Strigul, N., Thuiller, W., Gravel, D. (2015). Cross-scale integration of data and knowledge for predicting species ranges. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 25:2: 238-249. (Download)
  • Solarik, K.A. (2015). Modelling Climate Change Impact on Tree Regeneration and Future Migration. BC Forest Professional. 22:4.18-19. (Download)
  • Solarik, K.A., Lieffers, V.J., Volney, W.J. (2012). The interaction between retention harvests and natural regeneration. EMEND Insights #1. 6p.(Download)
  • Solarik, K.A., Volney, W.J., Lieffers, V.J., Spence, J.R, Hamann, A. (2012). Factors affecting white spruce and aspen survival after partial harvest. Journal of Applied Ecology. 49(1): 145-154.(Download)
  • Solarik, K.A., Lieffers, V.J., Volney, W.J., Pelletier, R., Spence, J.R. (2010). Seed tree density, variable retention and stand composition influence recruitment of white spruce in the boreal mixedwood forests. Can. J. For. Res. 40(9): 1821–1832.(Download)


Solarik, K.A. (Submitted). Limited Migration: Will Sugar Maple Tap out to Climate Change. Doctoral Thesis, Université du Québec à Montréal. 213pg. 

Solarik, K.A. (2010). Variable Retention Harvesting: Mortality of Residual Trees and Natural Regeneration of White Spruce. Masters Thesis, University of Alberta. 110pg.(Download)


  • McCavour, M.J., McNair, S., Tittler, R., Gervais, D., Solarik, K.A., Greene, D.F., Messier, C. 2011. The effect of forest harvest residue removal on biodiversity in northwest Ontario with special reference to the hardwood component. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. 109p.