Publications:

2016

  • Holmes, I., Kirby, K. and Potvin, C. Agroforestry within REDD+: Experiences of an indigenous Emberá community in Panama. Agroforestry Systems (In press, August 14, 2016)
  • Sharma, D., Holmes, I., Vergara-Asenjo, G., Miller, W.N., Cunampio, M., Cunampio, R.B., Cunampio, M.B., Potvin, C. 2016. A comparison of influences on the landscape of two social-ecological systems. Land Use Policy 57 (2016) 499–513.
  • Cameron, L., Sheppard, S. and Potvin, C. 2016. Characterizing desired futures of Canadian communities. Futures 82: 37-51.
  • Sardain, A., Tang, C. and Potvin, C. Towards a Dashboard of Sustainability Indicators for Panama: A Participatory Approach. Ecological Indicators (In press, 8 April 2016).
  • Guerrero, N., Craven D., Turner, B., Potvin, C., Mession, C. and Handa T. 2016. Root quality and decomposition environment, but not tree species richness, drive root decomposition in tropical forests. Plant and Soil 399(1-2): 1-15.
  • Verheyen, K. et al. 2016. Contributions of a global network of tree diversity experiments to sustainable forest plantations. Ambio 45(1): 29-41.

2015

2014

  • Gerardo Vergara-Asenjo and Catherine Potvin. 2014. Forest protection and tenure status: The key role of indigenous peoples and protected areas in Panama. Global Enviromental Change 28: 205-215.
  • Ignacia Holmes and Catherine Potvin. 2014. Avoiding Re-Inventing the Wheel in a People-Centered Approach to REDD+. Contributed paper in Conservation Biology. DOI:10.1111/cobi.12301
  • Jurgis Sapijanskas, Alain Paquette, Catherine Potvin, Norbert Kunert, and Michel Loreau. 2014. Tropical tree diversity enhances light capture through crown plasticity and spatial and temporal niche differences Ecology. doi.org/10.1890/13-1366.1
  • Amado, A., Peterson St-Laurent G., Potvin C., Llapur, R. 2014. Modelo para su resolución en preparación para la protección de bosques. Panamá. in Experiencias Latinoamericanas en el Abordaje de Conflictos. Ed. Alicia Pfund. Universidad por la Paz. San Jose, Costa rica. ISBN 978-9977-925-84-4

2013

  • Catherine Potvin and Javier Mateo-Vega 2013. Curb indigenous fears of REDD+. [Correspondence] Nature 500: 400
  • Pelletier, J, Martin, D. and Potvin, C. 2013. REDD+ emissions estimation and reporting: dealing with uncertainty. Environmental Research Letters: 8   Issue: 3 Article Number: 034009
  • Sprenger, M., Oelmann, Y., Weihermüller, L., Wolf, S., Wilcke, W. and Potvin, C. 2013. Tree species and tree diversity effect on soil water seepage in tropical plantations. Forest Ecology and Management  309 SI: 76-86.
  • Riedel, J., Dorn, S., Plath, M., Potvin, C., and Mody, K. 2013. Time matters: temporally changing effects of planting schemes and insecticide treatment on native timber tree performance on former pasture. Forest Ecology and Management 297: 49-56.
  • Sapijanskas, J., Potvin, C. and Loreau, M. 2013. Beyond shading: litter production by neighbors contributes to over yielding in tropical trees. Ecology 94: 941-952.
  • Peterson St-Laurent, G., Gélinas, N. and Potvin, C. 2013. REDD+ and the Agriculture Frontier: Understanding Colonist’s Utilization of the Territory. Land Use Policy 31(SI): 516-525.
  • Gregory P Asner, Joseph Mascaro, Christopher Anderson, David E Knapp, Roberta E Martin,
    Ty Kennedy-Bowdoin, Michiel van Breugel, Stuart Davies, Jefferson S Hall, Helene C Muller-Landau,
    Catherine Potvin, Wayne Sousa, Joseph Wright and Eldridge Bermingham. 2013. High-fidelity national carbon mapping for resource management and REDD+. Carbon Balance and Management 8 (7): 1-14.

2012

2011

  • Wolf, S., Eugster, W., Potvin, C., Turner, B. and Buchmann, N. 2011. Carbon sequestration potential of tropical pasture compared with afforestation in Panama. Global Change Biology 17: 2763-2780.
  • Pelletier, J., Ramankutty, N. and Potvin, C. (2011) Diagnosing the uncertainty and detectability of emission reductions for REDD+ under current capabilities: an example for Panama. Environmental Research Letters 6 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/024005
    >> download Supplementary Material for the article
  • Ruiz-Jaen, M.C. and Potvin, C. 2011. Can we predict carbon stocks in tropical ecosystems from tree diversity? Comparing species and functional diversity ina plantation and natural forest. New Phytologist 189: 978-987.
  • Povin, C., Mancilla, L., Buchmann, N., Monteza, J., Moore, T., Murphy, M., Oelmann, Y., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Turner, B. L., Wilcke, W., Zeugin, F. and Wolf, S. 2011. An ecosystem approach to biodiversity effects: Carbon pools in a tropical tree plantation. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 1614-1624.
  • Plath, M., Mody, K., Potvin, C. and Dorn, S. 2011. Establishment of native tropical timber trees in monoculture and mixed-species plantations: Small-scale effects on tree performance and insect herbivory. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 741-750.
  • Plath, M., Mody, K., Potvin, C. and Dorn, S. 2011. Do multipurpose companion trees affect high value timber trees in a silvopastoral plantation system? Agroforest System 81: 79-92.
  • Wolf, S., Eugster, W., Potvin, C. and Buchmann, N. 2011. Strong seasonal variations in net ecosystem CO2 exchange of a tropical pasture and afforestation in Panama. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151: 1139-1151.
  • Potvin, C., Mancilla, L., Buchmann, N., Monteza, J., Moore, T., Murphy, M., Oelmann, Y., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Turner, B. L., Wilcke, W., Zeugin, F. and Wolf, S. 2011. An ecosystem approach to biodiversity effects: carbon pools in a tropical tree plantation. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 1614-1624.

2010

  • Zeugin, F., Potvin, C., Jansa, J. and Scherer-Lorenzen, M.. 2010. Is tree diversity an important driver for phosphorus and nitrogen acquisition of a young tropical plantation? Forest Ecology and Management 260: 1424-1433.
  • Ruiz-Jaen, MC and C. Potvin 2010. Tree diversity explained patterns of variation in ecosystem function in a neotropical forest. Biotropica 42(6): 638-646.
  • Potvin, C. Oelmann, Y., Potvin, C., Mark, T., Werther, L., Tapernon, S. and, Wilcke, W. 2010. Tree mixture effects on aboveground nutrient pools of trees in an experimental plantation in Panama. Plant and Soil 326 Sp. Iss. SI: 199-212.
  • Sarlo, M, Healy, C and Potvin C. 2010. Tropical tree plantations with native species: linking carbon storage with concerns for biodiversity in. Dallmeier, F., A. Fenech, D. Maciver, and R. Szaro (ed.) Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainability in the Americas. A Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, D.C. p. 103-122.
  • Oelmann, Y., Potvin, C., Mark, T., Werther, L., Tapernon, S. and Wilcke, W. 2010. Tree mixtures effects on aboveground nutrient pools of trees in an experimental plantation in Panama. Plant Soil 326: 199-212.
  • Zeugin, F., Potvin, C., Jansa, J. and Scherer-Lorenzen, M. 2010. Is tree diversity an important driver for phosphorus and nitrogen acquisition of a young tropical planatation? Forest Ecology and Management 260: 1424-1433.

2009

  • Potvin, C. and Dutilleul, P. 2009. Neighborhood effects and size-asymmetric competition in a tree plantation varying in diversity. Ecology 90(2): 321-327.
  • Paquette, A., Hawryshyn, J., Vyta Senikas, A. and Potvin, C. 2009. Enrichment Planting in Secondary Forests: a Promising Clean Development Mechanism to Increase Terrestrial Carbon Sinks. Ecology and Society 14 (1): 31.
  • Sarlo, M, Healy, C and Potvin C. 2009. Tropical tree plantations with native species: linking carbon storage with concerns for biodiversity in. Dallmeier, F., A. Fenech, D. Maciver, and R. Szaro (ed.) Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainability in the Americas. A Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, D.C. (October 8th 2008)
  • Isenberg, J.  and Potvin, C.  Financing REDD in Developing Countries: A Supply and Demand Analysis. Climate Policy (In press  November 25th 2009)
  • Oestreicher, J.S., Benessaiah, K., Ruiz-Jaen, M.C., Sloan, S., Turner, K., Pelletier, K., Guay, B., Clark, K.E., Roche, D.E., Meiners, M., and C. Potvin. 2009. Avoiding deforestation in Panamanian protected areas: An analysis of protection effectiveness and implications for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Global Environmental Change 19: 279-291.

2008

  • Healey, C., Gotelli, N. and Potvin, C. 2008. Partitioning the effects of biodiversity and environmental heterogeneity for productivity and mortality in a tropical tree plantation. Journal of Ecology 96: 903-913.
  • Potvin, C. and Gotelli, N. 2008. Biodiversity enhances individual performance but does not affect survivorship in tropical trees. Ecology Letters 11: 217-223.
  • Coll, L., Potvin, C., Messier, C. and Delagrange, S. 2008. Carbon storage, allocation patterns and root architecture of tropical trees with contrasting shade tolerance in young mixed plantations. Trees - Structure and Function 22: 585-596.
  • Murphy, M., Balser, T., Buchmann, N., Hann, V. and Potvin, C. 2008. Linking tree biodiversity to belowground process in a young tropical plantation: impacts on soil CO2 flux. Forest Ecology and Management 255: 2577-2588.
  • Delagrange, S., Coll, L, Messier, Ch, and Potvin, C. 2008. Linking multiple-level tree traits with biomass accumulation in native tree species used for reforestation in Panama. Trees - Structure and Function 22: 337-349.
  • Schwendenmann L., Pendall, E. and Potvin C. Surface soil organic carbon pool, mineralization rates and CO2 efflux under different land-use types in Central Panama. 2007. In: Tscharntke T, Leuschner Ch, Guhardja E, Zeller M (eds.) “The stability of tropical rainforest margins: linking ecological, economic and social constraints of land use and conservation.” Series:  Environmental Science. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York. p. 109-131.
  • Potvin, C. and Bovarnick, A. 2008.  Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries: Key actors, negotiations and actions. In Press - Carbon and Climate Law Review Special Edition: Climate Policy, Carbon Markets and Forestry, Legal Essays (August 4th 2008). [online]
  • Potvin, C., Guay, B. and Pedroni, L. 2008. Implementing the mechanisms proposed to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation: A case study with Panama. Climate Policy 8: 23-40.
  • Coomes, O.T., Grimard, F., Potvin, C. and Sima, P. 2008. The fate of tropical forest: carbon or cattle? Ecological Economics 65: 207-212.

2007

  • Scherer-Lorensen, M, Bonilla, J.L. and Potvin, C.  2007. Tree species richness affects litter production and decomposition dynamics in a tropical biodiversity experiment.  Oikos 116:2108-2124.
  • Potvin, C.,  Tschakert, P, Lebel, F, Kirby, K, Barrios, H, Bocariza J, Caisamo, J,  Caisama, L, Cansari, C, Casamá, J, Casamá, M,  Chamorra, L,  Dumasa, N, Goldenberg, S, Guainora, V, Hayes, P, Moore, T1 and Ruíz, J.  2007. A participatory approach to the establishment of a baseline scenario for a reforestation CDM project.  Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 12(8): 1341-1362.
  • Kirby, KR and Potvin, C. 2007. Species-level management in carbon sink projects: a case study from an Embera territory in eastern Panama. Forest Ecology and Management 246:208-221.
    [appendix to article]
  • Tschakert, P., Coomes O., and Potvin C. 2007. Indigenous livelihoods, slash-and-burn-agriculture and carbon stocks in Eastern Panama. Ecological Economics 60: 807-820.
  • Potvin, C., Chapin III, FS, Gonzalez, A., Leadley, P., Reich, P. and Roy, J. 2007. Plant biodiversity and responses to elevated carbon dioxide. Terrestrial Ecosystems in a changing world. (eds Canadell, J., Pataki, D. and Pitelka, L.). Spinger-Verlag. Chapter 9.
  • Potvin, C., Coomes, OT and Grimard, F.  2007.  Will RED work where it should?  Science July 10th 2007

2005

  • Potvin, C., Barrios, H., Molina, N. and Provost, M. 2005. Conservation of indigenous medicinal plants and associated knowledge: a case study from the Embera community of Ipeti, Panama. In Proceedings of the International Symposium Biodiversity and health (eds Arnason, J.T., Catling, P.M., Small, E., Dang, P.T. and Lambert, J.D.H.) CNR press, pp. 25-31.
  • Potvin, C., C. Owen, S. Melzi and P. Beaucage. 2005.  Ecological and socioeconomic analyses of four coffee producing villages of Mexico. Ecology and Society 10 (1): 18.

2004

  • Scherer-Lorenzen, M., C. Potvin, J. Koricheva, B. Schmid, A. Hector, Z. Bornik, G. Reynolds, E.-D. Schulze. 2004. The design of experimental tree plantations for functional biodiversity research. In M. Scherer-Lorenzen, C.  Körner, E.-D. Schulze, editors. The functional significance of forest diversity. Ecological Studies. Vol. 176. Springer, Heidelberg, New York. pp. 347-376
  • Potvin, C., Whidden, E. and Moore, T. 2004. A case study of carbon pools under three different land-uses in Panama. Climatic Change 67: 291-307.
  • Dalle, S.P. & Potvin, C. 2004. Conservation of useful plants: an evaluation of local priorities from two indigenous communities in eastern Panama.  Economic Botany 58 (1): 38-57.
  • Potvin, C. & Barrios, H. 2004. Conservation of medicinal plants in an Emberá community of Panama: property rights and knowledge transmission. Medicinal Plant Conservation 9/10: 14-18.

2003

  • Kraenzel, M.B., T. Moore, A. Castillo and C. Potvin. 2003. Carbon storage of harvest-age teak (Tectona grandis) plantations, Panama.  Forest Ecology and Management. 173:213-225
  • Elias, M. and C. Potvin 2003. Assessing intra- and inter-specific variation in trunk carbon concentration for 32 neotropical tree species. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 33: 1039-1045.
  • Potvin, C., R. Cansari, J. Hutton, I. Caisamo and B. Pacheco.  2003. Preparation for propagation: Understanding germination of Giwa (Astrocaryum standleyanum), wagara (Sabal mauritiiformis) and eba (Socratea exorrhiza) for future cultivation.  Biodiversity and Conservation 12 (11): 2161-2171.
  • Potvin, C. and H. Barrios. 2003. Conservation of medicinal plants in an Emberá community of Panamá: property rights and knowledge transmission. IUCN Newsletter (Accepted 21-03-03)

2002

  • B. Wilsey, G. Parent, N. Roulet, T. Moore and C. Potvin. 2002. Tropical pasture carbon cycling: relationships between C source/sink strength, aboveground biomass, and grazing. Ecol. Letters. 5(3): 367-376.
  • Potvin, C., G. Patenaude, K. O'Badaki, J. Hutton and J.-P. Revérét. 2002.  Implementation of article 8j of the Convention of Biological Diversity: Cultural differences, and conservation priorities.  in  P. Le Prestre, editor. Governing Global Biodiversity: The Evolution and Implementation of the Convention of Biological Diversity. Ashgate Pub. U.K. Pp. 159-176.
  • Dalle, S.P., H. Lopez, D . Diaz, P. Legendre and C. Potvin. 2002. Initial assessment of the distribution and habitat associations of useful plants on an indigenous territory, Darien Province, Panama. Biodiversity and Conservation 11(4): 637-667.

2001

  • Potvin, C. ANOVA: Experiments layout and analysis. 2001 in (S. Scheiner and J. Gurevitch). Design and analysis of ecological experiments. Oxford University Press. Pp. 63-76.
  • Potvin, C., M. Kraenzel and G. Seutin (eds). 2001. Protecting Biological Diversity: Roles and Responsibilities. McGill Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston, London, Ithaca. pp. 151.

2000

  • Wilsey, B.J. and C. Potvin. 2000. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: the importance of species evenness and identity in a Quebec old field. Ecology 81:887-892.
  • Filion, M., P. Dutilleul, C. Potvin. 2000 Optimal design for FACE ring experiments. Global Change Biology 6: 843-854.

1997

  • Vasseur, L. and C. Potvin. 1997. Natural pasture community response to enriched CO2 atmosphere. Plant Ecology 135: 31-41.
  • Taylor, K. and C. Potvin. 1997. Understanding the long-term effect of CO2 enrichment on a pasture: the importance of disturbance. Canadian Journal of Botany 75: 1621-1627.
  • Potvin, C. and L. Vasseur. 1997. Long-term CO2 enrichment of a pasture community: Species diversity and dominance pattern. Ecology 78: 666-667.
  • Potvin, C. and D. Tousignant. 1997. Evolutionary consequences of simulated global change: Genetic versus plastic responses. Oecologia 108: 683-693.
  • Cantin, D., C. Potvin, M.J. Lechowicz and M.F. Tremblay. 1997 Jack pine in the year 2050: Genetic variability, physiology and biomass allocation. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 27: 510-520.
  • Potvin, C. and D. Tousignant. 1997. Evolutionary consequences of simulated global change: Genetic versus plastic responses. Oecologia 108: 683-693.
  • Potvin, C. 1997. La biodiversité pour le biologiste: "protéger" ou "conserver" la nature? in M.-H. Parizeau, editor. La biodiversité. Tout préserver ou tout cultiver? p. 37-46. De Boeck Université.

1996

  • Stewart, J. and C. Potvin. 1996. Effects of elevated CO2 on an artificial grassland community: Competition, invasion and neighborhood growth. Functional Ecology 10: 157.
  • Tousignant, D. and C. Potvin. 1996. Selective responses to global change: Experimental results on Brassica juncea (L.) Czern. in Ch. Körner and F.A. Bazzaz, editors. Carbon dioxide, populations and communities. Physiological Ecology Series, Academic Press, San Diego, p. 23-30.

1995

  • Dutilleul, P. and Potvin, C. 1995. Among-environment heteroscedasticity and genetic autocorrelation: Implications for the study of phenotypic plasticity. Genetics 139: 1815-1829.
  • Wang, Z.M., M.J. Lechowicz and C. Potvin. 1995. Responses of black spruce seedlings to simulated present versus future seedbed environments. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 25: 545-554.

1994

  • Wang, Z.M., M.J. Lechowicz and C. Potvin. 1994. Early selection of black spruce seedlings and global change: Which genotypes should we favor? Ecological Applications 4: 604-616.

1993

  • Potvin, C. and D. Roff. 1993. Distribution-free methods: Viable alternatives to parametric statistics. Ecology: 74: 17-28.
  • Potvin, C. and J. Travis. 1993. Concluding remarks: A drop in the ocean... Ecology: 74: 1674-1676.
  • Potvin, C. 1993. ANOVA: Experiments in controlled environments. Pages 46-68 in S. Scheiner and J. Gurrevitch, editors. Design and Analysis of Ecological Experiments. Chapman and Hall.

1990

  • Potvin, C., M.J. Lechowicz and S. Tardif. 1990. The statistical analysis of ecophysiological response curves obtained from experiments involving repeated measures. Ecology 71: 1389-1400.
  • Potvin, C., M.J. Lechowicz, G. Bell and D. Schoen. 1990. Spatial, temporal and species-specific patterns of heterogeneity in growth chamber experiments. Canadian Journal of Botany 68: 499-504.
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