Emmanuelle Fréchette


Emmanuelle Fréchette
Part-time Professor

Room: GNN 276

Work E-mail: efreche2@uOttawa.ca


I am an ecophysiologist focusing on the impacts of climate change on northern latitude forest ecosystems. I specialize in tree ecosphysiology, particularly related to photosynthesis and environmental stress.

Selected publications:

  • Fréchette, E., Chang, C.Y., Ensminger I (2016) Photoperiod and temperature constraints on the relationship between the photochemical reflectance index and the light use efficiency of photosynthesis in Pinus strobus. Tree Physiology 36(3) 311-324.
  • Fréchette, E., Wong, C.Y.S., Ensminger, I. (2015) Zeaxanthin-independent energy quenching and alternative electron sinks cause a decoupling of the relation between the photosynthetic reflectance index (PRI) and photosynthesis in an evergreen conifer during spring. Journal of Experimental Botany 66(22):7309–7323.
  • Fréchette, E., Ensminger, I., Bergeron, Y., Gessler, A., Berninger, F. (2011) Will changes in root-zone temperature in boreal spring affect recovery of photosynthesis in Picea mariana and Populus tremuloides in a future climate? Tree Physiology 31, 1204-1216.

Fields of Interest

  • Plant physiology
  • Environmental Stress
  • Forest Ecology
  • Boreal forest
  • Conifers
  • Photosynthesis
  • Phenology
  • Climate change
  • Remote sensing
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