Publications – Michael Stoehr

This researcher no longer works for the B.C. Government.


Listed in order of publication date.

2016 to 2020:


  • Filipescu, C.N., Stoehr, M.U. and Pigott, D.R. 2018. Variation of lumber properties in genetically improved full-sib families of Douglas-fir in British Columbia, Canada. Forestry, doi:10.1093/forestry/cpy011


  • Thistlethwaite, F.R., Ratcliffe, B., Klápště, J., Porth, I., Chen, C., Stoehr, M.U. and El-Kassaby, Y.A. 2017. Genomic prediction accuracies in space and time for height and wood density of Douglas-fir using exome capture as the genotyping platform. BMC Genomics 18, (2017).
  • Stoehr, M. and Webber. J. 2017. Orchard pollen contamination: Joint estimation of realized levels on current growth and future effects on volume and value at rotation in coastal Douglas-fir in British Columbia. Scand. J. For. Res. DOI: 10.1080/02827581.2017.1316420
  • Cappa, E.P. and Stoehr, M.U. 2017. A combined analysis in complementary progeny tests: effects on breeding value accuracies. Silvae Genet DOI: 10.1515/sg2016-0005.


  • Cappa, E.P., Stoehr, M.U., Xie, C.-Y., and Yanchuk, A.D. 2016. Identification and joint modeling of competition effects and environmental heterogeneity in three Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii ) trials. Tree Genet and Genomes: DOI: 10.1007/s11295-016-1061-4.

2011 to 2015:


  • Kranabetter, J.M., Stoehr, M.U. and O’Neill, G.A. 2015. Ectomycorrhizal fungal maladaptation and growth reductions associated with assisted migration of Douglas-fir. New Phytol. (in press).
  • Stoehr, M., P.K. Ott, and J. Woods. 2015. Inbreeding in mid-rotation coastal Douglas-fir: implications for breeding. Annals of Forest Science 72(2): 195-204.
  • Kranabetter, J.M., Stoehr, M., O'Neill, G.A., 2015. Ectomycorrhizal fungal maladaptation and growth reductions associated with assisted migration of Douglas-fir. New Phytologist 206: 1135–1144 doi: 10.1111/nph.13287



  • Adam, R.P. and Stoehr, M.U. 2013. Multivariate detection of hybridization using conifer terpenes II. Analysis of terpene inheritance patterns in Pseudotsuga menziesii F1 hybrids. Phytologia 95(1) 42-57.



  • El-Kassaby, Y.A., S. Mansfield, F. Isik, and M. Stoehr. 2011. In situ wood quality assessment in Douglas-fir. Tree Genetics Genomes 7:553-561. 
  • Stoehr, M., J. Woods, and A. Yanchuk. 2011. Selection Approaches in High-Elevation Coastal Douglas-fir in The Presence of GxE Interactions. Silvae Genetica 60(2):79-84. 
  • Stoehr, M., J. Woods, K. Bird, and L. Hayton. 2011. Verifying genetic gain estimates in coastal Douglas-fir in British Columbia. B.C. Min. For. Range, For. Sci. Prog., Victoria, B.C. Exten. Note 104. 
  • Krakowski, J. and M.U. Stoehr. 2011. Douglas-fir Provenance Survival and Growth in the British Columbia South Submaritime Seed Planning Zone. Know. Manage. Br. Nat. Resource Sec., Victoria, B.C. Exten. Note 105. 
  • Mullin, T.J., Andersson, B., Bastien, J.-C., Beaulieu, J., Burdon, R.D., Dvorak, W.S., King, J.N., Kondo, T., Krakowski, J., Lee, S.J., McKeand, S.E., Pâques, L., Raffin, A., Russell, J., Skrøppa, T., Stoehr, M., and Yanchuk, A.D.  2011.  Chapter 2: Economic importance, breeding objectives and achievements.  Pp. 40-127. In: Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Conifers.  Edited by: C. Plomion, J. Bousquet and C. Kole.  Science Publishers, Inc., Enfield, NH; Edenbridge Ltd., UK.
  • Stoehr, M.U. and Y.A. El-Kassaby. 2011. Challenges facing the forest industry in relation to seed dormancy and seed quality. Methods Mol. Biol. 773:3-15.
  • Woods, J. and M. Stoehr. 2011. Seedlot Genetic Worth Values Verified for Coastal Douglas-fir at Age 12. Forest Genetics Council of British Columbia, Factsheet 2. 2pp

2006 to 2010


  • Lai, B.S.K., T. Funda, C. Liewlaksaneeyanawin, J. Klapste, A. Van Niejenhuis, C. Cook, M.U. Stoehr, J.H. Woods, and Y.A. El-Kassaby. 2010. Pollination dynamics in a Douglas-fir seed orchard as revealed by pedigree reconstruction. Ann. For. Sci. 67(8) Article 808. 8 pp. 
  • McAuley, L. and M. Stoehr. 2010. State of British Columbia Forest 2010 Report: Assessing the Genetic Diversity of the Province’s Managed Forests. TICtalk 10(1):15-17.
  • Stoehr, M., K. Bird, G. Nigh, J. Woods, and A. Yanchuk. 2010. Realized genetic gains in coastal Douglas-fir in British Columbia: Implications for growth and yield projections. Silvae Genetica 59(5):223-233. 



  • El-Kassaby, Y.A., I. Moss, D. Kolotelo, and M.U. Stoehr. 2008. Seed germination: mathematical representation and parameters extraction. For. Sci. 54(2):220-227.
  • O'Neill, G.A., N.K. Ukrainetz, M.R. Carlson, C.V. Cartwright, B.C. Jaquish, J.N. King, J. Krakowski, J.H. Russell, M.U. Stoehr, C-Y. Xie, and A.D. Yanchuk. 2008. Assisted migration to address climate change in British Columbia: recommendations for interim seed transfer standards. B.C. Min. For. Range, Res. Br., Victoria, B.C. Tech. Rep. 048.
  • Stoehr, M., A. Yanchuk, C-Y. Xie, and L. Sanchez. 2008. Gain and diversity in advanced generation coastal Douglas-fir selections for seed production populations. Tree Genetics Genomes 4(2):193-200.
  • Ukrainetz, N.K., K-Y. Kang, S.N. Aitken, M.U. Stoehr, and S.D. Mansfield. 2008. Heritability and phenotypic and genetic correlations of coastal Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) wood quality traits. Can. J. For. Res. 38(6):1536-1546. 
  • Webber, J. and M. Stoehr. 2008. Estimating Pollen Contamination in Coastal Seed Orchards. TICtalk 9(1):14-19. 


  • El-Kassaby, Y.A., M.U. Stoehr, D. Reid, C.G. Walsh, and T.E. Lee. 2007. Clonal-row versus random seed orchard designs: interior spruce mating system evaluation. Can. J. For. Res. 37(3):690-696.


  • Stoehr, M., H. Mehl, G. Nicholson, G. Pieper, and C. Newton. 2006. Evaluating supplemental mass pollination efficacy in a lodgepole pine orchard in British Columbia using chloroplast DNA markers. New Forests 31(1):83-90.

2000 to 2005


  • Stoehr, M.U., G.A. O'Neill, C.A. Hollefreund, and A.D. Yanchuk. 2005. Within and among family variation of orchard and wild-stand progeny of interior spruce in British Columbia. Tree Genetics Genomes 1(2):64-68.


  • Carlson, M., C. Cartwright, B. Jaquish, J. King, S. L'Hirondelle, G. O'Neill, J. Russell, M. Stoehr, C-Y. Xie, and A. Yanchuk. 2004. British Columbia Ministry of Forests Forest Genetics Research and Tree Breeding Program. In: Simpson, J.D. (editor). Proceedings of the 29th Meeting of the Canadian Tree Improvement Association. July 26-29, 2004, Kelowna, BC. pp.91-100. [PDF, 1.6MB]
  • Stoehr, M., J. Webber, and J. Woods. 2004. Protocol for rating seed orchard seedlots in British Columbia: quantifying genetic gain and diversity. Forestry 77(4):297-303.
  • Stoehr, M.U., J.E. Webber, C.A. Hollefreund, and R.A. Painter. 2004. Potential pollen contamination effects on progeny from an off-site Douglas-fir seed orchard: 9-year field results. Can. J. For. Res. 34(4):981-984.


  • Nelson, R.J., M. Stoehr, G. Cooper, C. Smith, and H. Mehl. 2003. High levels of chloroplast genetic variation differentiate coastal and interior Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) lineages in southern British Columbia. For. Gen. 10(2):153-157. 


  • Stoehr, M.U. and C.H. Newton. 2002. Evaluation of mating dynamics in a lodgepole pine seed orchard using chloroplast DNA markers. Can. J. For. Res. 32(3):469-476. 



  • McAuley, L., M. Stoehr, and J. Woods. 2000. Genetic worth - rating genetic quality. TICtalk 3(1):19-20.
  • Stoehr, M.U. 2000. Seed production of western larch in tree-seed systems in the southern interior of British Columbia. For. Ecol. Manage. 130:7-15.

1999 and earlier:


  • Shearer, R.C., M.U. Stoehr, J.E. Webber, and S.D. Ross. 1999. Seed cone production enhanced by injecting 38-year-old Larix occidentalis Nutt. With GA4/7. New Forests 18(3):289-300.


  • Stoehr, M.U., B.L. Orvar, T.M. Vo, J.R. Gawley, J.E. Webber, and C.H. Newton. 1998. Application of a chloroplast DNA marker in seed orchard management evaluations of Douglas-fir. Can. J. For. Res. 28(2):187-195.
  • Stoehr, M.U., M.C. Mullen, D.L.S. Harrison, and J.E. Webber. 1998. Evaluating pollen competition in Douglas-fir using a chloroplast DNA marker. For. Gen. 6(1):49-53. 
  • Stoehr, M.U., S.J. L'Hirondelle, W.D. Binder, and J.E. Webber. 1998. Parental environment after-effects on germination, growth and adaptive traits in selected white spruce families. Can. J. For. Res. 28(3):418-426


  • Stoehr, M.U. and Y.A. El-Kassaby. 1997. Levels of genetic diversity at different stages of the domestication cycle of interior spruce in British Columbia. Theor. Appl. Genet. 94(1):83-90. 


  • Stoehr, M.U. 1996. What’s Happening in Research? - Genetic Diversity is Not Reduced by Tree Improvement in Interior Spruce. TICtalk 1(1):11



  • L'Hirondelle, S.J., W.D. Binder, M.U. Stoehr, and J.E. Webber. 1995. Seed orchard after-effects: Morphological and physiological traits of interior spruce progeny from two breeding environments. 15th Annual Forest and Tree Related Research Colloquium, University of Victoria, Victoria BC.
  • Stoehr, M., C. Hollefreund, J. Webber, C. Hewson, and S. Ross. 1995. Effects of crown pruning on seed and pollen cone production in two lodgepole pine seed orchards in British Columbia. New Forests 10(2):133-143. 


  • Xie, C-Y., J.G. Woods, and M.U. Stoehr. 1994. Effects of seed orchard inputs on estimating effective population size of seedlots -- a computer simulation. Silvae Genetica 43(2-3):145-154.
  • Stoehr, M.U., J.E. Webber, and R.A. Painter. 1994. Pollen contamination effects on progeny from an off-site Douglas-fir seed orchard. Can. J. For. Res. 24(10):2113-2117.


  • Stoehr, M.U. and R.S. Singh. 1993. Restriction map and polymorphisms of nuclear ribosomal genes of Populus balsamifera. Tree Physiol. 12(4):419-425. 
  • Webber, J.E. and M.U. Stoehr. 1993. IUFRO Symposium discusses seed production research. B.C. Min. For., For. Serv. News 3(9):15. [Link]
  • Newton, C.H., B. Gawley, B.S. Sutton, M.U. Stoehr, R.A. Painter, and J.E. Webber. 1993. Application of hypervariable Douglas-fir cpDNA in paternity analysis. Poster presentation, IUFRO Symposium on the Biology and Control of Reproductive Processes in Forest Trees, August 22-26, 1993, Victoria, B.C.


  • Stoehr, M.U. and L. Zsuffa. 1990. Genetic evaluation of haploid clonal lines of a single donor plant of Populus maximowiczii. Theor. Appl. Genet. 80:470-474.
  • Stoehr, M.U. and L. Zsuffa. 1990. Induction of haploids in Populus maximowiczii via embryogenic callus. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 23:49-58.


  • Stoehr, M.U. and R.E. Farmer. 1989. Genetic variation and C-effects in black spruce seedlings under two nutrient regimes. Silvae Genetica 38(5/6):229-234. 
  • Stoehr, M.U., M. Cai, and L. Zsuffa. 1989. In vitro plant regeneration via callus culture of mature Salix exigua. Can. J. For. Res. 19(12):1634-1638.
  • Stoehr, M.U., L. Zsuffa, and J.E. Eckenwalder. 1988. Anomalous solitary flowers on anther-derived plants of Populus maximowiczii. Amer. J. Bot. 75:594-597.


  • Mosseler, A.J., L. Zsuffa, M.U. Stoehr, and W.A. Kenney. 1988. Variation in biomass production, moisture content and specific gravity in some north American willows (Salix L.). Can. J. For. Res. 18(12):1535-1540. 


  • Stoehr, M.U. and R.E. Farmer. 1986. Genetic and environmental variance in cone size, seed yield and germination properties of black spruce clones. Can. J. For. Res. 16(5):1149-1151 


  • Farmer, R.E. Jr., M.L. Maley, M.U. Stoehr, and F. Schnekenburger. 1985. Reproductive characteristics of green alder in northwestern Ontario. Can. J. Bot. 63(12):2243-2247.