Research Program

We study coupled geochemical cycles of major, trace elements, and nutrients in the aquatic environment. We develop new approaches for the identification and modelling of key processes that control freshwater quality.  More specifically, our research touches on:

  • Fate and transport of metals and metalloids
  • Lake response to environmental changes
  • Reactive-transport and water quality modelling

Current projects, funded by Sentinel North, Québec Ministry of International Relations and The Research Council of Norway, broadly focus on the changing dynamics of lakes in boreal and arctic landscapes in response to land use and climate.



We use a multi-disciplinary and multi-scale approach. We collaborate with engineers, biologists, hydrologists and computer scientists - among others - to carry out our projects. We acquire real-time data and environmental samples in the field, conduct laboratory experiments and develop numerical models that capture processes from the molecular to the lake scale.

We carry out research across the northern landscape, from the Northwest Territories to Scandinavia.