Dr. Raoul-Marie Couture

I am an aquatic geochemist studying coupled geochemical cycles in lakes, soils and sediments, with a focus on northern environments.

I joined the Department of Chemistry at Laval University, in Québec, Canada, as an Associate Professor in February 2018. I hold a BSc in Chemistry (2004) from that same university, and a PhD in Water Sciences (2010) from the University of Quebec-INRS (Canada).

During my graduate studies I carried out two internships; one at the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, an oceanographic institution in France, and one at the department of Geosciences of Utrecht University (The Netherlands). After my graduate studies I held a Marie-Curie Scholarship with CNRS, part of the Center for Environmental Geosciences (CEREGE), in Marseille (France), and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA.

From 2011 to 2013 I was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo (Canada), with the Canada Excellence Research Chair program in Ecohydrology led by Dr. Philippe Can Vappellen. From 2013 to 2018, I was researcher, then head of the Catchment Processes section at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) in Oslo, Norway.

I now live in Québec City with my spouse and my two daughters, aged 1 and 3.