Simon Charbonneau: Recipient of a NSTP scholarship for the upcoming 2017 field season

May 24, 2017 in @en

Congratulations to Simon Charbonneau, M.Sc. candidate in geography at the University of Montreal, for a Northern Science Training Program (NSTP) scholarship. This scholarship will enable him to complete his second field campaign on Bylot Island, where he is mapping the thermokarst lakes and ponds at the scale of the Qarlikturvik valley using high-resolution satellite images and historical aerial photographs.

NSERC and FRQNT for Karine Rioux!

May 23, 2017 in @en, post

Congratulations to Karine Rioux for obtaining the Canada Graduate Scholarship awarded by NSERC and the Masters Research Fellowship awarded by the FRQNT. His master’s degree, which will begin in the fall of 2017, under the supervision of Daniel Fortier (UdeM) and Mélissa Lafrenière (Queen’s University), will focus on carbon, nutrient and sediment fluxes from thermo-erosion gullies. These scholarships will help support research and field campaigns at Bylot Island, Nunavut.

 

Audrey Veillette: Recipient of a NSTP scholarship for the upcoming 2017 field season

May 16, 2017 in @en, Article, post

Congratulations to Audrey Veillette who was awarded a Northern Scientific Training Program grant for supporting her work on Ward Hunt Island this summer. She will be there from May 31st to July 12, working on the field with her colleague Gautier Davesne.

Audrey Veillette in Bylot Island in mai 2016

Audrey Veillette: Recipient of a NSTP scholarship for the upcoming 2015 field season

May 6, 2015 in post

Congratulations to Audrey Veillette, who was awarded a Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) grant. Audrey will continue his study of the thermo-erosional gullies at Bylot Island from the 20 May 2015.

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Audrey on the field at Bylot Island in summer 2013

 

Michel Paquette awarded a PFSN grant for his 2015 summer field work!

May 4, 2015 in post

Congratulations to Michel Paquette, who was awarded a Northern Scientific Training Program grant for his 2015 summer season field work on Ward Hunt Island. This summer he will look at preferential flowpaths through patterned ground and their effect on nutrient mobilisation, sources and sinks.

We wish you a good 2015 field work Michel!

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Michel on the field in Ward Hunt Island (summer 2013)

 

An EnviroNord scholarship for Vilmantas Prėskienis! Congrats!

April 23, 2015 in post

Congratulations to Vilmantas Prėskienis, PhD student at INRS and member of Geocryolab, who has been awarded the EnviroNorth Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship for the second year in a row. This fellowship helps to support his interdisciplinary research on processes and environmental conditions that affect degradation of organic matter in lakes and ponds in continuous permafrost regions.  The research and doctoral studies, supervised by Isabelle Laurion (INRS) and Daniel Fortier, combine methods and knowledge of geomorphology, biogeochemistry, limnology and microbial ecology. Such combination of disciplines and the relation to northern environments (study is based on fieldworks on Bylot Island, Nunavut) must have led to successful application for the fellowship, and, hopefully, will lead to comprehensive results.

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Vilmantas on the field in Bylot Island

 

Etienne Godin : Recipient of a NSTP scholarship for the upcoming 2015 field season

April 16, 2015 in @en, post

Etienne Godin just obtained a scholarship from the Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) which will be used to support his field logistics at Bylot Island (NU). NSTP is managed by the Canadian Polar Commission.

This summer Etienne will download the ground temperature data continuously recorded by the automatic logger system deployed in the permafrost nearby a gully. These temperatures are useful to better understand the degrading permafrost evolution and active layer dynamics near a gully.

He will update the gully mapping and localize current erosion zones. He will also sample water in a watershed surrounding a gully to obtain the isotopic signature of the various types of water involved in the permafrost degradation.

We wish you a nice fieldwork season !

 

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Ongoing lake drainage (Bylot Island, NU, 2014)

 

Congratulations to Lyna Lapointe Elmrabti and Gautier Davesne who have won a prize for their speeches at the research day of graduate students in geography of the Université de Montréal (Géodiversité).

April 15, 2015 in post

Lyna, M.Sc. student, supervised by Julie Talbot and co-supervised by Daniel Fortier, presented her research on the apparent climate and ecological change during the late Pleistocene in northern Alaska (Itkillik River Yedoma). Lyna won the prize for best science outreach awarded by the Fonds d’investissement des cycles supérieurs de l’Université de Montréal (FISCUM).

Gautier, M.Sc. student, supervised by Daniel Fortier, presented his work on the spatio-temporal evolution of the marginal alpine permafrost body on the Chic-Chocs Mountains. Gautier won the prize for best oral presentation in physical geography awarded by the Association des Étudiant(e)s des cycles supérieurs en Géographie de l’Université de Montréal (AÉÉCSGUM).

A merit scholarship for Manuel Verpaelst!

March 30, 2015 in post

Congratulations to Manuel Verpaelst for obtaining a merit scholarship granted by the Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales (FESP) of the University of Montreal in recognition for his excellent academic record.

Manuel is a M.Sc. student and a member of the Geocryolab under the supervision of Daniel Fortier. His research focuses on the impact of mass movement by solifluction on the evolution of downslope permafrost on Ward Hunt Island, Nunavut, Canada. His thesis should be completed by the end of autumn 2015!

Good luck for the final stretch!

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A merit scholarship for Gautier Davesne!

March 26, 2015 in post

Congratulations to Gautier Davesne for obtaining a merit scholarship granted by the Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales (FESP) of the University of Montreal in recognition of his excellent academic record.

Gautier, member of the Geocryolab, is currently completing his M.Sc. under the supervision of Daniel Fortier. His research focuses on the understanding of the spatio-temporal evolution of the marginal alpine permafrost in the Chic-Chocs Mountains in the Gaspé Peninsula (Quebec). His thesis is to be done by the end of the spring!

Good luck with this final sprint!

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