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Daniel Fortier  

Primary Address
Université de Montréal
Département de Géographie
Pavillon 520, Ch. de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-Ville
Montreal, QC, H3C 3J7
CANADA

Tel: 514-343-6111  #26872
Fax: 514-343-8008

Courriel : daniel.fortier@umontreal.ca

 

Research Areas

  • Geocryology, cryostratigraphy and cryostructures of permafrost
  • Cryostructures and properties of basal glacier ice
  • Dynamics of permafrost in response to climate change in Canada
  • Plio-pleistocene environments and climate of Bylot Island, Nunavut
  • Risk assessment related to permafrost degradation in Nunavik
  • Periglacial landscape dynamics and paleoclimatology during the Holocene, Bylot Island, Nunavut
  • Pleistocene ice complex (yedoma) deposits of Alaska
  • Processes of permafrost degradation
  • Geotechnical properties of the permafrost
  • Engineering techniques to control permafrost degradation under transport infrastructures

 

Education

  • Postdoctoral fellow, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. (2005-2007)
  • Ph.D  in Geography, Laval University, Québec. (2005)
  • M.Sc in Geography,  Laval University, Québec. (2000)
  • B.A in Physical Geography, Laval University. Québec. (1996)

 

Academic Appointments

2008 –              Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Montreal
2008 –              Associate Professor, Northern Engineering Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
2008 –              Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Laval University
(2007-2008)   Assistant Professor, Northern Engineering Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks


Teaching Experience

2011-               Advanced Field Course in Physical Environment, Université de Montréal
2008-               Geomorphology, Université de Montréal
2008-               Field Course in Physical Environment I, Université de Montréal
2008-               Alpine and Arctic Environments, Université de Montréal
2011.               Climatology, Université de Montréal
2005.               Elements of Geology, University of Moncton
2003.               Periglacial Geomorphology, Université Laval

 

Current Funding 

ArcticNet, Arctic Aircraft access fund, 15 125$ (2013)
Project: REP‐ARC2 : Réponse des écosystèmes périglaciaires arctiques aux changements climatiques. Bylot Island.
Principal Investigator

ArcticNet, Arctic Aircraft access fund, 16 875$ (2013)
Project: GEO-Neige. Ward Hunt
Principal Investigator

Natural Resources Canada, Polar Continental Shelf Program /Logistic Request, 64 444 $ (2013)
Project: REP‐ARC2: Periglacial ecosystems dynamics in response to climate change. Bylot Island.
Principal Investigator

Natural Resources Canada – Polar Continental Shelf Program /Logistic Request,  26 611 $  (2013)
Project: GEO-Neige. Ward Hunt
Principal Investigator

Transports Canada, 19 806$, (2013).
Project: Geotechnical innovations in permafrost: Assessment of a new method for measuring hydraulic conductivity of soils
Principal Investigator

Transports Canada, 23 875$, (2013).
Project: Air convection ducts mitigation technique.
Principal Investigator

Transports Canada, 74 780$, (2013-2014).
Project: Development of field-based numerical heat transfer models for Beaver Creek test site, Yukon.
Principal Investigator

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada,
975 000$, (2011-2015)
Project: Arquluk program: preservation of Canada’s northern transportation infrastructure.
Principal Investigator: Guy Doré, Laval University, Qc; with another investigator from Laval University. (30%)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Discovery Frontiers. 4 000 000$, (2011- 2014)
Project: Arctic Development and Adaptation to Permafrost in Transition (ADAPT).
Principal Investigator: Warwick Vincent, CEN, Qc; with 13 researchers (6%)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada,, CREATE-Enviro-Nord 1 650 000$, (2010-2016).
Principal Investigator: Dr Dominique Berteaux, Université du Québec à Rimouski. 1-2 student scholarships for each of the 20 researchers participating to the project 

Transports Canada, 600 000$, (2011-2013).
Project: Impact of groundwater flow on permafrost degradation and transportation infrastructure stability.
Principal Investigator

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada,
85 000$, (2009-2013)
Project: Dynamics of permafrost submitted to a warming climate.
Principal Investigator

ArcticNet, 30 000$, (2012-2013-2014-2015-2016)
Project: Permafrost and Climate Change in Northern Coastal Canada.
Principal Investigator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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