MPaquetteMichel Paquette

Director: Daniel Fortier
Codirector: Warwick F. Vincent (U.Laval)

Primary Address:
Department of Geography
Strathcona building, local 404
Université de Montréal
520 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal, Qc, Canada, H2V 2B8
Phone: (514) 343-6111 ext. 33546

Email: paquette.mich@gmail.com


Project Title

Periglacial geomorphology and mass movement on Ward Hunt Island, Nunavut

 

Description of the project research

The project focuses on the role of periglacial mass movements (solifluction) on sediment transfers from the hillslopes into Ward Hunt Lake, the northernmost research station in Canada. We are also conducting geomorphological surveys and measuring active-layer thermal and physical processes. The project has been enhanced in 2013 in order to encompass sediment movement and slope denudation measurements. We will monitor and survey the entire 2013 snowmelt period and associate hydrological processes with sediment delivery and slope evolution. The goal is to improve the understanding of slope evolution in high arctic environments as well and eventually create a link between watershed processes and lake caracteristics in cold environments.

Keywords
Ward Hunt, Solifluction, denudation, permafrost, High Arctic, Geomorphology

 

Conference posters

Paquette, M., Fortier, D., Mueller, D., Sarrazin, D., Vincent, W.F. (2012), Temporal monitoring and rapid disappearance of perennial ice-cover on Canada’s northernmost lake: Ward Hunt Lake, Nunavut, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2012, San Francisco, California, USA, December 3-7

Paquette, M., Mueller, D., Fortier, D. (2012), Temporal Monitoring and the Complete Decay of Perennial Ice-Cover on Canada’s Northernmost Lake, Ward Hunt Island, Nunavut. International Permafrost Year 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 22-28

Fortier, D., Coulombe, S., Kanevskiy, M., Paquette, M., Shur, Y., Stephani, E. (2011), Buried glacier ice in permafrost, a window to the past : examples from Bylot Island, Canadian Arctic, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, California, USA, December 5-9

Paquette, M., Fortier, D. (2011), Surface deposits, periglacial landforms and Quaternary evolution of Kangirsuk, Nunavik. 41st International Arctic Workshop, march 2-4, Montreal, Québec, Canada, In: Program and Abstracts, p. 211-213

Paquette, M., Fortier, D., Mueller, D., Sarrazin, D., Vincent, W.F. (2012), Temporal monitoring and rapid disappearance of perennial ice-cover on Canada’s northernmost lake: Ward Hunt Lake, Nunavut, 9th Annual scientific meeting of ArcticNet, December 10-14, Vancouver, B.C, Canada

Fortier, D., Allard, M., Lemieux, C., L’Hérault, E., Grandmont, K., Larrivée, K., Cardille, J., Paquette, M., Sliger, M. et Doyon, J. (2010), Geomorphological and geotechnical mapping of permafrost conditions for Nunavik communities; a pro-active initiative to support village expansion and adaptation to climate change. 7th Annual scientific meeting of ArcticNet, December 14-17, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Paquette, M., Fortier, D., Vincent, W.F. (2012), Contrôles géomorphologiques sur les apports en nutriments au Lac Ward Hunt, à la limite nord du Nunavut. Symposium nordique, February 10-11, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Québec, Canada

Paquette, M., Fortier, D. (2011), Dépôts de surface, formes périglaciaires et évolution Quaternaire à Kangirsuk, Nunavik. Symposium nordique, 9-10 février, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Fortier, D., Allard, M., Lemieux, C., L’Hérault, E., Grandmont, K., Larrivée, K., Cardille, J., Paquette, M., Sliger, M. et Doyon, J. (2010), Cartographie des conditions de pergélisol des villages du Nunavik en vue de leur expansion urbaine et de leur adaptation au changement climatique. Symposium scientifique Ouranos, November 17-18, Québec, Québec, Canada


Scientific reports

Fortier, D., Paquette, M., De Grandpré, I., Sliger, M., Bergeron, M.A. (2013), Innovation en géotechnique: Évaluation d’une nouvelle technique pour la mesure de la conductivité hydraulique des sols, préparé pour le centre de développement des transports de Transport Canada, Geocryolab, Université de Montréal, 55p.

Vincent, W.F., Fortier, D., Lionard, M., Paquette, M., Sarrazin, D., Bourget, S. (2011), NEIGE summary field report, Report to Nunavut Research Institute. Center for Northern Studies, Quebec, 5pp

Paquette, M. (2011), Dépôts de surface et formes périglaciaires à Kangirsuk, Nunavik, Rapport de recherche au cheminement honor, University of Montreal, 44p.

Coulombe, S., Davesne, G., Hotte, M., Larrivée, K., Paquette, M., Pelletier, F. (2011), Étude du couvert nival au sommet du Mont Jacques-Cartier, Massif des Chic-Chocs, Gaspésie, Québec. Report for the Parc National de la Gaspésie. Fortier, D. (Ed), Geocryolab, University of Montreal, Montreal, 27p.

 

Scholarships and other awards

2013: NSERC Alexander Graham Bell graduate scholarship (CGS D, 3 years)
2013: FQRNT Doctorate research scholarship
2013: Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP)
2012: Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP)
2012: NSERC Alexander Graham Bell graduate scholarship (CGS)
2012: ACUNS W. Garfield Weston scolarship
2012: FQRNT Masters research scholarship
2012: Desjardins Expertise et Savoirs scholarship
2011: Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP)
2010: NSERC Undergraduate student reaserch award (USRA)
2010: Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP)
2010: Dean’s Merit List


Affiliations

Center for Northern Studies, Laval University, Quebec
American Geological Union (AGU)
Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN)
Association of Polar Early Carrer Scientists (APECS)
International Permafrost Association (IPA)
Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS)
Arctic Development and Adaptation to Permafrost in Transition (ADAPT)
United States Permafrost Association

 

 

 

 

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