research opportunities

Master in Aquatic Ecology/Biogoechemistry

We are seeking M.Sc. candidates to join our team on a project on the dynamics of carbon and greenhouse gases in small reservoirs located in various regions of Quebec. The overarching goal of the project is to arrive at a regional estimate of GHG emissions from these numerous but largely unaccounted sources of GHG from these impoundments.
Interested candidates are invited to send an introduction letter, CV and the names of two potential references to Paul del Giorgio or Yves Prairie.

Post-doctoral fellowship
The impact of climate change on lake functioning

A post-doctoral position is available on a joint project supervised by Yannick Huot (U. Sherbrooke) and Yves Prairie (UQAM, Montreal) to synthesize results from the pan- Canadian LakePulse program. Within the LakePulse program, over 660 lakes, statistically selected to cover gradients in lake size and degree of human disturbance, were sampled in 5 of the main Canadian ecoregions. General information about the LakePulse program can be found at and in Huot et al. (2019). The responsibility of the selected candidate will be to use and synthesize the LakePulse results in conjunction with climate change scenarios to evaluate the potential impact of climate change on the functioning of Canadian lakes, with a particular emphasis on physical properties, eutrophication, and carbon cycling. Candidates with a strong quantitative and programming skills are particularly encouraged to apply, but a strong desire to learn and work within a large network of students and researchers is most important.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send applications (letter of interest, CV and the names of two references) to both Yannick Huot and Yves Prairie. Given the current COVID-19 situation, the successful candidate will not be required to move immediately to Quebec.

Huot, Y. et al. The NSERC Canadian Lake Pulse Network: A national assessment of lake health providing science for water management in a changing climate. Sci Total Environ 695, 133668 (2019).

Master in Biology
Eutrophisation, dynamique du carbone et caractéristiques physiques du Lac Beauchamp (Gatineau, Québec) suite à l’ajout mécanique d’eau souterraine en période estivale.

Le laboratoire de Yves Prairie, en collaboration avec la Ville de Gatineau, est à la recherche d’un(e) étudiant(e) de maitrise en écologie aquatique. Le projet de recherche a pour objectif d’effectuer le suivi de la qualité de l’eau, des gaz à effets de serre, d’évaluer l’impact sur les milieux humides environnants ainsi que des caractéristiques physiques lors de la manipulation du temps de résidence de l’eau du lac Beauchamp par l’ajout mécanique d’eau souterraine durant la période estivale.

Les appliquants(es) doivent envoyer un CV, une lettre de motivation ainsi que le nom de deux références à Yves Prairie.