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Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2064
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 2131 ext. 404880


Bruno Cremella

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Post-Doctoral fellow
Pigment strategies in polar cyanobacteria

Phone : 1-819-588-4711

Research Interests

  • Cyanobacteria and microalgae ecology
  • Carotenoid functional diversity
  • Photosynthesis ecophysiology in irradiance and spectral gradients
  • Ocean-Lakes comparative plankton ecology


2018 - 2024
PhD. Remote Sensing
Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
The roles of eutrophication and light on phytoplankton community assembly and biodiversity in North American lakes

Research Experience

Post-Doctoral fellow (2024 - present)
Université Laval, Canada

Highly Qualified Personnel (2018 - 2024)
NSERC Canadian LakePulse Network
Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Research and teaching assistant (2013 - 2018)
Limnology section
University of the Republic, Uruguay



Le Noac’h, P., Cremella, B., Kim, J., Soria-Píriz, S., del Giorgio, P. A., Pollard, A. I., Huot, Y., & Beisner, B. E. (2024). Nutrient availability is the main driver of nanophytoplankton phago-mixotrophy in North American lake surface waters. Journal of Plankton Research, 46(1), 9–24.


Bonilla, S., Aguilera, A., Aubriot, L., Huszar, V., Almanza, V., Haakonsson, S., Izaguirre, I., O’Farrell, I., Salazar, A., Becker, V., Cremella, B., Ferragut, C., Hernandez, E., Palacio, H., Rodrigues, L. C., Sampaio da Silva, L. H., Santana, L. M., Santos, J., Somma, A., … Antoniades, D. (2023). Nutrients and not temperature are the key drivers for cyanobacterial biomass in the Americas. Harmful Algae, 121, 102367.

Bonilla, S., Cremella, B., Acuña, V., & Haakonsson, S. (2023). Pigment assemblages in subtropical bloom-forming cyanobacteria strains. Journal of Plankton Research, 45(5), 746–750.


Alcántara, I., Somma, A., Chalar, G., Fabre, A., Segura, A., Achkar, M., Arocena, R., Aubriot, L., Baladán, C., Barrios, M., Bonilla, S., Burwood, M., Calliari, D. L., Calvo, C., Capurro, L., Carballo, C., Céspedes-Payret, C., Conde, D., Corrales, N., Cremella, B., … García-Rodríguez, F. (2022). A reply to “Relevant factors in the eutrophication of the Uruguay River and the Río Negro”. Science of The Total Environment, 818, 151854.

Cremella, B., Bélanger, S., & Huot, Y. (2022). Aquatic particulate absorption coefficient combining extraction and bleaching optimized for inland waters. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 20(7), 451–465.

Pahlevan, N., Smith, B., Alikas, K., Anstee, J., Barbosa, C., Binding, C., Bresciani, M., Cremella, B., Giardino, C., Gurlin, D., Fernandez, V., Jamet, C., Kangro, K., Lehmann, M. K., Loisel, H., Matsushita, B., Hà, N., Olmanson, L., Potvin, G., … Ruiz-Verdù, A. (2022). Simultaneous retrieval of selected optical water quality indicators from Landsat-8, Sentinel-2, and Sentinel-3. Remote Sensing of Environment, 270, 112860.


Vico, P., Bonilla, S., Cremella, B., Aubriot, L., Iriarte, A., & Piccini, C. (2020). Biogeography of the cyanobacterium Raphidiopsis (Cylindrospermopsis) raciborskii: Integrating genomics, phylogenetic and toxicity data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 148, 106824.


Cremella, B., Huot, Y., & Bonilla, S. (2018). Interpretation of total phytoplankton and cyanobacteria fluorescence from cross-calibrated fluorometers, including sensitivity to turbidity and colored dissolved organic matter. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 16(12).