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Département de Biologie /
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2064
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 2131 ext. 4880


Jean-Éric Tremblay

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Professor (ULaval)

Phone : 418-656-2131 #5340
Fax : 418-656-2339

Postdoctorate: Department of bioengineering, Soka University, Japan (1996-97)
Postdoctorate: Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar Research, Germany (1995-96)
Ph.D. Biology: Université Laval, Québec (1996)
B.Sc. Honours in Oceanography and Biology: University of British Columbia (1990)

Professional experience:
Director: FRQNT Strategic Cluster Québec-Océan (2013-)
Professor: Departement of biology, Laval University, Canada (2004-)
Research associate: Departement of biology, McGill University, Canada (1998-2004)

Research interests:

  • Photosynthetic and nutritive ecophysiology of marine phytoplankton
  • Functional roles of phytoplankton in organic matter fluxes and food webs
  • Biogeochemical cycles of carbon and essential elements in the ocean
  • Oceanography of polar and temperate seas

Selected recent publications:

Bélanger, S., M. Babin, and J.-É. Tremblay. 2013. Increasing cloudiness damps rise in primary production in the Arctic Ocean, Biogeosci. 10: 4087-4101.

Lefouest, V., M. Babin and J.-É. Tremblay. 2013. Fate of riverine nutrients in Arctic Ocean shelf waters. Biogeosci. 10: 3661-3677.

Pineault, S., J.-É. Tremblay, M. Gosselin, H. Thomas and E. Shadwick. 2013. The isotopic signature of particulate organic C and N in bottom ice: Key influencing factors and applications for tracing the fate of ice-algae in the Arctic Ocean. JGR – Oceans 118: 287-300.

Tremblay, J.-É., D. Robert, D. E. Varela, L. C., G. Darnis, R. J. Nelson and A. R. Sastri. 2012. Current state and trends in Canadian Arctic marine ecosystems: I. Primary production. Climatic Change 115: 161-178.

Tremblay, J.-É., C. Michel, R. Maranger, H. Thomas, J. Deming, J. K. Cochrane, A. Forest, E. Shadwick, A. Sallon, C. Kellogg, D. Nguyen, M. Sampei and M. Blais. 2012. Carbon and nutrient fluxes. In: On the edge: from action to knowledge during the fourth International Polar Year. Edited by D. G. Barber. Winnipeg, Arboriginal Issues Press.

Martin, J., J.-É. Tremblay and N. Price. 2012. Nutritive and photosynthetic ecology of subsurface chlorophyll maxima in Canadian Arctic waters. Biogeosci. 9: 5353-5371.

Blais, M., J.-É. Tremblay, C. Lovejoy, A. D. Jungblut, J. Gagnon, J. Martin and M. Thaler. 2012. Nitrogen fixation and identification of potential diazotrophs in the Canadian Arctic. GBC 26.

Tremblay, J.-É., S. Bélanger, D. G. Barber, M. Asplin, J. Martin, J. Gagnon, L. Fortier, G. Darnis, Y. Gratton, W. J. Williams, H. Link, P. Archambault, B. Philippe and M. Gosselin. 2011. Climate forcing multiplies biological productivity in the coastal Arctic Ocean. GRL 38.

Bourgault, D., F. Hamel, J.-É. Tremblay, P. S. Galbraith, D. Dumont and Y. Gratton. 2011. Turbulent nitrate fluxes in the Amundsen Gulf during ice-covered conditions. GRL 38.

Martin, J., Tremblay, J.-E., Gagnon, J., Tremblay, G., Lapoussière, A., Jose, C., Poulin, M., Gosselin, M., Gratton, Y. and C. Michel. 2010. Prevalence, structure and properties of subsurface chlorophyll maxima in Canadian Arctic waters. MEPS 412: 69-84.

Tremblay, J.-É. and J. Gagnon 2009. The effects of irradiance and nutrient supply on primary production in the Arctic Ocean: a perspective on climate change. In: Influence of climate change on the changing Arctic and subarctic conditions. Edited by Nihoul J. and A. Kostianoy.  NATO Science for Peace Series - C, Springer, Dordrecht, 73-93.

Tremblay, J.-É., K. Simpson, J. Martin, L. Miller, Y. Gratton, D. Barber and N. M. Price 2008. Vertical stability and the annual dynamics of nutrients and chlorophyll fluorescence in the coastal, southeast Beaufort Sea. JGR 113.

Tremblay, J.-É. & W.O. Smith. 2007. Primary production and nutrient dynamics in polynyas. In:  Polynyas: Windows into the World. Edited by D.G. Barber & W.O. Smith. Elsevier, 239-270.