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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. 404880


Yohanna Klanten

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Phone : 418-656-2131 poste 402838

Research Interests

  • Paleoecology
  • Aquatic biogeochemistry
  • Oxygen dynamics
  • Polar ecosystems
  • Climate change


2019 - present
PhD Geography
Université Laval, Canada
High Arctic lakes as sentinels and integrators of climate change.

2017 - 2019
MSc. Geography
Université Laval, Canada
Stuckberry Valley Lakes: Sentinels of environmental change at Canada’s Extreme Northern Limit (transition to doctorate).

2014 - 2017
BSc. Biology;
Université Laval, Canada
Research project: Impact of roads on the green frog (Lithobates clamitans) and spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)

Research Experience

Research assistant (Winter 2022)
Sampling of lake sediment
Antarctic expedition onboard of Betanzos ship

Research assistant (Summer 2021)
Survey and sampling of vegetation in remote regions (autonomous camp).
Fieldwork in Nunavik

Internship (Fall 2019)
Geochemistry and mineralogy of sediments
Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera, Barcelona

Research assistant (Spring 2017-2018-2019)
High Arctic Sampling Campaign : Logistics and fieldwork (autonomous camp)
Ellesmere Island, Canada

Training of research assistants (Summer 2018-2019)
NSERC Network on the State of Canada's Lakes
Fieldwork in Québec, Canada.

Postgraduate course (Winter 2018)
Winter Arctic Limnology
University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway

Research assistant (Summer and fall 2017)
NSERC Network on the State of Canada's Lakes
Fieldwork in Nova Scotia and Laboratory work

Research assistant (Winter 2016-2017)
Aquatic ecotoxicology
Fieldwork in Québec, Canada.

Research assistant (Summer 2016)
Forest Study Centre. Nocturnal auditory surveys of amphibians.


INQ award for oral presentation
Sentinel North scientific meeting

1st place for PhD oral presentation (PhD)
Paleolimnology symposium (PALS)



Marois, C., Girard, C., Klanten, Y., Vincent, W. F., Culley, A. I., & Antoniades, D. 2022. Local Habitat Filtering Shapes Microbial Community Structure in Four Closely Spaced Lakes in the High Arctic. Frontiers in Microbiology: 251. nom de l'auteur en gras


Klanten, Y., Triglav, K., Marois, C., and Antoniades, D. 2021. Under-ice limnology of coastal valley lakes at the edge of the Arctic Ocean.

Antoniades, D., Klanten, Y., Lapointe, A-M., Marois, C., Triglav, K., Muir, D.C.G., Wang, X., Bonilla,S., Culley, A, Vincent, W.F. 2021. Limnological data from Stuckberry Valley, northern Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, v. 1.100000 (2017-2019). Nordicana D83