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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


Alex Matveev

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Limnology and microbial ecology

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


Ph.D. Student (2011-Present)
ULaval, Quebec, QC

M.Sc. Geography and Environment (2007-2009)
Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Graduate Diploma. Environmental Impact Assessment (2007)
Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada

B.Sc. Oceanography (1998)
National Hydro-Meteorological University, St. Petersburg, Russia


Stagiaire invité (2014-Present)
INRS-IAF, Laval, QC, Canada

Lecturer (2011-Present)
Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Research Assistant in Arctic climate modelling (2009-2011)
Canadian Regional Climate Modelling and Diagnostic Network (CRCMD), UQAM, Montreal, QC, Canada

GIS mapping and analysis (2007)
UNEP CBD, STTM, Montreal, QC, Canada

Research Interest:

Microbial methane dynamics in thermokarst systems of subarctic Québec. (PhD thesis in progress; Supervisors: W. F. Vincent and I. Laurion);
Trace gases dynamics in the thermokarst systems of Northern Quebec; Sustainability aspects in Arctic research

Communication Interests:

Hétérogénéité spatiale et contrôle microbien des émissions de GES dans les lacs thermokarstiques du nord du Québec. (2013, invited speaker)
Département des sciences biologiques, UQAM, Montreal, QC

Selected publications and outreach:

Matveev, A., Laurion, I., Deshpande, B., Bhiry.N, and Vincent W.F., 2015. Elevated greenhouse gas emissions from palsa lakes in Northern Quebec. (submitted to Limnology & Oceanography).

Matveev, A, Vincent, W.F., Laurion, I., 2014. Factors Contributing to High CH4 and CO2 Efflux Rates from Thermokarst Lakes in the Rapidly Warming Hudson Bay Region, Abstracts, AGU Biogeosciences session, B43B-0243

Deshpande, B.N., MacIntyre, S., Matveev, A., and Vincent. W.F. 2015. Oxygen dynamics in permafrost thaw lakes: Anaerobic bioreactors in the Canadian subarctic. Limnol. Oceanogr. 474 60

Simmons, C., Matthews, D., and Matveev, A., 2014. Comparing the climate response to cumulative CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and land-use. AGU Abstracts. Fall meeting 2014, GC13D-0682