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Département de Biologie /
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2078
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 5193


Philippe Massicotte

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Senior Research Professional - Optics - remote sensing - modeling

Phone : 418-656-5193
Fax : 418-656-2339

2007–2012 Ph.D. in environmental science (with mention), UQTR/UQAM
Modélisation et simulation de la dynamique de la matière organique dissoute en milieu fluvial
2007 Certificate in environmental science, UQTR
2005–2007 Master in mathematics and computer science (with mention), UQTR

Professional experiences:
2016– Research assistant (Université Laval, Québec, Canada)
Takuvik Joint International Laboratory (UMI 3376) Université Laval (Canada) & Centre National de
la Recherche Scienti1que (France)

2014–2016 Post-doctoral fellowship (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Department of Bioscience - Marine Diversity and Experimental Ecology

2012–2014 Post-doctoral fellowship (UQTR, Québec, Canada)
Centre de Recherche sur les Interactions Bassins Versants - Écosystèmes Aquatiques (RIVE)

2008–2016 Reviewer in various scienti1c journals
Marine Chemistry; International journal of remote sensing; Aquatic Geochemistry; Aquatic
Sciences; Environmental Science and Technology; Limnology & Oceanography; Photochemical
and Photobiological Sciences; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf; Environmental Science and Pollution

2011 Invited researcher international scholarship (University of Liège, Belgium)
Characterizing dissolved organic matter in the Congo river
Université de Liège - Département d’astrophysique, géophysique et océanographie

2009 Project with a professor (UQTR, Québec, Canada) Prof. Denis Gratton
A tool to remove atmospheric bias introduced in spectral images (Landsat 4/5 and 7)

2007 Student auxiliary (UQTR, Québec, Canada) Prof.

Research Interests :
Numerical analyses, multivariate analyses, spatial analyses, system dynamic, limnology, optic (2uorescence and absorbance), geomatic, mathematics, modeling, scienti1c programming, complex system, aquatic ecology, large rivers, carbon dynamic, community structure, remote sensing, image analysis (satellite and photographic).

Publications (2016-2017):

2017 Massicotte, P., Asmala, E., Stedmon, C., and Markager, S. (2017a). Global distribution of dissolved organic matter along the aquatic continuum: Across rivers, lakes and oceans. Science of The Total Environment, 609(C):180–191

2017 Massicotte, P., Stedmon, C., and Markager, S. (2017b). Spectral signature of suspended 1ne
particulate material on light absorption properties of CDOM. Marine Chemistry

2017 Massicotte, P. (2017). Excitation-emission 2uorescence matrix manipulation made easy: An
introduction to eemR. Journal of Statistical Software (en révision)

2017 Pena Mello Brandão, L., Brighenti, L., Staehr, P. A., Asmala, E., Massicotte, P., Tonetta, D., Barbosa, F., and Fernandes Bezerra-Neto, J. (2016). Distinctive effects of allochthonous and autochthonous inputs of organic matter on colored dissolved organic matter spectra. Aquatic Sciences (en révision)

2017 Nielsen, S. L., Massicotte, P., and Markager, S. (2017). Carbon inputs and dynamics in the eutrophic estuary Roskilde Fjord. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science (en révision)

2017 Asmala, E., Haraguchi, L., Jakobsen, H. H., Massicotte, P., and Carstensen, J. (2017). Progressive transformation of phytoplankton derived DOM by coastal planktonic community. Geophysical Research Letters (en révision)

2016 Massicotte, P. and Markager, S. (2016). Using a Gaussian decomposition approach to model
absorption spectra of chromophoric dissolved organic matter. Marine Chemistry, 180:24–32

2016 Lambert, T., Bouillon, S., Darchambeau, F., Massicotte, P., and Borges, A. V. (2016a). Environmental drivers on dissolved organic matter degradation in the Congo River Basin across a gradient of streams and rivers. Biogeosciences

2016 Lambert, T., Bouillon, S., Darchambeau, F., Massicotte, P., and Borges, A. V. (2016b). Shift in the
chemical composition of dissolved organic matter in the Congo River network. Biogeosciences
Discussions, (July):1–49

2016 Lambert, T., Teodoru, C. R., Nyoni, F. C., Bouillon, S., Darchambeau, F., Massicotte, P., and Borges, A. V. (2016c). Along-stream transport and transformation of dissolved organic matter in a large
tropical river. Biogeosciences, 13(9):2727–2741

2016 Assani, A. A., Landry, R., Azouaoui, O., Massicotte, P., and Gratton, D. (2016). Comparison of the Characteristics (Frequency and Timing) of Drought and Wetness Indices of Annual Mean Water
Levels in the Five North American Great Lakes. Water Resources Management, 30(1):359–373


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