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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


Warwick Vincent

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Professor (ULaval)

Phone : 418-656-5644
Fax : 418-656-2043

Ph.D. University of California at Davis (USA)
B.Sc. (hons) University of Auckland (New Zealand)

Research interests:
Aquatic ecosystem responses to environmental change

Selected Publications:
Hughes, K.A., Cary, S.C., Cowan, D.A., Lovejoy, C., Vincent, W.F., and Wilmotte, A. 2013. Pristine Antarctica: threats and protection. Antarctic Science 25: 1.
Vincent, W.F., Pienitz, R., Laurion, I., Walter Anthony, K. 2013. Climate impacts on Arctic lakes. pp 27-42 in Goldman, C.R., Kumagai, M., Robarts, R.D. (eds). Climatic Change and Global Warming of Inland Waters: Impacts and Mitigation for Ecosystems and Societies, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, U.K. Vincent, W.F. and Bertola, C. 2012. F.A. Forel et l'océanographie des lacs. In : F.D.C. Forel (éditeur), Forel et Le Léman: Aux sources de la limnologie. Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, Lausanne, pp 206-225
Vincent, W.F. 2012. Limnologie optique. In : F.D.C. Forel (éditeur), Forel et Le Léman: Aux sources de la limnologie. Presses Polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne, 262-270 pp.
Vincent, W.F., Martin, D., Pienitz, R., Laurion, I.,Muir, D. Young, K., Bégin, Y. 2012. Freshwater resources in a changing environment. In: Allard, M. and Lemay, M. (eds) Integrated Regional Impact Studies. p. 137-155.
Charvet, S., Vincent, W.F., Comeau, A. and Lovejoy, C. 2012.Pyrosequencing analysis of the protist communities in a High Arctic meromictic lake: DNA preservation and change. Frontiers in Microbiology 3: 422, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2012.00422
Jungblut, J.D. Vincent, W.F., and Lovejoy, C. 2012. Eukaryotes in Arctic and Antarctic cyanobacterial mats. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 82: 416–428, doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01414.x
Terrado, R., Scarcella, K., Thaler, M., Vincent, W.F., and Lovejoy, C. 2012. Small phytoplankton in Arctic seas: vulnerability to climate change. Biodiversity doi: 10.1080/14888386.2012.704839
Quesada, A. and Vincent, W.F. 2012. Cyanobacteria in the cryosphere: snow, ice and extreme cold. In: Whitton, B.A. Ecology of Cyanobacteria II: Their Diversity in Space and Time, Springer, New York, pp. 387-399. Veillette, J., Muir, D.C.G., Antoniades, D., Small, J.M., Spencer, C., Loewen, T.N., Babaluk, J.A., Reist, J.D., and Vincent, W.F. 2012. Perfluorinated chemicals in meromictic lakes on the northern coast of Ellesmere Island, High Arctic Canada. Arctic 65: 245-256.
Gantner, N., Veillette, J., Michaud, W.K. Bajno R., Muir, D. Vincent, W.F., Power, M,. Dixon, B., Reist,J.D., Hausmann, S. and Pienitz, R. 2012. Physical and biological factors affecting mercury and perfluorinated contaminants in Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus) of Pingualuit Crater Lake (Nunavik, Canada). Arctic 65: 195-206.
Comeau, A. Harding, T., Garland, P.E., Vincent, W.F. and Lovejoy, C. 2012. Vertical distribution of microbial communities in a perennially stratified Arctic lake with saline, anoxic bottom waters. Scientific Reports 2: 604, doi: 10.1038/srep00604.
Lionard, M., Péquin, B., Lovejoy, C. and Vincent, W.F. 2012. Benthic cyanobacterial mats in the High Arctic: Multi-layer structure and fluorescence responses to osmotic stress. Frontiers in Aquatic Microbiology 3:140. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00140.
Wheeler, S.M., Morrissey, L.A., Levine, S.N., Livingston, G.P., and Vincent, W.F. 2012. Mapping cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay using QuickBird and MERIS satellite data. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38: 68-75.
Charvet, S., Vincent, W.F. and Lovejoy, C.L. 2012 Chrysophytes and other protists in High Arctic lakes: molecular gene surveys, pigment signatures and microscopy. Polar Biology 35: 733-748.
Vincent, W.F. and Quesada, A. 2012. Cyanobacteria in high latitude lakes, rivers and seas. In: Whitton, B. A. Ecology of Cyanobacteria II: Their Diversity in Space and Time, Springer, New York, pp. 371-385. Varin, T, Lovejoy, C., Jungblut, A.D., Vincent, W.F., and Corbeil, J. 2012. Metagenomic analysis of stress genes in microbial mat communities from extreme Arctic and Antarctic environments. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78: 549-559.
Olsen, M.S., Callaghan, T.V., Reist, J.D., Reiersen, L.O., Dahl-Jensen, D., Granskog, M.A., Goodison, B., Hovelsrud, G.K., Johanasson, M., Kallenbord, R., Key, J., Klepikov, A., Meler, W., Overland, J.E., Prowse, T.D., Sharp, M., Vincent, W.F., and Walsh, J. 2011. The changing Arctic cryosphere and its likely consequences.: An overview. Ambio 40: 111-118.
Prowse, T., Alfredsen, K., Beltaos, S., Bonsal, B.R., Bowden, W.B., Duguay, C.R., Korhola, A., McNamara, J., Vincent, W.F., Vuglinsky, V., Walter Anthony, K.M., and Weyhenmeyer, G.A.2011. Effects of changes in arctic lake and river ice. Ambio 40: 63–74.
Prowse, T. Alfredsen, K., Beltaos, S., Bonsal, B., Duguay, C., Korhola, A., McNamara, J., Vincent, W.F., Vuglinsky, V., and Weyhenmeyer, G. 2011. Arctic freshwater ice and its climatic role. Ambio 40: 46–52. Prowse, T. Alfredsen, K., Beltaos, S., Bonsal, B., Duguay, C., Korhola, A., McNamara, J., Pienitz, R., Vincent, W.F., Vuglinsky, V., and Weyhenmeyer, G. 2011. Past and future changes in lake and river ice. Ambio 40: 53–62.
Vincent, W.F., Callaghan, T.V., Dahl-Jensen, D., Johansson, M., Kovacs, K.M., Michel, C., Prowse, T., Reist, J.D., and Sharp, M. 2011. Ecological implications of changes in the Arctic cryosphere. Ambio 40: 87–99.
Rautio, M., Dufresne, F., Laurion, I., Bonilla, S., Vincent, W.F., and Christoffersen, K. 2011. Shallow freshwater ecosystems of the circumpolar Arctic. Écoscience 18: 204-222.
Bhiry, N., Delwaide, A. Allard, M., Bégin, Y., Filion, L., Lavoie, M., Payette, R. Pienitz, R., Nozais, C., Saulnier-Talbot, É., and Vincent, W.F. 2011. Environmental change in the Great Whale River region, Hudson Bay: Five decades of multi-disciplinary research by Centre d'études nordiques (CEN). Écoscience 18: 182-203.
Veillette, J., Lovejoy, C., Potvin, M., Harding, T., Jungblut, A.D., Antoniades, D., Chénard, C., Suttle, C.A., and Vincent, W.F. 2011. Milne Fiord epishelf lake: a coastal Arctic ecosystem vulnerable to climate change. Ecoscience 18: 304-316.
Vincent, W.F., Fortier, D., Lévesque, E., Boulanger-Lapointe, N., Tremblay, B., Sarrazin, D., Antoniades, D., and Mueller, D.R. 2011. Extreme ecosystems and geosystems in the Canadian High Arctic: Ward Hunt Island and vicinity. Ecoscience 18: 236-261.
Antoniades, D., Francus, P., Pienitz, R., St. Onge, G., and Vincent, W.F. 2011. Holocene dynamics of the Arctic's largest ice shelf. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 108: 18899-18904. Cowan, D.A., Chown, S.L., Convey, P., Tuffin, M., Hughes, K., Pointing, S., and Vincent, W.F. 2011. Non-indigenous microorganisms in the Antarctic: assessing the risks. Trends in Microbiology 19: 540-548. Terrado, R., Medrinal, E., Dasilva, C., Thaler, M., Vincent, W.F., and Lovejoy, C. 2011. Protist dynamics during the spring transition in an Arctic flaw lead ecosystem. Polar Biology 34:1901–1914
Wall, D.H., Lyons, W.B., Chown, S.L., Convey, P., Howard-Williams, C., Quesada, A. and Vincent, W.F. 2011. Long term ecosystem networks to record change: an international imperative. Antarctic Science 23: 209.
Doran, P. and Vincent, W.F. 2011. Environmental protection and stewardship of subglacial aquatic environments. In: Siegert,M.J., Kennicutt II, M.C. and Bindschadler, R.A. (eds) Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments. American Geophysical Union, Washington DC, Geophysical Monograph Series 192: 149-157.
Harding, T., Jungblut, A.D., Lovejoy, C. and Vincent, W.F. 2011. Microbes in High Arctic snow and implications for the cold biosphere. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77: 3234-3243.
Watanabe, S. Laurion, I., Pienitz, R., Chokmani, K. and Vincent, W.F. 2011. Optical diversity of thaw lakes in discontinuous permafrost: A model system for water color analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences 116, G02003, doi:10.1029/2010JG001380.
Antoniades, D., Michelutti, N., Quinlan, R., Blais, J.M., Bonilla, S., Douglas, M.S.V., Pienitz, R., Smol, J.P. and Vincent. W.F. 2011. Cultural eutrophication, anoxia, and ecosystem recovery in Meretta Lake, high Arctic Canada. Limnology and Oceanography 56: 639–650.
Veillette, J., Martineau, M.-J., Antoniades, D., Sarrazin, D. and Vincent, W.F. 2011. Effects of loss of perennial lake ice on mixing and phytoplankton dynamics: Insights from High Arctic Canada. Annals of Glaciology, 51: 56-70.