Michel Allard (Regular member)


Abitibi-Price Building
Université Laval
2405 rue de la Terrasse
Québec, Canada
G1V 0A6

Phone: (418) 656-2131 ext. 5416
Email: michel.allard@cen.ulaval.ca

External link
Research within ArcticNet - Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada

Research theme
• Impacts of permafrost melting on airport infrastructures in Nunavik and Nunavut.
• Permafrost and climatic variations.
• Coastal processes and dynamics in response to sea level fluctuations and cryogenic processes.
• Vulnerability of Nunavik communities to climate warming and development of adaptive strategies.

CEN Students / Postdoctoral fellows
Boisson, Antoine (Ph.D.). Coastal classification of Nunavik (Québec).
Chiasson, Alexandre (M.Sc.). The spatial distribution of ice-wedge polygons in Nunavik.
Claveau Fortin, Catherine (M.Sc.). Urban planning in the community of Inukjuak.
Ducharme, Marc-André (M.Sc.). Characterization of permafrost through new technology: estimating the thermal conductivity using CT-scan.
Gagnon, Samuel (Ph.D.). Analysis of permafrost carbon release processes after 25 years of climate warming.
Gauthier, Sarah (M.Sc.). Salluit; integration of permafrost conditions maps and monitoring and climate data from CEN in support of community development and expansion.
Taillefer, Marianne (M.Sc.). Vulnerability assessment of the Dempster Highway according to permafrost thaw sensitivity, Yukon Territory.

Recent CEN theses
Gagnon, Samuel, 2015 (M.Sc.). Measurement of permafrost greenhouse gas emissions through a new automated system of closed chambers.
Pelletier, Maude, 2015 (M.Sc.). Geomorphological, ecological and thermal time phase of permafrost degradation, Tasiapik, Nunavik (Québec, Canada).
Carbonneau, Andrée-Sylvie, 2014 (M.Sc.). Holocene geomorphic evolution and characterization of permafrost in Pangnirtung, Nunavut.
Fouché, Julien, 2014 (Ph.D. - Co-director). Global warming impacts on the biogeochemical functioning of two arctic Cryosols in the Salluit region, Nunavik, Canada.
Jolivel, Maxime, 2014 (Ph.D.). Permafrost erosion, fluvial transport and marine sedimentation, eastern coast of Hudson bay, Nunavik, Canada.
Mathon-Dufour, Valérie, 2014 (M.Sc.). Assessment of permafrost conditions in support of the rehabilitation and adaptation to climate change of the Iqaluit International Airport, Nunavut, Canada.
Gauthier, Francis, 2013 (Ph.D.). ROCKWALL ICINGS: Glaciology, thermodynamic and forescasting method of ice blocks fall along the northern Gaspésie road (Québec, Canada).
Gosselin, Pascale, 2013 (M.Sc.). Thermal Erosion of Permafrost in a fluvial arctic environment, Duval River, Pangnirtung, Nunavut.
Leblanc, Anne-Marie, 2013 (Ph.D. - Co-director). Three-dimensional modeling of the thermal regime of permafrost in the Valley of Salluit, Northern Quebec, on the basis of different scenarios of climate warming.

Scientific communications
Gagnon, S., Allard, M., Nicosia, A.
, 2017. Diurnal and seasonal variations of tundra CO2 emissions in a polygonal peatland near Salluit, Nunavik, Canada. Arctic Science. DOI: 10.1139/AS-2016-0045.
Gagnon, S., L’Hérault, E., Lemay, M., Allard, M.
, 2016. New low-cost automated system of closed chambers to measure greenhouse gas emissions from the tundra. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 228: 29-41. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2016.06.012.
Barnard, C., Allard, M., L’Hérault, E., Lemay, M., Vincent, W.F.
, 2015. Adapting to changing permafrost in Salluit, Canada. Pages 166-169 dans Callaghan, T.V., Savela, H. (Éditeurs). INTERACT 2015. INTERACT Stories of Arctic Science. Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University, Århus, Danemark. DOI: 10.2312/GFZ.LIS.2015.002 .
Gauthier, F., Allard, M., Hétu, B.
, 2015. Ice wall growth and decay: Meteorological analysis and modelling. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 26(1): 84-102. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.1835.
Gauthier, F., Hétu, B., Allard, M.
, 2015. Forecasting method of ice blocks fall using logistic model and melting degree-days calculation: A case study in northern Gaspésie, Québec, Canada. Natural Hazards, 79(2): 855-880. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-015-1880-x.
Jolivel, M., Allard, M., St-Onge, G.
, 2015. Climate change and recent sedimentation in Nastapoka Sound, eastern coast of Hudson Bay. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 52(5): 322-337. DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2014-0132.
Allard, M., Manson, G.K., Mate, D.
, 2014. Reconnaissance assessment of landscape hazards and potential impacts of future climate change in Whale Cove, Nunavut. Pages 171-182 dans Summary of Activities 2013. Bureau Géoscientifique Canada-Nunavut.
Fouché, J., Keller, C., Allard, M., Ambrosi, J. P.
, 2014. Increased CO2 fluxes under warming tests and soil solution chemistry in Histic and Turbic Cryosols, Salluit, Nunavik, Canada. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 68: 185-199. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.10.007.
Tremblay, T., Leblanc-Dumas, J., Allard, M., Ross, M., Johnson, C.
, 2014. Surficial geology of central Hall Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut: summary of the 2013 field season. Pages 109-120 dans Summary of Activities 2013. Bureau Géoscientifique Canada-Nunavut.
Gauthier, F., Montagnat, M., Weiss, J., Allard, M., Hétu, B.
, 2013. Ice cascade growth and decay: a thermodynamic approach. Journal of Glaciology, 59(215): 507-523. DOI: 10.3189/2013JoG12J206.
Jolivel, M., Allard, M.
, 2013. Thermokarst and export of sediment and organic carbon in the Sheldrake River watershed, Nunavik, Canada. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, 118(3): 1729-1745. DOI: 10.1002/jgrf.20119.
Leblanc, A.-M., Mathon-Dufour, V., Allard, M., Oldenborger, G.A., Short, N., L’Hérault, E., Sladen, W.E.
, 2013. Permafrost characterization at the Iqaluit International Airport, Nunavut, in support of decision-making and planning. Pages 131-142 dans Summary of Activities 2012. Bureau Géoscientifique Canada-Nunavut.
Leblanc-Dumas, J., Allard, M., Tremblay, T.
, 2013. Quaternary geology and permafrost characteristics in central Hall Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut. Pages 101-106 dans Summary of Activities 2012. Bureau Géoscientifique Canada-Nunavut.
Vincent, W.F., Lemay, M., Allard, M., Wolfe, B.B.
, 2013. Adapting to permafrost change: A science framework. Eos, 94(42): 373-375. DOI: 10.1002/2013EO420002.