Tania Gibéryen (Ph.D. student)

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

Email: tania.giberyen.1@ulaval.ca



Director : Michel Allard
Co-director : Caroline Desbiens
Co-director : Guy Doré

Research project
Reducing Uncertainty and Risk of Arctic Ground Instability in a Changing World.

With the recent announcement of Québec’s provincial government’s Plan Nord, Nunavik will see a 500 new houses sweep onto it’s territory over the next 5 years. The local Inuit communities are confronted with the pressuring need to find suitable land to safely accommodate the new infrastructures in the long term.

Additional to human and environmental constraints are those related to warming permafrost. Intensive studies on four Nunavik communities (Inukjuak, Puvirnituq, Akulivik, Kangirsuk) have allowed us to extensively consult local and regional authorities on their planning and management considerations. Recent and archived drilling data have been used to corroborate air photo interpretation, surficial geology and permafrost mapping. All collected information are integrated into aggregated maps that will eventually serve as community master plans. General recommendations on how to best manage and plan for community expansions on warming permafrost are made. Appropriate engineering techniques assuring long-term stable foundations are outlined and additionally mapped, taking into consideration the variable terrain conditions and simulated changes in permafrost temperature and active layer thickness according to climate change scenarios.

The final purpose of our results is for them to support local and regional governments in their community planning process towards the best possible climate change adaptation strategies.


Scientific communications
Grandmont, K., Cardille, J. A., Fortier, D., Gibéryen, T.
, 2012. Assessing land suitability for residential development in permafrost regions: A multi-criteria approach to land-use planning in Northern Quebec, Canada. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 14(1). DOI: 10.1142/S1464333212500032.
Gibéryen, T., Allard, M., Desbiens, C.
, 2011. La planification des communautés inuit du Nunavik sur le pergélisol: la prise en compte de facteurs autres que géotechniques. Symposium nordique 2011 - Colloque annuel du CEN, Québec, Québec, Canada.
Gibéryen, T.
, 2011. 6 Méint an der Arktis - Liewen a Fuerschen matt den Inuit. Conférence grand-public, supporté par le Comité luxembourgeois pour l'année polaire (COLUPO) et le Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR.lu), Frisange, Luxembourg.
Allard, M., L’Hérault, E., Gibéryen, T., Barrette, C.
, 2010. L'impact des changements climatiques sur la problématique de la fonte du pergélisol au village de Salluit, Nunavik - Salluit : s’adapter et croître. Rapport final pour le Ministère des affaires municipales, des régions et de l’occupation du territoire (MAMROT). Québec, Québec, Canada.
Gibéryen, T., Allard, M., Desbiens, C.
, 2010. Aménagement des villages nordiques sur pergélisol (Community planning on permafrost in Nunavik). Symposium nordique 2010 - Colloque conjoint Centre d’études nordiques - ArcticWOLVES - Caribou Ungava - Chaire de recherche industrielle CRSNG-Produits forestiers Anticosti, Québec, Québec, Canada.
Gibéryen, T., Allard, M., Desbiens, C.
, 2010. Community planning on permafrost in Nunavik - The case study of Salluit (Affiche). Third European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP III), Longyearbyen, Norvège.
Gibéryen, T., Jolivel, M.
, 2010. Le pergélisol dans l'arctique canadienne. Workshop, primary school, Québec, Québec, Canada.
Allard, M., Gibéryen, T., L’Hérault, E., Sarrazin, D.
, 2009. L’impact des changements climatiques sur la problématique de la fonte du pergélisol au village de Salluit. Volet numéro 2 : espaces potentiellement disponibles pour la construction. Rapport d'étape pour le Ministère des affaires municipales, des régions et de l’occupation du territoire du Québec (MAMROT).
Gibéryen, T., Allard, M., Desbiens, C.
, 2009. Aménagement communautaire en milieu de pergélisol à Salluit, Nunavik (Community planning on permafrost in Salluit, Nunavik). Mini-Colloque du CEN, Québec, Québec, Canada.
Gibéryen, T., Allard, M., Desbiens, C.
, 2009. Community planning on permafrost in Nunavik. Colloque CIÉRA-AÉA, Québec, Québec, Canada.
Gibéryen, T., Allard, M., Desbiens, C.
, 2009. Community planning on permafrost in Nunavik. Colloque Forum Dialogue (Le Forum international de la recherche et de la mobilisation des connaissances est le rendez-vous annuel des membres de DIALOG), Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Gibéryen, T., Allard, M., Desbiens, C.
, 2009. Community planning on permafrost in Salluit, Nunavik. 9th International ACUNS Student Conference on Northern Studies and Polar Regions, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.
Gibéryen, T., Allard, M.
, 2009. Community planning in Nunavik. 6th ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting, Victoria, Colombie-Britannique, Canada.
Gibéryen, T., Allard, M., Desbiens, C.
, 2008. Community planning on permafrost in Nunavik. Arctic Change, ArcticNet ASM, Québec, Québec, Canada.
Gibéryen, T.
, 2008. Climate change, permafrost and community planning. Youth Forum on Arctic Climate Change (FJCCA), Workshop, Québec, Québec, Canada.

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