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Thomas Buffin-Bélanger

 

Regular member

Department of biology, chemistry and geography, UQAR

Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) 300, allée des Ursulines
UQAR
Quebec, Canada
G5L 3A1

418.723.1986 extension 1577
thomas_buffin-belanger@uqar.ca

 

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Research Themes

  • Dynamics of sediment tranport in rivers.
  • Evolution of river channel shapes.
  • River dynamics in cold regions.
 
 

CEN Students / Postdoctoral fellows

Biehler, Antoine (Doctorate - Codirector). Hydrological and geochemical connectivity in the aquifer-river continuum .

Boulet, Yan (Master - Codirector). Hydrologic and Hydrogeologic Response of Small Watershed - Alluvial Fan Systems in Northern Gaspésie.

Maltais, Maxime (Master). Large woody debris and the freedom space of the Mont-Louis River, Gaspésie.

Massé, Simon (Doctorate). The integration of scientific knowledge on hydrogeomorphological processes in fluvial risk management strategies in Quebec in the context of climate change.

 
 

Recent CEN theses

Martel, Nancy , 2019 (Master). Analysis of the flow structure at a river confluence in the presence of ice cover .

Besnard, Clément , 2016 (Master). Development and application of the hydrogeomorphological method to assess fluvial hazards of floodplains in southern Quebec.

Boivin, Maxime , 2016 (Doctorate). N/A.

Caron, Tristan , 2016 (Master). Characterization of the dynamics of coastal streams' mouth and their role in the morphosedimentary dynamics of sandy beaches on the North Shore of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Québec.

 
 

Scientific communications

Biehler, A., Chaillou, G., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Baudron, P., 2020.

Hydrological connectivity in the aquifer–river continuum: Impact of river stages on the geochemistry of groundwater floodplains. Journal of Hydrology, 590, 125379. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.125379.

Massé, S., Demers, S., Besnard, C., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Biron, P., Choné, G., Massey, W., 2020. Development of a mapping approach encompassing most fluvial processes: Lessons learned from the freedom space for rivers concept in Quebec (Canada). River Research and Applications, 36(6 - Special Issue: Innovative Approaches in River Management and Restoration): 947-959. DOI: 10.1002/rra.3567.

Mazgareanu, I., Biron, P., Buffin-Bélanger, T., 2020. A fuzzy GIS model to determine confluence morphological sensitivity to tributary inputs at the watershed scale. Geomorphology, 357, 107095. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2020.107095.

Biron, P., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Martel, N., 2019. Three‐dimensional turbulent structures at a medium‐sized confluence with and without an ice cover. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 44(15): 3042-3056. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4718.

Biron, P., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Massé, S., 2018. The need for river management and stream restoration practices to integrate hydrogeomorphology. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien, 62(2): 288-295. DOI: 10.1111/cag.12407.

Chaillou, G., Touchette, M., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Cloutier, C.-A., Hétu, B., Roy, M.-A., 2018. Hydrogeochemical evolution and grounwater mineralization of shallow aquifers in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, Québec, Canada. Canadian Water Resources Journal, 43(Issue 2: Special Issue: Results from the Quebec Groundwater Knowledge Acquisition Program): 136-151. DOI: 10.1080/07011784.2017.1387817.

Massé, S., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Biron, P., Ruiz, J., 2018. La portée et les limites des approches participatives pour la gestion intégrée des inondations / Scope and limitations of participatory approaches for integrated flood management. Revue des Sciences de l’eau, 31(4): 327-414. DOI: 10.7202/1055593ar.

Benacchio, V., Piégay, H., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Vaudor, L., 2017. A new methodology for monitoring wood fluxes in rivers using a ground camera: Potential and limits. Geomorphology, 279: 44-55. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.07.019.

Boivin, M., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Piégay, H., 2017. Estimation of large wood budgets in a watershed and river corridor at interdecadal to interannual scales in a cold-temperate fluvial system. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42(13): 2199-2213. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4174.

Boivin, M., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Piégay, H., 2017. Interannual kinetics (2010–2013) of large wood in a river corridor exposed to a 50-year flood event and fluvial ice dynamics. Geomorphology, 279: 59-73. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.07.010.

Buffin-Bélanger, T., Demers, S., Montané, A., 2017. Hydrogeomorphology and the flood phenomenom. Pages 167-191 in Vinet, F. (Editor). Floods : Volume 1 - Risk Knowledge. Elsevier Ltd. DOI: 10.1016/B978-1-78548-268-7.50010-9.

Montané, A., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Vinet, F., Vento, O., 2017. La simplification des atlas de zones inondables par l'approche hydrogéomorphologique: une nécessité pour la pérennité de la méthode. Cybergeo(831). DOI: 10.4000/cybergeo.28557.

Montané, A., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Vinet, F., Vento, O., 2017. Mappings extreme floods with numerical floodplain models (NFM) in France. Applied Geography, 80: 15-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.01.002.

Buffin-Bélanger, T., Cloutier, C.-A., Tremblay, C., Chaillou, G., Larocque, M., 2016. Dynamics of groundwater floodwaves and groundwater flood events in an alluvial aquifer. Canadian Water Resources Journal, 41(4: Special Issue: Groundwater – Surface Water Interactions in Canada): 469-483. DOI: 10.1080/07011784.2015.1102651.

Hétu, B., Fortin, G., Dubé, J., Boucher, D., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Gagnon, J.-P., 2016. Les conditions nivologiques et hydro-météorologiques propices au déclenchement des coulées de slush: l'exemple du Québec (Canada). Climatologie, 13: 71-95.

Larocque, M., Biron, P., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Needelman, M., Cloutier, C.-A., McKenzie, J.M., 2016. Role of the geomorphic setting in controlling groundwater–surface water exchanges in riverine wetlands: A case study from two southern Québec rivers (Canada). Canadian Water Resources Journal, 41(4: Special Issue: Groundwater – Surface Water Interactions in Canada): 528-542. DOI: 10.1080/07011784.2015.1128360.

Massé, S., Buffin-Bélanger, T., 2016. Understanding hydrogeomorphological dynamics and the distribution of large wood jams to promote sustainable river management strategies. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien, 60(4): 505-518. DOI: 10.1111/cag.12283.

Boivin, M., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Piégay, H., 2015. The raft of the Saint-Jean River, Gaspé (Québec, Canada): A dynamic feature trapping most of the wood transported from the catchment. Geomorphology, 231: 270-280. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.12.015.

Buffin-Bélanger, T., Bergeron, N., Dubé, J., 2015. River ice formation in small rivers. Pages 385-409 in Beltaos, S. (Editor). River Ice Formation. Committee on River Ice Processes and the Environment and Hydrology Section of the Canadian Geophysical Union.

Buffin-Bélanger, T., Biron, P., Larocque, M., Demers, S., Olsen, T., Choné, G., Ouellet, M.-A., Cloutier, C.-A., Desjarlais, C., Eyquem, J., 2015. Freedom space for rivers: An economically viable river management concept in a changing climate. Geomorphology, 251: 137-148. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.05.013.

Dubé, J., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Bergeron, N., 2015. Le rôle de la morphologie d’une succession seuil-mouille dans la croissance et l’évolution d’un couvert de glace. Géomorphologie : relief, processus, environnement, 21(4): 343-358. DOI: 10.4000/geomorphologie.11178.

Hétu, B., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Savard, M., Bolduc, S., 2015. La plaine alluviale de la rivière Eastmain, Jamésie (Québec): stratigraphie, sédimentologie, paléoécologie. Pages 73-111 in Bibeau, P., Denton, D., Burroughs, A. (Editors). Ce que la rivière nous procurait – Archéologie et histoire du réservoir de l’Eastmain-1. Collection Mercure.

Montané, A., Vinet, F., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Vento, O., Masson, M., 2015. Cartographie hydrogéomorphologique: émergence d'utilisations règlementaires en France. Physio-Géo, 9: 37-60. DOI: 10.4000/physio-geo.4397.

Morin, S., Boucher, É., Buffin-Bélanger, T., 2015. The spatial variability of ice-jam bank morphologies along the Mistassini River (Quebec, Canada): an indicator of the ice-jam regime? Natural Hazards, 77(3): 2117-2138. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-015-1693-y.

Parent, V., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Nozais, C., 2015. L’histoire d'un cours d'eau étouffé par un aménagement d’urgence: le cas du Bonhomme-Morency au Bas-Saint-Laurent. L’Estuaire, 75: 28-43.

Biron, P., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Larocque, M., Choné, G., Cloutier, C.-A., Ouellet, M.-A., Demers, S., Olsen, T., Desjarlais, C., Eyquem, J., 2014. Freedom space for rivers: A sustainable management approach to enhance river resilience. Environmental Management, 54(5): 1056-1073. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-014-0366-z.

Cloutier, C.-A., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Larocque, M., 2014. Controls of groundwater floodwave propagation in a gravelly floodplain. Journal of Hydrology, 511: 423-431. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.02.014.

Demers, S., Olsen, T., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Marchand, J.-P., Biron, P., Morneau, F., 2014. L'hydrogéomorphologie appliquée à la gestion de l'aléa d'inondation en climat tempéré froid: l'exemple de la rivière Matane (Québec). Physio-Géo, 8: 67-88. DOI: 10.4000/physiogeo. 3813.

Marchand, J.-P., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Hétu, B., St-Onge, G., 2014. Stratigraphy and infill history of the glacially eroded Matane River Valley, eastern Quebec, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 51(2): 105-124. DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2013-0054.

Rice, S.P., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Reid, I., 2014. Sensitivity of interfacial hydraulics to the microtopographic roughness of water-lain gravels. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 39: 184-199. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3438.

B. Hamel, V., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Hétu, B., 2013. Contribution à l'étude de l'érosion des berges: analyse à haute résolution spatio-temporelle des mouvements subaériens sur une berge de la rivière Ouelle, Québec, Canada. Géomorphologie : relief, processus, environnement, 2: 119-132.

Biron, P., Choné, G., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Demers, S., Olsen, T., 2013. Improvement of streams hydro-geomorphological assessment using LiDAR DEMs. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38(15): 1808-1821. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3425.

Buffin-Bélanger, T., Roy, A.G., Demers, S., 2013. Turbulence in river flows. Pages 69-86 in Schroder, J.F. (Editor). Treatise in geomorphology. Academic Press.

Demers, S., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Roy, A.G., 2013. Macroturbulent coherent structures in an ice-covered river flow using a pulse-coherent acoustic Doppler profiler. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38(9): 937-946. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3334.

Bertoldi, W., Piégay, H., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Graham, D., Rice, S., 2012. Applications of close-range imagery in river research. Pages 341-366 in Carbonneau, P.E., Piégay, H. (Editors). Fluvial Remote Sensing for Science and Management. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. DOI: 10.1002/9781119940791.ch15.

Meshkova, L.V., Carling, P.A., Buffin-Bélanger, T., 2012. Nomenclature, complexity, semi-alluvial channels and sediment-flux driven bedrock erosion. Pages 424-431 in Church, M., Biron, P., Roy, A.G. (Editors). Gravel-Bed River : Processes, tools, environment. John Wiley & Sons.

Allard, G., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Bergeron, N., 2011. Analysis of frazil ice as a geomorphic agent in a frazil pool. River Research and Applications, 27(9): 1136-1148. DOI: 10.1002/rra.

Bergeron, N., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Dubé, J., 2011. Conceptual model of river ice types and dynamics along sedimentary links. River Research and Applications, 27: 1159-1167. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1479.

Buffin-Bélanger, T., Bergeron, N., 2011. Editorial : Advances in river ice sciences. River Research and Applications, 27(9): 1073-1075. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1507.

Demers, S., Buffin-Bélanger, T., 2011. Une méthode illustrée pour la sectorisation morphodynamique de la rivière Neigette (Québec). The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien, 55(3): 318-333. DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-0064.2011.00362.x.

Demers, S., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Roy, A.G., 2011. Helical cell motions in a small ice-covered meander river reach. River Research and Applications, 27(9): 1118–1125. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1451.

Poupier, M., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Waab, J.-P., 2011. Représentations des connaissances scientifiques par des gestionnaires de la gestion intégrée au Québec. Cahiers de géographie du Québec, 55(155): 197-214.

 
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