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Richard Fortier

 

Regular member

Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Université Laval

Adrien-Pouliot Building
1065 avenue de la Médecine
Université Laval
Quebec, Canada
G1V 0A6

418.656.2131 extension 405739
richard.fortier@ggl.ulaval.ca

 

 


 

Research Themes

  • Dynamics of northern landforms in response to climatic variations: the case of coastal areas.
  • Regional cartography in hydrogeology, environment and natural hazards.
  • Study of the degradation mecanisms of the flow behaviour of permafrost sensitive to climate changes.
  • Study of the loss of bearing capacity of road structures caused by thaw events.
 
 

CEN Students / Postdoctoral fellows

Bussière, Léa (Doctorate). Hydrogeophysics of permafrost mounds in Nunavik (Québec) and relic traces of permafrost degradation in Aquitaine (France) – An analog study to understand the paleo-recharge of regional aquifers in the Aquitaine sedimentary basin.

Groh, Till (Doctorate). Development of meteorological indicators and thresholds for the identification and prediction of natural hazards in Nunavik.

 
 

Recent CEN theses

Fortin, Jonathan , 2020 (Master). Study of ice rich permafrost thaw consolidation at Umiujaq in Nunavik (Quebec) .

Perreault, Julie , 2020 (Master).

Observations and numerical modeling of the influence of surface conditions on permafrost degradation in the Tasiapik valley in Umiujaq (Nunavik, Quebec)
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El Baroudi, Majid , 2018 (Doctorate). 3D induced polarization tomography for permafrost investigation in Northern Quebec.

 
 
 
 

Scientific communications

Liu, W., Fortier, R., Molson, J., Lemieux, J.-M., 2021. A conceptual model for talik dynamics and icing formation in a river floodplain in the continuous permafrost zone at Salluit, Nunavik (Quebec), Canada. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 32(3): 468-483. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.2111.

Perreault, J., Fortier, R., Molson, J., 2021. Numerical modelling of permafrost dynamics under climate change and evolving ground surface conditions: application to an instrumented permafrost mound at Umiujaq, Nunavik (Québec), Canada. Écoscience, 28(3). DOI: 10.1080/11956860.2021.1949819.

Boilard, T., Bilodeau, G., Morency, S., Messaddeq, Y., Fortier, R., Trépanier, F., Bernier, M., 2020. Curvature sensing using a hybrid polycarbonate-silica multicore fiber. Optics Express, 28(26): 39387-39399. DOI: 10.1364/OE.411363.

Cochand, M., Molson, J., Barth, J., van Geldern , R., Lemieux, J.-M., Fortier, R., Therrien, R., 2020. Rapid groundwater recharge dynamics determined from hydrogeochemical and isotope data in a small permafrost watershed near Umiujaq (Nunavik, Canada). Hydrogeology Journal, Topical Collection, 28: 853-868. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-020-02109-x.

Dagenais, S., Molson, J., Lemieux, J.-M., Fortier, R., Therrien, R., 2020. Coupled cryo-hydrogeological modelling of permafrost dynamics near Umiujaq (Nunavik, Canada). Hydrogeology Journal, Topical Collection, 28: 887-904. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-020-02111-3.

Fortier, R., Banville, D., Lévesque, R., Lemieux, J.-M., Molson, J., Therrien, R., Ouellet, M., 2020. Development of a three-dimensional geological model, based on Quaternary chronology, geological mapping, and geophysical investigation, of a watershed in the discontinuous permafrost zone near Umiujaq (Nunavik, Canada). Hydrogeology Journal, Topical Collection, 28: 813-832. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-020-02113-1.

Jamin, P., Cochand, M., Dagenais, S., Lemieux, J.-M., Fortier, R., Molson, J., Brouyère, S., 2020. Direct measurement of groundwater flux in aquifers within the discontinuous permafrost zone: an application of the finite volume point dilution method near Umiujaq (Nunavik, Canada). Hydrogeology Journal, Topical Collection, 28: 869-885. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-020-02108-y.

Lemieux, J.-M., Fortier, R., Molson, J., Therrien, R., Ouellet, M., 2020. Topical Collection: Hydrogeology of a cold-region watershed near Umiujaq (Nunavik, Canada). Hydrogeology Journal, Topical Collection, 28: 809-812. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-020-02131-z.

Lemieux, J.-M., Fortier, R., Murray, R., Dagenais, S., Cochand, M., Delottier, H., Therrien, R., Molson, J., Pryet, A., Parhizkar, M., 2020. Groundwater dynamics within a watershed in the discontinuous permafrost zone near Umiujaq (Nunavik, Canada). Hydrogeology Journal, Topical Collection, 28: 833-851. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-020-02110-4.

Young, N., Lemieux, J.-M., Delottier, H., Fortier, R., Fortier, P., 2020. A conceptual model for anticipating the impact of landscape evolution on groundwater recharge in degrading permafrost environments. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(11), e2020GL087695. DOI: 10.1029/2020GL087695.

Li, G., Wang, F., Ma, W., Fortier, R., Mu, Y., Yuncheng, M., Hou, X., 2018. Variations in strength and deformation of compacted loess exposed to wetting-drying and freeze-thaw cycles. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 151: 159-167. DOI: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2018.03.021.

Nowamooz, A., Dupuis, C.J., Beaudoin, G., Molson, J., Lemieux, J.-M., Horswill, M., Fortier, R., Larachi, F., Maldague, X., Constantin, M., Duchesne, J., Therrien, R., 2018. Atmospheric carbon mineralization in an industrial-scale chrysotile mining waste pile. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(14): 8050-8057. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b01128.

Tabarro, P.G., Pouliot, J., Losier, L.-M., Fortier, R., 2018. Detection and location of buried infrastructures using ground penetrating radar: A new approach based on GIS and data integration. International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling (IJ3DIM), 7(2): 57-77. DOI: 10.4018/IJ3DIM.2018040103.

Beaudoin, G., Nowamooz, A., Assima, G.P., Lechat, K., Gras, A., Entezari, A., Kandjid, E.H.B., Awoh, A.-S., Horswill, M., Turcotte, S., Larachi, F., Dupuis, C., Molson, J., Lemieux, J.-M., Maldague, X., Plante, B., Bussières, B., Constantin, M., Duchesne, J., Therrien, R., Fortier, R., 2017. Passive mineral carbonation of Mg-rich mine wastes by atmospheric CO2. Energy Procedia, 114: 6083-6086. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1745 .

Bélanger, K., Locat, A., Fortier, R., Demers, D., 2017. Geophysical and geotechnical characterization of a sensitive clay deposit in Brownsburg, Quebec. Pages 77-86 in Thakur, V., L'Heureux, J.-S., Locat, A. (Editors). Landslides in Sensitive Clays: From Research to Implementation. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Springer International Publishing AG.

Banville, D., Fortier, R., Dupuis, C., 2016. Objective interpretation of induced polarization tomography using a quantitative approach for the investigation of periglacial environments. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 130: 218-233. DOI: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2016.04.019.

Lemieux, J.-M., Fortier, R., Talbot Poulin, M.-C., Molson, J., Therrien, R., Ouellet, M., Banville, D., Cochand, M., Murray, R., 2016. Groundwater occurrence in cold environments: examples from Nunavik, Canada. Hydrogeology Journal, 24(6): 1497-1513. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-016-1411-1.

Yu, W., Yi, X., Niu, Y., Fortier, R., Mu, Y., Zhang, J., 2016. Dynamic thermal regime of permafrost beneath embankment of Qinghai-Tibet Highway under the scenarios of changing structure and climate warming. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 126: 76-81. DOI: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2016.03.011.

Tremblay, Y., Lemieux, J.-M., Fortier, R., Molson, J., Therrien, R., Therrien, P., Comeau, G., Talbot Poulin, M.-C., 2015. Semi-automated filtering of data outliers to improve spatial analysis of piezometric data. Hydrogeology Journal, 23(5): 851-868. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-015-1257-y.

El Baroudi, M., Fortier, R., 2014. Tomographie bidimensionnelle et tridimensionnelle de polarisation provoquée d'un pergélisol riche en glace au Québec nordique, Canada. Notes et Mémoires du Service Géologique du Maroc: 1-19.

Fabien-Ouellet, G., Fortier, R., 2014. Using all seismic arrivals in shallow seismic investigations. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 103: 31–42. DOI: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2013.12.009.

Fabien-Ouellet, G., Fortier, R., Giroux, B., 2014. Joint acquisition and processing of seismic reflections and surface waves in a sensitive clay deposit in the outaouais region (Québec), Canada. Pages 241-252 in LNullHeureux, J.-S., Locat, A., Leroueil, S., Demers, D., Locat, J. (Editors). Landslides in Sensitive Clays: From Geosciences to Risk Management. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Springer. Netherlands.

Stephani, E., Fortier, D., Shur, Y., Fortier, R., Doré, G., 2014. A geosystems approach to permafrost investigations for engineering applications, an example from a road stabilization experiment, Beaver Creek, Yukon, Canada. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 100: 20-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2013.12.006.

 
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