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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

 

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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.

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

Liu, Weibo (Post-Doctorate fellow). Investigation of a talik below the Kuuguluk River at Salluit in Nunavik used as a source of drinking water.

Perreault, Julie (Master). Infrared thermography of surface conditions, surface temperatures follow-up of a permafrost mound at Umiujaq and numerical modelling of permafrost degradation.

 
 

Recent CEN theses

El Baroudi, Majid , 2018 (Doctorate). 3D induced polarization tomography for permafrost investigation in Northern Quebec.

Banville, David , 2016 (Master). Tridimensional cryohydrogeologic modeling of watershed affected by permafrost.

 
 
 
 

Scientific communications

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 28: 833-851. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-020-02110-4.

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.

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.

Fortier, R., Leblanc, A.-M., Yu, W., 2011. Impacts of permafrost degradation on a road embankment at Umiujaq in Nunavik (Quebec), Canada. Revue canadienne de géotechnique, 48: 720-740. DOI: 10.1139/T10-101.

 
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