Here are the headlines of this issue of November 2020:
• 2020 Field Season (2nd part):
- Enzymatic latch: An approach for enhancing Sphagnum productivity and limiting decomposition and carbon emission.
- Monitoring the restoration of a disturbed peatland by an access road in Alberta (Part 1).
• Recent publication:
- Meilleur, S. 2020. Facteurs influençant la régénération des mousses de fen dans un contexte de restauration de tourbière. M.Sc. thesis, Université Laval, Québec. 40 pp.
• Other news…
- An exploited peatland road restoration: a video.For more information
Congratulations to Michel Allard, CEN member and professor in the Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics, promoted to the rank of professor emeritus by Université Laval!
This promotion to the rank of Emeritus is the highest recognition granted by Université Laval to a faculty member. It underscores the brilliant scientific and academic career of Professor Michel Allard and the extent of his contribution to the advancement of knowledge in quaternary geology, geomorphology, permafrost science and climatology. His work, which has focused on the impact of thawing permafrost on the natural environment and infrastructure in the Far North, has led to concrete improvements in the lives of these communities and the resilience of their development to climate change.
The scientific community has lost a pillar of Arctic research, Dr. Louis Fortier. The CEN would like to acknowledge Louis' important contribution to the advancement and influence of Arctic science. A visionary and driven individual, Louis generated many synergies during his career that have served and will continue to serve all areas of Arctic research for a long time to come. The CEN and its members extend their sympathy to Dr. Fortier's family and friends.
As part of the activities planned to mark the 60th anniversary of CEN in 2021, a special issue of the journal Écoscience will be published to highlight research work for the benefit of sustainable development in the North and to demonstrate the interdisciplinarity and scope research work in northern regions carried out by CEN members and, finally, to highlight the contribution of Mr. Louis-Edmond Hamelin, the founder of CEN, to the advancement of northern research. This initiative echoes the special issue of the journal Écoscience on 50 years of multidisciplinary research in the Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik sector in Nunavik which was produced in 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of CEN (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/teco20/18/3?nav=tocList&).
The guest editorial committee of this special issue of the journal Écoscience, composed of Najat Bhiry, Monique Bernier, Nicolas Lecompte, James Woollett and Richard Fortier, invites and invites CEN members to submit manuscripts for this special issue. For this purpose, please contact Najat Bhiry (firstname.lastname@example.org) to submit a manuscript proposal providing a preliminary title, the list of authors and a short summary. The invited editorial committee will quickly respond to your proposal. Looking forward to reading you.
In response to the exceptional pandemic situation at COVID-19 and in accordance with the directives of the Government of Quebec and Laval University, no reservations at Centre for Northern Studies (CEN) research stations will be possible until further notice. Please note that the reopening of CEN stations will be based on the evolution of research deconfinement measures put in place by the Nunavik regional authorities. Ultimately, the reopening of our research stations in Nunavik will be done on a case-by-case basis according to the instructions and approval procedures that will be communicated to us. When we become aware of these instructions and procedures, we will inform you. We thank you for your understanding and collaboration.