Research team

greenhouse gas offset program, through tree planting
A biologist and professor in the Department of Fundamental Sciences at UQAC, for 30 years he has divided his career between higher education, consulting, research and fieldwork in environmental sciences. Author of several books including " Vivre les changements climatiques, Réagir pour l’avenir " with François Richard (Éditions MultiMondes, 2007), he has receivednumerous awards for the quality of his work. He was director of the European Institute for Environmental Consulting in Strasbourg (France) (1993-94) and editor-in-chief of the review ECODÉCISION (1994-97). He acted as commissioner or as expert in several public consultations. He currently teaches in the Department of Fundamental Sciences at UQAC where he is also responsible for the Diplôme d’Études Supérieures Spécialisées (DÉSS) in eco-consulting. He has chaired the Advisory Committee of the Desjardins Environment Fund since its creation and sits on the scientific committees of CO2Solution, on the scientific committee of the OURANOS Consortium and onthe scientific committee of the Center for the conservation of boreal biodiversity. He is also a member of the Auditor General of Quebec's advisory committee on the environment and sustainable development. He is a member of the scientific committee of the commission on the future of Quebec agriculture and agri-food. A renowned speaker, he won the 2005 Canadian Environmental Awards silver medal in the climate change division.
Claude Villeneuve
Biologiste, professeur, directeur de la Chaire en Éco-Conseil de l’UQAC
Associate professor, biologist trained at Laval University (B.Sc., 2001; M.Sc., 2004) with a doctorate in environmental science from the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio (PhD, 2010). He has eight years of research experience in Europe where he collaborated and led projects on the ecology of boreal and subarctic ecosystems. His work and publications focus on industrial ecology and the effects of climate change on northern ecosystems, such as peatlands and forests. He uses Carbone boréal plantations to test thesoil benefits and growth of trees planted with two types of industrial residues.He has carried out significant work on the development of sustainable management of paper mill biosolids and has solid expertise in the assessment of biogeochemical cycles and emissions of volatile organic compounds in ecosystems. He did a post-doctorate at the Helmholtz researchcenter (Munich, Germany) where he worked on a project on the interactions between poplars, poplar and willow leaf beetles (insect pests) and mycorrhizae.
Patrick Faubert
A biologist trained at the University of Provence (B.Sc.), at the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (M.Sc.) and at the University of Toulouse (Ph.D.), he completed his doctorate on nitrogen conservation strategies and plant nutrition in the subalpine region of the Pyrenees (France). Since 2010, he has worked for several research organizations in Canada (Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ouranos, University of Montreal, UQAC) and in the United States (University of Illinois at Chicago). His research focuses on various themes related to climate change and biogeochemical cycles in temperate and boreal forests in Quebec. He joined Carbone boréal in 2019 to lead research projects on the dynamics of natural regeneration and acclimatization of different species and provenances of trees in boreal forests.
Charles Marty
A biologist trained at Laval University (B.Sc and M.Sc. in co-supervision with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans) as well as at York University in Toronto (Ph.D.), she has various expertise in both marine and terrestrial environments. She has carried out several international research projects with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. Specializing in ecology, she has been a manager for private companies with the mandate to establish a scientific spirit and biodiversity conservation. She has therefore developed expertise in the implementation of sustainable development in business management. She has a solid experience in management and in all kinds of communication: science, media, education. She is a research coordinator for Carbone boréal as well as for the Chair in eco-consulting in addition to acting as a scientific writer and editor.
Sylvie Bouchard
A biologist trained at UQAC, he completed his master's degree in renewable resources on carbon sequestration in boreal open woodlands. He also holds a 2nd cycle certificate in sustainable management of forest carbon. Before his academic career, he worked in the forestry sector for several years. Since 2014, he has been part of the Carbone boréal team as a research professional. Among of other things, he manages the planning and the logistics of the establishment of plantations and experimental devices, the monitoring and the verification of plantations, and he provides assistance to researchers and student-researchers in the different phases of their research projects.
Olivier Fradette
Biol., M.Sc.
Geographer specialized in physical environment and certified eco-advisor, he holds a Master in renewable resource management with an expertise in forest carbon modeling. He has fifteen years of experience in the field of sustainable development and more specifically in greenhouse gases management system (emissions, balance sheet, reduction project and carbon footprint) as well as life cycle analysis. His master’s degree aimed to quantify the loss of carbon sinks due to flooding of a forest area by the Eastman hydroelectric reservoir, north of Chibougamau (province of Quebec, Canada) using the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector (CBM-CFS3). As a research professional in the Eco-advising chair, he participates in the quantification of GHG emissions from organizations and forest areas.
Pierre-Luc Dessureault
Éco-conseiller diplômé©, M.Sc., Professionnel de recherche