Aubert Michaud, retraité

Researcher, Ph.D.

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Aubert Michaud (Ph.D) holds a doctorate in soils from Université Laval, as well as a bachelor's and master's degree in the same field from McGill University. From 1987 to 1997 he worked at Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec. There, he assisted agricultural stakeholders in the transition to soil conservation practices by coordinating continuing education activities, farm trial networks, and technical and financial guidance programs for agricultural businesses. Aubert has been with IRDA since 1998, where he and his team describe the processes that underlie nonpoint source contamination of surface water in agricultural areas and develop tools to manage it. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and in the Department of Soil and Agri-Food Engineering at Université Laval.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Hydrology
  • Soil physics
  • Nonpoint source surface water contamination
  • Geomatics
  • Remote sensing and modelling applied to the management of land plots and watersheds

Related research project(s)


Hydrometric monitoring of the Ruisseau Bouchard watershed

This project will assist with the ongoing hydrometric monitoring of the flux and quality of water in Ruisseau Bouchard.

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Aubert Michaud, retraité
2019 • Field crops

EPERLAB Project: A collective effort to study and restore Rivière Boyer

Project to restore the rainbow smelt spawning grounds at the mouth of Rivière Boyer on the St. Lawrence River.

Researchers: Aubert Michaud, retraité Luc Belzile

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Aubert Michaud, retraité
2019-2021 • Field cropsMarket gardening

OGeMOS Project: Developing and deploying an online tool for managing soil organic matter

This project will develop a versatile tool that will allow to simulate the impacts of agricultural practices on soil organic matter.

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Aubert Michaud, retraité
Marc-Olivier Gasser
Simon Ricard
2019-2022 • Field crops

Using controlled drainage to optimize water and nutrient uptake by crops

This project relies on the continuous measurement of field water table heights; water exports; as well as sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus runoff into drains at four field-crop production sites.

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Aubert Michaud, retraité

Protecting the Rivière-Ouelle watershed

Steps are being taken throughout the watershed to preserve Rivière-Ouelle's water quality.

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Aubert Michaud, retraité


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Lélia Anderson, research assistant

Lélia Anderson

Research Assistant

418 643-2380
ext 649

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Paul Deschênes, research assistant

Paul Deschênes

Research Assistant

450 653-7368
ext 381

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Cédric Morin, instrumentation technician

Cédric Morin

Instrumentation Technician

418 643-2380
ext 604

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