Claude Bernard, agr., Ph.D.

Claude Bernard, associate researcher

Claude Bernard

Associate Researcher

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About

Claude Bernard (agr., Ph.D.) earned a doctorate from Université Laval in soil science, as well as a master's degree in water sciences from Université du Québec (Institut national de la recherche scientifique) and a bachelor's degree in bio-agronomy from Université Laval.

He has a long history working in soil and water conservation, and particularly in soil erosion. He has been active in this field at Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ); at IRDA; and at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna. Through his collaborations with IAEA he gained expertise in utilizing radioisotopes to investigate soil erosion processes. He has participated in studies involving simulated and natural rain that range in time from a single rainfall to events spanning several decades, and that range in area from an experimental plot to an entire watershed.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Soil and water quality
  • Soil erosion
  • Use of radioisotopes to study erosion processes

Claude Bernard specializes in soil and water conservation, particularly in the area of soil erosion.

Related research project(s)

Soil

A study on the health of agricultural soils in Quebec

The project consists of evaluating soil degradation based on representative samples taken in Québec’s main soil regions and parent materials.

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Marc-Olivier Gasser
Claude Bernard
River in the winter
2017-2021

Using isotopic techniques to investigate soil erosion processes

Quantification of the scale of soil displacement and net sediment production in the past 50 years for various soil textures and compare these results with those generated by modeling the watershed with SWAT.

Researcher: Claude Bernard

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Claude Bernard
Soil
2018-2021 • Field crops

Evolution of spatial indicators of soil health in Québec and Ontario in response to a changing climate

This project aims to improve our understanding of the evolution and spatial variability of soil health indicators as barometers of climate change.

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Marc-Olivier Gasser
Claude Bernard
Organic soil
2019-2023 • Market gardening

Using cesium-137 to quantify organic horticultural soil erosion

Project to quantify the long-term (60+ years) severity of erosion of organic horticultural soils.

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Claude Bernard
Marc-Olivier Gasser

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Josée Boisclair, researcher

Josée Boisclair

Researcher

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Olivier Breton-Bourgault, research assistant

Olivier Breton-Bourgault

Research Assistant

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Caroline Côté, researcher

Caroline Côté

Researcher

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