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Dr. Émilie Saulnier-Talbot

Émilie Saulnier-Talbot

Assistant professor
Biology and Geography
Université Laval
pavillon Alexandre-Vachon 1045, av. de la Médecine
G1V 0A6 Québec

  1-418-656-2131 ext. 412301

Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        I am an environmental researcher relying mainly on the paleolimnological approach. My main research interests are quantifying the effects of global change on the distribution, quantity, and quality of aquatic resources; investigating long-term dynamics of biodiversity in aquatic environments; identifying causes and consequences of water resources depletion and pollution; assessing aquatic ecosystem exposure and vulnerability to climate change and human stressors.
Official PAGES function(s)        Human Traces Steering Committee member
Official functions (outside of PAGES)        Research Chair on coastal ecosystems and port, industrial and maritime activities
PAGES interests        ACME, Future Earth
Topics        Climate dynamics, Ecosystem processes, Human impacts & interactions, Ice dynamics, Proxy development, Sea level and coastal processes, Thresholds and abrupt changes, Water
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Holocene, Last millennia
Regions        Africa, Arctic, Australasia, Europe, Global, Mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere, Mid-latitude Southern Hemisphere, North America
Archives        Documentary records, Instrumental records, Lake sediments, Ocean sediments
Sector        Academia / Education, Research
Discipline        (Paleo)ecology, (Paleo)limnology, (Paleo)oceanography, Sedimentology
Laboratory        Diatoms, Grain-size, Magnetic susceptibility



31. Kahlert M, K Rühland, I Lavoie, F Keck, É Saulnier-Talbot, D Bogan, B Brua, S Campeau, J Culp, K Christoffersen, Á Einarsson, L Forsström, J Lento, S-M Karjalainen, S Schneider, R Shaftel, J Smol (2020) Biodiversity patterns of Arctic diatom assemblages in lakes and streams: Current reference conditions and historical context for biomonitoring. Freshwater Biology. doi: 10.1111/fwb.13490

30. Saulnier-Talbot É, D Antoniades, R Pienitz (2020) Hotspots of biotic compositional change in lakes along vast latitudinal transects in northern Canada. Global Change Biology 26(4): 2270-2279. doi: 10.1111/gcb.15016

29.Bigelow NH, JD Reuther, KL Wallace, É Saulnier-Talbot, K Mulliken, MJ Wooller (2019) Late Glacial paleoecology of the Middle Susitna Valley, Alaska: Environmental context for human dispersal. Frontiers in Earth Science 7: doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00043

28.Saulnier-Talbot É, L Chapman, J Efitre, KG Simpson, I Gregory-Eaves (2018) Long-term hydrologic fluctuations and dynamics of primary producers in a tropical crater lake. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 18: doi: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00223

27.Saulnier-Talbot É & I Lavoie (2018) Uncharted waters: the rise of human-made aquatic environments in the age of the “Anthropocene”. Anthropocene 23: 29-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ancene.2018.07.003

26.Wooller MJ, É Saulnier-Talbot, BA Potter S Belmecheri, N Bigelow, K Choy, LC Cwynar, K Davis, R Graham, J Kureck, P Langdon, A Medeiros, R Rawcliffe, Y Wang, JW Williams (2018) A new terrestrial paleoenvironmental record from the Bering Land Bridge and context for human dispersal. Royal Society Open Science 5: 180145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.180145

25.Elchyshyn L*, J-O Goyette, E? Saulnier-Talbot, R Maranger, C Nozais, CT Solomon, I Gregory-Eaves (2018) Quantifying the effects of hydrological changes on long-term water quality trends in temperate reservoirs: insights from a multi-scale, paleolimnological study. Journal of Paleolimnology 60: 361-379. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-018-0027-y

24.Dubois N, É Saulnier-Talbot, K Mills, P Gell, R Battarbee, H Bennion, S Chawchai, X Dong, P Francus, R Flower, DF Gomez, I Gregory-Eaves, S Humane, G Kattel, J-P Jenny, P Langdon, J Massaferro, S McGowan, A Mikomägi, TMN Nguyen, A Sandaruwan Ratnayake, M Reid, N Rose, J Saros, D Schillereff, M Tolotti, B Valero-Garcés (2018) First human impacts and responses of aquatic systems: a review of paleolimnological records from around the world. The Anthropocene Review 5(1): 28-68. doi: 10.1177/2053019617740365

23.Novis P, M Schallenberg, É Saulnier-Talbot, C Kilroy, M Reid (2017) The diatom Lindavia intermedia identified as the producer of nuisance pelagic mucilage in lakes. New Zealand Journal of Botany 55(4): 479-495. doi: 10.1080/0028825X.2017.1377263

22.Mills K, D Schillereff, É Saulnier-Talbot, P Gell, NJ Anderson, F Arnaud, X Dong, M Jones, S McGowan, J Massaferro, H Moorhouse, L Perez, DB Ryves (2017) Deciphering long-term records of natural variability and human impact as recorded in lake sediments: the palaeolimnological puzzle. WIREs Water e1404. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1195

21.Graham RW, S Belmecheri, K Choy, BJ Culleton, LJ Davies, D Froese, PD Heintzman, C Hritz, JD Kapp, LA Newsom, R Rawcliffe, É Saulnier-Talbot, B Shapiro, Y Wang, JW Williams, MJ Wooller (2016) Timing and causes of mid-Holocene mammoth extinction on St. Paul Island, Alaska. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(33): 9310-9314. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1604903113 *Gagnant d’un prix Cozzarelli; http://www.pnas.org/site/misc/cozzarelliprize.xhtml

20.Saulnier-Talbot É (2016) Paleolimnology as a tool to achieve environmental sustainability in the Anthropocene: an Overview. Geosciences 6: 26. doi:10.3390/geosciences6020026

19.Schallenberg M & É Saulnier-Talbot (2016) Trajectory of an anthropogenically-induced ecological regime shift in a New Zealand shallow coastal lake. Marine and Freshwater Research 67(10): 1522-1533. doi:10.1071/MF15211

18.Saulnier-Talbot É, I Larocque-Tobler, I Gregory-Eaves, R Pientiz (2015) Response of lacustrine biota to Late Holocene climate and environmental conditions in northernmost Ungava (Canada). Arctic 68(2): 153-168. doi: 10.14430/arctic4487

17.Saulnier-Talbot É (2015) Overcoming the disconnect: Are paleolimnologists doing enough to make their science accessible to aquatic managers and conservationists? Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3:32. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2015.00032

16.Saulnier-Talbot É, I Gregory-Eaves, J Efitre, KG Simpson, TE Nowlan*, ZE Taranu, LJ Chapman (2014) Small changes in climate can profoundly alter the dynamics and ecosystem services of tropical crater lakes. PLoS One 9(1): e86561. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086561

15.Vermaire, J, M-H Greffard*, É Saulnier-Talbot, I Gregory-Eaves (2013) Changes in submerged macrophyte abundances altered diatom and chironomid assemblages in a shallow lake. Journal of Paleolimnology 50: 447-456. doi: 10.1007/s10933-013-9737-3

14.Greffard M-H*, É Saulnier-Talbot, I Gregory-Eaves (2012) Subfossil chironomids are significant indicators of turbidity in shallow lakes of northeastern USA. Journal of Paleolimnology 47: 561-581. doi: 10.1007/s10933-012-9581-x

13.Bhiry N, A Delwaide, M Allard, Y Bégin, L Filion, M Lavoie, S Payette, R Pienitz, C Nozais, É Saulnier-Talbot, WF Vincent (2011) Environmental change in the Great Whale River region, Hudson Bay: Five decades of multidisciplinary research by Centre d’études nordiques (CEN). Ecoscience 18 : 182-203. doi: 10.2980/18-3-3469

12.Payette S & É Saulnier-Talbot (2011) Un demi-siècle de recherche au Centre d’études nordiques (CEN) : un défi de tous les instants. / A half-century of research at Centre d’études nordiques (CEN : Center for Northern Studies) : rising to the challenges. Ecoscience 18: 171-181. doi: 10.2980/18-3-3492

11.Greffard M-H*, É Saulnier-Talbot, I Gregory-Eaves (2011) A comparative analysis of fine versus coarse taxonomic resolution in benthic chironomid community analysis. Ecological Indicators 11: 1541-1551. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.03.024

10.Chen G, É Saulnier-Talbot, DT Selbie, DE Schindler, L Bunting, PR Leavitt, BP Finney, E Brown, I Gregory-Eaves (2011) Salmon-derived nutrients drive diatom beta-diversity patterns in Alaskan lakes. Freshwater Biology 56: 292-301. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2010.02496

9.Hobbes WO, RJ Telford, HJB Birks, JE Saros, RRO Hazewinkel, BB Perren, É Saulnier-Talbot, AP Wolfe (2010) Quantifying recent ecological changes in remote lakes of North America and Greenland using sediment diatom assemblages. PLoS One 5(4): e10026. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010026

8.Saulnier-Talbot É & R Pienitz (2010) Postglacial chironomid assemblage succession in northernmost Ungava Peninsula (Canada). Journal of Quaternary Science 25: 203-213. doi: 10.1002/jqs.1296

7.Saulnier-Talbot É, R Pienitz, TW Stafford Jr. (2009) Establishing Holocene sediment core chronologies for northern Ungava lakes, Canada, using humic acids (AMS 14C) and 210Pb. Quaternary Geochronology 4: 278-287. doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2009.02.018

6.Saulnier-Talbot É, MJ Leng, R Pienitz (2007) Recent climate and stable isotopes in modern surface waters of northern Ungava Peninsula. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 44: 171-180. doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2009.02.018

5.Saulnier-Talbot É & R Pienitz (2007) Contexte paléogéographique et paléoclimatique postglaciaire dans la région du détroit d’Hudson. In : Des Tuniit aux Inuits : patrimoine archéologique et historique au Nunavik, Cahiers d’archéologie du CELAT 21 : 185-193. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2815.4089

4.Smol JP, AP Wolfe, HJB Birks, MSV Douglas, VJ Jones, A Korhola, R Pienitz, K Rühland, S Sorvari, D Antoniades, SJ Brooks, M-A Fallu, M Hughes, B Keatley, TE Laing, N Michelutti, L Nazarova, M Nyman, AM Paterson, B Perren, R Quinlan, M Rautio, É Saulnier-Talbot, S Siitonen, N Solovieva, J Weckström (2005) Climate-driven regime shifts in Arctic lake ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102(12): 4397-4402. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0500245102

3.Saulnier-Talbot É, R Pienitz, WF Vincent (2003) Holocene lake succession and palaeo-optics of a subarctic lake, northern Québec (Canada). The Holocene 13: 517-526. doi: 10.1191/0959683603hl641rp

2.Swadling KM, HJG Dartnall, JAE Gibson, É Saulnier-Talbot, WF Vincent (2001) Fossil rotifers and the early colonization of an Antarctic lake. Quaternary Research 55: 380-384. doi: 10.1006/qres.2001.2222

1.Saulnier-Talbot É & R Pienitz (2001) Isolation au postglaciaire d’un bassin côtier près de Kuujjuaraapik-Whapmagoostui, en Hudsonie (Québec) : une analyse biostratigraphique diatomifère. Géographie physique et Quaternaire 55: 63-74.