René Canuel

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To evaluate the effect of reservoir flooding on carbon cycling over time, we studied sedimentary environments in three natural lakes that existed prior to impoundment and that have been incorporated in the larger lentic system of a 70-yr-old boreal reservoir in Quebec. Elemental and biomarker analyses were determined in all core intervals and three soil(More)
The dry ice sowing experiment (DISE) consisted in adding dry ice to a lake and monitoring the subsequent evasion of carbon dioxide (CO2). DISE allowed us to evaluate two approaches commonly used for measuring aquatic CO2 diffusive fluxes: the boundary layer equation (BLE) from Cole and Caraco (1998) and a particular model of static chamber (SC). CO2 evasion(More)
Epidemiologic studies commonly use mercury (Hg) level in hair as a valid proxy to estimate human exposure to methylmercury (MeHg) through fish consumption. This study presents the results yielded by a complete data set on fish consumption habits, Hg levels in edible fish resources, and corresponding Hg accumulation in hair, gathered in three distinct(More)
The authors present the results of an experiment in which they explored the role of tea in human metabolic processing of methylmercury (MeHg) from fish consumption. The experiment involved 50 scientists from the Collaborative Mercury Research Network (COMERN) who agreed to eat fish for 2 daily meals for 3 consecutive days. Half of the participants also(More)
The objective of this study is to use a preference modeling methodology as a predictive tool to roughly assess the sensitivity of the ecosystems regarding mercury (Hg) concentrations in fish. We apply a preference modeling methodology to rank lakes within the boreal forest from highest to lowest Hg concentrations in fish using simple environmental factors.(More)
Biochemical and physiological responses of walleye (Sander vitreus) and perch (Perca flavescens) were studied in four Canadian boreal forest lakes representing a mercury (Hg) exposure gradient. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of Hg and methylmercury (MeHg) on the general physiological condition of fish as well as to gauge the relationship(More)
Sediments from two recently (40 years) flooded lakes (Gabbro lake and Sandgirt lake) and an unflooded lake (Atikonak lake) were sampled to investigate the effects of reservoir impoundment on mercury (Hg) and terrigenous organic matter (TOM) loading in the Churchill Falls Hydroelectric complex in Labrador, Canada. Lignin biomarkers in TOM, which exclusively(More)
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