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Determination of the vulnerability of Nunavik communities to global warming, and development of an adaptation strategy

The use of the maps created with this project as a tool for community land-development planning was a simple but fundamental initial means of adapting to climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Michel Allard, Centre d'études nordiques
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2007
Cartographie des conditions de pergélisol dans les communautés du Nunavik en vue de L'adaptation au réchauffement cliamtique
Allard, M., Calmels, F., Fortier, D., Laurent, C…
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Permafrost and Climate Change in Northern Coastal Canada: impacts and adaptation for communities

The results of this project have led to a better understanding of the relationship between the surface layer and permafrost processes. They have also benefited local communities by providing an innovative methodology for planning transport infrastructure maintenance on sensitive permafrost in particular.

Scientific manager(s) : Michel Allard, CEN; Wayne Pollard, Université McGill
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2011
Permafrost and Climate Change in Northern Coastal Canada
Allard, M., Pollard, W.
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Adaptation and comparison of Quebec and Bavarian tools for integrated water management at the watershed scale in the context of climate change

This project has helped to develop an international-scale pilot project in the field of integrated watershed management in the context of climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Diane Chaumont, Ouranos; Richard Turcotte, CEHQ; Ralf Ludwig, LMU
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2008
Adaptation et intercomparaison d'outils québécois et bavarois de gestion intégrée de bassins versants dans un contexte de changements climatiques
Vescovi, L., Cyr, J.-F., Turcotte, R., Fortin, L…
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Climate Simulation and Analysis
2014-2019 programming
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Climate change and hydrological extreme events : risks and perspectives for water management in Bavaria and Québec

This project has enabled the optimization of flood and low-water risk management and the development of proactive adaptation strategies.

Scientific manager(s) : Ralf Ludwig, LMU; Dieter Kranzlmüller, LRZ; Marco Braun & Anne Frigon, Ouranos; Richard Turcotte, MDDELCC; François Brissette, ÉTS
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The ClimEx Project: A 50-Member Ensemble of Climate Change Projections at 12-km Resolution over Europe and Northeastern North America with the Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM5)
Leduc, M., Mailhot, A., Frigon, A., Martel, J.-L…
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A regional climate analysis of extreme precipitation in the Saint Lawrence River Valley

This project allowed an extensive analysis of extreme precipitation that occurs in the Saint Lawrence River Valley.

Scientific manager(s) : Daniel Caya, Ouranos
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2012
Precipitation modulation by the Saint Lawrence River Valley in Association with transitioning tropical cyclones
Milrad, S. M., Atallah, E. H., Gyakum, J. R.
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Analysis of new climate change simulations from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5 (CMIP5)

The goal of this project is to explore the potential of CMIP5 (Coupled Model Intercomparison Project - Phase 5) data-base for its future use in impact and adaptation studies at Consortium Ouranos.

Scientific manager(s) : Ramon de Elia, Anne Frigon & Daniel Caya, Ouranos
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2012
A transition from CMIP3 to CMIP5 for climate information providers: the case of surface temperature over eastern North America
Markovic, M., de Elia, R., Frigon, A., Damon…
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Analysis of the spatial and temporal variability of hydrological variations in relation to atmospheric and climatic forcing

This project has provided a better understanding of the relationships between atmospheric circulation and the spatial and temporal variability of water inflows in northern Quebec and will thus become a fundamental source for predicting water resources in that area.

Scientific manager(s) : Antoine Nicault, ECCOREV
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2015
Projet ANHYCLI - Rapport Final
Nicault, A., Paquin, D., Perreault, L., Brigode,…
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Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
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Assessment of the Impact of Land Use Change on Climate – Phase 2

Many climate change adaptation and mitigation measures involve changes in land use, including urban planning, agricultural practices, the planting of trees or crops for bioenergy or carbon capture, and the restoration of natural ecosystems.

Scientific manager(s) : Martin Leduc, Dominique Paquin & Olivier Asselin, Ouranos
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On the Intercontinental Transferability of Regional Climate Model Response to Severe Forestation
Asselin O., Leduc, M., Paquin D., Di Luca, A.,…
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Adaptation and comparison of Quebec and Bavarian tools for integrated water management at the watershed scale in the context of climate change (Phase 2)

This project has strengthened collaboration between Quebec and Bavaria in watershed management in a context of climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Diane Chaumont, Ouranos; Richard Turcotte, CEHQ; Ralf Ludwig, LMU
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2011
Adaptation et intercomparaison d'outils québécois et bavarois de gestion intégrée de l'eau des bassins versants dans un contexte de changements climatiques (AQAGI, phase 2)
Chaumont, D.
French
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Developing knowledge on monitoring and evaluation of progress through analogues in the health and hydroelectricity sectors

The project helped to strengthen the tools and knowledge available to support the implementation of adaptation initiatives and build closer linkages between the monitoring and evaluation and adaptation communities practice.

Scientific manager(s) : Marie Raphoz & Liza Leclerc, Ouranos
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2014
Developing knowledge on monitoring and evaluation of progress through analogues in the health and hydroelectricity sectors
Leclerc, L., Raphoz, M.
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Evaluation of the impacts of climate change and its costs for Quebec and the Quebec government

This project strengthened the case for climate change adaptation for both government and civil society.

Scientific manager(s) : Caroline Larrivée, Ouranos
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2015
Évaluation des impacts des changements climatiques et de leurs coûts pour le Québec et l'État québécois
Larrivée, C., Sinclair-Désgagné, N., Da Silva, L…
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Climate change and variability in the Nunavik and Nunatsiavut peninsula

The results of this project will improve the coverage of the observation network for climate, ice, fresh water and wind. They will provide additional knowledge on large-scale atmospheric and ocean actions/interactions.

Scientific manager(s) : Mickaël Lemay, Centre d'études nordiques; Ross Brown, ECCC/Ouranos
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2012
De la science aux politiques publiques au Nunavik et au Nunatsiavut: synthèse et recommandations
Allard, M., Lemay, M., Barrett, M., Sheldon, T.,…
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Climhydro-2: Canadian hydropower companies' strategies for climate change adaptation

This project has led to the development of models that will enable our industrial partners Hydro Québec and Rio Tinto, among others, to better manage their equipment stocks in the face of climate variability and changes.

Scientific manager(s) : Robert Leconte, Université de Sherbrooke
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2017
Climhydro-2: stratégies d'adaptation des compagnies d'hydroélectricité canadiennes face aux changements climatiques
Leconte, R., Brissette, F., Caya, D., Boucher, M…
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Design and planning of urban drainage infrastructure renewal in the context of climate change adaptation

This project made it possible to offer simple procedures and guidelines to support small municipalities in developing their response plans and assessing risk in the context of climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Alain Mailhot, INRS
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2008
Conception et planification des interventions de renouvellement des infrastructures de drainage urbain dans un contexte d'adaptation aux changements climatiques
Mailhot, A., Duchesne, S., Larrivée, C.,…
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Impacts of climate and disturbances on the structure and recruitment dynamics of trembling aspen stands in Canada

This project provided basic knowledge on trembling aspen and improved our ability to anticipate the impact of global changes on its productivity. This species is important due to its distribution and economic potential.

Scientific manager(s) : Yves Bergeron, UQAT
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2013
Incidences du climat et des perturbations sur la structure et la dynamique de recrutement des peuplements de peuplier faux-tremble au Canada
Bergeron, Y.
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Assessment of the impact of climate change on Nunavik's marine infrastructure and identification of adaptation solutions

The results of this project will provide tools to help municipalities better understand the value and means of developing a municipal-level (regional or sometimes local) climate change adaptation plan through a participatory process.

Scientific manager(s) : Jean-Pierre Savard, Ouranos
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2014
Impact des changements climatiques sur le régime des tempêtes, les niveaux d'eau et les vagues dans le Nunavik
Savard, J.-P., Gachon, P., Rosu, C., Aider, R.,…
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Adaptation of PHYSITEL/HYDROTEL to the Quebec boreal environment

This project gave rise to a better understanding of the dynamics of runoff, water storage and evapotranspiration in a small boreal watershed with a large minerotrophic patterned fen peatland.

Scientific manager(s) : Alain Rousseau, INRS-ETE
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2015
Adaptation des outils PHYSITEL/HYDROTEL au milieu boréal québécois: modélisation des processus hydrologiques et analyses de sensibilité et d'incertitudes
Rousseau, A. N., Mailhot, A., St-Hilaire, A.
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Ecohydrology of the minerotrophic patterned fen peatlands of the La Grande Rivière watershed : monitoring the water cycle and the CH4 and CO2 dynamics

An in-depth study of the components of the water balance will fill the knowledge gap on the hydrology of minerotrophic patterned fens and their influence on the production and emission of greenhouse gases.

Scientific manager(s) : Serge Payette, Université Laval
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2008
Recent peat accumulation rates in minerotrophic peatlands of the Bay James region, Eastern Canada, inferred by 210Pb and 137 Cs radiometric techniques
Ali, A. A., Ghaleb, B., Garneau, M., Asnong, H.,…
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The ARCHIVES project : Retrospective analysis of hydroclimatic conditions using indicators of their variability on a century-long scale

Upon completion of this project, hydroelectric power resource managers and the authorities concerned with climate change will benefit from a better understanding of the temporal and spatial changes in hydroclimatic conditions, which may facilitate the development of appropriate hydrological scenarios for this climate-sensitive region.

Scientific manager(s) : Yves Bégin, Centre d'études nordiques
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2014
Hydrological reconstruction from tree-ring multi-proxies over the last two centuries at the Caniapiscau Reservoir, northern Québec, Canada
Nicualt, A., Boucher, E., Bégin, C., Guiot, J.,…
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In support of developping a government strategy for climate change adaptation

This project allowed a structured reflection to help the Quebec government develop a comprehensive and integrated strategy towards the development of priority actions involved in adapting to climate change rather than scattered initiatives.

Scientific manager(s) : Nathalie Bleau, Ouranos; Patricia Robitaille, MDDEP
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2010
Rapport synthèse réalisé en appui au processus de consultation visant le développement d'une stratégie gouvernementale d'adaptation aux changements climatiques
Connor, R., Lee, J., Paquin, M., Perin, N.,…
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Evaluation and validation of statistical post-treatment tools in a changing climate

This study has made it possible to improve the post-processing tools used and to verify the relative performance of these statistical methods for estimating the biases that exist in climate studies, which may not be constant even over two periods that are very close in time.

Scientific manager(s) : François Brissette, ÉTS
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2015
Assessing the limits of bias-correcting climate model outputs for climate change impacts
Chen, J., Brissette, F., Lucas-Picher, P.
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Climate Science and Climate Services
2020-2025 programming
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Tools facilitating the analysis of climate-related infrastructure risks

This project will offer support for the process of prioritizing public infrastructure components in terms of vulnerability to climate change, based on evidence.

Scientific manager(s) : David Huard, Ouranos
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Arctic climate simulation using CRCM5, with correction of sea surface temperatures

The CRCM5 driven by MPI projects almost no sea ice in the Arctic Ocean in 2100. Furthermore, warming of 22°C is projected until the end of this century. These robust changes can affect the lives of Indigenous people, animals and the whole planet.

Scientific manager(s) : René Laprise, UQAM
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2017
Dynamical downscaling with the fifth-generation Canadian regional climate model (CRCM5) over the CORDEX Arctic domain: effect of large-scale spectral nudging and of empirical correction of sea-surface temperature
Takhsha, M., Nikiéma, O., Lucas-Picher, P.,…
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Global and dynamic changes to fragmented populations of boreal ecosystems : BOREALP project

This project will enable modeling of future tree distribution, taking into account both the direct effects of climate on reproduction and growth, and the indirect effects on fire activity.

Scientific manager(s) : Francine Tremblay & Yves Bergeron, UQAT, Marie-Josée Fortin, U. de Toronto, Martin-Philippe Girardin, U. de Winnipeg
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2018
Influence of northern limit range on genetic diversity and structure in a widespread North American tree, sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marshall)
Graignic, N., Tremblay, F., Bergeron, Y.
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2018
Importance of landscape features and fire refuges on genetic diversity of Thuya occidentalis L., in boreal fire dominated landscapes
Xu, H., Tremblay, F., Bergeron, Y.
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Climate Science and Climate Services . Water Availability . Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
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Unifed IT infrastructure for the production of the Hydroclimatic Atlas (INPACT project)

Once completed, this project will provide a robust research tool for investigating various questions related to hydrology and climate change in Quebec. It will also offer a way for the hydrological modelling community in Quebec to work together and discuss new developments in the field.

Scientific manager(s) : Louis-Philippe Caron & Gabriel Rondeau-Genesse, Ouranos
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How selection and calibration of hydrological models influence climate change impact and adaptation conclusions?

This project focused on the modeling of climate change impacts on water resources, specifically in Quebec and Bavaria, which is a growing concern for the scientific community working in the field of water resources.

Scientific manager(s) : François Anctil, Université Laval
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2016
How do potential evapotranspiration formulas influence hydrological projections?
Seiller, G., Anctil, F.
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Integration of spatial and temporal data for optimal riverbank management in a context of environmental change

This project has provided an integrated tool for clearly assessing vulnerability to riverbank erosion and identifying important variables in river dynamics. It has also made it possible to localize areas vulnerable to riverbank adjustments by identifying favourable zones for sediment accumulation in the channel.

Scientific manager(s) : André Roy, Université de Montréal
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2013
Intégration des données spatiales et temporelles pour une gestion optimale des berges dans un contexte de changements environnementaux
Boyer, C., Roy, A. G.
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Impact of global warming on Nunavik airports : permafrost characteristics and characterization of runway degradation processes

Air traffic plays an essential role in the functioning of Nunavik communities, whose infrastructures must be maintained in good operating condition. This study provided a technical description of how permafrost degradation affects these infrastructures.

Scientific manager(s) : Michel Allard, Centre d'études nordiques
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2006
L'impact du réchauffement climatique sur les aéroports du Nunavik: caractéristiques du pergélisol et caractérisation des processus de dégradation des pistes
Allard, M., Fortier, R., Sarrazin, D., Calmels, F…
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Municipal infrastructure adaptation in Quebec to the impacts of climate change

This project has raised the awareness and responsibility of many Quebec municipalities to issues related to climate risks, in particular the impacts on the built environment and the vulnerability of infrastructures.

Scientific manager(s) : Caroline Larrivée, Ouranos
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2013
Constats et recommandations sur les besoins des municipalités en infrastructures
CERIU
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Drinking water supply and public health : climate projections and runoff in southern Quebec

This study, carried out as part of the Ouranos consortium’s health program and coordinated by the INSPQ, is part of the water quality component. It focuses on the impact of climate change on precipitation and runoff in urban and rural areas and highlights seasonal differences that may arise.

Scientific manager(s) : Alain Mailhot, INRS
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2009
Approvisionnement en eau potable et santé publique: projections climatiques en matière de précipitations et d'écoulements pour le sud du Québec
Mailhot, A., Duchesne, S., Talbot, G., Rousseau,…
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2009
Drinking water supply and public health: climate projections and runoff in southern Québec
Mailhot, A., Duchesne, S., Talbot, G., Rousseau,…
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Evaluating and improving the representation of snow cover in the Canadian Regional Climate Model CRCM4 and CRCM5 in northern Quebec

This project assessed snow cover characteristics and snow physical properties within the CRCM4 Canadian Regional Climate Model in northern Quebec, and helped improving albedo in the Canadian LAnd Surface Scheme (CLASS).

Scientific manager(s) : Alain Royer, Université de Sherbrooke
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2013
Snow specific surface area simulation using the one-layer snow model in the Canadian LAnd Surface Scheme (CLASS)
Roy, A., Royer, A., Montpetit, B., Bartlett, P. A…
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2013
Modélisation de l'albédo du couvert nival en zone arctique et subarctique au Québec - rapport de stage
Thériault, N.
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North American storm tracks in the present and future climate

This project allowed examination of cyclone tracks over North America, mainly focusing on those over the east coast and on intraseasonal, interannual and decadal timescales. Moreover, cyclone tracks were simulated by CRCM.

Scientific manager(s) : Seok-Woo Son, McGill
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2013
Intraseasonal and interannual variability in North American storm tracks and its relationship to equatorial pacific variability
Grise, K. M., Son, S.-W., Gyakum, J. R.
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Preparation of diagnostic software for 15km simulations and climate portrait of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence system

This project involved the development and testing of diagnostic programs for the extraction and analysis of climate data in the Ouranos database. Modifications to the existing programs will enable the processing of data from the new CRCM at 15 km simulations and the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program simulations.

Scientific manager(s) : Daniel Caya, Ouranos
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2012
Internal variability of the Canadian RCM's hydrological variables at the basin scale in Quebec and Labrador
Braun, M., Caya, D., Frigon, A., Slivitzky, M.
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Climate change impacts on the pesticide contamination of runoff

The benefits for adaptation of this project include the confirmation of the importance of the time of application in relation to heavy rainfall events, and also the identification of a potential increase in the contamination of runoff in the near future (2040) for apple scab.

Scientific manager(s) : Claudia Sheedy, Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada; Alain Rousseau, INRS-ETE
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2015
Impact des changements climatiques sur la contamination de l'eau de ruissellement par les pesticides - étude de cas pour huit combinaisons cultures ennemis durant la période 1981-2040
Gagnon, P., Sheedy, C., Rousseau, A., Bourgeois,…
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2015
Climate change impacts on pesticide contamination of surface runoff - case study of eight crop/pest combinations for the period 1981-2040
Gagnon, P., Sheedy, C., Rousseau, A., Bourgeois,…
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What issues does climate change raise for soybean crops in Québec in connection with invasive exotic species?

This research made it possible to inform and educate regional stakeholders about the main invasive exotic species posing a risk to soybean crops in Quebec. It also provide more in-depth knowledge of the future establishment risk of three of these species. This will be useful for evaluating the feasibility of implementing adaptation measures (monitoring network, recognition tools for agricultural advisors and producers, documentation on ways to combat the phenomenon, etc.).

Scientific manager(s) : Benjamin Mimee, Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada; Jacques Brodeur, Université de Montréal
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2014
Quels enjeux représentent les changements climatiques en lien avec les espèces exotiques envahissantes pour la culture du soya au Québec?
Mimee, B., Brodeur, J., Bourgeois, G., Moiroix, J…
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Study of precipitation and evaporation volumes as they affect manure storage structures in a changing climate

This project enabled us to adapt values for dimensions of liquid and solid manure storage structures based on climate change forecasts; and to update the guides created by Joncas et al. (1993) and train designers of open-air liquid and solid manure storage structures to use this new guide.

Scientific manager(s) : Stéphane Godbout, IRDA
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2013
Étude des volumes de précipitation et d'évaporation pour le calcul des structures d'entreposage de fumier dans un contexte de changements climatiques
Godbout, S., Brassard, P., Pelletier, F., Grenier…
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Preliminary assessment of the potential impact of climate change on the technical-economic and environmental sustainability of Quebec dairy farms

This projet allows to raise awareness among dairy producers and their agricultural consultant on the impacts of climate change for different styles of farms. Moreover, it will enable government departments to assess the potential impacts of climate change on the profitability and environmental performance of businesses in the dairy sector.

Scientific manager(s) : Edith Charbonneau, Université Laval
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2013
Première évaluation de l'impact potentiel des changements climatiques sur la durabilité technico-économique et agroenvironnementale des fermes laitières au Québec
Charbonneau, E., Moreno Prado, J.M., Pellerin, D…
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The impacts of climate change on salmonid habitat in the northern lakes of Quebec

The results of this project will allow to ensure better management of fish stocks in lakes by taking account of future thermal profiles under climate change. It will also permit to assist the government of Québec formulate its strategic orientations and policies with respect to fauna, contributing to the survival of aquatic ecosystems and species in Northern Québec by quantifying the sensitivity of fish to climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Yves Gratton, INRS-ETE
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2013
Impacts des changements climatiques sur l'habitat des salmonidés dans les lacs nordiques du Québec
Bélanger, C., Huard, D., Gratton, Y., Jeong, D.I…
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Combined effects of habitat fragmentation and climate change on invasive species : the small mammal hosts and tick vector of the bacterium responsible for the spread of Lyme disease in Quebec

The study findings suggest that it is important to put information panels in parks and wooded areas in the Montérégie region to increase the awareness of users about the potential risks and the steps to take to protect themselves.

Scientific manager(s) : Virginie Millien, Université McGill
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2013
Effets combinés de la fragmentation de l'habitat et des changements climatiques sur les espèces invasives : micromammifères hôtes et tique vectrice de la bactérie responsable de l'expansion de la maladie de Lyme au Québec
Millien, V.
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Climate change impacts and adaptation for municipal water infrastructure in Rivière des Prairies

The hydrodynamic model of the river is now calibrated and ready to be used for low-flow and high-flow simulations of contaminant diffusion and dispersion, allowing hydrologists to adapt infrastructure according to anticipated climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Sarah Dorner, École Polytechnique de Montréal
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2013
Impacts et adaptation aux changements climatiques des infrastructures municipales en eau de la rivière des Prairies
Dorner, S.
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A prospective analysis of the competitiveness of Quebec's agricultural production under climate change

This project allows to improve knowledge about the competitive position of Quebec under climate change for three major agricultural sectors, as well as the identification of adaptation measures that could optimize production costs under climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Guy Debailleul, Université Laval
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2013
Analyse prospective de la position concurrentielle du Québec en matière de production agricole dans un contexte de changements climatiques
Debailleul, G.
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Increasing agricultural watershed resilience to climate change and land use change using a water master plan : a case study for the Missisquoi bay

This project made it possible to raise awareness on the magnitude of climate change impacts and the evolution of agricultural land use on surface water quality in the future (2041-2070); and to improve the model used to evaluate the effectiveness of various combinations of agricultural adaptation options to reduce sediment and nutrient transport towards surface waters.

Scientific manager(s) : Bano Mehdi et Berhard Lehner, Université McGill
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2014
Increasing agricultural watershed resilience to climate change and land use change using a water master plan: A case study for the Missisquoi Bay
Mehdi, B., Gombault, C., Lehner, B., Michaud, A.,…
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Natural disturbances, forest resilience and forest management : the case of the northern limit for forest allocation on Québec in the context of climate change

Taking into account both forest productivity and fire risk, as developed under this project, was used by the committee to study the northern limit for forest attribution in Québec as one of the determining criteria for evaluating a region’s potential for sustainable forest management.

Scientific manager(s) : Yves Bergeron, UQAT; Sylvie Gauthier, Ressources naturelles Canada
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2015
Perturbations naturelles, résilience des forêts et aménagement forestier: le cas de la limite nordique d'attribution des forêts au Québec dans un contexte de changement
Bergeron, Y.
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Collaborative decision making and risk management in the context of climate change adaptation : a case study of the project "Le Bourdon model forest"

This project enabled local forest stakeholders to identify key vulnerabilities and preferred adaptation approaches, and as much relevant information as possible to initiate a climate change adaptation strategy, and to become aware of the strengths in their governance practices that can serve as a foundation for building a possible climate change adaptation strategy.

Scientific manager(s) : Guy Chiasson, Université du Québec en Outaouais
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2012
Prise de décision collaborative et gestion des risques dans le contexte d'adaptation aux changements climatiques : le cas de la collectivité forestière du projet Le Bourdon
Chiasson, G., Boukendour, S., Doyon, F., Plasson,…
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Analysis of the impacts of climate change on maple syrup production in Québec and adaptation solutions

These results help Québec maple syrup producers develop a vision and a development strategy for the sector, taking climate change into account. The results also help MAPAQ and the Table filière acéricole better adapt their programs and support measures and improve strategic planning for the maple syrup sector in the face of climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Daniel Houle, MFFP
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2015
Analyse des impacts des changements climatiques sur la production de sirop d'érable au Québec et solutions d'adaptation
Houle, D.
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Economic analysis of climate change impacts and adaptation process of the Quebec forest industry

This project made it possible to identify economic sectors influenced positively and negatively by climate change in order to devise and implement compensation measures, which may greatly facilitate the implementation of an adaptation program.

Scientific manager(s) : Luc Savard, Université de Sherbrooke
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2014
Analyse économique des impacts et de l'adaptation aux changements climatiques de l'industrie forestière québécoise à l'aide d'un modèle d'équilibre général calculable de type micro-simulation
Boccanfuso, D., Savard, L., Goyette, J., Gosselin…
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Extreme Events . Water Availability
2020-2025 programming
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LOW WATER LEVELS: Changing hydrological droughts in southern Quebec in the face of climate change

This project aims to get an overall view of hydrological drought episodes in southern Quebec in the context climate change by better identifying the meteorological conditions leading to such events and analyzing their prevalence in future climates. The project could pave the way for a hydrological forecast adapted to low water levels.

Scientific manager(s) : Marc-André Bourgault, Université Laval; Audrey Maheu, Université du Québec en Outaouais
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Hydrological, economic and spatial analysis tools for the ecological services of wetlands in the St. Lawrence lowlands : adaptation to climate change

The economic analysis generated plausible economic values for wetlands in both regions studied, offering a useful reference scale for cost/benefit analyses of wetland conservation projects.

Scientific manager(s) : Richard Fournier, Université de Sherbrooke
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2013
Outils d'analyses hydrologique, économique et spatiale des services écologiques procurés par les milieux humides des basses terres du Saint-Laurent : adaptations aux changements climatiques
Fournier, R., Poulin, M., Revéret, J.-P.,…
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Corridors, biodiversity and ecosystem services : an ecological network designed to maintain connectivity and manage climate change resilience around Montréal

This project made it possible to guide the planning of a green belt for Montreal and provide science-based advice to the Quebec government, in particular the provincial government departments, the municipalities (RCM), local and regional conservation NGOs and researchers and biologists working in the field.

Scientific manager(s) : Andrew Gonzalez, Université McGill
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2013
Corridors, biodiversité et services écologiques : un réseau écologique pour le maintien de la connectivité et une gestion résiliente aux changements climatiques dans l'Ouest des Basses-Terres du Saint-Laurent
Gonzalez, A., Albert, C., Rayfield, B., Dumitru,…
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Tools for assessing biological invasion risks in a context of climate change

The knowledge and tools generated by this project may be integrated into plans aimed at managing biodiversity and monitoring natural environments and protected areas. They may also be used for the development of various practices (e.g. prevention, early detection and control of invasive species) and environmental/natural heritage protection policies, as well as various scientific programs seeking an understanding of invasion mechanisms.

Scientific manager(s) : Sylvie De Blois, Université McGill
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2013
Outils pour évaluer les risques d'invasion biologique dans un contexte de changements climatiques
de Blois, S., Boisvert-Marsh, L., Schmucki, R.,…
French
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