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Water Management
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Québec-Mexico Complementarity and Diversity Concerning Water Management in the Context of Climate Change

The exchanges and comparisons between Québec and Mexico will make it possible to conduct a comparative analysis in order to enrich the practices and tools for integrated water management adaptation available to Québec users.

Scientific manager(s) : Annie Poulin, ETS
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2022
Complémentarité et diversité Québec-Mexique en matière de gestion de l’eau dans le contexte des changements climatiques : impacts sur les régimes hydriques et prise de décision en adaptation
Poulin, A., Glaus, M.
French
Water Management
2014-2019 programming
Project in progress
Tools to Support Groundwater Management in the Face of Climate Change

Knowledge of changes in groundwater recharge will enable users to anticipate problems that could have a long-term effect on their water supply (quantity, quality, seasonal forecasts).

Scientific manager(s) : Marie Larocque, UQAM; René Lefebvre, INRS-ÉTÉ; René Therrien, Université Laval
Water Management
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Integrated Management of Dams and Resilience of Local Communities to Climate Change

The project will make it possible to adapt dam management to climate change and the water needs of local communities.

Scientific manager(s) : Catherine Frizzle, COGESAF; Catherine Choquette, Université de Sherbrooke
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2023
Gestion intégrée des barrages face aux changements climatiques et résilience des communautés locales
Frizzle, C., Choquette, C., Trudel, M., Leconte,…
French
Nordic Environment
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
ARQULUK Program: Preservation of Canada's Northern Transportation Infrastructures

This project improved adaptive capacity by developing expertise to mitigate permafrost instability under transportation infrastructure.

Scientific manager(s) : Guy Doré, Université Laval
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2016
Quantitative risk analysis for linear infrastructure supported by permafrost: methodology and computer program
Brooks, H., Doré, G., Locat, A.
English
2013
Utilisation de surfaces à albedo élevé afin de contrer la dégradation du pergélisol sous les infrastructures de transport
Dumais, S., Doré, G.
French
2013
Préservation des infrastructures de transport dans le Nord canadien: programme ARQULUK
Lemieux, C.
French
Nordic Environment
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Impacts of Climate Change on Storminess and Storm Surges in the Hudson Bay and James Bay Region

The availability of more reliable extreme water level statistics will enable designers and engineers to better assess the risks associated with extreme water levels for present and future infrastructure.

Scientific manager(s) : Jean-Pierre Savard, Ouranos
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2016
Impacts des changements climatiques sur le régime des tempêtes et les niveaux d’eau extrêmes dans la baie d’Hudson, la baie James et le détroit d’Hudson
Savard, J.-P.
French
Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Assessment of the Use and Promotion of the Agroclimatic Atlas of Québec and Other Agrometeorology Tools

The project identified concrete examples of uses for the Agroclimatic Atlas, thereby introducing it to a larger number of stakeholders and promoting its use.

Scientific manager(s) : René Audet, Agriculture et agroalimentaire Canada; Denise Bachand, Centre de référence en agriculture et agroalimentaire du Québec
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2019
Bilan de l’utilisation et promotion de l’Atlas agroclimatique du Québec et d’autres outils en agrométéorologie
Bachand, D., Audet, R., Coté, H.
French
Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Adaptation of Phytosanitary Measures for Pests and Diseases of Fruit Crops in Regard to Climate Change Impacts

The knowledge resulting from this project will enable the development or revision of planning and action tools for decision makers in order to assist the crop protection sector to adapt to climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Annabelle Firlej, IRDA
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2019
Adaptation des mesures phytosanitaires pour les ravageurs et maladies des cultures fruitières à l’égard des impacts des changements climatiques
Firlej, A., Ricard, M-P., Dieni, A., Ménard, E.,…
French
2019
Synthèse et recommandations
Firlej, A., Saguez, J.
French
Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Reasonable Water Governance When Cultivating Lowbush Blueberry in a Variable and Changing Climate

A better understanding of the risks of flower frost damage and water stress in blueberry fields and the effect of climate change on these risks, as well as target profitability thresholds to be reached through yield increases to justify investing in an irrigation system

Scientific manager(s) : Carl Boivin, IRDA
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2019
Régie raisonnée de l'eau pour le bleuet nain cultivé dans un contexte de climat variable et en évolution
Boivin, C., Bourgeois, G., Vallée, J., Deschênes,…
French
Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture . Water Management
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Participative Research on Sustainable Alternatives for Water Management in Agricultural Areas in the Context of Climate Change

The RADEAU 1 and 2 projects exploited and structured the large quantity of existing data and developed new data in order to characterize the water balance of the regions under study in current and future climates, and thus help inform the government, regional actors and other studies on water management.

Scientific manager(s) : Isabelle Charron, Groupe AGÉCO
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2019
Recherche participative d’alternatives durables pour la gestion de l’eau en milieu agricole dans un contexte de changement climatique (RADEAU 1)
Charron, I.
French
2020
Recherche participative d’alternatives durables pour la gestion de l’eau en milieu agricole dans un contexte de changement climatique (RADEAU 2)
Charron, I.
French
2021
Atlas électronique des bilans hydriques RADEAU 1 et 2 - Format GPKG
French
2021
Atlas électronique des bilans hydriques RADEAU 1 et 2 - Format SHP
French
Health . Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Evaluation of Urban Agriculture as Green Infrastructure for Individual and Collective Resilience in the Face of Climate and Social Change

This project will inform various institutions about the contribution of UA to food security, food justice, individual and collective resilience with regard to food and adaptation to climate change in the Montréal metropolitan area.

Scientific manager(s) : Éric Duchemin, UQAM
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2021
Évaluation de l’agriculture urbaine comme infrastructure verte de résilience individuelle et collective face aux changements climatiques et sociaux
Duchemin, E., McClintock, N., Pham, TTH.
French
Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture . Ecosystems and Biodiversity
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Sustainability of Agro-Environmental Practices and Agroforestry Systems

A better understanding of the contribution of AEPs and agroforestry systems to wildlife movement in agricultural environments allows for the prioritization of land-use planning actions to promote their sustainability and effectiveness. In a changing context, the use of both natural and social science approaches is recommended to promote the adoption and sustainability of AEPs and agroforestry systems in agricultural areas.

Scientific manager(s) : Jérôme Dupras
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2020
Analyse écologique et socio-économique pour augmenter la résilience des systèmes agricoles face aux changements climatiques
Dupras, J.; Lévesque, A.; Pelletier-Guittier, C.;…
French
Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture . Ecosystems and Biodiversity
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Vulnerability of Northern Shrimp Populations to Climate and Global Changes Along the East Coast of Canada - From Natural Resource to Coastal Communities

Raising awareness among key fisheries stakeholders of the expected effects of global ocean changes on northern shrimp populations and fisheries based on new, robust findings.

Scientific manager(s) : Piero Calosi
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2023
All roads lead to Rome: inter-origin variation in metabolics reprogramming of the northern shrimp exposed to global changes leads to a comparable physiological status
Guscelli, E., Chabot, D., Vermandele, F., Madeira…
English
2023
Vivre de la mer dans un contexte de changements globaux. Quel futur pour les pêches ? Le cas de la pêche à la crevette nordique au Québec
Soubirou, M., Alberio, M.
French
2022
How can a cooperative-based organization of indigenous fisheries foster the resilience to global changes? Lessons learned by coastal communities in eastern Québec
Alberio, M., Soubirou, M.
English
2022
Vulnérabilité des populations de crevette nordique aux changements climatiques et globaux le long de la côte Est du Canada
Noisette, F.; Alberio, M; Calosi, P.; Barria, A;…
French
Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Identification of Criteria for Determining the Restoration Potential of Riparian Wetlands in Highly Degraded Agricultural Areas

Identification of key factors and elements favouring the restoration of riparian wetlands and their services in agricultural environments.

Scientific manager(s) : Pascale Biron
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2019
Identification of criteria to determine the restoration potential of riparian wetlands in highly degraded agricultural environments
Massey, W.; Marchand, J-P.; Biron, P.; Buffin…
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Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Evolution of spatial indicators of soil health in response to climate change in Québec and Ontario

Producers and agricultural stakeholders will be better equipped to understand the impacts of climate change on land use and its effects on soil health and vulnerability to degradation.

Scientific manager(s) : Marc-Olivier Gasser, IRDA; Asim Biswas, Guelph University
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2022
Évolution d'indicateurs spatialisés de la santé des sols sous l'effet des changements climatiques au Québec et en Ontario
Gasser, M.-O., Biswas, A., Bernard, C. A.,…
French
Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Adapting Brook Trout Production to Climate Change: Assessing the Significance of Epigenetic Effects

This project will provide knowledge to better adaptation strategies for production and management to ensure the sustainability of the important aquaculture industry and recreational tourism activities that depend on brook trout.

Scientific manager(s) : Louis Bernatchez, Université Laval
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2024
Parental thermal environment controls the offspring phenotype in Brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis): insights from a transcriptomic study
Banousse, G., Normandeau, E., Semeniuk, C.,…
English
2024
Selection effects on early life history traits and thermal resistance in brook charr Salvelinus fontinalis
Gourtay, C., Rivolet, M., Ghinter, L., Bernatchez…
English
2022
Production d'omble de fontaine adaptée aux changements climatiques: évaluation de l'importance des effets épigénétiques
Venney, C.J., Audet, C., Garant, D., Bernatchez,…
French
2023
Transgenerational effects on body size and survival in Brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Houle, C., Gossieaux, P., Bernatchez, L., Audet,…
English
2022
Thermal regime during parental sexual maturation, but not during offspring rearing, modulates DNA methylation in brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Venney, C.J., Wellband, K.W., Normandeau, E.,…
English
2021
Effet de la sélection et du régime thermique subi par les géniteurs lors de la maturation sexuelle sur la croissance et la survie à l'éclosion et résorption du sac vitellin des alevins d'omble de fontaine (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Rivolet, M.
French
Adaptation of Living Environments
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Reviewing the main issues, risks and possible solutions for adapting the conservation of Quebec's built cultural heritage to the impacts of climate change

The summary issued for this topic under study reviews the various climatic phenomena affecting Quebec, recalls some precedents where heritage buildings have been damaged or destroyed by a hazard, and makes a (non-exhaustive) inventory of adaptation measures implemented in Quebec or elsewhere.

Scientific manager(s) : Claudine Déom, Université de Montréal
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2024
Synthèse des principaux enjeux, risques et pistes de solution pour adapter la conservation du patrimoine culturel bâti québécois aux impacts des changements climatiques
Déom, C.
French
Ecosystems and Biodiversity
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Resilience of Lake Hydrodynamics and Wetland Biodiversity

This project will provide the project's partners, responsible for managing and conserving the Lake Papineau area and its ecosystems, with recommendations to implement long-term management plans by taking into consideration climate change and cumulative impacts on lakes and wetlands.

Scientific manager(s) : Marie Larocque, Université du Québec à Montréal
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2021
Resilience of lake-edge wetlands to water level changes in a southern boreal lake
Loiselle, A., Proulx, R., Larocque, M., Pellerin,…
English
2020
Ecological uniqueness of plant communities as a conservation criterion in lake-edge wetlands
Dubois, R., Proulx, R., Pellerin, S.
English
Ecosystems and Biodiversity . Forest Resources
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Green Infrastructure: Development of a Multi-Scale Strategy Based on Complexity and Resilience in Urban Settings

This project helped maintain and increase the connectivity of natural infrastructures in the greater Montreal area is an important adaptation strategy to facilitate species movement over the next 100 years.

Scientific manager(s) : Christian Messier, UQAM; Andrew Gonzalez, McGill
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2020
L’approche fonctionnelle | Méthodologie et guide d’utilisation
Cameron, E., Paquette, A.
French
2020
Infrastructures vertes : développement d’une stratégie multi-échelle basée sur la complexité et la résilience en milieu urbain
Messier, C., Gonzalez, A.
French
Ecosystems and Biodiversity
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Identifying wetland ecosystems and plants of Eeyou Istchee James Bay that are vulnerable to climate change

The results of this project will enable decision-makers, ecological planners and mining companies to develop adaptation strategies and industrial development and biodiversity conservation measures based on robust scientific data that takes into account the effects of climate change on the wetlands of Eeyou Istchee James Bay.

Scientific manager(s) : Nicole Fenton, UQAT
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2021
Effets des changements climatiques en Eeyou Istchee Baie-James
Indorf, M. F.
French
Ecosystems and Biodiversity
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Conservation and management of nesting habitats of waterfowl and other waterbirds in the face of climate change

The adaptation strategies proposed upon completion of the project will allow governments and the various organizations concerned to better determine habitats of interest to waterfowl, with regard to land use planning, networks of conservation areas and forestry and agricultural practices.

Scientific manager(s) : Marcel Darveau, Canard Illimités Canada and Université Laval
Ecosystems and Biodiversity . Built Environment
2014-2019 programming
Project in progress
Integration of Future Climate Scenarios in the Planning of Wetland Conservation and Restoration to Protect the Water Resources of Québec City

The project will enable Québec City to plan a long-term conservation network that takes climate change into account, and to integrate this network into its planning management while contributing to the Ministère des Affaires Municipales et de l’Habitation’s Strategy to ensure the occupation and vitality of the territories.

Scientific manager(s) : Monique Poulin, Université Laval
Ecosystems and Biodiversity
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Current and anticipated impacts of cyanobacterial blooms and cyanotoxin on various wildlife organisms in Missisquoi bay and the rivière-aux-brochets ecological reserve by 2050

This research project is designed to better understand the dynamics of cyanobacterial blooms and cyanotoxins under climate change. The results will provide a solid foundation for biodiversity conservation through adaptation measures.

Scientific manager(s) : Philippe Juneau et Beatrix Beisner, Université du Québec à Montréal
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2021
Impacts actuels et appréhendés pour 2050 des fleurs d'eau de cyanobactéries (CYANO) et des cyanotoxines sur différents organismes fauniques de la baie Missisquoi et de la réserve écologique de la Rivière-aux-Brochets
Juneau, P., Beisner, B., Gregory-Eaves, I., Sauvé…
French
2023
Effet combiné de la température et d'une contamination à une formulation commerciale d'atrazine sur le phytoplancton
Blanchard, A.
French
Ecosystems and Biodiversity
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Valuation and Evolution of Ecosystem Services in the Québec City Region

The economic quantification of ES generated by natural capital can be used to develop new indicators for land-use planning. It can also serve to inform decision making and can be integrated with other decision support tools such as cost-benefit and multi-criteria analyses.

Scientific manager(s) : Jérome Dupras, Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)
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2019
La valeur économique des écosystèmes naturels et agricoles de la Communauté métropolitaine de Québec et de la Table de concertation régionale pour la gestion intégrée du Saint-Laurent
Wood, S., Dupras, J., Bergevin, C., Kermagoret, C.
French
2018
La valeur économique des services écosystémiques rendus par les arbres municipaux de la ville de Québec
Wood, S., Dupras, J., Delegrange, S., Voyer, A.,…
French
2021
Évaluation et évolution des services écosystémiques dans la région de Québec
Wood, S., Dupras, J., Lévesque, A., Kermagoret, C…
French
Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Impact of Climate Change and Adaptation Measures on Present and Potential Future Field Crop Pests in Quebec

The knowledge gained from this project will allow the development or revision of planning and action tools for decision makers in order to promote the adaptation of the crop protection sector to climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Annie-Ève Gagnon, CÉROM; Julien Saguez, CÉROM
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2019
Impact des changements climatiques et mesures d'adaptation pour les ravageurs présents et potentiels en grandes cultures au Québec
Saguez, J.
French
2019
Synthèse et recommandations : changements climatiques et phytoprotection au Québec
Firlej, A., Saguez, J.
French
Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Managing Subsurface Drainage Water to Optimize Crop Productivity, Nutrient Use and Water Availability in Contemporary and Future Climat

The results of this study provided producers and agricultural advisors with information about the benefits and limitations of controlled drainage as an adaptation measure against expected climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Aubert Michaud, Institut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement; Merrin Macrae, Université de Waterloo
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2018
Managing subsurface drainage water to optimize crop productivity, nutrient use and water availability in contemporary and future climate
Macrae, M., Michaud, A.
English
Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture . Ecosystems and Biodiversity
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
State of Play of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectors in Québec Under Climate Change

This project  helped facilitate consultation between actors from the different sectors concerned and helped increase awareness of climate change and adaptation.

Scientific manager(s) : Anne Blondlot, Ouranos; Robert Siron, Ouranos
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2017
État des lieux des pêches et de l’aquaculture au Québec en lien avec les changements climatiques
Ouranos
French
Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Development of a Tool for the Consideration of Climate Change in Agricultural Land Planning in Rural Québec Regional County Municipalities

The project will provide rural Québec MRCs with greater autonomy in their actions to create knowledge and combat climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Jean Nolet, Coop Carbone
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2018
Développement d’un outil visant la prise en compte des changements climatiques dans la planification des territoires agricoles des MRC rurales au Québec
Écoressources
French
Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Agriclimat: Farms Adapted for the Future

This project changed the perception of climate change among farmers and agricultural advisors following discussion meetings and various local, regional and provincial presentations. It also increased the resilience of Québec farms to climate change and made this resilience accessible through information sheets and regional climate change adaptation plans.

Scientific manager(s) : Sarah Delisle, Conseil pour le Développement de l’Agriculture du Québec
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2021
Agriclimat : des fermes adaptées pour le futur
French
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Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Choice of Forage Grass and Mitigation of Heat Stress for Cows on Quebec Dairy Farms in the Context of Climate Change

The results obtained make it possible to provide dairy farm managers with concrete recommendations for choosing forage mixes adapted to current and future climate conditions and solutions to reduce the risk of heat stress in barns during hot summer weather.

Scientific manager(s) : Édith Charbonneau, Université Laval
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2020
Choix des graminées fourragères et des mesures d’atténuation du stress thermique des vaches sur les fermes laitières québécoises dans un contexte de changements climatiques
Charbonneau, E., Ouellet, V., Fournel, S., Payant…
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Previous theme
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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.
English
Climate Science and Climate Services
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
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
Previous theme
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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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Previous theme
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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.
English
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.
English
Climate Science and Climate Services . Water Availability . Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
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
Previous theme
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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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Previous theme
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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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Previous theme
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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…
French
Previous theme
Programmation antérieure
Project completed
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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Previous theme
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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,…
French
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…
English
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 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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2019
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…
English
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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.
English
Energy Security . Climate Governance
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Monitoring and Evaluation for a resilient electricity sector

This topic under study reviews the role of adaptation monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks and their contributions to the climate resilience of the electricity sector.
 

Scientific manager(s) : Alexandra Lesnikowski, Université Concordia
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2024
Monitoring and Evaluation for a Resilient Electricity Sector
Lesnikowski, A., Newton, A., Oxley, M.
English
2024
Table 1 : Examples of adaptation actions in the Canadian electricity sector
Lesnikowski, A.
English
2024
Appendix A : Guidance frameworks related to adaptation monitoring and evaluation
Lesnikowski, A.
English
2024
Appendix B : Analysis of national monitoring and evaluation frameworks
Lesnikowski, A.
English
2024
Appendix C : Example indicators for adaptation monitoring and evaluation
Lesnikowski, A.
English
Water Availability
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Hydrological hazards and extreme rains

The amplification of precipitation and flow extremes in a warmer climate is greater for small watersheds, for shorter durations, and for frequent recurrences. The results show the importance of considering the size of watersheds in assessing vulnerability to increased extreme summer and fall precipitation.

Scientific manager(s) : François Brissette, ÉTS
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2023
Évolution du risque hydrologique lié aux événements pluvieux extrêmes: Application des données ClimEX (Québec-Bavière)
Brissette, F., Arsenault, R., Boucher, MA., Braun…
French
Outside Programming
Hors programmation
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White Papers to the International Joint Commission

These four publications deal with the recommendations on floodplain management in the Lake Champlain-Richelieu transboundary watershed presented to the International Joint Commission.

Scientific manager(s) : Commission Mixte Internationale
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2022
Livre blanc no 1. La cartographie des zones inondables: meilleures pratiques et recommandations pour le bassin du lac Champlain-Richelieu
A. Alberti-Dufort
French
2022
White paper no 1. Flood Mapping: Best Practices and Recommendations for the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Basin
A. Alberti-Dufort
English
2022
Livre blanc no 2. Risques d’inondation: pratiques exemplaires et recommandations en matière de communication – Bassin du lac Champlain et de la rivière Richelieu
D. Henstra, B. McIlroy-Young
French
2022
White paper no 2. Flood Risk: Best Practices and Recommendations for the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Basin
D. Henstra, B. McIlroy-Young
English
2022
Livre blanc no 3. Comment l’aménagement des plaines inondables peut-il améliorer la résilience aux inondations: meilleures pratiques et recommandations pour le bassin du lac Champlain-rivière Richelieu
A. Alberti-Dufort
French
2022
White paper no 3. How Floodplain Development Can Improve Flood Resilience: Best Practices and Recommendations for the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Basin
A. Alberti-Dufort
English
2022
Livre blanc no 4. Viser la résilience: le rôle de l’assurance inondation
L. Shabman
French
2022
White paper no 4. Securing Flood Resiliency: The Role of Insurance
L. Shabman
English
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