Aubert Michaud, Ph.D.

Aubert Michaud, researcher

Aubert Michaud


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Aubert Michaud (Ph.D) holds a doctorate in soils from Université Laval, as well as a bachelor's and master's degree in the same field from McGill University. From 1987 to 1997 he worked at Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec. There, he assisted agricultural stakeholders in the transition to soil conservation practices by coordinating continuing education activities, farm trial networks, and technical and financial guidance programs for agricultural businesses. Aubert has been with IRDA since 1998, where he and his team describe the processes that underlie nonpoint source contamination of surface water in agricultural areas and develop tools to manage it. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and in the Department of Soil and Agri-Food Engineering at Université Laval.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Hydrology
  • Soil physics
  • Nonpoint source surface water contamination
  • Geomatics
  • Remote sensing and modelling applied to the management of land plots and watersheds

Aubert Michaud has spent more than 20 years working to preserve agricultural soil health and water quality by developing tools for the diagnosis and management of farmlands and waterways.

Related research project(s)

Castors' Steam, Brome-Missisquoi County

Installing and operating a hydrometric station at Ruisseau aux Castors

IRDA has been mandated to design, install, and operate a hydrometric station at the watershed outlet of Ruisseau aux Castors in the Brome-Missisquoi regional county municipality.

Researcher: Aubert Michaud

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Aubert Michaud
Bouchard steam, Granby

Hydrometric monitoring of the Ruisseau Bouchard watershed

This project will assist with the ongoing hydrometric monitoring of the flux and quality of water in Ruisseau Bouchard.

Researcher: Aubert Michaud

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Aubert Michaud
Boyer River, Quebec
2019 • Field crops

EPERLAB Project: A collective effort to study and restore Rivière Boyer

Project to restore the rainbow smelt spawning grounds at the mouth of Rivière Boyer on the St. Lawrence River.

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Aubert Michaud
Luc Belzile
2019-2021 • Field cropsMarket gardening

OGeMOS Project: Developing and deploying an online tool for managing soil organic matter

This project will develop a versatile tool that will allow to simulate the impacts of agricultural practices on soil organic matter.

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Aubert Michaud
Marc-Olivier Gasser
Agricultural drainage
2019-2022 • Field crops

Using controlled drainage to optimize water and nutrient uptake by crops

This project relies on the continuous measurement of field water table heights; water exports; as well as sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus runoff into drains at four field-crop production sites.

Researcher: Aubert Michaud

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Aubert Michaud
Rivière Ouelle

Protecting the Rivière-Ouelle watershed

Steps are being taken throughout the watershed to preserve Rivière-Ouelle's water quality.

Researcher: Aubert Michaud

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Aubert Michaud


See also

Marie Lacroix, laboratory technician

Marie Lacroix

Laboratory Technician

418 643-2380
ext 821

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Joahnn Palacios, research assistant

Joahnn Palacios

Research Assistant

418 643-2380
ext 606

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Michèle Grenier, biostatistician

Michèle Grenier


418 643-2380
ext 403

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