Aubert Michaud, Ph.D.

Aubert Michaud, researcher

Aubert Michaud

Researcher

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About

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)

Stream
2014-2017

Hydrological monitoring of the Campbell Stream greening project

The team at IRDA conducted hydrological monitoring on Branch 1 of the Campbell Stream (test basin) as well as the stream’s main branch, which was used as a control.

Researcher: Aubert Michaud

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Aubert Michaud
Stream and technician
2015-2018 • Field cropsLivestock production

A diagnostic tool for phosphorus and nitrogen exports (P+N Edit)

The aim of this project was to consolidate current scientific knowledge with a view to developing a spatially referenced tool to predict diffuse sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus exports at the farm and watershed scale.

Researcher: Aubert Michaud

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Aubert Michaud
Drain pipes
2015-2018

Managing subsurface drainage water to optimize crop productivity, nutrient use, and water availability under current and future climatic conditions

The purpose of the project was to assess the benefits of controlled farm drainage under current and future climatic conditions to meet the water needs of field crops and rural communities while reducing nitrogen and phosphorus flows into watercourses.

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Aubert Michaud
Marc-Olivier Gasser
Green manure
2016-2018 • Field crops

Effectiveness of an annual vs. end-of-season legume green manure crop in increasing soil resilience and providing sufficient nitrogen

The project compared the nitrogen uptake effects of green manure crops grown for a full season, in association with a main crop, or after it is harvested.

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Aubert Michaud
Marc-Olivier Gasser
Maryse Leblanc
River and cows
2016-2019

Participative research on sustainable options for on-farm water management adapted to climate change

The objective of the project is to co-develop, with producers and local water management organizations, potential adaptation strategies to prevent water use conflicts in farming communities in the face of climate change.

Researcher: Aubert Michaud

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Aubert Michaud
River
2016-2018

GIS tool kit to support municipal drain management in preparation for climate change

The purpose of this project was to develop a set of spatially referenced tools for watercourse managers and those in charge of planning sustainable, environmentally friendly improvements to water systems.

Researcher: Aubert Michaud

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Aubert Michaud

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Emmanuel Gagné, laboratory technician

Emmanuel Gagné

Laboratory Technician

418 643-2380
ext 822

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Valentin Joubert, research assistant

Valentin Joubert

Research Assistant

450 653-7368
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David Dugré, research assistant

David Dugré

Research Assistant

418 643-2380
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