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)

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
Field
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
2019

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
2018-2019 • Field cropsLivestock production

Cost-benefit analysis of proposed actions to reduce the phosphorus load entering Missisquoi Bay from the Rivière de la Roche watershed

The Rivière de la Roche sub-watershed has one of the highest phosphorus and sediment export rates of the entire Missisquoi Bay watershed—a particularly challenging situation for the local agricultural sector.

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Aubert Michaud
Luc Belzile

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Cédric Morin, instrumentation technician

Cédric Morin

Instrumentation Technician

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Carl Boivin, researcher

Carl Boivin

Researcher

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Édith Plante, research assistant

Edith Plante

Research Assistant

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