Raoul-Marie Couture
Regular member
Department of Chemistry
Laval University


Thomas Bossé-Demers (Ph.D. student)

Allyson Dalpé (Master student)

Daniel Fillion (Master student)

Catherine Gagnon (Master student)

Audrey Laberge-Carignan (Ph.D. student)

Florence Mercier (Master student)

Kimia Motevalli (Ph.D. student)

Chloé Rivest (Master student)

Gabriel St-Pierre (Master student)


Diogo Folhas (Ph.D. student)

Recent Theses and Dissertations

Émilie Leclerc (Master - 2021)
Mobility of arsenic in sediments of subarctic lakes contaminated by mining activity

Scientific Communications

Klanten, Y., Couture, R.-M., Christoffersen, K., Vincent, W.F., Antoniades, D., 2023. <h1>Oxygen depletion in Arctic lakes: Circumpolar trends, biogeochemical processes and implications of climate change</h1>. <strong>Global Biogeochemical Cycles</strong>. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1029/2022GB007616</a>.

Neweshy, W., Planas, D., Tellier, E.J., Demers, M., Marsac, R., Couture, R.-M., 2022. Response of sediment phosphorus partitioning to lanthanum-modified clay amendment and porewater chemistry in a small eutrophic lake. <strong>Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts</strong>(published online 2022-05-18). DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-3n2t2</a>.

Salk, K.R., Venkiteswaran, J.J., Couture, R.-M., Higgins, S.N., Paterson, M.J., Schiff, S.L., 2022. Warming combined with experimental eutrophication intensifies lake phytoplankton blooms. <strong>Limnology and Oceanography</strong>, 67(1): 147-158. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1002/lno.11982</a>.

Grasset, C., Moras, S., Isidorova, A., Couture, R.-M., Linkhorst, A., Sobek, S., 2021. An empirical model to predict methane production in inland water sediment from particular organic matter supply and reactivity. <strong>Limnology and Oceanography</strong>, 66(10): 3643-3655. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1002/lno.11905</a>.

Jasiak, I., Wiklund, J.A., Leclerc, É., Telford, J.V., Couture, R.-M., Venkiteswaran, J.J., Hall, R., Wolfe, B.B., 2021. Evaluating spatiotemporal patterns of arsenic, antimony, and lead deposition from legacy gold mine emissions using lake sediment records. <strong>Applied Geochemistry</strong>, 134, 105053. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1016/j.apgeochem.2021.105053</a>.

Leclerc, É., Venkiteswaran, J.J., Jasiak, I., Telford, J.V., Schultz, M.D.J., Wolfe, B.B., Hall, R., Couture, R.-M., 2021. Quantifying arsenic post-depositional mobility in lake sediments impacted by gold ore roasting in sub-arctic Canada using inverse diagenetic modelling. <strong>Environmental Pollution</strong>, 288, 117723. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117723</a>.

Pilla, R.M., Couture, R.-M., 2021. Attenuation of photosynthetically active radiation and ultraviolet radiation in response to changing dissolved organic carbon in browning lakes: Modeling and parametrization. <strong>Limnology and Oceanography</strong>, 66(6): 2278-2289. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1002/lno.11753</a>.

Vigneron, A., Cruaud, P., Culley, A.I., Couture, R.-M., Lovejoy, C., Vincent, W.F., 2021. Genomic evidence for sulfur intermediates as new biogeochemical hubs in a model aquatic microbial ecosystem. <strong>Microbiome</strong>, 9, 46. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1186/s40168-021-00999-x</a>.

Birk, S., Chapman, D., Carvalho, L., Spears, B.M., Andersen, H.E., Argillier, C., Auer, S., Baattrup-Pedersen, A., Banin, L., Beklioğlu, M., Bondar-Kunze, E., Borja, A., Branco, P., Bucak, T., Buijse, A.D., Cardoso, A.C., Couture, R.-M., Cremona, F., de Zwart, D., Feld, C.K., Ferreira, M.T., Feuchtmayr, H., Gessner, M.O., Gieswein, A., Globevnik, L., Graeber, D., Graf, W., Gutiérrez-Cánovas, C., Hanganu, J., Işkın, U., Järvinen, M., Jeppesen, E., Kotamäki, N., Kuijper, M., Lemm, J.U., Lu, S., Lyche Solheim, A., Mischke, U., Moe, S.J., Nõges, P., Nõges, T., Ormerod, S.J., Panagopoulos, Y., Phillips, G., Posthuma, L.M., Pouso, S., Prudhomme , C., Rankinen, K., Rasmussen, J.J., Richardson, J., Sagouis, A., Santos, J.M., Schäfer, R.B., Schinegger, R., Schmutz, S., Schneider , S.C., Schülting, L., Segurado, P., Stefanidis, K., Sures, B., Thackeray, S.J., Turunen, J., Uyarra, M.C., Venohr, M., von der Ohe, P.C., Willby, N., Hering, D., 2020. Impacts of multiple stressors on freshwater biota across spatial scales and ecosystems. <strong>Nature Ecology and Evolution</strong>, 4: 1060–1068. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1038/s41559-020-1216-4</a>.

Jilbert, T., Couture, R.-M., Huser, B.J., Salonen, K., 2020. Preface: Restoration of eutrophic lakes: current practices and future challenges. <strong>Hydrobiologia</strong>, 847: 4343-4357. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1007/s10750-020-04457-x</a>.

Lizotte, M., Chaillou, G., Couture, R.-M., 2020. Fate of organic matter as it transits from the continent to the ocean: Impact of thawing permafrost on Arctic carbon fluxes. Institut nordique du Québec - Webinar. Québec, Québec, Canada.

Messina, N.J., Couture, R.-M., Norton, S.A., Birkel, S.D., Amirbahman, A., 2020. Modeling response of water quality parameters to land-use and climate change in a temperate, mesotrophic lake. <strong>Science of the Total Environment</strong>, 713, 136549. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136549</a>.

Tong, Y., Wang, M., Peñuelas, J., Liu, X., Paerl, H.W., Elser, J.J., Sardans, J., Couture, R.-M., Larssen, T., Hu, H., Dong, X., He, W., Zhang, W., Wang, X., Zhang, Y., Liu, Y., Zeng, S., Kong, X., Janssen, A.B.G., Lin, Y., 2020. Improvement in municipal wastewater treatment alters lake nitrogen to phosphorus ratios in populated regions. <strong>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)</strong>, 117(21): 11566-11572. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1073/pnas.1920759117</a>.

Couture, R.-M., 2019. Température, oxygène, lumière: évolution des habitats de poissons dans les lacs arctiques en réponse aux changements environnementaux. Mon projet nordique, Institut nordique du Québec (INQ). Québec, Québec, Canada.

Lin, Y., Couture, R.-M., Klein, H., Ytre-Eide, M.A., Dyve, J.E., Lind, O.C., Bartnicki, J., Nizzetto, L., Butterfield, D., Larssen, T., Salbu, B., 2019. Modelling environmental impacts of Cesium-137 under a hypothetical release of radioactive waste. <strong>Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology</strong>, 103: 69–74. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1007/s00128-019-02601-5</a>.

Mack, L., Andersen, H.E., Beklioğlu, M., Bucak, T., Couture, R.-M., Cremona, F., Ferreira, M.T., Hutchins, M.G., Mischke, U., Molina-Navarro, E., Rankinen, K., Venohr, M., Birk, S., 2019. The future depends on what we do today – Projecting Europe's surface water quality into three different future scenarios. <strong>Science of the Total Environment</strong>, 668: 470-484. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.251</a>.

Markelov, I., Couture, R.-M., Fisher, R., Haande, S., Van Cappellen, P., 2019. Coupling water column and sediment biogeochemical dynamics: modeling internal phosphorus loading, climate change responses, and mitigation measures in Lake Vansjø, Norway. <strong>Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences</strong>, 124(12): 3847-3866. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1029/2019JG005254</a>.

Moe, J., Couture, R.-M., Haande, S., Lyche Solheim, A., Jackson-Blake, L., 2019. Predicting lake quality for the next generation: Impacts of catchment management and climatic factors in a probabilistic model framework. <strong>Water</strong>, 11(9), 1767. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.3390/w11091767</a>.

Oulehle, F., Wright, R.F., Svoboda, M., Bače, R., Matějka, K., Kaňa, J., Hruška, J., Couture, R.-M., Kopáček, J., 2019. Effects of bark beetle disturbance on soil nutrient retention and lake chemistry in glacial catchment. <strong>Ecosystems</strong>, 22(4): 725-741. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1007/s10021-018-0298-1</a>.

Phan, V.T.H, Bardelli, F., Le Pape, P., Couture, R.-M., Fernandez-Martinez, A., Tisserand, D., Bernier-Latmani, R., Charlet, L., 2019. Interplay of S and As in Mekong Delta sediments during redox oscillations. <strong>Geoscience Frontiers</strong>, 10(5): 1715-1729. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1016/j.gsf.2018.03.008</a>.

Phan, V.T.H, Bernier-Latmani, R., Tisserand, D., Bardelli, F., Le Pape, P., Frutschi, M., Gehin, A., Couture, R.-M., Charlet, L., 2019. As release under the microbial sulfate reduction during redox oscillations in the upper Mekong delta aquifers, Vietnam: A mechanistic study. <strong>Science of the Total Environment</strong>, 663: 718-730. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.219</a>.

Bussi, G., Whitehead, P.G, Gutiérrez-Cánovas, C., Ledesma, J.L.J, Ormerod, S.J, Couture, R.-M., 2018. Modelling the effects of climate and land-use change on the hydrochemistry and ecology of the River Wye (Wales). <strong>Science of the Total Environment</strong>, 627: 733-743. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.295</a>.

Couture, R.-M., 2018. Modelling lake biogeochemical cycles across scales in the northern landscape. Biology/GRIL seminar series, Université de Montréal. Montréal, Québec.

Couture, R.-M., Hindar, A., Rognerud, S., 2018. Emerging investigator series: geochemistry of trace elements associated with Fe and Mn nodules in the sediment of limed boreal lakes. <strong>Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts</strong>, 20(2): 406-414. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1039/C7EM00477J</a>.

Couture, R.-M., Moe, J., Lin, Y., Kaste, Ø., Haande, S., Lyche Solheim, A., 2018. Simulating water quality and ecological status of Lake Vansjø, Norway, under land-use and climate change by linking process-oriented models with a Bayesian network. <strong>Science of the Total Environment</strong>, 621: 713-724. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.303</a>.

de Wit, H.A, Couture, R.-M., Jackson‐Blake, L., Futter, M.N, Valinia, S., Austnes, K., Guerrero, J.-L., Lin, Y., 2018. Pipes or chimneys? For carbon cycling in small boreal lakes, precipitation matters most. <strong>Limnology and Oceanography Letters</strong>, 3(3: Special Issue - Carbon cycling in inland waters: Progress and perspectives): 275-284. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1002/lol2.10077</a>.

Markelova, E., Couture, R.-M., Parsons, C.T, Markelov, I., Madé, B., Van Cappellen, P., Charlet, L., 2018. Speciation dynamics of oxyanion contaminants (As, Sb, Cr) in argillaceous suspensions during oxic-anoxic cycles. <strong>Applied Geochemistry</strong>, 91: 75-88. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.12.012</a>.

Markelova, E., Parsons, C.T, Couture, R.-M., Smeaton, C.M, Madé, B., Charlet, L., Van Cappellen, P., 2018. Deconstructing the redox cascade: what role do microbial exudates (flavins) play? <strong>Environmental Chemistry</strong>, 14(8): 515-524. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1071/EN17158</a>.

Pakhomova, S., Yakushev, E., Protsenko, E., Rigaud, S., Cossa, D., Knoery, J., Couture, R.-M., Radakovitch, O., Yakubov, S., Krzeminska, D., Newton, A., 2018. Modeling the influence of eutrophication and redox conditions on mercury cycling at the sediment-water interface in the Berre Lagoon. <strong>Frontiers in Marine Science</strong>, 5, 291. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.3389/fmars.2018.00291</a>.

Ripple, W.J, Wolf, C., Newsome, T.M, Galetti, M., Alamgir, M., Crist, E., Mahmoud, M.I, Laurance, W.F, Barnard, C., Berteaux, D., Côté, S.D., Couture, R.-M., Naud, M.-J., Rochefort, L., and 15,534 signatories from 184 countries,., 2017. World scientists' warning to humanity: A second notice. <strong>BioScience</strong>, 67(12): 1026-1028. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1093/biosci/bix125</a>.

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