Najat Bhiry
Regular member
Department of geography
Laval University


Laura Brassard (Master student)

Laurence Côté (Master student)

Vincent Filion (Master student)

Rachel Labrie (Master student)

Marie-Michèle Ouellet-Bernier (Postdoctoral fellow)

Marc-André Plante Lacombe (Master student)

Guillaume Pouliot (Master student)

Clément Recq (Ph.D. student)


Danielle Chiasson (Master student)

Laurence Ferland (Ph.D. student)

Madiha Khadhraoui (Ph.D. student)

Recent Theses and Dissertations

Jérémy Grenier (Master - 2022)
Study of the weather conditions prone to snow-avalanche releases by means of automatic time-lapse cameras in the region of Umiujaq, Nunavik

Josuah Tremblay (Master - 2020)
Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of an abandoned meander in L’Assomption River, Québec

Frédéric Manseau (Master - 2020)
Relationship between the turbidity of the Tasiapik River (Umiujaq, Nunavik) and permafrost degradation

Isabelle Cyr-Parent (Master - 2020)
Dynamic of peatlands in relation to climate change and human occupation: The case of Svalbard glacial valley in Northeastern Iceland

Arielle Frenette (Master - 2019)
Sustainable development in Nunavik in the Plan Nord era: Comparing approaches

Samuel Veilleux (Master - 2019)
Gravity processes in Tasiapik Valley (Nunavik): geomorphic evidences of past and present slope dynamic

Scientific Communications

Grenier, J., Bhiry, N., Decaulne, A., 2023. Meteorological conditions and snow-avalanche occurrence over three snow seasons (2017–2020) in Tasiapik Valley, Umiujaq, Nunavik. <strong>Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research</strong>, 55(1), 2194492. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1080/15230430.2023.2194492</a>.

Lebrun, J., Bhiry, N., Woollett, J., Sæmundsson, Þ., 2023. <p itemprop=&quot;name&quot;>Slope Dynamics in Relation to the Occupation and Abandonment of a Mountain Farm in Þistilfjörður, Northeast Iceland. <strong>Geosciences</strong>, 13(2). DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.3390/geosciences13020030</a>.

Manseau, F., Bhiry, N., Molson, J., Cloutier, D., 2022. Factors affecting river turbidity in a degrading permafrost environment: the Tasiapik River, Umiujaq (Nunavik). <strong>Arctic Science</strong>(published online 2022-04-13). DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1139/AS-2021-0036</a>.

Occhietti, S., Bhiry, N., Dubois, J.-M., Govare, É., Richard, P.J.H., Robert, F., 2022. St. Lawrence ice stream overflow on the northern edge of the middle estuary during the Bølling-Allerød and response of the Laurentide ice sheet margin to the Intra-Allerød cold period in southern Québec, Canada. <strong>Quaternaire</strong>, 33(2): 99-141. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.4000/quaternaire.16779</a>.

Bhiry, N., Bernier, M., Lecomte, N., Fortier, R., Woollett, J., 2021. The Centre d’études nordiques (CEN): challenges and perspectives of research on nordicity in partnership with Indigenous communities. <strong>Écoscience</strong>, 28(3-4): 199-215. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1080/11956860.2021.1987738</a>.

Bhiry, N., Marguerie, D., Weetaluktuk, T., Desrosiers, P., Todisco, D., Bourgon Desroches, M., Aoustin, D., 2021. Dorset and Thule Inuit occupations of Qikirtajuaq (Smith Island), Nunavik, Canada: a palaeoecological approach. <strong>Boreas</strong>, 50(3): 826-843. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1111/bor.12515</a>.

Decaulne, A., Bhiry, N., Faucher-Roy, J., Pelletier Boily, C., 2021. The development of Kangiqsualujjuaq and the threat of snow avalanches in a permafrost degradation context, Nunavik, Canada. <strong>Espace populations sociétés / Space populations societies</strong>, 2020/3-2021/1. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.4000/eps.10497</a>.

Langlais, K., Bhiry, N., Lavoie, M., 2021. Holocene dynamics of an inland palsa peatland at Wiyâshâkimî Lake (Nunavik, Canada). <strong>Écoscience</strong>, 28(3-4): 269-282. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1080/11956860.2021.1907975</a>.

Roy, N., Woollett, J., Bhiry, N., Lemus-Lauzon, I., Delwaide, A., Marguerie, D., 2021. Anthropogenic and climate impacts on subarctic forests in the Nain region, Nunatsiavut: Dendroecological and historical approaches. <strong>Écoscience</strong>, 28(3-4): 361-376. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1080/11956860.2021.1932294</a>.

Veilleux, S., Bhiry, N., Decaulne, A., 2021. Snow cornice and snow avalanche monitoring using automatic time lapse cameras in Tasiapik Valley, Nunavik (Québec) during the winter of 2017–2018. <strong>Arctic Science</strong>, 7(4): 798–812. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1139/AS-2020-0013</a>.

Barbel, H., Todisco, D., Bhiry, N., 2020. A geochemical investigation of an Early Inuit semi-subterranean winter dwelling in a periglacial context. <strong>Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports</strong>, 33: 102552. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102552</a>.

Bhiry, N., 2020. Analyse macrofossile et datation des échantillons 007, 018A et 018B prélevés de la coupe 18 - TF-POL, rivière du Gouffre, Charlevoix. Rapport préparé pour Ressources naturelles Canada; Commission géologique du Canada. 14 pages.

Decaulne, A., Joliet, F., Chanteloup, L., Herrmann, T.M., Bhiry, N., Haillot, D., 2020. Vers une démarche scientifique intégrative: l'exemple de l'Observatoire Hommes-milieux du Nunavik (Canada). <strong>Journal of Interdisciplinary Methodologies and Issues in Sciences</strong>, 6: 1-26. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.18713/JIMIS-120620-6-5</a>.

Veilleux, S., Bhiry, N., Decaulne, A., 2020. Talus slope characterization in Tasiapik Valley (subarctic Quebec): evidence of past and present slope processes. <strong>Geomorphology</strong>, 349, 106911. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1016/j.geomorph.2019.106911</a>.

Barbel, H., Bhiry, N., Todisco, D., Desrosiers, P., Marguerie, D., 2019. Paaliup Qarmangit 1 site geoarchaeology: Taphonomy of a Thule‐Inuit semi‐subterranean dwelling in a periglacial context in northeastern Hudson Bay. <strong>Geoarchaeology</strong>, 34(6): 809-830. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1002/gea.21753</a>.

Bhiry, N., 2019. Analyse macrofossile des forages G3-GW-2 et G3-GW-4 Wainwright, Alberta. Rapport préparé pour Commission géologique du Canada. 11 pages.

Bhiry, N., 2019. Le Nunavik (nord du Québec) au gré des changements environnementaux et socioéconomiques. Conférence publique. Nantes, France.

Bhiry, N., 2019. Relations humains-milieux dans le contexte de changements climatiques passés et présents: cas du nord-est du Canada et nord-est de l’Islande. Conférence publique. Rennes, France.

Bhiry, N., Decaulne, A., Bourgon Desroches, M., 2019. Development of a subarctic peatland linked to slope dynamics at Lac Wiyâshâkimî (Nunavik, Canada). <strong>The Holocene</strong>, 29(9): 1459-1467. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1177/0959683619854516</a>.

Vigneron, A., Cruaud, P., Bhiry, N., Lovejoy, C., Vincent, W.F., 2019. Microbial community structure and methane cycling potential along a thermokarst pond-peatland continuum. <strong>Microorganisms</strong>, 7(11), 486. DOI: <a href=" " target="_blank">10.3390/microorganisms7110486 </a>.

Bhiry, N., 2018. Microstratigraphie et micromorphologie des sédiments des maisons Bélanger (CfEp-6), Montmagny (Québec). Rapport préparé pour Artefactuel. 35 pages.

Blangy, S., Bernier, M., Bhiry, N., Dedieu, J.-P., Aenishaenslin, C., Bastian, S., Chanteloup, L., Coxam, V., Decaulne, A., Gérin-Lajoie, J., Gibout, S., Haillot, D., Hébert-Houle, É., Herrmann, T.M., Joliet, F., Lamalice, A., Lévesque, E., Ravel, A., Rousse, D., 2018. OHMi-Nunavik: a multi-thematic and cross-cultural research program studying the cumulative effects of climate and socio-economic changes on Inuit communities. <strong>Écoscience</strong>, 25(4: Cumulative effects of climate and socio-economic changes on Inuit communities in Nunavik): 311-324. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1080/11956860.2018.1542783</a>.

Decaulne, A., Bhiry, N., Lebrun, J., Veilleux, S., Sarrazin, D., 2018. Geomorphic evidence of Holocene slope dynamics on the Canadian shield – a study from Lac à l’Eau-Claire, western Nunavik. <strong>Écoscience</strong>, 25(4): 343-357. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1080/11956860.2018.1431376</a>.

Lemus-Lauzon, I., Bhiry, N., Arseneault, D., Woollett, J., Delwaide, A., 2018. Tree-ring evidence of changes in the subarctic forest cover linked to human disturbance in northern Labrador (Canada). <strong>Écoscience</strong>, 25(2): 135-151. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1080/11956860.2018.1436244</a>.

Roy, N., Bhiry, N., Woollett, J., Fréchette, B., 2018. Vegetation history since the mid-Holocene in northeastern Iceland. <strong>Écoscience</strong>, 25(2): 109-123. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1080/11956860.2018.1443419</a>.

Roy, N., Woollett, J., Bhiry, N., Haemmerli, G., Forbes, V., Pienitz, R., 2018. Perspective of landscape change following early settlement (landnám) in Svalbarðstunga, northeastern Iceland. <strong>Boreas</strong>, 47(2): 671-686. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1111/bor.12287</a>.

Simard, M., Lavoie, M., Bhiry, N., Delwaide, A., 2018. Étude dendrochronologique et paléoécologique d'un groupe de milieux humides à Laval. Rapport préparé pour Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité Durable et de l'Électrification des Transports. 29 pages.

Bhiry, N., Bourgon Desroches, M., 2017. Paléoécologie du site paléohistorique 62G, sur l’île Nue de l'Archipel-de-Mingan (Québec). Rapport préparé pour Conservation des ressources, Réserve de parc national du Canada de l'Archipel-de-Mingan, Gouvernement du Canada.

Roy, N., Bhiry, N., Woollett, J., Delwaide, A., 2017. A 550-year record of the disturbance history of white spruce forests near two Inuit settlements in Labrador, Canada. <strong>Journal of the North Atlantic</strong>, 31: 1-14. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.3721/037.006.3101</a>.

Barbel, H., Bhiry, N., 2016. G&eacute;oarch&eacute;ologie de la Vall&eacute;e Paalliq 1, Baie De Kuuvik, Nunavik (Qu&eacute;bec). Colloque du CEN 2016, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada.

Bernier, J.-F., Bhiry, N., Gendron, D., 2016. Butchering site evolution induced by past and recent snowmelt runoff: the Saunitarlik Site (JiEv-15), Aivirtuuq Peninsula, Nunavik, Canada. <strong>Geoarchaeology</strong>, 32(3): 343-365. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1002/gea.21607</a>.

Bhiry, N., Marguerie, D., Lofthouse, S., 2016. Paleoenvironmental reconstruction and timeline of a Dorset-Thule settlement at Quaqtaq (Nunavik, Canada). <strong>Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research</strong>, 48(2): 293–313. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1657/AAAR0015-045</a>.

Couture, A., Bhiry, N., Monette, Y., Woollett, J., 2016. A geochemical analysis of 18th-century Inuit communal house floors in northern Labrador. <strong>Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports</strong>, 6: 71-81. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.01.021</a>.

Couture, A., Bhiry, N., Woollett, J., 2016. Micromorphological analyses of Inuit communal sod houses in northern Labrador, Canada. <strong>Geoarchaeology</strong>, 32(2): 267-282. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1002/gea.21595</a>.

Cyr-Parent, I., Bhiry, N., Pienitz, R., Woollett, J., 2016. Dynamique des milieux humides du nord-est de l&rsquo;Islande face aux changements climatiques et &agrave; l&rsquo;anthropisation. Colloque du CEN 2016, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada.

Foury, Y., Bhiry, N., Woollett, J., 2016. Micromorphologie et zooarch&eacute;ologie de d&eacute;potoirs inuits au Labrador. Colloque du CEN 2016, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada.

Langlais, K., Bhiry, N., 2016. Dynamique holoc&egrave;ne des tourbi&egrave;res &agrave; palses, au lac &agrave; l&rsquo;Eau-Claire (Nunavik). Colloque du CEN 2016, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada.

Lemus-Lauzon, I., Bhiry, N., Woollett, J., 2016. Assessing the effects of climate change and land use on northern Labrador forest stands based on paleoecological data. <strong>Quaternary Research</strong>, 86(3): 260-270. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1016/j.yqres.2016.09.001</a>.

Matveev, A., Laurion, I., Deshpande, B., Bhiry, N., Vincent, W.F., 2016. High methane emissions from thermokarst lakes in subarctic peatlands. <strong>Limnology and Oceanography</strong>, 61(S1 - Special Issue: Methane Emissions from Oceans, Wetlands, and Freshwater Habitats: New Perspectives and Feedbacks on Climate): S150-S164. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1002/lno.10311</a>.

Steelandt, S., Pierson-Wickmann, A.-C., Bhiry, N., Marguerie, D., Bouhnik-Le Coz, M., 2016. Chemical differentiation of immersed, dry and archaeological wood in Nunavik (Northern Quebec, Canada): Preliminary results. <strong>Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research</strong>, 48(2): 315-325. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1657/AAAR0014-082</a>.

Woollett, J., Bain, A., Bhiry, N., Fields, M., Foury, Y., Kaplan, I., Lemus-Lauzon, I., Roy, N., 2016. Multidisciplinary landscape history research related to Inuit settlement in the north-central Labrador Coast. Arctic Crashes: Human, Climate and Habitat Agency in the Eastern Arctic and North Atlantic. Washington, District de Columbia, États-Unis.

Woollett, J., Dupont-Hébert, C., Gísladóttir, G.A., Ævarsson, U., Bhiry, N., Adderley, P., 2016. La contribution de la chasse maritime aux &eacute;conomies de subsistance mixtes de Svalbar&eth;stunga, au nord-est de l&rsquo;Islande. Colloque du CEN 2016, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada.

Bernier, J.-F., Bhiry, N., 2015. G&eacute;oarch&eacute;ologie de la rivi&egrave;re aux ossements (Saunitarlik), Kangiqsujuaq (Nunavik, Canada). Colloque du CEN 2015. Québec, Québec, Canada.

Bhiry, N., Cloutier, D., Sirois, C., Roger, J., 2015. Fr&eacute;quence de submersion des communaut&eacute;s v&eacute;g&eacute;tales et impacts des glaces sur quatre marais intertidaux de l&rsquo;estuaire d&rsquo;eau douce du fleuve Saint-Laurent. Rapport préparé pour MDDELCC. 60 pages.

Bhiry, N., Sæmundsson, Þ., 2015. &Eacute;volution des g&eacute;o-&eacute;cosyst&egrave;mes &agrave; perg&eacute;lisol dans une perspective de changements climatiques au Nord du Canada et en Islande. Journée de la recherche du FRQNT: La recherche nordique - Un regard québécois, une portée internationale, Université Laval. Québec, Québec, Canada.

Couture, A., Bhiry, N., Woollett, J., Monette, Y., 2015. G&eacute;oarch&eacute;ologie de maisons multifamiliales inuit de la p&eacute;riode de contact au Labrador - Geoarchaeology of contact-period Inuit communal houses, Labrador. <strong>Études/Inuit/Studies</strong>, 39(2): 233-258. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.7202/1038149ar</a>.

Cyr-Parent, I., Bhiry, N., Woollett, J., 2015. Dynamique des tourbi&egrave;res en r&eacute;ponse aux changements climatiques et &agrave; l&rsquo;anthropisation dans la vall&eacute;e glaciaire Svalbar&eth; au nord-est de l&rsquo;Islande. Colloque du CEN 2015. Québec, Québec, Canada.

Dick, J., Bhiry, N., Barnard, C., 2015. People in the North - Section Overview. Pages 148-154 dans INTERACT 2015. INTERACT Stories of Arctic Science. Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University.

Foury, Y., Bhiry, N., Woollett, J., 2015. Le site inuit Oakes Bay 1 (Labrador) en p&eacute;riode de crise. Fr&eacute;quence d&#39;occupation et &eacute;conomie de subsistance. Colloque du CEN 2015. Québec, Québec, Canada.

Roy, N., Woollett, J., Bhiry, N., 2015. Paleoecological perspectives on landscape history and anthropogenic impacts at Uivak Point, Labrador since 1400 AD. <strong>The Holocene</strong>, 11: 1742-1755. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1177/0959683615591350</a>.

Steelandt, S., Marguerie, D., Bhiry, N., Delwaide, A., 2015. A study of the composition, characteristics and origin of modern driftwood on the western coast of Nunavik (Quebec, Canada). <strong>Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences</strong>, 120(3): 480-501. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1002/2014JG002731</a>.

Woollett, J., Bhiry, N., Dupont-Hébert, C., Roy, N., Adderley, P., Gísladóttir, G., Ævarsson, U., Dubé, D., Cyr-Parent, I., 2015. Suite de succ&egrave;s et d&rsquo;&eacute;checs dans le domaine de Svalbar&eth;, nord-est de l&rsquo;Islande. Colloque du CEN 2015. Québec, Québec, Canada.

Cayer, D., Bhiry, N., 2014. Holocene climate and environmental changes in western subarctic Québec as inferred from the sedimentology and the geomorphology of a lake watershed. <strong>Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research</strong>, 46(1): 55-65. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1657/1938-4246.46.1.55</a>.

Fillion, M.-E., Bhiry, N., Touazi, M., 2014. Differential development of two palsa fields in a peatland located near Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik, Northern Quebec, Canada. <strong>Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research</strong>, 46(1): 40-54. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1657/1938-4246-46.1.40</a>.

Tremblay, S., Bhiry, N., Lavoie, M., 2014. Long-term dynamics of a palsa in the sporadic permafrost zone of northwestern Quebec (Canada). <strong>Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences</strong>, 51(5): 500-509. DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1139/cjes-2013-0123</a>.

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