Michelle GARNEAU

Professional address 

Département de géographie  
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) 
CP 8888 Succursale Centre-Ville 
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H3C 3P8 

E-mail :
Telephone : 514-987-3000 ext. 1933 

Academic background 

  • BSc in Physical geography, Université Laval
  • MSc in Biogeography, Université Laval
  • PhD in Biology (paleoecology), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Professional experience  

  • 1989-1990: Environment Canada
  • 1990-1999: Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada
  • 1999-2000: INRS-SUMMER
  • Since 2000: Université du Québec à Montréal 


Michelle Garneau worked as a researcher for nearly 10 years at the Geological Survey of Canada where she coordinated the paleoecology/paleoclimatology component of the Canadian High Arctic Climate Change Observatory on Ellesmere Island. She joined UQAM in 2001 as a professor in the Department of Geography. She is a regular member of Geotop and GRIL and an associate member of the Centre d’études nordiques, three strategic groups of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies. She is involved in several national and international research projects linking aspects of peatland carbon dynamics and climate in boreal and subarctic biomes.   

Keywords: peatlands, climate change, carbon dynamics, palaeoecology, palaeoclimatology 



Geotop : Centre de recherche sur la dynamique du système Terre

GRIL-UQA : Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Limnologie

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