Alain Armellin

Biologist - Aquatic plant and wildlife specialist
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current research and/or projects

Biomonitoring of water quality using benthic macroinvertebrates in fresh water

  • Quebec coordinator of the national Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) team
  • Monitoring the contamination of fish by heavy metals and emerging substances

Professional activities / interests

Fresh water ecology in lenitic and lotic environments

Effects of physical, chemical and biological factors on communities of benthic macroinvertebrates

Education and awards

Head of the Public Service Award for Service Delivery

Key publications

Tall, L., G. Méthot, A. Armellin and B. Pinel-Alloul. 2008. Bioassessment of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Wetland Habitats of Lake Saint-Pierre (St. Lawrence River) (St. Lawrence River). J. Great Lakes Res. (sous presse).

de Lafontaine, Y.,  A. Armellin, F. Marchand, M. Mingelbier, P. Brodeur and J. Morin. 2006. Impacts of Fluctuating Hydrological Regimes on Fish Communities of the St. Lawrence River. In Talbot, A. (Ed) Water Availability Issues for the St. Lawrence River: An Environmental Synthesis. Montréal, Quebec: Environment Canada, 189 p.

Armellin, A. 2006. Impacts of fluctuating water levels on herpetofauna. In Talbot, A. (Ed) Water Availability Issues for the St. Lawrence River: An Environmental Synthesis. Montréal, Quebec: Environment Canada, 189 p.

Armellin, A. and P. Galois. 2005. Inventory of spiny softshell turtle on the property of the Munitions Experimental Test Centre at Nicolet in the spring. Environment Canada - Quebec Region. Environmental Conservation. St. Lawrence Centre. Scientific and Technical report prepared for the Department of National Defence, 34 pages.

Morin, J., O. Champoux, S. Martin, K. Turgeon, M. Mingelbier, P. Brodeur, S. Giguère, D. Rioux, A. Armellin, D. Lehoux, B.Drolet, Y de Lafontaine and J.-L. Desgranges. 2004. Selected performance indicators of the Environment Technical Working Group (Lower St. Lawrence) Technical Report MSC-Hydrology RT-137, Environment Canada (MSC, CWS, CSL) and MRNFP, Ste-Foy, prepared for the Environment Technical Working Group (ETWG) of the International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Study Board (International Joint Commission). 61 paqes.

Armellin, A. and C. Plante. 2004. Abundance and diversity of amphibians and reptiles in the wetlands of the St. Lawrence River. Report prepared for the International Joint Commission. Environment Canada - Quebec Region, Environmental Conservation, St. Lawrence Centre.

Armellin, A. 2003. Strength of age classes of northern pike (Esox lucius L.) and hydrological and climate factors in the St. Lawrence: definition of modeling parameters. Report prepared for the International Joint Commission by Environment Canada - Quebec Region, Environmental Conservation, St. Lawrence Centre. Scientific and Technical Report, 85 pages.

Vachon, N. and A. Armellin. 2003. Development of northern pike (Esox lucius L.) embryos, larvae and fry in the St. Lawrence River, Boucherville Islands. Report prepared for the International Joint Commission by Environment Canada - Quebec Region, Environmental Conservation, St. Lawrence Centre, 57 pages.