Alexandre Normandeau, Ph.D

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Research Scientist

Marine Geoscience

Research and/or project statements

Sediment transport processes in marine and lacustrine environments across a broad range of temporal and spatial scales.

Triggers and frequency of extreme events such as submarine landslides and turbidity currents.

Monitoring and repeat seafloor mapping of marine sedimentary bedforms

Education and awards

Post-doctoral fellowship, Queen’s University

Ph.D. Physical geography, Université Laval


Key publications

Normandeau, A., Dietrich, P., Lajeunesse, P., St-Onge, G., Ghienne, J.-F., Duchesne, M.J., Francus, P. 2017. Timing and controls on the delivery of coarse sediment to deltas and submarine fans on a formerly glaciated coast and shelf. GSA Bulletin

Lajeunesse, P., Sinkunas, B., Morissette, A., Normandeau, A., Joyal, G., St-Onge, G., Locat, J., in press. Large-scale seismically-induced mass-movements in a former glacial lake basin: Lake Témiscouata, northeastern Appalachians (eastern Canada). Marine Geology

Jenny, J.-P., Normandeau, A., Francus, P., Taranu, Z.E., Eaves, I.G., Lapointe, F., Jautzy, J., Ojala, A.E.K., Dorioz, J.M., Schimmelmann, A., Zolitschka, B., 2016. Urban point sources of nutrients were the leading cause for the historical spread of hypoxia across European lakes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 113, 12655-12660. 

Normandeau, A., Lajeunesse, P., Gagnon-Poiré, A., Francus, P., 2016. Morphological expression of bedforms formed by supercritical sediment density flows on four fjord-lake deltas of the southeastern Canadian Shield (Eastern Canada). Sedimentology 63, 2106-2129. 

Normandeau, A., Lamoureux, S.F., Lajeunesse, P., Francus, P., 2016. Sediment dynamics in paired High Arctic lakes revealed from high-resolution swath bathymetry and acoustic stratigraphy surveys. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 121, 1676-1696. 

Jenny, J.P., Francus, P., Normandeau, A., Lapointe, F., Perga, M.E., Ojala, E.K., Schimmelmann, A., Zolitschka, B., 2016. Global spread of hypoxia in freshwater ecosystems during the last three centuries is caused by rising local human pressure. Global Change Biology 22, 1481-1489. 

Dietrich, P., Ghienne, J.-F., Normandeau, A., Lajeunesse, P., 2016. Upslope migrating bedforms in a proglacial sandur delta: Cyclic steps from river-derived underflows? Journal of Sedimentary Research 86, 113-123. 

Normandeau, A., Joyal, G., Lajeunesse, P., Francus, P., Lamoureux, S., Lapointe, F., 2016. Late-Holocene Mass Movements in High Arctic East Lake, Melville Island (Western Canadian Arctic Archipelago). In Lamarche, G., et al. (Eds) Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences. Springer, 311-320.

Desiage, P-A., Lajeunesse, P., St-Onge, G., Normandeau, A., Ledoux, G., Guyard, H., Pienitz, R., 2015. Deglacial and postglacial evolution of the Pingualuit Crater Lake basin, northern Québec (Canada). Geomorphology 248, 327-343. 

Normandeau, A., Lajeunesse, P., St-Onge, G., 2015. Submarine canyons and channels in the Lower St. Lawrence Estuary (Eastern Canada): Morphology, classification and recent sediment dynamics. Geomorphology 241, 1-18. 

Normandeau, A., Lajeunesse, P., St-Onge, G., Bourgault, D., St-Onge Drouin, G., Senneville, S., Bélanger, S., 2014. Morphodynamics in sediment-starved inner-shelf submarine canyons (Lower St. Lawrence Estuary, Eastern Canada). Marine Geology 357, 243-255. 

Normandeau, A., Lajeunesse, P., St-Onge, G., 2013. Shallow-water longshore drift-fed submarine fan deposition (Moisie River Delta, Eastern Canada). Geo-Marine Letters 33, 391-403. 

Normandeau, A., Lajeunesse, P., Philibert, G., 2013. Late-Quaternary morphostratigraphy of Lake St-Joseph (southeastern Canadian Shield): evolution from a semi-enclosed glacimarine basin to a post-glacial lake. Sedimentary Geology 295, 38-52. 

Research facility

1 Challenger Drive
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4A2


International Association of Sedimentologist

European Geoscience Union

American Geophysical Union

Canadian Geophysical Union

The Canadian Geomorphology Research Group