Aude Boivin-Rioux

Image Aude Boivin-Rioux
Aquatic sciences technician

Predicting the occurence of toxic algae in the St. Lawrence Gulf and Estuary with coupled biological and climatic models, with supervision from Michel Starr and Joël Chassé.

Current research and/or projects

Creating and implementing a coupled biological and climatic model in order to predict the occurence of Alexandrium tamarense on a short and long term basis in the St. Lawrence Gulf and Estuary.

Professional activities / interests

Biostatistics, modelling and visualising in R on Linux and Windows.


Education and awards

M.Sc. Oceanography (Biology) - UQAR-ISMER, Rimouski, QC. 2016 - 2019. Phytoplankton production, abundance and size-structure in the Canadian Arctic  (2013-2016). Under the supervision of Pr Michel Gosselin. Final submission in August 2019. Biology (Marine sciences) - UQAR, Rimouski, QC - 2013 à 2016. With Honours - Introduction to reasearch and Micro-thesis courses.

W. Garfield Weston award for Northern studies (master's - 2017), Canadian Northern Studies Trust of the Association of Canadian Universities for Northen Studies (CNST-ACUNS) : 15 000$.

Scholarship for 2nd cycle, Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies (FRQNT - 2016) : 30 000$.

Key publications

New Insights into Aerosol and Climate in the Arctic. Co-author. Open-Access article. Atmos. Chem. Phys.,

Phytoplankton functionnal types are changing in the North Water Polynya. First author. Presented at the 4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (Montréal, QC).

Phytoplankton biomass and production in a changing Arctic: contrasting summers of 2013, 2014 and 2016. First author. Poster presented at ArcticNet’s Annual Scientific Meeting - ArcticChange (Québec, QC).

Frequent Ultrafine Particle Formation and Growth in the Canadian Arctic Marine Environment. Co-Author. Open-Access article. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13119-13138,

Recent changes in phytoplankton community size-structure: towards an oligotrophic system in northern Baffin Bay? First Author. Poster presented at the Gordon Research Conference on Polar Marine Science (Ventura, CA, États-Unis).