Benoit Lalonde

Ecological Risk Evaluator - Assessing the risks of various chemicals/ contaminants to the environment

Current research and/or projects

Contributing to Environment Canada's mandate to ensure that aquatic ecosystems are conserved and protected

  • Fish plant effluent characterization and toxicity
  • Receiving environment characterization (sediment toxicity and benthic invertebrate assemblage) around fish processing plants
  • Fish hatchery effluent and receiving environment characterization and toxicity
  • Comparison of toxicity of construction material used in the aquatic environment
  • Coal combustion residue impacts to the freshwater environment

Professional activities / interests

2007-2009 Secretary of ACCESS (Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society)

Education and awards

B.Sc. Biology, University of Ottawa, 1996

M.Sc. University of Ottawa, 1999

Key publications

Lalonde, B.A., Ernst, W., and F. Comeau.  In Press.   Trace metal concentrations in sediments and fish in the vicinity of ash lagoon discharges from coal combustion plants in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxiciology

Lalonde, B.A., Ernst, W.,  Julien, G., , Jackman, P., , Doe, K.,  and R. Schaefer. In Press. Comparative Toxicity Assessment of Materials Used in Aquatic Construction. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxiciology.

Lalonde, B. and W. Ernst. 2010. Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers Concentrations in Fish
Processing Plant Effluent. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 85: 170-173.

Lalonde, B.A., P. Jackman, K. Doe, C. Garron and J. Aubé. 2008. Toxicity Testing of Sediment Collected in the Vicinity of Effluent Discharges from Seafood Processing Plants in the Maritimes. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 56(3): 389-396.

Lalonde, B. and W. Ernst. 2010. PBDEs concentration in sediments located in the vicinity of fish plant effluent outfalls in the Maritimes. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 84(3): 322.

Lalonde, B.A., C. Garron and B. Ernst. 2007. Characterization and toxicity testing of fish processing plant effluent in Canada. Surveillance Report. EPS-5-AR-07-03

Potential aquatic risks of Wescodyne and its active ingredients. Editor of Surveillance report. EPS-5-AR-07-02

Hellou, J., A. Cook, B. Lalonde, B. P. Walker, K. Dunphy and S. MacLeod. 2009.Escape and survival of Corophium volutator and Ilyanassa obsoleta exposed to freshwater and chlorothalonil. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part
A, 44(8):778-790.

Lalonde, B. 1999. Relationships between water quality and stream invertebrate assemblages of Eastern Ontario and Western Québec. M.Sc. Thesis, Biology, University of Ottawa.

Lalonde, B. 1996. Relations empiriques entre la contamination des sédiments par les métaux lourds (Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, et Zn) et la concentration retrouvée dans les invertébrés aquatiques. Honours thesis, University of Ottawa

Lalonde B. Editor. Toxic Chemicals Updates Newsletter. Environment Canada.