Current research and/or projects
Contribution to the protection and conservation of aquatic ecosystems
- Development of analytical methods for trace metal speciation in fluvial systems
- Modelling of the fate and transport of metals in mine and municipal effluent receiving waters
- Bioavailability and bioaccumulation of metals in fluvial environments
- Fate of emerging substances (pharmaceuticals and nanomaterials) in municipal effluent receiving waters
- Identification of natural degradation by-products
Professional activities / interests
Associate editor, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C) Journal
Associate editor, Xenobiotics Journal
Federal co-chair, Water Quality Committee, St. Lawrence Action Plan (SLAP)
Education and awards
Environment Canada's Citation of Excellence – Canadian standards for petroleum hydrocarbons in soil
Environment Canada's Citation of Excellence – national assessment of nutrients in the environment
Gagnon C., Turcotte P, Trépanier S, Gagné F, Cejka P. 2014. Impacts of municipal wastewater oxidative treatments: Changes in metal physical speciation and bioavailability. Chemosphere 97: 86-91.
Houle D.Marty C. Duchesne L. Gagnon C. 2014. Humus layer is the major locus of atmospheric sulfur transformation in boreal forests. Geochem. Cosmochem. Acta 126 : 18-29.
Gagné F, Auclair J, Fortier M, Fournier M, Turcotte P, Pilote M, Gagnon C. 2013. Bioavailability and immunotoxicity of silver nanoparticles to the freshwater mussel Elliptio complanata J. Toxicol. Environ. Health, 76: 767-77.
Lajeunesse A, Blais M, Barbeau B, Sauvé S, Gagnon C. 2013. Ozone oxidation of antidepressants in primary-treated wastewater –Treatment evaluation and characterization of new N-oxyde by-products by LC-qTOFMS. Central Chem. J. 7: 15.
Gagnon C, Vigneault B. 2013. Metal speciation in aquatic ecotoxicology. In Férard, J.F., Blaise, C., (eds). Encyclopedia of Aquatic Ecotoxicology. Springer Publ., Dordrecht, The Netherlands p. 687-697.
Member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
Member of the International Water Association (IWA)
Adjunct professor, Institut des Sciences de la Mer (ISMER)
Associate Researcher, Centre Interinstitutionnel de Recherche en Écotoxicologie (CIRÉ)