Georges Thériault, M.Sc.

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Research professional in agri-environment

My work consists in leading water management and water quality research and development studies on agricultural land to improve the agroecosystem's productivity and sustainability.

Current research and/or projects

My research and development activities and collaborations aim principally at developing and promoting beneficial management practices with the agricultural producers to better manage and protect the water resource.

Research and/or project statements

  • Science, adoption and adaptation of pesticide rinsate biobeds to support Canadian agro-ecosystems​ resiliency and to protect water resources. (2018-2021).
  • Assessment of the efficiency of stormwater ponds in intercepting pesticides (herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) and nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) from surface runoff and tile-drain water in the St. Pierre Lake Basin in support of the St. Lawrence Action Plan. (2016-2021).
  • Interdisciplinary research laboratories in resilient agri-ecosystems: Frelighsburg, Sherbrooke and Missisquoi Bay. (2017-2020).

Education and awards

1985 - Bachelor in Biochemistry, Université de Moncton, Moncton (NB)

1991 - Master in Biochemistry, Université de Moncton, Moncton (NB)

1993 - Bachelor in Agronomy (soil-plant), Université Laval, Québec (QC)

Key publications

  1. Article title: Land leveling impact on surface runoff and soil losses: estimation with coupled deterministic/stochastic models for a Québec agricultural field
    Article reference: HYDROL21652
    Journal title: Journal of Hydrology
    Final version published online: 09-Dec-2016
    DOI information: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.11.038

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  2. Chrétien, F., Giroux, I., Thériault, G., Gagnon, P., Corriveau, J. (2017). Surface runoff and subsurface tile drain losses of neonicotinoids and companion herbicides at edge-of-field, 224 255-264. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.02.002

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  3. Reid, D.K., Jamieson, T., van Bochove, É., Thériault, G., Denault, J.-T., Dechmi, F., Rousseau, A.N., Allaire, S.E., Western, W., Rounce, T., Bogdan, D., and Churchill, J. (2016). "Coliforms.", in Clearwater, R.L., Martin, T. and Hoppe, T. (eds.) - Environmental sustainability of Canadian agriculture: Agri-environmental indicator report series -- Report #4, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Chapter 13, pp. 143-152.

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  4. Reid, D.K., Western, W., Rounce, T., Bogdan, D., Churchill, J., van Bochove, É., Thériault, G., and Denault, J.-T. (2016). "Phosphorus.", in Clearwater, R.L., Martin, T. and Hoppe, T. (eds.) - Environmental sustainability of Canadian agriculture: Agri-environmental indicator report series -- Report #4, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Chapter 12, pp. 131-142.

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  5. Chrétien, F., Gagnon, P., Thériault, G., and Guillou, M. (2016). Efficacité agroenvironnementale des bassins humides en milieu agricole. http://www.ceriu.qc.ca/publications/bassins-humides-en-milieu-agricole. (Feb 9, 2017).

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  6. Chrétien, F., Gagnon, P., Thériault, G., Guillou, M. (2016). Performance Analysis of a Wet-Retention Pond in a Small Agricultural Catchment, 142(4), http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001081

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  7. Lafrance, P., Simard, M.-J., Bégin, G., Thériault, G., and van Bochove, É. (2015). "Rendement de zones tampons végétales aménagées pour atténuer la contamination des eaux de surface par le glyphosate et l’AMPA en champs agricoles.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015.

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  8. Gagnon, P., Chrétien, F., Thériault, G., and Guillou, M. (2015). "Impact du nivellement d'un champ agricole sur le ruissellement et le transport de sédiments.", RHQ2015 – La recherche hydrologique au Québec: État des lieux et perspectives, Montreal, QC, June 9-10, 2015.

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  9. Chrétien, F., Gagnon, P., Thériault, G., and Guillou, M. (2015). "Performance Analysis of a Wet‐Retention Pond in a Small Agricultural Catchment.", American Water Resource Annual Conference 2015, Denver, CO, USA, November 16-19, 2015, Oral presentation at SESSION 73: Agricultural Water Quality Management.

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  10. Lafrance, P., Simard, M.-J., Bégin, G., Thériault, G., and van Bochove, É. (2015). "Small-scale horizontal variability of glyphosate and AMPA concentrations in top soil along three transects across two cultivated fields and their riparian buffer strips.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015.

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  11. Allaire, S.E., Sylvain, C., Lange, S.F., Thériault, G., Lafrance, P. (2015). Potential efficiency of Riparian vegetated buffer strips in intercepting soluble compounds in the presence of subsurface preferential flows, 10(7), http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0131840

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  12. Lafrance, P., Simard, M.-J., Bégin, G., Thériault, G., and van Bochove, É. (2014). "Efficiency of two types of vegetated buffer zones to limit the transfer of glyphosate and AMPA by runoff towards surface water.", Canadian Weed Science Society meeting 2014, Montreal, Canada, November 16-19, 2014. (Poster)

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  13. Su, J.J., van Bochove, É., Auclair, J.-C., Thériault, G., Denault, J.-T., Bossé, C., Li, X., and Hu, C.X. (2014). "Erratum to "Phosphorus algal availability and release potential in suspended and streambed sediments in relation to sediment and catchment characteristics" [AGEE 188 (2014) 169-179].", Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 196, pp. 186. doi : 10.1016/j.agee.2014.07.001

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  14. Jones, T.H., Muehlhauser, V., Thériault, G. (2014). Comparison of ZetaPlus 60S and nitrocellulose membrane filters for the simultaneous concentration of F-RNA coliphages, porcine teschovirus and porcine adenovirus from river water, 206 5-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jviromet.2014.05.012

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  15. Su, J., Van Bochove, E., Auclair, J.C., Thériault, G., Denault, J.T., Bossé, C., Li, X., Hu, C. (2014). Phosphorus algal availability and release potential in suspended and streambed sediments in relation to sediment and catchment characteristics, 188 169-179. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2014.03.001

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  16. Su, J., Van Bochove, E., Auclair, J.C., Thériault, G., Hu, C., Li, X. (2014). Phosphorus fluxes at the sediment-water interface in a temperate region agricultural catchment, 225(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11270-013-1739-2

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  17. Novotná, B., van Bochove, E., Thériault, G. (2014). Potential ecological impact of climate change on the water quality of an intensively managed agricultural watershed in Quebec, Canada, 5(1), 81-99. http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wcc.2013.121

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  18. Thériault, G. and Chrétien, F. (2013). "Survol des projets ÉPBH (WEBs) - Journées provinciales des projets de gestion intégrée de l’eau par bassin versant en milieu agricole." (Presentation)

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  19. Allaire, S.E., Dadfar, H., Denault, J.T., Bochove, E.v., Charles, A., Thériault, G. (2011). Development of a method for estimating the likelihood of finger flow and lateral flow in canadian agricultural landscapes, 403(3-4), 261-277. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.04.005

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  20. Su, J.J., van Bochove, É., Thériault, G., Novotna, B., Khaldoune, J., Denault, J.-T., Zhou, J., Nolin, M.C., Hu, C.X., Bernier, M., Benoy, G.A., Xing, Z.S., and Chow, T.L. (2011). "Effects of snowmelt on phosphorus and sediment losses from agricultural watersheds in Eastern Canada.", Agricultural Water Management, 98(5), pp. 867-876. doi : 10.1016/j.agwat.2010.12.013

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