Isabelle Royer, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Scientist in Soil and Water Chemistry

Current research and/or projects

  • Bioenergy crop production in marginal soils: Capitalizing on organic residues and soil microflora (A-base)
  • Ensuring ecosystem productivity and resiliency by assessing the impact of trace metal contamination from manure on the potential for cyanobacterial and harmful algal blooms in fresh water bodies (IRIA)
  • Implementing a living laboratory in Québec – Lake St-Pierre region (LLI)
  • PERMANENCE project – Long-term effect of perenniality and manure utilization in crop rotations for dairy farms. 

Research and/or project statements

Trace metals cycle (heavy metals) and impact of the agroecosystem.

Use of marginal lands for the purpose of producing biomass for bioenergy purposes.

Understanding of the mechanisms of accumulation of trace metals in soils following the application of livestock effluents.

Foster innovation on the trace-metal route from the ration of the cows to the field to the water bodies.

Professional activities / interests

President of the provincial soil science association (AQSSS).

Education and awards

  • Ph.D. Water science and environment, INRS-ETE 2003.
  • M.Sc. Soil chemistry, Université Laval, 1996
  • B.Sc. Agronomy, Université Laval, 1993

Key publications

  1. Claessens, A., F. Langevin, I. Royer, A. Cambouris, D. Angers, N. Ziadi, and A. Bertrand. 2017.
    Method for screening Cu, Zn or Pb phytotoxicity on switchgrass and reed canarygrass. ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2017 Tampa 2017/10/22 - 2017/10/25

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  2. Chantigny, M.H., Rochette, P., Royer, I., Massé, D.I., and Benchaar, C. (2015). "Gaz à effet de serre, stratégies alimentation et entreposage des déjections.", Le Producteur de Lait Québécois, Avril 2015, pp. 13-18.

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  3. Royer, I., Cambouris, A.N., Claessens, A., Angers, D.A., Ziadi, N., and Perron, I. (2015). "Soil contamined with trace metal for the production of bioenergy from biomass.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015. (Poster)

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  4. Chantigny, M.H., Royer, I., Rochette, P., Angers, D.A., Massé, D.I., Benchaar, C., and others (2015). "Influence des stratégies alimentaires et d’entreposage des effluents d’élevage sur la disponibilité de l’azote et les émissions de protoxyde d’azote des sols de fermes laitières.", Journée d’information scientifique – Bovins laitiers et plantes fourragère, Centre de référence en agriculture et agroalimentaire du Québec, Drummondville, QC, Canada, 25 février 2015.

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  5. Royer, I., Chantigny, M.H., Angers, D.A., Rochette, P., Massé, D.I., Bittman, S., and Benchaar, C. (2014). "La stratégie d’alimentation et de stockage du fumier de bovin laitier influence-t-elle le contenu en éléments traces métalliques des sols ?", Congrès annuel de l’AQSSS à Victoriaville, Québec, Canada, du 26 au 29 mai 2014.

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  6. Royer, I., Chantigny, M.H., Angers, D.A., Rochette, P., Massé, D.I., Bittman, S., and Benchaar, C. (2014). "Trace metals content of soils and plants from different dairy manure types based on feeding and manure storage strategies", Annual meeting of the Canadian Soil Science Society, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 4-7, 2014.

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  7. Royer, I., Angers, D.A., Chantigny, M.H., and Rochette, P. (2013). "Contenu en éléments traces métalliques suite au travail du sol d’une vieille prairie fertilisée avec du lisier de porc.", Congrès annuel de l’AQSSS à Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada, du 28 au 30 mai 2013.

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  8. Royer, I., Angers, D.A., Chantigny, M.H., and Rochette, P. (2013). "Influence of Liquid Swine Manure Application on the Trace Metal Contents and links with dissolved organic carbon.", International conference on the biogeochemistry of trace elements (ICOBTE) meeting, Athens, Georgia, USA, June 16-20, 2013.

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  9. Royer, I. (2013). "Éléments traces métalliques dans l’environnement : doit-on s’en préoccuper ?", Congrès annuel de l'Ordre des Agronomes du Québec, (OAQ), Québec, Canada, du 12 au 13 septembre 2013.

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  10. Royer, I. and Cambouris, A.C. (2013). "Preliminary results of the contaminated soil of the former incinerator of the city of Lévis, QC.", Presentation to the managers of the environmental section of the city of Lévis. (Presentation)

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  11. Chantigny, M.H., MacDonald, J.D., Angers, D.A., Rochette, P., Royer, I., Gasser, M.O. (2013). Soil nitrogen dynamics following herbicide kill and tillage of manured and unmanured grasslands, 93(2), 229-237. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJSS2012-094

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  12. Rieux, C.M., Vanasse, A., Chantigny, M.H., Gélinas, P., Angers, D.A., Rochette, P., Royer, I. (2013). Yield and bread-making potential of spring wheat under mineral and organic fertilization, 53(3), 1139-1147. http://dx.doi.org/10.2135/cropsci2012.07.0448

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  13. Chantigny, M.H., Pelster, D.E., Rochette, P., Angers, D.A., Royer, I., and Vanasse, A. (2012). "Significance of n losses through gaseous emissions and leaching in the non-growing season in snow-covered agricultural soils.", Congrès conjoint SCSS-AQSSS à Lac Beauport, Québec, Canada, du 3 au 8 juin 2012.

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  14. Chantigny, M.H., Royer, I., Rochette, P., Angers, D.A., Massé, D.I., and Benchaar, C. (2012). "Manure storage strategies altered nutrient availability and greenhouse gas emissions following application to soils.", 3rd AQSSS-CSSS Joint Meeting/Congrès conjoint AQSSS-SCSS: Soils in a changing climate: Friend of foe?, Manoir St-Castin, Québec City, QC, Canada, June 3-8, 2012.

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  15. Royer, I., MacDonald, J.D., Angers, D.A., Chantigny, M.H., Rochette, P., and Gasser, M.-O. (2012). "Influence of Liquid Swine Manure Application on the Trace Metal Contents of an Old Grassland Soil.", Annual meeting of the Soils Science Society of America, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, October 21-24, 2012.

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  16. Musset, G., Chantigny, M.H., Royer, I., Angers, D.A., Vanasse, A., Menasseri-Aubrya, S., Morvan, T., Rochette, P., and MacDonald, J.D. (2011). "Étude lysimétrique de la lixiviation du phosphore selon le type de sol et de fertilisant.", Congrès annuel de l’AQSSS, Wendake, Québec, Canada, du 25 au 27 mai 2011.

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  17. MacDonald, J.D., Chantigny, M.H., Angers, D.A., Rochette, P., Royer, I., Gasser, M.O. (2011). Soil soluble carbon dynamics of manured and unmanured grasslands following chemical kill and ploughing, 164(1-2), 64-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2011.05.011

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  18. MacDonald, J.D., Rochette, P., Chantigny, M.H., Angers, D.A., Royer, I., Gasser, M.O. (2011). Ploughing a poorly drained grassland reduced N2O emissions compared to chemical fallow, 111(2), 123-132. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2010.09.005

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  19. Royer, I., MacDonald, J.D., Angers, D.A., Chantigny, M.H., Rochette, P., and Gasser, M.-O. (2010). "Trace Metal Content Following the Tillage of An Old Grassland Soil Fertilized with Pig Manure.", Annual meeting of the Soils Science Society of America, Long Beach, CA, USA, October 31-November 4, 2010.

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  20. Royer, I., MacDonald, J.D., Angers, D.A., Chantigny, M.H., Rochette, P., and Gasser, M.-O. (2010). "Soil phosphorus dynamics after ploughing an old grassland.", Annual meeting of the Canadian Soil Science Society, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 20-24, 2010.

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Research facility

2560 Hochelaga Boulevard
Québec, QC G1V 2J3
Canada

Affiliations

Associate professor at the soil and agri-food department of Laval University.