Jonathan Lafond, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist

My expertise is soil hydrology of agricultural landscapes. My research program focuses on studying multi-scale soil hydrodynamics in order to qualify and quantify nutrients and contaminants transport to surface and groundwater, and to develop and encourage adoption of best management practices.

Current research and/or projects


  • Living Lab Lac-St-Pierre (Quebec)
  • Smart agriculture in potato production
  • Pesticide rinsate biobeds

Education and awards

  • B.Sc. biology (conc.) in ecology, Sherbrooke University, Quebec, 2003
  • Ph.D. soils and environment (conc.) soil physics, Laval University, Quebec, 2010

Key publications

  1. Thivierge, M.-N., Pelster, D., Leewis, M.-C., Halde, C., Chantigny, M., Lafond, J., Bertrand, N., Robichaud, A., Khechine, M.T., Pelletier, K., 2022. Le projet PERMANENCE. Field day, Station agronomique de recherche de l'Université Laval, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC, June 29, 2022. Oral presentation.

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  2. Gumiere SJ, Periard Y, Celicourt P, Gumiere T, Lafond JA, Rousseau AN, Gallichand J and Caron J (2022) A Computational Method for Modeling Spatiotemporal Variability of Hydrodynamic Properties in Sandy Soil Under Drainage and Recharge. Front. Soil Sci. 2:803892. doi: 10.3389/fsoil.2022.803892

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Research facility

2560 Hochelaga Boulevard
Québec, QC G1V 2J3


  • Association québécoise de spécialistes en sciences du sol
  • Canadian Society of Soil Science
  • Soil Science Society of America