René Morissette, ing., M.Sc.

Image René Morissette
Hydrological and agroecosystem modeller

Support for hydrological and agroecosystem modeling efforts in the Living Labs Initiative

Current research and/or projects

My activities and collaborations aim principally at supporting the development of beneficial management practices using hydrological and agroecosystem modeling tools for the Living Labs Initiative.

Research and/or project statements

Assessing the potential and impacts of different practices on landscape hydrology using hydrological modeling supported by agricultural surface mapping. 2019-2023

Professional activities / interests

  • Hydrological modeling
  • Agroecosystems modeling. Models: STICS (soil-crop), IFSM (farm system)
  • Agricultural and biosystems engineering (biomass harvesting and conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy)
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Coding in R, Matlab
  • GIS, CAD software
  • Web development

Education and awards

  • 2004 - Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering. Université Laval, Québec
  • 2006 - Master in AgriFood Engineering: Modeling and optimization of the artificial drying of baled hay. Université Laval, Québec

Recognition:

  • 2014 - Young Engineer of the Year Award from the Canadian Society for Bioengineering

Key publications

  1. Morissette, R., Jégo, G., Thibodeau, F., Crépeau, M., Claessens, A., and Savoie, P. (2016). "Yield potential estimation of short rotation willow in Canada.", CSBE/SCGAB 2016 Annual Conference, Halifax, Canada, 3-6 July, 2016.

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  2. Morissette, R., Jégo, G., Bélanger, G., Qian, B., Nyiraneza, J., and Zebarth, B.J. (2016). "Assessment of the effect of climate change on potato growth in eastern Canada with the STICS soil-crop model.", CSBE/SCGAB 2016 Annual Conference, Halifax, Canada, 3-6 July, 2016.

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  3. Morissette, R., Jégo, G., Bélanger, G., Cambouris, A. N., Nyiraneza, J., & Zebarth, B. J. 2016. Simulating Potato Growth and Nitrogen Uptake in Eastern Canada with the STICS Model. Agronomy Journal, 108(5), 1853-1868.

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  4. Morissette, R., Jégo, G., Bélanger, G., Cambouris, A.N., Nyiraneza, J., and Zebarth, B.J. (2015). "Simulating potato growth and nitrogen uptake in eastern Canada with the STICS crop model.", SSSA 2015.

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  5. Jégo, G., Thivierge, M.-N., Rotz, A., Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G.F., Morissette, R., Charbonneau, É., and Pellerin, D. (2015). "Adaptation du modèle IFSM (Integrated Farm System Model) pour simuler le fonctionnement des fermes laitières du Canada. (http://www.craaq.qc.ca/bovplf)", Journée d’information scientifique sur les bovins laitiers et les plantes fourragères, Drummondville, QC, Canada, 25 février 2015. (Presentation)

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  6. Fournel, S., Palacios, J.H., Morissette, R., Villeneuve, J., Godbout, S., Heitz, M., Savoie, P. (2015). Particulate concentrations during on-farm combustion of energy crops of different shapes and harvest seasons, 104 50-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.01.006

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  7. Fournel, S., Palacios, J.H., Morissette, R., Villeneuve, J., Godbout, S., Heitz, M., Savoie, P. (2015). Influence of biomass properties on technical and environmental performance of a multi-fuel boiler during on-farm combustion of energy crops, 141 247-259. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.12.022

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  8. Fournel, S., Palacios, J.H., Morissette, R., Villeneuve, J., Godbout, S., Heitz, M., and Savoie, P. (2014). "Particulate emissions from on-farm combustion of dedicated energy crops: Influence of biomass properties.", American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, Montreal, Canada, July 13-16, 2014, pp. 1211-1224.

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  9. Audy, M.A., Savoie, P., Thibodeau, F., and Morissette, R. (2014). "Size and shape of forage particles by image analysis and normalized multiscale bending energy method.", American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, Montreal, Canada, July 13-16, 2014, pp. 820-830.

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  10. Fournel, S., Palacios, J.H., Morissette, R., Villeneuve, J., Godbout, S., Heitz, M., and Savoie, P. (2014). "Gaseous emissions from on-farm combustion of dedicated energy crops: Influence of biomass properties.", American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, Montreal, Canada, July 13-16, 2014, pp. 3761-3775.

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  11. Savoie, P., Gagné, P., Hébert, P.- L., Robert, F.-S., and Morissette, R. (2014). "Yield and harvest of short-rotation hybrid poplar in eastern Canada.", American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, Montreal, Canada, July 13-16, 2014, pp. 1258-1270.

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  12. Jégo, G., Morissette, R., Thibodeau, F., Claessens, A., and Savoie, P. (2014). "Simulation of yield potential of short rotation willow in Eastern Canada.", Advancing Woody Biomass - Options & Opportunities in Nova Scotia, Sydney, NS, Canada, October 21-23, 2014.

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  13. Savoie, P., Audy-Dubé, M.A., Thiebaud, F., and Morissette, R. (2014). "Mechanical sieving and image analysis to determine length and shape of processed woody particles.", American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, Montreal, Canada, July 13-16, 2014, pp. 2270-2276.

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  14. Savoie, P., Audy-Dubé, M.A., and Morissette, R. (2014). "Length distribution and other dimensional parameters of chopped forage by image analysis.", Transactions of the ASABE, 57(6), pp. 1549-1555. doi : 10.13031/trans.57.10665

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  15. Savoie, P., Tremblay, G.F., and Morissette, R. (2012). "Méthodes pour réduire les pertes durant la récolte et la conservation des fourrages.", 36e Symposium sur les bovins laitiers: Agir pour l’avenir, Drummondville, QC, Canada, November 1, 2012, pp. 116-129.

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  16. Savoie, P., Cormier, É., and Morissette, R. (2011). "Continuous monitoring of moisture content in compacted hay during drying.", Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 27(1), pp. 127-132.

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  17. Morissette, R. (2011). "Improved hay and forage production for dairy cows by enhancing feed quality, reducing waste and optimizing machinery and storage.", Dairy Research Cluster: Communications and Consultation Workshop - Shaping a dairy research agenda for 2013 - 2018, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, QC, Canada, November 16-17, 2011.

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  18. Morissette, R., Savoie, P., Villeneuve, J. (2011). Combustion of corn stover bales in a small 146-kW boiler, 4(7), 1102-1111. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en4071102

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  19. Cormier, É., Savoie, P., and Morissette, R. (2008). "Mesure de la teneur en eau en continu durant le séchage du foin en balles.", Demi-journée d'information scientifique sur les fourrages 2008, Victoriaville, QC, Canada, February 19, 2008, pp. 30-37.

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  20. Morissette, R. and Savoie, P. (2008). "Simulation of baled hay drying with airflow inversion and exhaust air recirculation.", Canadian Biosystems Engineering, 50, pp. 3.9-3.19.

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Research facility

2560 Hochelaga Boulevard
Québec, QC G1V 2J3
Canada

Affiliations

  • Member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (No. 134409), title: ing.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for Bioengineering, CSBE-SCGAB (No. 1005216)
  • Member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, ASABE (No. 1005216)

Language

English
French