Richard R. Goulet

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Chercheur Scientifique-Gestion des risques environnementaux

Je révise les évaluations des impacts de projets miniers au Canada. Suite à ma révision, je formule des recommandations au Bureau de la Conseillère scientifique en Chef du Canada et à l'Agence d'Évaluation d'Impact du Canada.

Par ailleurs, j'étudie le devenir et la toxicité des métaux et radionucléides dans les environnements aquatiques qui sont exposés aux rejets miniers.  J'étudie aussi le cylce géochimique du sélénium dans les traitements d'eau passifs

Recherche et / ou projets en cours

1- Utilisation de l'ADN environnemental comme outil de suivi des effets des mines sur l'environnement aquatique

2- Toxicite du lithium et radium-226 sur les moules d'eau douces

3- Cycles biogeochimiques du selenium dans les lits d'infiltration 

Prix et études


Post-doctoral fellowship



Ph.D. Biology

University of Ottawa


Bachelor of Biological Sciences

Université de Sherbrooke


Expérience et / ou de travail international

2008-2022 International Atomic Energy Agency

Developing modelling approach to predict radiological dose to non-human biota

2004-2007 OECD High production volume chemicals

Principales publications

  1. Goulet, R.R. et al. 2022. Best practise for predictions of radionuclide activity concentrations and total absorbed dose rates to freshwater organisms exposed to uranium mining/milling. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 244-245, 106826.
  2. Sauve, D., Clulow, V. & Goulet, R.R. 2021. Quantifying historical and pre-operation levels of metals and radionuclides. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 237, 106683.
  3. Beaton, D., P. Pelletier, Goulet, R.R. 2019. Microbial Degradation of Cellulosic Material and Gas Generation: Implications for the Management of Low- and Intermediate-Level Radioactive Waste. Frontiers in microbiology, 10:204.
  4. Goulet, R.R. & P.A. Thompson. 2018. Bioaccumulation and toxicity of uranium, arsenic, and nickel to juvenile and adult Hyalella azteca in spiked sediment bioassays. Environmental toxicology and Chemistry, 37(9):2340-2349.
  5. Beaugelin-Sellier K., Goulet R.R., Mihok S., Beresford N. 2016 Should we ignore U-235 series contribution to dose? Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 151:114-12
  6. Goulet R.R., Thompson P., Serben, K. and Eickoff CJ. 2015 Impact of Environmentally based chemical hardness on uranium speciation and toxicity in six aquatic species. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34(3):561-574. 
  7. Goulet, R.R., Lalonde, J.D., Chapleau, F., Findlay, S.C., Lean, D.R.S.  Temporal trends and spatial variability of mercury in four fish species in the Ontario Segment of the St.Lawrence River, Canada. Achives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 54(4):716-729, 2008
  8. Goulet, R.R., Holmes, J., Siciliano, S., Wang, F., , Lean, D.R.S., Amyot, M., and Tessier, A. Mercury transformations and fluxes in sediments of a riverine wetland. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 71:3393-3406, 2007  
  9. Goulet, R.R., Krack, S., Doyle, P., Vigneault, B., McGeer, J., Hare, L. Predicting Cd bioaccumulation and toxicity to Daphnia magna (Straus): Importance of waterborne and dietary Cd. Aquatic Toxicology. 81:117-125, 2007
  10. Goulet R.R., Lalonde, J.D., Munger, C., Campbell, P.G.C. Phytoremediation of Al from effluents of Al smelters: a mesocosm study. Water Research. 39(11):2291-2300, 2005
  11. Wang F., Goulet, R.R., Chapman, P.M. Testing sediment biological effects using the amphipod Hyalella azteca: the gap between laboratory and the field. Chemosphere. 57(11): 1713-1724, 2004
  12. Fatin-Rouge N., Milon, A., Buffle, J., Goulet, R.R., Tessier, A. Diffusion of solutes in agarose gels: chemical and electrostatic interactions. Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B. 107:12126-12137, 2003
  13. Chapman, P.M., Wang, F., Janssen, C.R., Goulet, R.R., Kamunde, C.N., Conducting ecological risk assessments of inorganic metals and metalloids: Current status. Human Ecol. Risk Assessment. 9(4): 641-697, 2003
  14. Simonyi-Poirier, M., Goulet, R.R., Pick, F.R. Periphyton and the freshwater gastropod Helisoma trivolvis as biomonitors to assess dissolved metal retention by a constructed wetland. Journal of water Science. 16(2): 237-254, 2003
  15. Goulet, R.R. and F.R. Pick, (2001) Diel changes in Fe concentrations in surface-flow constructed wetlands. Water Science and Technology, 43(11-12):421-426.    
  16. Goulet, R.R., and F.R. Pick, (2001) Effects of rooted aquatic plants (Typha latifolia) on the concentration and partitioning of metals in surface sediments of constructed wetlands. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 132:275-291.  
  17. Goulet, R.R., F.R. Pick and R. Droste, (2001) Test of the first-order removal model for metal retention in a young constructed wetland. Ecological Engineering, 17(4): 357-371.
  18. Goulet, R.R. and F.R. Pick, (2001) Changes in dissolved and total Fe and Mn in a young constructed wetland: Implications for retention performance. Ecological Engineering, 17(4):373-384.  
  19. Goulet, R.R., E. Leclair and F.R. Pick, (2001) The evaluation of metal retention by a constructed wetland using pulmonate gastropods Helisoma trivolvis (Say). Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 40:303-310.  
  20. Fortin, D., R.R. Goulet and M. Roy (2000) The effect of seasonal variations in sulfate reducing bacteria populations on Fe and S cycling in a constructed wetland. Geomicrobiology Journal 17:221-235.
  21. Bergeron, J-M, R. Goulet and A. Gonzalez-Voyer (1998) The use of coniferous seedlings as alternative food to protect red oak (Quercus rubra) from vole girdling. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 13(1):50-53.

Chapitres de livres

  1.        Schmidt P. & Goulet R.R. 2013. Chapter 6. Environmental remediation. In. The Environmental Behavior of Radium: Revised Edition. IAEA Technical Reports Series no.476.  
  2.       Goulet R.R., Fortin C. & Spry D.G. Uranium bioavailability and toxicity to fish. 2011. In: Homeostasis and Toxicology of non-Essential Metals (Eds. Chris M. Wood*, A.P. Farrell & C.J. Brauner.) Fish Physiology Volume (31b): 391-428.
  3.       Goulet R.R., & Couillard Y. 2009. Weight-of-evidence assessment of impacts from an abandoned mine site to the Dasserat Lake Watershed, Quebec, Canada. In: F.R. Miranda and L.M. Bernard, Lake Pollution Research Progress. ISBN: 978-1-60692-106-7. pp.355-369.

Papiers dans les compte rendus de Conferences

1. Chen, R. & Goulet, R.R. 2022. Assessment of acid rock drainage and metal leaching from three proposed lithium mining projects. Accepted Oral presentation at the ICARD 2022.  

2. Denies M & Goulet, R.R.. 2012 Predicting metal releases at some waste rock piles at uranium mines and mills in Canada. Proceedings of the 9th International conference on Acid Rock Drainage, Ottawa, Canada.

2.     Goulet, R.R., Pick, F.R. The importance of water residence time on the removal of metals by a treatment wetland in a cold temperate climate. Proceedings of the Canadian Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Aquatic Toxicity Workshop, Niagara Falls, Ontario, 1997

Papers presented at Conferences (Last 3 years)

  1. Sauve, D., Clulow F.V. & Goulet R.R. 2019. Quantifying ambient metal and radionuclide concentrations near historical mine sites. Poster presented at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Toronto.
  2. Beaton, D., Pelletier, P & Goulet R.R., 2018. Microbial gas generation in a 7 years experiment in surrogate low-level waste. Microbes in Nuclear Waste Disposal workshop. Lausanne, Switzerland
  3. Beaton, D., Pelletier, P & Goulet R.R., 2017. Microbial gas generation in a 7 years experiment in surrogate low-level waste. Goldschmidt conference, Paris, France