Jérôme Comte

Areas of expertise

Diversity and microbial function , Arctic , Environmental genomics , Flow cytometry, , Limnology , Microbial diversity and function

  • INRS Professor

Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre

490, rue de la Couronne
Quebec (Quebec)  G1K 9A9

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The main objective of Professor Jerôme Comte research program is to identify the response mechanisms of microbial communities to environmental disturbances and assess the impacts on the structure and functioning of aquatic ecosystems.

Research interests

  • Microbial ecology
  • Microbial diversity and function
  • Ecosystem functioning
  • Microbial biogeography
  • Physiology of unicellular organisms
  • Climate change


University education
B.Sc. Cellular Biology and Physiology, Université de Bourgogne (France)
M.Sc. Alpine Ecology, Université de Grenoble I and Université de Savoie (France)
Ph.D. Biology, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Short biography
Before coming to INRS, Dr. Comte has worked as a scientist at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters of Environment and Climate change Canada in Ontario. Previously he had completed two postdoctoral training, one at the Department of Ecology and Genetics – Limnology at Uppsala University in Sweden and the other with Takuvik joint Université Laval (Quebec)/CNRS (France) Laboratory.

  • Centre for Northern Studies (CEN)
  • Society of Canadian Limnologists/Société canadienne de limnologie (SCL)
  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
  • Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en limnologie et en environnement aquatique (GRIL)