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Normand Bergeron

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Areas of expertise

Fluvial geomorphology and habitat

  • Full Professor

Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre

490 de la Couronne Street
Québec City, Quebec  G1K 9A9
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Research interests

Professor Bergeron is primarily interested in river geomorphology and fish habitat. More specifically, his research interests include winter processes in rivers and fish winter habitat; use of geomatics for river characterization and habitat modelling; sediment transport; spawning habitat quality; habitat selection and fish movement; and the effect of human disturbance on rivers and fish habitat.


Bérubé, Roxanne, Garnier, Camille, Lefebvre-Raine, Molly, Gauthier, Charles, Bergeron, Normand É., Triffault-Bouchet, Gaëlle, Langlois, Valérie S. & Couture, Patrice (2023). Early developmental toxicity of Atlantic salmon exposed to conventional and unconventional oils. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 250: Art. 114487.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2022.114487

Dubos, Véronique, St-Hilaire, André & Bergeron, Normand É. (2023). Fuzzy logic modelling of anadromous Arctic char spawning habitat from Nunavik Inuit knowledge. Ecological Modelling, 477: Art. 110262.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2022.110262

Dubos, Véronique, St-Hilaire, André, Laurion, Isabelle & Bergeron, Normand É. (2023). Characterization of anadromous Arctic char winter habitat and egg incubation areas in collaboration with Inuit fishers. Arctic Science / Science arctique, ONLINE.
DOI: 10.1139/AS-2023-0008

Fakhari, Milad, Raymond, Jasmin, Martel, Richard, Drolet, Jean-Philippe, Dugdale, Stephen J. & Bergeron, Normand É. (2023). Analysis of large-scale groundwater-driven cooling zones in rivers using thermal infrared imagery and radon measurements. Water, 15 (5): Art. 873.
DOI: 10.3390/w15050873

Gillis, Carole-Anne, Ouellet, Valérie, Breau, Cindy, Frechette, Danielle M. & Bergeron, Normand É. (2023). Assessing climate change impacts on North American freshwater habitat of wild Atlantic salmon – urgent needs for collaborative research. Canadian Water Resources Journal / Revue canadienne des ressources hydriques, 48 (2): 222-246.
DOI: 10.1080/07011784.2022.2163190

Ouellet-Proulx, Sébastien, Daigle, Anik, St-Hilaire, André, Gillis, Carole-Anne, Linnansaari, Tommi, Dauphin, Guillaume & Bergeron, Normand É. (2023). A potential growth thermal index (PGTI) for estimating juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) size-at-age across geographical scales. Journal of Fish Biology, ONLINE.
DOI: 10.1111/jfb.15535

Boudreault, Jérémie, Bergeron, Normand E., St-Hilaire, André & Chebana, Fateh (2022). A new look at habitat suitability curves through functional data analysis. Ecological Modelling, 467: Art. 109905.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2022.109905

Rincón, Eisinhower, St-Hilaire, André, Bergeron, Normand É. & Dugdale, Stephen J. (2023). Combining Landsat TIR-imagery data and ERA5 reanalysis information with different calibration strategies to improve simulations of streamflow and river temperature in the Canadian Subarctic. Hydrological Processes, 37 (10): Art. e15008.
DOI: 10.1002/hyp.15008

Dubos, Véronique, May, Peter, Gillis, Carole-Anne, St-Hilaire, André & Bergeron, Normand É. (2022). Nunavik anadromous Arctic char life histories, behaviour and habitat use informed by both Inuit knowledge and western science: A year in Ungava Bay. Arctic Science / Science arctique, ONLINE.
DOI: 10.1139/AS-2022-0019

Dubos, Véronique, St-Hilaire, André & Bergeron, Normand E. (2022). Summer stream habitat preferences of Nunavik anadromous Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) fry and parr. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences / Journal canadien des sciences halieutiques et aquatiques, 79 (7): 1074-1085.
DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2021-0119

Fakhari, Milad, Raymond, Jasmin, Martel, Richard, Dugdale, Stephen J. & Bergeron, Normand E. (2022). Identification of thermal refuges and water temperature patterns in salmonid-bearing subarctic rivers of Northern Quebec. Geographies, 2 (3): 528-548.
DOI: 10.3390/geographies2030032

Torgersen, Christian E., Le Pichon, Céline, Fullerton, Aimee H., Dugdale, Stephen J., Duda, Jeffrey J., Giovannini, Floriane, Tales, Evelyne, Belliard, Jérôme, Branco, Paulo, Bergeron, Normand E., Roy, Mathieu L., Tonolla, Diego, Lamoureux, Nicolas, Capra, Hervé & Baxter, Colden V. (2022). Riverscape approaches in practice: perspectives and applications. Biological Reviews, 97 (2): 481-504.
DOI: 10.1111/brv.12810

Boudreault, Jérémie, St-Hilaire, André, Chebana, Fateh & Bergeron, Normand E. (2021). Modelling fish physico-thermal habitat selection using functional regression. Journal of Ecohydraulics, 6 (2): 105-120.
DOI: 10.1080/24705357.2020.1840313

Boyer, Claudine, St-Hilaire, André & Bergeron, Normand E. (2021). Defining river thermal sensitivity as a function of climate. River Research and Applications, 37 (10): 1548-1561.
DOI: 10.1002/rra.3862

Frechette, Danielle M., Dionne, Mélanie, Dodson, Julian J. & Bergeron, Normand E. (2021). Atlantic salmon movement patterns and habitat use during colonization of novel habitat. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 150 (3): 327-344.
DOI: 10.1002/tafs.10284

Beaupré, Joannie; Boudreau, Jérémie; Bergeron, Normand E. & St-Hilaire, André (2020). Inclusion of water temperature in a fuzzy logic Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) parr habitat modelJ. Thermal Biol., 87: Art. 102471.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2019.102471

Beaupré, Laurie; St-Hilaire, André; Daigle, Anik & Bergeron, Normand E. (2020). Comparison of a deterministic and statistical approach for the prediction of thermal indices in regulated and unregulated river reaches: case study of the Fourchue River (Québec, Canada)Water Qual. Res. J., 55 (4): 394-408.
DOI: 10.2166/wqrj.2020.001

Corey, Emily; Linnansaari, Tommi; Dugdale, Stephen J.; Bergeron, Normand E.; Gendron, Jean-François; Lapointe, Michel & Cunjak, Richard A. (2020). Comparing the behavioural thermoregulation response to heat stress by Atlantic salmon parr (Salmo salar) in two riversEcol. Freshw. Fish., 29 (1): 50-62.
DOI: 10.1111/eff.12487

Frechette, Danielle M.; Dionne, Mélanie; Dodson, Julian J. & Bergeron, Normand E. (2020). Atlantic salmon movement patterns and habitat use during colonization of novel habitatTrans. Am. Fish. Soc., ONLINE.
DOI: 10.1002/tafs.10284

Frechette, Danielle M.; Goerig, Elsa & Bergeron, Normand E. (2020). Factors influencing fallback by adult Atlantic salmon following transport into a novel river reachFish. Manage. Ecol., 27 (1): 20-31.
DOI : 10.1111/fme.12378

Boudreau, Jérémie; Bergeron, Normand E.; St-Hilaire, André & Chebana, Fateh (2019). Stream temperature modeling using functional regression modelsJ. Am. Water Resour. Assoc., 55 (6): 1382-1400.
DOI : 10.1111/1752-1688.12778

Frechette, Danielle M.; Dugdale, Stephen J.; Dodson, Julian J. & Bergeron, Normand E. (2018). Understanding summertime thermal refuge use by adult Atlantic salmon using remote sensing, river temperature monitoring, and acoustic telemetryCan. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. / J. Can. Sci. Halieut. Aquat., 75 (11): 1999-2010.
DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2017-0422

Gillis, Carole-Anne; Dugdale, Stephen J. & Bergeron, Normand E. (2018). Effect of discharge and habitat type on the occurrence and severity of Didymosphenia geminata mats in the Restigouche River, eastern CanadaEcohydrology, 11 (5): Art. e1959.
DOI: 10.1002/eco.1959

Goerig, Elsa; Bergeron, Normand E. & Castro-Santos, Theodore (2017). Swimming behaviour and ascent paths of brook trout in a corrugated culvertRiver Res. Appl., 33 (9): 1463-1471.
DOI: 10.1002/rra.3187

Dugdale, Stephen J.; Frandsen, Jannette B.; Corey, Emily; Bergeron, Normand E.; Lapointe, Michel & Cunjak, Richard A. (2016). Main stem movement of Atlantic salmon parr in response to high river temperatureEcol. Freshw. Fish., 25 (3): 429-445.
DOI: 10.1111/eff.12224

Goerig, Elsa; Castro-Santos, Theodore & Bergeron, Normand E. (2016). Brook trout passage performance through culvertsCan. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. / J. Can. Sci. Halieut. Aquat., 73 (1): 94-104.
DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2015-0089

Dubé, J.; Buffin-Bélanger, T. & Bergeron, N. E. (2015). The role of morphology in ice cover daily growth and evolution in a riffle-pool sequence / Le rôle de la morphologie d’une succession seuil­mouille dans la croissance quotidienne et l’évolution d’un couvert de glaceGeomorphol.-relief Process. Environ., 21 (4): 343-358.
DOI: 10.4000/geomorphologie.11178

Dugdale, S. J.; Bergeron, N. E. & St-Hilaire, A. (2015). Spatial distribution of thermal refuges analysed in relation to riverscape hydromorphology using airborne thermal infrared imageryRemote Sens. Environ., 160: 43-55.
DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2014.12.021