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Yves Gélinas, PhD

Professor and Concordia University Research Chair in Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Yves Gélinas, PhD


PDF Chemical Oceanography (University of Washington at Seattle)
PDF Analytical Chemistry (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
PhD Environmental Sciences (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Research interests

Environmental Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biogeochemistry, Climate Change, Environmental Forensics, Stable Isotopes, Chemical Oceanography.


Aquatic Biogeochemistry (CHEM 658/458)
Stable and Radio Isotopes (CHEM 610A/498A)
Introductory Analytical Chemistry I (CHEM 217)
Introductory Analytical Chemistry II (CHEM 218)

Other teaching interests: Organic Geochemistry; Chemical Oceanography; Environmental Chemistry; Stable and Radio-isotopes, Trace Analysis; Mass Spectrometry.

Recent publications

Recent publications

M. Sirois, A. Barber, Y. Gélinas, G. Chaillou (2018) Interactions between iron and organic carbon in a sandy beach subterranean estuary. Marine Chemistry,

F. Clayer, A. Moritz, Y. Gélinas, A. Tessier, C. Gobeil (2018) Modeling the carbon isotope signatures of methane and dissolved inorganic carbon to unravel mineralization pathways in boreal lake sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 229: 36-52.

J.-J. Wang, M. J. Lafrenière, S. F. Lamoureux, A. J. Simpson, Y. Gélinas, M. J. Simpson (2018) Differences in riverine and pond water dissolved organic matter composition and sources in the Canadian High Arctic with active layer detachments. Environmental Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b05506.

H. Aarnos, Y. Gélinas, V. Kasurinen, A. Våhåtalo (2018) Photochemical mineralization of biologically non-labile riverine DOC to dissolved inorganic carbon in coastal waters. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32,

M. Portail, C. Brandily, C. Cathalot, A. Colaço, Y. Gélinas, B. Husson, J. Sarrazin (2018) Food-web complexity across hydrothermal vents onthe Azores triple junction. Deep-Sea Research I. 131:101-120.

A. Barber, M. Sirois, G. Chaillou, Y. Gélinas (2017) Stable Isotope Analysis of Dissolved Organic Carbon in the Canada’s Eastern Coastal Waters. Limnology and Oceanography. doi: 10.1002/lno.106

A. Barber, J. Brandes, A. Leri, K. Lalonde, K. Balind, S. Wirrick, J. Wang, Y. Gélinas (2017) Inner-sphere covalent interactions control the ferric organic carbon pump in marine sediments. Scientific Reports. 7: 366 DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-00494-0

M. Portail, K. Olu, S.F. Dubois, E. Escobar-Briones, Y. Gélinas, L. Menot, J. Sarrazin (2016) Food-web complexity in the Guaymas Basin hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. PlosOne 11(9): e0162263.

L. Hénault-Éthier, V.J.J. Martin, Y. Gélinas (2016) Persistence of Escherichia coli in batch and continuous vermicomposting systems. Waste Management 56, 88–99.

M.-A. Cormier, A. Rochon, A. de Vernal, Y. Gélinas (2016) Multi-proxy study of primary production and paleoceanographical conditions in northern Baffin Bay during the last centuries. Marine Micropaleontology. 127, 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.marmicro.2016.07.001.

D.L. Pinti, Y. Gélinas, A. Moritz, Y. Sano, M. Larocque (2016) Anthropogenic and natural methane emissions from a shale gas exploration area of Quebec, Canada. Science of the Total Environment, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.193.

M.R. Shields, T.S. Bianchi, Y. Gélinas, M.A. Allison, R. R. Twilley (2016), Enhanced terrestrial carbon preservation promoted by reactive iron in deltaic sediments, Geophysical Research Letters 43, doi:10.1002/2015GL067388. 

Hénault-Ethier, L., Bell, T.H., Martin, V.J.J., Gélinas, Y., 2016. Dynamics of Physicochemical Variables and Cultivable Bacteria in Vermicompost during Steady Food Waste Addition and Upon Feed Interruption. Compost Science and Utilization 24 (2), 117-135. 

Colatriano, D., Ramachandran, A., Yergeau, E., Maranger, R., Gélinas, Y., Walsh, D.A., 2015. Metaproteomics of aquatic microbial communities in a deep and stratified estuary. Proteomics 15 (20), 3566-3579. 

Fines-Neuschild, S., Boucher, É., Vernal, A.D., Gélinas, Y., Leclerc, P., 2015. Accelerated solvent extraction-An efficient tool to remove extractives from tree-rings. Dendrochronologia 36, 45-48.  
Moritz, A., Helie, J.-F., Pinti, D., Larocque, M., Barnatche, D., Retailleau, S., Lefebvre, R., Gelinas, Y., 2015. Methane baseline concentrations and sources in shallow aquifers from the shale gas-prone region of the St. Lawrence Lowlands (Quebec, Canada). Environmental Science and technology 49, 4765−4771. 

Stevens, C.J., Juniper, S.K., Limén, H., Pond, D.W., Metaxas, A., Gélinas, Y., 2015. Obligate hydrothermal vent fauna at East Diamante submarine volcano (Mariana Arc) exploit photosynthetic and chemosynthetic carbon sources. Marine Ecology Progress Series 525, 25-39.

Barber, A., Lalonde, K., Mucci, A., Gélinas, Y. 2014, The role of iron in the diagenesis of organic carbon and nitrogen in sediments: A long-term incubation experiment, Marine Chemistry, vol. 162, pp. 1-9.

Lalonde, K., Middlestead, P., Gélinas, Y., 2014. Automation of 13C/12C ratio measurement for freshwater and seawater DOC using high temperature combustion. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 12 (12), 816-829. 

Lalonde, K., Vähätalo, A.V., Gélinas, Y. 2014, Revisiting the disappearance of terrestrial dissolved organic matter in the ocean: A δ13C study, Biogeosciences, vol. 11, no. 13, pp. 3707-3719.  

 Pinti, D.L., Retailleau, S., Barnetche, D., Moreira, F., Moritz, A.M., Larocque, M., Gélinas, Y., Lefebvre, R., Hélie, J.-.F., Valadez, A. 2014, 222Rn activity in groundwater of the St. Lawrence Lowlands, Quebec, eastern Canada: Relation with local geology and health hazard, Journal of environmental radioactivity, vol. 136, pp. 206-217.

Alkhatib, M., Del Giorgio, P.A., Gelinas, Y., Lehmann, M.F. 2013, Benthic fluxes of dissolved organic nitrogen in the lower St. Lawrence estuary and implications for selective organic matter degradation, Biogeosciences, vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 7609-7622.

Sánchez-García, L., de Andrés, J.R., Gélinas, Y., Schmidt, M.W.I., Louchouarn, P. 2013, Different pools of black carbon in sediments from the Gulf of Cádiz (SW Spain): Method comparison and spatial distribution, Marine Chemistry, vol. 151, pp. 13-22. 

Wu, H.B., Peng, C.H., Lucotte, M., Soumis, N., Gélinas, Y., Duchemin, É., Plouhinec, J.B., Ouellet, A., Guo, Z.T. Soumis. A Coupled two-dimensional hydrodynamic and terrestrial input model to simulate CO2 diffusive emissions from lake systems. Geosciences Model Developement, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 3509-3556.

Alkhatib, M., Schubert, C.J., del Giorgio, P.A., Gelinas, Y., Lehmann, M.F. 2012. Organic matter reactivity indicator in sediments of the St. Lawrence Estuary. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 102-103, pp. 36-47.

Lalonde, K., Mucci, A., Ouellet, A., Gélinas, Y. 2012. Preservation of organic matter in sediments promoted by iron. Nature, vol. 483, no. 7388, pp. 198-200.

Ouellet, A., Lalonde, K., Plouhinec, J.-B., Soumis, N., Lucotte, M., Gélinas, Y.  2012.  Assessing carbon dynamics in natural and perturbed boreal aquatic systems, Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences., vol. 117, no G3, p.  G03024.

Thibodeau, B., Lehmann, M.F., Kowarzyk, J., Mucci, A., Gélinas, Y., Gilbert, D., Maranger, R., Alkhatib, M. 2012. Erratum to " Benthic nutrient fluxes along the laurentian channel: Environmental controls and impact on the N-budget of the St. Lawrence marine system" [Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 90 (4) (2010) 195-205]. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 107, 165.

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