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Pinel-Alloul, Bernadette

Full Professor
Adjunct Professor


  • Telephone 514-343-6784 Pav. PAVILLON MARIE-VICTORIN \ Ext. F-234-2
Pinel-Alloul, Bernadette

Research expertise

The focus of Professor Bernadette Pinel-Alloul’s research program is plankton biodiversity and ecology. She is examining the heterogeneity of lake planktonic communities over different spatial scales and systems. Specifically, she develops models relating species distribution and community composition of zooplankton at local, regional and continental scales to environmental factors (e.g., solar irradiance, water acidity, eutrophication, watershed use). More applied areas of research are concerned with the impact of the natural environment and humans on these organisms, including logging, acid precipitation, reservoir impoundment in northern areas, lake eutrophication and heavy metal contamination, agriculture and urbanisation.

Areas of expertise


  • Couillard, Y., A. Giguère, P.G.C. Campbell, L. Hare, B. Pinel-Alloul. 2009. Responses of two sentinel species (Hexagenia limbata – mayfly; Pynagodon grandis – bivalve) along spatial cadmium gradients in northern Québec rivers and lakes. Environmental Pollution, sous presse / in press.
  • Marty, J., B. Pinel-Alloul, J-F. Carrias. 2009. Zooplankton responses to experimental nutrients and planktivorous fish addition and top-down effects on phytoplankton and ciliate communities. Fresh. Biol., sous presse / in press.
  • Pinel-Alloul, B., A. Ghadouani, G. Méthot. 2009. Comparative analysis of zooplankton community structure at regional scale using classical and advanced technologies. Limnol. Oceanogr. (Methods).
  • Pinel-Alloul, B., A. Ghadouani, S. Tackeray. 2009. Multiscale patterns of spatial heterogeneity in plankton food web: is wind an important driving force?  Limnol. Oceanogr..
  • Alekseev, V.R., B. Pinel-Alloul. 2009. Summer diapause of cyclopoid copepods: role of morphometry and trophic status of lakes, and Chaoborus predation. Limnol. Oceanogr., sous presse / in press.
  • Slusarczyk, M., B. Pinel-Alloul, M. Gélinas. 2009. Ultimate causes of summer diapause of Daphnia pulicaria in a permanent lake. Aquatic Ecology, sous presse / in press.
  • Armellin, A., B. Pinel-Alloul, S. de Sousa, L. Tall, G. Méthot. 2009. Biomonitoring of macroinvertebrates of wetlands of Lake Saint-Pierre: impacts of hydroperiods and water quality. Hydrobiologia, sous presse / in press.
  • Slusarczyk, M., B. Pinel-Alloul. 2009. Depth selection and life history strategies as mutually exclusive defences against fish predation in Daphnia. Hydrobiologia, envoyée en décembre 2008 / submit in December 2008.
  • De Sousa, S., A. Cattaneo, B. Pinel-Alloul. 2009. Natural and anthropogenic variations in littoral substratum affect periphyton and macroinvertebrates. JNABS, envoyée en décembre 2008 / submit in December 2008.
  • Masson, S., M. Desrosiers, B. Pinel-Alloul, G. Méthot, L. Martel. 2009. Relating benthic community structure to environmental characteristics and sediment contamination in the St. Lawrence River. Hydrobiologia, envoyée en novembre 2008 / submit in November 2008.