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Details of Professor Marc Amyot   


Gender male
Job title Professor
Department Biological sciences
Université de Montréal, Département de sciences biologiques C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
H3C 3J7
Tel 514-343-7496
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Website http://bio.umontreal.ca/repertoire-departement/vue/amyot-marc/
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Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Chemical Oceanography , Pollution , Limnology , Chemical Oceanography , Pollution , Limnology
Research Activities The lab is working at the interfaces of ecology, biogeochemistry, analytical chemistry and atmospheric chemistry. We strongly believe that interdisciplinarity is currently needed to tackle current complex environmental issues. Our overall research objective is to understand how pollutants and nutrients move in the environment, interact with each other, and what are their effects on the functioning of ecosystems. Our main current research interests for the coming years are: Bioaccessibility of inorganic contaminants in the gastrointestinal system and role of the microbiome// Impact of climate change on the mobility of inorganic contaminants in the Arctic and temperate zone// Biogeochemistry of thiols in freshwaters// Environmental contamination in Africa// Factors affecting mercury methylation// Use of sulfur isotopes as tracers in freshwaters// Trophic transfer of lanthanides.
Research Region Canada
Skills/Expertise Fate of contaminants in the aquatic environment
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Professor Marc AMYOT)

Harris, R.C., J.W.M. Rudd, M. Amyot, C.L. Babiarz, K.G. Beaty, P.J. Blanchfield, R.A. Bodaly, B.A. Branfireun, C.C. Gilmour, J.A. Graydon, A. Heyes, H. Hintelmann, J.P. Hurley, C.A. Kelly, D.P. Krabbenhoft, S.E. Lindberg, R.P. Mason, M.J. Paterson, C.L. Podemski, A. Robinson, K.A. Sandilands, G.R. Southworth, V.L. St. Louis, M.T. Tate. 2007. Whole-ecosystem study shows rapid fish-mercury response to changes in mercury deposition. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, online.
Steffen, A. T. Douglas, M. Amyot, P. Ariya, K. Aspmo, T. Berg, J. Bottenheim, S. Brooks, F. Cobbett, A. Dastoor, A. Dommergue, R. Ebinghaus, C. Ferrari, K. Gardfeldt, M. E. Goodsite, D. Lean, A. Poulain, C. Scherz, H. Skov, J. Sommar, C. Temme. 2007. A synthesis of atmospheric mercury depletion event chemistry linking atmosphere, snow and water. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 7, 10837-10931.
Chidami, S., G. Guénard, M. Amyot. 2007. Underwater infrared video system for behavioural studies in lakes. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods, in press.
Zhang, H.H., L. Poissant, X. Xu, M. Pilote, C. Beauvais, M. Amyot, E. Garcia, J. Laroulandie. 2006. Air-water gas exchange of mercury in the Bay St. François wetlands: observation and model parameterisation. J. Geophys. Res. - Atmospheres, 111, D17307, doi:10.1029/ 2005JD006930.
Garcia, E., J. Laroulandie, X.R. de Saint-Simon, M. Amyot. 2006. Temporal and spatial distribution and production of dissolved gaseous mercury in the Bay Saint-François wetland, in the St. Lawrence River, Quebec, Canada. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 70: 2665-2678.
Amyot, M., F.M.M. Morel, P.A. Ariya. 2005. Dark oxidation of dissolved and liquid elemental mercury in aquatic environments. Environ. Sci. Technol. 39:110-114.
Lucotte, M., R. Canuel, S. de Grosbois, M. Amyot, R. Anderson, P. Arp, L. Atikesse, J. Carreau, L. Chan, S. Garceau, D. Mergler, C. Ritchie, M.J. Robertson, C. Vanier. 2005. An ecosystem approach to describe the mercury issue in Canada: from mercury sources to human health. In: Dynamics of Mercury Pollution on Regional and Global Scales: Atmospheric Processes, Human Exposure Around the World, N. Pirrone and K. Mahaffey (Editors), Springer Publisher, Norwell, MA, USA. Chapter-2, pp. 25-50.
Garcia, E., A.J. Poulain, M. Amyot, P.A. Ariya. 2005. Diel variations in photo-induced oxidation of Hg(0) in freshwater. Chemosphere, 59:977-981.
Sarica, J., M. Amyot, L. Hare, P. Blanchfield, R.A.(Drew) Bodaly, H. Hintelmann, M. Lucotte. 2005. Mercury transfer from fish carcasses to scavengers in boreal lakes: the use of stable isotopes of mercury. Environ. Pollution, 134: 13-22.
Fayad, P.B., M. Amyot, S. Sauvé. 2004. Total mercury determination in sand boxes from Montreal. J. Environ. Monitor., 6 :903-906.
Poulain, A.J., M. Amyot, D. Findlay, S. Telor, T. Barkay, H. Hintelmann. 2004. Biological and photochemical production of dissolved gaseous mercury in a boreal lake. Limnol. Oceanogr., 49: 2265-2275.
Sarica J., M. Amyot, L. Hare, M.R. Doyon, L. Stanfield. 2004a. Salmon-derived mercury and nutrients in a Lake Ontario spawning stream. Limnol. Oceanogr. 49: 891-899.
Ariya, P.A., A. Dastoor, M. Amyot, W.H. Schroeder, F. Raofie, A. Ryjkhov, A. Steffen, D. Davignon, J.D. LaLonde, L. Barrie. 2004. The Arctic: a sink for mercury. Tellus B., 56B: 397-403.
Ariya, P.A., M. Amyot. 2004. (invited) The role of bioaerosols in atmospheric chemistry and physics. Atmos. Environ. 38: 1231-1232.
Amyot, M., G. Southworth, S.E. Lindberg, H. Hintelmann, J.D. LaLonde, N. Ogrinc, C.A. Kelly, A. Poulain. 2004. Evolution of dissolved gaseous mercury in large lake enclosures amended with 200HgCl2. Atmos. Environ., 38: 4279-4289.
LaLonde J.D., M. Amyot, J. Orvoine, F.M.M. Morel, J.C. Auclair, P.A. Ariya. 2004. Photo-induced oxidation of Hg(0) aq in the waters of the St. Lawrence River. Environ. Sci. Technol., 38: 508-514.
Sarica, J., M. Amyot, L. Hare. 2004. An easy method to measure total particulate Hg in water without chemical digestion. Water Air Soil Pollut. 151: 3-10.
Poulain, A.J., J.D. LaLonde, M. Amyot, J.A. Shead, F. Raofie, P.A. Ariya. 2004. Redox transformations of mercury in an Arctic snowpack at springtime. Atmos. Environ. 38:6763-6774.
Goulet, R.R., J. Holmes, B. Page, L. Poissant, S.D. Siciliano, D.R.S. Lean, F. Wang, M. Amyot, A. Tessier. 2007. Mercury transformations and fluxes in sediments of a riverine wetland. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(14): 3393-3406.
Poulain, A.J., E. Garcia, M. Amyot, P.G.C. Campbell, P.A. Ariya. 2007. Mercury distribution, partitioning and speciation in coastal vs. inland High Arctic snow. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(14): 3419-3431.
1. Chételat, J., L. Cloutier, M. Amyot. 2013. An investigation of enhanced mercury bioaccumulation in fish from offshore feeding. Ecotoxicology (sous presse). 2. Ouédraogo, O., M. Amyot. 2013. Mercury, arsenic and selenium concentrations in water and fish from sub-Saharan semi-arid freshwater reservoirs (Burkina Faso). Sci. Total Environ. 444: 243-254. 3. Daguené, V., E. McFall, E. Yumvihoze, X., Shu-Rong, M. Amyot, A.J. Poulain. 2012. Divalent cations hamper Hg(II) uptake. Environ. Sci. Technol., 46(12) : 6645-6653. 4. Douglas, T., L. Loseto, R. Macdonald, P. Outridge, A. Dommergue, A. Poulain, M. Amyot, T. Barkay, T. Berg, J. Chételat, P. Constant, M. Evans, C. Ferrari, N. Gantner, M. Johnson, J. Kirk, N. Kroer, C. Larose, D. Lean, D. Muir. 2012. The ultimate fate of mercury deposited to Arctic terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, a review. Environ. Chem. 9(4): 321-35. 5. Chételat, J., M. Amyot, L. Cloutier. 2012. Shifts in macronutrient, methylmercury and ?15N contents during growth of a High Arctic copepod. Freshwater Biol. 57(6): 1228-1240 6. Le Jeune, A.H., F. Bourdiol. L. Aldamman. T. Perron, M. Amyot, B. Pinel-Alloul. 2012. Diel vertical migration of the aquatic phantom midge larvae Chaoborus affects MeHg biomagnification. Environmental Pollution. 165, 100-108.
Poulain, A.J., D.M. Orihel, M. Amyot, M.J. Paterson, H. Hintelmann, G. Southworth. 2006. Relationship between the loading rate of inorganic mercury to aquatic ecosystems and dissolved gaseous mercury production and evasion. Chemosphere, 65(11): 2199-2207.
Poulain, A.J., V. Roy, M. Amyot. 2007.Influence of temperate mixed and deciduous tree covers on Hg concentrations and photoredox transformations in snow. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(10): 2448-2462.
Garcia, E., M. Amyot, P.A. Ariya. 2005. The relationship between DOC photochemistry and mercury redox transformations in temperate lakes and wetlands. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 69(8):1917-1924.
Poulain, A.J., Ni Chadhain S. M., Ariya P. A., Amyot, M., Garcia, E., Campbell P. G. C., Zylstra G., and Barkay T. 2007. A potential for mercury reduction by microbes in the high Arctic. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 73(7): 2230-2238.
Poulain, A.J., Garcia, E., Ariya P. A., Raofie F., Campbell P. G. C., and Amyot M. 2007. Mercury biological and chemical redox transformations in fresh and salt waters of the High Arctic during spring and summer time. Environ. Sci. Technol. 41(6); 1883-1888.
Sarica, J., M. Amyot, J. Bey, L. Hare. 2005. The fate of mercury accumulated by blowflies feeding on fish carcasses. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 24(3): 526-529.
O'Driscoll, N.J., S.D. Siciliano, D.R.S. Lean, M. Amyot. 2006. Gross photo-reduction kinetics of mercury in temperate freshwater lakes and rivers: Application to a general model of DGM dynamics. Envir. Sci. Technol. 40(3): 837-843.
Canuel, R., S. Boucher de Grosbois, L. Atikessé, M. Lucotte, P. Arp, C. Ritchie, D. Mergler, H.M. Chan, M. Amyot, R. Anderson. 2005. New evidences on variations of human body burden of methylmercury from fish consumption. Environ. Health Perspect. 114 (2): 302-306.
Southworth, G., S. Lindberg, H. Hintelmann, M. Amyot, A. Poulain, M.A. Bogle, M. Paterson, J. Rudd, R. Harris, K. Sandilands, D. Krabbenhoft, M. Olsen. 2007. Evasion of added isotopic mercury from a north temperate lake. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 26(1): 53-60.

Created: 2007-10-18 Last Updated: 2016-06-16 by Marc AMYOT