Raoul-Marie Couture, Ph.D.
I am an aquatic geochemist focusing on coupled biogeochemical cycles in lakes, waterlogged soils and freshwater sediment. My work, currently funded by the Research Council of Norway, Nordforsk and Water-JPI projects, aims to understand how the cycling of key chemical elements responds to human activities and climatic factors, with the overarching goal of improving water quality. To achieve these research goals, I combines field work, instrumental analysis and process-oriented computer modelling. My publications touch on the modelling of biogeochemical processes controlling seasonal anoxia and algae blooms in lakes, the geochemistry of contaminant metals and metalloids, and the modelling of sediment-water interactions during early diagenesis. 


CURRENT PROJECTS 
-Research Council of Norway-RCN (#244558) Lakes in Transition: A biogeochemical modelling approach (PI)
-Nordic Research Council-Nordforsk  (#74306) e-Infrastructure for river-basin modelling (PI)
-EU Water JPI (#159) PROGNOS - Predicting lake response to changes using real-time models (Co-applicant)

POSITIONS HELD
2013-present Norwegian Institute for Water Research-NIVA, Oslo, Norway.
     (2017-present) Section Leader, Section for Catchment Processes
     (2016-2017) Senior Researcher, Section for Catchment Processes
    (2013-2016) Researcher, Section for Catchment Processes 
2011-2013 Research Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.       
2010-11 FQRNT Postdoctoral fellow, Georgia Tech., Atlanta, USA (advisor: Philippe Van Cappellen).
2009-10 Marie-Curie ESRCNRS, Aix-en-Provence, France (6 months; advisor: Jérôme Rose).

OTHER ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT 
2017-2018        Research Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada
2013-2016        Research assistant professor, University of Waterloo, Canada
2015-2018        Invited Researcher, Université du Québec-INRS, Canada
2010-2011        Visiting fellow, Manchester University, UK.
2008                    Visiting scientist, Utrecht University, The Netherlands (4 months).

2005 & 2006     Visiting scientist, IFREMER, Nantes, France (3 months).


EDUCATION
2005-2010
2001-2004    
Ph.D., Water Sciences, INRS-ETE, University of Quebec, Canada (advisor: Charles Gobeil)
B.Sc., Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada