Soils

Research with an environmental approach for the benefit of soils


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Many researchers at FSAA study the preservation of soils and water retention in agro-systems, groundwater and surface contamination from agricultural activities, the physico-chemical and microbiological composition of soils, agro-environmental management of fertilizers and chemical inputs, and new alternative methods and their effects on agriculture and the environment in a context of sustainable development where agricultural soils are considered to be a non-renewable natural resource. Knowledge related to soil properties such as physics, environmental chemistry, fertility, microbiology and biochemistry, in combination with knowledge of mathematics and biology, allows researchers to study the hydrology and management of agricultural watersheds. In addition, researchers are able to carry out work on irrigation, drainage and evapotranspiration, runoff and erosion management, and agricultural mechanization.

Professor-researchers in this line of research


  • Allaire, Suzanne

    Professeure titulaire
    pesticide transport, agricultural hydrology, agricultural environment
  • Antoun, Hani

    Professeur titulaire
    biochar, bio-inoculants, biological dissolution of phosphates, rhizosphere, mycosphere
  • Caron, Jean

    Professeur titulaire
    soil physics, agricultural hydrology, agricultural environment
  • de Halleux, Damien de

    Professeur titulaire
    food engineering, packaging
  • Gallichand, Jacques

    Professeur titulaire
    agricultural hydrology, agricultural irrigation and drainage, agricultural machine and equipment...
  • Gumière, Silvio

    Professeur adjoint
    hydrologic modelling, erosion modelling, agricultural irrigation and drainage, water and soil...
  • Hamoudi, Safia

    Professeure titulaire
    agricultural effluent treatment, environmental adsorption and catalysis, nanomaterials
  • Karam, Antoine

    Professeur titulaire
    soil chemistry, agricultural environment
  • Khelifi, Mohamed

    Professeur titulaire
    agricultural machine and equipment engineering, biological pest control, mechanical weed control,...
  • Khiari, Lotfi

    Professeur titulaire
    mineral and organic fertilizers, agroenvironmental diagnosis of soils and plants, soil sampling and...
  • Lagacé, Robert

    Professeur titulaire
    drainage, watercourse development, agricultural environment, agricultural hydrology, ecological...
  • Parent, Léon-Étienne

    Professeur titulaire
    agricultural environment, soil management, soil fertility
  • Pépin, Steeve

    Professeur agrégé
    plant/leaf-atmosphere gas exchange, evapotranspiration, water use efficiency, hydraulic properties...
  • Poulin, Monique

    Professeure titulaire
    ecology and environment, ecological restoration and conservation of natural habitats, biodiversity...
  • Rochefort, Line

    Professeure titulaire
    restoration ecology, bryophytes, moss, peatland, plant ecology
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Ongoing projects in this line of research

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