Monique Boily

Adjunct Professor,
Université du Québec à Montréal

Département des Sciences Biologiques
E-mail: boily.monique@uqam.ca
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Education

  • Postdoctorate Université du Québec à Montréal, Ecotoxicology, Teratogency of frogs and fishes 2002
  • Ph.D. Université du Québec à Montréal, Environmental Sciences, Effects of PCB on retinoids of avian embryos 1999
  • M.Sc. Université du Québec à Montréal, biology, Retinoids and contamination of Great blue heron eggs of the St. Lawrence 1994
  • B.Sc. Université du Québec à Montréal, Ecology 1991


  • Research

    Development, validation and mechanisms of action of biomarkers on amphibians subjected to agricultural contaminants.

    QCBS students

    Previous students (since 2009)

    Sophie Dussault

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2007, End: 2010)
    Rétinoïdes et peptides chez le ouaouaron

    Sébastien Filion

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2007, End: 2010)
    Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Philip Spear
    La pollution agricole et le métabolisme des rétinoïdes

    Maxime Gauthier

    M.Sc.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Joanne Paquin, Université du Québec à Montréal
    (Start: 2013, End: 2015)
    Implication of retinoic acid in neurogenesis through neuroregulator reelin protein in an embryonic P19 cell lineage and in vivo study in Apis mellifera following neonicotinoids exposure

    Catherine Landry

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2013, End: 2015)
    Développement de biomarqueurs pour la perchaude

    Mathieu Solari

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2006, End: 2009)
    Métabolisme cellulaire de l'acide rétinoïque

    Janik Thibodeau

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2007, End: 2010)
    Métabolisme de l'acide rétinoïque hépatique

    Examples of species studied

    Apis mellifera
    Lithobates catesbeianus
    Rana catesbeiana
    Rana pipiens
    Ardea herodias


    Publications

    28- The countryside or the city: Which environment is better for the honeybee?
    Journal Article
    Mahé C , Jumarie C , Boily M ,
    2021 Environmental Research (Date Added: 2021-02-16)

    27- Biological markers to establish a relationship between the health status of the St. Lawrence River yellow perch (Perca flavescens) with a gradient of anthropogenic disturbances
    Journal Article
    Landry C , Houde M , Brodeur P , Boily M ,
    2020 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2020-05-10)

    26- Interactive effects of neonicotinoids and natural ultraviolet radiation on yellow perch (Perca flavescens) larvae
    Journal Article
    Paquet-Walsh A , Bertolo A , Landry C , Deschamps L , Boily M ,
    2019 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2019-06-21)

    25- RNA-sequencing to assess the health of wild yellow perch (Perca flavescens) populations from the St. Lawrence River, Canada
    Journal Article
    Defo M A , Douville M , Giraudo M , Brodeur P , Boily M , Houde M ,
    2018 Environmental Pollution (Date Added: 2018-11-20)

    24- Chronic exposure to imidacloprid or thiamethoxam neonicotinoid causes oxidative damages and alters carotenoid-retinoid levels in caged honey bees (Apis mellifera)
    Journal Article
    Gauthier M , Aras P , Paquin J , Boily M ,
    2018 Scientific Reports (Date Added: 2018-11-20)

    22- Foraging in maize field areas: A risky business?
    Journal Article
    Boily M , Aras P , Jumarie C ,
    2017 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2017-06-24)

    21- Lipophilic antioxidants and lipid peroxidation in yellow perch subjected to various anthropogenic influences along the St. Lawrence River (QC, Canada)
    Journal Article
    Landry C , Houde M , Brodeur P , Spear P , Boily M ,
    2017 Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (Date Added: 2017-02-21)

    20- Thyroid Hormones, Retinol and Clinical Parameters in Relation to Mercury and Organohalogen Contaminants in Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Nestlings from the St. Lawrence River, Québec, Canada
    Journal Article
    Champoux L , Boily M , Fitzgerald G ,
    2017 Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (Date Added: 2017-02-21)

    19- Mixtures of herbicides and metals affect the redox system of honey bees
    Journal Article
    Jumarie, C, Aras, P, Boily, M
    2017 Chemosphere (Date Added: 2016-11-18)

    18- Low dietary levels of Al, Pb and Cd may affect the non-enzymatic antioxidant capacity in caged honey bees (Apis mellifera)
    Journal Article
    Gauthier, M, Aras, P, Jumarie, C, Boily, M
    2016 Chemosphere (Date Added: 2016-02-23)

    17- Effects of realistic doses of atrazine, metolachlor, and glyphosate on lipid peroxidation and diet-derived antioxidants in caged honey bees (Apis mellifera)
    Journal Article
    Helmer, SH, Kerbaol, A, Aras, P, Jumarie, C, Boily, M
    2014 Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Date Added: 2014-06-12)

    16- Acetylcholinesterase in honey bees (Apis mellifera) exposed to neonicotinoids, atrazine and glyphosate: laboratory and field experiments
    Journal Article
    Boily, M, Sarrasin, B, DeBlois, C, Aras, P, Chagnon, M
    2013 Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Date Added: 2013-03-06)

    15- Oxidation of retinoic acids in hepatic microsomes of wild bullfrogs Lithobates catesbeianus environmentally-exposed to a gradient of agricultural contamination
    Journal Article
    Thibodeau, J, Filion, S, Spear, P, Paquin, J, Boily, M
    2012 Ecotoxicology (Date Added: 2012-05-06)

    14- P19 neuronal differentiation and retinoic acid metabolism as criteria to investigate atrazine, nitrite, and nitrate developmental toxicity
    Journal Article
    Solari, M, Paquin, J, Ducharme, P, Boily, M
    2010 Toxicological Sciences (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    13- Effects of agricultural landscape and pesticides on parasitism in native bullfrogs
    Journal Article
    King, KC, Daniel Mclaughlin, J, Boily, M, Marcogliese, DJ
    2010 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    12- Retinoid metabolism (LRAT, REH) in the liver and plasma retinoids of bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana, in relation to agricultural contamination
    Journal Article
    Boily, M, Thibodeau, J, Bisson, M
    2009 Aquatic Toxicology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    11- Assessment of toxic effects of pesticide extracts on different green algal species by using chlorophyll a fluorescence
    Journal Article
    Chalifour, A, Spear, PA, Boily, MH, DeBlois, C, Giroux, I, Dassylva, N, Juneau, P
    2009 Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    10- Study design, water quality, morphometrics and age of the bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana, in sub-watersheds of the Yamaska River drainage basin, Québec, Canada
    Journal Article
    Spear, PA, Boily, M, Giroux, I, DeBlois, C, Leclair, MH, Levasseur, M, Leclair, R
    2009 Aquatic Toxicology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    9- Combined effects of agricultural activity and parasites on biomarkers in the bullfrog, Rana catasbeiana
    Journal Article
    Marcogliese, DJ, King, KC, Salo, HM, Fournier, M, Brousseau, P, Spear, P, Champoux, L, McLaughlin, JD, Boily, M
    2009 Aquatic Toxicology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    8- Impacts of agriculture on the parasite communities of northern leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) in southern Quebec, Canada
    Journal Article
    King, KC, McLaughlin, JD, Gendron, AD, Pauli, BD, Giroux, I, Rondeau, B, Boily, M, Juneau, P, Marcogliese, DJ
    2007 Parasitology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    7- Contamination and biomarkers in the great blue heron, an indicator of the state of the St. Lawrence River
    Journal Article
    Champoux, L, Rodrigue, J, Trudeau, S, Boily, MH, Spear, PA, Hontela, A
    2006 Ecotoxicology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    6- Plasma retinoid profile in bullfrogs, Rana catesbeiana, in relation to agricultural intensity of sub-watersheds in the Yamaska River drainage basin, Québec, Canada
    Journal Article
    Bérubé, VE, Boily, MH, DeBlois, C, Dassylva, N, Spear, PA
    2005 Aquatic Toxicology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    5- Hepatic retinoids of bullfrogs in relation to agricultural pesticides
    Journal Article
    Boily, MH, Bérubé, VE, Spear, PA, DeBlois, C, Dassylva, N
    2005 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    4- Retinoid metabolism (LRAT, REH) in the yolk-sac membrane of Japanese quail eggs and effects of mono-ortho-PCBs
    Journal Article
    Boily, MH, Ndayibagira, A, Spear, PA
    2003 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - C Toxicology and Pharmacology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    3- Retinoids, LRAT and REH activities in eggs of Japanese quail following maternal and in ovo exposures to 3,3?,4,4?-tetrachlorobiphenyl
    Journal Article
    Boily, MH, Ndayibagira, A, Spear, PA
    2003 Ecotoxicology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    2- Assessment of contamination and biomarker responses in two species of Herons on the St. Lawrence River
    Journal Article
    Champoux, L, Rodrigue, J, DesGranges, J-L, Trudeau, S, Hontela, A, Boily, M, Spear, P
    2002 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    1- ?-carotene and retinoids in eggs of great blue herons (Ardea herodias) in relation to st lawrence river contamination
    Journal Article
    Boily, MH, Champoux, L, Bourbonnais, DH, DesGranges, JL, Rodrigue, J, Spear, PA
    1994 Ecotoxicology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)