Julie Talbot

Associate Professor,
Université de Montréal

Département de géographie
E-mail: j.talbot@umontreal.ca
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  • Doctorate, Ph.D., Geography, McGill University, 2010
  • Master's Thesis, M.Sc., Forest Sciences, Université Laval, 2004
  • Bachelor's, B.Sc., Biology, Université Laval, 1999


The Biogeography Lab at Université de Montréal specializes in the study of long-term ecosystem stability. More specifically, we are studying the factors stabilizing and destabilizing wetland functions in the context of environmental change. We study changes occuring over long periods (centuries to millennia) and shorter periods (years to decades). To do so, we use different techniques, including micropaleontology, biogeochemical measurements, vegetation inventories and ecosystem modelling.

QCBS students

Roxane Archambault-Vermette

(Start: 2018)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Stéphanie Pellerin
Identifying conditions favorable to the presence of exotic species in peatland laggs

Max Émile Kessler-Nadeau

Other (co-)supervisor: François Courchesne, Université de Montréal
(Start: 2019, End: 2021)
Trace element contamination in the peat and vegetation of ombrotrophic peatlands located around a copper smelter in the Abitibi region

Previous students (since 2009)

Marion Carrier

(Start: 2015, End: 2017)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Thora Martina Herrmann
Bugs and berries : ecological and social implications of climate change in a Québec subarctic environment


31- Expert assessment of future vulnerability of the global peatland carbon sink
Loisel J , Gallego-Sala A V , Amesbury M J , Magnan G , Anshari G , Beilman D W , Benavides J C , Blewett J , Camill P , Charman D J , Chawchai S , Hedgpeth A , Kleinen T , Korhola A , Large D , Mansilla C A , Müller J , van Bellen S , West J B , Yu Z , Bubier J L , Garneau M , Moore T , Sannel A B K , Page S , Väliranta M , Bechtold M , Brovkin V , Cole L E S , Chanton J P , Christensen T R , Davies M A , De Vleeschouwer F , Finkelstein S A , Frolking S , Gałka M , Gandois L , Girkin N , Harris L I , Heinemeyer A , Hoyt A M , Jones M C , Joos F , Juutinen S , Kaiser K , Lacourse T , Lamentowicz M , Larmola T , Leifeld J , Lohila A , Milner A M , Minkkinen K , Moss P , Naafs B D A , Nichols J , O’Donnell J , Payne R , Philben M , Piilo S , Quillet A , Ratnayake A S , Roland T P , Sjögersten S , Sonnentag O , Swindles G T , Swinnen W , Talbot J , Treat C , Valach A C , Wu J ,
2020 Nature Climate Change (Date Added: 2020-12-13)

30- Comment on: “A novel approach to peatlands as archives of total cumulative spatial pollution loads from atmospheric deposition of airborne elements complementary to EMEP data: Priority pollutants (Pb, Cd, Hg)” by Ewa Miszczak, Sebastian Stefaniak, Adam Michczyński, Eiliv Steinnes and Irena Twardowska
De Vleeschouwer F , Baron S , Cloy J , Enrico M , Ettler V , Fagel N , Kempter H , Kylander M , Li C , Longman J , Martinez-Cortizas A , Marx S , Mattielli N , Mighall T , Nieminen T , Piotrowska N , Pontevedra-Pombal X , Pratte S , Renson V , Shotyk W , Shuttleworth E , Sikorski J , Stromsoe N , Talbot J , von Scheffer C , Weiss D , Zaccone C , Le Roux G ,
2020 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2020-05-24)

29- Long-term Impacts of Permafrost Thaw on Carbon Storage in Peatlands: Deep Losses Offset by Surficial Accumulation
Heffernan L , Estop‐Aragonés C , Knorr K , Talbot J , Olefeldt D ,
2020 Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences (Date Added: 2020-04-04)

28- The environmental footprint of academic and student mobility in a large research-oriented university
Arsenault J , Talbot J , Boustani L , Gonzalès R , Manaugh K ,
2019 Environmental Research Letters (Date Added: 2020-03-18)

27- Widespread global peatland establishment and persistence over the last 130,000 y
Treat C C , Kleinen T , Broothaerts N , Dalton A S , Dommain R , Douglas T A , Drexler J Z , Finkelstein S A , Grosse G , Hope G , Hutchings J , Jones M C , Kuhry P , Lacourse T , Lähteenoja O , Loisel J , Notebaert B , Payne R J , Peteet D M , Sannel A B K , Stelling J M , Strauss J , Swindles G T , Talbot J , Tarnocai C , Verstraeten G , Williams C J , Xia Z , Yu Z , Väliranta M , Hättestrand M , Alexanderson H , Brovkin V ,
2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Date Added: 2019-03-22)

26- The Spatial Heterogeneity of Vegetation, Hydrology and Water Chemistry in a Peatland with Open-Water Pools
Arsenault J , Talbot J , Moore T R , Beauvais M , Franssen J , Roulet N T ,
2019 Ecosystems (Date Added: 2019-02-18)

25- Towards a Holarctic synthesis of peatland testate amoeba ecology: Development of a new continental-scale palaeohydrological transfer function for North America and comparison to European data
Amesbury M J , Booth R K , Roland T P , Bunbury J , Clifford M J , Charman D J , Elliot S , Finkelstein S , Garneau M , Hughes P D , Lamarre A , Loisel J , Mackay H , Magnan G , Markel E R , Mitchell E A , Payne R J , Pelletier N , Roe H , Sullivan M E , Swindles G T , Talbot J , van Bellen S , Warner B G ,
2018 Quaternary Science Reviews (Date Added: 2018-11-13)

24- The Stoichiometry of Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen in Peat
Moore T R , Large D , Talbot J , Wang M , Riley J L ,
2018 Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences (Date Added: 2018-10-17)

23- Environmental controls of C, N and P biogeochemistry in peatland pools
Arsenault J , Talbot J , Moore T R ,
2018 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2018-03-20)

22- Late Holocene influence of societies on the fire regime in southern Québec temperate forests
Blarquez O , Talbot J , Paillard J , Lapointe-Elmrabti L , Pelletier N , Gates St-Pierre C ,
2018 Quaternary Science Reviews (Date Added: 2018-01-01)

21- Drainage and fertilization effects on nutrient availability in an ombrotrophic peatland
Wang M , Talbot J , Moore T R ,
2017 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2017-10-31)

20- Influence of Holocene permafrost aggradation and thaw on the paleoecology and carbon storage of a peatland complex in northwestern Canada
Pelletier N , Talbot J , Olefeldt D , Turetsky M , Blodau C , Sonnentag O , Quinton W L ,
2017 Holocene (Date Added: 2017-09-30)

19- Distribution of lead and mercury in Ontario peatlands
Talbot J, Moore T R , Wang M , Ouellet Dallaire C , Riley J L ,
2017 Environmental Pollution (Date Added: 2017-09-20)

18- Middle to late Wisconsinan climate and ecological changes in northern Alaska: Evidences from the Itkillik River Yedoma
Lapointe E L , Talbot J , Fortier D , Fréchette B , Strauss J , Kanevskiy M , Shur Y ,
2017 Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (Date Added: 2017-08-24)

17- Insights and issues with estimating northern peatland carbon stocks and fluxes since the Last Glacial Maximum
Loisel J , van Bellen S , Pelletier L , Talbot J , Hugelius G , Karran D , Yu Z , Nichols J , Holmquist J ,
2017 Earth-Science Reviews (Date Added: 2017-02-15)

16- Effects of permafrost aggradation on peat properties as determined from a pan-Arctic synthesis of plant macrofossils: Permafrost Effects on Peat Properties
Treat, CC, Jones, MC, Camill, P, Gallego-Sala, A, Garneau, M, Harden, JW, Hugelius, G, Klein, ES, Kokfelt, U, Kuhry, P, Loisel, J, Mathijssen, PJH, O'Donnell, JA, Oksanen, PO, Ronkainen, TM, Sannel, ABK, Talbot, J, Tarnocai, C, Väliranta, M
2016 Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences (Date Added: 2016-02-26)

15- The stoichiometry of carbon and nutrients in peat formation: C and nutrients in peat
Wang, M, Moore, TR, Talbot, J, Riley, JL
2015 Global Biogeochemical Cycles (Date Added: 2016-08-09)

14- Carbon accumulation of tropical peatlands over millennia: A modeling approach
Kurnianto, S, Warren, M, Talbot, J, Kauffman, B, Murdiyarso, D, Frolking, S
2015 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2015-04-22)

13- The cascade of C:N:P stoichiometry in an ombrotrophic peatland: From plants to peat
Wang, M, Moore, TR, Talbot, J, Richard, PJH
2014 Environmental Research Letters (Date Added: 2015-04-22)

11- Increases in aboveground biomass and leaf area 85 years after drainage in a bog
Talbot, J, Roulet, NT, Sonnentag, O, Moore, TR
2014 Botany (Date Added: 2015-04-22)

10- Temperature and peat type control CO2 and CH4 production in Alaskan permafrost peats
Treat, CC, Wollheim, WM, Varner, RK, Grandy, AS, Talbot, J, Frolking, S
2014 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2015-04-22)

9- Impact of long-term drainage on summer groundwater flow patterns in the Mer Bleue peatland, Ontario, Canada
Kopp, BJ, Fleckenstein, JH, Roulet, NT, Humphreys, E, Talbot, J, Blodau, C
2013 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (Date Added: 2015-04-22)

8- Assessing the role of parameter interactions in the sensitivity analysis of a model of peatland dynamics
Quillet, A, Frolking, S, Garneau, M, Talbot, J, Peng, C
2013 Ecological Modelling (Date Added: 2015-04-22)

7- The resilience and functional role of moss in boreal and arctic ecosystems
Turetsky, MR, Bond-Lamberty, B, Euskirchen, E, Talbot, J, Frolking, S, McGuire, AD, Tuittila, E-S
2012 New Phytologist (Date Added: 2015-04-22)

6- Peatlands in the Earth's 21st century climate system
Frolking, S, Talbot, J, Jones, MC, Treat, CC, Kauffman, JB, Tuittila, E-S, Roulet, N
2011 Environmental Reviews (Date Added: 2015-04-22)

5- Soil temperature response to 21st century global warming: The role of and some implications for peat carbon in thawing permafrost soils in North America
Wisser, D, Marchenko, S, Talbot, J, Treat, C, Frolking, S
2011 Earth System Dynamics (Date Added: 2015-04-22)

4- Assessing long-term hydrological and ecological responses to drainage in a raised bog using paleoecology and a hydrosequence
Talbot, J, Richard, PJH, Roulet, NT, Booth, RK
2010 Journal of Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2015-04-22)

2- Mapping tree and shrub leaf area indices in an ombrotrophic peatland through multiple endmember spectral unmixing
Sonnentag, O, Chen, JM, Roberts, DA, Talbot, J, Halligan, KQ, Govind, A
2007 Remote Sensing of Environment (Date Added: 2015-04-22)

1- Using direct and indirect measurements of leaf area index to characterize the shrub canopy in an ombrotrophic peatland
Sonnentag, O, Talbot, J, Chen, JM, Roulet, NT
2007 Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (Date Added: 2015-04-22)