Monique Boily

Adjunct Professor,
Université du Québec à Montréal

Département des Sciences Biologiques
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  • 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

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

    Sébastien Filion

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

    Maxime Gauthier

    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

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

    Mathieu Solari

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

    Janik Thibodeau

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

    Examples of species studied

    Apis mellifera
    Lithobates catesbeianus
    Rana catesbeiana
    Rana pipiens
    Ardea herodias


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

    26- Interactive effects of neonicotinoids and natural ultraviolet radiation on yellow perch (Perca flavescens) larvae
    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
    Defo M A , Douville M , Giraudo M , Brodeur P , Boily M , Houde M ,
    2018 Environmental Pollution (Date Added: 2018-11-20)

    22- Foraging in maize field areas: A risky business?
    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)
    Landry C , Houde M , Brodeur P , Spear P , Boily M ,
    2017 Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (Date Added: 2017-02-21)

    19- Mixtures of herbicides and metals affect the redox system of honey bees
    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)
    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)
    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
    Boily, M, Sarrasin, B, DeBlois, C, Aras, P, Chagnon, M
    2013 Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Date Added: 2013-03-06)

    14- P19 neuronal differentiation and retinoic acid metabolism as criteria to investigate atrazine, nitrite, and nitrate developmental toxicity
    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
    King, KC, Daniel Mclaughlin, J, Boily, M, Marcogliese, DJ
    2010 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    11- Assessment of toxic effects of pesticide extracts on different green algal species by using chlorophyll a fluorescence
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Boily, MH, Ndayibagira, A, Spear, PA
    2003 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - C Toxicology and Pharmacology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    2- Assessment of contamination and biomarker responses in two species of Herons on the St. Lawrence River
    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
    Boily, MH, Champoux, L, Bourbonnais, DH, DesGranges, JL, Rodrigue, J, Spear, PA
    1994 Ecotoxicology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)