FORTIN Claude (INRS, Québec, Canada)

First Name: Claude

Name: Fortin

Position: Professeur


Institute / University / Company: Institut national de la recherche scientifique

Research Unit: Centre Eau Terre Environnement

Address (city, state): Québec, QC

Country: Canada

Please give 5 key-words showing your research / interest in Microbial Ecotoxicolgy:

  • metals
  • biofilms
  • algae
  • toxicity
  • uptake

Main kinds of contaminant(s) of interest:

  • metals

Main kinds of microorganisms of interest:

  • biofilms
  • algae

Main kinds of ecosystems of interest: aquatic

Do you give courses on Microbial Ecotoxicology ?: YES

If yes, please tell us more about the courses (University, course level,website,etc):

INRS, EAU-407, Aquatic ecotoxicology, graduate class, 30 h,

Most relevant articles in the field of Microbial Ecotoxicology (max.5):

  • Sánchez-Marín, P., Liu, F., Chen, Z., Fortin, C. et Campbell, P.G.C. (2018) Microalgal-driven pH changes in the boundary layer lead to apparent increases in Pb internalization by a unicellular alga in the presence of citrate.Limnology and Oceanography. Sous presse. DOI: 10.1002/lno.10774
  • Leguay, S., Lavoie, I., Levy, J. et Fortin, C. (2016) Using biofilms for monitoring metal contamination in lotic ecosystems: the protective effects of hardness and pH on metal bioaccumulation. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 35 (6) : 1489-1501. DOI: 10.1002/etc.3292
  • Paquet, N., Lavoie, M.,Maloney, F., Duval, J., Campbell, P.G.C. et Fortin, C. (2015) Cadmium accumulation and toxicity in Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata: influence of metal-binding exudates, exposure time and initial cell density. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 34 (7) : 1524–1532. DOI: 10.1002/etc.2927
  • Crémazy, A., Campbell, P.G.C. et Fortin, C. (2013) The biotic ligand model can successfully predict the uptake of a trivalent ion by a unicellular alga below pH 6.50 but not above: possible role of hydroxo-species. Environmental Science and Technology. 47 (5) : 2408-2415. DOI: 10.1021/es3038388
  • Lavoie, M., Fortin, C. et Campbell, P.G.C. (2012) Influence of essential elements on cadmium uptake and toxicity in a unicellular green alga: The protective effect of trace zinc and cobalt concentrations. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 31 (7) : 1445-1452. DOI:10.1002/etc.1855

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