Antoine Prince

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Position:  Master’s student

Supervisor:  Jan Franssen

Cosupervisor:  Jean-François Lapierre

Research Project:  Physical controls on groundwater discharge dynamics in a Precambrian Shield watershed.

Project Description:  In most watersheds the rates and patterns of groundwater discharge to surface waters are rarely known. These groundwater-surface water connections are vitally important for sustaining freshwater ecosystems. My research seeks to better understand and model the spatial and temporal variability of groundwater-surface water connections in an hilly forested environment of the Canadian Shield. To do so, I will census streams and lakes for natural groundwater tracers to map localized zones of groundwater upwelling. Subsequent field work will aim to characterize the adjacent hillslopes to determine the dominant mechanisms that control how water is routed to streams and lakes from hillslope recharge areas. This project will contribute to the development of knowledge and tools to advance our understanding of local-scale groundwater-surface water connections in Precambrian shield settings.

Keywords:  Groundwater, hydrological connectivity, geomorphometry, surficial geology, Precambrian shield.

Publications:

Methodological approach to characterize flow paths and water sources during the active-layer thaw period, Niaqunguk River watershed, Iqaluit, Nunavut.
Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office Summary of Activities 2016; Canada-
Nunavut Geoscience Office | In Press
G Chiasson-Poirier, J Franssen, D Fortier, A Prince, T Tremblay, M Lefrenière, J Shirley, S Lamoureux.

Évaluation des impacts de l’écoulement de surface et de l’écoulement souterrain sur la dégradation du pergélisol et la stabilité des infrastructures routières.
Transport Canada, Cold Regions Geomorphology and Geotechnical Laboratory (Geocryolab), University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 37 p. | 2015
D Fortier, S Veuille, M Verpaelst, S Charbonneau, A Prince, M Sliger.

Mesure de la variation du contenu en eau dans un sol gelé.
Transport Canada, Cold Regions Geomorphology and Geotechnical Laboratory (Geocryolab), University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 62 p. | 2014
D Fortier, M Verpaelst, M Sliger, S Veuille, A Prince, S Charbonneau.

 

Contact info:  antoine.prince1805@gmail.com