Leia Lafrance

MSc student


For my research project, I am studying the biogeochemical cycles of mercury (Hg) and carbon (C) throughout the seasons in the forested watershed of Lac Croche at the Station de Biologie des Laurentides. More specifically, I am interested in the temporal transport and transformation of Hg in the environment at the interface of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. This project is part of a broader initiative aimed at understanding the impact of climate change on the C and contaminant cycles, such as Hg. My research interests are primarily in limnology and ecotoxicology, with a focus on water quality and its preservation.