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AFFILIATIONS

Society of International Limnologist

Canadian Association on Water Quality

AWARDS / EDUCATION

Ph.D. UV effects on primary production in Lake Erie, University of Waterloo, 2000

M.Sc. Contamination of Arctic charr in the eastern canadian arctic, Université du Québec à Rimouski, 1996

B.Sc. Marine Biology, McGill University

 

Véronique P. Hiriart-Baer

Research Scientist - Algal physiology and nutrient dynamics

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Conducting research on nutrient dynamics, algal ecological response and ecosystem variability for the rehabitilation and conservation of water quality

  • Nutrient dynamics: understanding their sources and sinks in aquatic ecosystems using stable isotopes and spectrofluorometry
  • Algal ecology and physiology: understanding the response of the algal community to dynamic environmental conditions
  • Ecosystem spatial and temporal variability: understanding the response of aquatic ecosystems to remediation activities

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS

Program Chair, Canadian Assocaiation for Water Quality Central Symposium of Water Quality Research

Peer-review of research grants and scientific journals

Scientific lead for Environment Canada Aquatic Ecosystem Management Research Lake Simcoe research initiative

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Hiriart-Baer, V.P., T.J. Arciszewski, S.Y. Malkin, S.J. Guildford and R.E. Hecky. 2008. Use of pulse amplitude modulated fluorescence to assess the physiological status of Cladophora sp. along a gradient of water quality. Journal of Phycology. 44(6):(in press).

Hiriart-Baer, V.P., N. Diep and R.E.H. Smith. 2008. Dissolved organic matter in the Great Lakes: Role and nature of allochthonous material. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 34:383-394.

Higgins, S.N., S.Y. Malkin, E.T. Howell, S.J. Guildford, L. Campbell, V.P. Hiriart-Baer and R.E. Hecky. 2008. An Ecological Review of Cladophora glomerata (Chlorophyta) in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Journal of Phycology. 44(4):839-854.

Hiriart-Baer, V.P. and R.E.H. Smith. 2005. The effect of ultraviolet radiation on freshwater planktonic primary production: The role of recovery and mixing processes. Limnology and Oceanography. 50(5):1352-1361.

Smith, R.E.H., V.P. Hiriart-Baer, S.N. Higgins, S.J. Guildford and M.N. Charlton. 2005. Planktonic primary production in the offshore waters of dreissenid-infested Lake Erie in 1997. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 31(sup.2):50-62.

Hiriart-Baer, V.P. and R.E.H. Smith. 2004. Models for UVR-dependent photoinhibition of Lake Erie phytoplankton. Limnology and Oceanography. 49(1):202-214.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

Ecology
     Algae
          Algal ecology
          Physiology
     Aquatic Ecosystems
          Effects
Nature & Wildlife
     Ecosystems & Habitats
          Great Lakes-St. Lawrence
Water
     Nutrients